[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#522954: Bug#522954: Bug#522954: xfce4: Many user configurations are lost with upgrade to 4.6

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue Apr 7 22:02:38 UTC 2009

On mar, 2009-04-07 at 23:28 +0200, Luca Niccoli wrote:
> 2009/4/7 Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>:
> > Icon theme and wm theme _are_ kept. Could you provide the corresponding
> > mcs settings (the previous configuration system):
> >
> > grep theme .config/xfce4/mcs_settings/xfwm4.xml
> It doesn't match, but there's this line in the file:
> <option name="Xfwm/ThemeName" type="string" value="Default"/>
> Which explains what happened, I guess...

Yes. The default Xfwm4 theme is called “Default” and change with
release. You can find the 4.4 theme (if you prefer it) as Default-4.4.

> Then it's too late...
> > The migration script wasn't easy to write, and it was quite heavily
> > tested. And, all in all, it works really pretty fine for most people. I
> > guess there are always problems, but I think they should be quite rare.
> Just reporting my experience...
> > That's weird too. Even after some restarts?
> Yes.
> I'f I remember correctly, the most erratic of all was Alt+F5 for
> maximize, but it wasn't the only one.

One thing, too, is that if there are conflicts (old shortcuts
conflicting with new default ones), I'm not sure the script will behaves
well. xfconf-query doesn't handle conflicts, only the GUI knows about

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