- StarTap is capable of displaying custom wallpaper behind the shortcuts. On your desktop, create a 4 - level BMP file, size it to 240 (H) X 320 (V), which is the size of the display, and save it with the "bmp" extension. Copy the image from your desktop to your palmtop. In the conversion process it's extension will change to "2bp". In StarTap, select Control Panel / StarTap / Images. In the Wallpaper section, Browse for the image that you downloaded, put a check in the Show box, and select Tiled or Centered for the display of the wallpaper. StarTap will load your image, and place it behind your Shortcuts.
- You can control how the labels appear on top of the wallpaper. Select White to use white type, and select Opaque to put a rectangle of contrasting color behind the labels.
- You can also specify different backgrounds for different folders. From the Desktop Toolbar, select Properties, and then tap on the folder whose background you want to set. Button Properties will pop up, but it's a little different for Folders. The center section, which normally says Document or Parameters, is Wallpaper for a Folder. Just Browse for the image that you want to use, and tap OK. When you open the folder, it will use the image you specified.
- You can also change the arrangement of the Shortcuts to better display the wallpaper behind them.
In Control Panel / StarTap, select Shortcuts. Both the Icon Origin and the Icon Spacing can be set.
- The Icon Origin sets the Left and Top margins for the Shortcuts. They will never be higher up, nor more to the left of the values entered here.
- The Icon Spacing adjusts the distance between Shortcuts. Nominal values of 75 (H) and 64 (V) produce the usual 3 across by 4 vertical format. A large number for the Horizontal spacing (like 150) produces two columns of Shortcuts with a large area in between for the wallpaper.
- If you don't want wallpaper at all, turn it off! Just remove the checkmark from Show Wallpaper, and the background for your shortcuts will be white.
- The checkbox called Sounds determines whether or not StarTap produces a "default sound" when one of the Shortcuts is pressed. If you prefer this aural feedback, check it.