i dont have a settings button in the toolbar. and from all the other crap instructions in octoprint, i cant even begin to figure out how to get plugins onto octoprint. im going nuts over this. please help
With that kind of attitude noone is going to be inclined to help you very much. The setting button is only displayed for admins, which by default the first user created during initial setup wizard will be. If this isn't working as expected then your install is corrupted somehow, or potentially your settings. You would probably have to SSH to your pi and delete the file
~/.octoprint/users.yaml followed by loading the page and go through the initial setup wizard again from scratch.
thanks jneilliii, i tried that before but am not very good typing code, must have messed something up the first time. Sorry for being a d***