Settings in Google Issue Tracker allow you to specify which notifications are sent to you via e-mail, the homepage you see when you open Issue Tracker, and how dates and times are formatted. To access your settings, click the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner and then select Settings.

E-mail notifications

Issue Tracker can send notifications to you via e-mail when issues are created or updated to inform you of the change. These notifications depend on your role with respect to the issue and the notification level you have chosen.

If you have more than one role and the roles have different notification levels, Issue Tracker sends e-mail when the highest level is matched. For example, you can choose to receive e-mails when all issues that you have starred have changed but choose to receive only minimal e-mails where you are in the Verifier field of an issue. If a change is made to an issue you have starred and you are also the verifier, you receive all e-mail notifications for the issue.

Notification roles

Issue Tracker has the following notification roles:

Role Description
Assignee Your username is in the Assignee field of an issue
Reporter Your username in the Reporter field of an issue
Verifier Your username in the Verifier field of an issue
CC'd Your username in the CC field of an issue
Starred You have starred the issue

Notification levels

You will always be notified when you are added or removed from an issue. For notifications about other changes, Issue Tracker has the following notification levels:

Level Description
All Updates You receive e-mail for closing, major, and minor edits
Major Updates You receive e-mail for closing and major edits only
Closure Only You receive e-mail for closing edits only
Minimal You receive e-mail if an issue is marked as fixed and you are the verifier

For information on what types of edits fall into the major and minor categories, see Issues.

Notifications for your own edits

By default, Issue Tracker doesn't send notifications for your edits unless you are also in a group that is in the CC list for the issue. You can change this default and receive e-mail for your edits by toggling the Exclude Edits Made By You option.

Group member notifications

You can add groups (such as Google groups or e-mail lists) to the CC list of an issue. Members of the group will receive e-mail notifications at the Major Updates level, regardless of their individual notification settings.

Homepage settings

You can choose a homepage, which is the page that is displayed by default when you open Issue Tracker. The default homepage is a list of issues that are both open and assigned to you. As an alternative, you can set your homepage to be any hotlist, saved search or bookmark group where you have access.

You cannot directly set a homepage to the Starred By Me, CC'd to Me, Reported by Me, or To Be Verified links in the left-hand navigation. However, you can indirectly set one of these views as your homepage. To do so, click on the desired link and then create a saved search from the search results page. You can then set the saved search as your homepage.

Date and time formats

You can also set how dates and times are displayed in Issue Tracker. These formatting preferences are applied to the display of timestamps in the Created and Last Modified, as well as in custom fields that store date and time data.

Date formats

Issue Tracker supports the following date formats:

  • Dec 31, 2015
  • 2015-12-31
  • 12/31/2015
  • 31-12-2015
  • 31.12.2015

Time formats

Issue Tracker supports the following time formats:

  • 01:00PM
  • 1:00PM
  • 13:00
  • 13:00:01

Time zone

Issue Tracker supports the following time zones:

  • Local time
  • UTC
  • America/Los_Angeles