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Configure Workspace Settings Dialog Box

Getting there


Workspace and Documents

When starting workspace

Specify whether to display the New or Open dialog box or to run an action when Reflection starts.

Note: When a workspace is opened by double-clicking on a session document file, this setting is not applied. (The workspace opens without displaying a dialog box or running an action.)



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Show New dialog

Display the New dialog box used to choose which type of session to configure.



Show Open dialog

Display the Open dialog box used to choose a session document file.



Show nothing

Open the workspace without displaying a dialog box.



Run Startup action

Set up an action (for example, a startup macro) that is performed when Reflection starts.


Select Action

Open the Select Action dialog box used to specify actions (available only when Run Startup Action is selected).

When closing a document

Specify what you want done with any changed settings when you close a document.

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Save document settings automatically

Save the modified version of the session document and any related files without any additional prompt. If one of the modified files is a built-in file, a copy of the built-in file is saved in your user data directory.

Ask me to save document settings

Specify where to save the modified version of the session document and any related files at the time you choose to create it.

Discard document settings

Discard any changes to the session document and any related files.


Exit workspace when last document closed

Automatically exit Reflection after the last document (session or Web page) in the workspace is closed.

Hide built-in templates for new documents

When selected, only user-defined templates are available from the Create New Document dialog box.

Clear clipboard when closing workspace

When selected, any data that may have been copied to the Clipboard is cleared when the workspace is closed.


Enable event logging

Select to send error information to the Windows logging service.

Help System

When displaying help

Specify whether to use the product Help as it appears on the Attachmate Web site or the Help installed on your local computer.

If the Help system you specify is not available, Reflection will use the other one.

Remote Session

Optimize Citrix and WTS sessions

Select to turn off cursor blinking and disable the splash screen when running Reflection under Citrix or WTS.

Note: This setting is ignored if you are not running under Citrix or WTS.

Application Sounds


Select the application event with which to associate a sound.


The sound file played when the associated application event occurs.


Click to locate a sound file to associate with application events.


Play the sound file associated with the selected application event.



Default user data directory

Type the path for the default directory in which session and other documents are saved, or click Browse to locate it. All Open and Save As dialog boxes default to this directory (including, for example, screen history and scratch pad files).

Note: To reopen the file later, it must be saved in a trusted location.


Default legacy EXTRA! directory

Type or browse to the default directory in which to save legacy EXTRA! macros or other legacy files, such as quickpads.

User Interface

UI Preferences

Note: If you change this setting after configuring sessions, the appearance of those sessions may be unpredictable.

User interface mode

Ribbon is the default UI for Reflection. It provides a user experience similar to the most recent Office applications, including features such as super ToolTips and Ribbon galleries.

When using the Ribbon, you can have more than one document open in the same workspace. Tabs allow you to see which documents are open, and to change between documents.

Browser provides a "minimalist" look and feel that is similar to the latest Web browsers. Multiple documents are displayed in tabs.



Classic provides the familiar menu and toolbar interface. When using the Classic UI, only one document can be open in a workspace, and other features may not be available.

Note: All of the Help procedures are written for the Ribbon UI.

Look and Feel / Color scheme

Select the base color for the application and Ribbon background. The color scheme does not affect your host screen, only the frame around it. To change the colors of the host screen, choose a different theme.



You can configure your workspace with two different types of "look and feel" settings that provide different ways to access the workspace menu.

With the "Office 2007" look and feel, you use the Reflection button The Reflection button to access the workspace menu.

The Reflection button

With the "Office 2010" look and feel, you use the Reflection File menu to access the workspace menu.

The Reflection button


Arrange documents as

Documents in the workspace are displayed in tabs by default. If you are using the Reflection Ribbon, you can choose to display them in windows that can be tiled or cascaded.

Tab strip location

Specify whether to display document tabs at the top (default), bottom, left, or right.

Show Close button on each tab

Clear to remove the Close button from the document tabs. Individual document tabs can still be closed using the Close button at the end of the tab strip.

Recent Documents

Maximum number of Recent Documents to show

Specify the maximum number of recently used documents to display in the Recent Documents list on the workspace menu.

Clear Recent Documents List

Click to remove all documents from the list.


Select the language you want to use for the Reflection UI.

Related Topics

Configure Color Settings

Change the UI Language

The User Interface

Manage Themes Dialog Box