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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 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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Can only commit changes to dconf as root

This is all over ssh. If I run gedit I get lots of dconf errors (gedit:35765): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: Could not connect: Connection refused If I run sudo gedit I get ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to mute sound effects in 14.04 via the command line?

Using the command line, I want to mute the sound effects in Ubuntu 14.04. The GUI way of doing so is going to System Settings (unity-control-center), then going to the Sound Effects tab: The answer ...
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How to dump ALL dconf/gsettings so that I can compare them between two different machines?

The problem: I have two machines, both with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 up-to-date, and both with installed the latest CrossOver Linux(1) to run MS Office 2007 on it. I know, it's a proprietary program, but ...
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Disable new keyboard shortcut for Show Desktop

After a recent upgrade of 14.04, an icon "Show Desktop" appeared in my launcher bar. I removed it with Unity Tweak Tool. A new keyboard shortcut was also setup: Super+D now also shows the desktop. ...
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How to disable thumbnail generation?

For privacy and security reasons I want to disable the generation of any thumbnails in the ~/.cache/thumbnails folder (using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). I already tried this (without success): In the ...
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Cannot reset dconf default settings on Unity 14.04

I've installed gnome shell with sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment on top of a default install of Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity 7.2.2. Not satisfied with the experience, I completely removed ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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URL protocol handlers in basic Ubuntu Desktop

There was a way to register URL protocol handlers with Gconf, which is now obsolete and there seems to be no way to do the same with DConf (or Gsettings, its recommended wrapper). How do one properly ...
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disable all hotkeys with dconf-editor

I'm building a deb package that will create a kiosk user account. When you login to this account, the browser automatically starts and navigates to a pre-given website. Also all the hotkeys should be ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 broke gsettings

I have a cron job which runs every 30 minutes that changes the background image by running this bash script: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 export GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf ...
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How to add brightness key to dconf

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and did a clean installation. I noticed that Ubuntu 14.04 does not store screen brightness settings. Who can I add a value to dconf to store brightness settings. I ...
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Having trouble preventing users from changing wallpaper/settings [duplicate]

I'm sort of new to linux and I'm having a problem, I'm trying to prevent users from changing the desktop wallpaper (as well as other things but that is the main one) I know this has been asked ...
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@ symbol and " swapped on keyboard

I've very recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (on a Dell Latitude 640M with XP Professional in a separate partition) and the two symbols @ and " have swapped positions on the keyboard (I chose UK language ...
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I've completely screwed up my computer by removing compiz then purging dconf*, is there any way to salvage the situation?

I removed compiz to reinstall it, then I couldn't reset it because dconf couldn't get a connection and nothing else was working, so in my frustration I decided to purge dconf* and reinstall it all, ...
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How do I disable the alt + shift + drag shortcut in gnome?

Related to this question, but concerning the "snappy" style drag you get with alt + shift + dragging the mouse. This shortcut obscures an important feature I want to use in my IDE, so I want to ...
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Re-install font Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed some packages and the system fonts changed. The characters in the terminal overlap and it makes it difficult to read. I tried unity-reset but that didn't seem to ...
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dconf change a string key

I'm trying to change a string based dconf key with a bash script, using the following command line: dconf write /org/gnome/nautilus/preferences/show-directory-item-counts 'never' But it return the ...
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dconf editor says */intel-ucode/* banned why?

I don't think this has previously been asked. Why is /intel-ucode/ banned in dconf editor under org>settings daemon>plugins/updates?
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How to repair/unlock gsettings (or dconf-editor)?

BTRFS is a nice filesystem, except when you are forced to hard reset the system twice in a row. In that case, all recently made changes to the files on the filesystem are broken in one way or another. ...
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Need a little help with dconf formatting

Simple question which way is correct or is it even really matter to a program, if I edit Unity Dash Lenses with dconf e.g. I want to use only whatever1.scope for default always-search, by default ...
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Some keys are not detected in my keyboard (multimedia keys?) by either xev or xbindkeys or keytouch: how to detect them?

It is one more attempt to get Fn keys to volume up/down, brightness, etc. working. Those controls are simply not working in my non-branded ultrabook. I want to detect them to modify ...
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How do I find out if a configuration setting is running?

I use a High-DPI monitor on my Lenovo Yoga2 Laptop (like a retina display) so I have to change the overall font-scaling. There are many ways to set the text-scale-factor, for example dconf-editor, I ...
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Why gnome desktop won't start after I log in? After installing Variety.

I'm using gnome 3.10 on ubuntu 14.04, with gdm as my default login manager. Also, numix-gtk-theme and numix circle icon pack. For whatever reason, sometimes my system stops detecting wifi (even if ...
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Change gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Configuring with dconf or gconf as suggested in this post worded on Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (I tried and succeeded). But does NOT work on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. How to change auto-save-directory of ...
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Transparent Window Title Bars 14.04LTS

I can't figure out how to get transparent window title bars in 14.04 Have tried dconfig editor which has no effect (worked on previous versions) Any suggestions or step-by-steps massively ...
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How to add element to the gsettings array at the specific location (given by index)?

I want to write a script that translates devilspie's window rules into compiz' rules. Compiz settings can be changed by gsettings keys in path org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.place. There are three ...
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How to remove element from gsettings array in script?

Array in dbus/gsettings has a format [element1, element2, element3, ...]. Gsettings' interface allows only replacing existing array with another, so for instance, adding another item element can be ...
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How to change Gsettings via remote shell?

I need to automate desktop configuration via Puppet, virtual terminal or ssh. Unfortunately, invocation of gsettings via ssh or virtual terminal gives: gsettings set ...
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ubuntu 14.04 Windows transparency

I've searched alot but didn't find anywhere, I loved my windows transparency in ubuntu 13.10 (that you could enable by opening dconf editor going to org > compiz > gwd ) And it doesn't seem to work ...
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Change Toolbar Button Style in Ubuntu 14.04

Prior to 14.04 I have been able to do: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface toolbar-style both This used to change my toolbars to icons with text below in all apps that adhered to the rules. ...
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System tray icons and dconf-editor in 14.04

In 12.04 I could use dconf-editor to edit the icons that were visible in the system tray as well as whitelist any applications that I wanted to be up there (such as XChat, Bomgar, Shutter). This ...
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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 ...