# How do I get access user settings for default options (e.g. "Editor" or "Appearance") #obsidian/api/faq --- The way to retrieve user settings is currently not exposed in the API as 0.11.0. However, if you're impatient, you can still fetch the settings for the vault. There is a configuration object on the vault instance called `config`. You can retrieve user vaults with `vault.getConfig('<settingName>')`, where settingName is a key inside the `config` object. To see a list of values you can retrieve, print out the following from your Obsidian Dev Tools: ``` app.vault.config ``` You should see a list of options like: `vimMode`, `readableLineLength`, `foldIndent`, etc. ## Sample Code ### Tab vs Spaces ```ts // eslint-disable-next-line @typescript-eslint/no-explicit-any const useTab = (this.app.vault as any).getConfig("useTab"); ```