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Updated: 12/23/2015 Applies To: CodeCollaborator 7 Rating: No votes Click to rate: PoorNot badAverageGoodExcellent

User Preferences


To edit your settings and preferences, use the Settings menubar command:


Account Information



The token you use to log into the system. Typically this will be identical to your version control login name.

Normally, you cannot edit your own login name. However, system administrators are able to edit anyone's login name, so contact an administrator if you need this done.


The password needed to log into the system. Can be blank for "no password," although in all cases the password will be displayed with many dots as shown in the screenshot above. This prevents the causal observer from knowing anything about your password, even its length.

When changing your password you have to type it in twice to confirm.

Full Name

Your full, real name. This is displayed to other users everywhere in the system. You can change this setting at any time.

If you leave this field blank your login name will be used for your name. This is undesirable however; most other users will not know you by your login name.

Phone Number

The phone number other users can reach you at. This field is optional.

Time Zone

Your time zone. This will be used to determine users's displayed date/time.

This is defaulted to the time zone selected on the CodeCollaborator server

Is Administrator

Controls whether you are a system administrator. Typically, you are not able to change this field. Only if you are an administrator yourself can you change this. Be careful: If you remove administrative access from yourself, there's no going back! (Unless another administrator adds you back.)

Is Enabled

This field is used by system administrators to determine whether you're allowed to log into the system. If you're looking at your preferences, you can log in, so you'll always see this as "enabled."

Notification Preferences


E-Mail Address

The e-mail address that you want all notifications delivered to, and also to display to other users in the system in case they want to contact you directly via email.

Although this field is technically not required, you really should fill it in, and if you don't, you'll get a warning in your Action Items list.

Notification Level

This controls how many e-mails you want to get. See the [Explain] link for details on the options. Generally, these are the choices:

Get all notifications, even if you were the cause of the notification event
Get notification only of those events that you didn't cause yourself
Get no email notifications

Get CC'ed

This allows you to get CC'ed if you are the author of the review when you make a modification to the review.

Display Preferences


Tutorial Mode

Controls whether those little yellow tutorial boxes are displayed throughout the system. By default, these boxes are displayed to help you understand the user interface.

Version Ordering

Controls how versions are displayed, alphabetically or by order of upload.

Materials Display Mode

Allows the selection of the default display mode (Overlay or Separate) of materials on the Review Summary page.

File View

Controls which style should be used to display files within a changelist. Choices include Compressed Tree, Tree, or Flat.

Diff Viewer Preferences


Default Version Comparison

Controls the default difference view when the file in question has multiple uploaded versions. The "current" version is always displayed; this lets you set the default comparison version to be "the last version that was checked into version control" or "the last version that was uploaded to this review" or "the last version that I pressed the 'Accept' button in the general comment area of".

Review Subscriptions Preferences


Review Subscriptions allow you to automatically subscribe and be included in reviews with a preferred author. Under the "review creator" field, select the login name of the user to whose reviews you would like to be subscribed. If no authors are selected for a given review, the subscription will use the name of the review creator instead - unless the review creator is flagged as a system admin. You can also choose whether you'd like to be Reviewer, Observer, or Moderator in the review.

File Subscriptions Preferences


File Subscriptions allow you to automatically subscribe and be included in reviewers where a particular file is under a review. Like Review Subscriptions, you can choose your role as a Reviewer, Observer, or Moderator. Select an Ant-style expression as the pattern to match the file(s) of interest. The expression will be matched to the file path alone; it will not look for matches in the complete repository path with URL and other server descriptions. Ant-style expressions can include "*" to match any substring within a given directory, or "**" to match any substring of any length, ignoring directory separators. If possible, avoid beginning the pattern with wildcard characters as it can significantly decrease the performance of subscription processing.

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