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where is the config.dat file on mac? 7 months, 2 weeks ago #209812

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no info in the manual, or via a quick google search.
where is (or should be created) the config.dat file on macOS?

Re: where is the config.dat file on mac? 7 months, 2 weeks ago #209814

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On Mac and Linx you use the 'GlobalSettings.txt' file, hopefully you should be able to find more info elsewhere on the forum about that,
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Re: where is the config.dat file on mac? 7 months, 2 weeks ago #209819

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I would think that the available parameters and the syntax used in 'GlobalSettings.txt' do not match those used in 'config.dat' on Windows, at least not exactly. Simple copying the content from 'config.dat' to 'GlobalSettings.txt' does not create a working result, on Linux and OSX.

I wasn't able to reveal any information on that, neither on the forum nor elsewhere.

Some hints on how to make the content of 'GlobalSettings.txt' work for supported parameters from those who know would be truly beneficial.
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Re: where is the config.dat file on mac? 7 months, 2 weeks ago #209822

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At the beginning of this old tutorial ..


I see that:
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But I don't find the other tutorial that is referred to in the text.
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Software: Lightworks 2020.1; || Windows 10, 64 Bit
Hardware: Intel i5-4440 (3,1 GHz); || shared RAM: 8 GB; || Intel HD Graphics 4600 (can use max. 2 GB of shared RAM)
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Re: where is the config.dat file on mac? 7 months, 2 weeks ago #209825

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Sorry for the confusion, because I think config.dat does still work on Mac (& Linux I think), but it has to sit _alongside_ the application executable - hence inside the app bundle on Mac which isn't very user friendly.

UserSettings.txt has the same format as GlobalSettings.txt but is the one written out by the application to save the current user settings (hence the name), but can be used to see how it's formed.

GlobalSettings.txt would look something like this..

[Configuration]
setting=value

Personally I tend not to use config.dat any more for the reasons above, either I use the registry on Windows or GlobalSettings.txt on the other platforms.

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Re: where is the config.dat file on mac? 7 months, 2 weeks ago #209828

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what about the localsettings file in the lightworks user directory?

Re: where is the config.dat file on mac? 7 months, 2 weeks ago #209830

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On which path do you see a file 'localsettings'?
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Re: where is the config.dat file on mac? 7 months, 2 weeks ago #209839

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fishmonger wrote:
GlobalSettings.txt would look something like this..

[Configuration]
setting=value

Thanks.

This truly valuable information allows creating a sample of the content of GlobalSettings.txt containing the defaults of V2020 and the parameters added with V14.5:

[Configuration]

####################################################################
# V2020 Defaults
####################################################################

# Configure the number of undos that are available for each edit [default 10]
backup_depth=10

# Edit milestone configuration [default 10,10]
milestones_per_edit=10
mods_per_milestone=10

# Define the 'preview' preroll duration in seconds [default 3]
preview_preroll_secs=3

# By default EDL reel IDs are limited to 8 characters in length. Set to 0 to lift this limitation. [default 1]
edl_limit_reel_length=1

# By default, when trimming a cut with two moving sides, Lightworks will monitor the audio from the side
# closest to the current-time - this can lead to silence when that side of the cut is black. To automatically
# monitor the non-black side, set this value to 1 [default 0]
trim_avoid_silence=0

#?? By default, popped out tiles are revealed in the Content Manager. Change to 0 to reveal them on the desktop instead. [default 1] 
reveal_tiles_in_bins=1

# Configure the contrast for timeline waveforms. Lower numbers will be darker. [default 0.8]
waveform_colour_scale=0.8

# Define the central proportion of a timeline segment that can be grabbed for drag/drop.
# Set to 0 to effectively disable segment drag/drop [default 0.5]
stripv_segment_drag_size=0.5

# By default, tiles can be dragged/dropped into timelines. Set to 0 to inhibit this behaviour [default 1]
stripv_accept_tiles=1

# By default, tiles can be dragged/dropped into a viewer. Set to 0 to inhibit this behaviour [default 1]
viewer_accept_tiles=1

# By default, bin groups are sorted when viewed in Content Manager. To respect manually ordered racks, set this to 0 [default 1]
sorted_racks=1

# Pressing replace/insert will by default create a new edit if there isn't one present. To inhibit this behaviour, set this to 0 [default 1]
create_edit_on_demand=1

# Lobby thumbnail layout [not effective with V14.6 and later] [default 4,3]
num_projects_across=4
num_projects_down=3

####################################################################
# Added with V14.5
####################################################################

# Inhibits numeric suffixes on Syncs/Subclips [default 1]
# unique_suffixes=0 

# Inhibits automatic record status for double-clicked sequence tiles [only Flexible GUI] [default 1]
# auto_record_status=0 

# Changes replace to insert, when dragging tiles from a bin to a sequence [default 0]
# stripv_insert_dropped_tiles=1 

# Restores the old behaviour of highlighting the name when opening [only Flexible GUI] [default 0]
# highlight_filecard_name=1

# Inhibits enabling fullscreen-preview when double clicking the viewer [default 1]
# double_click_for_fullscreen=0

####################################################################
# Additional entries can be added here
####################################################################

On Linux that seems to work fine, as far as I could test. I see some issue with 'reveal_tiles_in_bins=0' on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with Fixed layout, but that might be considered to be an esoteric parameter in Fixed layout, anyway.
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