How do i restore the default settings for everything?

For topics that do not fit in another sub-forum.
Post Reply
Message
Author
Phizoshren
Space Krill
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:57 am

How do i restore the default settings for everything?

#1 Post by Phizoshren » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:00 am

I have a little problem,

namely that some windows inside the ship designer turned very small and i cannot enlarge them again.

User avatar
Dilvish
AI Lead, Programmer
Posts: 4690
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:25 pm

Re: How do i restore the default settings for everything?

#2 Post by Dilvish » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:01 am

Hmm, it does seem like it would be good for us to have a button somewhere in Options to do that, but I can't find one. You could edit your Config.xml (follow the link to get instructions on its location) to remove the problem settings, or just delete the file entirely and a new one with all default settings will be created next time you run FreeOrion.
If I provided any code, scripts or other content here, it's released under GPL 2.0 and CC-BY-SA 3.0

User avatar
Oberlus
Vacuum Dragon
Posts: 674
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:25 pm

Re: How do i restore the default settings for everything?

#3 Post by Oberlus » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:19 am

I would greatly benefit from this suggestion of a button to restore windows dimensions to a default.
I do like to play in fullscreen mode because I want as much screen space as possible (only got one), and also because for some unknown reasons the windowed mode flickers (in Linux, not really annoying). But sometimes I have to switch to windowed mode, because I need to take a screenshot (in Windows I can't do that on fullscreen) or because I'm checking things on the Internet as well as on the game (Pedia, or whatever). And the annoying thing is that getting into windowed mode resizes and rearranges your windows but getting back into fullscreen does not undo this, so I end up having to rearrange and resize all the windows once again.

Also, IIRC, there was another suggestion/request to make the config file (or at least the part of it that determines the size, position and state of each window) preserved upon installation of a new (Test) FO version.

User avatar
Dilvish
AI Lead, Programmer
Posts: 4690
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:25 pm

Re: How do i restore the default settings for everything?

#4 Post by Dilvish » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:38 pm

Oberlus wrote:Also, IIRC, there was another suggestion/request to make the config file (or at least the part of it that determines the size, position and state of each window) preserved upon installation of a new (Test) FO version.
Are you thinking of persistent_config.xml? That can indeed do the trick, but you have to choose a point at which to have it be saved, and then trigger that by going to Options->Other->Write_Persistent_Config_File
If I provided any code, scripts or other content here, it's released under GPL 2.0 and CC-BY-SA 3.0

User avatar
Geoff the Medio
Programming, Design, Admin
Posts: 12250
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:33 am
Location: Munich

Re: How do i restore the default settings for everything?

#5 Post by Geoff the Medio » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:00 pm

There is also an "Automatically reposition windows" option in the UI tab.

User avatar
Oberlus
Vacuum Dragon
Posts: 674
Joined: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:25 pm

Re: How do i restore the default settings for everything?

#6 Post by Oberlus » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:46 pm

Thank you both, those are really helpful.

Post Reply