VersionedPreferences

VersionedPreferences

is a global front end option that specifies whether settings on $FrontEnd should be sandboxed to specific versions of the Wolfram System.

Details

  • With the default setting of VersionedPreferences->False, the front end typically stores any settings made to $FrontEnd into a file "FrontEnd/init.m" located in $UserBaseDirectory. This file is shared between all front ends, regardless of version.
  • If VersionedPreferences->True is given, then the preferences are written to a filename decorated with the Wolfram System version number, such as "FrontEnd/12.0_init.m". Changes made in one version of the front end will therefore not affect other versions that have a different $VersionNumber.
  • If the preferences are versioned, but no decorated file matching the front end's version exists, then the front end will start with clean preferences.
  • Versions of the front end that only differ in $ReleaseNumber will share preferences.

Examples

Basic Examples  (1)

Determine the value:

Wolfram Research (2020), VersionedPreferences, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/VersionedPreferences.html.

Text

Wolfram Research (2020), VersionedPreferences, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/VersionedPreferences.html.

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_versionedpreferences, author="Wolfram Research", title="{VersionedPreferences}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/VersionedPreferences.html}", note=[Accessed: 21-April-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2020_versionedpreferences, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={VersionedPreferences}, year={2020}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/VersionedPreferences.html}, note=[Accessed: 21-April-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 2020. "VersionedPreferences." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/VersionedPreferences.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (2020). VersionedPreferences. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/VersionedPreferences.html