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Graph IDEApplication ► Preferences

The Application-wide Preferences are accessed by the main menu Preferences or Status Bar Shortcut drop down button. The following is an explanation of each control on the Preferences editor.


The Main settings define overall attributes of Graph IDE.

Interface Theme

Interface Theme : Sets the interface theme to one of original, flat or dark. The theme transforms immediately.

Transient Selectors

Cursor : When selected the Cursor Information appears on a Graphic View.

Information : When selected then various informational selectors appear over the Graphic Selector, Tables and at other locations.


Number Of Recent Documents : Sets the number of recent documents to show in the recent document menu item.


Export Type : Specifies what happens when a representation is exported to another application. For the most part this should be set to the default of Destination which means the target application can query Graph IDE for the best representation.

Color Space : Determines the color space of the export. This should be left to RGB.

DPI : Determines the dots per inch of any resulting raster export.

Compression : Determines the compression amount of any resulting raster export.

Chart Tasks

This is applicable to the Chart Tasks interface when that interface is available. See Chart Tasks for additional information.

Does Use Standalone Inspectors : When checked, the inspector for a chart task is a standalone window, otherwise it is a sheet.


The Client editor defines a custom cloud host to connect to.

Custom Cloud Account Server

Custom Cloud Host Name : A DNS host that provides cloud service. If an entry is provided then it will appear in the host entries for the Login editor. The entry must be a valid DNS name for example, www.local or any entry that your domain name service can lookup.

Facility Settings

These settings are only enabled for the web edition. They are related to browser settings and can be overridden by the user so should not be relied upon.

Agent Type : The browser client agent type.

Agent Style Type : The browser client agent style type.

System Type : The browser client system type.

Language Type : The browser client language type.


The Server editor controls vending of results to network clients. Keep the server off unless you have a specific need.

Peer Visual Server

Server Type : Set to Network Server to start the internal network server or No Server to not start the server. See Server for additional information.

Server Log Type : Sets the level of logging for the server. Since the server logs always goes to stdout and stderr the log only make sense when those system logs can be accessed.

Visuals1,2 : Select if you wish the server to vend visual results based upon SOA requests. In other words, make graphs for clients.

Cloud Accounts1,2,3 : Select if you wish client Graph IDE applications to Login to the server (and save documents on the server).

Cloud Administration1,2,3 : Select if you wish client Graph IDE applications to Administer cloud accounts on the server. It is recommended that you leave this unchecked unless you are actively adding or modifying cloud accounts.

Web App Guest1,2,3 : Select if you wish web browsers to login remotely as guests without an account.

Administrative1,2 : Select if you wish the server to respond to administrative queries. This should probably be left off unless there is an explicit need for it.

Cached Results1,2 : Select if you wish the server to cache results for later retrieval. This should probably be left off unless there is an explicit need for it.

Distributed Compiler1 : Select if you wish the server to act as a SOA distributed compiler and execution engine. This should probably be left off unless there is an explicit need for it.

1. Requires knowledge about network security and appropriate configurations.

2. Acts in conjunction with local network clients such as vvizard.

3. Only functions in production situations with a headless version of the server.

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