What does the Preferences dialog do?

RV stores many of its settings in the Preferences dialog found under RV menu. It is also good to remember when troubleshooting preferences issues that (as you read in our Reference Manual) RV can be configured to assemble preference settings hierarchically from a collection of locations on disk.

Note: If you are using Linux and cannot open the preferences without crashing, then the problem is likely audio related. Try launching RV with the “-noaudio” flag to confirm.