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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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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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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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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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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), ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dcont Editor Global Config file

I have install Dconf Editor on my system and and want its global config file so that i may not have to configure dconf editor for every user manaully. By making a changes in global file it effect to ...
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How to recover gnome-classic?

I changed the configuration of the keyboard shortcut from the dconf editor (I changed the switch-input-source and switch-input-source-backward). When I set the value of 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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@ 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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No Options in dconf editor

There is nothing to do with my dconf editor, since doesnt have any optionsd
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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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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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How to change the number of workspaces from the 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...