With the Basic tool there is a 'Save' option to save your current settings. But with the Pro tool there are all the usual options for creating a new set of settings (New), opening an existing set (Open), saving the current settings (Save and Save As), and deleting the current settings (Delete). There is also a list of the last 10 settings used to select from.
The File menu also contains the following options: 'Validate' starts a validation. 'Reset List' clears the Starting web page dropdown on the Main Tab, 'Reset All' resets most options to their defaults, and 'Exit' closes the Tool.
When you use this option the tool will try to contact the Total Validator site to see if there is a later version of the tool available.
If there is a more up to date version you will be prompted with a link that takes you to the appropriate update page.
If you select this option the tool will check for updates automatically each time you start the tool.
Note that this is a completely silent check, so if the tool cannot contact the update site for any reason (such as a blocking proxy server) then no message will be displayed and the tool will start in the normal way. So it's a good idea to perform a manual test using the previous option first.
By default this option is selected and will attempt to use any operating system proxy server settings: For example, the Windows 'Internet Options' control panel applet settings.
At this time auto-proxy configuration scripts are ignored, but with the Pro tool you can supply the proxy server details on the Authentication tab instead.
Note that when you change this option you must restart the tool for it to have any effect.
This option determines whether a splash screen displaying details of the current version is displayed at startup.
There are three options on this menu:
- The 'Help' option displays this help
- The 'Updates' option (Pro tool) displays information about updates and subscriptions
- The 'Upgrade' option (Basic tool) displays information about purchasing the Pro tool
- The 'About' option displays the version and build details of the tool and allows you to turn debugging on when requested by TV Support.