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Katalon Preferences

Katalon Preferences define default behaviors of Katalon Studio across projects. In Katalon Preferences, you can configure:

In this article, you can learn some basic configurations for general behaviors at startup.

Katalon Preferences

To configure Katalon general behaviors at startup, from the main menu, go to Katalon Studio > Preferences > Katalon.

Shortcut to open the Preferences dialog:

  • macOS: +`

  • Windows: Ctrl+Shift+P

Katalon preferences

You can see the following options:

OptionsCapabilities
On the next starting applicationThis option allows you to Auto restore the previous session or Open a clean session when starting Katalon Studio.
Show Help at startupThis option allows you to turn on/off the Help page at startup.
Automatically check for new versionThis option allows Katalon Studio to automatically check for the latest version.

You need an active Katalon Studio Enterprise license to disable these functions below:

OptionsCapabilities
Allow usage trackingThis option allows you to configure the usage tracked by Katalon Studio. By default, Katalon Studio is allowed to collect errors, execution logs, and other information about your application use. You can refer to this document: Privacy Policy for further details of our tracking.
Received dynamic content notificationsFrom Katalon version 8.2.0 onwards, you can stop receiving notifications from the Katalon Studio team by un-checking this option.
Show Start Page contentsFrom Katalon version 8.2.0 onwards, you can hide Start Page contents by un-checking this option.
Note:

To learn more about Katalon licenses, see Types of Licenses.

Note:

All the above preferences are saved into thecom.kms.katalon.composer.testcase.prefs file under theconfig\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.runtime\.settingslocation in your Katalon Studio build folder. You can manually modify the values in this file to change these preference settings.

You can also import Preferences to reuse a previous configuration. See Import Preferences.