So I just downloaded the nicely fresh Blender 2.57 version… and ran into two minor issues.
I wanted to keep my user preferences from 2.56
I wanted to keep my console open (is now hidden by default).
For those who come across the same issue… here’s how I solved them.
- Getting your old user preferences back.
The first time you load 2.57, in the startup screen you have the option to get your old preferences, and use them for this version of blender… Naturally like me… you didn’t click on that, and the chance has passed you by.
Remove the 2.57 user preferences from the AppData folder. On windows 7 you can find them in: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender (and have username as your username).
Then reopen blender, and in the popup… tell it to load the old preferences
- Keeping the console open.
Now in 2.57 the console is hidden/closed by default… which for most people is great… But since I’m doing a lot of python scripting I rather like it open. You can open it from the help menu: Help/Toggle system console. But that only opens it once and doesn’t keep it open next time you open Blender.
What worked for me is… I edited the shortcut in my taskbar to read:
“C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\blender-2.57-windows64\blender.exe” -con
Adding the -con tells it to keep the console open… and make sure the -con is added outside the “” or it won’t work!
It would be nice if we could have this as a preference in the regular blender user preferences… but as a hack… this works as well
I hope that helps!