How to access App preferences?

a) Use this shortcut CTRL + , (on Windows or Linux) CMD + , (on Mac)

b) Click on "Avocode" in the top bar of your Avocode window (on the left of the bar) and select "Preferences".

UI font size

The font in the Avocode app can be changed from Normal to Large.

Switch between Dark and Light theme

By default, the look of Avocode is set to white (Light theme). If you prefer a dark look (for example to match the Night mode on macOS Mojave), you can.

Default export path

Set up a path to a folder on your computer where you'd like to save all exported image assets. This default path will be pre-set for all new projects that you create within your team.

  • You can also change export path for each project or save exported image assets into separate folders: just add a common slash / in front of the image asset name, it will add it into a special folder. For example, when you name an asset: /2x/image - Avocode will create a folder “2x” and add the asset called “image” inside. If the folder “2x” already exists, Avocode will simply select it and insert the asset called “image” inside. This is especially handy for saving assets in different resolutions in separate folders.

Disable image export optimization

By default all your exported image assets (to PNG, JPEG, and SVG) will be optimized. If you want to export the image without optimizing the file size, just disable the optimization.

Disable sharp vector rendering over 100% zoom

If your machine doesn’t meet the technical requirements of our desktop app or doesn’t support WebGL, checking the "Disable progressive rendering of shapes when zooming" box might help.

Display optimized stage for high density render on Retina

If you turn it off your designs may not look extra sharp on your Retina display.

Overwrite file if exists

Check this option, if you don’t want Avocode to ask you to overwrite files while exporting images with the same name that is already in the export folder.

Other

Disable all sounds
Switch of all sounds - like the success ping when you upload a design.

Drag selection must contain and entire layer to be selected

If you turn it on you will need to drag the selection over the entire layer to be selected.

If you turn it off, you can drag the selection to just a part (at least one pixel) of the given layer (you basically just touch it) and it will be already counted into your selection (so you can export it, see common styles, etc.).

Hide Move tool tip in Comment mode

This speaks for itself.

Show menu bar
You can toggle the menu bar from the window which tends to take a lot of your screen space.

Hide Example design

This speaks for itself.

Don’t ask when importing files with same name

Check this option, if you don’t want Avocode to ask you to overwrite files while importing design with the same name that is already in the project.

Don’t show Description modal when uploading

You can disable the modal for describing changes when uploading a new version.

Use proxy server

In order to connect your proxy server, read this article.


Note: These settings are not available in the web version of the app:  

  • Default export path
  • Disable optimized stage for high density render
  • Overwrite file if exists
  • Show menu bar

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