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3.2.6 Other Preferences

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

Figure 3.17 Preferences: Others

The figure content is described in the surrounding text.

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.


  • SSH KeepAlive: [0]: This interval (in seconds) without sending any data over the connection, a "keepalive" packet will be sent. This option applies to both SSH tunnel connections and remote management via SSH.

  • SSH Timeout: [10]: This interval (in seconds) that online backup/restore will timeout when waiting for a result.


    This option was added in Workbench 6.3.5.

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


  • 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.


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

  • Path to SSH config file: Provides a way to specify an alternative path using the browse button.


    This option was added in Workbench 6.3.9.


  • 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.

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