General preferences

General preferences
The General preferences page is shown.

The following preferences can be changed on the General preferences page:

  • Always run in background—Turn this option on to perform long-running operations in the background that don't prevent you from doing other work.
  • Keep next/previous editor, view and perspectives dialog open—If this option is turned on, the editor and view cycle dialog boxes will remain open when their activation key is released. Normally, the dialog box closes as soon as the key combination is released.
  • Show heap status:—Turn this option on to display an indicator showing information about current Java heap usage. A basic heap monitor in CityEngine reports Java and core heap usage.
  • Open mode—You can select one of the following methods for opening resources:
    • Double click—Clicking a resource will select it and double-clicking it will open it in an editor.
    • Single click (Select on hover)—Hovering over the resource will select it and clicking it once will open it in an editor.
    • Single click (Open when using arrow keys)—Selecting a resource with the arrow keys will open it in an editor.

Depending on which view has focus, selecting and opening a resource may have different behavior.

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