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Old 06-21-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Where are the Compiz-Config Fixed Window Placement Settings kept?

I installed 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 alongside an existing Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I should mention that I had Ubuntu 12.04 installed with a separate /home partition.

I used the Compiz-Config Settings Manager "Fixed Window Placement" in 12.04 to establish sizes, positions, and workspace assignments for the apps I use most often together and, rather than re-do all that, I would like to find the file under 12.04 where CompizConfig keeps those settings and copy it to the 14.04 installation. (I'm assuming it's some sort of XML file)

After searching around in all the places I could think to look, I can't locate such a file.

Does anyone know where it is located?

Old 06-25-2014, 09:37 PM   #2
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Not sure it would help - 12.04 used compiz 0.9.5, 14.04 uses 0.9.11. I'm a fan of the compiz effects, and they worked great on 0.9.5. On 0.9.11 they are a disaster.

Two radically different compiz versions, I fear!
Old 06-26-2014, 06:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response - but that's what's installed. Do you know where the settings were kept in 12.04, as I botted back into that and couldn't locate them there either. That would give me a clue; I just don't look forward to entiering that stuff one by one if I can help it.


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