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Preferences dialog gives you easy access to common preferences. It can be accessed from Gaea Main menu. You can also access it from the startup dialog.


Toolbox: This option allows you to set the look of toolbox button. Icon option shows the toolbox button as icons. Labels option shows label in toolbox button along with small icon. You can select the Hide option to hide the toolbox.

Nodes: Lets you select the node size in Graph. Three option available are Small, Medium& Large.

Connections: You can select from four types of connections: Efficient, Straight, Bezier & Circuit.

Colors: Color option lets you choose the color scheme for the UI. You can choose between Normal & Bright.

Optimize visuals for older hardware: Checking this option will reduce the visual effects. It will not impact functionality. This option will disable dropshadow effects in the UI, slider hover preview, and other UI details. This options requires Gaea to restart.

Show Favorites in graph: You can check this option to show favorites in Graph.

Ask before deleting node: Checking this option will ask you before deleting each node. Unchecking this option will delete the node without confirmation.


Rotate: This option lets the user select the key combination which they will use to navigate in the viewport. You can choose from: Alt + MouseR, Alt + MouseL, MouseR, MouseL

Quality: You can choose the Viewport quality from Low, Medium, High & Ultra.

Viewport Style: Viewport style options affects Graph workflow only. You can choose to keep the viewport attached as part of the main window by selecting Embedded option, selecting Floating detaches the viewport from main UI and can be kept as a separate window. Selecting Floating Top most option keeps the viewport floating and on top of other windows.

Invert Y-axis: This options lets you invert the Y-axis of the viewport.


Gaea Documents Location: You can set the location where your Gaea documents are stored.

Central Build Repository: This option lets you set the Gaea Build Folder.

Cache Location: You can set the location for the Cache location.


Autosave when performing major operations: This option will autosave your files when it is performing major operations. You can access your autosave folder at C:\Users\[YOU]\AppData\Roaming\QuadSpinner\Gaea\Autosave.

Keep autosaves beyond 90 days: Gaea cleans up the autosave folder for files which are older than 90 days, check this option if you want to keep the autosaved files beyond 90 days.

Check for updates on startup: Checking this option will check for updates each time Gaea is started.

Send anonymous usage data and hardware statistics: Gaea collects anonymous usage statistics and hardware data that we use to improve the software. This information is collected anonymously once a month, and does not contain any personally identifiable details.