Questions tagged [dconf]

dconf is a configuration system which includes a database of settings and a tool (also called dconf) to read and write it.

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dconf-editor shortcuts don't work

I'm used to work with 6 workspaces. I can assign shortcuts to change to anyone of them trough the settings menu > shortcuts, and it works. But it only offers the "option" to stablish shortcuts for ...
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dconf system-db keys not applying (Ubuntu 20.04 - Gnome Shell 3.36.1)

I've been trying to build a enterprise desktop using Ubuntu 20.04 but have been unable to get gnome to read the dconf keys and locks from the system-db without disabling the user configurable dconf ...
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How do I only dump dconf settings I've customized? [duplicate]

Is there any way with dconf to export a file with only the customizations I've made?
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What is the difference between always-on-top and toggle-above dconf variables on GNOME 3?

In Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver with GNOME 3 org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings is the path to manipulate default window management dconf variables. Inside this path we can find always-on-top and toggle-...
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Settings not changing through gsettings command

I'm trying to customize my Ubuntu installation using gsettings but upon new changes nothing happens using the gsettings command. For example I go to the terminal and I type gsettings set org.gnome....
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Top bar customization with dconf-editor in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

I've made Ubuntu dock transparent with dconf-editor by changing background-opacity value to 0 in the path /org/gnome/shell/extensions/dash-to-dock/. But I don't see a path to edit top bar transparency ...
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Why do gsettings and dconf return different values?

According to this post, it seems like gsettings uses dconf as a backend. I would therefore expect the following commands to output the same result: $ gsettings get org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/...
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Does dconf default terminal profile UUID change between Ubuntu installations?

I would like to make my dconf setting portable, thus I'm writing it out to a file with dconf dump / > file. However, when it comes of terminal profile setting, my profile UUID is included [org/...
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What exactly do dash-to-dock intellihide and intellihide-mode dconf variables do on GNOME 3?

At least since 18.04 Bionic Beaver, maybe previously, dash-to-dock GNOME extension was defined as system default dock application and its settings are stored through dconf. One of those got me ...
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How do I export my custom keyboard shortcuts as a json to use in the GNOME extension “Shortcuts”?

I tried using gsettings get on my custom keyboard shortcuts, but it came out as an .xml file. I need to get it as a .json file in order to use them with the "Shortcuts" GNOME extension (the one where ...
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Why does dconf-editor think that my schema does not exist? [closed]

Using a fairly simple schema, with a single boolean key, I have not been able to get dconf-editor to accept that the key is actually defined anywhere and when I navigate to the key from dconf-editor, ...
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cursor-size change with dconf-editor not saved on reboot [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 16.04, and have added the below config: $ cat /etc/dconf/db/local.d/locks/00_default-interface /org/gnome/desktop/interface/cursor-size I have changed cursor-size from 24 to 60, ...
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gnome 'focus-new-windows: strict' not working in one situation

On ubuntu 18.04.3, gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences focus-new-windows 'strict' does not work if I open a CSV file from a web browser and an instance of LibreOffice is already open. Here ...
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dconf remove obsolete panel object [duplicate]

I have a persistent obsolete object on the panel. The application was removed several updates ago and I see errors chromium.desktop not found. I have installed the dconf-editor through which I can ...
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How to prevent windows from being mapped underneath (z-order) the Gnome Top Bar?

(See the end of the question for details on versions of things I'm running). How do I ensure that windows open up below the Gnome Top Bar such that the Top Bar does not obscure the edge of the window?...
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How to remove a user entry from dconf?

By mistake, I added an entry called com.canonical.unity.devices.blacklist to dconf when trying to lock the value for the blacklist key under com->canonical->unity->devices. How can I remove it? Here ...
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Buttons on the left [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is any way to put all the buttons (max, min and close) to the left since in retouches only puts it in some applications and with the latest version of gnome does not let ...
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how to disable automount of usb drive in ubuntu 19.10?

I tried follow steps which worked in 18.04 but it does not work for 19.10: Create a file /etc/dconf/pofile/local with following content: # cat /etc/dconf/pofile/local user-db:user ...
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Where to get Gnome Night Light source code?

I had thought of asking this question on Stackoverflow but there all the "Night Light" references are for Windows 10 Night Light. Too bad Microsoft and Gnome Developers didn't draw straws for who ...
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Accidentally set 'sleep-inactive-ac-timeout' too low

My desktop is on AC power and is set to suspend after a certain amount of time. $ gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac-type 'suspend' Then I ran this command: ...
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Using dconf or another command line tool how can I make a user with sudo a Gnome Administartor

I have gotten my system into a state where there are no Gnome users with account type "Administrator" all the users are "Standard." Note: Gnome Administrator is not the same thing as sudo. I can ...
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How to use `gsettings set` to configure GNOME shell extension called `Log Out Button`?

