General preferences

With general preferences, you can customize the general behavior of your Desktop App to suit your needs. For example, you can configure the startup behavior for the Desktop App.

Options window - General tab

You use the General tab of the Options window to customize the general behavior of the Desktop App. To access the Options window, select Tools > Options from the main menu.

Startup section - specifies what the Desktop App displays whenever it starts, the Dashboard or a Collection (for details, see Specifying the startup location):

Startup section - indicates what the Network Inventory application will display on each launch, dashboard or collection

Dashboard - shows the dashboard.

All Computers - shows All Computers collection.

All Chromebooks - shows All Chromebooks collection.

All Network Devices - shows All Network Devices collection.

Close Options section - specifies whether a confirmation dialog box appears before exiting the application.

Confirm before exiting the application - enables a confirmation dialog box, which appears when you click the exit button "x" in the upper-right corner of the application window or press ALT+F4 on the keyboard and asks you if you really want to close the application.

NOTE: This option applies both to the Alloy Discovery Desktop App and Settings App.

Preferred IP Address section - specifies which IP address the Desktop App shows in the views (for details, see Specifying preferred IP address):

IPv4 - shows the IPv4 as preferred IP address.

IPv6 - shows the IPv6 as preferred IP address.

Applying general preferences

Click a task to see detailed instructions: