Application settings

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To open the application settings dialog, select Edit ‣ Application settings from the main menu on Windows/Linux. On macOS, select Ovito ‣ Preferences instead. The dialog consists of several tabs:

Where settings are stored

OVITO stores all user settings in a platform-dependent location to preserve them across program sessions. On Windows, the information is saved in the user section of the system registry. On Linux, it is stored in an INI configuration file in the user’s home directory, and on macOS, it is stored in a property list file. The precise storage location on your local computer is displayed by the application settings dialog at the bottom. You can copy the configuration data across computers to transfer your personal settings.

To reset OVITO to its factory default settings, simply delete the configuration file on Linux/macOS or the registry branch on Windows.