Setting the discard delay

To specify the time a discarded tile stays visible (and available for claiming) in the discard slot:

  1. Choose Preferences on the File menu.
  2. Choose Gameplay under the User Interface section in the category tree of the Preferences dialog box.
  3. Enter the delay time in milliseconds (from 0 to 10,000) in the Discard delay number box.

Note: You can always bypass the delay by clicking anywhere on the game board. By doing so you express that you do not want the tile. In a non-multiplayer game this results in immediate action: if any of the computer players claims the tile, he starts melding of the set, or if no one wants the tile, the next player in turn receives a new tile from the Wall. In a networked game players can accelerate the pace of the game by making an agreement that all players click the game board immediately they know they don't want a discarded tile.

Tip: You can force a discarded tile to stay visible in the discard slot for as long time as you wish by setting the value of discard delay to zero. In this case you must advance the turns manually by clicking the game board or pressing Enter (note that keyboard and mouse operations can be customized so the actual operations needed may vary).

Related topics:
Arranging tiles manually
Arranging tiles for scoring
Displaying hands after deal is over
Showing Wall automatically at the start of the deal
Displaying Wall and Dead Wall after deal is over
Setting the time for auto move
Using auto acceleration
Showing the source of discard
Enabling or disabling overrides for displaying discards
Enabling or disabling the Undo feature
Enabling or disabling replay of hand
Enabling or disabling hints
Getting hint for robbing a Kong
Hiding competition
Choosing random number generator