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User Preference Settings

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The User Preference Settings component displays options for your user to specify how their app behaves, in terms of theme and measurement system.

In the Web GIS - Default template, the User Preference Settings is a subcomponent of the User component.

The table below describes the settings available to the user.



Compact View

When enabled, reduces the padding of user interface elements. This allows more information to be displayed before needing to scroll, which may better suit desktop displays.


Applies an overall background color scheme.

This setting overrides the Color Theme setting configured in Branding Settings.

Measurement System

Sets the measurement units of the app to be one of the following:

Auto (Metric/US Customary): Uses the web browser's locale settings to automatically set the units of measurement.

Metric: Sets the app to use metric units of measurement.

US Customary: Sets the app to use imperial units of measurement.

This setting overrides the Measurement System setting configured in Region Settings.


Main Settings




Type a title to display for the component. This title is used both in Web and Designer.


To select an icon to represent the component, click Select Icon, click the desired icon, and click OK. To remove the icon, click Clear Icon.


Visibility Filters



Visible To

Determines which users and groups can access this component. If no users or groups are specified, all users can access this component by default.

The Hidden From setting overrides this setting.

Hidden From

Determines which users and groups are explicitly forbidden to access this component.

 This setting overrides the Visible To setting.





Margin (px)

The margin space around the component in pixels.

Initially Hidden

Specifies whether or not the component is initially hidden when the app loads. If selected, the component remains hidden unless activated, for example, by the Show command.

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