6.4.9 The Options menu

The ”Options” menu is the entry point for all dialogs that are used to set options for the compiler and the IDE, as well as the user preferences.

Mode
Presents a dialog to set the current mode of the compiler. The current mode is shown at the right of the menu entry. For more information, see section 6.11.8, page 317.
Compiler
Presents a dialog that can be used to set common compiler options. These options will be used when compiling a program or unit.
Memory sizes
Presents a dialog where the stack size and the heap size for the program can be set. These options will be used when compiling a program.
Linker
Presents a dialog where some linker options can be set. These options will be used when a program or library is compiled.
Debugger
Presents a dialog where the debugging options can be set. These options are used when compiling units or programs. Note that the debugger will not work unless debugging information is generated for the program.
Directories
Presents a dialog where the various directories needed by the compiler can be set. These directories will be used when a program or unit is compiled.
Browser
Presents a dialog where the browser options can be set. The browser options affect the behaviour of the symbol browser of the IDE.
Tools
Presents a dialog to configure the tools menu. For more information, see section 6.10.5, page 257.
Environment
Presents a dialog to configure the behaviour of the IDE. A sub menu is presented with the various aspects of the IDE:
Preferences
General preferences, such as whether to save files automatically or not, and which files should be saved. The video mode can also be set here.
Editor
Controls various aspects of the edit windows.
CodeComplete
Used to set the words which can be automatically completed when typing in the editor windows.
Codetemplates
Used to define code templates, which can be inserted in an edit window.
Desktop
Used to control the behaviour of the desktop, i.e. several features can be switched on or off.
Keyboard & Mouse
Can be used to select the cut/copy/paste convention, control the actions of the mouse, and to assign commands to various mouse actions.
Learn keys
Let the IDE learn keystrokes to be assigned to various commands. This is useful mostly on linux and Unix-like platforms, where the actual keys sent to the IDE depend on the terminal emulation.
Open
Presents a dialog in which a file containing editor preferences can be selected. After the dialog is closed, the preferences file will be read and the preferences will be applied.
Save
Saves the current options in the default file.
Save as
Saves the current options in an alternate file. A file selection dialog box will be presented in which the alternate settings file can be specified.

Please note that options are not saved automatically. They should be saved explicitly with the ”Options—Save” command.