I am using Fedora on my notebook from quite a moment which I also customized a little bit (E.g. the way windows are shown on the task bar on each monitor, etc.)
I really don’t remember how I did that back in the days (was a mix of gnome extensions and some settings both in the regular gnome settings and in the Tweaks app).
Is there a way I can export my settings from my laptop and then import them on the fresh fedora install on the desktop?
PS: Still on Fedora 38… I prefer to have my desktop settings done before upgrading both systems (and I remember when I upgraded to F38 one of the Gnome extensions I was using was not yet ready)
Most of your config is stored in
~/.config a hidden directory in your home. You should copy that over to the new machine.
I have to say that in general, copying the home directory worked well.
.config, as suggested above.
Both can be potentially problematic, but so far I haven’t encountered an issue.
However it seems you are talking more about the desktop environment settings, rather than user configuration of various apps.
For the Cinnamon desktop environment, I can use:
dconf dump /org/cinnamon/ > cinnamon_desktop_backup
dconf load /org/cinnamon/ < cinnamon_desktop_backup
to back up and reload the settings.
E.g. as shown here on this random google result: https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/backup-the-cinnamon-desktop-settings-on-linux/
For Gnome it should be most similar I guess, and I believe other DEs have some way like this too.