[tex-live] [texworks] Where does TW stores configuration and settings?

Andreas Hirsch nishni_nowgorod at gaponline.de
Sat Mar 26 15:46:04 CET 2011

This is a crosspost to the TL-mailing-list because it may be that this
issue is relatedt to the TL-version of TW

quoting Joseph Wright, [26.03.2011 14:33 +0100]:
> On 26/03/2011 13:24, Andreas Hirsch wrote:
>> quoting Joseph Wright, [26.03.2011 14:08 +0100]:
>>> On 26/03/2011 13:01, Andreas Hirsch wrote:
>>>> at the moment, I'm using TW on Windows Vista out of TL2010 and I changed
>>>> some settings. As far as I can see, these are stored in <users>/TeXworks/
>>>> For testing I've installed TW 0.4
>>>> Does it read this Configuration? Apperently not ...
>>> On Windows, the settings are stored the Registry
>>> (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TUG\TeXworks), while the more dynamic stuff
>>> is stored in %USERPROFILE%\TexWorks. You've not said which settings you
>>> want to alter, so it's hard to give more advice
>> For example, I added an entry to 'Textsatz' (don't know how this tab is
>> labelled in the englisch screenshot - please see the attached screenshot
>> for explanation) which does not occur in TW 0.4
> The English equivalent is 'Typesetting'. For me, these are stored in a
> file called 'tools.txt', which I find in
> %USERPROFILE%\TexWorks\configuration. It's only created if I alter the
> default set.

Seems that I have to clarify my situation:

I installed TL2010 on my Linux-server, installing binaries for Linux and

I mapped texlive via Samba to my Vista-PC and added /bin/win32 to the

everything works fine

As for this way, where is no registry-entry for TW on my Vista-PC

Later I installed TW 0.4 to a localdrive of my Vista-PC for testing

Now I've got a registry-enty for this TW

So I'm still doesn't know the location of the settings of my TL-TW


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