Use the→ menu to bring up the user information dialog.
This dialog has three tabs, Contact information (selected), Password and Other information. The logged in user can update the following contact information details.
If you are using a multi-user account, for example a demo-account, you do not have permission to change the contact information.
Your full name. You are not allowed to change this. If it is not correct, contact an administrator to do it for you.
Your email address (optional). If an email has been specified and if the server administrator has enabled email notifications, you also have the option to select if messages should be sent as emails. This can be useful to keep track of jobs that take a long time to complete.
The name of the organisation you work for or represent (optional).
Your postal address as it should be printed on letters to you (optional).
Your phone number (optional). You may enter multiple phone numbers, for example your work phone number and a mobile number.
Your fax number (optional).
An URL to your home page or your organisation's home page (optional).
Pressto save the changes or to abort.
Use the→ menu to bring up the other information dialog.
This dialog has three tabs, Contact information , Password and Other information (selected) .
The look of the Other information tab can differ a bit between different servers, depending on what settings the server is installed with. There are three inputs in a fresh BASE installation but it is only the Description text area that is static, the others can be removed or more fields can be added (managed by the server administrator). The three fields, included in a the BASE installation, are
Your mobile number(Optional).
Your Skype contact information(Optional).
Text area where you can put useful information that couldn't be stored anywhere else(Optional).
Pressto save the changes or to abort.
Use the→ menu to bring up the change password dialog.
This dialog has three tabs, Contact information, Password (selected) and Other information.
Enter the new password.
Retype the same password. You must do this to avoid spelling mistakes.
If you are using a multi-user account, for example a demo-account, you do not have permission to change the password.
If you leave both fields empty the password will not be changed. It is not possible to have an empty password.
Use the Appearance, Plugins and Most recent.→ menu to bring up the preferences dialog. This dialog has three tabs,
This tab contains settings that affect the appearance of the web client.
Select a basic font size. You can choose between five sizes: extra small (XS), small (S), medium (M), large (L) and extra large (XL). The default font size is medium.
The scale factor affects the size of pop-up windows. This setting exists because different browsers render pages differently. If you often find that pop-up windows are too small you can change this setting to make them bigger.
The scale factor is automatically changed if the font size is changed.
This setting is used to control how long description texts are displayed in tables and other places with limited space. There are three settings:
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You may choose if the toolbar buttons should have only images, only text or both images and text. The default is that they have both images and text.
Select three colors to use when displaying data that is suitable for color coding, for example the intensity ratio in two-color experiments. The default setting is blue-black-yellow. The list of presets contains other useful color combinations (for example, the BASE version 1 red-yellow-green) and the most recently used color combinations.
A format string describing how dates should be displayed. We support all formatting options supported by the Java language. For more information see: SimpleDateFormat documentation The most useful format patterns are:
The list of presets contains the most commonly/recently used date formats.
A format string describing how dates with times should be displayed. We support all formatting options supported by the Java language. For more information see: SimpleDateFormat documentations The most useful time-format patterns are:
The number of decimals to display for numeric values. The default is 2.
This tab contains settings that affect plug-in execution.
Mark the checkbox if you want to have a message sent to you when a plug-in completes execution. This setting can be overridden each time you start a plug-in.
This checkbox should be marked if you want the jobs, done by import or export plug-ins, to be marked as removed if they finished successfully. This setting can be overridden each time you start a plug-in.
This checkbox should be marked if you want to show warning messages from plug-ins in the Select plug-in dialog. Warning-level messages usually originates from plug-ins that are unrelated to the current task and are only of interest to plug-in developers. Error messages that are related to the current task are always shown.
This tab contains settings that affect the Recent items menu.
The number of recently viewed items to remember. The default is to remember 6 items. The remembered items will be displayed in the Recent items menu in the menu bar.
The number of recently used items to remember. The default is to remember 4 items. The remembered items will be displayed in edit dialogs where they have been used before. Each type of edit operation has it's own list of remembered items. For example, there is one list that remembers the most recently used protocols when creating a sample, and there is another list that remembers the most recently used scanners when creating a scan.
If checked, the names of the items will be loaded and displayed in the menu, otherwise only the ID and type of item is displayed.
Always remember the last viewed item of the selected types. For example, if you have selected Experiment as a sticky item, the last viewed experiment will be remembered even if you view hundreds of other items. Use the arrow buttons to move item types between the lists and sort the sticky items list. Sticky items will be displayed in the Recent items menu in the menu bar.