Is there an equivalent to gconf-editor for GSettings/dconf?

I know that I can use gsettings set ... on the command line, but that's a bit inconvenient (especially with list types).

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There's dconf-editor, which is the equivalent to gconf-editor. To install it, run this command:

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

For old Ubuntu versions (before 14.04), dconf-editor is provided by the dconf-tools package. You can install it by running this command:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
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    Yes, but note askubuntu.com/questions/416556/…
    – Rmano
    Feb 10, 2014 at 16:13
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    Currently, provided by dconf-editor package. (I'm using Ubuntu 14.04)
    – user.dz
    Jan 27, 2015 at 12:37
  • @TomBerghuis right above yours. Oct 4, 2020 at 22:01
  • dconf-editor doesn't actually look into gsettings database.
    – tsilvs
    Jan 21 at 16:23

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