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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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Increase mouse cursor size on Ubuntu Budgie 22.04

I tried all the suggestions here but none seem to work for me (after reboot/logout). Interesting that the "Budgie Desktop Settings" are 'honored' (change Style/Cursors/DMZ-Black|White) but ...
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Make dock visible at Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS a few weeks and doing some modifications at Wayland, I just want to know if there's one way to put dock-fixed in fullscreen mode without "push" windows to up, like ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Navigation keyboard shortcut problems

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 (from 20.04). It's pretty good but I have some problems. I want my shortcuts to be as follows: Switch to workspace left: <Control><Alt>Left Switch to ...
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Lockdown sharing settings

I am trying to find the dconf keys and settings that will allow me to set the Screen Sharing parameter to always "true". I want to make sure that users do not have the option to disable ...
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Update system gsettings programmatically in C++

I'm running a service that needs to update the system wide proxy settings on Ubuntu. $ gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy.http host 'my.proxy.com' $ gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy.http port ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: can't set keyboard layout

I recently upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04. I'm trying to configure my keyboard layout (italian), but when I go to Settings-->Region & Language I can't add an input source. I can press on the '+' ...
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Login loop: Gnome keyring.SystemPrompter exited with status 1 after recursive reset of gsettings

I was on this site looking for a solution to a segmentation fault that occurred when attempting to run gnome-control-center. I made the poor mistake of blindly following the solution posted here ...
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How to solve dconf-WARNING **: unable to open file '/etc/dconf/db/site'

Some cli programs on ubuntu studio (like flatpak) print out this warning: dconf-WARNING **: 06:52:56.776: unable to open file '/etc/dconf/db/site': Failed to open file “/etc/dconf/db/site”: open() ...
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ubuntu 20.04 screen recorder dconf-editor vs gsettings

I am trying to use the Ubuntu 20.04 default screen recorder. I use the shortcut Ctr+Alt+Shift+R when I need to record my screen. As some may know, the default max-length is 30s for the recording. I ...
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Cannot boot in Ubuntu after restoring Ubuntu using timeshift

recently I was using Ubuntu and I tried to delete a service called dconf-service which ended up breaking up my system But I had used a app callled time shift which is a backup application for Linux ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Gedit preferences manager does not allow interactions

I am trying to install plugins on Gedit v3.36.2 under a clean Ubuntu 20.04 installation. I'm opening the preferences but I checking/unchecking the various options doesn't work: Gedit doesn't listen! ...
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how does one bind mouse button 10 in DCONF when using wayland and xdotool does not work?

I'm using Ubuntu 21.10 with wayland. xdotool does not work with this setup. I've trying to use dconf to bind a function to a mouse button (toggle-overview). I can not find anywhere a list of the valid ...
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Why are my gnome extensions not listed in gsettings?

I want to automate my Ubuntu install and for that I also want to automatically install extensions and apply my settings. Unfortunately, if I install my extensions via the browser, I can not get my ...
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Dash app-folders

recently, I reinstalled 4 of my PC under Focal Ubuntu 20.04.3 properly (from 0, nothing). 2 are completly OK, but 2 have a strange behaviour with the dash when I want to manage apps in folders. The ...
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Favorites disappeared from dock

I'm running Ubuntu 21.10. Everything was fine until I went to add the trash icon to the dock in dconf editor and it removed all of my favorites from the dock. Also the trash icon never appeared on the ...
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gnome-power-manager Shows Only Wireless Mouse Battery, no AC or Other Devices

I'm diagnosing potential power issues with a Ubuntu 20.04 workstation and just attempted to interact with Power Statistics, a/k/a gnome-power-manager. Unfortunately, the only hardware object that ...
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How to remove side panel in Ubuntu when viewing my Activities?

I am a beginner in Linux and have installed the GNOME shell and dconf editor. I was exploring the customization features in Linux and somehow, when I press on the windows key or the "Activities&...
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gsettings command not affecting settings

I was trying to write a script that would enable and disable Do Not Disturb. As such, I was using the gsettings command to enable and disable notifications I used these two commands: gsettings set org....
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How to permanently switch "backspace" and "Enter" keys?

i want to swap the functions of Enter key and backspace . i know the key code of both of them "Enter" = 117; "Backspace" = 101; possible ways is by using the dconf editor by ...
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Misbehaviour while moving desktop icons on 20.04.2 (GNOME 3.36.8)

Every time I move an item on the desktop into a subfolder it reorders all icons on the desktop. Also newly created folders or files are placed at a random position rather than where I right clicked. ...
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Custom Ubuntu 20.04 live-CD using Cubic to change favorites, enable wifi and edge scrolling

I'm trying to customize a Ubuntu 20.04 live-CD using Cubic. I have not been able to get these 3 settings to work once the live-CD has booted: change favourites on left menu panel enable WiFi enable ...
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Change Highlight Color (dconf Editor)

Even if am in the right place, cannot change de colot of the highlighting selection. Anyone would help to do so ? Thank you very much inded !!!!!
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Title bar buttons (close, minimize, maximize) apper in system status on top bar Ubuntu 20.04, Gnome 3.36.8

I have been getting this Although I have installed both dconf-editor and gnome tweaks, I try to use dconf-editor only for features not present in gnome tweaks. I used gnome-tweaks to make sure the ...
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dconf-service using 11.5GB RAM on Kubuntu 20.04

Running Kubuntu 20.04.on Samsung Ultrabook, 12Gb RAM, 32GB Ssd, 500GB HDD. The OS is installed on the SSD and all my files are on the HDD.  After latest update, the fan run high and  the Computer ...
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How to disable the logout button, while keeping the possibility to power off?

