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Preferences

Flix's Preferences allow you to configure Flix exactly the way you like without affecting others in the production. Navigate to File > Preferences. Set your preferences and click the X button to close the Preferences dialog.

Note:  These preferences can be overridden at the Studio and Show levels, see Overriding Preferences at the Studio or Show Level in Flix for Production.

General Settings

Show Splash Screen

Enables or disables Flix's splash screen at start-up. Toggling it off allows Flix to launch faster.

Allow Save Comments

Enables or disables the option to save comments for revisions.

User Data Directory

Sets the location where Flix stores your preferences, logs, and cookies.

Temp Directory

Sets the location of your temporary directory.

Publish Directory

Sets the location where Flix stores published files for Editorial.

Reset Preferences

Resets all preferences to their default values.

Third-Party Apps

Sketching

Default App

Specifies the external application used to edit panels.

Note:  Photoshop is the only supported editor in the Flix 6.0.3 release.

Photoshop

Executable

Specifies which version of Photoshop to use.

Panel Open Behavior

Specifies how to open panels in Photoshop:

Open as Separate PSD - opens the selected panels in Photoshop as separate .psd files.

Open in Layer Comps - opens the selected panels in Photoshop as layer comps.

Open in Timeline - opens the selected panels in Photoshop in the Timeline.

Always Open Master Image

When enabled opening a panel in Photoshop opens the master image, meaning that it opens the .psd file with all information including hidden layers and empty groups.

Note:  This is only relevant if a master image is available.

Install Plugins

Installs the Photoshop scripts to run the Photoshop actions.

Asset Storage

Asset Cache Directory

Specifies where Flix caches your assets temporarily to improve responsiveness.

Clear Local Asset Cache Removes the temporary files stored in the local asset cache.

Exporting

Filename Format (Dialogue, Audio, JSON, CSV, QuickTime, PDF)

Specifies the filename convention of your exported files for Dialogue, Audio, JSON, CSV, QuickTime, and PDF files.

Note:  The tags, located under the filename format preferences, show what information type you can include in the filename format. Click each field to reveal which information type is allowed. Invalid info types are grayed out.

Filename Format (Original Artwork, Image)

Specifies the filename convention of your exported files for Original Artwork and Image files.

Shots and Markers

Marker Name Format

Specifies the filename convention of your shot markers.

Audio

Input Device

Specifies the audio input device to use when recording audio.

Output Device

Specifies the audio output device to use when playing audio.