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1.4 Editing user settings

You can find the user settings in the top navigation bar, where you user name is located. Click "User settings" to access. (1.4.1)

Personal data tab

The tab "Personal data", is where you can add you name (1) and e-mail address (2). Some functions in TYPO3 use your emain address, to notify you on different subjects, like for example whenever someone logs in with your account (3). NOTE that you will also receive an email when you login yourself. If you wish, you can add a profile image (4). It is also possible to change the language settings of the interface (5), depending on which languages are available in your installation. (1.4.2)

Password tab

Go to the tab "Password", to change your password,. You will need to fill out your current password (1), the new password (2) and then repeat the new password (3). (1.4.3)

Startup tab

Below the tab "Startup" you can set which view/module you wish to open up in, when you log on to TYPO3 backend. (1.4.4)

Edit & Advanced functions tab

The tab "Edit & Advanced functions" contains more settings to adjust and personalize your account.

  1. The text editor can be set to show only HTML code, if this box is unchecked. But in normal cases it is better to keep it checked.
  2. The Frontend editing can be enabled  by checking this box, if you have the frontend editing module installed. 
  3. This option is also connected to the Frontend editing, and enables a right overlay bar.
  4. You can make the textareas flexible. The height will then grow automatically while typing and the limit is the maximal height set (default 600).
  5. In connection to setting the textarea to flexible, you can set you own preferenced height to how heigh the area can get.
  6. TYPO3 will often crop long titles of records etc. so only the first X characters are shown. Often the number of shown characters depends on this variable. For instance the length of page titles in the page tree is determined by this value.  
  7. This checkbox allows you to set that the display of thumbnails as a default.
  8. This option will enable an "Upload" box for each field in TYPO3 records where you can attach a file or image. Most likely you don't want to disable this since it is usually just a nice thing to have.
  9. By default all hidden files are not displayed in filelists and element browsers and link pickers. This option enables to additionally show the hidden files. (1.4.5)
  1. When you copy a page, subpages can also be copied along if you set this option. The number you set here defines the number of levels under a page to include in a copy operation.
  2. You cannot delete a page with subpages unless this flag is set. Be careful - setting this option means that TYPO3 will allow a whole tree of pages to be deleted in one go!
  3. Reset the user setting to it's default state. (1.4.6)

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