Date: Jul 3, 2013 1:40 PM
Author: robert bristow-johnson
Subject: changing the default startup folder for MATLAB on Mac

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:

nor is this page:

nor is this page:

nor is this page helpful:

why cannot MATLAB just have this as part of the Preferences function?

version: R2013a (

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