The QLab preferences panel gives you access to preferences for the application and each loaded plugin. (Some plugins may not have preferences.) You may reset the currently selected preferences using the "Factory Settings" button. Preferences are saved when you close the preference window.
The general QLab application preferences allow you to set the working directory for new workspaces, your autonumbering preferences, and your display preferences. You may also specify how much time must pass between subsequent GO commands, to protect against accidental "double GOs".
To change the global QLab hot keys, click on the text field for the hot key you wish to change and press the key you wish to use for that command. You can remove the hot key entirely by pressing the "X" button next to the text field.
If you have a Pro MIDI license, you can control QLab remotely with MIDI Show Control commands or MIDI Voice Message commands.
MIDI Show Control
QLab responds to MIDI Show Control commands as follows:
QLab currently ignores parameters to these commands, such as Q numbers.
MIDI Voice Message Control
The "Use MIDI Controls" checkbox shows whether QLab is listening for MIDI Voice Messages to activate the QLab commands shown in the panel. Note: MIDI Triggers assigned to individual cues are not affected by this checkbox.
Use the "Listen on Channel" parameter to specify which MIDI Voice channel QLab will use. Note: This channel will be used for both QLab commands and MIDI Triggers assigned to individual cues.
You can use the "Grab" buttons to easily assign a MIDI Voice Message to a QLab command. The first MIDI Voice Message received after pressing the grab button will be assigned to the selected command.