The General page contains general settings that affect the program user interface. Set these according to your preferred work methods.

Enable HiDPI (Windows only)

Enables the appropriate resolution to render Cubase user interface sharp and precise on high resolution displays with supported scaling factors of 100 %, 125 %, 150 %, 175 %, and 200 %.


Other scaling factors, such as 133 %, are not supported.

The Application Scaling menu allows you to scale the Cubase user interface relatively to the Windows system scaling setting.


On macOS, you can disable HiDPI support in the Cubase application folder by invoking Get Info and checking Open in Low Resolution.

Usage Logger Options

If you activate this option, Cubase gathers usage information and writes it in a log file that you can find in the following location:

  • On Windows: \Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Steinberg\usagelogger

    On macOS: /Users/<user name>/Library/Logs/Steinberg/usagelogger

Activating this option to write such a file, and then sending the file to the Steinberg support team can be useful if Cubase crashes, and the crash dump files do not reveal enough information.

By default, Enable Usage Logging is deactivated. We recommend that you deactivate it when you no longer need it.


Allows you to select which language is used in the program. After switching the language, you must restart the program for the change to take effect.

Auto Save

Automatically saves backup copies of all open projects with unsaved changes. These are named Name.bak, where name is the name of the project, and are saved in the project folder. Backup copies of unsaved projects are named #UntitledX.bak, where X is an incremental number, to allow multiple backup copies in the same project folder.

Auto Save Interval

Allows you to specify how often a backup copy is created.

Maximum Backup Files

Allows you to specify how many backup files are created. When the maximum number of backup files is reached, the existing files is overwritten starting with the oldest file.

Show Tips

Displays an explanatory tooltip when you position the mouse pointer over an icon or button in Cubase.

Maximum Undo Steps

Allows you to specify the number of undo steps.

Run Setup on Create New Project

Opens the Project Setup dialog every time you create a new project.

Open Projects in Last Used View

Allows you to determine what window layout is used when you open a project.

  • Never

    Uses the original window layout and settings.

  • Only External Projects

    Projects that have been created on a different computer use the view that you last used on your computer. Projects that have been created on this computer use the original window layout and settings.

  • Always

    Uses the view that you last used on your computer.

Use Hub

Opens the Hub when you start Cubase or create a new project using the File menu.