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
In their own words "GConf Cleaner is a tool to clean your Gconf database up that is possibly cluttered with unnecessary or invalid keys."
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.