Friday, August 28, 2009

Changes to the LabVIEW 2009 Getting Started Window

I made a few changes to the Getting Started window in LabVIEW 2009.

On the right-hand side, the top section is now Latest from These links monitor feeds from*, notifying you of new content by displaying a number in parentheses to show how many articles have been posted in that category since the last time you clicked the link.**

If you mouse over these links, a tip strip previews the titles of the new articles.

On the left-hand size, there is now a dividing graphic that appears in the recent files list, between the projects and other files.

Also, it's not in Tools>>Options yet, but LabVIEW 2009 supports a config token for changing how many recent projects appear on the Getting Started window. Example: "MaxGSWRecentProjects=10" (The default is 2).

I hope you find these changes useful!

* - The web feeds are available only in the English version of LabVIEW 2009.
** - You might actually see more links when you click the link, because we filter out posts for modules that you're not using when determining the Getting Started window count. If you don't want LabVIEW to check the web for this information, you can disable the updates in Tools>>Options.


Blogger Michael Aivaliotis said...

I asked you this during the beta but it wasn't clear. Can we add a custom RSS feed to show up in there? Let's say... LAVA?

3:14 PM, August 28, 2009  
Blogger Christina said...

Hi Michael,

I was hoping YOU would try it out during the Beta! I just checked, and it looks like the RSS format from LAVA isn't being handled by the parsing VIs the GSW uses. Those VIs aren't password-protected or anything, so anyone could update them. I'll try to tinker with them when I get a chance. If you want me to give you some starting points for you (or others) to try to get it working, please message me on LAVA.

- Christina

5:29 PM, August 28, 2009  
Anonymous Matt Holt said...

For the sake of knowing...
does the old ini trick "icantbelieveitsnotbutter" work on this? :)

1:47 PM, September 03, 2009  
Blogger Christina said...

Hi Matt,

Sorry, there's no de-yellow-ification token anymore. :-)

- Christina

4:37 PM, September 03, 2009  

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