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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem with integrating qnapi with nautilus

I have installed qnapi and I have done everything with instructions like this : "To integrate qnapi with Nautilus we need to install nautilus-actions packet and file qnapi-download.schemas which is ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Compiz Configuration with Gsettings for Focus policy

It is to my understanding that there are methods to learn of Compiz configuration with regard to its focus policy as followings. ( Perhaps there are more, but I have yet to discovered. ) ...