7. The "Preferences" dialog box

The preferences specified in this dialog box are stored in XXE_user_preferences_dir/preferences.properties, a Java™ property file (an ISO-8859-1 text file using a very simply key :value format).

XXE user preferences directory is:

  • $HOME/.xxe8/ on Linux.

  • $HOME/Library/Application Support/XMLmind/XMLEditor8/ on the Mac.

  • %APPDATA%\XMLmind\XMLEditor8\ on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

    Example: C:\Documents and Settings\john\Application Data\XMLmind\XMLEditor8\ on Windows XP. C:\Users\john\AppData\Roaming\XMLmind\XMLEditor8\ on Windows Vista, 7 and 8.

    If you cannot see the "Application Data" directory using Microsoft Windows File Manager, turn on Tools>Folder Options>View>File and Folders>Show hidden files and folders.