Is there a way that I may backup the Ubuntu dock launcher?
I have Ubuntu 18.04, but I like to get Ubuntu 19.10. I want to keep all my settings and everything. Is that possible ?
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You can use the
dconf dump command to backup all the options for Ubuntu Dock as follows
dconf dump /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/
You can also save them to a file as follows
dconf dump /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/ > /path/to/ubuntu-dock.backup
/path/to/ by an actual proper path, you can also use any other name instead of
It is possible to restore the backed up options as follows
dconf load /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/ < /path/to/ubuntu-dock.backup
but however, I would not recommend it as you're most likely going to face an incompatibility issue as the versions of Ubuntu Dock in those two Ubuntu releases are not the same. Instead it would be more reasonable to carefully examine the differences between the options for a freshly installed Ubuntu release and the backed-up one and manually make changes accordingly.
Also, you can get the list of the pinned apps (added to favourites) by any of the following commands
dconf read /org/gnome/shell/favorite-apps
gsettings get org.gnome.shell favorite-apps