The setup page allows you to modify the behavior of the program.
Horizontal grid lines:
Shows light grey horizontal lines on the main grid display between each row.
Vertical grid lines:
Shows light grey vertical lines on the main grid display between each column.
Alternate background colors:
Alternates a light blue and white background colour for each row. This makes large sections of similar data easier to read. If you have highlights enabled, they will override the alternating background colour.
Increases the amount of white space between each row. Setting this option to +5 pixels will add an extra 5 pixels of white space per row. This can be used to make the text easier to read.
Increases the amount of white space shown after the text in each column. In most cases the columns are auto sized correctly and all the text can be seen. If you find your text is being truncated in each column, increase this value. This can be used to make the text easier to read.
Allows you to choose which font is used to display the text in the main grid display. Tahoma, Verdana or Arial are easy to read. Choosing the System font will use the default font for your operating system.
Allows you to choose the size of the font on the main grid display. Choosing a size of 0 will use the default font size for your operating system. It is recommended you use a font size of between 9 and 12 points for clear viewing.
Bold and Italic:
This sets the default text emphasis. If you have highlights enabled, they will override the bold and italic settings for the default text.
Always on top of other windows:
This keeps the main window on top of all other windows and therefore visible at all times.
Read files less than [nnn] MB into memory:
This options causes the entire file contents to be read into memory when the file is opened. This speeds up the searching, filtering and exporting functions at the expense of a slower initial loading time. The size you choose will depend on your system memory, disk speed and processor speed. Somewhere between 50MB and 200MB will work well on most systems.
Size of history:
This setting only applies when tailing a log file with a filter applied. The last [nnn] rows can be kept in the display so you can scroll back and see historic matches.
Scan last [nn] MB of file for matches:
This setting only applies when tailing a log file with a filter applied. The last [nn] MB of the file are scanned for matches and added to the historic display. If this setting is not enabled, the display will initially be blank until new matching records arrive.
Automatically tail files when opened:
When this setting is checked, the file will automatically be tailed as soon as it is opened. You can stop the file tailing by pressing the tail button in the toolbar.