settings

This allows customisation of the Game Library App, including changing the fields used/displayed
Settings are grouped together:


Theme


Select Theme

Selects which theme to use; the choices are light or dark, the default is light:

light theme       dark theme


Interface


Date Format

Changes the display of dates in the screens
select date format


Tag Icons

Display icons for the tag fields in all screens


Count Played not owned

Played Games that are not owned, are not included when filtering or counted on the shelf screen


Individual Shelf Options

Each shelf uses it's own individual sort order and display settings on the Games Screen


Assign List Fields

Changes which fields are show in the list views, see the Assign Fields Screen


assign fields

Hide "Unshelved" shelf

Hide the unshelved shelf, when it has no Games, on the shelf screen


Hide Shelf Totals

Hide the second row totals for each shelf on the shelf screen


Exclude Wanted from Total

Items that are 'Wanted' do not count towards to the total number of Games for a shelf


Totals Location

Choose where the total Games number is displayed for each shelf on the shelf screen
total location


"Total" field for shelf screen

Select the field that is shown as an overall total on the shelf screen
This can also be changed by pressing on the total on the screen


Large Description field

Use a larger edit box for description in the Edit Details Screen


Sequence Leading Zeros

Change the number of padding zeros displayed for the sequence number on the Edit Details Screen
digits


Edit Field Order

Changes the order of the edit fields, drag the fields up/down into the order wanted
Note that the image, main dates, color, sequence and rating are all included as the image area


change field order

Reset Edit Field Order

Resets the field order used in the edit screen to the app defaults


Second Quicklist

Hides or Shows the second quicklist on the home screen


First Startup Screen

Changes which screen is first shown when the app is started

auto start options


Interaction Options


Keep Screen On

When selected, keeps the phone screen on whilst the app is in use


Password

Sets a start-up password for the app, see Password Protection

type password for more info


Show Old Style Action Bar

Hides or shows the old style action on the screens


Compressed Edit View

Hides all empty fields in the Edit Details Screen


Number Inputs

Controls how number input dialogs are controlled
Enabling this uses the more restrictive type of inputs, which, on devices that support it, enables numbers to be input in preference to letters
Disable this setting if you cannot switch to letters when inputting numbers (in series numbers, sequence etc)


Use any File Manager

Allows more file manager apps to be used to locate for files during import
This is required for some file managers to be detected (eg Astro)
Note you may see apps that are not true file managers with this selected


Clean Text Options


Capitalize Title

Capitalizes every word in the title

Takes effect with next lookup or save


Uppercase Title

Uppercase the title

Takes effect with next lookup or save


Remove Title Words

This removes fixed words from the start and end of the title, the words are 'the, an ,a'

Takes effect with next lookup or save


Capitilize Series

Capitalises every word in the series

Takes effect with next lookup or save


Ignore Series Text

This clears the series text when the entire text matches one of the words specified

you can define as many words as you want, separate each with a comma

Takes effect with next lookup or save


Remove Non-Alpha Characters

This will remove extra non alpha chars from the start and end of the main fields (includning title and series)

Takes effect with next lookup or save


Apply Clean Text

This immediately applies all clean options to all Games

You will be asked to confirm the action as it is not reversible


Fields


Compressed Edit View

Hides all empty fields in the Edit Details Screen


Advanced Fields

Opens the Advanced Fields Screen for adjusting individual fields

including adding or deleting custom fields


Clean Lookup Values

Removes all values from all looukp lists that are not currently used for any Game

Use the Edit List Values option on the Advanced Field Settings to manage lists indivdually


Set "Owned" Field

Automatically set the 'Owned' Field, for new Games


Set "Played" Field

Automatically set the 'Played' Field, for new Games


Set "Wanted" Field

Automatically set the 'Wanted' Field, for new Games


Update "Date Played"

Automatically update the Date 'Played' Field, when the tag is set and saved


Set Default "Format"

You can type a format than will be used to automatically set the 'Format' field for new Games


Image Options


Images in Lists

This allows images to be seen in the list


List View Grid Size

Changes the size of the Games in the grid view
select grid size


Larger Images

Try to download larger image files where available


Expand Edit Image

For (very) small images, expand to fit in the Edit Details Screen


Always Keep Images

Keeps an image, even when the Game is deleted


Images in Gallery

Alters if the Gallery Viewer can see images, refer to the Images Page for more info


Sync with Gallery

Syncs the images folder with the phones gallery


Delete Unused Images

Deletes immediately image files that do not link to a Game


Scanning Options


Barcode Scanner

Allows you to select which barcode scanner is used:
select scanner dialog
select inbuilt scanner (new)
select inbuilt scanner (old)
select inbuilt scanner (macro)
select zxing scanner
select pic2shop scanner
select phone dialog


