The key for this feature request is being able to do this “any time”.
It’s a windows-pain related issue. The pain is especially glaringly obvious when migrating data because we need to update/reformat/upgrade windows.
This way, we don’t need to have an external PMNG files and settings folder just for custom setups. It could just be a profile folder within the OG PMNG files and settings folder.
There is an implementation of this here and there but not for all of PMNG as a whole.
As of v22.214.171.124, these are the only ones i’ve found that we could export and decouple from PMNGs settings:
- kb shortcuts,
- half-tone patterns,
- project presets
What we potentially lose when we don’t have access to our previous installation of PMNG files and settings because windows is giving us a hard time on migration:
- drawing grid settings
- windows layout
- tool and paint settings
In my experience, other than the hassle of initial setup, there’s no con for an implementation like this.