Application settings


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

Where does OVITO store its settings?

OVITO stores the user’s settings in a platform-dependent location to preserve them across program sessions. On Windows, the information is saved in the system registry. On Linux and macOS, it is stored in a text-based configuration file under the user’s home directory. The precise storage location on your computer is displayed at the bottom of the application settings dialog.

Operating system

Storage location







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