The third tab in the PDA Sync application lets you view the activity log for each synchronization. This area consists of a vertical and horizontal scrolling read-only text field, which displays a real-time log of a sync or install operation. Refer to the following figure.
By default, the top of the log is displayed at the top of the data window. Because the log file can be appended (see Log Properties dialog in the next section), the top of the current log may be at the bottom of the file. This means that the scroll bar may be at the bottom of the window when the log is displayed; scrolling up reveals previous logs.
By default, the date on which the sync operation is performed is displayed at the top and bottom of the current log. Time stamp information is added as appropriate. You can also choose to show full debugging information in the log through an option on the Log Properties dialog.
The only time the log is displayed without you explicitly showing it is if a failure occurs during a sync operation. If a failure occurs, the system beeps, the log shows where the failure occurred, and the sync operation is aborted. These entries should give as much information as is reasonable to provide. You may also turn on debugging information in the Log Properties dialog in order to troubleshoot. After a failure occurs, the application should not minimize itself, regardless of the "Iconify application window after synchronization" setting in the Application Properties dialog. Refer to the following figure.