Does the built in restore theme writes to the /home dir?

When you install endeavour and reboot, when you get the welcome page and if you clicked on “Xfce EndeavourOS default theme”:

Does this write the configuration file to the /home directory rather than / (root) directory?

If I installed another operating system on a separate / partition and mounted the /home partition and installed xfce, would this use endeavourOS theme (assuming the other OS does not have their own theme and uses the default xfce theme)?

When you click the button, it explains where it stores stuff.
Everything will go under your $HOME folder.

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and if I installed a different linux operating system would the endeavourOS xfce theme still work?

Haven’t tried that, but it might work… or not.
If you try that, it could be worth while making a backup of your $HOME folder first.


Sounds like EnOS theme still has some fans! :grin:

(it remains MY starting point for setup, despite 'needing' some tweaks (panel to top, plank to left))
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Possibly its my favourite along with kali linux’s theme as well. I was considering to switch over to KDE but I thought xfce is too good looking for me to change over. ITs got a nice and simple look to it.

Never understood why people like the panel at the top?

For me, the logic has been ‘drilled’ into me from about the age of 3. I am an English speaker, and follow the path learned from all the years of reading and writing… the ‘correct’ way to work is from top left to bottom right! If tried for a while, you will find productivity goes up as the naturalness of progress in those directions creates speed and efficiency!

Of course, the fact that I learned to use GUI interfaces that way also has had an effect - from Motif on early Linux (TAMU etc) and of course the best personal computer, Amiga.

On a side note, that is why I abhor the mess that Gnome has made of things with their implementation of an otherwise justifiable move to CSD. I can think of no reason to deviate from nearly 70 years of top left to bottom right!

The panel at the bottom was imposed on the world of personal computing (along with the abortion of close/min/max on the right!) by Microsoft, and its fear of being sued by Apple, however baseless. After all, most of the WIMP interface came from others before Apple, like XEROX from PARC.

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Fair enough mate :slight_smile: I have been using windows 95 and a lot of other Windows products from a very early age so been so used to the taskbar at the bottom

Yeah, a lot of people have brainwashed (sorry) by the Microsoft conspiracy over the years - there are even those that think the min/max/close buttons belong on the right! The outcry on Ubuntu when it moved them back left where they astarted!! (when the went to Unity). I remember when Windows moved them right they hedged their bets a bit and kept the close on the left at first - and as fas I know they still have it accessible there - at least as far as Win 7, maybe later (check right click menu).

Of course, UI fashions are ‘borrowing’ from each other all the time - even Linux treats CTRL-X, CTRL-V, CTRL-C as ‘standard’ now - and I think that came from Wndows too. MacOS uses OPtion.C etc the same way last I tried it.

The best thing about Linux is that you change ALL those things to be your way - you do you - and enjoy.

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I’m interested to know why they (I :slightly_smiling_face:) should not, it is known that Microsoft chose the taskbar at the bottom for technical reasons, they didn’t care about ergonomics.

There were too many apps that kept sliding under the top-docked taskbar so we had to abandon that idea and move it to the bottom.

Hmm interesitng