Is there a way of exporting and importing Plasma5 settings like settings for the taskbar, dophlin, shortcuts and so on and import them for a new user or on a new installation?
Configuration files are stored in
~/.kde/share (for KDE apps). If you want to get the configuration for a specific program, look for a file containing the program's name and ending in
.conf. Some examples are
Be careful, though, as some programs may store their configurations in unexpected places. Some configurations also may not work if the new user has a different name from the old one (for example, one line in my
1=./home/andrew/Music - this would be different depending on the username) or if they are a different person than the old user (
~/.config/emaildefaults stores the user's preferred email address).
Some programs may even have several configuration files containing different data! Picmi, for example, uses
~/.config/picmirc to store high scores, and
~/.config/picmi/picmi.conf to store the previous window position.
If this is just to transfer a single user's settings to the new computer, you could likely get away without changing anything (I copied my entire user folder over when I switched computers, because I had the same username on both machines), but otherwise you'll need to be careful about what files you keep and what files you leave behind.