6.12.2 The desktop

The desktop preferences dialog allows to specify what elements of the desktop are saved across sessions, i.e. they are saved when the IDE is left, and they are again restored when the IDE is started the next time. They are saved in the file fp.dsk. The desktop preferences dialog is shown in figure (6.34).

Figure 6.34: The desktop preferences dialog


The following elements can be saved and restored across IDE sessions:

History lists
Most entry boxes have a history list where previous entries are saved and can be selected. When this option is checked, these entries are saved in the desktop file. On by default.
Clipboard content
When checked, the contents of the clipboard are also saved to disk. Off by default.
Watch expressions
When checked, all watch expressions are saved in the desktop file. Off by default.
When checked, all breakpoints with their properties are saved in the desktop file. Off by default.
Open windows
When checked, the list of files in open editor windows is saved in the desktop file, and the windows will be restored the next time the IDE is run. On by default.
Symbol information
When checked, the information for the symbol browser is saved in the desktop file. Off by default.
CodeComplete wordlist
When checked, the list of codecompletion words is saved. On by default.
When checked, the defined code templates are saved. On by default.

Remark: The format of the desktop file changes between editor versions. So when installing a new version, it may be necessary to delete the fp.dsk files wherever the IDE searches for them.