Options for Starting Citavi

You can start Citavi using several different options:

  1. If you do not yet have a shortcut to Citavi on the desktop, create one. Right-click the file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Citavi 5\bin\Citavi.exe". Select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).
  2. Right-click the Citavi Icon on the Desktop.
  3. Click Properties > Shortcut.
  4. In the Target field add one of the following options after "C:\Program Files (x86)\Citavi 5\bin\Citavi.exe":
    (Example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Citavi 5\bin\Citavi.exe" /noFading)


What it does


This option enables internal activy logging as soon as you start Citavi.

Use this option if an error is making it impossible to open or create a project and as a result you are unalbe to enable activity logging via the Options dialog.

To send the error log to the Citavi Support, switch to Windows Explorer and enter: %programdata%\Gibraltar\Local Logs. Select all the files in this folder, right-click and select Send to > Compressed (zipped) folder. Send the Zip file to service@citavi.com. Use the upload service for large files.


The forms that Citavi opens for editing (for example, the form for quotations) usually gradually faded in.

Use this option if the forms are faded in too slowly.

Fading is always disabled when Citavi is run on a terminal server or under Parallels.


This option lets you work with multiple instances of Citavi.

Use this option to run multi-user tests on a computer.


When Citavi is started with this option, additional keyboard shortcuts can be used for creating screenshots for instructional purposes.