All settings explained, including two new ones

Two new options were recently added to the settings dialog: "Switch to next puzzle automatically", and "Timer". This article explains all new and existing options.

Where to find the settings dialog?

You can access the settings dialog by clicking on the "Settings" item in the main menu.
On mobile devices, click the hamburger button on the top right to access the main menu.

Where are the settings stored?

The options selected in the settings dialog are stored locally on your device.
This way you can select different settings on your phone, tablet, and desktop.

New options in the settings dialog

We recently added two new options: "Switch to next puzzle automatically", and "Timer".

Switch to next puzzle automatically

Select "Always" to switch to the next puzzle automatically after completing a puzzle.
Select "Never" to show the puzzle completion pane after completing a puzzle.
Select "When solved" to switch to the next puzzle automatically after solving a puzzle correctly, but show the puzzle completion pane after failing to solve a puzzle.
The default is "When solved".

Timer

Turn this option on to show a timer below the chess board. The timer shows how much time you've spent on the current puzzle.

Video showing all options

In this video I'm showing and explaining all the new and existing options.

All other options in the settings dialog

These are all the other options available in the settings dialog:

Language

Select the language of the user interface.
See the About page for a list of the translators.
If you want to help with translations, please contact me.

Piece set

Select the visual design of the chess pieces.
See the About page for a list of the creators of these chess pieces.

Board

Select the colours of the chess board.

Sound

Select "Wood" for the default sound of the chess pieces.
Select "Arcade" for a different arcade style sound.
Select "None" to play without sound.

Volume

Use the volume slider to turn up or down the volume of the sound.

Dark mode

Turn this option on for light text on a dark background.
This picks up the default set on your device.

Show task while solving

The puzzle task is displayed on top of the chessboard when solving a puzzle, for example "White to win", or "Black to draw".
The task can be an important hint on how to solve the puzzle. However, if you'd like to simulate a real chess game without hints, you can turn this option off.

Show player names while solving

The player names, tournament, and date of the game the puzzle is based on are by default shown when solving a puzzle, but can be turned off here.

Show animations

By default, moves from your opponent are shown with an animation.
If you prefer to play without animation, you can turn this off here.
If your device supports a low animation mode, the default is picked up from your device.

Show last move arrow

Displays an arrow to indicate the last move that was played (on every turn).

Show last opponent move

In the start position of the puzzle, show the last move of the opponent.
If animation is selected, the last move is animated. If last move arrows are selected, the last move is also indicated with an arrow.
Note that in some cases the last opponent's move might not be available, for example if the puzzle is based on a game fragment.

Show last opponent move when defending

Turn this option on and the previous option off, to show the last opponent move in the start position of defence puzzles only.
In defence puzzles, the last opponent's move often poses the threat that you have to defend against.

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Martin Bennedik

Founder of ChessPuzzle.net, International Correspondence Chess Master