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Photoshop 7 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann

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Chapter 21. Preferences

Preferences are settings that apply to the application as a whole, such as which ruler units are used, or if channels display in color. Most preference changes take effect immediately; a few take effect upon re-launching (we’ve noted those exceptions). All are saved when you exit/quit Photoshop.

To access the General Preferences dialog box the fast-and-easy way, press Ctrl-K/Cmd-K. From there, you can cycle through the various panes using the shortcuts listed on the pop-up menu Preferences. You can also use the Edit (Photoshop, in OS X) > Preferences submenu to access the preferences dialog boxes.

To access the Preferences dialog box ...

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