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Specifying Display Settings

Select the Display tab.

Use the Display tab to configure the appearance of the PeopleSoft graphical user interface. For instance, you can adjust page width and height to fit in with the other elements on your desktop.


In the Language drop-down list box, specify which language you want to display on your PeopleSoft pages. The default setting is US English.

Note: You select from the languages that PeopleSoft delivers. Although you can implement applications to appear in other languages, you cannot switch to custom languages using PeopleSoft Configuration Manager. Switch to these languages by manually changing the registry setting.

Page Display

You can adjust page display size or the page height and width.

Display Size, Width, andHeight

Specify display size in pixels. This setting affects the default size of the PeopleSoft window as displayed in the corresponding Width andHeight fields. Select from:

  • 640 X 480: The default window size is 640 pixels by 448 pixels.

  • 800 X 600: The default window size is 800 pixels by 576 pixels.

  • 1024 X 768: The default window size is 1024 pixels by 744 pixels.

  • Custom: You can manually set the default window size by specifying width and height values.

Note: Changing these parameters does not affect open windows. If either value is either blank or zero, the values are reset to 640 by 480 pixel resolution.

Page Sizing

Use this field to specify how pages that were designed for a different-size window should be displayed. Select from:

  • CLIP:Page controls are always displayed in their normal size. If a page is too large for the window, the page information is clipped along the right and bottom edges of the window. Use scroll bars to view the remainder of the page.

  • SCALE: Pages are scaled to fit the window as necessary. For example, if your display size is set to 640 by 480 pixels, and you open a page designed to display in an 800 by 600 pixel window, the page controls are scaled down so that all page information appears. Conversely, if you open a page designed for 640 by 480 pixel resolution in a larger window, the page controls are scaled to fill the window completely.

Show Page in Navigator

Select to see the navigator tree view and the page view at the same time.

Highlight Popup Menu Fields

Select to highlight fields with associated pop-up menus. The box is clear by default. In most cases, it's a good idea to indicate which fields contain pop-up menus. Pop-up menus are indicated by a black rectangle surrounding the perimeter of a page control.

Show Database Name

Select to display the name of current database in the status bar at the bottom of a PeopleSoft page, in addition to the current page name and the activity. For example, the status bar might read PTDMO, Job Data 1, Add. This feature is useful if you are running multiple instances of PeopleTools.

Note: The database name may be abbreviated to fit on the screen.


Use the Font options to configure the way that text appears on the screen in PeopleSoft applications.

Click the Font button to bring up a standard font selection pop-up menu, as shown in the following example:

Business Process Display

Select from:

  • On: The navigator appears with each menu group that you open.

  • Off: You must open the navigator manually.

  • First: The navigator appears on the first instance of PeopleSoft only. Subsequent instances do not display the navigator.