What You Want
- By default, the icons used for the Shortcuts on the Desktop are Large Icons. In the Menu: Edit / Large Icons, remove the check mark to use Small Icons. StarTap will adjust the Icon Spacing to new default values, but you can change these to what you want in Control Panel / StarTap / Shortcuts (see Wallpaper & Sounds).
- To change the way that shortcuts are activated, select Dbl Tap from the same dialog. With this option selected, all of StarTap's shortcuts will require the conventional double tap to activate them.
- To change the icon that's used for a shortcut or a folder, do this: Select Properties, and then the shortcut to change. The Button Properties dialog that comes up will show the current icon. Tap on the image of the icon, and another dialog will show. Browse for an '.ico' file to use, and then tap OK. '.ico' files can be generated on the desktop computer using an Icon Editor. CNet's download.com has several good ones.
- Similarly, in Explorer you can change whether icons are shown at all for the files in the List View. Icons are helpful in identifying the Type of file you're looking at, but they do take time to find and load. If you want a leaner, meaner Explorer, then turn 'em off: in the Explorer Menu: View / Show Icons, remove the check mark.
- The actions of the Taskbar Icon are completely user-settable. There are only two things that you can do to the Taskbar Icon: you can single tap it, or you can double tap it. Each of these inputs can be associated with one of the following actions: Open main StarTap screen, switch to the Next Task, open the Task Box, Capture the screen image, Delayed Capture, or Close the current Task.
In Control Panel / StarTap / TB Icon, you can specify how you want this control to behave.
- The behavior of StarTap following a soft reset can be specified. In Control Panel / StarTap / StartUp, in the section StarTap StartUp? StarTap can be run at Startup by selecting Enable, and it can be told to start as just the Taskbar icon by selecting Minimize. The settings here are related to the Battery Monitoring and Hibernate functions, and may be grayed out, meaning they can't be changed.
- Hibernate mode can be selected from this dialog. When Hibernate is selected, StarTap does not just go into the background after launching or switching to another application, it disappears completely! The Taskbar Icon remains, and the popup TaskBox is still available, but StarTap itself is cleared out of memory, leaving more room for the real work that you want to do.
- Be aware that this mode is a little slower, but it's a lot more memory efficient!
- On the TB Icon tab, under TaskBox Gauges, you can tell StarTap to show your current Battery and Memory Status.