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

Windows

In short, try opening Explorer window and paste following text in location, then hit enter: %APPDATA%\JOSM.

Resources:

Probably outdated info below:

  • Under Windows Vista and newer, the josm located in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\JOSM.
  • Under older Windows versions, this is in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\JOSM.

Linux

hidden system folder ~/.josm

To show the contents of this hidden folder, use the file manager and enter "~/.josm" in the address line (if no address line is visible just try to enter a letter and hopefully a popup to enter the address will open). Alternatively it is possible to "show hidden" files and folders in the file manager, using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+H.

MacOS

hidden system folder ~/.josm

To show the contents of this hidden folder, use the Finders Go to folder menu command (Cmd+Shift+G), and enter "~/.josm") in the dialog that pops up.

Auto save subfolder

Utilized by autosave function.

See also