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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: move_to_side_w = ['<Primary><Alt>KP_4'] doesn't work (still uses KP_Left)

I'm trying to use combos like Ctrl+Alt+4 (on the numeric keypad) to move windows to the left half of the screen. I normally have NumLock on. In dconf editor's /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/ ...
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Might have edited something in dconf-editor, not sure how to undo

I was trying to follow these instructions so that I could get rid of the swipe up screen that Ubuntu goes to when it has been idle for a while. Disable lock screen does not disable the slide up lock ...
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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 dconf database ~/.config/dconf/user/ has many entries that are duplicated or triplicated. Some are "normal" single entries. To display gsettings in GUI I used this one-liner answer. Then I: ...
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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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What is the gsettings equivalent of this dconf command

I am trying to write a bash script that modifies the default gnome-terminal profile (gnome 3). I have read that gsettings is the appropriate interface to use for this, but I can only seem to get the ...
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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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How to disable mouse acceleration on ubuntu 18.04

My mouse has mouse acceleration and is too fast in ubuntu 18.04. Creating 90-mouse.conf in xorg.conf.d doesn't work. And when gnome will switch from xorg to wayland, these xorg.conf files wont work ...
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mapping between dconf dump output and gsettings schemas

For example : dconf dump / | grep mouse [org/mate/desktop/peripherals/mouse] .... So if I want to make a gsettings command based on this output, I look to gsettings to list the schemas, but.... (...
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Looping login after foolish compiz setting tweaks

After messing around with compiz and ignoring a perfectly good warning that told me this could make my desktop unusable... I am unable to login to Ubuntu (on my work lappy...yay), it simply loops back ...
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ubuntu 18 save session not working

I am using ubuntu 18, and need to be able to shutdown the pc, and keep the apps working for the next time I start the pc. I've tried to allow hibernation and set up the shutdown button to hibernate, ...
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' dconf reset -f / ' will this command remove the data in hard disk of ubuntu or not?

Will the command dconf reset -f / remove data from the hard disk where I've installed Ubuntu?
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Larger thumbnails in Image Viewer (eog) or gThumb

I'm looking at images in full-screen mode with the thumbnail strip - both gThumb and eog work well, but the thumbnails are very small. So: In eog, I go to [bar menu] > image gallery. The thumbnails ...
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dconf and gettings show different results

My 18.04 laptop is not auto suspending on AC, although I can manually suspend it from the logout dialog, so there is no hardware issue. For testing purposes, I have tried a 60 second suspend. I am ...
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How do I get rid of this flatpak dconf-WARNING?

I installed flatpak and one application. I have now removed both flatpak and that application, and I'm getting this message for AFAICS whenever I start a GUI application (for example, meld or pluma): ...
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How can I restore more windows than just my browser using dconf-editor?

System: Ubuntu 18.04 Cinnamon 3.8.3 dconf-editor 3.28.0 I have been trying to save my workspace sessions so that when I start up my system, all the programs I want to open are there and ready to go, ...
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Editor on Ubuntu

Why does the system and the desktop not appear in the Configuration Editor ?
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How to ‘lockdown’ system-wide settings with `dconf`

I want to ‘lockdown’ a particular key/value combination in dconf, so that only superusers will be able to modify that particular setting. In order to achieve this it is necessary to add a ‘lock’ to ...
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Nautilus does not show thumbnails anymore in list view 100% zoom

Since I upgraded to Bionic Beaver, I don't see the thumbnails in list view anymore when the zoom level is 100%. I must zoom to 150% to see them. How to change that back ? I did not find any obvious ...
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Disable Shutdown and Restart for ALL users

I run a small computer lab for students, consisting of 8 computers running Ubuntu 16.04.4. The students are not used to Linux, so they often confuse Logout with Restart and Shutdown, effectively ...
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Change Date Format, no “indicator menu on” canonical in dconf Editor [duplicate]

When I want to change date format, no "indicator menu on" canonical in dconf Editor. So, how do I change date format on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic? No indicator menu on GUI:
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Gnome: Keyboard shortcut to move to workspace 7 (or higher)

In Gnome I can have a fixed number of workspaces. As I have ten number keys, I have created ten workspaces. So I want Super+1 to switch to workspace 1, Super+2 to switch to workspace 2 and so on. I ...
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What commands do keybindings in GNOME run, if any?

How do I figure out what command keybindings execute? When we add a custom shortcut, it asks us for a command that the shortcut should run. Naturally, it seems that the default shortcut should also ...
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Ubuntu gnome 17.10 - safe to reset gsettings?

