This option specifies how the Fatbits window will automatically move in response to mouse movement. The settings are:
- No relocation - the window will not automatically move.
- Avoid mouse, return when possible - the window will move from its home position to avoid the mouse pointer. It will move horizontally or vertically the minimum amount needed to allow inspection of the pixels under the Fatbits window. When the mouse is no longer over its home position, the window will return.
- Avoid mouse, return when necessary - the window will move from its home position to avoid the mouse pointer. It will move horizontally or vertically the maximum amount possible while remaining on the same monitor. The window will stay there until it is forced to move back in order to avoid the mouse.
- Attach Fatbits to mouse - the window will follow the mouse pointer around the screen.
Normally Fatbits will only update its window when there is keyboard or mouse activity. You can force Fatbits to update its window periodically by checking the "Enable periodic refresh" button. The frequency of refresh can also be set, but care should be used as higher frequencies will use more of your CPU. This frequency is also the refresh rate that will be used in Locked Mode.
Location of mouse hotspot
This option specifies the location of the mouse hotspot in the Fatbits window. The choices are one of the four corners, the four sides, the center, or "Framed". When "Framed", the hotspot has some freedom of movement within the window in order to reduce jitter and aid in accessibility.
Accessibility options in menu
When checked, the menu commands "Move", "Size", and "Accessibility..." are included in the Fatbits menu, and low magnifications are included in the magnification menu.
Display color values in hexadecimal
When checked, the RGB color value of the pixel under the mouse pointer (see the "Position" menu command) will be displayed in hexadecimal instead of decimal.
When checked, Fatbits will use an off-screen bitmap for drawing to avoid flicker, but at a cost of slower drawing.
When it can, Fatbits will perform a direct screen-to-screen magnification (using the Windows call StretchBlt) for the fastest possible speed. This is an unusual operation and some video drivers have not been adequately tested for it. If you have trouble with Fatbits, try checking this option to keep Fatbits from using StretchBlt. If you can't get to the Options dialog because Fatbits won't even start, you can start Fatbits in safe mode with the command-line option "Safe" (without the quotes).
Show splash screen on startup
When checked, Fatbits will display a startup window for 15 seconds after it is run. This option can be changed with registered versions of Fatbits.
OK and Apply
When you press "Apply", Fatbits will immediately use the options you have chosen. When you press "OK", your choices will also be saved in the registry.