How can SnapGene be configured to adjust or disable some functionality?
1. Windows or Linux
Open the SnapGene settings file in a text editor. This file is located under:
To remove the ordering ability from the software including the Order button and menu options, add the category [ordering], followed by disable=true:
Disable Software Updates
To remove all "Check for Updates" menu options and disable automatic updates, go to the [updates] category and add the line disable=true
Transfer Source Features
To ensure "Source" features are transferred to the product when cloning, go to the [files] category and set transferSourceFeatures to "true".
On macOS, the settings file is located in
~/Library/Preferences/com.gslbiotech.snapgene.plist. It is not possible to change the preferences by editing this file directly. Instead, open the Terminal window and use the following format:
killall cfprefsd defaults write com.gslbiotech.snapgene <category.preference> <value>
For example, to disable ordering use
defaults write com.gslbiotech.snapgene ordering.disabled true
To disable updates use
defaults write com.gslbiotech.snapgene updates.disabled true
Alternatively, preferences on macOS can be changed using a program such as PrefsEditor.