|Nov 30, 2012, 03:49 PM||#1|
Can Geektool settings be saved to transport to a new computer?
I am going from a 2009 to a 2013 iMac in 2-3 weeks.
I want to start completely fresh.
However, I have quite an elaborate Geektool desktop setup that I has evolved over the years.
I am not an expert at Geektool and it took a lot of trial and error to get it set up just right.
I will never be able to repeat what I did again. It would take hours/days to even attempt to research each of the things I accomplished.
Using Mac migration would obviously copy over all my Geektool settings and directories.
But if I want to start completely fresh...
Is there a backup/restore solution for Geektools?
I wish Mac Migration had a way of letting me select exactly what I want to port over and what I don't. I would port over Geektools and forget everything else.
Thanks for any help.
|Dec 5, 2012, 11:40 PM||#2|
As far as I know, the only way you can do it is by exporting each individual geeklet. If there's a better way I'd love to know too, since I've had to export and reinstall all of my geeklets every time I wipe my OS and start fresh.
|Dec 6, 2012, 06:53 AM||#3|
Thanks for the response. It is looking as if I won't be able to start out fresh as I am uncertain where all the Geektool files are located....although I suppose all the scripts I created will show the file locations.
|Dec 6, 2012, 08:27 AM||#5|
Please stay with me here. Perhaps you know an easier way.
I was going to go into each Geeklet and copy the links in each section (script and file location) to a text file that I could reference when I get the new iMac.
Then, with the script as my guide, copy the original Geeklet files from the designated locations.
Is there a simple EXPORT button anywhere?
What would you recommend as the best way to copy all my Geeklets so I can easily put them on my new iMac?
Thank you so much. You have been really kind to help.
|Dec 6, 2012, 09:29 PM||#6|
Actually there is an export button. When you click on each geeklet window you have open on the top you'll see properties. Just below is a box where you can type the name of the geeklet and there is an export button right next to it. I was able to export a script onto my desktop. So you can label each script you have and export it so you know which is which. If you need a screen shot I can give you one.
|Dec 7, 2012, 10:18 AM||#8|
About a year ago I fiddled a lot with it, found all the files on the disk but if you move them out and then manually back they won't work properly anymore.
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