The following settings are implemented using cookies, so if you have cookies disabled then you will not be able to change the settings (everything still continues to work by using default settings).
How many days is considered "new"?
This setting affects how many days are considered "new enough" to get the special highlighting in the documents table. Default setting is 14 days.
How many days is considered "soon"?
This setting tells what is considered "soon" when showing documents that are going to be expire soon. Default setting is 14 days.
Show full document text by default?
Show the full text immediately on the document page instead of only showing beginning of it. This defaults to off.
Show the left-hand menu?
Show the left-hand menu on all regular pages? This defaults to on.