wiki:Help/Preferences

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Our preference data is composed of a set of name->value pairs. The setting names are often "namespaced" with dot ('.') separated words. Many JOSM plugins will store preferences grouped in a namespace.

You can get a similar raw view by viewing this file, but this 'Advanced' preferences panel is intended to provide a easier alternative.

Menus

Most of the settings can be reached via menus

Other preferences

preferences.xml

Schema

http://josm.openstreetmap.de/preferences-1.0

Some descriptions can be found in Help/Preferences/ImportExport (stub)

Default location

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Windows

In short, try opening Explorer window and paste following text in location, then hit enter:

%APPDATA%\JOSM

In Microsoft Windows the JOSM preferences directory is placed in your application data directory, which is typically C:\Users\USERNAME\Application Data\JOSM (Windows Vista and 7) or C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\JOSM.

Linux

hidden system folder ~/.josm

MacOS

hidden system folder ~/.josm

Auto save subfolder

Utilized by autosave function.

See also