Selecting the "Preferences..." item from the "Edit" menu opens a dialog
where you can change several settings of jVLT.
In the "Appearance" tab the following settings can be made:
Note that changing any of the above settings requires to restart the
Look and feel:
The look and feel determines the general appearance of the application.
How many look and feels are available depends on the operating system.
User interface font:
The user interface font is used for all components except for the
detailed view of words and examples and the components for which the
font is set via the two following settings.
Note that adjusting this font is only possible if the "Metal"
look and feel is used.
Original input field font, Original table column
Pronunciation input field font, Pronunciation table column
This font is used for the HTML areas in the Vocabulary, Examples, and
Font of the "Original" field:
This setting determines the font of
the "Original" field in the
Font of the "Pronunciation" field:
You can also select the font for displaying the pronunciation
in the detailed view.
This setting determines the language of the application's strings.
Fields shown in the HTML area:
Here you can select which fields are shown in the
of the vocabulary tab.
In the "General" tab you can currently make the following settings:
Restore previously open file on startup:
If you select this checkbox, jVLT remembers which file you worked on
during your last session and loads it on the next startup.
By pressing on the font button, you can change the font used for
The expiration time determines when a word becomes active again after a
quiz (see the quiz section). There are three
settings to modify the expiration time:
In this tab, you can adjust how multimedia files specified in the
word dialog are handled by jVLT.
Number of batches:
The maximum batch number assigned to a word. If a word which already
has the maximum batch number is known during a quiz, its batch
number does not change (normally it increases by one).
Determines the time after which a word becomes active again. If X
is the expiration factor a word assigned to batch No. i becomes
active after Xi-1 time units.
I.e. a word on batch No. 1 becomes
active after one time unit, a word on batch No. 2 after X
time units, a word on batch No. 3 after
X2 time units etc.
The time unit can either be days or hours.
Play audio files immediately after the word has been selected:
By toggling this check box, jVLT automatically plays audio files if
you select a word in the word list.
In the "File types" area external commands to play/show multimedia files
can be defined. Pressing "Edit" or "Add" opens a new dialog which
lets you edit a certain file type. The meaning of the dialog's
components is described below:
The file extension, e.g. "mp3". For the default file types, this value
cannot be changed.
The file type. This setting is optional, it only determines
which icon is used in the
detailed word view
Use jVLT to play/show:
You can only select this checkbox for the default file types. If it
is selected, jVLT will try to play a file itself instead of using an
The command to use for playing/showing a file with the current extension.
You have to add %f as a placeholder for the file name.