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Saving mate panel configuration

Post by cdaaawg » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:39 pm

Running fully updated Mint 17.3 Rosa 64 bit MATE. I would like to save my current mate panel configuration which consists of top and bottom panels with often-used panel applets and application .desktop links. I would like to save the sonfiguration to a file that could be copied onto another computer of the same version. I have three questions:

1) How to accomplish copying all of my panel configuration settings to a file which can be exported to another computer?
2) How to import that file with panel configuration settings onto a freshly minted computer of the same Mint version?
3) Can the settings from a computer running Mint 18.X MATE be imported using a file from a Mint 17.X computer?

Thanks for any enlightenment.

Carl

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Re: Saving mate panel configuration

Post by WharfRat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:48 pm

If I'm not mistaken those settings are stored in ~/.config/dconf/user
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Re: Saving mate panel configuration

Post by austin.texas » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:54 pm

You can copy ~/.config/dconf/user to your new Mint 18.x Mate, but I would create a new user and copy it to the new user to see if it works. There is a good chance it will not work well.
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Re: Saving mate panel configuration

Post by all41 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:47 pm

austin.texas wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:54 pm
You can copy ~/.config/dconf/user to your new Mint 18.x Mate, but I would create a new user and copy it to the new user to see if it works. There is a good chance it will not work well.
I think you are right.
I just transferred this file from a working 17.3 MATE replacing the ~/.config/dconf directory in a new user for 18.3 MATE--the panel remained unchanged in MATE 18.3.
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Re: Saving mate panel configuration

Post by austin.texas » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:23 am

all41 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:47 pm
I think you are right.
I just transferred this file from a working 17.3 MATE replacing the ~/.config/dconf directory in a new user for 18.3 MATE--the panel remained unchanged in MATE 18.3.
Did you log out of the new user, and then back in?
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Re: Saving mate panel configuration

Post by all41 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:39 am

Absolutely--then even rebooted.
Firstly I created a new user on the computer I use for 18.3 evaluation and transferred the ~/.config/dconf directory from a 17.3 Mate system replacing the entire directory in the new user ~/.config directory.
There was no carryover of 17.3 MATE panel settings to 18.3 MATE after logout/login, nor after a full reboot and login as the new user.
I am open to further experiment regarding this
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Re: Saving mate panel configuration

Post by cdaaawg » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Seems as if someone has usurped my thread? Anyway, is it no longer possible to use a utility like gsettings as was possible in earlier versions?

Thanks for any enlightenment.

Carl

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