5.29 FAQ-708 How do I permanently change the value of a system variable?

Last Update: 5/4/2021

You can change the value of a LabTalk ("@") system variable by clicking Preferences: System Variables and entering the Variable and an allowed Value into the dialog box. Optionally, add a Comment to remind you what the "@" variable controls.

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  • When adding a system variable to this dialog, you do NOT precede the variable with the "@" character.
  • The variable name is not case-sensitive.
  • Variable names are color-coded and/or bolded by type.
  • To restore a system variable to its default value, (a) right-click on the variable in Set System Variables and choose Delete or (b) enter the default value into Value.
  • For more information on managing system variables and the behaviors that they control, see System Variable List > Introduction.

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