Switching Between Preference Sets

Harmony comes preloaded with five different preference presets (referred to as preference sets), each tailored for a different kind of task. By default, the Basic preference set is used. You can choose which preference set to use in Preferences dialog.

A large part of the default settings in the different preference sets are the same. The following table describes which option is different depending in each preference set, and how:

Set ▶

▼ Preference

Basic Compositing Cutout Animation Paperless Animation Rigging
General  Focus on Mouse Enter Off On On On On
General  Default Separate Position for Pegs Off Off On Off On
General  Stop-Motion Keyframes Off Off On Off On
Timeline  Reduce Indentation Off On On Off On
Timeline  Drawing Substitution: Create Key Exposure On Off Off Off On
Advanced  Support Overlay and Underlay Arts Off On On Off On
Advanced Advanced Palette List Off On On On On
Advanced  Advanced Element Mode Off On Off Off Off
Advanced  Element Node Animate Using Animation Tools On On Off On Off
Pencil Tool Properties  Auto Close Gap on Pencil On On On On Off
NOTES
  • When you customize a preference manually, it is not saved to the current preference set. It is saved as an override for all preference sets.
  • Switching between preference sets only affects preferences that you have not manually customized yourself. This means, for example, that if you manually enable the Focus on Mouse Enter preference, this preference will no longer be affected when you switch to a different preference set.
  • To make all your preferences affected by the preference set you select again, you must reset your preferences—see Resetting Preferences.