Dconf is a tool to collect system hardware and software configuration

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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).
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gsettings and dconf

Hello I need to set a hotkey in ubuntu 12.10, I use: gsettings(dconf) gsettings set ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"?> ...