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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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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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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 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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After installing gconf-editor, tweak tool doesn't work

I used Tweak Tool to personalize Gnome 3.6 but recently I've installed Maximus and Gconf-editor and the tweak tool won't work anymore. Any ideas?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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Permanent custom keyboard shortcuts for Evince (Document Viewer)

I am using the Ubuntu document viever Evince. Lately, I found out how to add custom keyboard shortcuts for the program. I was searching for a way to add a shortcut e.g. for View / Best fit (also ...
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Gnome Shell mouse shortcut to switch workspace

How can I switch workspaces in gnome shell with extra mouse buttons? I`ve used to do it with compiz in unity and gnome2, but I can`t bind it in gnome shell. I want use both Up/Down and extra mouse ...
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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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1answer
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gconf-editor like tool for kde

I use some KDE apps ( Eg: konsole.) on a gnome-shell session, and I can't always get to the settings menu (due to global-menu malfunctions). So, I wanted another way of editing kde app settings ...
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Why can Ubuntu Tweak bring icons back, and GConf editor not?

I was missing icons from menus in Ubuntu 11.10. I tried enabling them by setting menus_have_icons to true in GConf editor, as various answers on this site mention. However, that didn't work. Then I ...
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1answer
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extract gnome gconf settings from external partition

Are there any files in /etc/ or /home/ where the gconf data is actually written to? How can I make these work on a new system (preferably in terminal)? There are standard ways dumping/importing gconf ...
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Use Super_L (WinKey) as a main menu toggle button in GNOME?

I know how to set Super_L (WinKey) button to open the menu. gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L" Currently, in order to close that menu, I am ...
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Can I make mailto: links open up in gmail instead of evolution?

mailto: links fire up annoying "Evolution Setup Assistant". I want it to open a compose window in gmail in my web browser. There are existing questions about this here, but the answers are outdated ...
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1answer
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Gconf-editor missing gnome-system-tools from tree

I am trying to to enable the /apps/gnome-system-tools/users/show_all flag that is supposed to be in gconf-editor. According to the Ubuntu community documentation, and many google searches, the key I ...
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2answers
553 views

gconf for lubuntu?

Does gconf have any affect on lubuntu-desktop config? Or does the "g" in "gconf" mean "GNOME", meaning that it's GNOME-only? Or am I missing something? Reason I'm asking is because I made an edit in ...
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Auto-hiding Gnome panel should be always on top — Which gconf key to use?

I've set my panels to auto-hide and want them to be on top of everything once they scroll out. Which gconf-key do I have to use to achieve this? Also I looked for a list of gconf keys -- somebody ...
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What is the relationship between .gconf, .gnome2, .cache, .local, and other dot-file hierarchies in my home directory?

According to this answer, .local .cache and .config are, by convention, configuration storage locations adopted by Gnome and Ubuntu. Are .gnome .gnome2 and .gconf therefore legacy configuration ...
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How do I use the gconf editor?

I see some answers where people post to set a key in the gconf-editor, however there is no entry for gconf-editor in my menu. How do I run it and how do I use it to set keys that people recommend?
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How to open ssh://username@hostname link

I want to open link like "ssh://username@hostname" with ssh. I think xdg-open can help me(xdg-open ssh://username@hostname), but I don't know how. How can i do it?
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I can't find gnome-system-tools in gconf-editor

I'm trying to turn on fix show all users in the gnome configuration editor. All the sites I've found say to go to apps -> gnome-system-tools -> users, only I'm not seeing gnome-system-tools anywhere. ...