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#1 2022-11-10 16:42

carugnom
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Save desktop configuration

When I start using Trinity, I select an initial theme (from the Look Switcher), but then I start changing some configurations of he desktop (panels, keyboard shortcuts, etc)

If I want to try another theme, I frist go to the Theme Manager and select Create New Theme, to save my current desktop configuration with a name.
So I test the new theme and decide to go back to my configuration
But that does not seem to work well... when I select ny "custom theme" again, almost nothing of my configuration is restored back

So I lose my configuration work and time (angry time)
Sounds like if you configure your desktop, you can not change to another Look without losing your work

Is it really that way or is there any way for this to work

Regards,

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Edit by Admin: Considered as a bug, tracking https://sourceforge.net/p/q4os/tickets/192/

Last edited by q4osteam (2022-11-11 15:07)

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#2 2022-11-10 21:33

q4osteam
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Re: Save desktop configuration

carugnom wrote:

I frist go to the Theme Manager and select Create New Theme, to save my current desktop configuration with a name.

As far as we know it\s the only way to save a custom theme under Trinity desktop. We can only recommend you to save and restore the following directories to get your TDE settings back:
$HOME/.configtde/
$HOME/.trinity/

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#3 2022-11-11 07:09

bin
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Re: Save desktop configuration

I've had a quick fiddle with this and it does look like something is adrift.

Using Theme Manager rather than Look Switcher:-
Select a theme>Apply>Logout/in
Go to Theme Manager>Create New Theme>Name it>new theme e.g.
Select new theme and then customise
Log out in
Theme Manager select a built in theme and apply
Log out in
Select new theme and its messed up - and sometimes the original theme is also messed up. usually the Q4OS menu is gone and replaced with standard TDE.

I wonder if there's and issue with the theme tool and the config redirections in Q4OS?

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#4 2022-11-11 10:48

q4osteam
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Re: Save desktop configuration

bin wrote:

I wonder if there's and issue with the theme tool and the config redirections in Q4OS?

Yes, we are aware the Trinity Theme Manager doesn't work quite good in Q4OS, however it has some issues in pure Trinity desktop as well. We consider it a Q4OS bug, so it will be addressed in a new bug report.

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#5 2022-11-11 13:42

carugnom
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Re: Save desktop configuration

Thank you for considering as a bug to address
By the way, the workaround of saving the config directories seems to work

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#6 2022-11-13 07:18

bin
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Re: Save desktop configuration

Looking at the way the XPQ4 addon works suggests that the developer(s) ran into a similar problem when trying to create their themes.
In the end the method they used was to create each theme as a compressed file which is then used to over write the existing theme. This explains why changes to an XPQ4 theme are not retained. If you customise the win7 theme, change to win10 then go back to win7 it will not be your custom version.
I think this could point the way for an interesting project for someone with the skills though. Since the theme is just stored in a compressed file it should be possible to add a little extra code to allow the current setup to be saved for restoration later. This was very much what Dai_trying did a while back with his backup code.

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