Chapter 6: Advanced Editing
6-2: Creation Defaults

The Duplicate command is useful because a node may have been modified (rotated, scaled, etc.) and duplication preserves all of those changes. Using Copy and Paste does the same thing. Another way to create nodes that are nonstandard is to set creation defaults.

To do this, use the Nodes Preferences (in menu File / Preferences..., "General" section, "Nodes" tab). The top part of the dialog controls new primitive nodes. You can change the default size of any primitive node by choosing the node and changing the values.
Figure 6.1

The middle section of the dialog controls cells:

The bottom part of the dialog applies to all nodes:

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