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Manual shortcut keys without using settings

I want to change the "Close Window" shortcut to Ctrl+Q as this is more intuitive to me than the default Alt+F4. Prior to 12.04 upgrade, I was just able to change this via the settings window, but in ...
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How do I configure the gnome panel from a script?

I can easily set the number of workspaces and the workspace names with the gconftool-2, as follows: gconftool-2 --type int --set /apps/metacity/general/num_workspaces 4 gconftool-2 --type string ...
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reverting from emacs keybindings in chrome

I enabled emacs keybindings as an experiment using gconftool-2 and setting /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme to Emacs. I wasn't happy with it and set it back to Default. jeff@london:~ $ ...
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Can I use dconf-editor to modify Gconf settings?

Can I get "dconf-editor" to show as much information as "gconf-editor" did in 11.04? I find using the gconf version much easier and has better application integration. I have both installed. Are ...
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Dual monitor wrong screen focus during drag-and-drop [closed]

I have a dual monitor set-up which is helpful when designing or programming. Usually I'll have both screens used with full size windows. My left monitor I guess would be the main monitor since it has ...
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Why does Unity and Unity 2D use different config systems? (DConf and GConf)

Unity 3D uses GConf, but Unity 2D uses DConf. Why is that and is there an overview of where the different parts of Unity (scopes, lenses, etc) are stored in which configuration system?
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How (if at all) can I recover lost gnome settings after unclean shutdown?

I had a power outage the other day and when I started Ubuntu afterwards it told me that it found some errors on disk, fixed them and restarted. Then I finally got to login and: I have all my regular ...
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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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Where can I find network manager's gconf key?

I did it again: When vpn notified me that a vpn-connection was not successful (in Gnome 3) I accidentially clicked "Don't show this notification again" (see Accidentally clicked "don't show ...
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How do I set a custom thumbnailer for audio/x-vorbis+org?

Google shows this error referenced on some Thunderbird bug, but it's not clear to me how they resolve it. Here is my issue: I have vorbis file: xdg-mime query filetype "my-file1.ogg" → output: ...
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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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gconf-editor settings not being saved

Recent gconf-editor settings In terminal gconftool-2 --type int --set /desktop/gnome/thumbnail_cache/maximum_age "-1" Cannot make setting stick. I can change the setting if the integer is a ...
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reconfigure unity-2d after downgrade

I tried enabling HUD in unity following the instructions at http://techhamlet.com/2012/01/how-to-install-the-new-hud-in-ubuntu-12-04-and-11-10/, but when I had finished, I found that it doesn't work ...
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how to remove my computer icon, home folder, and trash bin from desktop

In a previous version of Ubuntu, I used gconf-editor to add icons to the desktop, but now gconf looks confusing. How can I remove the My Computer, Home Folder, and Trash icons from my desktop?
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Gnome Tweak Tool editable via bash/python?

Is there a way to access the variables to edit via bash (or other libraries with bash or python)? Similar to how you can use 'gconftool-2' in bash to edit properties that would update them after ...
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Switch from path bar to location bar permanently in Nautilus

As most of you know, you can switch between the visual location entry, and the text based one in Nautilus, by hitting Ctrl+L. When I tried to set this value permanently in gconf-editor, it doesn't ...
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advanced permissions check boxes in nautilus missing

I can't get the advanced permissions to show in nautilus. I checked the box /apps/nautilus/preferences/show-advanced-permissions in the configuration editor and it didn't change in nautilus. I'm still ...
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When to use gconf vs dconf?

Both gconf and dconf editors are available. Given the change to dconf should we still be using gconf at all? Do changes in gconf actually do anything when running 11.10?
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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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How to set nautilus to --no-desktop via gconf

I need to set --no-desktop via gconf for nautilus, I use OpenBox. I used to just set it like this # Disable Nautilus desktop. gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false ...
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How do I fix shadowing? Used gconf editor successfully, but after logout/restart panel shadow is gone! [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 2D 11.10. To enable shadowing I used gconf-editor and the GUI for 2D settings here: How do I configure Unity 2D? Everything seems to run well; however, after restarting or log ...
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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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I encountered a gconf2 error while installing some packages, what should I do?

I got this error when installing some software: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not ...
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How do I adjust my window buttons to the left or right?

