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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Make your settings changes and then click on "Default Settings" under "Load, save or delete a stored session" (This is in the "Session" category) to select it. Then click "Save."
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