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Is there a configuration file that I can use to change the settings in yEd?

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Hi,

I have a set of default settings for yEd which I use on my desktop.

I want to make that defaults as a standard template for everyone else to use.

Is there a configuration file or something like that which I can modify to suit my default settings and then share the same file among everyone else that I work with, so that they can use the same settings?

Or is there a way of exporting the .graphml file along with the settings.

 

 

Thanks
asked Nov 13, 2013 in Help by anonymous

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Settings are stored in file settings.xml in yEd's profile directory. If you copy that file to another yEd's profile directory, that other yEd will get your settings, too.

answered Nov 13, 2013 by thomas.behr [yWorks] (125,380 points)
I tried doing that, but the replaced settings.xml file gets replaced whenever  the other yEd is opened, hence the settings that I need are not mirrored to that yEd.
Is there some way that I can use the settings.xml file without it getting overwritten?
yEd does not write settings when opened. If yEd did that, it would be impossible to restore any user settings! yEd *reads* settings when opened and writes settings when closed.
However, the above approach of copying settings.xml only works if the other yEd is *not* already running.
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