This tutorials shows how Embird runs automatically with larger controls (200% if compared with normal size) on large resolution displays, e.g. tablets. These controls are easier accessible by thumb on touch screen displays. It is still possible to run Embird with normal size of controls on these displays. Also, it is possible to run Embird with larger controls on any display. All three ways are explained below.
Note: It is possible to use Embird on tablets with Windows 8 or 10. Find more in tutorial Running Embird on Tablet with Windows 10
1 - Run Embird by double-clicking its icon on Desktop.
2 - Embird will start and it automatically switches to mode with larger controls on large resolution display (Picture No. 1). The color boxes and fonts are larger, as well as all the buttons. There is a scroll bar below the buttons allowing to scroll to controls which are not shown on the display.
1. Manager window with larger controls
3 - Click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor (Picture No. 2). The handles for resizing design are larger allowing to resize with thumb if running on tablet. Also here all buttons are larger and there are scroll bars allowing to scroll to other buttons.
2. Editor window with larger controls
4 - Select "Insert > Text" menu to create some lettering (Picture No. 3). The grid with characters and also the buttons are larger. Tap any character in the grid to add it to the text. Tap empty space in the grid to add the space to the text.
3. Insert Text window with larger controls
5 - Select "Insert > Cross Stitch Design" menu to check the controls in Cross Stitch plug-in (Picture No. 4). Also here all controls are larger to make them accessible by thumb on tablet.
4. Cross Stitch window with larger controls
6 - If you want to always run Embird with larger controls on any display, do not launch it using icon on Desktop. Click Windows Search instead to find out other shorcut (Picture No. 5).
5. Search Windows for other shortcuts
7 - Type in the text "large controls" (Picture No. 6). Windows will search for this text and show results.
6. Search for "large controls" shortcut
8 - Click the found result to launch Embird with larger controls. You can also right-click (or long tap) the result for accessing popup menu (Picture No.7). It is possible to pin this shortcut either to taskbar or to Start.
7. Pin result to taskbar or to Start
9 - If you want to run Embird with normal size of controls, and the Desktop shortcut launches Embird with larger controls, use other shorcut. Type in the text "normal controls". Windows will search for this text and show results (Picture No. 8). Right-click (or long tap) the result for accessing popup menu to pin this shortcut either to taskbar or to Start.
8. Search for "normal controls" shortcut