The Preferences enables you to customize your audio and display settings.
Choose between a light and dark theme. The change is applied immediately.
Note that some options (zoom level & full-screen mode) are only available from the application menu.
Specified a general size for table rows, tree widgets etc. Useful, e.g. to make the GUI more touch-screen friendly.
Specify the font type - either use the built-in font, or the system default. The latter can be a better choice in case you have disabled anti-aliasing on your computer.
Specify which font-size to use.
Specify the mouse-wheel sensitivity
Here you can specify the audio devices which are to be used by Sononym.
Note that you configure the Playback options from its own menu.
The audio driver architecture that should be used.
A special entry is ‘Default’ (not listed), which will use the system’s default audio output device with a moderately high, but safe latency.
Reload Device List
Reload the device list to detect newly connected sound-cards/drivers.
The audio device that should be used for audio playback
The audio playback sample rate. The higher the sample rate, the more detailed the playback will be, but also the more CPU power will be used.
The audio driver’s buffer size. Higher numbers will reduce the possibility of crackling sound at high CPU usage, but will also cause more latency.
Play Test Sound
Starts a simple test sound to quickly check if the audio setup is working.
Reinitialize Audio System
Closes, then re-opens the connection to the soundcard/driver. May be useful for troubleshooting.
External Control Panel
Open the device’s external control panel in order to configure more driver specific settings.
Setup number of periods (buffers) for ALSA devices. Some drivers need three buffers to work reliably, while others need only two. Try changing this value if you get crackles/xruns.
- The application is stuck while initializing the audio-server
- Playback is choppy, contain clicks and pops
- Waveform display seems to lag / update slowly