Handy Library Manager
 for Windows


Help, how to topics > Options > Library General Options


Library management general options.

library options, general
  • Default Library: Select the default library (this is the library that is opened when you start the program). This option is active if you have several library databases in the system (example: book library, textbook library, equipment library).
  • View panel width: View panel width defines the width of the left panel (library items table).
  • Use Large Font: large fonts are used to display data.
  • Program Lockout Time: if you do not use the program longer than the lockout time you will have to login again.
  • Start Screen: define the starting window, the window that will open after the program starts.
  • Display Page Size: Use this option if you run the program over the network and you have a large number of records. This option defines how many records will be displayed in the corresponding tables. If you have a large number of records setting the page size limit will improve performance of the library system.
  • Limited Access Settings (new in v3.6): Use this option to simplify the interface of some windows, hide the web functions, and turn on local help (if installed).

Default Library: Select the default library. This option is active if you have several library databases in the system: Main Library, Equipment Library, Textbook Library.


Limited Access Settings

  • Hide Quick Add: library and borrower tables do not display quick add forms
  • Hide Quick Edit: library and borrower tables do not display quick edit forms
  • No Auto Cataloging: application does not display "auto-cataloging from the web" features
  • Use Local Help (if installed): help buttons display local help topics from the following folder: "c:\handy_lib\data\help\"

We predefine Limited Access Settings in special compilations like Handy Library Manager for prisons.


Sample: Page Size = 10, only 10 rows are displayed. Page navigation buttons are displayed: GoTo Page, PgDn, PgUp.




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