User GuidesSnapGene PreferencesSet the Default Display Preferences for New Collections

Set the Default Display Preferences for New Collections

How do I set the display options for a newly created SnapGene collection?

Open Preferences

Click SnapGene → Preferences (macOS) or Edit → Preferences (Windows or Linux), and select "Collections" in the sidebar.

Set the Default Set, File Layout, and Font Size

Use the drop-down menus to choose the default set (DNA Files, Protein Files, or Miscellaneous Files), the file layout (Folder view or List view), and the font size for sequences displayed in the collection window.

Choose the Columns Displayed in List View for New Collections

Specify which columns to display in List view for DNA Files, Protein Files, and Miscellaneous Files.

For the DNA Files set, use the drop-down menu to switch between the "Code Number" column label and a more compact bar code graphic.

Set the Default Sort Order for List View

Use the drop-down menus to specify the order in which files will be sorted in List view in a new collection.