Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020

Simulator settings

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Signing in and out of Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 can cause some settings to change, so I made this checklist to keep track of them and quickly get the sim back to where I was before.
User login
(top right)Logged in
StatusOnline
ServersAutomatic
Add Friend
Check if friends are online 
Welcome > Options > General Options >
Graphics
Display ModeFull Screen
Full Screen Resolution3840x2160
HDR10(Greyed out)
Global rendering qualityCustom
ADVANCED SETTINGS
V-SyncON
Frame Rate Limit30 FPS
Render Scaling80
Anti-AliasingTAA
Terrain Level of Detail100
Terrain Vector DataUltra
BuildingsMedium
TreesMedium
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Camera
GLOBAL SETTINGS
Camera SelectionCockpit
Quick View FunctionHold
Smart CameraHold
Zoom FunctionManual
Focus ModeToggle
COCKPIT CAMERA
Cockpit Camera SelectionWide Angle
Free Look ModeToggle
Free Look ResetManual
Head Up ModeToggle
Height50
Horizontal Position50
Zoom50
Zoom Speed50
Freelook Speed50
Freelook Momentum50
Camera ShakeOn
Flashlight ModeAuto
Home Cockpit ModeOff
INSTRUMENTS
Instrument View ModeToggle
Instrument View SelectionManual
CHASE CAMERA
Instrument Heads-Up Display (HUD)OFF
POV ResetManual
Zoom Speed50
External Freelook Speed50
External Freelook Momentum50
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Sound
Communications SelectionDefault
Warning Sounds in External ViewON
VHF Signal DegradationON
Active Spatial SoundOFF
ATC Text-to-Speech SettingsAzure
Music SelectionLegacy
Mute Audio in BackgroundOFF
VOLUME LEVELS
Master100
Voices100
Aircraft Engines100 (MB-339: flaps, spdbrk and switches seem to be on the same channel as the engine)
Aircraft Miscellaneous100
Cockpit100
Warnings100
Other Aircraft100
Environment100
User Interface100
Music0
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Traffic
AVIATION TRAFFIC
Aircraft Traffic TypeAI Offline
AI Aircraft Traffic Density30
Show Traffic NameplatesOFF
AIRPORT LIFE
Airport Vehicle Density30
Ground Aircraft Density30
Worker Density30
LAND AND SEA TRAFFIC
Leisure Boats30
Road Vehicles30
Ships and Ferries30
Fauna Density100
AI AND MULTIPLAYER TRAFFIC DETAIL
Use generic plane models (AI traffic)ON
Use generic plane models (multiplayer)OFF
Traffic varietyMedium
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Data
DATA CONNECTION
Online FunctionalityON
BING world graphicsON
PhotogrammetryON
Live real-world air trafficOFF
Live weatherON
MultiplayerOFF
DATA CONSUMPTION
Current data consumption(Varies)
Limit(Varies)
Data tracking reset day1
Data limitationOFF
Data limit (gB)(Varies)
Data warning (gB)(Varies)
DATA BANDWIDTH USAGE LIMIT
BandwidthUnlimited
ROLLING CACHE SETTINGS
Rolling cacheON
Rolling cache limit (gB)8
Rolling cache pathc:\users\(my name)\appdata\roaming\...
Delete rolling cache file(delete)
Manual cache(view)
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Flight model
MODERN
Global preset(greyed out)
Generals(greyed out)
Crash Realism(greyed out)
Gyro(greyed out)
P-factor(greyed out)
Torque(greyed out)
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Misc
INTERNATIONAL SETTINGS
LanguageEN-US
Units of measurementU.S. System
PILOT AVATAR SETTINGS
Pilot avatarDefault
Co-pilot avatarDefault
InstructorDefault
ABOUT FLIGHT SIMULATOR
Legal(View)
Credits(View)
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Accessibility
USER INTERFACE
Minimum text size18
Interface scale100
Menu tool tipsOFF
Cockpit tool tipsOFF
Background opacity20
Main colourDefault
Menu animationsON
SubtitlesOFF
Skip pre-flight cinematicsOFF
Controller vibration0
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Developers
Developer modeOFF
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VR mode
VR mode(Switch to VR)
BINDINGS FOR VR MODE
VR - activate/deactivate VR mode 
VR - toolbar toggle 
VR - camera reset 
VR - cockpit focus 
BINDINGS FOR USER CAMERA TRANSLATION
Horizontal 
Vertical 
Depth 
 (Change bindings)
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PILOTING
Take-off auto-rudderOFF
Assisted yokeOFF
Assisted checklistOFF
Assisted landingOFF
Assisted takeoffOFF
Delegate ATC to AIOFF
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Aircraft Systems
AutomixtureON
Unlimited FuelOFF
Aircraft lightsOFF
Gyro drift autocalibrationON
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Failure and Damage
Crash damageEnabled
Aircraft stress damageEnabled
Engine stress damageDisabled
Icing effectON
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Navigation Aids
Route and waypointsOFF
Taxi ribbonOFF
Landing pathOFF
Smartcam modeManual
POI markersOFF
City markersOFF
Airport markersOFF
Fauna markersOFF
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Notification
Piloting and controls notificationsOFF
Aircraft SystemOFF
Flying tipsOFF
ObjectivesOFF
Software tipsOFF
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User experience
ATC panel open at startOFF
Show message log in ATC menuON
ATC voicesON
Checklist UI panel open at startOFF
VFR map UI panel open at startOFF
Nav log UI panel open at startOFF
Controls Options
KeyboardMB339
MouseMouse Profile
Joystick - HOTAS WarthogJoystick - HOTAS Warthog profile (not used)
TPR T.Pendular rudderTPR T.Pendular rudder profile (not used)
Throttle - HOTAS WarthogThrottle - HOTAS Warthog profile (not used)
Thrustmaster CombinedThrustmaster Virtual Game Controller
WINWING F18 Combat Ready PanelWINWING F18 Combat Ready Panel profile
WINWING F18 Takeoff PanelWINWING F18 Takeoff Panel profile
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