The settings in Eagle include user experience and interface related options. By default, Eagle is simplified by hiding a lot of functionality via the UI modes. These settings may also affect permissions of what may be modified. The settings menu can be found in the nav-bar as a cog icon, or by pressing the keyboard shortcut ‘O’.

An example of a palette in EAGLE

An example of a palette with a focused set of components for a single workflow

UI Modes

Ui modes are collections of settings creating seperate workspaces, each designed with a specific use case in mind.

Minimal - Designed for student use or when the goal is loading a graph, tweaking its key attributes and executing it through the translator.

Default - The ideal mode when deploying or editing graphs with additional information shown compared to minimal

Graph - Unlocks the permissions required for graph creation from pre-existing palettes and palette components

Palette - Being able to change all values on palette and graph components, as well as graph deployment functionality

Expert - Unlocks everything Eagle has to offer

Custom - Your mode, your way

Tabs Breakdown

User Options - General user experience options

UI Options - Settings that can simplify, hide or show sections of the UI that might not be necessary for a use case

Advanced Editing - Permission settings that unlock the ability to edit more components

External Services - This is where external services such as github and docker can be set up

Developer - Settings used by developers to debug Eagle

User Options

Confirm Discard Changes - Prompt user to confirm that unsaved changes to the current file should be discarded when opening a new file, or when navigating away from EAGLE.

Confirm Remove Repositories - Prompt user to confirm removing a repository from the list of known repositories.

Confirm Reload Palettes - Prompt user to confirm when loading a palette that is already loaded.

Open Default Palette on Startup - Open a default palette on startup. The palette contains an example of all known node categories.

Confirm Delete - Prompt user to confirm when deleting node(s) or edge(s) from a graph.

Disable JSON Validation - Allow EAGLE to load/save/send-to-translator graphs and palettes that would normally fail validation against schema.

Overwrite Existing Translator Tab - When translating a graph, overwrite an existing translator tab.

Show File Loading Warnings - Display list of issues with files encountered during loading.

UI Mode - User Interface Mode. Simple Mode removes palettes, uses a single graph repository, simplifies the parameters table. Expert Mode enables the display of additional settings usually reserved for advanced users.

UI options

Show non key parameters - Show additional parameters that are not marked as key parameters for the current graph.

Display Node Keys - Node keys are usually only necessary for troubleshooting purposes.

Hide Palette Tab - The Palette tab is not required for loading and executing graphs. Hiding it will reduce visual complexity.

Hide Read Only Parameters - Hide Read Only Parameters

Translator Mode - There are a few modes affecting the amount of permissions available: minimal - using default algorithm and settings, hiding the translation tab. Default - using default algorithm allowing for some extra control via the translation tab. Expert - Offers additional translating algorithms.

Graph Zoom Divisor - The number by which zoom inputs are divided before being applied. Larger divisors reduce the amount of zoom.

Show edge/node errors/warnings in inspector - Show the errors/warnings found for the selected node/edge in the inspector, below the other editor widgets. Errors and warnings are always shown the the checkGraph display in the navbar.

Advanced Editing

Allow Invalid Edges - Allow the user to create edges in the graph, even if they would normally be determined invalid.

Allow Component Editing - Allow the user to add/remove ports and parameters from components.

Allow Palette Editing - Allow the user to edit and create palettes.

Allow Readonly Palette Editing - Allow the user to modify palettes that would otherwise be readonly. These are usually only the default loaded palettes.

Allow Edge Editing - Allow the user to edit edge attributes.

Auto-suggest destination nodes - If an edge is drawn to empty space, EAGLE will automatically suggest compatible destination nodes.

External Services

Translator URL - The URL of the translator server

GitHub Access Token - A users access token for GitHub repositories.

GitLab Access Token - A users access token for GitLab repositories.

Docker Hub Username - The username to use when retrieving data on images stored on Docker Hub.


Enable Performance Display - Display the frame time of the graph renderer.

Translate With New Categories - Replace the old categories with new names when exporting. For example, replace ‘Component’ with ‘PythonApp’ category.

Open Tanslator In Current Tab - When translating a graph, display the output of the translator in the current tab.

Creat Applications For Construct Ports - When loading old graph files with ports on construct nodes, move the port to an embedded application.

Skip ‘Closes Loop’ Edges In JSON Output - We’ve recently added edges to the LinkDataArray that ‘close’ loop constructs and set the ‘group_start’ and ‘group_end’ automatically. In the short-term, such edges are not supported by the translator. This setting will keep the new edges during saving/loading, but remove them before sending the graph to the translator.

Print Undo State To JS Console - Prints the state of the undo memory whenever a change occurs. The state is written to the browser’s javascript console.

Use Old Output Format - Prolong use of ‘old’ output format, with ‘inputPorts’ and ‘outputPorts’ arrays, while corresponding changes to DALiuGE are in progress.