The Operations Caddy
The Operations Caddy is a toolbox for frequently used operations. FX's toolbar is extensive, and while the chapter/verse organization allows you to get to each operator reasonably fast, it can still be a chore to hop back and forth.
The operations caddy is designed to alleviate this issue. By dragging operations from the toolbar to the main FX backdrop window (or into the caddy window, if it is already open), you can create a custom toolkit that suits your needs at any time. You can control the number of tools available in the caddy by selecting the "Configure Op Caddy" command from the operations menu. You can drag tools around inside the caddy to re-organize them. You can save caddies for later use.
Using the Op Caddy
Creating an Op Caddy
The Op Caddy will open the first time you drag a toolbar operator to the main FX backdrop window. Or, you can open it using the "Op Caddy on/off" command in the OPERATIONS menu.
Adding Operators to the Caddy
Just drag operators from the toolbar to the Caddy window, or to FX's backdrop window.
Re-organizing Caddy Operators
You can drag operators around in the Caddy. If you drag an operator over another operator towards the end of the Caddy, the operator will move after the operator you point to.
If you drag an operator over another operator further towards the top of the caddy, the operator will move before the operator you point to.
Re-Configuring the Caddy
You can set the Caddy to any size from 1x1 to 8x8. To do this, select the "Configure Op Caddy" command from the OPERATIONS menu.
If you drag operators to a Caddy that is full, they will be added beyond the Caddy end. You won't be able to get at them unless you re-configure the Caddy to have more spaces.
For instance, if you have a 3x3 Caddy, that has space for nine operators. Let's imagine it has operators in all nine positions; now you drag in another operator. That operator is in there, but it will only become visible if you reconfigure the Caddy to 2x5 (space for 10 operators) or any other size that is larger than 9.
Deleting Operators from the Caddy
Drag the operator you want to delete out of the Caddy and release it over the main FX backdrop window.
Identifying Operators in the Caddy
Since the Caddy does not display a text legend for the Operator ICONs, it is possible you will forget what an ICON means. In this case, hover the mouse pointer over the ICON and observe the Staus Bar. The operator will be identified there.
You can save any Caddy by selecting the "Save Op Caddy" command in the OPERATIONS menu.
You can load any previously saved Caddy by selecting the "Load Op Caddy" command in the OPERATIONS menu.
Making a Caddy Open on Program Start
When you save a Caddy, WinImages F/x reloads it automatically when it starts. If you leave it open, WinImages F/x will also remember that. So the trick is, save the Caddy to a named file using the "Save Op Caddy" command in the OPERATIONS menu, leave it open, and quit WinImages F/x. Once you have done this, the Caddy will be loaded and will open automatically.
If you do not leave the Caddy open, WinImages F/x will still reload it on start, but you'll have to open it manually using the "Op Caddy on/off" command in the OPERATIONS menu, or else drag a tool to the backdrop window.
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