I'm trying to use gconf-editor to make an adjustment to my Windows. In the past I had the close,min,max to the "RIGHT". Now I'd like to switch back to the "LEFT". The old way doesn't seem to be ...
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Does Ubuntu have the equivalent of a registry, especially for desktop GUI items?

I've seen several references to 'Compiz Config' and a 'gnome config' application that seems to not be installed by default. Where do these config applications store their data? Is there a registry ...
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How do I configure “initiate_all_edge” for compiz?

I used to set "initiate_all_edge" on Lucid, using gconf-editor > apps > compiz > plugins > scale > screen0 > options. That way, when I move my mouse to "TopRight", scale is started. However, I'm not ...
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Problem with compiz profiles

I've been struggling with this problem for the last few days. In Oneiric compiz and unity don't get along very well and on top of that I think there's some problem with the compiz-gconf communication ...
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Change hotkeys/shortcut keys for volume control [closed]

I need to change the hotkeys for volume control, since I suffer from a bug, which disallows me to use the standard function hotkeys of my notebook. Since I have updated I to Oneiric, I am not able to ...
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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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Use gconftool-2 for other users settings

if I run gconftool-2 it works with my own profile. but I'd like to tweak the other users. is it possible to use it for other users profiles? should I "su " and only then run gconftool-2? May there ...
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Change manually the icon of a nautilus place item

I've added some of my sftp to nautilus but there is no option to change the icon of the marker, since nautilis adds directly to the places section. I searched for a gconf config but didn't found. ...
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How do i set the values of a List key through gconftool-2?

I want to change the values of a gconf list key through the terminal, i'm not sure how to do it though. gconftool-2 --type list the/key/to/modify but then i don't know how to put the values since ...
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what are the implications of re-installing gconf [closed]

due the issue mentioned in error-in-a-gconf-entries-file-breaks-my-package-manager, I am contemplating reinstalling gconf, how would that effect my system ?
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Error in a gconf .entries file breaks my package manager

I probably was out of my mind , i tried editing the /usr/share/gconf/defaults/05_panel-default-setup.entries file by hand , i messed up and finally whenever i try to install/remove anything i ...
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Wallpaper in each workspace and right-click problem

I wanna set 4 different wallpapers in my 4 workspaces by setting in CCMS (wallpaper plugin). It just only work if show_desktop (gconf-editor->apps/nautilus/preference) is unchecked. But after that I ...
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How to make changes in gconf-editor permanent

Every time I open my computer, I need to manually unset the value of button_layout in gconf-editor in /apps/metacity/general to make to the close, minimize and maximize buttons on the right side of ...
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What takes so long when toggling off the desktop?

What takes so long when toggling off the desktop? (gconf-editor , then apps > nautilus > preference > show desktop toggle) It's not that I can't do anything else in the meantime, but the pointer is ...
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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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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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How do I set custom keyboard shortcuts in Unity via gconftool? [closed]

I have added few custom keyboard shortcuts via "keyboard shortcuts" app in unity. It used to go gconf file under /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/ section in Ubuntu 10.10. But, I couldn't find the ...
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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 are the differences between gconf and dconf?

I've read a lot of discussion about a new Ubuntu configuration tool: gconf is replaced by dconf. Why is this change being made? Why is there so much debate about it? Is it too difficult to create a ...
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How do I hide a specific volume from the desktop, but keep all others?

I find the icons that show up when I plug a flash drive useful, as much as SD cards and devices. However, the icon to my Windows partition is useless. How can I hide it?
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Keyboard shortcuts not working after removing Shutter

I installed Shutter then removed it, and now Print Screen and Alt+Print Screen shortcuts are no longer triggering screenshots with gnome-screenshot. How do I restore this setting?
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txmt URL Handler for Chromium does not work

I used the instructions in the answer to this question but it won't open when I click those links in my browser. I can go to terminal, and type xdg-open and then paste the txmt link, and it will work, ...
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What does the /apps/indicator-sound/volume_mute GConf key do?

What does the /apps/indicator-sound/volume_mute GConf key do?
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How to delete/disable GNOME panels? (Existing solutions not working.)

I would like to remove the GNOME panel completely. I spend most of my time in a (tmux) terminal or a browser. Synapse and a small hidden AWN panel fit the rest of my needs. I have tried all ...
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Configuration server problem after changing /tmp mountpoint: how to solve?

I created a new partition on my hard drive because my /tmp partition was too small. I changed the mountpoint in /etc/fstab and rebooted. Every time I reboot, I get the following error message at the ...