What I want to do I have a specific user for tasks that require focus. When I log into Ubuntu with this user, I want to disable the logout button and keep only the PowerOff button What I tried ...
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Dock does not update when launching applications

I have customize the dock in Ubuntu 20.10 with dconf-editor and the following commands: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock extend-height false gsettings set org.gnome.shell....
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Custom Desktop with dconf

I would like to be able to lock my desktop down or customize it. I have read that I could do this with dconf, but I can't seem to get this to work on Ubuntu 20.04. I have installed a vanilla Ubuntu ...
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How to run multiple Firefox/Thunderbird icons on the dock? [duplicate]

If I open Firefox or Thunderbird or any other application twice, they stack on top of each other in the dock. I run GNOME 3.36 on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. How can I duplicate the icons of the applications ...
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cronopete "enable-folder-backend" does not show up in dconf Editor in 20.04

I use a combination of Timeshift and Cronopete for backups. My desktop has some internal HDDs that are used for doing backups. The system is on a separate NVMe. I was able to get this working for ...
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How to disable non-desktop application notification?

I've just installed espanso and I have received some annoying notifications like this: Because espanso isn't a desktop application so I trying to disable these notifications using dconf but I don't ...
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Problem in storage space after executing "dconf reset -f /"

I executed the command: dconf reset -f / to reset the dash to dock and other extension changes, then when i rebooted my system. Everything installed from the beginning, starting from user name ...
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How to compare dconf files of two computers and intelligently merge them with `dconf dump` or `gsettings`

I have several computers running MATE desktop and I want to merge their setup (and keep them in sync afterwards). With dconf dump / I can get configuration details, but comparing the output (with meld)...
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What's dconf value for Right Alt?

I'm trying to change my keybinding for switching input sources. dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/input-sources/xkb-options "['grp:ralt','grp_led:scroll']" grp:ralt isn't working, what would ...
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Default Applications reset to their default settings after a reboot Ubuntu 20.04

So I have this issue where the Default Applications, reset to the default state upon rebooting the system. Web: Google Chrome changes back to Firefox Mail: Mailspring -> Thunderbird Video: VLC ->...
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I accidentally deleted dconf-cli, and GRUB shows no menu

I know I'm an idiot. Long story short, thinking I was simply deleting the dconf-editor, I ran from terminal sudo apt-get --purge remove dconf-cli and now my Dell XPS 13 with 20.04 won't boot. When I ...
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How can I determine what caused a dconf key to change values?

I'm having an issue where a dconf key is changing for some reason, and I'd like to know what is causing it to change. I know that I can use dconf watch to watch for when the value changes, but I'm ...
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Cannot draw-user-backgrounds on greeter, Mate 20.04

Fresh install of Ubuntu Mate 20.04.1. Issue did not exist on earlier Mate 20.04 version. I have been running multiple users on Ubuntu for 10+ years (mostly vanilla flavor) and have never had this ...
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Enable / disable on-screen keyboard using command line

Currently, I can navigate to "accessibility settings" and turn the on-screen keyboard on or off using the settings GUI. How can I do this via the command line? so that it may be made a part ...
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How to fetch the proxy configuration of the root and other users with GSettings cmd

I have an rpm package which runs with sudo rights, that application wants to fetch the proxy configuration of the machine (should fetch the proxy configuration of users level as well), As we know we ...
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Cannot configure webcam for Cheese

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on a 64 bit Intel-based machine. I have a PCI video grabber card installed and working. I also have a USB webcam which works fine under VLC and I can see the cam details with ...
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Wacom tablet middle mouse button scrolling in Gnome ≥ 3.24/Ubuntu 20.04

This question has been asked before: how to configure a Wacom stylus such that it can be used for scrolling/panning. The only upvoted answer uses xsetwacom to achieve this. However, xsetwacom is ...
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Custom GDM3 Logo In Ubuntu 20.04 (With GNOME Shell Theme)

I'm Ronaldo, I'm having a serious problem, I installed the fresh ubuntu 20.04 LTS, I also installed the GNOME vanilla, and the GDM3 Also, then I changed the theme of the GDM3 yaru to gnome shell, with ...
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How can I find out which command/action is executed on a shortcut combination?

I have created a custom shortcut and bound the shutter -s to it: Then I tried to find out where this command is stored and checked settings by dconf-editor. But there are no information about the ...
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No natural scrolling or two-finger right click option in gui and dconf editing not working - Ubuntu 20.04 with Unity desktop

as the title indicates I cannot enable natural (australian/reverse) scrolling. I have checked the usual location, (system settings -> mouse and touchpad) but this is a minimal menu with no mention ...
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Can't increase the number of recent documents in gedit

After upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64-bit my list of recent documents in gedit returned to the default 10 only. Normally this could be easily changed with dconf, but now dconf can't find the ui max-...
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what has replaced dconf-tools for Ubuntu 20.04

This strikes me as a bit chaotic, but I'm new to Ubuntu. I want to have the option to restore open apps when I shut down or logout of Ubuntu 20.04. As usual, I did a search, and found two articles ...
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How to properly configure a dconf schema from a gschema.xml file?

Well, looking for manners of manipulate dconf keys without a GUI I realize that, only when correctly setup a dconf schema enables its key management through GSettings CLI. I also observed that ANY ...
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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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