I have two user accounts (a work and personal account) on my MacBook Pro 5,3 with OS X 10.11.6. On both I use the same Logitech MX Master mouse in combination with the Logitech Options application. I would like to keep the settings (scroll speed, pointer speed, etc...) in sync such that I do not have to do the setup on each account.

How can I copy settings stored by an application (Logitech Options in this case) on one account to the other?


I have looked in ~/Library/Application Support/Logitech/Options. There I find 4 .xml files. However, changing a setting in Logitech Options does not change the Date Modified of these files. Hence I think these files do not store the settings.

I have also run lsof | grep -i logitech when Logitech Options is open. Unfortunately I only find files in my user directory related to the saved state of the application (~Library/Saved Application State/com.logitech.Logi-Options.savedState/). My understanding is that these relate to the window state of the application, not to the settings stored by it.

  • Have you looked for an appropriate .plist file in ~/Library/Preferences that might belong to Logitech? – user3439894 Apr 14 '17 at 13:05
  • I did not. But that seems to be the answer. I found a file com.logitech.manager.setting.0006b017.plist which changed its modification date after I changed the settings. Make it an answer so I can accept it :) – Saaru Lindestøkke Apr 14 '17 at 13:22

Most, but not all, applications save some settings in a .plist file in ~/Library/Preferences.

Look for and appropriately named file containing the name of the application in question.

Copy this file to the same location under a different User's Home folder.

Note that you may have to adjust permissions on the file for the other User Account to read/write to the file.

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