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Cannot move / copy files between panes in Nemo after update

I use multiplae panes a lot to move or copy files between panes. After Nautilus made the multiple panes disappear, I used the Webupd8's Repository so i can get that functionality back. Then, after a ...
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How to detect current gnome-terminal character encoding?

I am trying to detect the current gnome-terminal character encoding from the command line. I have tried using gconftool : $ gconftool-2 --get /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default/encoding current $ ...
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Firefox Says it's Not the Default Browser & App Armor Preventing Setting Default

Ever since upgrading to Vivid, every time I start Firefox it tells me that Firefox is not my default browser, and asks if I would like to set it as the default. The odd thing is that when I go to ...
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How can I set the background color of gnome-terminal using gconftool-2?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to set the background color of my gnome-terminal using the command line. From what I can tell gconftool-2 is the way to do this but I cant work out what the command ...
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suspicious attacks against connected Wi-fi [duplicate]

I have felt very suspicious the past month about some activity on my WiFi connection. Is it possible that someone is inside my 2 laptops changing settings? For a better back-ground: I'm currently ...
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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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Package update fails due to “GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon” and “No D-BUS daemon running”

When I run my updates in my Update Manager I get this error: (gconftool-2:4452): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-n18dYWJJ0U: ...
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Having trouble preventing users from changing wallpaper/settings [duplicate]

I'm sort of new to linux and I'm having a problem, I'm trying to prevent users from changing the desktop wallpaper (as well as other things but that is the main one) I know this has been asked ...
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Can't remove 2XClient using dpkg

I have a problem removing 2XClient from Ubuntu 12.04. This is the output Removing 2xclient ... Unregistering tuxclient url-protocol handler in gconf tree (gconftool-2:3905): GConf-WARNING **: ...
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Customize terminal size without launching terminal

I changed my terminal size to a very large number and now the terminal keeps flickering at when launched and the menu on upper-left corner doesn't show up(my machine is Ubuntu 12.04) Is there any way ...
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How change gedit preferences in xfce / xubuntu?

Where can I find Gedit preferences in Xubuntu? They are like some rare, elusive bird. Numerous help forums like this give varying reports of where it might have been spotted. But you go where they ...
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gnome-terminal - restoring of config for profiles

Where are the profiles for gnome-terminal stored on the filesystem? I recently restored my home folder from backup on a new ubuntu installation, but the profiles for gnome-terminal were not restored. ...
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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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Could someone please explain to me the difference between gconf, gconf-2 and gconf-editor?

I am really curios to learn about these 3 since I don't really understand how they work. I read somewhere that gconf-editor is basically the graphical representation of gconf however what is gconf-2 ...
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Can't run Vidalia due to an AppArmor policy error

I installed Vidalia , and added a user to debian-tor group. But when I run it , it gets me error: $ vidalia (process:5691): GConf-WARNING **: Client failed to connect to the D-BUS daemon: An ...
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Can't reset title bar right-click behavior in Unity, Ubuntu 12.10

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10. In 12.04, a title bar right-click would cause the menu to popup. After my upgrade right-click shades/unshades the window. I want the previous ...
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which files does gconf-editor edit?

I want to change my gnome-terminal hotkey settings. I came across gconf-editor which enables me to customize exactly the things I need. However I need to know in which file these changes are made. ...
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Evolution override gconftool-2 modification

We are in "beta-test" at my job to install some Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) on the network and we've got a little problem. We try to "standardize" as much as we can (with script when possible) and in the case ...
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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 fix dpkg configure errors?

I get the following error. How to fix it? root@santanu-Compaq-Presario-C700-Notebook-PC:/home/santanu# sudo dpkg --configure gconf2 dpkg: error processing gconf2 (--configure): package gconf2 is ...
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Rhythmbox not shown in gconf-editor (Ubuntu 12.04)? [duplicate]

In Rhythmbox, i'm trying to find out which folders are in the library watch list. According to the help file, you can use gconf-editor to add/remove them at /app/rhythmbox/library_locations. But, in ...
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How can I enable all installed Gnome Shell Extensions? [duplicate]

I need this, because sometimes the Gnome Shell "forgot" all my extensions configurations after a normal reboot/shutdown. And I'don't want reinstall entire system because this. So I want a script or ...
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Can't launch gnome-terminal

Running on Ubuntu 13.04, GNOME Shell 3.6.3.1. If I start it from terminanator, I get this error: mia@mavrica:~$ gnome-terminal Failed to summon the GConf demon; exiting. Failed to activate ...
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gconftool2 settings aren't saved permanently

