A tutorial for setting up your matlab license on Neurodesk.

This tutorial was created by Fernanda L. Ribeiro.


Github: @felenitaribeiro

Twitter: @NandaRibeiro93

This tutorial documents how to set up your matlab license on Neurodesk.

Matlab license

  1. In the application menu, navigate to Neurodesk → Programming → matlab → matlabGUI 2022a


  1. Select “Activate automatically using the internet” and hit next.


Then, add your email address and password from your MathWorks account (which you can set up using your university credentials if they provide a license for staff and students).


  1. Hit next after you select the appropriate license.


  1. Do not change the login name and hit next.


  1. Hit confirm, and you are all set!


  1. To launch the GUI, navigate through the application menu to Neurodesk → Programming → matlab → matlabGUI 2022a

Changing Matlab Keyboard Shortcuts

By default, Matlab uses the emacs keyboard shortcuts in Linux, which might not be what most users expect. To change the keyboard shortcuts to a more common pattern, follow the next steps:

Open the Preferences menu:


Navigate to Keyboard -> Shortcuts and change the active settings from “Emacs Default Set” to “Windows Default Set”:

Last modified September 25, 2023: update to new version 2023-09-20 (088e1f8)