Can I clone my F7 desktop tweaks?

Beartooth Beartooth at
Tue Jun 26 17:35:42 UTC 2007

There is probably special vocabulary for what I want to do, maybe even a 
routine for doing it (if I'm lucky) -- but I have no idea how to look for 
either. My apologies!

Let me expatiate a little.

We have a laptop which neither of us often uses; and a new local ISP with 
new hardware, which (when set to) enables the laptop to connect 
wirelessly in the guest room. It will be much more convenient for any 
house guests who may need to get online while they're here than in the 
past. (Getting an ethernet cable to the guest room would be a royal pain.)

Several of our regulars do in fact usually need at least to check their 
email once or twice while here.

So I'm starting to create user accounts on the laptop. When a given guest 
is not here, I just set that user's shell to /sbin/nologin -- in addition 
to shutting the laptop clear down, and turning off wireless access 
entirely. IOW, the setup ought to be pretty safe -- safe enough to leave 
each account in existence, ready for the next visit.

But very few of our visitors know any linux at all -- most, likely 
enough, have never even seen it. They'll need to have things explained 
from time to time, and maybe unsnarled.

What I therefore want to do is give each new account a desktop -- size 
and location of panels, and of launchers on panels a/o in drawers, that 
kind of thing -- just like the one I use, at least at first. 

Given that I do have my own account on the laptop, and that I have it set 
up just as I do on my usual PCs, is there a safe and reasonably easy way 
to carry it over to each new user account as I create them? Preferably 
one that I can use as root, without having to log into each account, or 
even know its password? (They'll each set their own, the first time they 

Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.

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