I would like to do a fresh install of cheese. I have purge-removed the package and re-installed but when I open up cheese it has my old settings. Where are the cheese config files located? I would like to remove the cheese config file and I have tried searching for the config file in my home directory with

~ $ find -name '*cheese*'

But I still can't find it. I am running ubuntu 12.10.


In the habit of Gnome applications, Cheese stores its configuration data in the dconf configuration system rather than in plain files.

To access that, you could use a GUI program called dconf-editor from the package dconf-tools Install dconf-tools Ubuntu package:

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Cheese uses the /apps/cheese /org/gnome/cheese(since 14.04) gconf path:

Ubuntu Cheese dconf-editor screenshot

You could easily play with the settings (they all typically have well-documented schemata displayed in the bottom of the dconf-editor window), and, ultimately, wipe the settings clean by resetting the values to defaults (non-defaults are highlighted with bold font as you can see on my screenshot).

Besides dconf-editor, you can also do this from the command line:

gsettings reset-recursively org.gnome.Cheese:/apps/cheese
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    As of 14.04, the path in dconf-editor that seems to have effect is /org/gnome/cheese. Changing /apps/cheese does not seem to have effect. – sup Jul 31 '14 at 11:08

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