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.
Control over the appearance of the grid; Possibility options within squares; Display options and sound effects is simply selected by clicking on the tab at the top of the options sheet. You can save all the settings away at any time using the File | Settings | Export command, these can then be imported at some later stage.
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.
When Sudoku Dragon starts up you can optionally display tips on getting the best use out of the program. If you elect to switch this feature off you can re-enable it by setting the 'Show application usage tips on start up' option.
Similarly you can choose not to be prompted to save your games when the program is closed. If you elect to switch this feature off you can re-enable it by setting the 'Prompt me to set save puzzles' option.
There is also a prompt warning about the setting of all user possibilities in the grid. If you elect to switch this feature off you can re-enable it by setting the 'Prompt me to set possibilities' option.
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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