How do I Start Komodo with Default Settings

Komodo saves all of it's settings in it's profile folder, if you want to start Komodo with the default settings there's 2 things you could do:

  • Start Komodo From a Temporary Profile
    • This is a good solution if you simply want to check if the default settings are exhibiting the same behavior as the one you are experiencing. Useful for debugging.
  • Completely Reset your Settings

When Komodo looks for the profile folder and cannot find it it will create a new profile folder with the default settings.

Start Komodo From a Temporary Profile

Before following these steps please ensure that Komodo is not running.

You can set the location where Komodo looks for its profile folder with the KOMODO_USERDATADIR environment variable. It's value should be set to the parent folder that you wish for Komodo to look in.

Windows

  1. Open a command prompt
  2. Execute the following Command: set KOMODO_USERDATADIR=%TEMP%\ko
  3. Start Komodo from the command line, eg. "C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveState Komodo IDE 9\komodo.exe"

Mac OSX

  1. Open a terminal window
  2. Execute the following Command: export KOMODO_USERDATADIR=/tmp/ko
  3. Start Komodo from the terminal, eg. open "/Applications/Komodo-IDE-9.app"

Linux

  1. Open a terminal window
  2. Execute the following Command: export KOMODO_USERDATADIR=/tmp/ko
  3. Start Komodo from the terminal, eg. ~/Komodo-IDE-9/bin/komodo

Completely Reset your Settings

Please see the Reset Komodo Documentation.