Because everyone uses Merge in a slightly different way, many options are provided to enable you to configure Merge to operate in the way you require.
To open the Preferences window, choose the Araxis Merge▸Preferences… menu item, or press Cmd+,.
Buttons along the top of the window break the available preferences into groups. Click a button to display the corresponding preferences.
Below the buttons, a strip of tabs provides access to various preference pages related to the currently selected button’s preference group. The ? button at the bottom-left of the window will display comprehensive online help for the displayed preference page.
Merge preferences can be saved and loaded using the Save… and Load… buttons at the bottom-left of the Preferences window, or with the File▸Save As▸Save Preferences As… and File▸Open▸Open Saved Preferences… menu items.
Merge preferences can be saved in two different formats:
||Stores all Merge preferences. This is the recommended format.|
||Legacy format for use with Merge 2019.5137 and earlier. This format does not include dark-theme colours.|
Merge uses the
*.merge-options-json extension by default. To save preferences using the legacy format, manually change the file extension to
*.mergeoptions before saving.