# Creating a config (GUI)

Note: This does not work on Mac OS/X due to system constraints

# Create a sample configuration using the GUI

Note that the appearance of dialogs and file names may differ between systems.

From the Edit menu choose Preferences….

Click the checkbox Custom config and click the … button to open a file dialog.

Select a folder and enter the name of a new file, for example myconfig.json.
Click Open.

The new configuration file will be created and filled with default configuration values.

Note: Config files accumulate, and ChordPro always starts with the built-in default config. It is strongly advised to strip all default values from the generated config and only leave the modified settings in.