Sudoku Help - View Options
The program gives you full control over how you want the Sudoku puzzle to look. When you install Sudoku Dragon you initially select a skill level this will turn on appropriate view options. You can change these at any time and the program will remember to use them for all future puzzles you solve.
As you become familiar with Sudoku and take on more challenging puzzles you will discover there are times when you need to backtrack and try another strategy. Sudoku Dragon is unique in offering a complete list of allocations and lets you undo and redo previous allocations. This is available as a list displayed in a separate side panel. If you are confident that you do not need to track the allocations as a list you can hide the panel but undo and redo will still be available.
It's easy to lose track of columns and rows, particularly is you want to explain a problem to someone else. The program lets you choose whether the displayed grid shows the Sudoku row and column titles on the top and left of the grid.
Automatic allocation allows the Dragon to find and solve 'easy' squares for you. This lets you concentrate on the harder squares to solve. There is a choice of which 'rules' it will use to solve squares. You can choose the only square rule to just solve the simplest squares - where only one square in a group can take a particular symbol or alternatively include the only choice rule as well where there is only one possible choice for a square.
Some players like a puzzle solver to let them make incorrect allocations to squares, others want to be told about a mistake as soon as it is made. You can select which option to use on this screen.
To give you feedback on the squares you have allocated Sudoku Dragon can animate the square allocation. If you would rather not use this feature you can switch it off by clearing the check mark in the box.
As an extra aid to puzzle solving information about the currently selected square is shown in the status bar. You can choose whether this automatically includes the possibilities that look as though they can go into the square.
When you installed Sudoku Dragon you selected a folder in which to put all your puzzle files. You can change this location, if you do the uninstall will only delete puzzles in the new location. You can press the Browse button to select a new storage location.
Normally when you open Sudoku Dragon it will automatically load the previous puzzle that you solved. This lets you restart from exactly where you left off. If you would prefer the program not to do that, un-check the box at the bottom of the screen.
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