I've tried to implement the much-requested config presets, and almost got them working
* A preset is a subfolder under ML/SETTINGS
* It contains ML settings, module settings, pretty much any kind of settings except Canon ones.
* To choose a preset, you just change the settings directory. As long as code requiring some files with settings does not hardcode ML/SETTINGS, but uses get_config_dir() instead, it should work out of the box.
* Special preset names: <keyname>.KEY and <modename>.MOD (see below)Frontend:
* You can choose a preset in 3 ways:
- From menu (select it by name)
- Linked to a key that you press and hold at startup (currently MENU, PLAY and INFO/DISP)
- Linked to the shooting mode (from the mode dial) selected at startup (so you have a preset for M, another for Av and so on).
* You can create up to 13 named presets by creating subfolders under ML/SETTINGS/ (just "new folder" is enough; copying an existing folder is also fine)
* The preset name is always displayed in the menu, in a corner.
* If it sounds complicated, you have built-in help in the camera Caveats:
* Changing the preset requires reboot
(to keep things simple and robust).
* You may want to move ML/MODULES/*.CFG and *.EN to ML/SETTINGS (or just delete them and start fresh).
* Right now there's no way to create new named presets from menu (you need to do this on the PC).
* 5D2/50D do not have a dedicated switch for movie mode (they always start in photo mode). This means you can't have a preset for movie and another one for photo on these cameras (even if the menu may suggest you can). It might work if you press LiveView fast enough at startup (didn't try this).