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Preferences dialog box

Configure the behavior of Model Debugger with the Preferences dialog box.

Figure 2-50 Preferences dialog box

Preferences dialog box

To display the options for that category, select an entry in the list on the left side of the dialog box:


Each option has a checkbox:

  • Show tool tips enables display of pop-up help for a control.
  • Display toolbar text labels displays text below the icon.
  • Word wrap in source window wraps long lines to fit the window.
  • Show splash screen on startup displays the information screen.
  • Reload recent layout on startup keeps your last used layout.

Use the controls in the Recent files and directories to control how many previously used files and directories are displayed.

External Tools

The use operating system file associations checkbox is only available on Windows, and is selected by default. This setting inactivates the external tool edit fields and buttons. To activate these fields, clear the checkbox.


The default external tools are different on Linux.

Configure the display of the documentation with these settings. Access the documentation through:

  • The Help menu item. You access the PDFs for the Model Debugger and Fast Models this way.
  • The documentation_file property in a component property listing. This property might point to a PDF file, a text file, an HTML file, or http:// link.

You can change the default external tools. Click the folder icon to open a browser, or use the drop-down list to choose a previously selected executable.


You can specify the fonts for each of the windows.

To control the fonts with the $DISPLAY variable, check Fonts depend on $DISPLAY variable.

Suppressed Messages

Lists the suppressed messages and enables you to specify an action for each message.

Verbose Messages

Turn on or off verbose message setting for the message IDs. To turn on or off individual messages, click Selective.

Other settings

Each option has a checkbox:

  • Load all Compilation Units at Startup: load all required files.
  • Show Parameter Dialog at Startup: display the dialog box to configure model parameters.
  • Show Target Dialog at Startup: display dialog that normally appears when a model is loaded. If unchecked, Model Debugger automatically connects to targets that have the executes_software flag set.
  • Enable SMP Application Loading: have Model Debugger load the application once into memory and load only debug information for all processors. The PC is set to the value of the first processor in all processors.

After displaying the dialog box and modifying preferences:

  • Click Apply to apply the settings and keep the dialog box open.
  • Click OK to apply the settings and close the dialog box.
  • Click Close to close the dialog box. Unapplied settings changes are lost.