How to copy XFCE panel configs into a MATE account?

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How to copy XFCE panel configs into a MATE account?

Postby jimwg on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:53 am

Greetings!

Some of our home school students like switching between XFCE and MATE modes for whatever reasons -- long as it keeps them interested in keeping records and studying it's alright with us! One question is that once they've spent time perfectly setting up XFCE panels on a fresh flash drive they have to do it all over again for MATE for the same familiar panel experience. Is there any way to copy XFCE panel configurations to a virgin MATE account?

Thanks for any advice!

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Re: How to copy XFCE panel configs into a MATE account?

Postby nomko on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:16 am

jimwg wrote: Is there any way to copy XFCE panel configurations to a virgin MATE account?


For as far as i know, it is not possible what you're asking. MATE and Xfce are 2 different desktop environments. And therefore the panel configuration are different too. I don't know which panel settings and/or configuration you want to copy, but you won't succeed. The only solution is to configure MATE after the installation.
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Re: How to copy XFCE panel configs into a MATE account?

Postby jimwg on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:20 pm

nomko wrote:
jimwg wrote: Is there any way to copy XFCE panel configurations to a virgin MATE account?


For as far as i know, it is not possible what you're asking. MATE and Xfce are 2 different desktop environments. And therefore the panel configuration are different too. I don't know which panel settings and/or configuration you want to copy, but you won't succeed. The only solution is to configure MATE after the installation.


That's a shame! Looks like a configuration converter app niche for someone to create! Thanks for the advice!

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