"Defaults" button in every settings screen

Andrzej ndrwrdck at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 9 19:56:41 CET 2011

On 12/09/2011 03:44 PM, Nick Schermer wrote:
>> /plugins/plugin-<ID>/*
> Plugin-id's never change.
>> Restoring these setting would fail if someone had previously rearranged
>> plugins in the panel. To this work we'd either have to make the IDs
>> immutable or hard-code some application specific logic in the save/restore
>> mechanism.

I've been thinking about it for a while and realized that having 
configuration profiles for all possible settings is not really what *I* 
need (others may disagree).

The *only* actual problem I have with XFCE settings is that whenever I 
want to rearrange my panels or plugins I *have to* break my current 
setup. If only I was able to temporarily disable panels and/or plugins 
(rather than delete them) that would make this whole issue go away 
entirely, at least as far as I'm concerned.

Other potential targets for a "special treatment" are keyboard shortcuts 
and session/autostart configuration. They also are rather laborious to 
set up and some users may change them heavily or frequently.


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