Application Preferences

The Update Preferences section contains all of the update settings for Xodo PDF Studio.

To open the Updates Preferences dialog:

    1. Go to File Tab > Preferences
    2. Select Application from the panel on the left of the preferences dialog to view or modify these preferences.



Updates - Check for the updated version of Xodo PDF Studio and set the automatic check interval.

  • Monthly: will check only once every 30 days for updates
  • Weekly: will check once a week for updates
  • Never: will never check for updates

Check Now - Checks for updates when pressed

In-App Messaging - Enables or disables in-app messaging from Xodo announcing new product releases.

Application -  Settings that apply to the memory and performance of Xodo PDF Studio.

Run in Background - WINDOWS ONLY: Enables or disables the "Run in background" feature in Xodo PDF Studio. Xodo PDF Studio can remain open in the background after the first start to improve launch performance when opening PDF documents. When "Run in background" is set, Xodo PDF Studio will remain running as a background process until the computer is restarted or the application is quit by going to File > Exit.

Note: IMPORTANT: While running as a background process, resources used by Xodo PDF Studio will not be released and will not be available to be used by other applications.

Allocated Memory - Allows you to modify the amount of memory allocated to Xodo PDF Studio. When running intense processes in Xodo PDF Studio, you may get a "Heap Space" error or an image may not show up properly on the page. This happens when Xodo PDF Studio is running out of memory. Use the setting below to change the amount of memory allocated to Xodo PDF Studio.

Suggested maximums based on the amount of total memory available on your system.


Xodo PDF Studio


2GB (2048 MB)


3GB (3072 MB)


4GB (4096 MB)


5GB (5120 MB)


6GB (6144 MB)

Note: Make sure you have enough memory remaining for other applications or your machine may start swapping and be unresponsive.

Save Settings

AutoSave file every - When checked enables the autosave feature using the specified number of minutes. For more information about the autosave feature and how to recover files see Saving PDFs