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 isn't set, then the user names are displayed in the preferred default language.

People can see your profile photo on your public information page, in the directory search results, and the global header. You can have only one profile photo at a time.

  1. Go to Me > Quick Actions, and then select Change Photo action

    Note: You may also update your photo using the My Photo page in general preferences. Click the image or name in the global header and go to Personalization > Set Preferences > My Photo
  2. Click Browse and select the photo to upload. Keep these points in mind when selecting the photo:

    • The file size should be less than 20 megabytes.

    • The preferable file format is .png or .jpeg though other image file formats are also supported.

    • Ensure that the image dimension is 90 x 120 pixels to avoid distortion. If the image isn't of this dimension, try maintaining an aspect ratio of 3 x 4.

  3. Click Save and Close.

You can configure the accessibility modes on the General Preferences: Accessibility 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

Change Your Password

After you sign in, you can change your password for better security.

  1. Click your user image or name in the global header, and on the Settings and Actions menu, select Set Preferences.

  2. In the General Preferences section, click Password, and enter your password details.

  3. Click Save and Close.

Proxies

Let's say you're on vacation or busy with work, but you want to take care of some tasks. You can designate a proxy so that someone else can sign in and do the tasks on your behalf in an impersonation session.

How Impersonation Works

Your proxies can sign in using their own passwords, and start an impersonation session. They have unrestricted access to your account, except that they can't change your preferences. By default, everything your proxy does is audited. If a business object isn't set up for audit, your proxy can't work on the business object. So you can ask your administrator to disable auditing using the Audit Impersonation Transaction Enabled (FND_AUDIT_IMPERSONATION_TRANSACTIONS) profile option.

When you sign in, you can see all the work your proxy did for you. Also, you and your proxy can sign in and work at the same time.

Note: If you're an HCM Cloud user, remember that your proxies will have access to your personal and sensitive information, such as your salary details, national IDs, and so on.

Here's how you can designate a proxy to work on your behalf.

  1. Click your user image or name in the global header, and on the Settings and Actions menu, select Set Preferences.

  2. Click Proxies.

  3. Click Actions > Create.

  4. Search for the person you want to designate as your proxy.

    Note: If you can't find the person you want to designate as a proxy, ask your administrator to check if the person has the Impersonate User (FND_IMPERSONATE_USER_PRIV) privilege.
  5. Verify the user details and click Apply.

  6. Click OK.

  7. Select the start and end dates.

  8. Click Save and Close.

That's because the person you want to designate as a proxy doesn't have the Impersonate User (FND_IMPERSONATE_USER_PRIV) privilege. Ask your administrator to assign the privilege to that person.

Note: If you're an HCM Cloud user, remember that your proxies will have access to your personal and sensitive information, such as your salary details, national IDs, and so on.

Watchlist

Use the Watchlist page in the Set Preferences work area 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

Set 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 show 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.