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Increasing the amount of memory that Oxygen XML Editor uses on Windows and Linux

For Windows and Linux installations of Oxygen XML Editor, the startup launchers for the application and its executable internal tools (Tree Editor, XML Schema Regular Expressions Builder, Large File Viewer, SVN Client, Compare Directories, and Compare Files) include a default .vmoptions file in the installation directory that contain some startup parameters (such the -Xmx parameter, which is used for allocating memory for that particular application). If your installation contains these .vmoptions files, you can edit the parameters in them so that the applications will launch with your desired values. However, if you re-install the application, install an update for the application, or deploy it to other users or machines, those parameters will be reset to their default values.

To increase the memory available to the Oxygen XML Editor application on Windows:
  1. Browse the installation directory of Oxygen XML Editor.
  2. Locate the -Xmx parameter in the oxygen20.1.vmoptions file. If it is located in a directory where you do not have write access, copy the file to another folder (where you do have write access), modify it there, and then copy it back to the original location.
    Note: The parameters from the .vmoptions file are used when you start Oxygen XML Editor with the oxygen launcher (or with the desktop shortcut). If you use the command-line script (oxygen.bat or oxygen.sh) to launch Oxygen XML Editor, modify the -Xmx parameter in that script file.
    Tip: For 32-bit Windows, modify the parameter to -Xmx1024m or larger, but not over -Xmx1200m. Make sure you do not exceed your physical RAM. For 64-bit Windows modify the parameter to a larger value (for example, -Xmx2048m). It is recommended to not use more than half of your existing physical RAM.
  3. Restart Oxygen XML Editor. Go to Help > About and verify the amount of memory that is actually available (see the JVM Memory Used in the last row in the Copyright tab). If Oxygen XML Editor does not start and you receive and error message saying that it could not start the JVM, decrease the -Xmx parameter and try again.

Increasing the amount of memory that Oxygen XML Editor uses on OS X

To increase the memory available to Oxygen XML Editor on OS X:
  1. Ctrl + Single-Click (Command + Single-Click on OS X) (or right-click) the Oxygen XML Editor icon in Finder.
  2. From the contextual menu, select Show Package Contents.
  3. Go to the contents directory and edit the Info.plist file.
    Note: You can open this file either with the Property List Editor, or the TextEdit.
  4. Look for the VMOptionArray key and add the -Xmx parameter in a new string element from the array element. For example, for 1500 MB use the following:
    <string>-Xmx1500m</string>
    Tip: Try not to use more than half of your existing physical RAM if possible.

Setting a system property

To set a system property, edit the application launcher and add a parameter after the %OXYGEN_JAVA% token, using the following form:
-Dproperty.name=value
You can also set a system property through a parameter prefixed with -Doxy in the command line used to start the application:
oxygen20.1.exe "-Doxyproperty.name=value"

All system properties are displayed in the System properties tab of the About dialog box.

To view the list of Oxygen XML Editor system properties, go to Custom System Properties.

Disabling DPI Scaling

Some users may prefer the look of smaller icons in an HiDPI display. To achieve this, display scaling needs to be disabled for high DPI settings. To disable the DPI scaling, set the following property in .vmoptions (or in the .bat script):
sun.java2d.dpiaware=false