The Preferences Window is an essential part of GameMaker Studio 2, as it is where you can set up and customise your experience using the IDE as well as set up any specific platform SDK's etc... In this section we cover the IDE specific areas of the preferences window - for the individual target platforms please see the section on Target Platform Preferences. Note that after changing any preferences from this window you need to click the Apply button for them to take effect.
If, after changing the options here to customise GameMaker Studio 2 to your own tastes, you wish to back up the preferences that you have set you need to go to the folder %AppData%/GameMakerStudio2/<your_account_name>/ on Windows, or the folder ~/.config/GameMakerStudio2 on Mac, and then copy the following two files to a safe place:
However if you wish to reset the preferences you have changed, then you need to click the Restore Defaults button at the top of the window. Note that this will only restore the defaults for the section currently being edited.
You can open the GameMaker Studio 2 Preferences from the File menu at the top left of the IDE:
Once the Preferences window is open you will have the following different options: