On this tab of the application settings dialog, you can adjust global options affecting the program’s user interface and graphics system.
User interface options
- Seperate folders for data import/export and session states
If turned on, OVITO remembers across program sessions the most recently used working directories for different types of file I/O operations, e.g., data file import & export, session state loading & saving, or image output. If turned off, just one global working directory is used, which depends on where OVITO was launched from (on the command line).
- Sort list of available modifiers by category
If turned on, the list of available modifiers displayed by OVITO is sub-divided into functional groups. If turned off, modifiers are offered in the form of a single, alphabetically ordered list.
- Periodically check ovito.org website for program updates
If activated, the program checks for new software updates upon program start by contacting the server www.ovito.org. In case a new program release is available for download, a corresponding notice is displayed in the command panel of the program. No personal information or usage data is transmitted to or logged by the software vendor.