Applies to ReadyAPI 3.9, last modified on July 16, 2021

This topic provides a list of UI options (backup, autosave, look and feel, item ordering in a tree, and so on) and their descriptions.

To access the UI options:

  1. Click on the ReadyAPI toolbar.

  2. Select UI in the left part of the ReadyAPI Preferences window and configure the necessary options.

The available options and their descriptions are in the table below.

Option Description
Close projects If selected, all the projects are closed at startup to reduce the startup time and lower memory consumption.
Show test step editor If selected, ReadyAPI opens the test step editor when a new test step is created. See Test Steps.
Sort projects If selected, projects are sorted in the Navigator in the alphabetical order.
Sort services If selected, services are sorted in the Navigator in the alphabetical order.
Sort REST resources If selected, REST resources are sorted in the Navigator in the alphabetical order.
Sort requests If selected, requests are sorted in the Navigator in the alphabetical order.
Show descriptions If selected, ReadyAPI shows descriptions when they are available.
Save projects on exit If selected, ReadyAPI automatically saves all the projects on exit.
Create backup If selected, ReadyAPI creates a backup copy of the project file before saving it.
Backup folder The directory to store backups.
Default value: the relative path to the project directory.
Autosave interval Sets an interval for automatic saving of projects, in minutes.
This option is applied only to projects in which no tests are running. Enter 0 to disable automatic saving.
Enable the Groovy log If selected, ReadyAPI keeps the Groovy log active during load testing.
Normalize line-break If selected, then, when saving your projects, ReadyAPI will use line breaks that are specific to your operating system. Default: Selected.

We would recommend that you enable this setting if you add your project to a Git repository. The setting will make the project files more friendly to the “auto-merge” feature of Git.

Size of raw response message to show, B Sets the size of the raw response message to show (in bytes). See Response Raw View.
Size of raw request message to show, B Sets the size of the raw request message to show (in bytes). See Request Raw View.
Wrap content in Raw message viewers If selected, ReadyAPI wraps the content of requests and responses in the raw message viewer.
Disable message on data source creation If selected, the message that informs you about automatic generation of parameter values for requests is not displayed when you add a data source.
Disable usage statistics If selected, no usage statistics are collected.
Do not notify about the use of Property Expansions If selected, the message informing you about property expansions is not displayed.
Workspace type Defines the workspace mode: either Tabbed or Single Panel.
Minimize button If selected, disables the minimize button (Minimize) for tabs.
Undock button If selected, disables the undock button (Undock) for tabs.
Tab sizing policy If selected, keeps the tabs the same size unless they are manually resized.
Color blind mode If selected, enables the color-blind mode.

See Also

Request Editor Interface
Workspace Modes

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