Well, in a few words, I can say: launch the program and learn by
using it. It is very simple and full of tips. Most of the buttons
have some tip showing what they will do.
If you have to compile, please read the INSTALL file.
And also, specific libs you have to install (on Debian):
See also the web site:
Some colors may be configured through the file preferences.ini
There you should create a session named [colors] and set some colors
with the internet/html syntax (#RRGGBB). Example:
The preferences.ini file holds all the default key/value pairs, since the first time when
the application is run. But they are never overwritten after that, so direct edition should
be done by the user to change the colors.
Here is the complete list of keywords to set colors:
Background and foreground for the tutor introductory texts:
Background and foreground for the tutor texts before they be typed out:
The same for the tutor texts after they be correcty typed out:
Same for tutor texts after they be wrongly typed:
Same for tutor texts after they be correcty retyped, correcting errors (only in fluidity module):
Blinking color of the block cursor in the tutor tests:
Foreground of keys in the virtual keyboard:
Background of keys, according to the finger responsible for it, from left to right (key_5 is valid
for both thumbs, it is the space key):
And also, the goals for touch typing skill may be configured in preferences.ini file. They give the
limits for each tutor module, so the user is told when he/she should go to the next level. They also
appear as horizontal lines in the progress charts.
The default key/value pairs used in the application show up after the first time one runs and close
it gracefully, take a look at your preferences.ini file.
These are similar to the goals above, but they are used only to distinguish the comments done by the
tutor after each practicing session, along all the modules. With them, the program knows how the user
is doing with his training, and then suggests more directions to take. As with GOALS, see your
preferences.ini file, after launching and using the application for at least one time.