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Setting UI Preferences

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Last Modified 2022-04-22 14:43 EDT

There are a few adjustable interface preferences and a built-in theme editor for creating your own TrueNAS color schemes.

To access user preferences, click > Preferences. This page has options to adjust global settings in the web interface, manage custom themes, and create new themes.


Tuning the Visibility of UI Elements.

If you want to change the color appearance of the web interface, you can open the Choose Theme drop down and select from a range of prebuilt or any custom created themes. The High Contrast option offers the most visibility

If your screen space is limited, set Prefer buttons with icons only to only display icons and tooltips without text labels.

For increased security, you can unset the Enable Password Toggle checkbox. This removes all the icons next to password fields and prevents the actual password characters from being visible.

Creating a Custom Theme

If one of the included themes doesn’t satisfy your preference, a fully custom theme can be created. Click CREATE NEW THEME to start configuring the theme.

Preferences Custom Theme

  1. Open Load colors from existing theme and select an existing theme to import into the configuration. This is useful when you have an existing theme you like but want to change a couple of colors within it.
  2. Click the COLORS tab and define the color values you want to use for this new theme. You can either type in RGBA or hexadecimal color values or click a color swatch to open a visual color picker. The Preview updates to reflect your current choices. If you want to turn this off and compare with the currently active theme, click the PREVIEW tab and toggle Global Preview.
  3. Go to the GENERAL tab and choose the primary, accent, and topbar colors for the theme. These options are based off the color selections you made in the COLORS tab.
  4. Name and label the theme and click SUBMIT to save it and add it to the options on the Preferences page.