Workspace Settings from within a Workspace (Web)

There are various options to customize your experience within a workspace. These options are available in the Workspace Settings menu. To access this menu, click the :more_options: (More options) icon in the top left corner of your workspace. A context menu opens, displaying a list of options.

Let’s explore the functions of each below:

1) Go to workspace details

By clicking Go to workspace details you arrive at a page where can view and search the contents of your workspace. You can also access workspace details through My Bluescape. By default, content is filtered to display all canvases in the workspace. Alternatively, you can choose to display all documents in the workspace.

In one click you’ll open the workspace and jump to that specific canvas or document.

2) Rename

If you are viewing the Workspace Settings for a workspace you own, you are able to change the workspace’s name.

3) View Settings

Under View Settings, you can toggle between hiding or viewing canvases in a workspace, reactions in a workspace, and grid lines.

4) Snap to

The Bluescape workspace includes positioning tools to help your assets remain neat and organized. These tools include Snap to Guides and Snap to Grid workspace settings.

Snap to Guides

Guides allow you to align assets in a workspace along common horizontal and vertical lines. As you add multiple workspace assets (such as shapes, notecards, text boxes, and images), a fuchsia indicator appears and ensures more definitive and precise positioning.

To use guides:

  1. From the :more_options: (Workspace settings) menu, select the Snap to option.

  2. Another context menu opens. Select the Guides option.

  3. From the workspace toolbar, select an asset you would like to add to the workspace.

  4. Hover your cursor over the workspace area where you want the asset to appear.

  5. Click your mouse to insert the asset.

  6. Repeat this process, selecting additional assets.

When you try to place a new asset near an existing asset, fuchsia indicators appear. These help you align the new asset along the same horizontal or vertical axis as the existing asset, as well as maintain the same vertical and horizontal spacing.

As you resize content, fuchsia indicators provide hints.

When you move an object or add additional objects, the fuchsia indicators help you with positioning and spacing.

You also can group select to align multiple assets with others. In addition, shift axis locking allows you to hold Shift and drag an asset as it snaps along a horizontal or vertical plane to further assist with alignment.

This feature provides guidance when both aligning assets and resizing them. This edge alignment ensures exact asset placement, which promotes a sleek and more polished workspace.

Snap to Grid

Snap to Grid allows you to resize and align workspace assets with ease. More specifically, use of this feature promotes a more visually pleasing workspace, as it not only facilitates asset movement but also enables your ability to add workspace assets that are the same size and specifically situated. Accurately aligned and appropriately sized assets improve workspace aesthetics.

To align assets using Snap to Grid:

  1. From the :more_options: (More Options) menu, select the Snap to option.
  2. Another context menu opens. Select the Grid option.
  3. From the workspace toolbar, select an asset to add to the workspace.
  4. Hover your cursor over the workspace area where you want the asset to appear before clicking your mouse to insert.
  5. Repeat this process, selecting additional assets.
  6. Move one asset then the next, aligning them based on their top or side edges; you can align assets along a common horizontal or vertical line.

This feature allows assets to snap into place, making it easier to organize and align one or more assets (or groups of assets). In addition, once you enable Snap to Grid, the feature remains active even if you exit the workspace. This setting is specific to member preferences and, once enabled, remains active for all workspaces. You can move the Snap to Grid setting to None to deactivate this feature.

The Show Grid toggle switch (which allows you to view the workspace gridlines) does not have to be activated for the Snap to Grid feature to function. That noted, alignment is not associated with the Show Grid feature and, as such, you can align assets if this feature is OFF and gridlines not visible. Gridline visibility (particularly when the workspace is magnified) may facilitate alignment.

Note : The keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+Shift+’ for PCs) and (Command+Shift+’ for Macs) also allow you to enable the Snap to Grid feature; the apostrophe punctuation mark represents the (') symbol.

5) Background

You can choose whether you want the background of your workspace to appear in dark or light mode. When changed to light mode (see picture below), notice that the toolbars and menus are still dark. To change the UI elements to a light color as well, you must change the Display Mode in your profile to Light mode.

Note: Any color for an existing notecard, text, or shape in a workspace is retained, even if the visibility is affected when you change the color scheme. For example, any white text you created when the workspace was in dark mode will remain white when you change to a light background.

6) Navigation

Choose your preffered navigation style. Whether you want to navigate with you mouse, trackpad or touch screen. Be sure to read our interactive navigation tips!

7) Image and Video Size

When you upload an image or video to a workspace, the Image and video placement pop-up opens. You can select the Matching size and Original size options. Matching size ensures multiple images and videos upload as a uniform size. Original size ensures the upload of different sized image and video content will remain their original size in the workspace.

8) Exit

Lastly, if you choose to exit the workspace, any changes made to your content will automatically save and you will be directed back to My Bluescape.

Is there a way to make my workspaces default to light background or do I have to change it manually every time? Thanks

Hi @Linda_Campbell1. Is your display mode set to Light mode?

When you change your display mode in your personal preferences, the color of menus, tools, and the background of any new workspaces you create will reflect the theme you select. However, existing workspaces will retain their original background color.

This topic has more information and takes you through the steps to change your color theme/display mode. :slight_smile:

As usual, you nailed it @kristeno ! Thanks, I don’t know how I missed that…I did actually go to the settings area in my profile but didn’t scroll down below that section. Thanks again!.

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