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Export/Import Screen Layouts [duplicate]

Just downloaded the latest version of Blender and was hoping for an easy way to port over some screen layouts made in the previous version. Here's what worked for me: Open previous version of ...
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Updated version of Blender [duplicate]

I just want to make sure I keep all my user preferences. When I install the updated version of blender, how can I keep all my user preferences?
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How do you update blender on Mac OS without losing preferences? [duplicate]

This feels a little like the elephant in the room no one is talking about. One of the most excellent things about Blender is that it is updated so frequently. The downside is moving preferences around ...
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How to copy previous settings after the first try? [duplicate]

So I just downloaded 2.71 (YAY!) and tried the super-handy "copy previous settings" option on the splashscreen... ...but Blender froze (prolly cuz I had another instance open at the time). No worries,...
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How to change Blender's default startup settings?

How can I change Blender from the default cube/lamp/camera default setup? Also, is it possible to change other features, such as the default view direction (Top, Side, etc) or the Editor type (3D View,...
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Console flashes on launching, then closes (ms-windows)

I installed blender on a windows 7 64 bit system. I opened it one time then went to the tutorials. in the meantime I had a power failure and when I tried to start blender again I get a dos window ...
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Is it advisable to update Blender to the newest version as soon as possible each time?

I know Blender is free software and bugs happen. But my question is, is it good practice to update Blender every time there is an update? Even if a minor one? (i.e I'd consider 2.56 to 2.56b minor or ...
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Blender functions that randomly stop working then start working again [closed]

I have recently experienced two Blender functions randomly stop working, then later start working again with no apparent reason. These functions I use daily and they worked fine for weeks before I ...
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Blender icons have no label

I have Blender downloaded and installed on my computer. On startup it shows icons having no labels. As a newbie it is virtually impossible to follow any tutorial with this interface. How can I fix ...
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Shared preferences/addons across different machines (e.g. Dropbox)

how do you guys keep your settings when switching computers (e.g. home/work)? I'm still in the process of finding my perfect setup, and I would like to have all the changes that I make and all the ...
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Where does a .blend file store its user preferences? [duplicate]

Last night windows updated and restarted computer while blender was rendering. Today that file will not run - freezes blender if I try to load it and so does the immediately previous .blend file. If ...
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How do I export user preferences from blender 2.77 to 2.78? [duplicate]

When I upgraded to blender 2.78, I couldn't recover my old user preferences settings. I had my own theme, my own hotkeys, and my preferred addons. I tried to figure out which files but I couldn't . ...
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how to import previous settings in 2.76b?

I installed it on ubuntu, just direct extract from gz2 package. Here described a way to import previous setting. However, there is no such option at 1st time I start the new version ...
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How to use a standalone blender (not using global preferences)

Sometimes you need to use Blender without the standard shared preferences (addons, startup file, ...) for testing or to be sure to use the default settings without changing your usual preferences. So ...
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Controlling 2.8 startup behaviour

The 2.8 manual states: For locally extracted Blender distributions, the user configuration and run-time data are kept in the same subdirectory, allowing multiple Blender versions to run without ...