Account preferences

Change how assets display in the asset tree

The default way assets names are shown in the asset tree is controlled using keywords. You can customize how asset details display in the asset tree by changing the asset tree display settings.

  1. Click Edit.

  2. Use the documentation link to view the different naming options available.

  3. Click Customise to make the Asset Display Name field editable.

  4. Customize your preferred display name options. For example:

    %asset_short_name% ⚙︎%asset_type_code% #%asset_assetid%
  5. Click Save.

  6. In the Asset tree click to refresh all assets and show the new display name pattern you set.

    getting started user preferences asset display

If you want to revert to the original asset tree settings, clear the Customise checkbox and save your changes.

Show statuses in asset tree

You can show the asset status colors in the asset tree on-demand when you click ✔️ to show status colors.

If you like this feature, you can set it to always show by default.

  1. Click Edit.

  2. Click Customise next to Show statuses in asset tree to edit the setting.

  3. Turn on the feature.

  4. Click Save

  5. In the asset tree click to refresh all assets and show the asset status color.

You can still toggle the asset status colors on-demand using ✔️ to show status colors.

Customize preview screen size options

Matrix lets you customize screen size options you can select from when you preview assets on your website frontend.

The User Interface section lets you customize the screen sizes you select from when previewing your site.

Any customizations you create in this section are available for all pages you preview on the frontend.

Customize the default admin mode screen

In Accessing the system you learned you could append _admin to the end of any Matrix URL and access the admin mode screens.

You might not know that you can customize what screen displays by default when you access assets using this method.

  1. Click Edit.

  2. In the User Interface group, find the Default Admin Mode Screen setting.

  3. Click Customise to change the default value from Details to your preferred screen choice.

    Default asset screen with options expanded

  4. Click Save.

  5. Navigate to the URL of any asset and notice that your preferred default screen choice opens instead of the default.

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