Configuring basic settings

You can access settings for protecting your privacy, connecting accounts to GitHub Desktop, and configuring Git.

  1. In the upper-left corner of your screen, select the GitHub Desktop menu.

    The GitHub Desktop menu in the Mac menu bar

  2. Click Preferences.

    The Preferences value in the GitHub Desktop drop-down menu

  3. To view or change your settings, toggle between these panes:

    The Preferences menu navigation

    • Choose Accounts to add or remove a GitHub or GitHub Enterprise account.
    • Choose Git to edit your Git configuration.
    • Choose Appearance to change the look and feel of GitHub Desktop.
    • Choose Advanced for more configuration options.
  1. In the upper-left corner of the window, select the File menu.

    The GitHub Desktop menu in the windows menu bar

  2. Click Options.

    The Options value in the Settings drop-down menu

  3. To view or change your settings, toggle between these panes:

    The Options menu navigation

    • Choose Accounts to add or remove a GitHub or GitHub Enterprise account.
    • Choose Git to edit your Git configuration.
    • Choose Appearance to change the look and feel of GitHub Desktop.
    • Choose Advanced for more configuration options.

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