I tried to change some settings with the gconftool-2: $ gconftool-2 --set "/apps/hamster-indicator/show_label" --type bool "true" Checking if it was set returns true: $ gconftool-2 --get ...
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List of gconf keys, in particular nm-applet

I made the same mistake (clicking "do not show again" in NM applet) as this guy: Where can I find network manager's gconf key? The problem is that the entirety of my nm-applet/gconf.xml is: ...
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Why won't my script work?

umm my script isn't working and I don't know why, it gives me the error "update1.run: line 187: syntax error: unexpected end of file" Here's my code http://pastebin.com/4W4AwuY5 I would really ...
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How do I assign magnet links to use qbittorrent?

The key /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/magnet in gconf-editor is missing. How do I assign magnet links to use qbittorrent? It would be really nice if it were easy to set url handlers. I always struggle ...
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How to disable update notification for all users?

This is a partial case of the more general question "Don't bother non-admin users with admin questions": I have several non-admin users on a computer and I want to disable software updates for all of ...
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Launcher and panel missing [ubuntu 13.04] [duplicate]

When I booted my laptop to ubuntu 13.04 today the panel and launcher were both missing from the screen and I had no idea how to get them back. Using a ubuntu 13.04 install medium I formatted / and ...
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Why do I get unmet dependencies installing spotify on 12.10?

I followed the instructions to install spotify as on various forums & sites, pretty much the same steps everywhere. But when I get to the install spotify line, this is what happens: The following ...
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How do I successfully remove Gnome Panels 12.04LTS? [duplicate]

So I have read many threads on various forums and tried all the prescribed key combinations to remove a panel. I have tried installing both dconf-editor and gconf-editor to change the key located ...
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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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Deleted metacity folder

I accidently deleted the folder responsible for keybindings, in gconf-editor it would be /apps/metacity/global_keybindings. I deleted the folder out of my home folder by accident. I'm trying to set ...
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How to open terminal. gconftool not found

I'm trying to re-set the defaults for audio playback, and I read in a similar post to enter gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/gnome-terminal/ into terminal. "Sorry, no results." The only results I ...
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How to personalize number/arrangement of workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? I want to set 6 horizontal workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The "solutions" suggested here and ...
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Use command line to add application to gnome classic panel?

How can I add an application shortcut to a panel in gnome-classic, using the command line? I used dconf watch / to see what was happening when I did it by hand, but when I try reproducing that ...
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Change wallpaper via ssh

I have a server running 12.04 32bit. I would like to change the wallpaper via an ssh connection. I tried the following command, but it didn't change the wallpaper. The command works if I am on the ...
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How to interpret the contents of ~/.gconf?

Consider a key like /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/cycle_windows I can access this this key using gconf-editor. However when I cd to ~/.gconf/apps/metacity I find an empty file named ...
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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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How to read default key value with dconf or gsettings?

I would like to know the default value of a dconf/gsettings key. My question is a followup of the question below: Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings? What I'm trying ...
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How do I edit the autosave interval of gedit?

Can you people tell me how to edit gedit, please? I want to change the autosave feature so that it saves every 1 second, I was able to investigate further that I needed gconf-editor so I installed it ...
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Disable Dash Home Shortcut in 12.04 [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox on a MacBook. The current shortcut for the dash home launcher is the Command key (Super). I'm trying to disable it. First, this option is not present in the ...
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Re-setting Ubuntu, checking files

Is there any way to check files in Ubuntu and reset config if there is something wrong? Some application that will go through the files and detects if they are in a good standing.
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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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Toggle unity launcher mode using Python?

I'm trying to make an application indicator that toggles the launcher mode: either normal or auto-hide. Right now I can toggle the gconf key ...
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Missing /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/keyboard

I installed gconf-editor and I am not seeing the /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/keyboard. How can I fix this?
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Problem with gconf-editor no button_layout key

My gconf_editor has no button_layout key or any other key only the theme name key is there.
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How do I change the window theme using bash?

In Ubuntu 12.04, how will I be able to set the gnome window theme with a bash command? This no longer works (it used to in the previous releases) gconftool-2 --set --type string ...
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How to move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu?

How can I move wifi passwords from Ubuntu to Xubuntu? Xubuntu doesnt have .gconf/system/networking/connections.
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gconf-tool2 command to set “Place Windows” compiz option?

For operational reasons at work, I have access to gconf-tool2 but not CCSM. Can anyone tell me what the option is called for teh purposes of calling gconf-tool2 to set the various "Place ...