Dconf is a tool to collect system hardware and software configuration

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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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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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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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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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Disable new keyboard shortcut for Show Desktop

After a recent upgrade of 14.04, an icon "Show Desktop" appeared in my launcher bar. I removed it with Unity Tweak Tool. A new keyboard shortcut was also setup: Super+D now also shows the desktop. ...
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How do I find out if a configuration setting is running?

I use a High-DPI monitor on my Lenovo Yoga2 Laptop (like a retina display) so I have to change the overall font-scaling. There are many ways to set the text-scale-factor, for example dconf-editor, I ...
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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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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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I've completely screwed up my computer by removing compiz then purging dconf*, is there any way to salvage the situation?

I removed compiz to reinstall it, then I couldn't reset it because dconf couldn't get a connection and nothing else was working, so in my frustration I decided to purge dconf* and reinstall it all, ...
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Re-install font Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed some packages and the system fonts changed. The characters in the terminal overlap and it makes it difficult to read. I tried unity-reset but that didn't seem to ...
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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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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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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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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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Transparent Window Title Bars 14.04LTS

I can't figure out how to get transparent window title bars in 14.04 Have tried dconfig editor which has no effect (worked on previous versions) Any suggestions or step-by-steps massively ...
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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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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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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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Upgrade to 14.04 broke gsettings

I have a cron job which runs every 30 minutes that changes the background image by running this bash script: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 export GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf ...
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How to add brightness key to dconf

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 and did a clean installation. I noticed that Ubuntu 14.04 does not store screen brightness settings. Who can I add a value to dconf to store brightness settings. I ...
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How do I disable the alt + shift + drag shortcut in gnome?

Related to this question, but concerning the "snappy" style drag you get with alt + shift + dragging the mouse. This shortcut obscures an important feature I want to use in my IDE, so I want to ...
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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 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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How does one make backups of registry key values?

I am building a kiosk mode application that needs to disable key combinations such as the following: open terminal close window minimize activate window menu I use gconftool under Ubuntu 12.04 and ...
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Why won't dconf and .gvfs back up?

I'm been using the Ubuntu backup utility to backup my hard drive and for some reason. It won't back up the following files /home/username/.cache/dconf /home/username/.gvfs What is causing this and ...
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Can only commit changes to dconf as root

This is all over ssh. If I run gedit I get lots of dconf errors (gedit:35765): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: Could not connect: Connection refused If I run sudo gedit I get ...
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Cannot reset dconf default settings on Unity 14.04

I've installed gnome shell with sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment on top of a default install of Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity 7.2.2. Not satisfied with the experience, I completely removed ...
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How to create dconf site setting file to disable all Super Key assignments

The site https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/dconf/SystemAdministrators indicates that there is a method to install a single file to override the defaults provided with GNOME in a proper manner from an ...
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disable all hotkeys with dconf-editor

I'm building a deb package that will create a kiosk user account. When you login to this account, the browser automatically starts and navigates to a pre-given website. Also all the hotkeys should be ...
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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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dconf editor says */intel-ucode/* banned why?

I don't think this has previously been asked. Why is /intel-ucode/ banned in dconf editor under org>settings daemon>plugins/updates?
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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 ...