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System settings for the user interface (UI)

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System settings for the user interface (UI)

You can define system settings to customize the UI for yourself. The gear icon, located within the banner frame, displays the system settings pop-up window.

The system settings are organized by tab. At the top, administrators (admin role) see the Switch to UI15 button if UI16 is activated.

Table 1. System settings
Control Description
General tab
Accessibility enabled More advanced accessibility features are activated when this setting is enabled. The platform is designed to be accessible by default. Enabling this feature makes more accessibility features available.
Accessible tooltips on forms Displays a help icon next to each field that has a hint. This user preference can be enabled only if Accessibility is also enabled.
Data visualization patterns enables Adds pattern as well as colors to any color-based graphs or diagrams.
Compact the user interface The UI is optimized to display more information in the browser window when this setting is enabled.
Compact list date/time Date and time values appear in a compact format when this setting is enabled. The year is not shown for date values within the current year, and seconds are not shown for time values. This setting is not available if the Date/Time selection is Time Ago.
Keyboard shortcuts enabled Determines whether a user can access parts of the platform using keyboard shortcuts. For more information on available keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts.
Home Determines whether the Home module opens Homepages or Dashboards. The user must have the pa_viewer role or the glide.cms.enable.responsive_grid_layout property must be set to true to see this setting.
Date/Time The format in which dates and times appear depends on this setting. Select Calendar (for example, 2015-11-13, 15:58:58), Time Ago (for example, 11 minutes ago), or Both.
Language Select a language or return to the default language (Return to default language). This setting is available if a language plugin is activated.
Time zone Select a time zone or return to the default time zone (Return to default time zone) for the current session. Upon the next login, the time zone setting reverts to the system default, or user profile setting for time zone.
Domain Specifies the currently selected domain for organizations that are using domain separation. The user must have the domain_admin or admin role to see this setting.
Show domain picker in header Places a domain picker in the banner frame, next to the user menu, when this setting is enabled.
Printer friendly version (Printer friendly version icon) Opens a printer friendly version of the current content frame.
Theme tab
Theme Select a theme for the user interface. Select the System theme to return to the default theme.
Lists tab
Wrap longer text in list columns Long strings wrap in list columns instead of appearing as one long line when this setting is enabled.
Striped Table Rows List v3 rows alternate between contrasting shades of gray when this setting is enabled. This setting is available if List v3 is activated.
Modern Cell Styles List field status indicators use modern cell styles when this setting is enabled. This setting is available if List v3 is activated, though it applies to v2 lists as well.
Forms tab
Tabbed forms Form sections and related lists appear in tabs when this setting is enabled.
Related list loading Determines when related lists load on forms. This setting applies only when List v3 is disabled for related lists. For more information, see Configure when a related list loads.
Notifications tab
Search Search bar for finding notifications.
To find a notification:
  • Enter the name of the notification you are searching for. When you type the first three characters, the system automatically returns a list of notifications matching the characters entered.
  • Enter two asterisks to return a list of all notifications in alphabetic order (the notifications are not organized by category).
Allow notifications Global switch for enabling or disabling all notifications.
Notification channels List of your channels for receiving notifications. Use this section to:
  • Enable or disable a channel by using its toggle switch. If you disable a channel, notifications are not delivered through that channel.
  • Add channels using the Create Channel option.
  • Modify channel information. Click the channel row or the right arrow (>) next to the appropriate channel to edit or delete it.
Notifications by category List of notification categories that identify and group related notifications. Each category contains the notifications that you can subscribe to.

To view the notifications in a given category, click the category row or the right arrow (>) next to the appropriate category. You can:

  • Edit settings for a notification:
    • Enable or disable channels for the selected notification.
    • Apply notification conditions, such as schedules and filters, that affect the delivery of the notification.
  • Create personal notifications, which are subscriptions to specific notifications that matter to you.
Developer tab
Application (Administrators only) Provides a link to the application picker, the Applications list (Link to the Applications list), and the currently selected application (Link to the currently selected application).
Show application picker in header Places an application picker in the banner frame, next to the user menu, when this setting is enabled.
Update Set (Administrators only) Provides a link to the update sets list, the update set picker, and the currently selected update set.
Show update set picker in header Places the update set picker in the banner frame, next to the user menu, when this setting is enabled.
JavaScript Log and Field Watcher (Administrators only) Opens the client-side JavaScript Debug window.
Automated Test Framework Page Inspector Places the inspect icon in the banner frame when this setting is enabled. Enables page developers and test designers to identify page components on customized user interfaces available for custom UI testing in the Automated Test Framework.
Figure 1. System Settings window, General tab
System Settings window