1.6 Editing User Preferences and Enabling Dark Mode

Enable Dark Mode or edit user preferences including the default workspace schema, default date format, support for CSV downloads in Unicode, and control how Oracle Application Express manages windows and tabs when running applications.

To enable Dark Mode or edit your user preferences:

  1. Click the Account menu in the header region.
  2. Click Dark Mode to toggle Dark Mode on or off. Turning Dark Mode on renders the user interface using an inverted color scheme, applying light-colored text, icons and graphical user interface elements on a darker background.
  3. Click Preferences.

    The Preferences dialog appears.

  4. Edit the following attributes:
    • Default Schema - Specifies the default schema used for data browsing, application creation, and SQL script execution. When using workspaces that have more than one schema available, this schema is the default for creating applications, performing SQL queries, and so on. This feature does not control security, only the user's preference.

    • Default Date Format - Specify the default Oracle date format for the user. This option controls the default date format within SQL Workshop.

    • Unicode CSV Downloads - Specify whether to provide SQL Workshop CSV downloads in Unicode. This does only affect SQL Workshop and not custom applications.

    • Run application in new window - Specify how Oracle Application Express manages windows or tabs when running applications from App Builder.

      This option only impacts you when using Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer, and has no effect when using other browsers. Options:

      • Yes - The default, browser preferences are ignored and a new window always opens.

      • No - The runtime application opens in a new window or tab based on Browser preferences. Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer generally do not set focus to another tab in the same window, except when that tab is first launched.

    • Use single window to run all applications - Specify whether different applications reuse the same application runtime window or tab. Options:

      • Yes - Each application you run from App Builder reuses a window or tab used for running the previous application.

      • No - Each application you run is opened in its own window or tab.

  5. Click Apply Changes.