HotJava Views is controlled by a set of eight property files at the group, user, and client levels.
User properties - User properties are stored in the user's home directory. Initial group properties are overridden by the user's individual property file.
Group properties - Each user is normally a member of a group and inherits the group properties. Group properties are usually the main source of the final properties. Users who are not members of a group inherit the group properties of the group currently designated as the "default" group. There are both initial and final group property files.
Client properties - Client properties are specific to a given network computer. They typically control a few items, such as the default printer, that are specific to the physical location of the JavaStation.