YouTrack InCloud 2019.3 Help

General Profile Settings

The General tab displays the attributes that are stored in your Hub account and lets you set your personal preferences for YouTrack.

Hub Account

Your YouTrack user account is managed in the JetBrains Hub service. This service handles login requests and allows access to features based on the permissions that are granted to your user account. The Hub service can either be built into YouTrack or managed externally.

The first item that you see on your YouTrack profile page is a link to your Hub account. This link opens your user profile page in Hub, where you can update your profile and contact data. For more information, see Hub Accounts.

profile Hub account

The following attributes from your Hub account are displayed on the General tab of your profile page.



Full name

Displays your full name. This name is shown everywhere your account activity is displayed in YouTrack.


Displays the username or email address that you use to log in to YouTrack.


Displays the image that is stored as your avatar in your Hub account.


Displays the address that is used to send you notifications by email. This attribute is only displayed when you have entered an email address in your Hub account. If email notifications are disabled for your YouTrack server, a message is displayed on the page.

  • To test the connection, click the Send test email button.

  • To update your email address, click the link to access your Hub account.


Displays the account that is used to send you notifications over Jabber. This attribute is only displayed when you have entered a Jabber account in your Hub account. If Jabber notifications are disabled for your YouTrack server, a message is displayed on the page.

  • To test the connection, click the Send test Jabber message button.

  • To update your Jabber ID, click the link to access your Hub account.

YouTrack General Profile Settings

The General tab also displays the settings that let you manage your personal preferences for timezone, display language, and date presentation.

YouTrack general profile settings

The following settings are available:



Local time zone

This set of controls determines which time zone is used to present date values in YouTrack. Click the Guess time zone link to automatically detect your time zone.


Determines which language is used on the user interface in YouTrack. For consistency across the application, the language that is used in search queries, commands, and custom fields is set at the global level. The page headers, menus, and controls are displayed for your account in the language that is selected in this setting.

  • YouTrack provides localization support for English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

  • Additional languages are supported by the YouTrack user community. These languages are marked with a community label in the list. For more information, see Community-based Language Support.

Date format

Determines which date format is used to enter and display date values that are stored in custom fields.

Period format

Determines which units of time are used to calculate values that are stored as periods.

First day of week

Determines which day starts each week in calendar controls.

Default sorting for text search

Determines how the results for queries that search for text are sorted by default. The following options are available:

  • Relevance — results are sorted in descending order by relevance. This means that issues that contain the highest number of word forms that match the search criteria appear at the top of the list.

    When search results are sorted by relevance, you can choose to override the default at any time by selecting one or more search attributes from the Sort Attributes menu on the Issues list.

    To learn more about sorting search results by relevance, see Sorting by Relevance.

  • Updated — results are sorted by the date and time of the most recent update in descending order.

    When this option is selected, the results cannot be sorted by relevance.

Workspace Options

The Workspace options let you customize your personal YouTrack experience.

profile workspace settings

The following options are available:



Use dark theme

Switches from the classic (light) presentation to a dark theme. The dark theme is intended to reduce eye strain for users who work late at night.

When enabled, the dark theme is applied to every page in YouTrack except the Issues list. A nighttime-friendly version of the Issues list will be added in an upcoming release.

There's also a Dark Theme toggle in the menu that opens when you click your avatar. Switching between light and dark mode from this menu updates the value for this setting in your profile.

Expand exception stack traces

Determines whether stack traces that are added to the description of an issue are expanded or collapsed by default.

Show linked issues below issue summary and description

When enabled, moves the panel that displays the list of linked issues below the issue summary and description. When disabled, linked issues are shown directly below the issue summary.

Show fields pane on the left

When enabled, moves the sidebar that displays custom fields to the left of the issue details.

Suggest applying commands silently to a batch of issues

When enabled, suppresses the dialog that suggests adding comments to multiple issues without sending notifications. This option is only supported when you have permission to apply commands without notification in the project.

Allow other users to see my online status

Determines whether YouTrack displays your online status to other users.

  • When enabled, your online status is shown next to your comments in the activity stream. While you are online, your status is represented by a green dot next to your full name. When you log out of YouTrack, the status indicator is dimmed. This helps other users see when you are logged in to YouTrack and can discuss an issue in the comments thread.

  • When disabled, the status indicator is always dimmed.

Show absolute dates

Replaces relative dates in the user interface with absolute values. Recent events that would otherwise be shown to happen just now, an hour ago, or similar are shown with the exact date and time.

Many users find it easier to calculate the amount of time between events at a glance when the dates are presented in the same format. If this applies to you, enable this setting.

Last modified: 16 March 2020