Manage behavior settings

Use Behavior settings to adjust how model-driven apps appear and function. These settings do not apply to canvas apps, except where noted.

These settings can be found in the Power Platform admin center by going to Environments > [select an environment] > Settings > Product > Behavior.

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Settings Description Default value
Release channel
Model-driven apps release channel If this setting is set to Semi-annual channel, users in the org will use features from the current release wave, which is existing behavior.

If this setting is set to Monthly channel, users will use features from the current monthly release.

This setting can be changed at anytime and users will be switched after one to two browser refreshes. More information: Release channels for your model driven app
Semi-annual channel
Basic behavior
Auto save If On, after a record is created (initially saved), any changes made to a form will automatically be saved thirty seconds after the change is made. The 30-second period starts again after a change is made. If no changes are made, the automatic save doesn’t happen. More information: Manage auto-save On
Load default static content from Content Delivery Network Canvas apps will load out-of-the-box static content from the Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) service. For firewall restrictions and IP approved list related issues, system administrators can select Off to disable the Azure Content Delivery Network feature.

Note: This setting does not apply to model-driven apps as they do not use CDN currently.
Share reassigned records with original owner Select whether a record is shared with the original owner of the record, or completely reassigned to another user. Off
Open in application mode Select On to enable application mode. When this mode is enabled, customer engagement apps can be opened in a browser without menus, navigation, or toolbars. Hiding these parts of the browser causes customer engagement apps to appear like a separate application rather than a website. Off
Full name display order Select the order in which you want customer and user names to be displayed. First Name
Display currencies using Set how to display currencies, either by a currency symbol, which is the default setting, or by currency code. For example, a currency symbol could be $, and the currency code could be USD. Currency symbol
Pricing decimal precision Select how many decimal points to use for a currency. 0
Display behavior
Use updated experience for classic settings where possible. If On, user will be redirected to the modern experience when accessing some settings from the legacy experience. More information: New location for admin settings. Off for existing environment.

On for new environment created after October 2021.
Show app download message If On, users will see a message regarding downloading the Dynamics 365 for tablets app. On
Show legacy app to everyone, not just admin The legacy web app, also known as Dynamics 365 - custom, is hidden from end users when a new environment is provisioned. It is always visible to those with System Administrator and System Customizer roles, and to other custom roles with similar privileges. More information: Dynamics 365 - custom. On
Legacy app name Enter the label to use for the legacy app. This appears on the Dynamics 365 home page. More information: Dynamics 365 - custom. Dynamics 365 - custom
Show welcome screen on sign in Indicate if you want users to see the welcome screen when they sign in. On
Show Microsoft Power Automate on forms and in the site map Select On to enable embedded Power Automate flows in your organization. More information: Enable embedded Power Automate to automate processes. On
Show dashboard cards in expanded state Select On to see the detailed card form in a dashboard. If set to Off, only the header and minimal details are displayed in the card form. Off
Lookup behavior
Minimum number of characters to trigger typeahead search Enter the minimum number of characters that trigger an automatic typeahead search in a lookup field in model-driven apps.

This setting can be used to improve lookup performance, particularly when the underlying environment database has huge amounts of data.
Delay between character inputs that will trigger a search Enter the delay interval in milliseconds that will be introduced in lookups before a search is executed.

This can be used to improve lookup performance, particularly when the underlying environment database has huge amounts of data.
250 ms