IMDb offers several opportunities for our users to configure the way the site is displayed. You can change these preferences on our Site Preferences page. The following preferences are available (see below for a detailed explanation)
E-mail: Notifications of comments on my lists
E-mail: Watchlist updates
E-mail: Prefer to not receive e-mail from IMDb
Title page: Hide theater showtimes
Title page: Always display full cast and crew credits
Title display country
Title display language
Name page: Display acting credits separately for Movie and TV
Name page: Number of TV episodes from the same series to display
Hide "Recently Viewed" items
Hide television listings on title and name pages
Show reference view (old title/name page layout)
E-mail, including notifications of comments on my lists -> If you uncheck this box, you will opt out of receiving e-mail communications from IMDb about comments on your public lists. You will still continue to receive other e-mail communication from IMDb. You can also choose to receive email from IMDb but not get these list comment notifications.
E-mail: Watchlist updates -> If you have an IMDb Watchlist, we will send you an email when a title in your watchlist becomes available to watch (e.g. goes into wide release in your country). If you uncheck this box, you will opt out of receiving this type of e-mail communication from IMDb. You will still continue to receive other e-mail communication from IMDb.These emails are currently only being sent to customers in the United States. Check back for updates on emails for customers in other countries.
E-mail: Prefer to not receive e-mail from IMDb -> If you check this box, you will opt out of receiving e-mail communications from IMDb (please note that we may still send important account-related messages and responses to support requests).
Title page: Hide theater showtimes -> Hides the display of theater showtimes information on a title page, which by default will appear in the upper portion of the screen if the film is playing in a theater near you.
Title page: Always display full cast and crew credits -> On title pages, the default is to display a subset of credits (no more than 15 cast members and only the main crew members). Checking this option will default to displaying the full cast/crew listing on the title page (looks like this), which also means viewing the old-style title page.
Title display country -> allows our registered users to choose the title displayed based on the country of their choice e.g. 'France'. This preference will allow our users to have all the titles they view on www.imdb.com displayed as it was when released in France.
As part of the "Title display country" preference - our registered also users have the option to choose 'Original' title display. The Original title in the Country of Origin - which prior to the previous changes was the default on www.imdb.com.
Examples: As always, it is easier to explain this functionality with an example. Using the following title http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086206/
With your "Title display country” set to 'Original' - you will see the Title Text as 'Ronde de nuit'. This was the title of this French film when it was first released in France.
With your "Title display country” set to 'US' - you will see the Title Text as 'Night Patrol' - which was the title name for the US release.
With your "Title display country" set to 'Poland' you will see the Title Text as 'Nocny patrol' - which was the title for release in Poland.
Title display language -> This option is for use for countries that have more than one language – therefore allowing our registered users to choose which of the languages for that country they want displayed.
Examples: Using the following title http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203335/:-
With your "Title display country" set to ‘Canada’ – and the "Title display language" set to ‘English’ – you will see the Title Text as ‘Bethune’.
With your "Title display country" set to ‘Canada’ – and the "Title display language" set to ‘French’ – you will see the Title Text as ‘Bethune, héros de notre temps’
Default Title Display: For users that are not logged into www.imdb.com, and as the default for our registered users who have not selected a preference - we will display the localized version of the title they are looking for based on their geo-location. Users in France will see the title as released in France.
Name page: Display acting credits separately for Movie and TV-> On name pages, the default filmography view combines film and television acting credits. Checking this option will break these into separate sections such as Actor: Movie and Actor: TV.
Number of TV episodes from the same series to display -> Allows you to choose how many episodes should be displayed by default when someone has worked on multiple appearances on a TV show.
Hide "Recently Viewed" items -> The "Recently viewed" feature is displayed at the bottom of almost every page on IMDb. You can manage your history (remove individual items or clear the history) here, or you can turn off the feature on the site preferences page. For more information about Recently Viewed, see here.
Hide television listings on title and name pages -> Similar to the option above, this suppresses the display of TV schedule data on name and title pages.
Show reference view (old title/name page layout) -> IMDb is currently testing a new default display layout for name and title pages. Users who want to opt-out of this design and have name/title page shown under the previous layout should select this option.