Setup tab Expert

Various settings and commands for expert users.

startup options

Various option applied when Usine starts.

full screen

Opens the main interface in full screen when Usine starts.

window width at startup

Size in height of the Usine window at startup.

window height at startup

Size in width of the Usine window at startup.

auto play

Turns the main process engine ON automatically.

auto play Grid

Starts the grid-panel automatically.

Only if the grid is not empty.

show grid

Opens the grid-panel automatically.

Only if the grid is not empty.

show interface builder

Opens the interface builder automatically.

show toolbox

Affiche la toolbox automatiquement.

on shutdown

Various option applied when Usine quits.

save setup on quit

Determines if the configuration files is automatically saved when Usine quits. Disable for special installation to be sure that the original setup will never be lost if the user has changed it.

clean usine on quit

Determines if Usine is cleaned on quit. If disabled Usine will quit much faster but, with some workspaces, will not be destroyed properly by the Operating System.

layout & design

settings panel width

Width of the items in the settings-panel.

disable draw selection square

Do not display the white square around selected objects.

extended accents char set

Extends the characters set to resolve some compatibility of file names with special characters.

Mac OSX only

disable red value when size=0

Disable the display of values in red when the size is flux is zero.

bezier curves in patches

Choose between smooth Bezier or straight curves in the patch-editor-panel.

Bezier curves enabled

Bezier curves disabled

smooth cpu values in patches

Enable or disable the smoothing of CPU consumption values in the patch-editor-panel.

CPU consumption smooth enabled smooth disabled

disable remote hilite

The controls are surrounded by a clear edge when activated by a remote control (MIDI or OSC learn for example), the network or an automation. When this option is active, edge drawing is disabled and may reduce graphics engine load in case of heavy remote control flow.

disable icons in contextual menu

Disables the display of context menu icons. icons-menu

disable mouse over effect

Enables the color animation when a control is hoovered.

hide remote learn indicator

Does not display the assignment indicator.

disable pin in separate window

Disables displaying settings in a separate window when pinned.


disable internet connection

Disables the internet connection of Usine.

disable upgrade message

Disables the message "this patch/workspace has been created with a newer version of Usine, please upgrade".

Usine will not verify that the workspace/patch you want to load is compatible with the current version.

Be aware that, generally, newer workspaces/patches are not compatible with an old version of Usine and can't be loaded properly.

hints and tooltips

disable hints

Disables display of hints strings.

When ON, hints strings on modules are also disabled.

disable hints on modules

Disables display of hints strings on modules in the patching panel.

hints delay

Determines the time delay for displaying hints when the mouse stops moving.

disable tips display

Disables display of tips strings.

audio files

adapt audio files pitch to sample rate

Ensure that the pitch of audio files is correct whatever the sound card sampling rate.

disable locate audio files

Disables the locator-panel when media files are missing in the workspaces, racks and patches. Missing files will be ignored.

max nb opened files

Maximum number of opened files in Usine. On OSX a process can open only 256 files at the same time (ie: audio files with the stay-on-disk option or video files). To ensure Usine's stability, you must keep the limit under the maximum allowed. more info

keyboard and mouse

disable warning on locked objects

Disables the trace warning when you try to modify a locked object (ie. step-panel).

disable click to use mouse wheel

Disables having to click on an object to zoom with the mouse wheel.

disable hidden strings

Disables all the hidden-string.

disable all key learn

Disables all Usine's key learns. Either completely or only in kiosk mode.

disable alt click to rename

Disables the ability to rename objects with the [alt+click] combination.

disable mouse wheel zoom

Disables the ability to zoom with the mouse wheel.


export separated rack/patch

If this option is activated, when you export a workspace, Usine will create folder with all patches and racks exported as individual files.

disable file-lister modules

Disables all file-lister modules.

disable show trace on error

Disables the appearance of the trace-panel when an error occurs. Either completely or only in kiosk mode.

convolver panel

Opens the convolver panel.


god mode

Adds various options and tweaking commands like save screen shot, gives an access to additional settings and displays more internal error messages. It also activates the debug mode of Usine. Various intern error messages will be displayed but Usine will be slower.

extended objects address

Extend the objects-address to all the settings of the object (not only usual parameters).

on large workspaces enable this option can slow down Usine, especially in scripts.


benchmark mono-core

Launch a speed calculation test, mono-core CPU oriented, of your computer, compared to a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7.

benchmark multi-core

Launch a speed calculation test, multi-core CPU oriented, of your computer, compared to a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7.

cpu stress

Launch a CPU stress procedure (try to use 100% of CPU).

test memory capacity

Try to allocate as much as possible memory to verify the real available memory.

There is a Possibility that it crashes Usine...

See also

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