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AEM provides you with the capability to configure your account and certain aspects of the author environment.

Using the account settings and user preferences the following options and preferences can be defined:

  • Impersonate as
    With the Impersonate as functionality a user can work on behalf of another user.
  • Language
    The language to use for the UI of the authoring environment. Select the required language from the available list, it will be used for both the touch-optimized and classic UI.
  • Window Management
    Select either:
    • Multiple Windows (Default)
      Pages will be opened in a new window.
    • Single Window
      Pages will be opened in the current window.
  • Show desktop actions for Assets
    Requires the Assets companion app or Create Cloud desktop app.
  • Authoring Mode
    This allows you to set the default UI mode to be used when authoring a page:
    • Touch-Optimized (Default)
    • Classic
  • Enable Assets Home Page
    This option will only be available if your system administrator has enabled Assets Home Page experience for the entire organization. You can then configure your requirements.

Account Settings

The User settings dialog gives you access to:

User Preferences

You can access the User Preferences dialog by tapping or clicking the User Preferences link in the user dialog.

Each user can set certain properties for themselves. This is available from the following menu in the top right corner of the Websites console:

The dialog offers the following options:

  • Language
  • Window Management
  • Show desktop actions for Assets
  • Authoring Mode
  • Enable Assets Home Page

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