Configurations of MarvinSketch

    The Configurations of MarvinSketch consists of the pre-defined menubar, toolbar, pop-up menu, and shortcut settings.

    For information about how to customize individual elements of the MarvinSketch GUI, see Customizing MarvinSketch GUI.

    The following Configurations are available by default:

    • Marvin

    • Marvin v5.0

    • View Mode

    The default configuration is called Marvin. This can be changed any time from the View menu.

    {info} Configuration settings do not change the behavior of the application, only the GUI.

    The configuration-related commands can be found in the View > Editor Style menu.


    Configurations can be modified, exported and imported, or reset to the default settings from the Configurations dialog.

    As soon as any change is made, the configuration becomes modified, but a new configuration is not created yet, the modifications are only stored.

    If you reset the configuration settings, you lose the modifications, and it is not possible to restore them. To prevent this, a new configuration can be made which stores the personalized GUI settings.

    The available functions are described in the table below.

    Function Description
    Make Active Activates a configuration that will not cause the loss of modifications when the current configuration is modified.
    Edit Opens the Customize dialog with the selected configuration definitions loaded.
    Rename Simply changes the name of a configuration.
    Copy Creates a new configuration based on the selected one inheriting all GUI definitions.
    Reset Returns to the default configuration settings by dismissing all modifications. This operation cannot be undone.
    Import Imports an XML or a serialized (.ser) configuration file.
    Export Exports the active configuration to an XML or a serialized (.ser) file.

    Compare the two different modes.

    Marvin View Mode
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