+Settings are accessed via the <kbd>Preferences</kbd> > <kbd>Package Settings</kbd> > <kbd>GitGutter</kbd> menu.
-By default it is set to live mode, which runs everytime the file is modified. If you experience performance issues you can set it to only run on save by adding an entry to your **Preferences.sublime-text**file, just set:
+Default settings should not be modified, as they are overwritten when GitGutter updates. Instead, you should copy the relevant settings into GitGutter's user settings file.
+By default, GitGutter detects changes every time the file is modified. If you experience performance issues you can set it to only run on save by setting `live_mode` to `false`.
+If git is not in your PATH, you may need to set the `git_binary_path` setting to the location of the git binary, e.g. in a portable environment;