The Settings Tab

When you start the FireEyes extension, the FireEyes console will display the Settings tab.

FireEyes Settings tab

This tab allows you to:

Note: Each of these activities is described briefly below. Go to Settings for more detail.

Log in to WorldSpace Comply

To log in to the WorldSpace Comply Server (not applicable to the FireEyes stand-alone edition):

  1. Go to the Settings tab.
  2. Enter your WorldSpace Comply Server URL: The server URL should already be filled in for you. Use the same web address that you used to create your WorldSpace Comply account. It may look something like this: http://server.dequecloud.com/FireEyes/ where "server" is your specific instance of WorldSpace Comply. Note: Be sure to include the trailing slash at the end of the URL.
  3. Enter the E-mail address and Password information used to create your WorldSpace Comply account.
  4. Select the Update & Login button.

If the desired Project is not listed next to the "Logged in" notice, select the Switch button to find the desired Project. Select the appropriate Project from the drop down list that appears in the dialog and select the Switch to project button.

Switch button on the FireEyes toolbar

Create Scope Definitions

Scrolling down below the WorldSpace Comply login form, you will come to the Analysis scope defintions section. The Scope Definitions feature of FireEyes allows you to identify "template" areas (such as header, footer and navigation areas), include or exclude segments of your web pages during analysis, and manage the reporting of errors in website templates. Learn more about creating and using scope definitions.

Analysis scope definitions section of the Settings tab

Modify Analysis Settings

Below Analysis scope definitions are sections that allow you to view and modify the settings used by FireEyes during analysis: Accessibility, Quality (optional), and Event tracking.

By expanding the tree menus in each of these sections, you can view the analysis settings being applied.

Analysis options section of the Settings tab

Modify FireEyes Preferences

Below Event tracking is the FireEyes preferences menu, which has two checkboxes:

  • Perform color usage analysis on every single DOM mutation event is not selected by default. Color usage analysis is highly accurate but very slow, and we recommend only selecting it if you are in fact attempting to perform color analysis whenever the DOM changes. Standard color analysis is performed statically, meaning it still uses the DOM, but does not retest whenever the DOM has changed.
  • Ensure that Firebug accessibility enhancements are turned on when FireEyes launches is selected by default. It ensures that, if you are an assistive technology user, Firebug's accessibility features will be turned on automatically when FireEyes is launched.

FireEyes preferences options section of the Settings tab

Change the Default User Agent

The final section under the Settings tab is User Agent Spoofing. This tells FireEyes to analyze the site as if it were being viewed in a particular user agent such as a browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc) or mobile device.

The default user agent setting is browser default (Firefox). Other predefined choices in the drop down menu are: iPhone and iPad. You can also select custom user agent string and enter the string in the Custom UA string box below to define a custom user agent. Custom agent strings are defined in WorldSpace.

User agent menu on the FireEyes Settings tab