The Options screen let's you make miscellaneous changes and set
global Toolfish settings.
Automatically load at boot - If checked, Toolfish will appear
in your tray at boot. It will automatically start up in minimized
mode. If you only want to start Toolfish manually, uncheck this
Note: If you are using the
trial version it will pop up with the screen to let you enter your
unlock key, after purchasing it just adds the tray icon, no message.
Start in Stealth Mode - Be careful with this one. Toolfish
will be loaded but there will be absolutely no visual indication
that it was loaded. You need to hit the Stealth Toggle Hotkey to
'unhide it' to see/set any options in Toolfish. (Ctrl-Alt-Shift-F12
Note: If you are using the
trial version the enter unlock key screen will pop up anyway making
this option kind of pointless until it is purchased.
Enable Tray Notifications - The Toolfish icon can blink
when webpages are updated or new email is receieved using this.
Trim toolfish_log - The toolfish_log.txt file is a copy
of everything you see in the main toolfish window log. This file
is what Toolfish reads when loading so you always see the previous
By default, at startup Toolfish will trim the log to 200 lines,
this way it never gets too big. This can slow down the startup a
bit while it does it though.
Disable all text to speech, unload Microsoft SAPI - If you
don't need or don't like the text to speech options of Toolfish
there is no reason why SAPI should even be initialized/loaded into
memory, this lets you specify that Toolfish releases its claim on
the Speech API. (Generally you should never click this)
Changes are made when you hit OK and it is loaded/unloaded on the
fly according to the settings.
Configure default text to speech voice - This let's you
adjust the pitch and speed of the voice used to read Toolfish messages.
Configure Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - If you would like
to use the automated emailing features of Toolfish you need to go
in here and set it up.
Detect IP Server Side - This method of getting your IP address is the most accurate possible. It checks with a remote site at start-up and in six hour intervals to make sure the IP hasn't changed. If you use dial-up and it keeps connecting, you may want to disable this option. (the IP address in the paste IP macro or anywhere else you use $IP_ADDRESS$ token)
If it is unable to get IP information it fallsback to the normal method, which is look at each of your network devices and takes an educated guess.
Minimize On Close - If other tray-applications you use allow the Close X to minimize, it may be bothersome if Toolfish's behavior is different. With this you can choose.
Text To Speech Voice Settings Menu
Test Area - Type in a custom message and click Hear It.
This let's interactively test out the voice settings and also helps
you make funny prank phone calls.
Open Speech Properties - Opens up the global system wide
Speech properties from your control panel. Here you can change the
base voice used.
Configure Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server
SMTP Server: Your SMTP server is used to send outgoing email.
This is usually given to you by your isp. It's the same information
required to give to your email program to send email.
Your email address: When you setup an email event this is
the default "return to" address. Many ISP's won't handle
mail if the return to path is obviously invalid as a spam deterrent.
Advanced Settings: If your server requires authentication,
you can setup Toolfish to use AUTH LOGIN, CRAM MD5 or PLAIN LOGIN
methods. You can also change the default port and force all messages
(even text only) to be sent using MIME encoding.