Some PuTTY settings are valid only for the current session, and when I start it again, they are at the default value again. How can I change the default values?
closed as off topic by sysadmin1138♦ Jul 11 '11 at 1:06
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I'm often bitten by that too.
What usually happen is, you set some options (usually just host/port) and save it.
Then latter you:
- open putty
- select your "saved session" (either by just selecting it by clicking on the name or selecting and clicking the load button)
- change some other options
- and connect by clicking the "Open" button
To make it work the way you expect, try doing it this way:
- open putty
- select the session you want to edit (click on its entry under the "Session" category)
- Click the "Load" button
- Make the changes you want to make
- Go back to the "Session" category
- Make sure the name of your saved session is correctly filled on the textbox for "Saved sessions"
- Click save
To change the default settings, just do the same, but selecting the "Default Settings" entry on the "Saved Sessions" list.
Hope that helps
: yeah, the UI is really not clear on how you're supposed to do it