IDE Window: Environment Options

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Files

Max recent files

The maximum number of items in the open recent file menu.

Max recent project files

The maximum number of items in the open recent project menu.

Open last project on start

Enable to save the automatically reopen the last edited project on IDE start

Lazarus directory

Set here the directory of the Lazarus source directory. The Lazarus source directory contains directories like 'ide', 'debugger', 'converter', 'components' and 'lcl'. It is used to find sources (.pas) of the LCL and components.

Compiler path

This must be the full filename of the used compiler. For example /usr/bin/ppc386 under linux or /usr/bin/ppcppc under MacOSX or C:\pp\ppc386.exe under windows. The filename depends on how the compiler was installed.

FPC Source directory

Set here the directory of the FreePascal source directory. The source directory contains directories like 'compiler', 'packages', 'rtl' and 'fcl'. Typically this is under linux/bsd/macosx /usr/share/fpcsrc/.

Note: Do not confuse this with the FPC unit/library directory (.../units/i386-win32/), that only contains the compiled .ppu files and has a totally different stucture.

Make path

Set here the path to the 'make' tool. Leave blank to let the IDE use the default.

Directory for building test projects

When a newly created project is not yet saved and you build it, the IDE saves the whole project into this directory and builds it there.

Desktop

Language

The language of all text of the IDE. You should restart the IDE to make sure all text is reloaded.

Auto Save

Not yet implemented.

Desktop files

Load or save the environment options to/from a file.

Check changes on disk with loading

When the IDE checks if some editor files changed on disk it normally only compares the file date. To also load the file and compare the content, enable this option.

Hints for component palette

Show hints, when mouse is over the component palette.

Hints for main speed buttons

Show hints, when mouse is over the buttons of the main IDE bar window. (e.g. buttons for open, save)

Double click on message jumps

When enabled you must double click on a line in the message window (e.g. compiler messages). When disabled a single click is enough.

Windows

Form Editor

Object Inspector

Backup

Naming

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