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:
Click on the ReadyAPI toolbar.
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.
Selects the color set for UI elements:
|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.|
The directory to store backups.
Default value: the relative path to the project directory.
Sets an interval for automatic saving of projects, in minutes.
This option is applied only to projects in which no tests are running. Enter
|Enable the Groovy log||If selected, ReadyAPI keeps the Groovy log active during load testing.|
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.|
|Timestamp format in the log component||
Specify a format of the timestamp used in log messages.
String formatString format
ReadyAPI uses the SimpleDateFormat class to parse the date. This class considers all letter characters (from
Usually, specifying the same letter several times changes the format to a longer version. For example:
The following list shows the most used representations of the letters. For the full description, see the class documentation.
|Workspace type||Defines the workspace mode: either Tabbed or Single Panel.|
|Minimize button||If selected, disables the minimize button () for tabs.|
|Undock button||If selected, disables the undock button () 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.|