Schematic editor: exporting config settings?

Hi all,

I’ve been using kicad for a few months and enjoying it. Over that period of time, I’ve made several configuration changes to make work the way I like. I have now installed kicad onto another PC and would like to export the settings I’ve been using and import them into the new installation. I cannot seem to find the export feature. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
thank you

Don’t think there is an export feature in 6.0, but you can copy your configuration file pretty easily. Location depends on platform:

  • Windows: %APPDATA%/kicad/6.0/eeschema.json
  • Linux: ~/.config/kicad/6.0/eeschema.json
  • Mac: ~/Library/Preferences/kicad/6.0/eeschema.json

Depending on which preferences you’re interested in, you may also want to copy some of the other json files in that directory, particularly kicad_common.json. The hotkey file is also there, user.hotkeys.

If you’ve made your own color scheme, it will also be in that directory, in a colors/ subdirectory.


BINGO! thank you! Works now!

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