# Settings

Go to  ▸ Settings ▸ Open in Editor to open the settings.xml file in the program you have assigned to open .xml files with.

If that program does not allow you to edit the file, choose  ▸ Settings ▸ Show in explorer instead to locate the file in explorer from where you can open it in your preferred editor.

The Settings file

After changing any setting simply save the file and go back to the vl editor. Changes are applied immediately, no need to restart!

## Local Settings

You can also provide a local settings file via commandline options when you start up vvvv.exe:

--settings C:\path\to\setings.xml