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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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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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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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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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How do I keep updates to Blender's Python install when I want to use a new version of Blender?

I'm on macOS with a new install of Blender, current version as of now. I had some issues and finally managed to get pip working with the Blender install of Python and I'm adding modules I need to use ...
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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 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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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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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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Is losing my settings upon updating a problem with the steam version of blender?

At the moment I use steam to keep blender up to date, but I think since 2.8 (or maybe 2.79 didn't update often enough for me to notice) I've been losing my settings with every update. Is this just ...
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How to update my blender without losing all my settings on mac [duplicate]

How do i update to blender 2.91 on Mac i currently have version 2.83. How do I update to version 2.91 useing Homebrew? without overwriting
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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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cant access my user preferences in 2.82

I just downloaded Blender 2.82 (because Ctrl Z kept crashing the program on 2.81) and I cant figure out how to access my old user preferences which took me hours to set up. I copied startup.blend and ...
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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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