Desktop Profile

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The desktop profile is the default profile used by a Mendix application. It cannot be disabled, and if all other profiles are disabled, all device types will automatically redirect to desktop.

Profile Properties



Specifies whether the profile is enabled. If a profile is enabled, it can be used to determine the home page when a user logs into the application. If it is disabled, users accessing the application with a matching profile will be redirected to the closest equivalent enabled profile.

The desktop profile is always enabled.

Enable Offline Support (Only Hybrid Tablet and Hybrid Phone)

Specifies whether the hybrid profile allows users to continue using their Mendix application without a working Internet connection. Pages that are available offline are subject to certain restrictions, which you can read here.

Application Title

Specify the application title. This title is shown in the title bar of the browser.

Home Pages

Default Home Page

The default home page indicates which page or microflow is opened after a user has signs in. If role-based home pages (see below) are specified for one of the user roles of the user, then that home page will be used instead.

Role-Based Home Pages

By using role-based home pages you can show different home pages for different users. If a user logs in, the first role-based home page of which the user role matches a user role of the user is displayed. If no match is found, the default home page is used.

Per role-based home page you can specify the user role it applies to and the target (page or microflow) that will be opened.


If an anonymous user tries to access a resource to which the user has no access, the configured sign-in page will be displayed, prompting the user to sign in.

If the sign-in page is set to none, a built-in pop-up window will appear instead. The page title may be overridden and is translatable.

Each device type contains a default menu. You can use these menus in menu widgets. Defining the menu for a device type works in the same way as when editing a menu document.

See Menu.

If [security](project-security) is enabled, the menu will only show items that the user has access to.