General settings

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This page of the application settings dialog lets you change several global options that affect the user interface and the graphics system of the program.

User interface

Load file: Use alternative file selection dialog

This option controls the type of file selector that is shown each time you import a data file into OVITO. By the default, the standard file dialog box of the operating system is used. If you set this option, a built-in dialog is used instead, which may or may not provide some advantages over the OS dialog box.

Modifiers list: Sort by category

If this option is turned on, the list of available modifiers will be divided into several categories. If turned off, the modifiers will be shown as one contiguous, alphabetically ordered list.