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I'm not sure the title is clear so I'll try to specify. I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome installed on it. I've done at least 16 hours of random tweaking and reading, mostly to give myself a better user experience.

I've installed and modified Sublime Text 2, installed a bunch of drivers, software, transferred files, etc. I want to know if I install Cinnamon and use it instead of Gnome, will it change my settings? For example, I have a "Show Desktop" keybinding set up (Super + D) that took me a while to figure out how to get working, will Cinnamon make me re-modify it?

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From looking at the installation instructions here:

It looks like Cinnamon doesn't ship in Ubuntu, and since it's in a PPA:

So really the answer is "maybe?". You should certainly back up your settings before attempting that though.

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How do I "back up my settings" in Linux? – Steve Sep 27 '12 at 19:51
That's another question. Please ask it separately after checking that it hasn't been asked and answered satisfactorily. – user25656 Sep 28 '12 at 2:17

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