setup

Default values and override values for the User Settings module.

The "User tools > User settings" module may only represent a subset of the options from the table below.

Default values and overriding values for the "User tools > User settings" module

Properties from the list below are available the different prefixes setup.default and setup.override, and there is another prefix to hide single fields:

setup.default.[someProperty]
This sets default values of the property. A user may override these using its "User Settings" module. This affects only new users who did not login yet. It is not usually not possible to set new defaults for users who already logged in at least once. The only way to apply new defaults to existing users is by "Resetting All Backend User Preferences" in the "Admin tools > Maintenance" section of the install tool.
setup.override.[someProperty]

This forces values for the properties of the list below, a user can not override these setting in its "User settings" module. So, overriding values will be impossible for the user to change himself and no matter what the current value is, the overriding value will overrule it.

Attention

There is a tricky aspect to these setup.override: If first you have set a value by setup.override and then remove it again, you will experience that the value persists to exist. This is because it is saved in the backend user's profile. Therefore, if you have once set a value, do not remove it again but rather set it blank if you want to disable the effect again!

setup.fields.[fieldName].disabled

On top of being able to set default values or override them, it is also possible to hide fields in the "User Settings" module, using setup.fields.[fieldName].disabled = 1. You can find the names of the fields in the "Configuration" module by browsing the "User Settings" array, example:

# Do not show the 'emailMeAtLogin' field to the user in "User Settings" module
setup.fields.emailMeAtLogin.disabled = 1

# And fore the value of this field to be set to 1
setup.override.emailMeAtLogin = 1

copyLevels

Datatype
positive integer
Description
Recursive Copy: Enter the number of page sub-levels to include, when a page is copied

edit_docModuleUpload

Datatype
boolean
Description
File upload directly in Doc. module

edit_RTE

Datatype
boolean
Description
Enable Rich Text Editor

emailMeAtLogin

Datatype
boolean
Description
Notify me by email, when somebody logs in from my account

helpText

Datatype
boolean
Description
Show help text when applicable

lang

Datatype
language-key
Description
One of the language-keys. For current options see typo3/sysext/core/Classes/Localization/Locales.php, e.g. dk, de, es etc.

neverHideAtCopy

Datatype
boolean
Description
If set, then the hideAtCopy feature for records in TCE will not be used.

recursiveDelete

Datatype
boolean
Description
Recursive Delete(!): Allow ALL subpages to be deleted when deleting a page

resizeTextareas

Datatype
boolean
Description
This option makes textareas resizable. When moving towards the right or bottom border of the textarea, the mouse cursor changes to a resize cursor. This is active by default.
Default
1

resizeTextareas_Flexible

Datatype
boolean
Description
This option makes textareas flexible, which means that their height grows automatically while typing. Limit is the maximal height set. This is active by default.
Default
1

resizeTextareas_MaxHeight

Datatype
positive integer
Description
Defines the maximal height of textarea (in pixels).
Default
600

startModule

Datatype
string
Description
Name of the module that is called when the user logs into the Backend

titleLen

Datatype
positive integer
Description
Max. Title Length

thumbnailsByDefault

Datatype
boolean
Description
Show Thumbnails by default