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Display

Group caption
It is a short caption that will show up as a menu item in the submenu View of the main menu. This will enable the user to filter lines displayed by Log Viewer.

Color
It is a color that will be used to paint log lines that belong the the relevant display group. All other lines are painted in black.

Sound alert
It is the sound that will be played if the log content is updated with a line that belongs the relevant group.

Log lines containing
One or more strings (one per line) that determine to which display group a log line belongs. It is possible to specify only a substring of the line. And the strings are case-sensitive.

Last entries at to of list
If checked the order of the log lines is reversed. The last items added to a log are displayed at the top of the list.

Main window always on top
If checked the main window of Log Viewer always overlaps the other windows on the Desktop, regardless the focus.

Automated Open & Close

From folder
It is the folder where Log Viewer searches for log files when the automated opening and closing of log files is on.

If file name matches one of the date masks
Very often the names of log files contain the date when they were created. If this option is checked and automated opening and closing of log files is on, then Log Viewer will keep open files if their names match the current date, and will close all the others. Specify one or more format masks.

If file name matches one of the wildcards masks
If this option is checked and automated opening and closing of log files is on, then Log Viewer will keep open files if their names match the specified wildcards, and will close all the others. Specify one or more format masks.

Only if file date/time matches the current date
If this option is checked and the automated opening and closing of log files is on, then Log Viewer will open log files only if their date/time stamp matches the current date. In other words, it will keep open files that were created or modified today, and will close files that are from yesterday or older.

Advanced

View Updating
If Only when date/time stamp of log file changes is selected then Log Viewer checks the log file each half a second and if the date/time stamp of the log file changes it reads the part of the file that is new. If the size of the file is the same, the file is not read. If the current file size is lower (the file seems to be shortened, or rewritten) the whole log file is reloaded.
If Update each... is selected then Log Viewer checks the size of the log file in the specified time intervals, regardless its date/time. If the file grew it reads the part of the file that is new. If the size of the file is the same, the file is not read. If the current file size is lower (the file seems to be shortened, or rewritten) the whole log file is reloaded.

Display Log Content
If All lines of the log is selected (default), Log Viewer displays all the lines of the log file. The user can browse the older entries.
If Only lines that were added since the log was opened displays only new lines in the log. This way the whole content of the log doesn't have to be loaded into the listbox and therefore it is much faster with extremely large log files.

Font
The combo box Face enables to select a desired font for displaying the log lines. By default Arial font is used, however, for some kind of logs an equidistant font, such as Curier New, can be more appropriate. The combo box Size enables to select a font size for displaying the log lines. For example it is possible to select an extremely big font if there is a need to watch the monitor from a distance.

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