The seating numbers change when setting preferred seats for the HUD. For most sites, seat 1 is in the top right corner, and the numbers go clockwise around the table. Here is an example numeric seating for a 9max table:
And here is a 6max table:
These seating position numbers are true for most sites, please consult the PokerTracker Site Configuration Guide for the site you are configuring to confirm. It's important to know which seat you sit at so PokerTracker 4 can always place your HUD correctly when you sit down at a table.
Below are some of the more common sites that use different seating rules and an explaination of each:
Merge: The first seat is at the far left, in the 9 o'clock position or just above:
Ongame: The first seat starts just above 9 o'clock
When you have enabled the preferred seating option, the stats at your table may not move to the correct positions until you have played and imported at least one fully played out hand.
Until this point PokerTracker 4 can not know you are seated at the table, therefore it does not know to use the preferred seat settings. If you join a table and the view rotates to put you in your preferred seat you should not move the HUD, PokerTracker 4 will automate this placement for you after your first played hand is imported.
If you have enabled preferred seating options and imported a played hand but the stats still don't move to the correct positions, the main reasons are these:
Some poker sites have a "Sit Me Here" option which allows you to choose a separate seat at each table. Sit Me Here is not supported in PokerTracker 4 because it is not possible to determine where you are at each individual table, only site-wide preferred seating is supported in PokerTracker 4.