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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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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Dconf load only first 4 custom shortcuts

I am using: dconf load / < myCustomSettings but dconf load only first 4 keyboard shorctuts. When I remove shortcut number 3 it will load next one. Why? # -------------------- KEYBOARD ...
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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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Set keyboard short cut for switching backwards browser tabs

I have Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME and I am using Google Chrome as a browser. I can switch through the tabs with ctrl+Tab and I would like to change the switching back short cut from ctrl+Shift+Tab to let'...
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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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Are keybindings no longer restricted to dconf?

I updated gnome-control-center (aka gnome settings) today. So far I'd been using the version that comes with 20.04 by default. There is a major change in the UI of "keyboard shortcuts". It's ...
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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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Decrease cursor size lower than 24 in Ubuntu 20.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04. I need to make the cursor size lower than 24, but I can't do it in settings or in dconf-editor. When I set the cursor size lower than 24 in dconf-editor, the cursor ...
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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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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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