Play Panel

This article includes two sections that apply to different versions of Little Reader. Please select the version of Little Reader installed on your computer below:

Little Reader 3.x

Little Reader 2.x

 

The following section applies to Little Reader 3.x:

Aside from the Edit Playback Settings window, the long Play Panel along the bottom provides additional options for you to further customize how presentations play back for your child.

 

Keyboard

Use the Keyboard button to turn your keyboard on or off. When it is turned off (red cross), all power will be removed from your keyboard during playback (except the ESC key to exit presentations). This is useful if your baby often likes to play with the keyboard buttons.

 

Override

NOTE: This feature is only available with Little Reader Pro.

 

When the Override button is turned on (green light), all playback settings set in the Edit Override Settings window will take effect during playback, disregarding any playback settings previously set in the Playback Settings of each Category.

 

Click on the cog button next to the Override button to configure and save universal playback settings in the Edit Override Settings window, as shown below:

 

You may also choose to turn on only specific settings so that only those settings will override all of the Categories' playback settings and leave the rest of the playback settings as previously configured for each Category. For example, if the Split Colors mode is turned on, all the words played back will be flashed in split colors, even for Categories originally in normal display mode.

 

Volume

This lets you control the volume of all audio files during playback.

NOTE: You can further increase or decrease volume through your computer and speaker volume control.

 

 

Little Reader 2.x

Aside from the Playback Settings Panel, the long Play Panel along the bottom provides additional options for you to further customize how presentations play back for your child.

 

Lock

When the Lock buttons for the Mouse and Keyboard are turned on (green light), all power will be removed from your keyboard and mouse during playback (except the ESC key to exit the presentation). This is useful if your baby often likes to play with the keyboard keys or the mouse buttons.

 

Override

When the Override button is turned on (green light), all playback settings set in the Override Settings window will take effect during playback, disregarding any playback settings previously set in the Playback Settings Panel of each Category.

 

Click on the cog button next to the Override button to configure and save universal playback settings in the Override Settings window, as shown below:

 

You may also choose to turn on only specific settings so that only those settings will override all of the Categories' playback settings and leave the rest of the playback settings as previously configured for each Category. For example, if the Use Split Display Mode override setting is turned on, all the words played back will be flashed in split colors, even for Categories originally in normal display mode.

 

Auto Forward

Enabling the Auto Forward settings (green light) allows you to play back presentations continuously, without needing to click a mouse button or press the spacebar to proceed to the next slide.

To adjust the Auto Forward settings, click on the cog button next to the Auto Forward button. This will pop up a small window where you can set the speed of continuous playback by adjusting the Auto Forward Delay bar.

 

Volume

This lets you control the volume of all audio files during playback.

NOTE: You can further increase or decrease volume through your computer and speaker volume control.

 

Pointer

Turn on this setting (green light) so that your mouse pointer is shown during playback. You can use your pointer to direct your child's attention throughout the lesson.

You may choose how your pointer looks like and other pointer settings that will take effect during playback by clicking on the cog button beside the Pointer button:

  • Pointer size

    There are 10 sizes available for pointers (ten being the largest).

  • Pointer Color

    Click on the button to pick a pointer color (the default pointer color is black).

    TIP: The bigger the contrast between the pointer and the background color, the more effective it will be in drawing your child's attention.

  • Show pointer for pictures

    When you enable this option, your pointer will remain on the screen even when a picture is flashed during playback. This is useful when you want to draw your child's attention to the main object in the image (e.g. cat).

    TIP: For pictures in Categories like Colors or Nursery Rhymes, you may want to disable this function so that your pointer will disappear when the picture slide is displayed, but will reappear when the word slide comes up.

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