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  • 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 global preferences of the current user.

Only preferences registered for the current wiki can be changed locally.


Reset global preferences. Removes all, or, depending on the value of the resetkinds parameter, some types of global preferences and make them not global anymore.

Type: boolean (details)

List of types of preferences 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 preference will be made non-global. 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 preference that should be set to the value given by optionvalue.


The value for the preference specified by optionname.


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

This parameter is required.