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I am new to Blender, I've been playing around with it for about 2 weeks now, first time with a 3D software. I've done some tutorials and there are some where I have to go to user preferences and choose an add-on, the first time I did this, it was with the sapling add-on, worked fine, however today when I went to play around with it again, I checked the box, but the add-on settings that usually showed up on the tool bar on the left side of the screen isn't there. for any add-ons. I was really hoping someone could shed some light on why this is?

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Enabled add-ons can be enabled permanently by saving the user settings.

Otherwise they are enabled only on the current session, but will not be loaded next time you open Blender.

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  • $\begingroup$ thank you for answering, I did try that, but it does not show up in the left hand tool bar in the first place, all I get is a blank tab underneath the "tools" saying operator and nothing is in it. thanks again for answering, but I must ask you to share your knowledge again lol $\endgroup$
    – Beizabel
    Jun 14, 2015 at 4:06
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    $\begingroup$ I figured it out, when I first used the add-on, it appeared on the tool bar tab that was already open, I did some rummaging through all of them and found it, apologies, I am a newb. $\endgroup$
    – Beizabel
    Jun 14, 2015 at 4:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Beizabel You should post that as an answer. $\endgroup$ Jun 14, 2015 at 11:29

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