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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 ...
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Set default mode in gcalctool

I often use gcalctool, to quickly convert a number between "binary/hex/decimal". For this I find the "Programming" mode of gcalctool useful. I can select this using "Mode → Programming" from the ...
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Two gedit plugins clash. How to change shortcut keys, or enable/disable a plugin

Gedit has two plugins from Gnome's Gedit Plugins page which I both particularly want... Multi-edit Control Your Tabs However they both vie for the same shortcut keys: Ctrl+PageUp and ...
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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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Why do I have to enter my password twice when changing proxy settings?

When I change the proxy settings and apply them system-wide, I always have to enter my super-user password, as anyone could expect. However, I have to do that twice : once for "proxy settings" and ...
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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. ...
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Which gconf-editor setting effects the “on-top” relationship of Parent/Child windows and dialogs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I group/un-group parent/child windows? I've lost track of which setting I tweaked in gconf-editor. Now, my child windows/dialogs stay on-top of the parent. ... ...
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What Terminal command will dump all Gconf keys and values? ie the ones seen in gconf-editor

I can output a single key-value, as per the following example: gconftool-2 --get /apps/panel/applets/clock_screen0/object_type bonobo-applet How can I dump the entire gconf database? ... ...