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Desktop appearance, accessibility, fonts, colors, and keyboard shortcuts

Personalize the MATLAB® desktop by optimizing the layout, defining custom keyboard shortcuts, and setting color, font, and other desktop preferences.


prefdirFolder containing preferences, settings, history, and layout files


Preferences WindowOpen Preferences window to view and change preferences


Change Desktop Layout

Optimize the desktop layout by choosing from a set of preconfigured desktop layouts or creating your own customized layout.

Accessibility in MATLAB

MATLAB provides several features to help make it accessible to all users including keyboard shortcuts, screen reader support, zooming, and the option to change the desktop colors.

Where MATLAB Stores Preferences

MATLAB and other MathWorks® products store their preferences in the preferences folder.

Import Preferences From Other Releases

Import preferences from a release up to three releases immediately preceding the one you are starting up.

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