I'm getting errors that I can't figure out how to fix, so I'm thinking my best option at this point is a factory reset.

I see that I can export key configurations, but how do I export my Theme? I'd rather not remake it.

Complicated Theme

Are there any other settings I should make sure to save before I conduct the reset?

  • $\begingroup$ Note that "Load factory settings" is only persistent if you then save those as your defaults. It won't delete any of your customizations on it's own. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 1:44
  • $\begingroup$ make a copy of the userpref.blend for the location of such file see: blender.stackexchange.com/a/23341/1853 also read: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/24584/… $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Aug 17, 2015 at 2:18

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By clicking the + next to the theme name you can save your current settings for your own theme. You can then select your theme after you choose factory default settings.

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A gotcha with this is that the theme gets saved inside the blender installed files, so can be overwritten or deleted as blender is updated. To keep your theme for future versions you should find the saved file and move it into your configuration folder. Within the files installed for blender you will find your theme inside 2.75/scripts/presets/interface_theme (adjust 2.75 to match your current blender version). Locate your blender configuration folder and create a matching path and move your theme there. On a *nix system that would be $HOME/.config/blender/2.75/scripts/presets/interface_theme/MyTheme.xml


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