Below is an overview of how to use the main automation management window.
As you can see in the illustration above, icons in the side panel will be shaded unless it is sensible for them to be used. For example, you must select some events in the list before “Enable” is unshaded and you can only have a single event selected for “Move up” and “Move down” to be unshaded.
All of the automation events associated with the desktop being managed are listed in this part of the window. You can select events using the mouse, keyboard or menu. You can edit an event by double-clicking on it.
Any changes made to the list will not be fixed unless you click on the “Save” icon (see below).
Hint: drag the scroll bars for the list of events using the right mouse button (Adjust) rather than the left button (Select) so that you can scroll horizontally and vertically at the same time. This is really a RISC OS tip but you may not have known about it!
Taking a snapshot of the current desktop state is much like taking a snapshot in each of the individual automation subwindows and adding all of the results together. However, auto-load events take priority over auto-fetch events so if a window corresponds to a file it will result in an auto-load event, otherwise it will result in an auto-fetch event. It is usually easier to use the snapshot function within the subwindows rather than in this window.