Did You Know? Change Your Zimbra General Preferences

Did You Know? Change Your Zimbra General Preferences

The Preferences > General page provides many ways for you to change and customize your Zimbra Web Client display.

To access the page:

  1. Click the Preferences tab.
  2. Click the General option in the overview pane.


Using the Appearance options, you can change the following in your Zimbra Web Client:

  • Theme: the colors of your display
  • Font: the font displayed
  • Display Font Size: size of font/text displayed
  • Print Font Size: size of font/text printed from Zimbra

Use the Time Zone and Language options to change the default times and language displayed in your Zimbra Web Client.

Use the Search options to change which folders are included in your searches.

Click here to watch a video with more Zimbra Preferences information.


10 Responses to Did You Know? Change Your Zimbra General Preferences

  1. Antony November 28, 2015 at 4:20 AM #

    I can’t find Appearance options in version Zimbra Desktop 7.2.7 GA (build 12059)
    I use Win 7 64bit….
    Please help to adjust font size…..

    • Gayle Billat December 4, 2015 at 11:35 AM #

      Hello Antony,

      You can try customization of fonts by updating user preferences in “C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Zimbra\Zimbra Desktop\profile\prefs.js”

      user_pref(“font.default.x-unicode”, “Arial”);
      user_pref(“font.default.x-user-def”, “Arial”);
      user_pref(“font.default.x-western”, “Arial”);
      user_pref(“font.language.group”, “x-western”);
      user_pref(“font.minimum-size.x-unicode”, 14);
      user_pref(“font.minimum-size.x-user-def”, 14);
      user_pref(“font.minimum-size.x-western”, 14);

  2. Andrew April 13, 2016 at 3:52 AM #

    We have 500 users on Zimbra, do you know how to change the print font size for all users? Can’t find anything in the CoS for it.


    • Jorge de la Cruz April 13, 2016 at 9:55 AM #

      Hi Andrew, you can find this option here:

      Best regards

  3. Gary April 21, 2016 at 10:01 PM #

    I made fonts bigger doing the CTRL plus the key + to zoom Zimbra Desktop, and CTRL plus the key – to reduce the size, is their any way to save the setting when I make it bigger

    • Gayle Billat April 21, 2016 at 10:23 PM #

      Hi Gary,
      You can use the Preferences > General > Display Font Size menu to save changes to your font size, as shown below.

  4. Gary April 22, 2016 at 1:49 AM #

    I have version 7.2.7 in the Preferences > General > Display Font Size menu to save changes to your font size, as shown in the screenshot their is no Appearance in version 7.2.7 in Preference what version is it in get back to me please

  5. Gary April 22, 2016 at 6:09 PM #

    Gayle Billat what version of Zimbra Desktop is your screenshot

    • Gayle April 28, 2016 at 6:08 PM #

      Hi Gary – this is a screen snapshot of the Zimbra web client, not Desktop. :)

  6. Gayle Billat April 22, 2016 at 6:47 PM #

    Hi Gary – I am using Zimbra 8.7, which is now available via our Public Release Candidate Program. http://info.zimbra.com/zimbra-collaboration-8.7-release-candidate

    I have asked our Engineering Team which versions of Zimbra support the “Display Font Size” functionality, and I will let you know when I hear back. Watch this space for more information.

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