Desktop App Options

Available in Mattermost Free and Starter subscription plans. Available for Mattermost Cloud deployments. Available for Mattermost Self-Hosted deployments.

In addition to your Profile settings and Mattermost Settings, the Mattermost Desktop App provides additional options to customize your experience.

The options appear on the Settings page, available on Windows and Linux from … > File > Settings, or on macOS from Mattermost > Preferences.

Start app on login (Windows and Linux only)

When enabled, the Mattermost application starts when you log in to your machine. This setting is enabled by default.

Check spelling (Windows and Linux only)

When enabled, based on your system language configuration misspelled words in your messages are highlighted. This setting is enabled by default. You must restart the app to change this setting.

In Desktop App v5.0 and later versions, you can select multiple languages. When you go to type, all selected languages show as correct when a word matches one of them, and incorrect if it matches neither. If no language is selected, spell check will be based on the system language.

On macOS, the system language is used instead and multiple language selection is supported through the Operating System directly.

Show red badge on taskbar icon to indicate unread messages (Windows and macOS only)

When enabled, a red badge is shown on the taskbar icon for unread messages with a number count indicating unread mentions or Direct Messages. If disabled, a red badge is only shown for unread mentions (with a number count). This setting is enabled by default.

Flash taskbar icon when a new message is received (Windows and Linux only)

Configure whether the taskbar icon flashes for a few messages when a new message is received on any of your active teams and servers. This setting is enabled by default.

Bounce the Dock icon when receiving a notification (macOS only)

When enabled, the Dock icon will either bounce once or bounce until the user opens the app when receiving a notification. This setting is enabled by default.

Show Mattermost icon in the menu bar (macOS only)

When enabled, Mattermost icon is added to the Mac menu bar. This setting is disabled by default.

Show icon in the notification area (Linux only)

When enabled, the Mattermost icon is added to the Linux notification area. This setting is enabled by default.

Leave app running in notification center when application window is closed (Linux only)

When enabled, closing the application window leaves the Mattermost Desktop App running in your notification center. This can be useful if you want to check for unread mentions while away from the app. This setting is enabled by default.

Use GPU hardware acceleration

When enabled, the Mattermost user interface is rendered more efficiently but can lead to decreased stability for some systems. This setting is enabled by default. You must restart the app to change this setting.

Dark Theme

The Mattermost Desktop App respects the System Preferences appearance setting of the operating system to set the theme of the title bar.