ongoto wrote:Config files for Gnome would be in hidden directories in /home/user . If you copy/share these between users be sure to reset the ownership.
$ chown -R user:group .directoryname
When you create a new user the default config directories come from /etc/skel. Some people rename /etc/skel ( for backup ) and copy their own configurations to /etc/skel/. Ownership in /etc/skel is root:root. Newly created users then get the new config directories automatically.
Great!! I followed your suggestion of copying/renaming /etc/skel, then copied (as root) the directories you listed from my /home into /etc/skel. The ownership was automatically changed. I couldn't find a directory .conf
, however, so assumed that was a typo and copied .config
instead. I then created the new user with PCC, logged out and back in as the new user. The desktop looked pretty similar to the default distro one; no panel changes, anyway. So I prodded around in my /home directory and discoved some interesting files in .gconf
; I copied this directory into /etc/skel, deleted the user just created, recreated it and logged into it. Voila!
Pretty much exactly as I wanted.
One funny thing though; the colour changes I'd made to the panels were missing. I started Gnome Color chooser, clicked Apply (without actually having altered any selections) and the changes were made. May be a small snag in Color Chooser, there.
Otherwise, the whole operation worked very well, many thanks for your help
Edit: having just read this again, I realise that you probably meant .gconf
instead of .conf
, so copying .config
may have been a mistake.