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General settings

Click the gear icon in the sidebar to access the settings. The button Open advanced settings launches a separate window. Additional settings can be found in the article quick settings.

The advanced settings are divided into the following sections:

Changes are automatically applied, saved and applied again upon next program start.


Settings - General


This selection menu allows you to change the language of the user interface. Currently English and German are available.

Update channel

For interested users we offer the opportunity to choose from different update channels or versions of alfaview®.

  • Release: For regular updates (default setting).
  • Beta: Select the Beta channel to receive updates at an earlier stage.
After changing the update channel, alfaview must be restarted.

Notification sounds

alfaview’s notification sounds can be changed here.

  • Off: No notification sounds are used.
  • Discreet: Quieter notification sounds are used.
  • Normal: Normal notification sounds are used.

Enable experimental features

When activated you can select the additional option pixelate to blur the surroundings in the quick settings.

Launch alfaview® on system startup

When activated, alfaview® automatically starts when you start your computer.


Settings - Audio

Microphone and Speaker

Determine the desired microphone and speaker in the respective selection menu.

Newly connected devices are listed in the selection menu as soon as they have been detected by the operating system.

Voice activation level

The voice activation level controls the microphone sensitivity. This setting determines at which voice volume the microphone is activated.

If noise cancellation is activated the voice activation level is deactivated.
  • Click the settings item to display the voice activation level slider.
  • Make sure to select the desired microphone.
  • Adjust the slider so that it is in the blue area while speaking.
  • When using a headset, the value is usually 45 (default).

Speaker volume

This setting determines the basic volume of the application. The default volume is 100.

Enable Push-To-talk

The push-to-talk function allows manual activation of the microphone by pressing a key. This is especially useful if you are in a place with lots of background noise.

  • Activate the push-to-talk switch.
  • The microphone icon in the main menu is now displayed in orange.
  • To speak, press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard.
  • Release the CTRL key as soon as you have finished speaking.
  • In case you dont’t want to use the CTRL key for push-to-talk, a user defined combination can be set.
Push-to-talk can be helpful in noisy environments or when no headset is available.

Enable microphone on join

Use this function to activate the microphone automatically when entering a room.

Show speaker status

Shows a small speaker symbol in meetings which can be used to mute alfaview®.

Noise cancellation

Filters unwanted background noises.


Settings - Video


Determine the desired camera in the respective selection menu.

  • The selected camera will be applied instantly and trasmitted to the conference room.
  • Newly connected devices are listed in the selection menu as soon as they have been detected by the operating system.

Screen share bandwidth usage

This selection menu allows to reduce the amount of bandwidth used for screen sharing. There are two options to choose from:

  • Normal: Screen share is transmitted in regular quality (default setting).
  • Reduced: Screen share is transmitted in reduced quality.

Second camera quality

This menu changes the video quality for the second camera.

Mirror my video locally

This setting is used to see your own video like in front of a mirror. The presentation of your video to other participants is not mirrored.

Improve video quality

Improves the appearance of all videos by adding a slight soft focus. Especially with skin tones this results in a smoother presentation.


Settings - Appearance


Choose between a light and a dark dark color scheme. The dark color scheme relieves the eyes in dark environments.

Show spectators in user list

This setting is used to display participants in the user list with the Spectator permission group. Spectators can only passively participate in a meeting because of their permission, so they are hidden by default in the user list.


Settings - Accessibility

Interface font size

Changes the font size of the alfaview® interface.

Chat font size

Changes the font size of chat messages.


Settings - Network

If you connect to the Internet through a proxy server, you can configure it here. There are three configuration options to choose from:

  • Auto detect: Automatically detects the best configuration (default setting)
  • HTTP Proxy: Manually provide an HTTP proxy configuration
  • No Proxy: Disable proxy support completely

Additional informationen can be found in the Proxy configuration article, as well as under system requirements & netzwork settings.


Settings - Help

Knowledge base

The knowledge base contains detailed articles on features and usage of the software.

Technical support

Enable Debug logging when requested by our staff as part of support requests. Click on Show log files to view the log files stored on your machine.

Reset all settings

All settings can be reset to the default values with this feature.