I have a while ago installed a very useless extension to emulate the unity top/menur bar in gnome, which was ruined the menubar in a few applications running on my machine, as shown here and in here. ...
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Windows button to the left

So basically, I managed to move my windows button to the left and applied it to the whole system EXCEPT the buttons whenever I open the file menu. How do I solve this matter? is this because of the ...
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Disabling specific keys in dconf [duplicate]

I am looking at locking a system down and need to disable specific keys and shortcuts so they can't be used whilst Firefox is in full-screen mode. An example being pressing F12 will give the user ...
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How to disable/enable ctrl + alt + num pad of window positionting command?

I have referred this Link. According I have followed the instruction and disabled the shortcut keys and checked in dconf-editor it was disabled but the thing is that still shortcut keys are working ...
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Where this Activate the window menu (Alt+space) in dconf locate?

By referring to this question, I have known where to disable these shortcuts in System Settings. But how can I disable through dconf. I have tried: dconf load / << EOF [org/gnome/desktop/wm/...
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What are some methods to fix a broken Unity *session* (no re-login)

The top bar with the applets and the main system menu is missing but, what's worse, dconf and gsettings have no effect even though dconf-service is running. What methods would you try that don't ...
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Is it possible to remove schema in dconf database?

I have executed below specify code: dconf load / << EOF [org/compiz/profiles/unity-lowgfx/plugins/core12] toggle-maximized=['disabled'] EOF The above specified schema was not valid, but ...
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How to disable Toggle Maximization State in Ubuntu 16.04?

How to disable Toggle Maximization State in VM Ubuntu 16.04. I have tried to disable Toggle Maximization State by setting values in dconf database. dconf load / << EOF [org/gnome/desktop/wm/...
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How do I backup all files? (.dbus and dconf backup problems)

What are /home/user/.cache/dconf and /home/user/.dbus? Why does their backup fail? I tried following this 2013 answer (see code below) but while it allowed me to backup the above files, now I am told ...
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Programmatically set default applications in Gnome?

I want to set Chromium as my default web browser in Gnome. I could use the GUI (Settings → Details → Default Applications), but I much prefer to script such customizations using gsettings or similar ...
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Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 layout switcher shortcut does not rotate

Recently I installed Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 on my Dell XPS15, but currently I am having an issue with layout switching. I've added 3 layouts to my system. Using default key combination to switch layout, ...
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How do I change the menu clock formatting to say “Mon, 18 Dec” instead of “Mon Dec 18”?

I have found this instruction to install dconf-editor, but I do not know the %letter formatting to switch "Mon Dec 18" to "Mon, 18 Dec", nor do I see how to use dconf Editor to accomplish this task.
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How to save GNOME settings in a file?

I save my configuration in a Git repository to restore it easily later. Recently, I stumbled upon an issue where needed to change GNOME settings with the gsettings command. Is there a way to save ...
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gsettings custom screenshot folder not applied [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 17.10, I try to change the default screenshot directory used to save the image when I press PrtSc. Settings were applied in dconf-editor. I see the changes made in the custom value box. But ...
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dconf errors in xinetd output stream

I have a custom xinetd server process that formerly worked, but it now generates errors when dconf warning messages are printed into the output stream. I think it is a configuration issue, but I can't ...
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Static ordering of keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu 17.10

Just installed Ubuntu 17.10 and it seems that the keyboard layout switching has changed its behavior. In the previous version of Ubuntu (such as 16.04 Unity), if I have 3 different keyboard layouts (...
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Error after reinstall, “dconf-CRITICAL Permission denied. dconf will not work properly.”

I'm on a reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04, and noticed that the default web browser won't start. I tried through the terminal, but get an error message about denied permissions (below). Ideas of how to fix ...
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How can I change gsettings in Gnome 3 for multiple users at once?

Scenario: Appliance has an Admin account, and a restricted user account. When the admin changes the date/time format, they would like that change to reflect in the user account as well.
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dconf/user all over the filesystem

(Sorry, I am aware that this question sounds rather stupid:) Somehow my system generates in all kind of places within my home directory tree directories called dconf, containing a single binary file ...
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Touchpad is not showing up in the dconf Editor?

I am running Ubuntu gnome 16.04 and wanted to create key bindings to change programs with horizontal scroll, like MacOS. But when I go into dconf Editor: org > gnome > settings-daemon > peripherals > ...