I am looking to copy the keyboard shortcuts file to another PC to avoid re-binding the keys again. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.

In Xubuntu there is a simple location with the keyboard shortcuts in a file in ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-keyboard-shortcuts.xml. You can copy and paste this file to another computer, and you have all your familiar keyboard shortcuts. Is there an equivalent file in Ubuntu Gnome?


GNOME stores its settings in the dconf binary database which can also be viewed or changed with the gsettings command line tool or the dconf-editor app.

The database is stored in ~/.config/dconf/user . You can copy that file to another computer to copy all of your GNOME settings including your keyboard shortcuts. That folder is hidden by default. Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+H to view hidden folders.

Other apps store their settings in other parts of the ~/.config folder or directory.

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