How to make "Properties" tweaks permanent?

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How to make "Properties" tweaks permanent?

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Hi, there. I'm trying to change the Properties for a Comment Tool so that the Properties for that object (in this case, a red arrow) become the new, permanent default.

The screenshot below shows the best solution I've come up with, although I think I must be missing something. The new Properties do stick as long as I don't close PDF-XChange Editor or start work on a new document.

If I try to apply those same tweaked Properties to a new document—or shut and reopen the software—my tweaks are lost. The Properties revert to their previous default.

So that's my question! How to tweak Properties so that the tweaks become permanent?

Kind thanks for your help.

Brooks
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Re: How to make "Properties" tweaks permanent?

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Hello BywaterNYC,

Do you have both read and write permissions to your Windows Registry?
As those 'defaults' are stored to the registry - usually when you close the Editor.
So please try to do this default setting up when you have only one instance of the Editor open, apply the changes, then close the Editor and see if your changes now stick as desired?

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Re: How to make "Properties" tweaks permanent?

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Appreciate your help, Stefan.

I've decided to put this on the back burner. Today, I made a stab at tweaking my registry's read and write permissions and (despite having made a complete registry backup before plunging in) managed to screw things up royally, and for hours. Won't bore you with details.

The good news is, my computer is back up and running, so....all's well that ends well. :D

No more questions for now. If and when I decide to pursue this "read/write permissions" thing, I'll either get on the horn with Dell, or find a repair service in NYC that can lend a hand.

Again, thanks for jumping in. Be well!
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