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Thread: Want to Fresh Install, but Save my User Settings

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    Want to Fresh Install, but Save my User Settings

    I've done a lot of UI customization on my ubuntu, icon font sizes, taskbar placement, unity panel timer, ppa software sources come to mind, but theres a ton more that I simple wont be able to remember if and when I do a fresh install. Is there any way for me to export all of these settings and re-import them in my new system? Probably way too much to ask to save my installed programs or at least a list of them all? Seems like this should be a pretty standard issue for users who frequently update their systems, but as far as I know nothing exists to make this easier. Any ideas??

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    Re: Want to Fresh Install, but Save my User Settings

    For your installed programs you can make Synaptic save a list of what's installed.

    In Synaptic, click File/"Save Markings as", then navigate to a safe place (USB stick?), enter a useful name and tick "Save full state" at bottom left before clicking on Save
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