This is a guide was written for version 1.5/2.0 of the game, for Windows installations. Similar steps might available for other platforms and versions.
Under Options->Controls you can see the default presets (Empty, Keyboard Only, Generic Joystick...etc). You can create custom control presets that will show up in this menu. This is useful for anyone that is tweaking their controls, switches schemes a lot, or is looking for a way to backup control bindings.
COPY Custom.1.8.binds from
\Users\$USER\AppData\Local\Frontier Developments\Elite Dangerous\Options\Bindings
- to -
RENAME the file to something useful (keep the .bind extension).
EDIT the file in Notepad (or any text editor) and change the word "Custom" from the line below to any description text you want listed in the game's preset menu:
"<Root PresetName="Custom" MajorVersion="1" MinorVersion="8">"