# Is there any way to save my screen layouts across projects?

I want to save my screen layouts like "Default", "Scripting", "Animation", etc. across projects. Meaning that if I update it one place, it will update across all projects (just like how changing "user preferences" works).

I know I can save a startup .blend with customized layouts. But I work on 2 projects at the same time, thus I need to sync the layouts.

Edit: What I need is being able to change the layout in project #1. Then it would update across project #2 and project #3 as well. It doesn't have to simultaneous - it's ok if I need to reopen project #2 and project #3. But I don't wish to change layout in project #1, then make the same changes in the startup-file (thus twice the work).

In User Prefrences > File: Uncheck Load UI

Then, your window layout will be preserved regardless of what file you open.

• That is the layouts you save in your startup.blend file will be used when you don't load the UI. – sambler Mar 1 '15 at 5:50
• This method still requires manually changing the startup file (thus doing the same layout changing twice), then reopening all other projects. It's better than nothing, since it updates all files - but not quite what I was looking for. – Einar Mar 1 '15 at 12:08
• I've updated my question. – Einar Mar 1 '15 at 12:14

Create a layout that you're happy with and save it using CtrlU

Now open existing files making sure the Load UI is Unchecked

That way the loaded file will use the User Interface/layout you saved as default, and when you re-save the file ,it will save the new UI.