#161 v2 Options get reset to default on restart

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nobody
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2012-02-17
2012-02-06
Alastair Dudley
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I have ticked a couple of options in Tools> Options which make my life a little easier but every time KeePass is restarted the defaults have re-asserted themselves. This is probably user error, but other than clicking OK, I don't see what else I should have done. The options are things like "Close button [X] minimises..." and "Drop to background after copying data...". Trivial stuff.
Many thanks.

Discussion

  • Paul
    Paul
    2012-02-07

    See Configuration in the FAQ.
    http://keepass.info/help/base/faq_tech.html#nooptsave

    cheers, Paul

    p.s. please don't use tracker requests, go to the Help forum, they're easier to use.

     
  • Thank you Paul! Not sure if I've done the right thing, but it seems to have worked. Ran ASCII file editor (I happen to use TextPad) as Administrator (right click before running it), edited KeePass.config.xml as found in the folder I installed KeePass in. Reversed the true/false settings for the data nodes (is that right?? all a bit foreign to me) so that the values now read:

    <PreferUserConfiguration>true</PreferUserConfiguration>
    <OmitItemsWithDefaultValues>false</OmitItemsWithDefaultValues>

    Saved it. Copied it to the folder I use to keep the .kdbx file in. I assume that this becomes the "local" configuration file and therefore the "local" folder - it isn't clear to me from the documentation how the application distinguishes between a local file and a global file.

    I'm sure there's a better way of doing it and as ever, I am happy to learn. :)

    PS: I don't find the help forum easy to use at all... this seems to be the only place I can post a question. The help forums appear to be read only. Obviously missing something. Sorry.

     
  • Dominik Reichl
    Dominik Reichl
    2012-02-17

    • status: open --> closed