richmond62 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:47 am
and installing Xubuntu and then making it the way I like it is just toooooooo
much of a %$#@&
Well, if your talking about the way you set up the desktop / look / opacity / etc, in XFCE you can actually back those settings up and restore them in any XFCE environment (the other desktops have similar functionality), either in whole or in parts.
https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-li ... ngs-linux/
I usually just go with the whole solution as the quickest method, but certainly doing it in parts isn't all that time consuming either and, as long as your preferences don't change, it could literally be a "one time process", where you only need to copy it back on a fresh install.
*Edit - that linked article uses the CLI to do all this, however, if you have an aversion to the CLI, you can do it all through the folder manager just by going to the locations and copying those into a master folder on your desktop, for instance, named something like "My _settings_backup _for_XFCE", or whatever floats your boat
*Edit 2 - I *don't* usually install one of the 'buntu variety, but, on those occasions where I *have* to use it (in a vm), I always go with the minimal install version, and then install the desktop with the minimal install version. I already know what applications I like best, I don't need someone else's list of junk installed first.
Even in this stripped down setup, the backed up config works well, just make sure (as the article points out) that if you have special icons and themes that they are part of your backup.