Preferences

General

MAMP PRO - Preferences - General

  • My favorite Link
    Set the “My favorite Link” on the WebStart page. This link appears on the top bar of the WebStart page.

  • Keyboard Shortcut for MAMP PRO
    Only M cannot be used as a shortcut key. The ^ key stands for the ctrl key.

  • Show Status in Menubar
    The elephant icon will appear in the menubar. When MAMP PRO has the servers running the elephant icon will be blue, when the servers are not running the elephant will be grey.

    • Don’t use blue elephant
      If you activate this checkbox, the elephant in the menubar will not be displayed blue when the servers are running, but black.
  • Show a red dot on the Dock icon if a server is running
    If you activate this checkbox, a red dot is displayed on the MAMP PRO icon in the dock when the servers are running.

  • Hide Dock Icon
    The Dock Icon will be hidden. This option will only take affect after the restart of MAMP PRO.

    Note: Hiding the Dock icon also hides the menubar of MAMP PRO.

  • Use Notification Center
    The Notification Center will inform you of when Apache and MySQL have started. Notifications are only displayed if MAMP PRO is not in the foreground.

  • “Dont’t ask again” flags
    Reset “Dont’t ask again” warnings.

Server

MAMP PRO - Preferences - Server

  • Launch GroupStart Servers

    • manually
      Enable this option if you want to start the servers and services manually.

    • on System Startup
      Enable this option if the servers and services are to be started when macOS is started. This means that the servers and services are available before a user has logged into the system.

    • when starting MAMP PRO
      Activate this option if the servers and services should be started when MAMP PRO is started.

  • Server Log Files

    • never delete or rotate
      Activate this option if all entries should always be written to the same log file, no matter how large or old it is.

    • delete before starting a server
      Activate this option if an existing log file should be deleted before starting the server or service.

    • rotate when larger than 100 MByte
      Activate this option if a new log file should be created when the existing log file reaches a file size of 100 MByte.

    • rotate when older than 7 days
      Activate this option if a new log file should be created when the existing log file is at least 7 days old.

  • Stop Servers

    • when quitting MAMP PRO
      Activate this checkbox if the servers and services are to be stopped when MAMP PRO is terminated.
  • Open WebStart Page

    • when starting MAMP PRO
      Activate this checkbox if the WebStart page should be opened in your standard browser when MAMP PRO is started.

Snapshots

MAMP PRO - Preferences - Snapshots

  • Never ask for snapshot names
    Select this check box if you do not want MAMP PRO to prompt you for a name when you create a snapshot. If MAMP PRO automatically creates a snapshot in the background, it will never ask for a name, regardless of this.

  • Do not create snapshots automatically
    When this option is set, no snapshots are created when loading a host from Cloud, or importing and migrating a remote host. With this option disabled, it’s not possible to undo these operations.

Updates

MAMP PRO - Preferences - Updates

  • Automatically check for Updates
    If you activate this checkbox, MAMP PRO will automatically search for updates. As soon as an update is available, you will be informed in MAMP PRO.

  • Check Now
    By clicking on this button, MAMP PRO checks whether updates are available.