Export/Import Preferences (WIP)

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#1

Continuing the discussion from Rhino 5 for Mac WIP Build 5D177w:

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What’s New in this RhinoWIP:

• “ExportPreferences,” “ImportPreferences,” and “ResetPreferences” commands added[/quote]

hey Dan.

is exporting and importing preferences between different installs (different computers) supported?

as in- can i export preferences from rhino on an imac then import them in rhino on a mbp in order to, say, sync display modes and whatnot?

or are these commands meant to be used within a single install of rhino?

thanks.


#2

Well, the Windows version equivalents (OptionsExport/OptionsImport) are meant for going between any installs, either on the same machine or on others… There is no ResetOptions command on the Windows side AFAIK…

–Mitch


#3

my main concern is if it’s exporting the entire .plist, whether or not it’s going to have a negative impact when importing to a different computer.

i’m pretty sure things like window size or toolbar placement are stored in the .plist so if i transfer to a computer with a smaller display, will some of UI elements fall outside of the screen size and end up ‘lost’ outside of the screen. ?

i don’t really have much time lately for experimenting with or fixing something like this but i suppose i could make a backup of the .plists in case something goes wrong when attempting to sync the installs.


(Marlin Prowell) #4

You get to choose what you want to import with the ImportPreferences command. It does not import the entire .plist. There is no option for importing window locations.


#5

hey marlin

oh, sweet. that sounds good.

(i obviously haven’t ran the commands yet as i wasn’t sure what to expect… the ability to choose what’s being imported sounds great. i’ll do it tonight. )

thanks!


#6

what is ‘Advanced Display’ ?

i was hoping it would be something to do with custom display modes but these aren’t syncing for me between different computers.


(Marlin Prowell) #7

Advanced Display is the right choice for custom display modes. But, it isn’t working right. This will be fixed in the next WIP release.


#8

thanks marlin,
i’ll try it out at next WIP


(Nick Schwaller) #9

Is it possible to import the Windows OptionsExport .ini files into Rhino 6 Mac WIP ?