Application settings and overview

The home screen, shown when starting the application.

When running the application for the first time, you need to go to the settings first to configure it.


General shortcuts and behaviour

In all the application, a few shortcuts are always the same, in addition to your system’s usual shortcuts for copy, paste, undo etc.

All side panels (docks) can be moved around and docked to the sides or undocked by clicking on their titles.

Menu bars can also be moved to all sides of the application.

Title bar

The title bar show the main buttons to switch the panels on the left, and the visibility buttons on the right. Click and drag an empty space of the title bar to move the whole window.

In the middle of the title bar is the selector where you can select the project you’re currently working on.

Hide. The application will not close but sit in the system tray.

Which panels and buttons are available depends on the role of the current user, and there may be fewer buttons than on the picture above.

Status bar

The status bar at the bottom of the window displays temporary feedback, useful messages and help on its left section. On the right section, there are a few secondary buttons.


The console panel is where Ramses logs useful information for debugging or for developpers. Errors and warnings are also logged there, respectively in red and yellow.

As many other Ramses panel, the console is a docked panel which can be undocked or docked both on the right and left side of Ramses by just clicking its title and moving it.

User Profile

Use the user menu at the bottom right of the window (the button with your ID) to access your profile settings.

Except for the password, there’s no need to validate any change; changes are saved instantly.


There are a lot of lists in Ramses

In all lists, you can grab the bottom margin of any row to reveal more details. Clicking on a item opens the corresponding properties in a side panel. If you need to select several items, you can click and hold while dragging the mouse to select contiguous items, or you can hold [Ctrl] while clicking items to select individual items.

The search bar uses both IDs and names to find items.

In most of the lists, [Del] and [Shift] + [X] can be used to remove items. [Middle Click] can be used to scroll the list, as the [Mouse Wheel] does too.


In many places, you can add Comments in Ramses. These comments can be simple texts, but they can also be formatted using the Markdown syntax.

Start by writing some text, and validate your input with [Enter] from the numpad. Ramses will interpret the text to display a nice rich text.

You can get back to the source to edit the text in more details using the [F2] key.

Use the [Right Click] context menu for other options.


To open the settings panel, click on the settings button at the bottom right corner of the window.


These settings are local settings, and will not be shared with other workstations. Each workstation, (actually, each session on the system) has its own settings.

The purple button will restore all default settings.

Use the blue close button to close the settings. They are automatically saved.


The first tab shows the appearance settings; you can change these as you wish.

Ramses Data

The second tab defines how Ramses will store the data on the filesystem, and has a few display option for the data.

The blue button opens a folder selector to change the folder location.

The green button opens the folder in your file explorer.


Project folders and user folders can be individually changed later to be outside of this main Ramses root folder, for example if you need to locate specific projects in other arbitrary specific folders. But Ramses still needs this main folder to be defined, at least to store some configuration files.


The third tab configures how the application will connect to the server.


The Daemon is a background service, a small local server, which is started with the application and is in charge of communications with the Ramses Add-ons.

  1. This value has been chosen after the birth date of Karl Marx, 5 May 1818.