Easy UI method to reset/manage preferences

Bug #1654383 reported by ScislaC on 2017-01-05
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Inkscape
Wishlist
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Bug Description

It would be handy to have a very user friendly method to reset preferences in the GUI. To make this more useful overall, it be nice to be able to backup and restore preferences as well.

These things could make it much easier to help troubleshoot with casual users and people that are not familiar with navigating their filesystem. It would also be beneficial for people who have a preferred UI setup to create a personal default preferences file that they could easily restore (or easily apply to other systems/installations).

It would also seem fitting to add a new category in the preferences dialog under "Spellcheck" for "Preferences Management" to house these functions.

I'm also wondering if every preferences page might benefit from having a reset to default button for just that page (however that might merit a separate report). I'm just thinking along the lines for how we allow that for each tool.

Jabiertxof (jabiertxof) wrote :

Hi ScislaC. Here are a mockup. Individual page clear seems embarrasing to me.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Related earlier reports:
* Bug #170572 (sf1116104) “Revert to default settings”
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/170572
* Bug #911700 “Preferences.xml file recovery”
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/911700

tags: added: preferences
tags: added: ui
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Related newer request (variation) filed as
* Bug #1658971 “Reset to default for each page in Preferences”
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1658971

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