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Configure Global Display Settings

In this section, you can define a number of display-related options to be applied to the Oro application.


The settings are available on four levels: globally, per organization, per website, and per user.


See a short demo on how to set display settings in your Oro application, or continue reading the guidance below.

To open display settings:

  1. Navigate to System > Configuration in the main menu.
  2. Select System Configuration > General Setup > Display Settings in the menu to the left.
Global display settings configuration

User Bar

Field Description
Show Recent Emails

Select this check box to display the recent emails on the user bar (they will appear next to the user name). The functionality is enabled by default.

A recent emails icon displayed on the user bar

Navigation bar

Field Description
Position Select whether the OroCommerce main menu will be positioned at the top of the page or on its left.

Data Grid Settings

Data grid settings define different options used to display all the record lists (grids) in the back-office.

The following options are available:

Field Description
Items Per Page By Default Defines the number of items displayed on one page of the grid by default (every time you open the grid).
Lock Headers In Grids Ensures that grid headers stay visible while you scroll.
Row Link Navigation Enables the ability for the row in the grid to behave like a native link. By right-clicking on the item in the the grid, you can open it in a new tab/window. The option is available from v4.2.8; to check which application version you are running, see the system information. The option is disabled by default.
Record Pagination

Enables the user navigate to the previous or next grid record from a record view page.

A record pagination sample
Record Pagination Limit Defines a maximum number of records available for the record pagination.

Activity Lists

The activity list setting defines different options to be applied to display activities.

The following options are available:

Field Description
Sort By Field Select whether to sort activity records by the date when they were created or by the date when they were updated for the last time.
Sort Direction Select whether to sort records in the ascending or descending direction.
Items Per Page By Default Select how many records will appear on one page of the activity grids.

WYSIWYG Settings

Define whether text formatting tools must be available for emails, notes, and comments.

The value is enabled by default.

Field Description
Enable WYSIWYG Editor

Select this check box to enable text formatting tools for emails, notes and comments.

A formatting tool bar that enables editing a text for emails, notes, and comments


The formatting tools can also be enabled for other text fields in the course of integration.

For more details on WYSIWYG management, see the WYSIWYG Editor topic.

Sidebar Settings

By adjusting the sidebar settings you can enable or disable the left and/or right sidebar to keep your sticky notes and task lists.

Field Description
Enable Left Sidebar Select Yes to enable the user to see and utilize the left sidebar.
Enable Right Sidebar Select Yes to enable the user to see and utilize the right sidebar.

By default, only the right sidebar is enabled.

Tag Settings

Tag settings specify the taxonomy colors available in the system.

Global tag settings

Calendar Settings

Calendar settings specify the colors available to manage calendars:

Field Description
Calendar Colors A set of colors available for color coding different organization calendars.
Event Colors A set of colors available for color coding different organization event.

To change any color in the set:

  1. Click it. The color picker opens.
  2. Drag and drop a dot on the color picker wheel to select a new color.
  3. Adjust the color brightness by dragging the level on the shades bar.
Global calendar settings

Map Settings

Field Description
Enable Map Preview Select whether to show the location on a map when a customer views an address in the storefront. This option does not affect maps in the back-office.
Preview the map in a customer account address book menu in th storefront

Reports Settings

Field Description
Group Same-Entity Conditions Within Condition Groups Select this check box to enable report generation for an entity only if the values match all the field conditions queries within a conditions group. This means that if two conditions (A and B) are applied in a condition group, the report will be generated only when both of them are satisfied. Disable the check box to receive the report that would include the values which satisfy the A condition, the B condition, and both.
Display SQL In Reports And Segments

Select this check box to enable the user to review the SQL request sent to the system for a report or a segment. This way, users can check if a report has been developed correctly.

A sample of the enabled display SQL field

This link will only be available if the View SQL query of a report/segment capability has been enabled for the role.