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General Settings

General Settings page contains application-wide settings.

General Settings Page

All settings on this page are divided into several groups.

General Group

This group contains the following settings:

Always create backups
Tells the editor to always create backup copies of the file before saving changes to it. See the Always create backups Option for more information.
Lowercase hexadecimal
If enabled, hexadecimal letters (‘A’ to ‘F’) are displayed in lower case, otherwise, in upper case.
Default byte order
Specified the default byte order used by new editor windows. Byte Order can then be changed for each individual editor window.
Byte order change affects floating-point types
Specifies whether byte order change affects encoding of floating point types, float and double. The encoding of floating point types may be different for different platforms and files, so Hex Editor Neo provides you both methods.
Window switching style
Specifies the window switching style. See the Window Switching section for more information.
Last recently used documents to display: N
Specify the number of last recently used documents to display in the File menu.
Close affects the current tool window only
When enabled, clicking the Close button on the tool window closes only this window, if disabled, an entire tool window frame is closed.
Restore main window position on startup
If enabled, Hex Editor Neo restores the last position of its main window on startup.
Check for updates
Can be “Every launch” (default), “Every week” or “Never”. Specifies the frequency of checking for availability of new versions of the Hex Editor Neo.
Check for low disk space before performing operations
Hex Editor Neo may require significant free space on one of your volumes for differnt “heavy” operations. It makes a “best guess” on the required hard disk space amount before processing the operation and warns you if there is too little free space. You may switch this option off, but do it on your own risk!
Foreground downloading
Use all available bandwidth when downloading updates.

Editor Group

This group contains the following settings:

Single Selection mode
Change the way multiple selection works in Hex Editor Neo. See the Single Selection Mode Option for more information.
Adjust selection on Insert operation
The current selection is shifted if you type new data with Insert Mode ON. This is a potentially slow operation and is not performed if you have a complex selection.
Digit grouping
Affects the visualization of long numbers in decimal view types. Uses the thousands separator defined in the current profile to increase the readability of long decimal numbers.
Display cursor address on the left
Specifies whether the cursor's address is displayed on the beginning of the current line.
Selection range export type
Choose the way selection export works: use hexadecimal or decimal values when copying/exporting selection data.
Move cursor after pase
Specifies whether to move the cursor after pasting data.

Notifications Group

Hex Editor Neo has several notifications that are displayed to inform you about an important event. All these notifications have “Do not display anymore” checkbox. If you checked this box and want to restore the default behavior, use the options in this group to do it.

NTFS Streams

This group contains the following settings:

Open stream after creation
When enabled, the editor automatically opens a named stream after it is created (using NTFS Streams » Create Stream… command).


This group contains the following settings:

Ignore Coloring
When switched on, the editor ignores all coloring and prints the document in black and white. All highlighting is ignored and only selection is displayed on the paper (by inverting colors). When this option is switched off all highlighting is printed.
Standard header
Print standard page header, which includes the document's name and current/total number of pages.
Standard footer
Print standard page footer, which includes the name of the application printed the document.


This group contains the following settings:

Float copy/export number of digits
Specify the number of digits to be used while exporting single-precision floating-point numbers. See Formatted Data Format topic for more information.
Double copy/export number of digits
Specify the number of digits to be used while exporting double-precision floating-point numbers. See Formatted Data Format topic for more information.


Display prefixes
Set to display instruction prefixes
Display decimal values
Set to display decimal values (hexadecimal otherwise)
Parse symbols
Set to parse module symbols, if available
Use AT&T syntax
Set to switch to displaying of AT&T syntax for x86 and x86-64 disassembly. If not set, uses Intel syntax.
Show grid lines
Improves window readability by drawing grid lines.


Preferred external debugger

Select the preferred debugger to use for the Debug Snapshot command:

  • Registered JIT-debugger (default)
  • Visual Studio
  • WinDBG
Include full memory when debugging snapshots
Set this option to ON if you want the debugger to access all snapshot memory when debugging snapshots.

Structure Viewer

CSV Export Separator
Choose what separator to use when exporting Structure Viewer's data into CSV file.
Maximum string length
Limit the maximum number of characters in strings displayed in Structure Viewer.
Maximum number of inline fields or array items
Limit the amount of data in corresponding elements.