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10 Setup

Personalizing a fresh install of LabVIEW and/or aligning your settings with those of your team mates goes a long way towards easier collaboration.

LabVIEW.ini settings

Where Does LabVIEW Store Configuration Settings?
LabVIEW Wiki: LabVIEW Configuration File

QuickBold=True
bookmarkmanager.showvilib=True
bookmarkmanager.showresource=True
defaultErrorHandlingForNewVIs=False
sourceOnlyDefaultForNewVIs=True
QuickDropFastSearch=True
FancyFPTerms=False
reqdTermsByDefault=True
returnKeyAction=True
enableAutoWire=False
autoRouteWires=False
StructuresAutoSizeByDefault=False
DropSubdiagramLabelByDefault=True
DefaultLabelPositionIndBD=4
DefaultLabelPositionBD=12
defaultControlStyle=2
useNumbersForNewVIIcons=False
autoInsertFeedbackNode=False
autoLayoutBlockPaddingX=25
autoLayoutBlockPaddingY=30
autoLayoutWirePaddingX=10
autoLayoutWirePaddingY=10
autoLayoutFixControls=True
autoLayoutFixIndicators=True
skipNavigatorDialog=False
server.tcp.access="+127.0.0.1;+localhost;+*
showBDConstName=True

Additional settings for LabVIEW 2019 SP1 and later:

allowItemsViewDelete=True

Others:

DragAdjustWires=False // fixes a bug in LV2021 with auto-routing of wires
LVdebugKeys=True // enables the internal settings editor

More to be found at The LabVIEW Lab.

VI Packages

Module Templates

VI Icons and Glyphs

Quickdrop Shortcuts

Shortcut Menu Plugins

Custom Probes

Creating Custom Probes
LavaG Custom Probes Repository

Fork Setup

see our page about Fork Setup


HSE WoW .vipc

We've created a .vipc (a VI Package Configuration file) that automates all of the above for ourselves and for our customers:

kb/bestpractices/wow/setup.txt · Last modified: 2022/10/16 19:18 by joerg.hampel