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Updates

An auto-update feature will alert you when a new version is available and self updates the application. Choose Preferences → Update → Automatically check for updates. You can also choose to update to snapshot or beta builds.

  • Snapshot builds: Include the latest changes and are published continuously. These builds are not manually tested.
  • Beta builds: Published before a release and include the latest features and have been tested but might not have release quality yet.

Windows only You receive no update notification if your user is missing adminstrator permission.

General

General → Login Item

Reconnect after restarting the computer. If you choose Enable Login Item and Save Workspace in Preferences → General and do not manually eject the volume prior to reboot it will reconnect after login.

General → Bookmarks

Change the size of the menu items in the status bar menu. Choose between Small, Medium, and Large icons.

Connection

Connection → Mount Location

macOS only Volumes are mounted in the Volumes folder is in the application support directory. You can change the default to another folder that is writable.

Note You cannot set it to /Volumes on macOS Mojave (10.14 or later) where the directory is not writable. The setting is not available in the version from the Mac App Store.

The default is set to ~/Library/Group Containers/G69SCX94XU.duck/Library/Application Support/duck/Volumes.

Connection → Cache → Enable Cache

Allow buffering file contents in a temporary location which is only deleted when quitting the application. If unchecked, opened files will not automatically be available for offline usage when using connect mode Smart Synchronization.

Connection → Locking → Lock Files

Enable to prevent conflicting edits when accessing documents from a shared environment. Refer to File Locking.

Sync

Sync → Connect Mode

Change the default synchronization option. You can disable synchronization by default for all bookmarks by switching to Online.

Sync → Index Files

Index files on the server for a mounted connection in the background after connecting to ensure you can browse all directories when offline. Enabling this option will make sure new files available on the remote storage are detected without manually choosing Reload in the context menu.

Sync → Cache Location

Change the location where to store cache files required for offline access. By default the Cache folder is in the application support directory.

The disk must be formatted as HFS+ or APFS.

Change the location where to store cache files required for offline access. By default the Cache folder is in %LocalAPPDATA%\Cyberduck.

You must select NTFS formatted drives with support for NTFS Alternate Data Stream (ADS). FAT, FAT32, exFAT, and similar formatted drives are not supported. Network drives may not support alternate data streams as well.


Notifications

You can disable notifications in System Preferences → Notifications. Choose None for alert style and keep checked Show in Notification Centre. This way you will no longer be disturbed by any notification displays, but can still check back the notifications in Notification Centre anytime if required.

You can disable notifications in Settings → System → Notifications and Actions. Uncheck Show notification banners and Play a sound when a notification arrives. Keep Show notifications in action center to see the notifications in Windows action center anytime if required.

Hidden configuration options

  • Type the defaults command given in a Terminal.app (in /Applications/Utilities) window and restart Mountain Duck.
defaults write io.mountainduck <property> <value>
  • Alternatively, create a file ~/Library/Group Containers/G69SCX94XU.duck/Library/Application Support/duck/default.properties with the content formatted as
    property=value
    

If not existing yet you need to create the file %APPDATA%\Cyberduck\default.properties. Add the setting as follows:

property=value

These settings are shared with Cyberduck.

Last modified on May 4, 2021 at 8:57:35 AM Last modified on May 4, 2021 8:57:35 AM

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