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How to change number of workspaces from command line?

I'd like to change org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core -> hsize and -> vsize from command line. I thought I could use gsettings set org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core vsize 4 but then ...
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Background picture not showing after editing with dconf-editor

To remove a desktop item (In the process of replacing nautilus with an older version, a "Computer" icon appeared on the desktop), I used dconf-editor to toggle the entry show-desktop-icons in ...
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Upon system restart, dconf editor doesn't save changes

I can use the dconf-editor to change my touchpad settings to natural scrolling, but upon system restart the settings get reverted. (But not on sleep or hibernate.) When I open the editor, the option ...
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Metacity not showing up in gconf-editor

I just fresh installed 13.10 on a laptop to test out some new stuff. I installed gnome-panel and selected gnome flashback (no effects) at log in. I would like to set some key-bindings using ...
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dconf-editor doesn't >remember" Rhythmbox library settings in Ubuntu 12.04

I've been trying to edit the list of library locations in Rhythmbox using the instructions here, but upon reboot, Rhythmbox reverts to "Multiple library locations" in its preferences. If I open ...
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How to add a key to an empty schema? [closed]

I would like to automate setting some settings, specifically add some keyboard shortcuts to ~/.config/dconf/user. Here is how it looks in dconf-editor: Now gsettings (or dconf) can list the ...
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Disabling gedit backup files (filename~ tilde)

How can I get the following command to change for the root user as well? gsettings set org.gnome.gedit.preferences.editor create-backup-copy false This command should disable gedit backup files. ...
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Shouldn't dconf-editor and gsettings access the same database?

This is a basically 'academic' question --- to try to understand better the configuration system innards. I understand that the dconf system is the new configuration system in gnome3 that has ...
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How to start dconf and gconf in a non-Gnome environment?

I am running Openbox without any DE. And I also use some Qt apps such as VLC, Virtualbox and Skype. However, they require some gconf / dconf settings to be set. For instance to set the correct icon ...
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What is the terminal command to clear the message menu?

I would like to associate a keyboard shortcut or an Easystroke gesture to the action of clearing my message menu (i.e., the end result should be equivalent to clicking the envelope icon and then ...
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How to change Login-Screen Background on 13.10 [duplicate]

I tried it with gsettings and was able to deactivate the grid and disable the user backgrounds. But changing the background didn't work, now there's no background shown. The background-picture is in ...
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Ask for password when starting dconf

I'd like to have a password request whenever someone tries to start the dconf Editor. Is there any possilility to achieve this?
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How can I read GSettings values from a filesystem backup?

I have a complete filesystem backup from an old Ubuntu installation. I'd like to retrieve some data from it that was stored via GSettings, e.g. my old GNOME Terminal color selections or the commands ...
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dconf changes does not work, or database is not updating

In my company we use Nomachine as a remote desktop solution for all employees, and ubuntu is the distro used. We control the posibilities for the users through dconf (including locks) but i have a ...
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Is it possible to monitor dconf for changes?

I would like to monitor dconf for changes so that while I tinker with settings, applications and the like I can see what keys are changed, if any. Is there a way I can accomplish this?
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Where I can find the GNOME key binding scheme files stored?

I want to personalize my system wide key bindings, where I find these files and what package has them?
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12.04.3— Dconf Editor won't show com>canonical>unity option

Hi there (sorry about bad english), i want to tweak something in unity, but i can't see "unity" option in "Dconf editor > com > canonical, i only see indicator, unity-2d and unity-greeter. Ubuntu: ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, Gnome3, ALT+F2 no longer works to get a run prompt

Reiteration: My computer is using Ubuntu 12.04 with the Gnome3 desktop. Something you should know: I've searched through the other questions on this subject and couldn't find one related to the ...
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changing the icon theme has no effect (13.04)

Using gnome-shell 3.6 on Ubuntu 13.04. I installed gnome-tweak-tool, and I can use it to change both the shell theme and the current theme (ie. window borders). However, changing the icon theme has ...
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dconf editor: cant expand any options

I installed dconf - editor to edit the function of power button on my laptop. When I run dconf from terminal couple lines pop in, as following: ** (dconf-editor:2223): WARNING **: ...
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Super+D (show desktop) changes which value?

In my python program I want to detect if the desktop is to be shown (all windows minimized). How do I do this? Which value (perhaps in dconf) is set when the user hits Super+D?
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Detect if Radiance or Ambiance is the current look

To interactively change icon colors, I want my program to be able to detect whether Ambiance or Radiance is the current looks. I found this value to be stored in dconf-editor under ...
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How to use gsettings when there is no schema listed

I'm wanting to write a script to reorder the loading of compiz modules, so while using the Unity desktop, expo and scale are loaded last and the set hotcorners in those plugins, will remain active ...
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Where is dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit [duplicate]

I am not able to find dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit?
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dconf editor message entry missing

I tried to rearrange my messaging menu in Ubuntu 12.04 following this answer http://askubuntu.com/a/269231/170356 . But in my dconf-editor is no such entry "…messages". The command dconf list ...
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What happened to dconf/Nautilus “show-advanced-permissions” in 13.04?

