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Settings Menu

Want to change your sound volume? Graphic quality? Check out the 'Settings' screen that's accessible by clicking the 'Settings' icon on the 'Menu' screen:






From there, the screen you see will vary depending on what kind of trainer you have paired, as there are some setup specific options. 


Universal Settings



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All clients and trainer setups will allow you to separately control in-game sounds (menu and notifications) as well as the 3D world volume (environmental sounds and start-up music). You can also adjust your Game Resolution (this may impact performance). 


Zwift supports Full Screen. If you're on a PC, the option to make Zwift full screen will appear above User Interface in the 'Settings' menu (requires a restart to take effect).

If you're on a Mac with Yosemite (10.10), click on the green full screen icon in the upper left-hand corner of your window (no restart required):



Older versions of OSX will have the full screen icon in the upper right-hand corner of your window (no restart required): 

You can choose 3s avg or instant for power readings. 3s avg power will look less jumpy, but also won't show sudden power changes (i.e. sprints) as quickly.

You can choose when to show Leaderboards. The leaderboards will cycle through each course segment, or you can have them only show up when those points are near.

Metric or Imperial units. This is also changeable through your profile settings.

Snapshots now automatically upload to your Strava feed. You can set Image Uploading to upload as you like. It's up to you! 

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  • Always - Zwift will upload an image every time - shots taken by Zwift as well as your own.
  • Only My Shots - Only your snapshots will be uploaded.
  • Never - No images will be uploaded.

You can turn off Group Chat. Sometimes, you just need to concentrate on your ride without all the chatter from everyone else on the course.

Laptop Battery Saver. Turn this on will lower your performance but increase battery life.

Language Filter. We try to keep Zwift a friendly atmosphere for everyone, but everyone's tolerance level is different in an online community. Turn this on for chat censoring.

Workout Distortion Effect. Towards the end of a difficult effort in a structured workout, you will see a wavy, black and white "pain tunnel" effect. If this is disorienting, you can toggle it off.



Estimated Power Settings

For those of you using a estimated power setup (speed sensor + classic trainer), you can choose between Estimated Power Modes for supported trainers. Classic Mode may reduce the jumpiness of the wattage display experienced using zPower, but it will also reduce responsiveness during sprints, as it does not account for acceleration. The zPower option is currently only available for Kurt Kinetic trainers, the CycleOps Fluid 2 and the JetBlack Z1.


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If you have a Smart Trainer, there's a Trainer Difficulty setting:


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Trainer Difficulty allows you to scale the feel of the climbs from 0 to 100%. This won't make you any faster or slower as it still takes the same amount of power (watts) to move your avatar (by default, Zwift treats the gradient as half of the true grade).

Tacx Neo Road Feel. 


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If you're using a Tacx Neo smart trainer, the Road Feel option will rumble your trainer when passing over cobbles, pebbles, and the bridge/dock paths. Turn this on or off as desired.

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