To view program settings press F8 or choose this option from main menu.
Which windows should be viewed?
Users can choose the type of graphics. This option can changethe appearance of the main
framework. It will also change the colors and shape of the helping keyboard, helping
hands, copying text and statistics. Typing tutorial also offers graphics for
Four switch options are available which simply show or hide windows inside the
main framework. One option is to have only the text for copying and no other
The last option switches between colored and standard keyboard appearance. Colored
version defines for each key and for each finger a correct color which can be
also used for each character.
Teaching method using colors is described here.
Choose font and colors for text
This dialog contains a sample view where you can see the current font and color
settings. You can select font, size of font, text colors, background color and
If you enable "Color fingering", then a different color or shade is used for
each character depending on which hand and finger is being used. In the case
that one character is typed as a sequence of several keystrokes, then only one
dominant color is used. For example if users copy the character "R", then
SHIFT+"r" combination is used. The dominant key is "r", therefore users can see color
of the left index finger.
Teaching method with colors is described here.
Select sounds for correct stroke and error stroke
When the user makes a mistake, then it is useful to be informed about this
error. There is a standard graphic view for each error and this dialog also
offers sound notifications. The type and volume can be set for this error
stroke. "Disable all sounds" cancels all sound completely.
It is important to start learning along with a key stroke rhythm. A usual
problem is that beginners speed up and slow down when typing and this causes
mistakes. Metronome helps to keep rhythm during text copying. User can choose
type of sound and speed of metronome. Default settings is using metronome speed
which is calculated from lesson speed limit. It is set to 120% of lesson speed
limit, because mistakes usually slow down typing and there should be a reserve
to reach speed limit.
If an 120% option is not selected, then the bottom slider can be used to define any
Editor response in case of error or inactivity
The editors response to typing errors can be different. The default settings doesn't allow
groups of errors, therefore users cannot make more then one error in that moment.
Groups of errors can appear if a user forgets to type the first character of a word,
and continues with text copying. All the next characters are wrong, because these
are in the wrong position. Group of errors can be created usually when user is
using higher typing speed.
The next practical option is to force user to use the Backspace key after each
mistake ("Student has to correct last error by use of Backspace"). This option
should be used for last typing lessons when there are already used enough
characters. Backspace can be used any time during typing lesson. Use of
the Backspace key doesn't change number of errors. It is always counted without
dependency on user error correction.
Program Typing tutorial offers an option for an automatic interruption timer.
Pause is automatically activated when there is no key stroke for 5 seconds.
This option can be disabled also in this dialog.
The timer is also interrupted when users switch to another application. If Typing
tutorial loses focus for the main window, then it stores the last timer value and when
users return to Typing tutorial focus, then timer continues with last known