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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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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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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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gsettings key not listed in dconf

I wonder why in my beta of 12.10. the gsettings key com.canonical.indicator.session is not listed in dconf-editor. I can switch the value via: gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session ...
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Change dconf keys without logging into X in Puppet

Is there a way to set a dconf key by command line, without logging into X? I'd like to use this from Puppet. If I try (from SSH, as the normal user) a simple dconf write ...
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gnome-panel doesn't work correctly with separate x screens

I am having a problem with Gnome3 (actually, I have it set to fallback mode, or Gnome 2). I have two displays and I need an X screen (I used nvidia-xconfig and nvidia-settings to do this) for each ...
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How to stop GNOME from adding bars, clocks, menu, etc. every time I restart X or log in?

I have two monitors and want for each display its own Xscreen (i.e., Twinview feature must be off). Turned out that Gnome has been duplicating clocks, bars, workspace, etc. every time I log in or ...
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How can I create a GTK theme from a list of parameters?

It's a little difficult to find a good title for this... =/ Using dconf, I was able to edit the "gtk-color-scheme" in org -> gnome -> desktop -> interface. Using this, I was able to edit the ...
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How to search dconf for keys or values?

I loaded dconf-editor. There is no menu, but I did discover that you can press Ctrl+F and enter a search term. However, I do not know what Ctrl+F actually searches. When I enter a term (e.g. panel or ...
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Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings?

After doing some research, I found that I can quickly set configuration options using the gsettings command in the terminal, instead of installing dconf-editor or gconf-editor or CCSM. But we need ...
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Why don't dconf-editor and dconf list show the same directory structure?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity 2D. If I open the dconf-editor and navigate through: org > gnome > gedit > plugins I see a directory for plugins and the keys: drawspaces, externaltools, ...
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Why can I not access any of the options when using dconf-editor?

I recently installed dconf editor from the software centre. But when I launch it I am unable to navigate any of the options, clicking any of the entries in the tree on the left does not expand the ...
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How to store a dconf key as read-only?

I want to use Unity-2D's Dodge feature for the dash. I accomplished that by changing the hide-mode value in com.canonical.Unity2d.Launcher in DConf Editor to 2. However, when I decide to change ...
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How to change a dconf setting for customized Live CD?

I am creating a live CD for use in a kiosk/installation. The main reason is to prevent a conventional hard drive from becoming corrupted in an environment with lots of power interruptions--in fact I ...
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Can I use dconf-editor to modify Gconf settings?

Can I get "dconf-editor" to show as much information as "gconf-editor" did in 11.04? I find using the gconf version much easier and has better application integration. I have both installed. Are ...
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Why does Unity and Unity 2D use different config systems? (DConf and GConf)

Unity 3D uses GConf, but Unity 2D uses DConf. Why is that and is there an overview of where the different parts of Unity (scopes, lenses, etc) are stored in which configuration system?
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Where can I find network manager's gconf key?

I did it again: When vpn notified me that a vpn-connection was not successful (in Gnome 3) I accidentially clicked "Don't show this notification again" (see Accidentally clicked "don't show ...
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Should dconf-service start at boot?

I've recently had some problems when I tried to install the latest gnome-shell and then revert back to the stable version. After I purged all the PPAs that I was using and reinstalled gnome-shell and ...
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Accidentally clicked “don't show this message again” - how to reactivate?

When Gnome 3.2 told me, there are wireless networks available, I accidentally clicked "don't show this message again". How can I reactivate this message?
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Configuring screen timeout/lock based on location

I want to enable screen timeout and locking when my laptop is located in the LAN of my company and I want to disable this when I'm at home. For location detection I use whereami with a simple ...
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How to change terminal settings by file configuration?

I want to use a text editor like vim to edit various configuration options such as the following: In which configuration files are options like the above stored?
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Where are the dconf profiles?

The dconf System Administrator Guide says that "dconf stores its profiles in text files in /etc/dconf/profile/" but on my 11.10 Ubuntu laptop, there is no /etc/dconf directory. Have profiles been ...
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Changes made by dconf-tools are lost when logging off

I'm trying to get the Wicd tray icon to show up in 11.10 Unity desktop. When I use dconf editor to add 'Wicd' to the whitelist in Unity>panel, it shows the change but after I log off and then log ...
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When to use gconf vs dconf?

Both gconf and dconf editors are available. Given the change to dconf should we still be using gconf at all? Do changes in gconf actually do anything when running 11.10?
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How do I move Panel (Not Launcher) icons in Ubuntu Unity?

I've added a couple of applets to the Ubuntu Unity top panel. How can I move them from the right side to the left side? For example, in this Video, the person seems to have moved the Unity Panel ...
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How to configure gnome-shell extensions installed from the official website?

I always configure installed gnome-shell extensions from dconf-editor, but after installing extensions from the official site i couldn't configure the installed extensions from the official site (i ...
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Dconf editor can't make changes to Unity panel/launcher

I've been trying to add stuff to the panel and to change the order of the icons in the launcher but there's no effect. It's like the changes aren't saved. I change something, close dconf editor, lock ...
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How do I change dconf keys without a gui (for a post-install script)?

I have installed dconf-tools. In this case I am manipulating the display of a name in the panel on the session indicator. I can change this in dconf-editor gui with no problem, I go to ...
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Does Ubuntu have the equivalent of a registry, especially for desktop GUI items?

I've seen several references to 'Compiz Config' and a 'gnome config' application that seems to not be installed by default. Where do these config applications store their data? Is there a registry ...
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How can I change default settings for new users?

Every key in the DConf database has a default value that is used when user accounts are created. How can I change these default values?
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How do I clean up my dconf database?

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 ...
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dconf-editor gone from repositories?

On this post: How can I configure Unity? It mentions several options for Unity that need to be accessed through dconf-editor. I remember when I used Ubuntu Natty beta on Virtualbox, it was there in ...
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What are the differences between gconf and dconf?

I've read a lot of discussion about a new Ubuntu configuration tool: gconf is replaced by dconf. Why is this change being made? Why is there so much debate about it? Is it too difficult to create a ...