Applies to Collaborator 14.5, last modified on June 13, 2024

The Preferences menu will allow you to change the settings for:

  • Server Connection
  • External Diff Viewer Launcher
  • Miscellaneous

To view preferences, click on File > Preferences in the main screen of the GUI Client:

Collaborator GUI Client - Calling the Preferences Dialog

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You can also view the Preferences menu via the Context Menu of the Tray Notifier.

Server Connection

Collaborator GUI Client - Server Connection Preferences

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Here you can configure the client connection to the server. See Server Connection Configuration.

External Diff Viewer Launcher

Collaborator GUI Client - External Diff Launcher Preferences

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Here you can configure settings for the External Diff Viewer Launcher. This is a helper utility that allows comparing review materials in any third-party diff viewer instead of Web Client's diff viewer.

There are two separate External Diff Command settings, one for comparing two versions of a single file, and one for comparing multiple files (two directory trees).

The External Diff Command field contains the absolute path to the executable the External Diff Viewer Launcher will launch.

The Arguments field contains arguments passed to the executable. Certain variables specified in the Argument field are substituted when the external diff command is invoked. Click the Variables button to view the list of available variables and their descriptions.

External Diff Viewer Launcher can work with almost any third-party diff viewer, and has presets for 5 most popular diff viewers: SourceGear DiffMerge, Araxis Merge, IDM UltraCompare, Guiffy, and Beyond Compare.

To use one of the presets, just click the appropriate button (for example, Guiffy) under External Diff Command Presets.


Collaborator GUI Client - Miscellaneous Preferences

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In the Miscellaneous tab, you can change the following settings:

  • Refresh interval (minutes) determines how often to check Collaborator server for updates.
  • Open review in browser allows to configure if you want to open a review in Web-browser automatically when files/commits are uploaded.

See Also

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