Questions about using gsettings, the command-line version of dconf-editor, to read or modify the dconf database. Using gsettings, the schemas and keys of various programs can be viewed and altered. Sometimes hidden settings (that are not in the gui of a program) can be discovered this way.

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gsettings and anacron

I wrote a script to change my desktop background. I want this script to run on anacron because I often turn my computer off at night. I've tested parts of the script, and I think the problem is with ...
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gsettings key not listed in dconf

I wonder why in my beta of 12.10. the gsettings key com.canonical.indicator.session is not listed in dconf-editor. I can switch the value via: gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session suppress-...
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Change gsettings for other (all) users remotelly

I configure several Ubuntu 12.04/13.10 computers remotely using cfengine3. I am wondering how I can add an item to the Launcher for all users. I am aware that I need to set com.canonical.Unity....
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How to remove 'system settings' from title bar of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I want to remove System settings, Displays, software up to Date from the unity bar (title bar) of the new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
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I can't put icons on Ubuntu 16.04 gnome-fallback desktop

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome, but using Gnome-fallback (metacity). I can't drag and drop icons from the application pull-down menu, but when I copied my backup from my external hard drive, which ...
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Any setup to version control ALL ubuntu settings?

Just now, I had to google for the third time in my life on how to disable that thing in Ubuntu, where you hold the super key and a help window pops up. Granted, there was a few months in between, but ...
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More than 12 custom key bindings in Ubuntu Mate

Using gsettings or dconf-editor, one may set 12 general purpose keys to arbitrary commands in Ubuntu Mate 14 (in the schema org.mate.Marco.global-keybindings, keys run-command-1 through run-command-12)...
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Autostart with AutostartCondition

I want to run a program at a certain condition. So I have created a .desktop file and put it in /etc/xdg/autostart. the contents of the desktop file are: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=...
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How to temporarily disable Xfce monitor power off via bash

I have set up my monitor to go off after some minutes of inactivity, but when watching an internet stream in a browser this is unwanted, thus I'd like to have bash command that to disable (and later ...
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Changes via Gio.Settings don't take effect

As the title suggests, I am trying to alter gsettings via python's Gio module on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ( a user over at Unix & Linux site said the script bellow works on Arch, so it may be Ubuntu-...
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Scripting dconf changes

I've written a simple script for our Ubuntu machines at college which sets some dconf overrides to set the theme, background etc. However I cannot seem to get it to correctly set the login screen ...
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How do I display X keyboard layout?

In Ubuntu 14.04, I am switching keyboard layouts with X: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.keyboard active false setxkbmap -layout "us,ru" -option "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,...
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Resolution Scaling on 4k Laptop

I've tried following directions at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/HiDPI and http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/linux-hidpi-support-for-gnome-kde-xfce-cinnamon-and-firefox/ to make my Ubuntu ...
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How to get a list (from shell) of Icon Themes installed?

I'm developing a simple script for change the icon theme with Unity. How could I know all the current (Ubuntu & Unity) System Icon Themes with a shell command? There are a few folders in /usr/...
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Upgrade to 14.04 broke gsettings

I have a cron job which runs every 30 minutes that changes the background image by running this bash script: #!/bin/bash export DISPLAY=:0 export GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf wpdir="/home/username/...
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How to **really** empty dconf com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites?

I want to completely, unconditionally remove all icons from Unity Launcher, so that no icons are ever displayed there. For that, I found out that dconf setting with the key of com.canonical.Unity....
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Editing Gsettings from Cron via script doesn't work

So, I'm trying to change my theme from a light to a dark version in the evening, and vica versa in the morning. However, Gsettings doesn't work from Cron, and the solutions posted here and here don't ...