I would like to pass a file with my preferences to Linux Mint before or immediately after its installation and see the operating system configuring automatically all applications according to these preferences. For example when I set:
the following things will be done automatically:
- a weather applet will be added with tuned icons and longer forecast period, the forecast will be obtained for the place from habitual_residence constant,
- Pidgin IM will automatically start together with Linux Mint but its window will be hidden and only status icon will be shown.
The file could reside in a home directory. Thanks to it I will not have to configure the whole system every time I install it. This feature can be implemented "quite easy", for example by creating a standard of configuration file that will be used later by authors of programs that want to use it together with specific program configuration files (for example authors of Pidgin IM).