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I recently installed dconf editor from the software centre. But when I launch it I am unable to navigate any of the options, clicking any of the entries in the tree on the left does not expand the menus.

Am I missing something really obvious?

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yes you are missing something really obvious. You have to click on the arrows, to get to the sub items:

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I think I should probably hand back all my reputation on this site! Though in fairness it seems a poor design decision that double clicking doesn't expand the menus you have to click the small arrow, not good for accessability. – coversnail May 16 '12 at 8:29
yes, that is a poor design decision. And yes, I had that problem too :-) – xubuntix May 16 '12 at 8:30

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