On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:12:10 PM UTC-7, someone wrote: > email@example.com wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... > > > > > > so the outa-box default is /Users/a_specific_user/Documents/MATLAB > > > > > > i remember when installing it asked me about this and i said okay about the default believing that i could easily change it later. > > > > > > this page is no help whatsoever: > > > > > > http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_env/changing-the-startup-folder.html > > > > > > nor is this page: > > > > > > http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_env/startup-options.html > > > > I'm not sure why this page is of no help whatsoever. It says: > > > > On all platforms, you can also specify startup options using a MATLAB startup file?see Specifying Startup Options in the MATLAB Startup File > > > > and that section of the page says: > > > > Specifying Startup Options in the MATLAB Startup File > > > > At startup, MATLAB automatically executes the file matlabrc.m and, if it exists, startup.m. The file matlabrc.m, which is in the matlabroot/toolbox/local folder, is reserved for use by MathWorks® and by the system manager on multiuser systems. > > > > The file startup.m is for you to specify startup options. For example, you can modify the default search path, predefine variables in your workspace, or define defaults for Handle Graphics® objects. Use the following statements in a startup.m file to add the specified folder, /home/username/mytools, to the search path, and to change the current folder to mytools upon startup. > > > > addpath /home/username/mytools > > cd /home/username/mytools > > > > Place the startup.m file in the default or current startup folder, which is where MATLAB first looks for it. For more information, see MATLAB Startup Folder. > > > > Have you tried this option? If so, what happened? > >
there is no file startup.m on my Mac at all, and i have been using this particular MATLAB product for 2 weeks.
and i don't want that current startup folder to exist at all. i moved it, and now MATLAB re-creates it every time i start up.