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3.2.7 Other Preferences

The following figure shows the preference options that apply to general items, such as the home screen and logs.

Figure 3.18 Preferences: Others

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Home Screen

  • Show Welcome Message on Connections Screen: Enabled by default. This option displays or hides the text and links of the welcome message when MySQL Connections is selected from the side panel and MySQL Workbench is restarted.


    This option was added in Workbench 6.3.9.


  • Migration Connection Timeout: [60]: Maximum time to wait before a connection is aborted.

To set an alternative online service:

  • URL location to display geometry point: []: Replace the default value with an alternative URL. For example, to use Google Maps rather than OpenStreetMap, enter,%LON%.


  • Allow more than one instance of MySQL Workbench to run: By default, only one instance of MySQL Workbench can be running at the same time. This setting is available only on Windows.


    All MySQL Workbench instances share the same files and settings, so enable at your own risk.


  • Log Level: Logs at the info level by default. From lowest to highest, the levels are: none, error, warning, info, debug1, debug2, and debug3.


    This option was added in Workbench 6.3.9.