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Where is dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit [duplicate]

I am not able to find dconf in ubuntu-12.04 desktop-32 bit?
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Where are the settings modified by “unity-tweak-tool” stored? [duplicate]

Where are the settings as modified by "unity-tweak-tool" stored? Can they be edited with a text editor? Is there documentation, manual or help on the available options? Are there options not ...
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How do I set default view to 'list' in Nautilus file manager?

I would like to set my Nautilus "Default view" to List globally on my PC. Is this possible, if so, how do I achieve this? Linked Question (old)
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Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace?

I normally use 4 different workspaces for different things, and they are always the same. Can I make a different background image for each one of them? I would like an answer that works for GNOME 3 ...
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XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows

Ok, I've used Ubuntu with GNOME for a while, but now I'm using XUbuntu. In Ubuntu, there used to be a keyboard preference which makes the numpad more sane, it was called something like "Make Shift+...
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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 enable touchpad?

Yesterday, suddenly my touchpad on my MSI Laptop started to not respond. In other words, in Login screen, touchpad is working as expected. However, in Desktop screen, after I have logged in, touchpad ...
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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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How do I turn off “show mouse” when I press Ctrl?

I've searched everywhere in the system settings but I still can't find it.
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Do GUI based application execute shell commands in the background?

I have migrated to Ubuntu 16.04 just 2 days ago from Windows. I like the way we can customise the Unity Desktop. I am just playing around with the look and feel of the Desktop environment. Just like ...
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keyboard shortcut gnome-terminal (ctrl-tab) and (ctrl-shift-tab) in 12.04?

Keyboard shortcuts in gnome-terminal (Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab) in 12.04 don't seem to be working. Is there a setting that I dont know of?
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Scale plugin keeps forgetting hot corner settings on restart

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, which I suppose uses Compiz as well. I have Compiz Settings Manager, and make the top left and bottom left corners of my screen activate the "Scale" (like Exposé) ...
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How do I remove the dots from the lockscreen in Ubuntu 14.04?

You can remove the dots from the login screen in 12.04-13.10 using this method. How do you remove the dots from the new lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Shouldn't dconf-editor and gsettings access the same database?

This is a basically 'academic' question --- to try to understand better the configuration system innards. I understand that the dconf system is the new configuration system in gnome3 that has ...
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How do I move window buttons from left to right using command line or by editing a specific file?

I know that Ubuntu has a file hidden somewhere deep inside it that holds the old metacity values for changing the position of the menu buttons. My question is how can I do this WITHOUT Ubuntu Tweak in ...

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