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How can I find a specific custom key binding via its name?

i can retrieve the list of custom key bindings by: gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings which return something like: ['/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/...
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gsettings or dconf value list for a key

I want to list all the values available for the screensaver: dconf list /org/cinnamon/desktop/screensaver/ | grep matrix
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unable to set lock screen in ubuntu 16.04?

I am using dconf-editor to change my lock screen , but it always falls back to default one. I'd tried every method that's possible using dconf-editor, but unable to do so . what's the possible way to ...
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Is there a way to make video the default in cheese?

I am trying to make it easier for my kid to make videos, she can never remember to set the recording mode to video, so I would like to make it the default. I have looked at the options in dconf-editor ...
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How can I temporarily disable my screen lock settings during video playback?

I use my laptop to watch movies (crazy, I know), sometimes in a browser (Firefox) and sometimes in Totem. Either way, while I'm watching, the screen dims and eventually locks, per my Brightness and ...
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can't disable thumbnail preview with dconf-editor, Ubuntu 14.04

I want to disable thumbnail previews for 'text/x-python', 'text/plain', 'application/python', so I can get the cute blue and yellow snakes back as my icon. But somehow it refuses to respond to dconf ...
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Is it possible to import gconf xml into dconf? (generally or just for gnome-terminal)

I installed 16.04 on a new machine. I'd like to migrate some, but not all, config from my 15.10 setup to it. The immediate goal is to migrate gnome-terminal config from .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal-2. ...
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Is there a way to enable debug inspector on Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity)

I would like to know if it's possible to enable the debug inspector for the latest version of Ubuntu. I installed dconf but there isn't any option to enable the debug inspector and I didn't find ...
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What is .config/user? [on hold]

As far as I know, the Dconf configuration is stored in ~/.config/dconf/user. However, I just noticed that I also have ~/.config/user which has not been used for a while: ~> ls -l ~/.config/user ~/....
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Ubuntu mouse cursor size

I'm having an annoying problem here, every time I boot system, I have to manually set my cursor size from 24 to 16, I can't seem to find a way to save... make that 16 permanent even after boot, does ...
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Scripting dconf changes

I've written a simple script for our Ubuntu machines at college which sets some dconf overrides to set the theme, background etc. However I cannot seem to get it to correctly set the login screen ...
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How to fix a broken gsettings setting without gnome-session?

Using Gnome on 16.04 I slipped up on the command line and killed Gnome. It now won't start - just goes back to gdm! How can I restore the setting? I've tried using gsettings from the command line on ...
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Gconf-editor is missing settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and trying to stop the laptop suspending when I close the lid. I installed gconf-editor but I found it is missing ALOT of settings: I know gconf-editor has been ...
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Change GNOME Flashback panels configuration for new users

I'm going to make unattended installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (with GNOME Flashback session - migration from 12.04), on about 100 machines. Because I have to personalize their out-of-the-box experience, I ...
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List of open applications in ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using gnome shell and I have just update to ubuntu 16.04. Some gnome extensions are not [yet] compatible and especially one I used: dash-to-dock which allow to display a side bar with favorites ...
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setxkbmap error: “More than one layout variant on command line”

I need to set a stateless keyboard layout switch between uk and ro layouts while pressing right Alt. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. In gnome I do this with grp:switch in dconfEditor > gnome > ...
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gsettings - change privacy settings via command line

I know how to change privacy settings via GUI (System Settings > Security & Privacy), but I'd like to be able to do it from command line. What I did to find out I ran the command: dconf watch /...
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Can't restore dconf user file

This is on Ubuntu 15.10. I had a ~/.config/dconf/user file of about 19kb. I back this up whenever I do a Deja-dup backup. After I recently reinstalled Ubuntu the newly installed ~/.config/dconf/user ...
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External USB ports stop working after new software installation Ubuntu 14.04

First off, I've read many other related posts and none of them solved the problem. So, I installed this SDK Environment on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit , and it created a new user profile to run the ...
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gnome-terminal backgroud and foreground colour issue

At the onset of my live usage in Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, use a bash script to set the colour of my gnome-terminal. The code used is link=/org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:b1dcc9dd-5262-4d8d-a863-...
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Ubuntu keybinding names for terminal?

I am trying to set my desktop environment up so that if I press the buttons on the side of my mouse (xev told me they are buttons 8 & 9), that it will move the current application to the above/...
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dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The given address is empty

So I got this script change_wallpaper, based from the answer from this: Automatically change Ubuntu wallpaper at a certain hour and ran it through cron. # For changing wallpaper at a certain time */1 ...
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How to change gnome-terminal profile preferences using dconf or gsettings?

After upgrading form Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10, it seems that changing gnome-terminal preferences using gconftool-2 is no longer supported. I guess this issue is related the Gconf to GSettings migration. ...
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Dconf editor won't save my minimize speed changes upon reboot

Here is my problem: I want the window minimize animation in Ubuntu 15.10 to be slower so I set the "minimize-count" to 0, the "minimize-fast-duration" to 700, the "minimize-slow-duration" to 700 and ...
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Adding a partition (device) back to the launcher

I am new to Ubuntu and I unknowingly removed the shortcut to the drives and partitions from the launcher as it was totally cluttered initially. But now I'm having trouble accessing files and folders ...
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Help tracking down /org

While checking something with dconf watch I saw the following path pop up again and again: /org/freedesktop/tracker/miner/files/index-recursive-directories However, when I try to navigate to the /...
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More than 12 custom key bindings in Ubuntu Mate

Using gsettings or dconf-editor, one may set 12 general purpose keys to arbitrary commands in Ubuntu Mate 14 (in the schema org.mate.Marco.global-keybindings, keys run-command-1 through run-command-12)...
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How to properly update / install / compile ibus on 14.04, dconf problems?

