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Default Chapter 03 - The Preference Bar

Preference Bar Icons:

The Preference Bar is a set of icons that is located in the top right corner and to the right of the farm name. This is where you can access certain items to enhance your game.

Each is explained in the posts below, just click on the icon that you want to read about and it will take you to that post.


The icons:





To view the music icon hover your mouse over the sound icon.









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Disk Icon

This icon is used when you want to manually save your data.

White background: If the disk is white, there are no pending "Save" operations to be completed on our servers.

Blue background: If the disk is blue, there is 1 pending "Save" operation to be completed on our servers

When the disc icon is red and has a number in it, this means there are that amount of "Save" operations still to be emitted to our servers to "save" your farm work. This also means that if you close your browser at that moment without waiting for that number to go away and show a white disk instead, then the next time you get back to your farm you will have to redo that work again.

In this case you need to wait until the save icon is white again before you exit the game or close your browser.


***** For safety measures its always recommend to save your game often as you never know when something may simply happen. *****



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Default What is the Shortcuts icon?

Shortcuts Icon

This icon you can use to move up to 5 tools to the slots at the bottom right. To use this icon, just click on the arrow (shown above) and a pop up with all the tools should appear, then click on the tool that you want to move and then click on the position at the bottom. It will only show the spots that a tool can placed.

For detailed information on the Shortcuts Icon Click Here.


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Default What is the Sound/Music icons?

Sound Icon

When you hover your mouse over the sound icon in the preference bar (shown as the speaker above) the music icon will drop down and it will look like the picture below.



Sound Icon: When the background is white you will hear ambient noises like the animals making their farm noises to let you know they are around. If you wish to not hear these noises simply click the icon of which it will turn red and they will be disabled.

Music Icon: When the background is white you will hear the music that the game has for your listening pleasure, if you so wish. By clicking this icon it will turn red and you will no longer hear the wonderful music of farm town.


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Default What is the Preferences/ Wrench icon?

Preferences / Wrench Icon

This is one of the most important icons in the game and will reflect and make a lot of changes to how the game is played and how efficient your computer can possibly play the game as well. The items below will work on your farms and some of them will work on farms that you visit/work.

See below for the following options and graphic.



1. Show Crops
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of crops that is growing, ready to harvest or withered on your farm. It won't hide plowed or harvested fields.

2. Show Trees
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of trees.

3. Show Flowers
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of flowers.

4. Show Ponds
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of ponds.

5. Show Seasonal Items
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of seasonal items, this includes holiday items.

6. Show Decorations
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of decorations. Items from the Paths/Ground tab will not be hidden.

7. Show Buildings
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of decorative buildings.

8. Show Tools
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of tools.

9. Show Facilities
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of factories and service facilities.

10. Show Ships
With this option you can toggle on/off the viewing of the yellow, pink, brown, purple, green, orange, blue cargo ships.

The All and None blue buttons allow you to toggle all the above selections on or off

NOTES FOR ITEMS 1 THROUGH 10:
  • When you hide items on your farm you will see little red squares where the items was located, there could be some items like asphalt road pieces that might hide the little red squares. If you refresh your game these squares will disappear and may cause you some confusion cause there would be nothing showing where any of the hidden items are located. So always check if you are unsure if you have anything hidden or not.
  • With some older computers you might find that hiding items that you are not working on could make your computer run faster on your farms and when working on others farms due to the resources that a flash game uses from your computer to render those items. For working on others farms hide everything while you are on your farm and then go to the farm you are going to work, then you can unhide items as you need to work them, also when working neighbors facilities you can hide everything but facilities, this would help to make their farms load faster.
  • You can hide buildings and other items that could be in front of crops, trees and/or flowers blocking them so you can't see them, this way you would be able to see them so that you can harvest and/or chop.
  • If you want to purchase something from the store and place it on your farm, it would be advisable to unhide all items on that farm so that after you purchase the item you will see where everything is located and you would be able to see the vacant spaces on your farm. If you have any items hidden you wouldn't be able to see them when trying to place a purchased item.

11. Highlight Fertilized Crops/Trees
With this option you can toggle on/off if you'd like your fertilized crops/trees to have a small glow or no glow (though items will still have an 'F' if they are fertilized). Placing a check here gives trees and crops a glow. It also highlights crop/trees on others farms also. This option will also highlight flowers that has been fertilized and in the growing stage.

