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 exibiting 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 setps 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 KomodoIDE\komodo.exe"

Mac OSX

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

Completely Reset your Settings

You want to completely start over, for whatever reason. It's as simple as deleting your Komodo profile folders and starting Komodo.

First, locate your profile folders and make a backup of them, just in case. Note I'm saying "folders", implying more than one. This is because Komodo creates a profile folder for each version of Komodo you used. So if you used Komodo 9 through 9.2 you'll have 3 folders: "9.0", "9.1" and "9.2". You need to delete all of these to fully reset your settings as Komodo inherits it's settings from the previous version.