I updated recently to phpstorm 9.5 and it says I should update ibus to 1.5.11 or newer (which at this point the current one). Ok. I downloaded 1.5.11 from source and try to install it. I got some ...
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non-GTK style broken in QT5 applications after ibus, gir, dconf install

I installed IBUS and its dependencies. The following is an extract of /var/log/apt/history.log. Start-Date: 2015-10-31 14:43:54 Install: gir1.2-atk-1.0:amd64 (2.16.0-2build1, automatic), gir1.2-ibus-...
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dconf editor “auto-save-session” not working? 14.04

so I'm quite new and just started using ubuntu, and I've heard about ubuntu being able to remember all my last windows (enabling "auto-save-session" via dconf editor). And no matter how many times I ...
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How to change select-by-word behavior in Gnome Terminal 3.14.2

I tried the following: dconf write /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:{my-profile-id}/word-char-exceptions '@ms "-,.;/?%&#_=+@~·:"' but all I get is error: Could not connect: Connection ...
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Ubuntu loading default user profile every login. Can't change settings

Every time I login recently, I get a default user profile. I can't change settings like the background, unity launcher size, etc. Changes I make the launcher do not persist after logging out. When I ...
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As root, I can use su to make dconf changes for another user. How do I actually make them apply?

The scenario below assumes we booted up the computer and logged in as the user bort at the login menu. This is on 14.04.2. If I open up a terminal, as the user bort I can list a dconf setting, for ...
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error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY

I urgently need to reset Compiz to its default settings because my desktop doesn't show the Dash or menu bar. When I type: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ It says: error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus ...
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Is there a dconf-editor setting (or some other way) to disable Unity's black popup boxes?

See that big black box? It's a popup. Is there any way to stop these from appearing? Perhaps with a dconf-editor setting or something? These popups appear frequently in Unity, like if you rest the ...
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Run command as user does not work as expected in a particular case

As a normal user gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ icon-size 24' and gsettings get org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/...
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Remove useless entries in dconf schema tree

I'm using GNOME 3.16 I have the following entries in my dconf-database. The entries are gnome-terminal profiles. % dconf dump / | grep legacy [org/gnome/terminal/legacy] [org/gnome/terminal/...
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“gedit” does not launch as root: “CRITICAL: file log.c …”-error (no gksu problem!)

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with XFCE. Since a few weeks, gedit is not launching any more as root (with gksu gedit). Launching with my normal account works without problems. The problem is not gksu, ...
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Login screen background wallpaper not changing with Dfcon-editor nor Ubuntu Tweak [Ubuntu 14.04]

I am trying to set a new background image for my log in but I can't. I tried configuring via Dconf-editor with root mode but every time I set the new image and set to True the draw-user-backgrounds ...
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Suddenly cannot switch keyboard layouts

All of a sudden the keyboard layout icon disappeared from my bar, and even the keyboard short-cut that I usually use to switch between german and russian layout stopped working. The "Text Entry" ...
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Rhythmbox keeps putting itself back into the sound indicator

I am new to this forum and a relatively light linux user- so please be concise. I have used dconf editor to blacklist 'rhythmbox.desktop' and 'rhythmbox'. I have deleted it from the interested-media-...
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Ubuntu MATE: Where is Vino in dconf?

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 1.8 (3.16.0-30-generic) and have got remote desktop running but wanted to modify some settings in dconf (Still learning how to use dconf but was able to successfully make ...
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Xubuntu - multiple time zones displayed

As I switched from Ubuntu to Xubuntu I missed the Date and Time indicator with the display of multiple time zones. This article suggested it can be done in Xubuntu, too, but how?
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Custom thumnailers not working in trusty

For some reason, dconf editor is no longer able to customise thumnailers as explained here. I want to exclude pdfs and plain text thumbnails. I add ['application/pdf','text/plain'] to org > gnome &...
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My dconf/gsettings installation is broken. How can I fix it without Ubuntu reinstall?

I run Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS x64 in VirtualBox. After one very unfortunate misclick (reset saved state instead of load saved state) I got a very annoying problem. Almost all applications (unity, synaptic,...
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Editing dconf keys without dconf-editor [duplicate]

I have a machine without dconf-tools installed. It also does not have internet access, and can not be made to have it. I have to disable auto opening of nautilus windows on device mount. There are ...
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I can change the setting options in dconf-editor, but the changes I make don't take effect.

I'm currently running Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm trying to make changes to my Logitech K400r keyboard/trackpad combo (specifically, I want to increase the speed of the pointer, enable edge-scrolling, and ...
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Layout change with Alt+space on 14.04

I am used to changing keyboard layouts with Alt+Space, and worked fine until I upgraded to 14.04. I set it in the Text Entry control panel: but it doesn't work. I suspect that there is a conflict ...
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org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power Settings Ignored in Xubuntu 14.04.1

In dconf-editor I navigated to org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power and set percentage-action to 40, percentage-critical to 45, percentage-low to 50, critical-battery-action to hibernate, and use-...
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dconf-editor gui doesn't show anything

I'm having trouble using dconf-editor. On startup I get the following warning twice: ** (dconf-editor:4690): WARNING **: dconf-schema.vala:330: Unknown property on <schema>, extends. The gui ...