I have created a new startup file in order to improve my workflow. One example among many others, I've created new Screens Layouts. It really makes a difference. But when I open old saved files, they use old settings like old Screen Layouts. It's time consuming to re-adjust the settings one by one to my new liking. It's also the same problem if I open blend files created by other people, I'm forced to use their settings.

So, is there a way to override the settings of old files with the ones from my new startup file?

  • $\begingroup$ Fantastic. I thought no one else asked this question, I wasn't looking for the right keywords. Thanks a lot! $\endgroup$
    – Gamezopher
    Mar 12, 2017 at 18:43

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When opening a file uncheck the Load UI option.

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  • $\begingroup$ then, save the file, so that its new ui becomes your current and next time you don't need to deactivate that option. $\endgroup$
    – m.ardito
    Mar 12, 2017 at 18:34

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