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Just now, I had to google for the third time in my life on how to disable that thing in Ubuntu, where you hold the super key and a help window pops up. Granted, there was a few months in between, but I shouldn't have to remember these things anyway.

And even if I had perfect memory, I still don't want to

  1. Launch ccsm
  2. Navigate to Ubuntu Unity plugin
  3. Search where in these 4 tabs is the option that I want to disable that I've disabled times before, and there's no conceivable scenario where I'd want to use it.

Note here that I have nothing against this setting being enabled by default: maybe it's actually helpful to a lot of new people.

I just want to have an option to disable it once and for all for all my systems. My plan is to version control all these settings, and each time I make a change in the GUI, I'll make a patch that does it automatically next time.

The question is where are these settings? I think they're stored in xml somewhere.

Here's the current state of my patch:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout ':minimize,maximize,close'
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences theme 'New Wave'

I don't know if I can set all the settings with just gsettings, maybe there are more tools that do this.

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Those settings are all within your home folder, so backing up .config, .gnome and so on should do the trick. You can use unison to sync those across devices.

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Could you please elaborate the so on part. That's the reason why I asked the question. –  user1350992 Jul 27 '13 at 11:55

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