I am not able to use gsettings set to configure the GNOME shell extension called Log Out Button. I had downloaded the extension's zip file from here. Thereafter, I extracted its directories and files ...
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Cannot change save location for Gnome screenshot on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and default screenshot save location is in Pictures. I don't want my Pictures folder to be flooded by my screenshot so I changed it to a folder called 'Screenshots'. But ...
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Problems removing a package

I'm having an issue removing libdb5.3 from my Ubuntu 19.04 (fresh install). I upgraded today because I was stuck and unable to update/upgrade anything on 18.04 due to a known issue so I decided it ...
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What is the gsettings schema for Settings > Universal Access > Sounds Keys

look I'm using Ubuntu 19.04 and currently trying to enable the sound keys from a command line but not sure where to look for the schema. At first, I thought it was gsettings set org.gnome.desktop....
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ubuntu 16.04: nautilus ignores keys in dconf and gsettings

****** UPDATE - now fixed, see below ****** There is a mismatch between the preferences accessed via the nautilus menu and the values seen by dconf or gsettings. From the terminal I get: $ ...
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Problem with Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04, settings doesn't change or saved

This is my story. Some months ago I installed an update to 16.04 which made the launcher and dock disappear. While trying my best to make it come back I must have made a mistake as - the system ...
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installation - Can't install Shotwell on Ubuntu 19.04, dconf-tools is missing

When I use sudo apt-get install shotwell, I get: Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that ...
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dconf-editor loses settings [closed]

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04 on a new ASUS laptop, and dconf-editor does not keep the changes that I make in executable-text-activation (in /org/gnome/nautilus/preferences). I think that ...
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dconf in Anacron

If I run the following script as a non-su user from a terminal it works and the dconf-settings.ini is updated with a file size of 17.2kB. However if I run the same script in Anacron the dconf-settings....
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Difference between dconf power settings and Upower.conf?

Ubuntu 18.04. I am fiddling with settings on my Dell 7490 laptop to have it not go to sleep when on low battery. I have got it to work but only after combining dconf settings in org.gnome.settings-...
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How do I change the gnome keyboard shortcuts defaults? [closed]

Gnome keyboard shortcuts is a weird mixture of <Super> and <Alt> bindings. E.g., Switch applications Super+Tab Switch system controls Ctrl+Alt+Tab Switch system ...
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Problem with Super + Grave global shortcut

My goal: open Yakuake or Tilda terminal with Super + Grave (backtick, tilde, `) shortcut in Gnome. What I could achieve is only holding Super + pressing Grave twice. A little background. By default ...
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How to create, configure and apply dconf custom keyfile/gschema for an existing Gnome 3 object?

I want to customize the top panel date time format as a strftime string. I have already achieved this by installing the very splendid 'Clock Override' extension, but looking at dconf documentation, ...
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How do I get the font scaling factor from cli?

How do I get the font scaling factor in Ubuntu? I need to find the appropriate way to get this value for Gnome, KDE and other systems. I need to know which function to call in order to obtain this ...
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dconf settings reset on restart session [duplicate]

I've modified org/gnome/desktop/app-folders/folder-children to be equal to [] and whenever I reboot or log out, it gets reset to ['Utilities', 'Sundry', 'YaST']. This is really annoying because I don'...
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Dconf settings in ~/.config/dconf/user.d/ not loaded

I've created valid keyfiles for configuring my Gnome terminal and placed them in ~/.config/dconf/user.d/termnial.conf but those settings are not getting picked up by the dconf system. Is this the ...
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Show year in date time in top panel

I am trying to get the year to display in my top panel. The %Y should show it but it does not. %a %b %d %Y, %I:%p
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Customize date format

When I use Dconf-Editor to customize my date format, I get this.
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Does dconf remove/rewrite the configuration files placed in ~/.config/[program] when using 'reset' command?

As much as I know the files that keep the various programs' settings are placed in ~/config/[program]. Today I've encountered to question 1035307. The answer mentioned dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gedit/ ...
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dconf database how to remove duplicate & triplicates?

My gsettings database has many entries that are duplicated or triplicated. Some are "normal" single entries. $ gsettings --schemadir /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas list-recursively | grep button-power ...
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double click on text in terminal selects beyond word boundary

Ubuntu 18.10 gnome terminal 3.30.1 In gnome terminal when I double click on below word background it only makes sense it should highlight only the word background background=true however it ...
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GNOME Night Light Setting from the Command Line

How do I turn the GNOME night light on or off from the command line? I've got the command gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.color night-light-enabled but don't know what flag/argument/...
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Xubuntu 18.04: basic terminal emulator where the cursor blinks normally?

This is related to why does the cursor freeze in terminals?. Many terminal emulators (including the native xfce4-terminal) are built with GTK. Unfortunately, GNOME decided that cursor blinking was ...
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How can I change sleep timeout when on AC on Ubuntu MATE?

I used dconf editor to change my sleep timeout to 300 seconds when on AC, but the change doesn't seem to be effective. I'm using ubuntu MATE 18.04 Is the sleep timeout not configurable?
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'gsettings' throws error while setting scroll wheel to switch between windows on Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity) to 18.04 (GNOME 3). I am trying to recover some Unity features I enjoy, such as switching between windows with just scrolling the mouse wheel over ...
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changing PrintScreen screenshot directory in Lubuntu

I'm using the most recent version of Lubuntu based on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS I read this October 2017 discussion on the topic Change the location of saved screenshot when screenshot taken by printscreen ...
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Mapping super key to input source switch in Ubuntu 18.04

I've been using Ubuntu for over 10 years now, and am very used to mapping the super key as my language (input) switch (instead of the current default, which is super+space). However, in Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Energy settings with dconf Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome 3

The energy settings for "Blank screen" is set default on 5 minutes. You can edit them with the gnome-control-center, but I would like to have some dconf / gsettings to change the value. It's about ...
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Edit Gnome-Terminal profile from command line on 18.04

I am attempting to edit Gnome-Terminal profiles from the command line using gsettings. In order to use gsettings I need to know the keys and values contained in each profile. My problem is that dconf-...

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