Private Preference Packs

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Custom Repositories
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Private preference packs can be added by adding custom github repositories to the Addon manager. This allows testing or simply private usage.

See also Preference Packs.

Add custom repository

Begin by adding a custom repository. Go to Edit → Preferences → Addon manager options and click the + button to open the Custom repository dialog.

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Custom repository dialog

Enter the URL of the github repository and the branch.

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In this example I have added:

Click OK when complete.

Preferences with custom repository added

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Click OK when complete.

Custom preference pack in Addon manager

The custom pack can now be installed using Tools → Addon manager.

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Apply the preference pack

Once installed go to Edit → Preferences → General, find the preference pack, and click Apply. Follow any instructions offered.

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