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gsettings or dconf value list for a key

I want to list all the values available for the screensaver: dconf list /org/cinnamon/desktop/screensaver/ | grep matrix
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unable to set lock screen in ubuntu 16.04?

I am using dconf-editor to change my lock screen , but it always falls back to default one. I'd tried every method that's possible using dconf-editor, but unable to do so . what's the possible way to ...
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ubuntu 14.04 - dconf-editor auto-save-sessions not working

I am working with ubuntu 14.04. I would like the applications that I use to be restored after a restart my computer. I have installed dconf-editor and enabled auto-save-sessions but unfortunately it ...
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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 a very annoying problem. Almost all applications (unity, synaptic,...
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Is there a way to make video the default in cheese?

I am trying to make it easier for my kid to make videos, she can never remember to set the recording mode to video, so I would like to make it the default. I have looked at the options in dconf-editor ...
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How can I temporarily disable my screen lock settings during video playback?

I use my laptop to watch movies (crazy, I know), sometimes in a browser (Firefox) and sometimes in Totem. Either way, while I'm watching, the screen dims and eventually locks, per my Brightness and ...
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can't disable thumbnail preview with dconf-editor, Ubuntu 14.04

I want to disable thumbnail previews for 'text/x-python', 'text/plain', 'application/python', so I can get the cute blue and yellow snakes back as my icon. But somehow it refuses to respond to dconf ...
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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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Is it possible to import gconf xml into dconf? (generally or just for gnome-terminal)

I installed 16.04 on a new machine. I'd like to migrate some, but not all, config from my 15.10 setup to it. The immediate goal is to migrate gnome-terminal config from .gconf/apps/gnome-terminal-2. ...
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Is there a way to enable debug inspector on Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity)

I would like to know if it's possible to enable the debug inspector for the latest version of Ubuntu. I installed dconf but there isn't any option to enable the debug inspector and I didn't find ...
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What is .config/user?

As far as I know, the Dconf configuration is stored in ~/.config/dconf/user. However, I just noticed that I also have ~/.config/user which has not been used for a while: ~> ls -l ~/.config/user ~/....
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Ubuntu mouse cursor size

I'm having an annoying problem here, every time I boot system, I have to manually set my cursor size from 24 to 16, I can't seem to find a way to save... make that 16 permanent even after boot, does ...
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Scripting dconf changes

I've written a simple script for our Ubuntu machines at college which sets some dconf overrides to set the theme, background etc. However I cannot seem to get it to correctly set the login screen ...
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Change GNOME Flashback panels configuration for new users

I'm going to make unattended installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (with GNOME Flashback session - migration from 12.04), on about 100 machines. Because I have to personalize their out-of-the-box experience, I ...
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How to fix a broken gsettings setting without gnome-session?

Using Gnome on 16.04 I slipped up on the command line and killed Gnome. It now won't start - just goes back to gdm! How can I restore the setting? I've tried using gsettings from the command line on ...
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Gconf-editor is missing settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 Unity and trying to stop the laptop suspending when I close the lid. I installed gconf-editor but I found it is missing ALOT of settings: I know gconf-editor has been ...
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List of open applications in ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using gnome shell and I have just update to ubuntu 16.04. Some gnome extensions are not [yet] compatible and especially one I used: dash-to-dock which allow to display a side bar with favorites ...
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setxkbmap error: “More than one layout variant on command line”

I need to set a stateless keyboard layout switch between uk and ro layouts while pressing right Alt. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. In gnome I do this with grp:switch in dconfEditor > gnome > ...
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gsettings - change privacy settings via command line

I know how to change privacy settings via GUI (System Settings > Security & Privacy), but I'd like to be able to do it from command line. What I did to find out I ran the command: dconf watch /...
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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 apps/indicator-...
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Can't restore dconf user file

This is on Ubuntu 15.10. I had a ~/.config/dconf/user file of about 19kb. I back this up whenever I do a Deja-dup backup. After I recently reinstalled Ubuntu the newly installed ~/.config/dconf/user ...
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External USB ports stop working after new software installation Ubuntu 14.04

First off, I've read many other related posts and none of them solved the problem. So, I installed this SDK Environment on my Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit , and it created a new user profile to run the ...
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gnome-terminal backgroud and foreground colour issue

At the onset of my live usage in Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, use a bash script to set the colour of my gnome-terminal. The code used is link=/org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/:b1dcc9dd-5262-4d8d-a863-...
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Ubuntu keybinding names for terminal?

I am trying to set my desktop environment up so that if I press the buttons on the side of my mouse (xev told me they are buttons 8 & 9), that it will move the current application to the above/...
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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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dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The given address is empty

So I got this script change_wallpaper, based from the answer from this: Automatically change Ubuntu wallpaper at a certain hour and ran it through cron. # For changing wallpaper at a certain time */1 ...
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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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How to change gnome-terminal profile preferences using dconf or gsettings?

After upgrading form Ubuntu 14.10 to 15.10, it seems that changing gnome-terminal preferences using gconftool-2 is no longer supported. I guess this issue is related the Gconf to GSettings migration. ...
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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), gir1.2-ibus-...
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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 run-command-12)...
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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] [org/gnome/terminal/...
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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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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 "switch-input-source-...
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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. ...