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I know how to disable Sticky Edges via the Settings->Display UI, however, I want to be able to do it via command line or config file.

Does anyone know how to disable "sticky edges" via a command or config file?

Where does Ubuntu store the config option?

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It could be /org/compiz/profiles/Default/plugins/core/active-plugins key in dconf database:

  1. To check open terminal, run dconf watch /

  2. Open CompizConfig Settings Manager, try Enable and Disable required options. Watch for change in terminal.

  3. Use command dconf write KEY VALUE to set needed settings

Reference: man dconf, if you want to see all possible options, try dconf-editor

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The following command disables the sticky edges:

dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/launcher-capture-mouse false

And this one re-enables them:

dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/launcher-capture-mouse true
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