I just started using Coda and the local folder defaults to my home directory when I open the program. Is there a way to set the default local folder in Coda to my web development folder?


I don't think this is possible. The Panic folks have excellent support, there might be a hidden preference for this, but I didn't find anything.

Coda is built around Sites/Projects, and only those allow you to define a local directory.

As a workaround, you can create "Sites" that only specifiy the Local Root. When you open one of these Sites after startup, the only thing that happens is that the local directory gets changed.

Screenshot of Sites editor

  • I figured that this was my only option. Thanks!
    – tbird
    Oct 28 '10 at 19:46
  • It seems to use the value set for NFSHomeDirectory, although changing that would cause a number of problems in most cases. In addition to Daniel Beck's solution I also created link named "_LocalServer" in my home directory so I can navigate there quickly either way.
    – Synexis
    Aug 1 '16 at 15:44

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