Existing Barcodes

Changes how existing codes are handled when scanning in new Games
existing codes


Force Autofocus Interval

Changes the autofocus interval for the built-in scanner
Change this on phones which are having trouble focusing
autofocus


UPC only

This will only accept a valid UPC (not ISBN) during Scanning

If an invalid code is scanned, you will be prompted to re-scan


Keep Leading Zero

Includes the extra leading zero in the scanned code
Use this if you are regularly losing the zero from the barcodes


Copy to Clipboard

Copies each scanned code to the clipboard for future use


Search Options


Search By Title

When set compatible Lookups will use also attempt a match by title

Note this can sometimes lead to incorrect lookups


Longer auto search Delay

This alters the delay when typing before an automatic search is started on the Search Screen


Tick this if you find that automatic searches are being started too quickly/frequently


Search Order

Change the order (regions) of the sources, sources will be checked in the order specified

search order screen

Drag the regions up/down using the left hand side drag icon
You must tick a source to use it to lookup information
regions below "All" (if enabled) are disabled as "All" already includes them (in their default order)


Connectivity Options


Off When Roaming

Do not make any data connections of any type when roaming


Single Search Connectivity

For updates to a single Game
(lookup info, download image, upload to db etc)
connection level


Bulk Search Connectivity

For updates to many Games
(lookup missing info, download missing images, find images, search by title etc)
connection level


Background Search Connectivity

For updates that occur in the background (eg after a scan)
connection level


Device Connect Options


Longer Timeout

Allow more time for the devices to respond to each other
when scanning for other devices and when transferring data during Connect Devices actions


Wifi only

Only connect using Network/WiFi for Connect Devices


Connect to any Library App

Scans for any type of library/shelf app during a Connect Devices scan
This only applies to network/wifi scanning and will cause the scan to take longer


Bluetooth Discovery

Scans for new blueooth devices during a Connect Devices scan


App Settings


Advanced Key

You can enter an Advanced Key
The same key can be used for all library apps


Online App Info

Opens these pages in the browser, starting with the Downloads page


App Updates

Checks to see if there are any updates for the app


Log To File

When set, writes a log file to the sd card for help with investigating problems
This is always reset when the app is restarted


App Language


Current Language

Select the current language used in the app
select lang


Check for Updates

Connect to the central server to check for new languages or updates to language packs


Help Update Languages

Open the website to help update language entries


Language Packs

Download the latest language pack for the selected language
Available to download


Backup & Restore


Full Backup to Storage

Backup both settings and data to the SD card


Backup Settings

Backup just settings to the SD card


Backup Data

Backup just data to the SD card


Backup Location

Change where on the SD card backups are saved/restored
backup location choices
The default path is the always /gameshelf/backups
The folder chosen should not be used for any other shelf app backups - use a different folder for each shelf app
You can type the path or select it with a file manager app


Enable Fast Restore

Speeds up a restore by using more memory
untick if you have any restore errors


Restore All

Restores settings then data
All settings and data will be overwritten
You will be prompted to select a restore file, if you have more than one backup
restore select file
this can take a while for a lot of Games, please wait until it finishes
restore running


Restore Settings

Restores just settings
All current settings will be completely overwritten, please review after restore
You will be prompted to select a restore file, if you have more than one backup


Restore Data

Restores just data
Restore of data will replace all exisiting data, images will not be deleted
You will be prompted to select a restore file, if you have more than one backup


Auto Backup Interval

Perform backups automatically, at the selected interval
You will get a notification message when the backup occurs
backup interval
The time of the backup may vary, to avoid unnecessary use of the battery/waking of the phone
If your automatic backups stop (force close, sd card unloaded etc), start the app and they will resume


Backup Files To Keep

Keep this number of historic backups
This applies to both manual and automatic backups


Backup Notification

If a notification is to be displayed when an automatic backup happens


Data Reset


Storage Path

This can change the location of the sd card root used for images, backups, exports etc.
Enter a new location:
enter sd card path
The new location will be tested to ensure it can be written to.
Then all the files will be moved from the current location to the new path


App Folder Name

This can change the folder of the sd card root used for images, backups, exports etc.
Enter a new folder:
enter sd card folder
You can move the files or just update the folder without moving anything on the sd card
confirm sd card folder
The new location will be tested to ensure it can be written to.
Then all the files will be moved from the current location to the new folder


Delete All Images

This will delete all image files from storage
images from the web can be re-downloaded using the Download All Images menu option
images from the camera or gallery will be lost completely


Delete All Games

Deletes all Games
All settings, list values (including shelf names) and image files will be kept


Reset Settings

Resets all settings to their default values
custom fields will be lost (and therefore that data is no longer accessible)
Games, images and list values (including shelf names) will be kept


Delete All Data

This will delete ALL data
all list values, including shelf names, will be lost
settings and image files will be kept


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