# Preferences Window
To open Alternote Preferences use Alternote → Preferences menu item or hit
# Reduce animations
By default Alternote smoothly transitions when you move to a note, notebook or somewhere else. If you think that’s too much, turn it off using “Reduce animtaions” preference.
# Open links in background
Turn this preference on and clicking a link will not bring your browser to front. While the preference is off you can use Cmd+click to open a link in background though.
# Expand Markdown-like syntax
Turning this preference will allow Alternote to expand some of Markdown entities into reach text.
|#, ##, ###||Headers of 1st, second and third levels|
|* list||Bulleted list items|
|1. list||Numbered list items|
| to-do||To-do list items|
# Show link preview on hover
By default Alternote will show a tiny popup with link details on hover. If you find that annoying, feel free to turn it off.
# Limit maximum content width
Sets a maximum width of approx. 10-12 words for comfortable reading.
# Other Settings
Some of Alternote settings are placed in their context in interface.
# Sidebar background
You can choose from 10 different backgrounds for sidebar. Just click your name in the left right corner and choose the one you like.
# Notebooks, tags sort mode
Right click any notebook or tag to choose a way to sort them: alphabetically, by notes count or with custom sort order.
# Words or characters count
Click on words count on the right bottom corner to choose between words and characters count.
# Note list mode & sorting
You can change note list mode (full or compact) and notes sorting method.