Advanced Settings

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The Advanced Settings dialog
The Advanced Settings dialog


The Advanced Settings dialog provides controls to configure certain features of the software.

Changing settings in this dialog may result in software instability. Changes should be made with caution.
If any changes have been made in the dialog, the software must be restarted in order for the changes to take effect.


The dialog is accessed by clicking the Advanced button on the System – General page of the Preferences dialog.


  • All – click the button to display in the grid all available settings.
  • Modified – click the button to display only those settings whose values (the Value column) are different from defaults (the Default Value column).
  • Open Beta – click the button to display in the grid only those features that are in Open Beta state.
    The Open Beta settings are considered to be used for experimental testing and evaluation.
  • Search – enter text to dynamically filter the grid information by the Preference Name or Description.
  • Grid – displays the available settings.
    • Preference Name – the name of the feature.
    • Status – lists the status of the feature, either Default (the current Value of the setting is the same as its Default Value) or User Set (the current Value of the setting is different from its Default Value).
    • Type – displays the preference type, either Boolean (a preference that can be enabled or disabled through use of a checkbox in the Value column) or Integer (a preference that requires a value to be entered).
    • Value – displays the current values of listed preferences. This column is editable. For a Boolean type preference, use the associated checkbox to enable or disable the preference. For an Integer type preference, enter the required value.
    • Default Value – displays the default values of listed preferences. This column is not editable. A default value will be applied to the Value field when resetting a selected preference or all preferences in the list.
    • Description – this is a description of the feature. Note that for some Integer type preferences, the valid range of values that can be entered, and what they signify, is included in the description.
      Note that descriptions of Open Beta features are prefixed with the [Open Beta] text.
  • Reset – click to reset the selected setting, i.e. apply the Default Value of the setting selected in the grid to its current Value. This button is only available if the current Value of the selected setting is different from its Default Value (the setting's Status is User Set).
  • Reset All – click to reset all settings, i.e. apply default values of all listed settings to their current values.
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