Dconf is pretty young, yet my database is already a mess with lots of "schema-less" keys. Is there a way to do some cleaning up, or would I need to start from scratch (by removing ~/.config/dconf/user I guess)?
This is possible using the
If you do this while having
If you want to clean the dconf database, you first have to dump the whole dconf configuration via:
After those steps you have to reopen your graphical session (log out/in). This will create the
As for the
So you can edit it and remove the desired entries/blocks from that file. In other words -- clean it.
When you're done, load it:
I think you should restart your graphical session after that again.
And that's it, but you have to remember that all entries that have default values wont be saved -- they will be created anew when some app will ask for it, which is a good thing because you want to backup only the values you had changed.
In their own words "GConf Cleaner is a tool to clean your Gconf database up that is possibly cluttered with unnecessary or invalid keys."