I'm trying to find the location of the config file for gsettings, specifically referencing the number of workspaces. I know the commands:

gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ vsize 3
gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ hsize 3

but where is the file which these commands change? I did a search using

find / -name gsettings > ~/gsettings_file.txt

From this I found /usr/share/GConf/gsettings, but after searching through the files, I still could not locate the workspaces config settings.


By default the user settings are stored in ~/.config/dconf/user. This is a binary file so you can't edit it manually.

See Shouldn't dconf-editor and gsettings access the same database? for some more information about what files are used by gsettings and dconf.

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