Restarting a key
At the end of an identification click the Restart button to reset the key for another identification. All features will be unchecked and the Features Chosen and Entities Discarded windows will be emptied.
If the subset option ‘Retain selected subsets on key restart?’ is unchecked, the Player will be restarted using the selected subset defined by the key author. If this option is checked, the key will restart using the current feature and entity subsets.
When Features or Entities are arranged in hierarchical trees the open nodes can closed (collapsed) using the Collapse button. See Expanding and Collapsing tree items.
When Features or Entities are arranged in hierarchical trees the closed nodes can opened (expanded) using the Expand button. See Expanding and Collapsing tree items.
Find Features, States or Entities using the Search button. The search function operates within the selected panel (Features Available, Features Selected, Entities Remaining or Entities Discarded). See the Finding Features, States and Entities help topic.
Toggle Feature Thumbnails
Show or hide the Feature and State thumbnails within the Features Available and Features Selected panels.
Toggle Entity Thumbnails
Show or hide Entity thumbnails within the Entities Remaining and Entities Discarded panels.
Filter the key with Subsets provided by the key author. Subsets can be for Features or Entities. Use them in any combination you prefer.
Find the ‘Best‘ Feature to choose at any point in the identification. If you can’t answer the recommended ‘Best’ Feature, click again to find the next ‘Best’ Feature to answer. Using the Best option is the fastest way through the key to arrive at an identification. The ‘Best’ feature is recalculated after each choice you make.
Remove any Features and/or States that no longer have an impact on the Entities Remaining list. For example, the remaining Entities may all be scored the same for a give Feature. Choosing from this Feature wouldn’t differentiate between the Entities. Pruning redundant Features optimises your use of the key. See the Prune Redundants help topic for more information.
Compare the differences between remaining Entities. The Differences function will help you determine an identification between closely related Entities.
Quickly find powerful Features, based on the Entities Remaining, that when selected may reduce the possible Entities to a single item or just a few. If you can’t answer the recommended ‘Shortcut’ feature, click again for the next most powerful Feature. See the Shortcuts help topic for additional information.
Determine why an Entity was discarded. See the Why Discarded help topic for more information.
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