12. Show coins and XP animations
With this option you can toggle on/off the coins and XP animations.

13. Show Feedback when Farming
With this option you can toggle on/off whether to show less text feedback. This option is ON by default, if you uncheck it, then when using the Sow and Harvest tools (specially the sow tools) you will see less text feedback when mouse over or clicking in items or empty space, this will help users claiming that those texts were getting in the way while farming.

14. Show animals when not at home
With this option you can toggle on/off whether to show loose animals that is on other players farm when you go to visit/work their farms. A lot of loose animals can put a huge amount of strain on a computer and can make it run really slow.

15. Transparent dispatched train
With this option you can toggle on/off whether you want your trains to be transparent or not.

16. Freeze animals
With this option you can toggle on/off whether you would like to freeze animals from moving around either when you visit other players farms or on your farms it could be helpful if you are having a hard time clicking on animals because they are moving around. This helps for the farms where people have purchased many animals or had them gifted to them. These animals can put a huge amount of strain on a computer and can make it run really slow. So if you find this when visiting some farms toggle the animals to freeze which makes them no longer move and will use less resources. If there is too many loose animals and slowing down your computer there is an option #13 above to hide animals when you visit other players farms.

17. Smooth Graphics
With this option you can toggle on/off to basically smooth out the graphics a bit more and make the edges not look so rough.

18. Remove Spaces between fields
With this option you can toggle on/off to remove spaces between plowed plots. When you first begin playing Farm Town the default setting is to have a space between the plots. By putting a check mark here this will remove the spaces between the plots so that each plot will be next to each other giving more room to plow. If you have already plowed some plots and you decide that you want change the setting, you must delete the plowed spaces with a bulldozer from the extended toolbox. After you delete the plots you want to change, you then can change this option and plow those plots again. If you have planted plots and decide to change the setting, depending on how many plots you have planted it might be better if you wait until you harvest those plots before you delete them (which you would lose those crops if you delete them before harvesting), but if you want you can go ahead and delete them with a bulldozer, then change the setting, replow and plant those plots again.

19. Skip funeral facilities
With the check mark added, this will hide all funeral facilities when working your neighbour facilities and also from your quests.

20. Skip Religious Facilites
With the check mark added, this will hide all religious facilities when working your neighbour facilities and also from your quests.

21. Enable Ships.
With this option you can participate in the ships feature of the game (check mark added) or you can close your port (remove the check mark) so you do not get any ships coming to your port. When this is disabled your seaport will not receive any more ships from other players and other players will not be able to load your ships.

22. Enable NCC
If you do not wish to participate in the Neighbourhood Chains Contest you can remove the check mark here. This will allow you to not get automatically enrolled in the Neighbourhood Chains Contest when working your facilities. Your neighbours will not see you as part of their team.

23. Autoselect Tools
This will allow you to enjoy the same experience as when you are farming while hired for multiple jobs, when there is no more work available in the farm for the tool you are currently using the game will switch you automatically to the next job available on that farm and will select the best tool for you. This feature will not work on Quest Farms because is difficult to know the best tool the user would like to use. NOTE: Once you land on one of your farms with work available the system will not automatically select a tool for you, you will always have to select the first tool yourself.

Language
With this option you can change to the Language you want.


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Default What is the plug icon?

Plug Icon

This icon is used to play on-line or off-line.

Green background: If the icon has a green background that means that you are playing on-line and capable of interacting with other Facebook/Farm Town farmers.

Red background: If the icon has a red background that means that you are playing off-line and not capable of interacting with other Facebook/Farm Town farmers. If you are playing off-line it is advisable before you leave the game to go on-line to make sure that the data has been saved to the servers.


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Question Mark Icon

This icon is used to see a small tutorial for those who are wanting to know and understand a few basic functions of the games icons.

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When you look in the upper right corner of the game you will see the Preference Bar, just click on the the arrow that looks like it is curving to the right, it is the 2nd icon from the left (shown above). This will open up the toolbox as shown below. If you want to remove a tool from the shortcuts you will need to replace it with another tool following the instructions below.



First thing to do is to click on the tool that you want to move, you can click on any tool that you have that isn't darkened out. Then you would just click on one of the spots not darkened out on the toolbar which is in the black box in the above picture.

Note: To replace a tool with another you just click on the tool you want then click on the tool you are replacing it with in one of the 5 lower positions.

The spots that can't be changed with the Shortcut Icon is shown below in the black boxes.





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