Main Window

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The main windows is the central access point for all of the information and features within Always Watching!

 

MainDlg

 

The menus and controls in this window will help you to configure Always Watching! exactly the way that it will work best for you.

 

Menus

The File Menu contains four items:

New Watch Item will create a new watch item, which points to the folder you wish to monitor. In this example, there is a watch item called Stuff. This menu item has the same effect as clicking the "Add" button.
Hide to Tray will minimize the Always Watching! main window to the system tray. Its icon will appear there, next to the system time. This menu item has the same effect as clicking the "Hide" button.
Program Options sets options for notification delivery, such as netsend and outgoing mail. The Program Options dialog will display automatically the first time you run Always Watching! For more information on program options, please read the Options Dialog section.
Exit Always Watching! Exists the program completely, closing down the main screen and shutting down Always Watching!

 

The Watch Grid

The watch grid shows information about your watches at a quick glance. The Watch Nickname, Notification Type and Last Notified Date/Time are displayed and updated in real-time. Selecting an item in the grid will allow you to click either the "Edit" or "Delete" buttons to edit a Watch Item or permanantly remove a Watch Item. Clicking on the square checkbox area or double clicking on the Watch Item will enable/disable that Watch Item. A Watch Item will not report changes while it is disabled.

 

The Add/Edit/Remove Buttons

Clicking the "Add" button will open the Add/Edit Watch Item dialog to add a new Watch Item or edit an existing item. Selecting an item and clicking "Edit" will also open the Add/Edit Watch Item containing your Watch Item for editing. See the Add/Edit Watch Item section for full instructions on adding or removing Watch Items.

 

The Hide Button

The "Hide" button will minimize the Always Watching! main window to the system tray. Its icon will appear there, next to the system time. This button item has the same effect as clicking the "Hide to Tray" menu item.

 

The Close Button

The Close button will exit Always Watching!, stopping all notifications. To continue running Always Watching! and to continue receiving Watch Notifications, click the "Hide" button or choose "Hide to Tray" from the File menu.  If you click the "X" in the upper right hand corner of the window, you will be asked if you want to close Always Watching! or hide it to the tray.  This helps prevent the occasional accidental closing of the application.