Global Preferences

The global options cover a number of aspects of the overall operation of Oxygen XML Developer. To configure the Global options, open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to Global.

The following options are available in the Global preferences page:
Automatic Version Checking
If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Developer will check for a new version on startup.
Check for notifications
If selected (default value), the application will check for various types of messages from the Oxygen XML Developer website and they will be displayed in the status bar. The types of messages include the addition of new videos on the website, the announcement of upcoming webinars and conferences where the Oxygen XML Developer team will participate, and more.
This option specifies the language used in the user interface. You can choose between English, French, German, Dutch, or Japanese. You must restart Oxygen XML Developer for the change to take effect.
Other language
This option sets the language used in the user interface using an interface localization file. For details about creating this file, see Localizing the User Interface. You can use this option to set the language of the user interface to a language that is not shipped with Oxygen XML Developer.
Note: If some interface labels are not rendered correctly after restarting the application, (for example, Chinese or Korean characters are not displayed correctly), make sure that your operating system has the appropriate language pack installed (for example, the East-Asian language pack).
Line separator
This option sets the line separator used when saving files. Use System Default to select the normal line separator for your OS. If you want the existing file separator of a file to be maintained, regardless of your current OS, select Detect the line separator on file open.
Detect the line separator on file open
When this option is selected, the editor detects the line separator when a file is loaded and it uses it when the file is saved. New files are saved using the line separator defined by the Line separator option.
Default Internet browser
This option sets the Web browser that Oxygen XML Developer will use to do the following:
  • Open (X)HTML or PDF transformation results.
  • Open a web page (for example, pointing to specific paragraphs in the W3C recommendation of XML Schema if there are XML Schema validation errors).
If you leave this setting blank, the system default browser will be used.
Open last edited files from project
When this option is selected, Oxygen XML Developer opens the files you had open the last time you used a project whenever you open the application or switch to that project.
Check opened files for file system changes
When this option is selected, Oxygen XML Developer checks the content of the all opened editors to see if they have been updated by another application. If the file has changed, Oxygen XML Developer will ask you if you want to reload the file.
Auto update unmodified editors on file system changes
If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Developer automatically updates unmodified editors if the edited file changes externally.
Beep on operation finished
When this option is selected, Oxygen XML Developer beeps when a validation or transform action ends. Different tones are used for success and failure. The tones used may depend on the sound settings in your operating system.
Show memory status
When this option is selected, the memoryOxygen XML Developer uses is displayed in the status bar. To free memory, click the Free unused memory button located at the right side of the status bar. The memory status bar turns yellow or red when Oxygen XML Developer uses too much memory. You can change the amount of memory available to Oxygen XML Developer by changing the parameters of the application launcher.
Show Java vendor warning at startup
If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Developer displays a warning on startup if a non-recommended version of the Java virtual machine is being used.
Order of switching between editor tabs
This option specifies the order for switching between opened file tabs when using Ctrl + Tab (Command + Tab on OS X) or Ctrl + Shift + Tab (Command + Shift + Tab on OS X). You can choose between:
  • Recently used order - Switches to the most recently used tab.
  • Visual order - Switches to the next tab in visual order.
File Chooser Dialog

This options specifies the directory that will be shown when the Open file dialog box is displayed. You can choose between:

  • Directory of the edited file - The folder where the currently edited file is stored will be displayed.
  • Last visited directory - The last visited folder will be displayed.
Show hidden files and directories
If this option is selected, Oxygen XML Developer shows system hidden files and folders in the file browser dialog box and the folder browser dialog box.
Tip: On Mac OS X, you need to press Command + Shift + Period in the file browser to show hidden files.