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introduction:mfm_usage_and_tips [2014/08/23 22:47]
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ackley [MFM Tool Questions]
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 +====== MFM Usage Tips ======
 +
 **Basics** **Basics**
  
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       name like       name like
                    /​tmp/​NUMBERS/​save/​10.mfs                    /​tmp/​NUMBERS/​save/​10.mfs
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       Because /tmp is temporary, if you get a save file you like, you should probably copy it off someplace ​   ​       Because /tmp is temporary, if you get a save file you like, you should probably copy it off someplace ​   ​
       else.  To restart from a saved position, you need to mention its path name in a -cp argument on the       else.  To restart from a saved position, you need to mention its path name in a -cp argument on the
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                    mfms -cp file1.mfs -cp /​path/​file2.mfs                    mfms -cp file1.mfs -cp /​path/​file2.mfs
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-      then it will try to load file2.mfs on startup, and if you then hit '​Reload',​ it'll alternately load+      then it will try to load file1.mfs on startup, and if you then hit '​Reload',​ it'll alternately load
       /​path/​file2.mfs and file1.mfs each time you click it.       /​path/​file2.mfs and file1.mfs each time you click it.
  
 +===== MFM Tool Questions =====
 +These are questions and comments on how to use / usability of the mfms GUI tool.
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 +  * Q: Is there a way to change the brush radius? I see a 2 next to the nuke icon, but I don't know how to change it.
 +    * A: Use the scroll wheel, with the mouse positioned over grey background in the toolbox
 +  * Q: Is there a way to start back at 0 kAEPS? I cleared the grid, but I would like to reset the timer. I clicked Reload, but it doesn'​t seem to do anything...
 +    * A: At present (29-Aug-2014 02:​44:​17AM-0600) the only way to reset the timers is to restart. ​ There'​s a lot of distributed internal counters and stats behind the main AEPS display so resetting it properly is a little more involved than might appear.
 +  * Q: I would like to be able to change the variables of an Atom after right clicking, but it seems like the variables only appear on a left click, which changes the bindings.
 +    * A: Good point! ​ Have to look into that!
 +  * Q: Having the toolbox be a separate window would be nice so I could see the grid and the toolbox at the same time.
 +    * A: mfms is a 'one window'​ app by pretty deep design, so that would be a major change. ​ But you can get much of the effect by using the scroll wheel over the grid to shrink it a bit, and/or use the arrows or Ctrl-Left-Drag to move the grid, so that the toolbox doesn'​t cover it up.
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