10Preferences

This chapter contains the following:

How can I set general preferences for myself?

Use the General Preferences section in the Set Preferences work area to set your general preferences. Click Navigator > Set Preferences. You can set the general preferences such as language, currency, time zone, accessibility and watchlist.

It's the setting that displays all person names including your own name in the global header, in a specific language. For example, if your display name language is Spanish and your name is Alexander, then you see your name as Alejandro.

If the equivalent of a name doesn't exist in the preferred display language, or if the display language is not set, then the user names are displayed in the preferred default language.

You can upload your photo using the My Details page in the Personal Information work area. When you upload your photo, you can view it in your public information page, Directory search results, and the global header. You can have only one profile photo at a time.

You can also update your photo using the My Photo page in general preferences. Click your user image or name in the global header and go to Personalization - Set Preferences - My Photo.

Uploading a Photo

To upload or update your photo:

  1. In the Personal Information work area, click Update Photo (camera icon) in the user image or name, or the My Photo page in general preferences. The Update Photo icon appears when you hover over your image or name.

  2. Click Browse to select and upload photo.

  3. When uploading the photo,

    • Ensure that the file size is less than 2 megabytes.

    • Upload a photo in any format, but the typical format is either a .png or .jpeg file

    • Ensure that the photo dimensions are 90 x 120 pixels to help reduce the distortion of photo. If the photo is not 90 x 120 pixels, it's recommended to maintain a 3 x 4 aspect ratio.

  4. Click Save and Close.

You can configure the accessibility modes on the Accessibility Preferences page.

Procedure

Follow these steps:

  1. In the global header, click your user image or name and select Access Accessibility Settings.

    Tip: You can also find the Accessibility icon in the global header using the Tab key.
  2. If you rely on screen reader assistive technologies, switch to the Screen Reader mode. Selecting this mode changes several aspects of the user interface. For example, tree components have additional columns that you can use to select specific tree nodes.

  3. Select additional options according to your preferences:

    • If you run your operating system in a high contrast mode such as black on white, switch the color contrast to High.

    • If you run your operating system in a font size greater than 100% of normal size, switch the font size to Large.

  4. Click Save.

High Contrast Mode and Accessible Themes

High contrast mode works well when applied to any of the accessible themes in the application. The available accessible themes are:

  • Autumn Red

  • Bright Blue

  • Crisp Green

  • Crisp Green Banner

  • Dark Gray

  • Dusty Blue Banner

  • Light Blue

  • Midnight Blue

  • Sky Blue

  • Sky Blue Banner

  • Steel Gray

  • Turquoise

  • Vanilla

How can I change or reset my password?

Use the Preferences page to change your password.

In the global header, click your user image or name and select Set Preferences in the Settings and Actions menu. In the General Preferences section, click Password.

Proxies

You can designate another user as a proxy to sign in to the application and perform tasks on your behalf. Proxies are helpful when you can't perform the tasks in person during a specific period.

Note: This functionality is currently not available for Oracle HCM Cloud users.

In the global header, click your name, and from the Settings and Actions menu, select Set Preferences. On the Preferences page, click Proxies.

Impersonation

When your proxies sign in to the application on your behalf, they would be working in an impersonation session. During that period, your proxies have unrestricted access to your account, except that they can't change your preferences. The application supports a scenario where you and your designated proxies can sign in at the same time.

When you sign in, you would see all the work your proxies did on your behalf.

Security

You don't need to share your password with your proxies. While signing in to your account, your proxies must enter their password to verify their identity.

The user must have a role with the appropriate privilegeFND_IMPERSONATE_USER_PRIV. Otherwise, the user doesn't appear in the search results on the Proxies page.

Note: This functionality is currently not available for Oracle HCM Cloud users.

Watchlist

Use your Watchlist preferences to show or hide specific items or categories in your Watchlist.

The preferences contain:

  • All the predefined Watchlist categories and items available to you

  • Any saved searches you're using as Watchlist items

Setting Watchlist Preferences

Follow these steps:

  1. Click your user name or image in the global header, and go to Personalization > Set Preferences > Watchlist.

  2. Use the Enabled check box to display or hide any Watchlist item or category.

    Note: Disabling a category automatically hides all of its items.
  3. Optionally hide enabled Watchlist items that show no records.

Items might be hidden based on your Watchlist preferences. These preferences also apply to saved searches that you're using as Watchlist items. To review your preferences, select your user name or image in the global header, and go to Personalization > Set Preferences > Watchlist.

Other possibilities could be that:

  • You deselected saved searches in the Manage Watchlist dialog box, so they're no longer used as Watchlist items.

  • You deleted saved searches that were used as Watchlist items.

  • Your administrator disabled specific predefined Watchlist items or categories for all users.

  • Your administrator disabled using saved searches (from specific pages) as Watchlist items.

  • Your administrator revoked access to tasks or pages that used to be available to you.

In these cases, you can no longer see the corresponding Watchlist items in your Watchlist and in your Watchlist preferences.