Lightroom/Photoshop: Save your custom settings in a click!

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I know you can go, browse, copy, zip, change drive, place zip, extract, rinse and repeat on multiple machines. But I'd love to see the ability to just one click, store settings in dropbox, and make it shareable among computers. This goes for Lightroom and Photoshop.

I work with a custom workspace in photoshop for example, that I'd love to share in one click on my laptop.
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Adobe's Creative Cloud architecture is likely how this is or would be implemented by Adobe, rather than relying on a third-party file-sharing site like DropBox.

Adobe products are typically licensed to be installed on up to two computers, so it might be overkill to develop a system to replicate settings files if there is only one other computer to do it on, unless you're frequently changing things.

This would only work if the granularity of the information to be replicated is at the file-level.

The one-click aspect of a sequence of file operations can be done with a .bat or .cmd or shellscript file on each side of the connection.

Settings that include positions of items on the screen (or other computer-specific parameters) probably would make less sense because the two computers being synced might have varying numbers and sizes of displays.

It is not a bad idea to have cloud storage of some machine-independent settings, it just won't be with DropBox if Adobe is implementing it.
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As John wrote, there is already the possibility to sync my settings for Photoshop CC (via the Creative Cloud / my Adobe ID).

And how about Lightroom? It would be great to be able to sync all of the Lightroom Preferences, Presets and export Settings via the Creative Cloud.