When using Nautilus and right-clicking on a file > Properties, user is presented with a permissions tab. The default UI for this permissions tab is horribly difficult to understand and calibrate and ...
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dconf editor missing options

Ever since I installed dconf-editor a few months ago, I noticed I don't have all the options many tutorials tell me I should have? For example I was trying out gnome today and wanted to tweak it with ...
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dconf and locks

https://live.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators gives a bunch of information which just doesn't seem to apply to Ubuntu. Placing a file in: /etc/dconf/db/local.d/locks and running: sudo dconf ...
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Dconf. Can't see “unity panel ”

In Unity section there are "lenses" and "runner" only. What should I do to enable "panel"?
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load custom gnome-fallback settings on livecd

I can't save my modified gnome-fallback settinmgs and then convert them as an gsettings file. Trying to override the dconf settings doesn't work either.So i can't modify the gnome fallback panel for ...
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What is better about dconf-editor than gconf-editor and mianly why the two are not compatible with each other? [duplicate]

Dconf-editor is newer but what is the main difference between it and gconf-editor besides it works with gnome 3 and gtk3. Mategconf-editor work with gtk2 and Mate but Why can't dconf-tools work on ...
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No wallpaper after installing Gnome Shell [13.04] [duplicate]

After installing Gnome Shell 3.8, my wallpaper disapear and I see only white space on desktop. After nautilus -q white turn into black, but I still can't see picture (Picture is set correctly, because ...
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How can I enable/disable Dash online results programmatically?

How can I change this setting from a Bash script? My plan is to enable it only on certain network connections.
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How can I get Summary and Description of Schema using gsettings

I prefer to use gsettings over dconf-editor because dconf-editor lacks of command-line options to go to a schema directly (eg. I have to do "org - click - gnome -click - settings-daemon - click - ...
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Can I change the colour of the close button?

I'm using the ambiance theme (the dark one) in Ubuntu 12.04.2. I've tweaked things using dconf-editor so that the select colour is blue (#4a90d9 if anybody cares). What I'd like to do is make the ...
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How do I successfully remove Gnome Panels 12.04LTS? [duplicate]

So I have read many threads on various forums and tried all the prescribed key combinations to remove a panel. I have tried installing both dconf-editor and gconf-editor to change the key located ...
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How can I install a Gsettings Schema without root privileges?

The typical workflow to install a Gsettings Schema is this: Create a schema, with the extension .gschema.xml, with contents like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> ...
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Gconf, Dconf, Gsettings and the relationship between them

I'm trying to understand how Gconf, Dconf and Gsettings works and what the relationship is between them. All I know is: Gconf - XML based database (backend system). the older one. Dconf - BLOB ...
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Are dconf values for 'top-panel' and 'bottom-panel' used by Gnome Shell?

Gnome Shell 3.6.2 Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit /org/gnome/gnome-panel/layout/toplevels/bottom-panel has several options theoretically to customize the behavior of Gnome panels. I tried to set that the ...
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Simple Scan - Changing the default output File Type to PDF and improving Compression?

Is there a way to change the default output file type in the 'Simple Scan' software provided with Ubuntu 12.10 to be a PDF rather than a JPEG? And is it possible to modify the compression settings on ...
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Gsettings and dconf

Hello I need to set a hotkey in ubuntu 12.10, I use: gsettings(dconf) gsettings set ...
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Are dconf schema names case-sensitive?

I have found an example of a schema that is referred two in two different ways, differing only in case, which is confusing to me. Gsettings sees the schema name as com.canonical.Unity.Launcher, and ...
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Did “sudo dconf reset -f /org/compiz”. How to restore /org/compiz gsettings from backup?

I'm using 12.04. I executed: sudo dconf reset -f /org/compiz Now changing settings in CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) has no effect. For example, changing the number of desktops has no ...
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How can I remove indicator-session with 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don’t display user name in panel I would like to get rid of the indicator-session in Ubuntu 12.10. There is nothing in dconf editor to remove this icon on the top ...
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Is there a way to load dconf settings based on LDAP group?

i am looking for a way to replace MS AD. So i came across this document that kinda does it: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SingleSignOn#Login_Manager_Configuration but i would like to further lock ...
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Use command line to add application to gnome classic panel?

How can I add an application shortcut to a panel in gnome-classic, using the command line? I used dconf watch / to see what was happening when I did it by hand, but when I try reproducing that ...
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Match Regular Expressions for Exclude List in deja-dup

It appears deja-dup does not accept regular expressions when adding entries via dconf-editor to org.gnome.DejaDup.exclude-list. Is there a solution to allow for regex matching of paths for this ...
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Default gconf and dconf for all Users

I am trying to find a way to set the default gconf and dconf settings for all users. I know in the /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas has xml files for the settings. I Changed the settings in the xml files ...
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Do dconf use EXI binary XML?

A question came to my mind reading an answer to the question What are the differences between gconf and dconf?. In an reply to the above question, Oli said: Binary read access is far faster than ...
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Running Python scripts via SSH

I have two Linux machines here, one of which is running Ubuntu and the OpenSSH-Server. This machine has a simple Python file for testing which sets the wallpaper to a certain image file which is ...