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Set User Preferences

This section describes how to customize your NetQ display, change your password, and manage your workbenches.

Configure Display Settings

The Display card contains the options for setting the application theme (light or dark), language, time zone, and date formats.

To configure the display settings:

  1. Select User Settings in the top-right corner.

  2. Select Profile & Preferences.

  3. Locate the Display card:

    display card with fields specifying theme, language, time zone, and date format.
  4. Select the Theme field and choose either dark or light. The following figure shows the light theme:

    NetQ workbench displayed in light theme
  5. Select the Time zone field to adjust the time zone.

    By default, the time zone is set to the user’s local time zone. If a time zone has not been selected, NetQ defaults to the current local time zone where NetQ is installed. All time values are based on this setting. This is displayed (and can also be changed) in the application header, and is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). If your deployment is not local to you (for example, you want to view the data from the perspective of a data center in another time zone) you can change the display to a different time zone.

  6. In the Date format field, select the date and time format you want displayed on the cards.

Change Your Password

  1. Click User Settings in the top-right corner.

  2. Click Profile & Preferences.

  3. In the Basic Account Info card, select Change password.

  4. Enter your current password, followed by your new password. The select Save.

To reset the password for an admin account, follow these instructions.

Manage Your Workbenches

A workbench is similar to a dashboard. This is where you collect and view the data that is important to you. You can have more than one workbench and manage them with the Workbenches card located in Profile & Preferences. From the Workbenches card, you can view, sort, and delete workbenches. For a detailed overview of workbenches, see Focus Your Monitoring Using Workbenches.