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UltraScan Configuration:

There are a number of parameters that can be set to customize UltraScan III according to personal preferences. The configuration panel is accessed from the main menu under the Edit menu:

Main UltraScan

If you start UltraScan for the first time, the configuration settings will be set to the UltraScan default settings. After starting the configuration panel, you can edit the items in the list or click on the respective pushbutton for the file selection window to select your preferred web browser or set data paths. When a path is required, select the desired directory name. For the browser, select a filename:

Configuration Window
  • WWW Browser: This is the path to the executable of your html browser. If your preferred browser (for example, firefox) is in your search path, the single word 'firefox' will suffice here, otherwise enter the complete path.
  • Data Directory: The root path where your XL-A/I saves aquired data.
  • Result Directory: The location where all result files from your analyses are stored.
  • HTML Reports: The top level directory where all html reports are stored.
  • Archive Directory: The location of your data archives.
  • Temporary Directory: The location where UltraScan should place temporary files.
  • Temperature Tolerance: The minimum temperature difference throughout a velocity run that will cause a temperature check warning. 0.5 degrees is a good number to use.
  • Beckman Time Bug Correction: Certain versions of the Beckman Data Acquisition software record the timestamps for the datafiles incorrectly. Turning this flag on will compensate for this error. The UltraScan data editing module will automatically alert you if you need to turn this feature on. The default setting is "off".
  • Color Preferences: Click on the Change button if you want to load or define a different color scheme.
  • Font Preferences: Click on the Change button if you want to set a new default font for all of UltraScan's applications.
  • Database Preferences: Click on the Change button if you want to set the database username, password, database name and server host name.
  • Master Password: Click on the Change button to set or reset your personal UltraScan passord. Be sure to remember the password. If it is lost, you will need to reset all saved database information in the Database Preferences panel.
  • Advanced Settings: Click on the Change button to set advanced settings related to debug, advanced level, and number of threads.

Once all settings are correct, click on Save to make your settings permanent.

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