To change the configuration of buttons within CastleBar,
first open the
- Click on the Add Button button in the
- A dialog will appear allowing you to choose the file or
program to be launched by the new button.
- After selecting a file, the new button will added
above the current position.
- The new button will be named the same as the file to be
- To change the properties of the new button, see Button
If you want to add a button which
opens a folder instead of launching a file, then follow these steps :
- Choose Add Button from the
- Browse to the folder you want to
- Select a file (any file) in that
folder and choose Open
- After the button has been added,
open up the Button Properties.
- Remove the name of the file from
the Command, leaving only the folder name.
- Click on the Add Separator button in the
There are a number of ways to rename a button.
- You can click on Rename Button
in the Configuration Toolbar. Then type the new name for the
button and press Enter.
- In-place editing is also supported, so you can select
the button you want to rename and then left-click on the name again.
Simply type the new name for the button and press Enter.
- If you are in the Button Properties dialog then you
will also have the option to change the button name.
To change the properties of a button, first highlight the
button that you want to change, then click on Button Properties
in the Configuration Toolbar.
- You can change the Name of the button by typing
your changes in the Name field.
- The Command is the file, folder or program to be
launched by the button. Change this by typing in the Command field, or
by browsing using the Browse
- The Start In field determines the start
directory for the file or program when it is launched. Change this by typing
your changes in the Start In field, or by browsing using the Browse
- By default, buttons use the icon of the target (the
file, folder or program to be launched). If you do not like the
default image, you can specify your own bitmap to be used for the
button. To do this, select the Specify Bitmap radio button and
type the name of a bitmap (*.bmp) file to use. You can browse for
*.bmp files by clicking the Browse
button. See Image Hints below for more
- CastleBar allows you to configure parameters for any
button. See Configuring Parameters.
- CastleBar will automatically resize
images to fit onto a button.
- Try to use small bitmaps as large
bitmaps sometimes do not resize well (a toolbar button is about 16
bits x 16 bits)
- Square bitmaps will resize better
than rectangular ones
- Isolating and removing the
background from an image will often make it clearer when it is
Buttons are listed as they appear on the CastleBar.
The first (top) button in the list is displayed as the first (left) button on
It is easy to rearrange buttons. Select the button
you want to move and use the Move Up and Move Down arrows in the Configuration
Toolbar to move the button.
- When you click the Close button, the clock will be
hidden / shown in the clock display window.
When you no longer want a button in the list, it can be
- Highlight the button you wish to remove.
- Click on Remove Button in the Configuration
Sometimes you may want to disable a button but not remove
it from the list, so that you can easily enable it again later.
To enable or disable a button :
- Highlight the button in question.
- Click on the check mark to the left of the button.