The General preferences options allow the user to configure general application settings, as well as the visual aspects of the application.
These are configurable options pertaining to the applications user interface and user experience.
- Use sound notifications
- Toggles sound tones being used for notifying the user of the completion of a task, errors and notification during an
- Show notification dialog after process complete
- Process complete dialog will be shown at the end of single or multiple disk processing, letting user print certificate, erase
- Toolbar style
- Configures how icons are shown in the toolbar (Figures below).
Figure: Small icons no text
Figure: Large icons no text
Figure: Large icons with text
- Default help source
- If available, user can select help documentation source to be addressed when requested
- Action after all processes complete
- Select either no action or hibernate or shutdown system after all processes finished.
will have 30 seconds to abort system hibernation or shutdown.
- Automatically check for software updates
- If this option set, application will check for a new updates during start.
Device control layout
These settings controls disk bay layout behavior in main Disk Explorer view
- Device signaling delay, sec
- When a process finishes, KillDisk displays a message, overlaying the disk. In the disk bays view This setting configures the
delay of this notification when the process finishes.
- Show row header
- Show row headers in disk bay layout
- Show removable devices in separate row
- All removable devices will be shown in separate row (column) regardless of disk bay mapping.
Application log file settings
These settings apply to the log file, automatically generated by the application. Not to be confused with the erasure report or
certificate. All operations performed in a KillDisk Data Center session will be saved in this log.
- Log file location
- Allows the user to specify where the application log file is saved. By default, this is set to KillDisk's root directory.
- Erase log each time when application starts
- This setting configures whether KillDisk generates a new log file for every session (erasing the log of the previous session),
or appends new sessions to one log file.
Allows user to set hexadecimal view settings, font and interaction.
- Hexadecimal offset
- Toggles offset format between decimal and hexadecimal.
- Show ASCII column
- Toggles display content in ASCII format
- Show UNICODE column
- Toggles display content in UNICODE format
- Bytes per line
- Defines amount of bytes per line in binary display
- Lines to scroll
- Number of lines to scroll for a single mouse wheel sweep
- Pages to scroll
- Number of pages to skip for a single PageUp or PageDown click
- Font name
- Select any monospace font available for better experience
- Font size
- Font size to be used in binary view