# How can I change the style of every newly opened notebook?

I'd like to make Mathematica open a new notebook using the Natural Color template (under the Creative category) by default. Is that possible? If so, how?

• You can set the "DefaultStyleDefinitions" option in the Options Inspector.
– rm -rf
Oct 9 '12 at 3:38
• I set the "DefaultStyleDefinitions" (under Global Options->File Locations) so that, instead of "Default.nb" it pointed to "NaturalColor.nb" and I get some crazy worksheet (army green background, pink input boxes). I'd attach a screenshot, but I don't know how (first posting to stackexchange). I think that there are things inherited from Default.nb that are not present in NaturalColor.nb. Oct 9 '12 at 3:51
• I don't remember, but you might have to point it to "Creative/NaturalColor.nb"
– rm -rf
Oct 9 '12 at 4:04
• YES! Thanks so much. That did the trick! (I'm not sure why but I'm happy just to have it work for now.) Oct 9 '12 at 4:11
• Please check the answers to a related question to see if they work for you.
– kglr
Oct 9 '12 at 4:12