Burp Suite, the leading toolkit for web application security testing

Suite Options: Misc

This tab contains settings for hotkeys, logging, location of temporary files, automatic backup, scheduled tasks and performance feedback.


These settings let you configure hotkeys for common actions. Numerous types of actions can be assigned a hotkey, in the following categories:

A number of hotkeys are configured by default. Note that very many more actions are available to have a hotkey assigned, if you use them frequently.

All hotkeys must use the Control key (or the Command key on OSX), and may also use Shift and other available modifiers. Note that on some Windows installations the Ctrl+Alt combination is treated by Windows as equivalent to AltGr, and so may result in typed characters appearing when pressed in text fields. 


These settings control logging of HTTP requests and responses. Logging can be configured per-tool or for all Burp traffic.

Temporary Files Location

These settings let you configure where Burp stores its temporary files.

By default, Burp creates a directory within the temporary file location provided by the platform. You can modify this behavior to use a custom directory - for example, on a different volume, or which is not world-readable.

On Mac OS X, you may find that the default temporary file location is sometimes cleared following system hibernation, causing Burp to lose its temporary files. You can resolve this problem by configuring a custom location for Burp to store its temporary files.

Changes to this setting take effect the next time Burp starts up.

Automatic Backup

[Pro version] These settings let you configure Burp to save a backup of all tools' state and configuration in the background at a configurable interval, and also optionally on exit.

Using these options means you will generally have a recent backup copy of your work in the event that Burp exits abnormally. If you have configured the target scope for your work, you can use the "Include in-scope items only" to reduce the amount of data that must be saved.

Scheduled Tasks

[Pro version] See the Task Scheduler documentation.

Performance Feedback

You can help improve Burp by submitting anonymous feedback about Burp's performance.

Feedback only contains technical information about Burp's internal functioning, and does not identify you in any way. If you do report a bug, you can help us diagnose any problems that your instance of Burp has encountered by including your debug ID.


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Thursday, March 12, 2015


This release contains various bugfixes and minor enhancements, including:

  • In the site map table, the "Method" column previously always showed GET for requests without a body, and POST for requests with a body, even if the actual method was different. This bug has now been fixed and the table shows the correct method.
  • A bug which prevented client SSL certificates from being used when an upstream proxy is configured has been fixed.
  • A bug which caused Decoder to fail to decode hex number HTML entities containing an upper-case X has been fixed.
  • See all release notes ›

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