Runtime Settings

When you run Phoebus, you may open a tab with the “PV Tree”, enter a PV name, move the window around etc.

When you exit Phoebus, the current location of windows, tabs, and for example the PV name of an active “PV Tree” are stored.

When you later restart Phoebus, it restores the windows with their saved location and content.

Developer Notes

The state is persisted in a memento file, located in the same directory as the user preferences. To change the default from .phoebus/memento in your home directory to a different location, see Preference Settings Developer Notes.

To always start Phoebus with a known window layout, save the memento from a desired layout, and then place that saved file in the user preferences directory before starting a new instance of Phoebus.