Dconf is a tool to collect system hardware and software configuration

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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 ...
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Does dconf use DesktopCouch as database backend?

The Title says everything. Does dconf use DesktopCouch as database backend? Will it be possible to sync the configuration? And is it possible to select, what should be synced?
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What is the relationship between .gconf, .gnome2, .cache, .local, and other dot-file hierarchies in my home directory?

According to this answer, .local .cache and .config are, by convention, configuration storage locations adopted by Gnome and Ubuntu. Are .gnome .gnome2 and .gconf therefore legacy configuration ...
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What is dconf, what is its function, and how do I use it?

Mark Shuttleworth recently blogged about the decision to include the Qt libraries in the 11.10 release, with a followup from Jono Bacon. Mark states that the biggest challenge to integrating apps ...
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Graphical editor for GSettings/dconf?

Is there an equivalent to gconf-editor for GSettings/dconf? I know that I can use gsettings set ... on the command line, but that's a bit inconvenient (especially with list types).