Compact Windows

Compact Windows are a key feature of Big Business and when Auto Zoom functions were added, original-size windows were called Classic. They are now called Compact.

Compact windows are designed to be intuitive and fast and to work well in tight space. If you are working on a single screen, using multiple apps, you will appreciate the size.

Within a window, only preset options appear, the contents never shift, data entry is fast and consistent, and keyboard shortcuts work 100% of the time to speed through.

  Chapter 98 My Prefs

My Prefs let you change the look of your Big Business Client and set your preferences for searching, sorting, printing, emailing, and more.

  My Prefs

Big Business helps you customize your work environment by offering each user a choice of styles and settings in My Prefs. My Prefs lets you choose settings for:
• Notes
• Windows
• Tool tips
• Sort Order
• Fonts
• Printing
• Emailing

This Solution provides details for some of these settings. (5720)

  Check for New Notes

Big Business Notes let users send messages to other users on the system and attach Big Business entries or documents. Each user has preferences, in My Prefs, for how often to check for new Notes.

The Solution describes this setting. (5888)

  New Window

The New Window setting lets you choose to always open a new window. The default setting in Big Business is to only open one Order, one Item Adjustment, one instance of any tool.

You can hold Shift to open another instance of a tool, so a new Order won't force you to close another Order already open on your screen.

Or you can change the New Window setting in My Prefs to Advanced, which will always open a new window. Just don't open too many windows. Like opening too many programs, too many windows will ... (more)

  Auto Email

Auto Email is a new setting in My Prefs for testing new options in emailing.

• Classic is the setting used by default and uses Applescript in a standard way.
• New Mac also uses Applescript but in a new way to work with new Macs.
• Server is a setting to Auto Send from Big Business Server.

With Big Business 13.49, Classic is no longer the default but can be selected if needed.

  Xi Icons

Xi is Helios icons on white buttons. This gives better contrast on new macOS releases where system toolbars and buttons may appear more gray.

This Solution describes this option. (6865)

  My Prefs Updates

My Prefs empower you to set the look and feel you want while using Big Business 14.

Big Business 14 includes a variety of updates to keep features you like so they work the same and add new options to work different when you are ready or need a change.

  Tool Icons

Big Business 14 updates Tool Icons, to add choices for Dark Mode on the Mac, or and some better looks for Windows. Icon Prefs let you choose the Icons you want to use.

Go to Employee toolbar, My Prefs, and select your preferred icon set.

This Solution describes this option. (7807)

  Contact Icons

Contact is a new icon set that copies Contour and changes the coloring for visibility.

Pictured are Contour on top, which becomes illegible in Dark Mode on the second row, followed by Contact which is blue and easier to see using Light (3) or Dark (4) mode.

If you are using Contour but moving to macOS Sonoma and Dark Mode try Contact.

  Diamond Icons

Diamond is a new icon set that copies Carbon and changes the coloring for visibilitly.

Pictured are Carbon in Light Mode, Carbon in Dark Mode, Diamond in Light Mode, and Diamond in Dark Mode.