The Slide Show Utility allows you to instantly create a slide show of all graphic files within a selected directory. Once activated, the Slide Show will be presented full screen with numerous options for speed, background color and more.
To activate this function, you first must select a directory/folder or subdirectory/folder which contains recognized graphic files in the File Manager windows. Once the directory/subdirectory is selected, all the contained graphic files should appear in the right File Manager window.
To activate the Slide Show, go to the Tools - Slide Show menu option. Once clicked, a dialog box will appear allowing you to specify specific file types or names to be included in the Slide Show with the default being all graphic files. Once selected, the slide show will appear full screen. You may right-click anywhere on the main screen to change several options and navigate through the selected directory as shown above.
Slide Show ToolBar: By default, the Slide Show Toolbar will appear at the bottom left of the screen allowing you to quickly navigate through the graphics. All UE toolbars have mouse-over pop-up labels. The order of the buttons in this toolbar are Play, Pause, Stop, First, Previous, Next, and Last. The name of the current graphic being displayed will be shown to the right of the Toolbar.
Right-click Options: Right-clicking anywhere on the main screen will activate the right-click menu which allows you to change many options and navigate through the Slide Show. Many of the available options have keyboard shortcuts which are shown next to the option. For example, you may use the keyboard Spacebar to toggle the Toolbar on and off. The "C" key will activate the color selector allowing you to change background colors for the Slide Show and so on.
File Name: The top of the right-click menu will show the file name of the current file being displayed. Clicking on this file name will return you to the UE main screen and auto-launch that file in the Graphic Viewer/Editor window. However, the Slide Show will remain open just below the bottom of the main UE screen allowing you to quickly return to the Slide Show and repeat the above with additional graphics.
Play List: Clicking on the Play List option will launch a new dialog box showing all the graphics currently included in the Show. This dialog box allows you to add, remove or modify the position of included graphics. You may also save the file list as a standard text file and open previously created Play Lists to run in the Slide Show.
Add: Click this button to add additional files to the playlist - these files can be located anywhere on your system or accessable network.
Remove: Select one or more files from the current play list and click this button to remove those files.
Remove All: This button will remove all files from the current play list.
Load from File: This will allow you to open and load a previously saved play list.
Save to File: Used to save the current playlist as a standard text file.
Move Up/Down: Select one or more files and use these buttons to move them up or down in the play list.
Close: This will close the play list dialog box.
Timed Slide Show: Use the "T" key to toggle this off and on. When selected, each graphic in the play list will appear on the screen for the number of seconds set in the Timer Value.
Timer Value: Controls the number of seconds each grapic is displayed. To adjust this value, click on the Timer Value line in the right-click menu and adjust the number is the resulting dialog box.
First, Previous, Next and Last Image: You can click on these lines to go to the corresponding image in the Slide Show or use the associated keyboard shortcuts.
Fit to Screen: Clicking on this option will expand the displayed graphics to fill the screen horizontally.
Change Background: This useful option allows you to choose any desired color as the background for the Slide Show. You can click on this line in the right-click options or use the "C" key. Either will present the Window's Color Picker allowing you to select any color supported by your system. This is useful when viewing graphics that will appear on a specific web page background color for instance.
Print: This will send the currently displayed graphic to your printer.
Show Toolbar: Selected by default when the Slide Show is launched - this option toggles the toolbar off and on or you may use the Spacebar during the Slide Show to do the same.
Switch to Main Window: This will switch you back to the main UE window while leaving the Slide Show open in the background. The bottom portion of the Slide Show will show under the main UE window so you can quickly return to it.
Close Show: Clicking this line will close the current Slide Show.