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(main | globalpreferenceoverrides)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module requires write rights.
  • This module only accepts POST requests.
  • Source: GlobalPreferences
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Change local overrides for global preferences for the current user.

Global values for affected preferences will be ignored.


Reset local overrides. Removes all, or, depending on the value of the resetkinds parameter, some types of local overrides and makes them global again.

Type: boolean (details)

List of types of overrides to reset when the reset option is set.

Values (separate with | or alternative): all, registered, registered-checkmatrix, registered-multiselect, special, unused, userjs
Default: all

List of changes, formatted name=value (e.g. skin=vector). If no value is given (not even an equals sign), e.g., preferencename|otherpreference|..., the override will be removed. If any value passed contains the pipe character (|), use the alternative multiple-value separator for correct operation.

Separate values with | or alternative.
Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for clients allowed higher limits).

The name of the override that should be set to the value given by optionvalue.


The value for the override specified by optionname.


A "csrf" token retrieved from action=query&meta=tokens

This parameter is required.