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Miscellaneous Options

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The Miscellaneous tab of the Options dialog configures miscellaneous settings.

 

Allow opening multiple instances: If checked, multiple instances of Ultra Recall can be started.  If unchecked, only one instance can be started, and the running instance will be activated when run a second time.

 

Notes:

A second instance will be opened only when running Ultra Recall via its shortcut (without command-line parameters) or by using the /newinstance command-line parameter.  By default, importing from external applications or specifying other command-line flags will occur in the most recently active instance.
This allows the same or different databases to be opened in separate top-level windows.
Additions, updates, and deletions to the same database will not be visible in other instances until refreshed (Tree | Refresh All on the menu or Shift+F5).
Nothing prevents the same info item from being modified in each instance, and the last edit wins.
Global hotkeys will apply to the first instance only.
Pane customizations for the last exited instance will take effect for all future instances.

 

Display selected item title in window title bar: If checked, the selected item's title is shown in the window title bar.  If this option is checked, the database filename is not displayed in the window title bar.

 

Display full path of database file: If checked, the full path of the database file is shown in the window title bar, Window menu, and Database toolbar.

 

Select My Data item when opening new tab: If checked, the root My Data item will be selected in the Data Explorer pane when opening a new tab.  If unchecked, the selection will not be changed.

 

Go to blank page when opening new tab: If checked, a blank page will be loaded when opening a new tab.

 

Item command-line format: Determines the command-line syntax used when copying the selected item's shortcut to the clipboard via the Item | Copy Item Command-Line menu item or keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+I).  The available variables are:

%UR%: Expands to the Ultra Recall executable filename.

%URX%: Expands to the full path+filename of the Ultra Recall executable (including quotes if necessary).

%DB%: Expands to the full path+filename of the current Ultra Recall Info Database (including quotes if necessary).

%DB_URL%: Expands to the URL form of the current database path+filename.

%ITEM%: Expands to the item ID Attribute of the selected Ultra Recall Info Item.

%ITEM_PATH%: Expands to the full lineage of item ID Attributes (item ID of item, its parent, grandparent, etc.) for the selected Ultra Recall Info Item.

%ANCHOR%: Expands to the cursor position for the selected Ultra Recall Info Item (Text and derived items only).

 

Ultra Recall supports a command-line or URL syntax:

To use the URL syntax, enter a command-line format of ur://%DB_URL%?item=%ITEM_PATH%&pos=%ANCHOR%
To use the command-line syntax, enter a command-line format of %UR% %DB% /item %ITEM%

 

Insert date/time as: Determines the format used for the date and/or time when inserting via the Edit | Insert Date+Time and Item | Rename To | Date+Time menu items or keyboard shortcuts and when formatting a custom item title based on a date attribute.

 

Note: If Custom is selected (available in Professional edition only), a custom format must be entered or selected in the following field, and the following formatting codes are available (all other text will be treated as literal text):

 

%a

Abbreviated weekday name

%A

Full weekday name

%B

Full month name

%c

Date and time representation appropriate for locale

%d

Day of month as decimal number (01-31)

%H

Hour in 24-hour format (00-23)

%I

Hour in 12-hour format (01-12)

%j

Day of year as decimal number (001-366)

%m

Month as decimal number (01-12)

%M

Minute as decimal number (00-59)

%p

Current locale's AM/PM indicator for 12-hour clock

%S

Second as decimal number (00-59)

%U

Week of year as decimal number, with Sunday as first day of week (00-53)

%w

Weekday as decimal number (0-6; Sunday is 0)

%W

Week of year as decimal number, with Monday as first day of week (00-53)

%x

Date representation for current locale

%X

Time representation for current locale

%y

Year without century, as decimal number (00-99)

%Y

Year with century, as decimal number

%z, %Z

Either the time zone name or time zone abbreviation, depending on registry settings; no characters if time zone is unknown

%%

Percent sign

%#c

Long date and time representation, appropriate for current locale. For example: "Tuesday, March 14, 1995, 12:41:29"

%#x

Long date representation, appropriate to current locale. For example: "Tuesday, March 14, 1995"

%#d, %#H, %#I, %#j, %#m, %#M, %#S, %#U, %#w, %#W, %#y, %#Y

Remove leading zeros (if any)

 

Check for updates every x months: Specifies how often to check for application updates (enter 0 to disable update checking).  If enabled, Ultra Recall will check for updates at startup every # months specified (launching the update check in the default browser).