DisplaySettings
Expanding - World Inventions

Skin

Different themes for your timeline.

Size

Different zoom levels for the entire user interface rather than just the timeline.

Scrolling

  • Do not constrain scrolling – Scrolling left and right is unlimited and unbounded
  • Bounce once at first/last event, then continue – Scrolling left and right will stop at the first and last events, but still allows the ability to continue
  • Restrict scrolling to first/last event – Scrolling can be done up until the first and last event.

Layout

  • Use minimum space possible
    • Events will be displayed at the top-most vertical space that will fit them.
    • This uses the least space, but events are interleaved and related events may be separated vertically by others
    • Event positions are inconsistent when zooming (they are likely to shuffle around to very different vertical locations when you change the zoom)
  • Cascade unbroken groups from top
    • Each event will be displayed underneath the previous one, until there is enough room to return to the top and have all later events displayed in an unbroken chain.
    • This avoids interleaving events, and uses much less space than the last option (but more than the first)
    • Event positions are inconsistent when zooming (they are likely to shuffle around to very different vertical locations when you change the zoom)
  • Only return to top when clear of all previous
    • Each event will be displayed underneath the previous one, until an event’s start position is further right than the right-most edge of all previous events.
    • This is more stable and consistent when zooming (events won’t jump around so much), but can create very long chains (and a lot of vertical height) for large timelines.

Options

  • Show event IDs on timeline  – The event ID is shown on individual events:

show event ID

  • Show event dates – The date of the event is shown on individual events:

show event date

  • Indicate Today – shows a vertical line on the timeline that marks the current date. This line will update in realtime.

Display Contents

These items are the layout template of you expanded events. You can drag in and out different properties of your events. To add and remove items, drag-in and drag-out respectively. To move items, drag an item on to another to swap positions.

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