HELP FILE

How to Change Basic Settings

    Note: By default you have the basic settings shown on the Settings tab with an "Advanced Settings" link at the bottom. The "Basic Settings" is visible only if one has already switched to advanced.

    This procedure must be executed on the client.

    Note: This functionality is not available on Linux.
    1. On Windows, click System > Preferences. On a Mac, click LogMeIn > Preferences.Select Menu > Preferences.
    2. On the Settings tab, click the Basic settings link at the bottom of the page . If this link is not available, then you are already viewing the basic settings. Select the following options. On the Settings tab, select the following options.
      Option Description
      Show splash screen on startup Choose this option to display the Hamachi logo when Hamachi is started.

      (Windows only)

      Hide offline network members An offline network member is listed on the client with its name grayed out. Choose this option to hide offline peers.
      Enable online presence Choose this option to display and be able to modify the online presence of your client. You can change your presence in the Status menu on the Hamachi client.

      (Mac only)

      Enable chat Choose this option to enable peer and group chat.
      Encryption Choose this option to provide extra protection against sniffing. For business use, we highly suggest using encryption. Use of this option may cause minimal extra CPU load for both sender and receiver. This option is only available for clients running in full mode.
      Compression Choose this option to speed up large data transfers. Compression is particularly useful on low bandwidth connections. This option is only available for clients running in full mode.
      Show peer status Choose this option to display the online presence of other network members.
      Confirm exiting Hamachi Choose this option to ask for confirmation when you close the application.
      Confirm evicting a network member Choose this option to ask for confirmation if you evict a peer from an unattached network.
      Play sound on new message Choose this option to play a sound when you receive a message.
      Enable automatic update Choose this option to automatically download the latest version of the Hamachi client. This option is only available for clients running in full mode.
    3. Click OK or Apply to save your settings.
    Article last updated: 27 September, 2022