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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.4 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle

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User preferences

One instance of phpMyAdmin can be installed to serve multiple users; however, before version 3.4.0, these users had to be content with the parameter values as chosen by the person in charge for this instance.

It's true that some pages on the interface has allowed tweaking specific parameters and that some of these were remembered in cookies, for example, the chosen language; but this version is the first to offer a global mechanism for adjusting and remembering preferences per user.

Even in the case where the instance has only one user, it's more convenient to be able to fine-tune preferences from the interface rather than manipulating the configuration file.

Accessing user preferences

From the home page, we click on More settings ...

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