Edit Your User Settings

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If you want to make Confluence fit you, like a well-worn pair of sneakers, you can set some preferences that will make you feel more at home:

General User Preferences

To edit your general user settings:

  1. Choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Settings
  2. Choose Edit and update the settings

  3. Choose Submit



Site Homepage

Select the page that you would like to see whenever you log into Confluence.


Select your language. See below.

Time zone

Select your time zone.

Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Enable keyboard shortcuts, other than for the editor.

Text selectTurn off the popup options panel when highlighting text.

Screenshot: Editing your user profile settings


More about Language

Setting your language preference in your user profile is described in the section above. This section gives more information about that setting and other settings that affect the language Confluence will use.

Individual users can choose the language that Confluence will use to display screen text and messages. Note that the list of supported languages depends on the language packs installed on your Confluence site.

The language used for your session will depend on the settings below, in the following order of priority from highest to lowest:

  • The language preference defined in your user profile. Note that you need to be logged in for this setting to take effect.
  • The language that you choose by clicking an option at the bottom of the Confluence login screen. Confluence stores this value in a cookie. When the cookie expires, the setting will expire too. 

  • The language set in your browser. The browser sends a header with a prioritized list of languages. Confluence will use the first supported language in that list. Confluence administrators can disable this option by setting the confluence.browser.language.enabled system property to false

  • The default language for your site, as defined by your Confluence site administrator. 

Editor Preferences

You can set some options that determine the way the Confluence editor works. Note that these settings affect only you. Other people using Confluence can enable or disable the settings on their user profiles independently.

To change your editor preferences:

  1. Choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Settings
  2. Click Editor under 'Your Settings' in the left-hand panel
  3. Click Edit and make your changes

  4. Click  Submit



Disable Autocomplete

Select to disable autocompletion when you press one of the trigger characters.

Disable Autoformatting

Select to disable autoformatting when you type wiki markup in the editor. Click ? on the editor toolbar to learn more.

Screenshot: User settings for the editor

Last modified on Oct 11, 2021

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