The default themes are installed by UltraEdit installer to subdirectory default data\themes
in program files directory of UltraEdit
. Those theme files are never modified by UltraEdit itself, just by installer of UltraEdit. The files in this directory are write-protected according to standard Windows permissions on using default UltraEdit installation path and user account control not disabled for the current user.
So on modifying a default theme, UltraEdit can't modify the default theme file. For that reason UltraEdit creates in the directory of the INI file which is by default %APPDATA%\IDMComp\UltraEdit
a subdirectory themes
where the user themes
are saved by default after clicking in Manage Themes
button and clicking on item Add new theme
(create a new theme based on an existing theme) or Add existing theme
(for importing a theme after downloading/copying from somewhere). In case of modifying a default theme another subdirectory with name overrides
is created in subdirectory themes
in directory of INI file. In this directory a *.ue-theme file is created with same name as default theme, but containing only settings being different from write-protected default theme.
Example directory trees on using standard installation path
of 64-bit UltraEdit on default INI file location
In "%ProgramFiles%\IDM Computer Solutions\UltraEdit
" there is:
- default data
- Modern Light.ue-theme
" there is for example:
" exists only if either a default theme was once modified or a user theme
was once created or imported.uew66
, to prevent accidentally changing a configuration, it is possible to use Backup/restore user customizations
and backup all respectively restore all your customizations. This feature can be found
- on using Ribbon mode on ribbon tab Advanced in ribbon group Configure by clicking Backup Settings or clicking on down arrow below this item and next on popup menu item Backup/restore user customizations;
- on using Toolbar/menu mode with Contemporary menus in main menu Advanced containing the submenu Backup Settings with the menu item Backup/restore user customizations;
- on using Toolbar/menu mode with Traditional menus in main menu Advanced containing Backup/restore user customizations.
Resetting the entire user customization back to default can be easily achieved by deleting (or renaming) the directory default INI file location
while no instance of UltraEdit is running and next starting UltraEdit.