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Questions about using gsettings, the command-line version of dconf-editor, to read or modify the dconf database. Using gsettings, the schemas and keys of various programs can be viewed and altered. Sometimes hidden settings (that are not in the gui of a program) can be discovered this way.

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Mouse Pointer Jumps to Top of Windows in Ubuntu, Focus Mode Settings Not Working (23.10)

I'm experiencing an issue with my mouse pointer behavior in Ubuntu (23.10). Whenever I click on a window or menu item, the mouse pointer jumps to the top of the newly opened window instead of staying ...
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How to apply changes on dconf without restart

Have a installer script with root permissions, for made changes to dconf use the gsettings to set all values, by example: root@pc:/# DEFAULT_USER=$(id -nu 1000); root@pc:/# apt -y install dbus-x11; ...
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Setting Keyboard Shortcuts in Ubuntu 22.04 with gsettings (what's changed?)

It appears it should be relatively easy to set Super+C to launch my GNOME calculator in Ubuntu 22.04 with gsettings and the command line: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys....
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Is this a gsettings bug?

I have this script, that changes my background image to a random darkened one every couple of minutes with gsettings that I have hooked up with a cron job. #!/bin/bash # Define the directory ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 screen timeout is not working through command line

I am trying to lock GUI screen Ubuntu machine through gsettings and dconf, but I'm unable to do that. The terminal shows timeout values have changed, but in GUI leave remains old and the screen doesn'...
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Minimize and maximize button in wsl

I am currently using wsl2 with Ubuntu 22.04 on Windows 11. I am not able to see minimize/maximize button on the titlebar. I first discovered this problem with sublime text, but when I tried other apps,...
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Print screen shortcut have a different save directory from gnome-screnshot

After rebooting, the wallpaper are not loaded then I noticed that I accidentally moved the ~/Pictures directory to another location. So I put it back. But the screenshots are not saved to ~/Pictures ...
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Attempting to change desktop image in 23.10 using gsettings picture-uri-dark

I am attempting to write a simple cron script that updates my desktop image every 15 minutes using gsettings. However, despite many different iterations, I cannot reliably change the desktop in the ...
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How to change my desktop background via bash?

I am trying to set up this script to change my desktop background, but gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file://$WALLPAPER_PATH" is not working. There is no error ...
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Nautilus' sorting issues in Ubuntu 20.04

I've changed the default sorting for Nautilus in gsettings and dconf editor to 'type', which Nautilus uses to correctly sort all of my other folders. For some reason it always wants to sort my ...
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New User New Ubuntu Install 22.04: Trouble with gsettings change persisting past reboot

I am recently starting over to Linux from Windows and am just trying out Ubuntu 22.04 now. So far I have not made any major changes to the system other than installing a few snap applications. One ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 change default settings for all new users

I'm trying to find a way to change default settings for all new users, for example the applications in dock, desktop icons, default homepage, etc... Using dconf, extensions, and tweaks, I've setted a ...
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Set nemo file manager preferences via cli, array data type

I use the following commands to override default settings in Ubuntu UI, which works fine: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Yaru-dark' gsettings set org.nemo.preferences show-home-...
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Using dconf write or gsettings set several times overwrite the previous command

I would like to remap several different keys of my keyboard.Namely: I want to remap caps Lock to escape function and remap left alt to right alt function. For this I used the following commands: dconf ...
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Centering the gnome terminal or console window on start-up

Using Ubuntu 22.04, I want either my gnome terminal or console to start centered on the screen. Bard AI told me to use this command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences center-new-...
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Export dconf settings by reading .config/dconf of another user

Is there a way to export dconf settings by reading some .config/dconf/ tree from another user (say, user2), instead of the current user1? I have a problem whereby I cannot log into a Gnome session ...
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What are the available key types in glib schemas?

In a glib schema.xml, keys should have a name and a type, like this: <key name="keyname" type="b"> <default>true</default> <summary>...</summary&...
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60 Sec shutdown delay in ubuntu 20.04

I want to remove 60 sec delay when i press power button. I used "gsettings set org.gnome.SessionManager logout-prompt false". After i entered that line in terminal it works except lock on ...
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What is the key for workspace count in Ubuntu 22.04?

I want to automate the workspace count mentioned in How to disable multiple workspaces on Ubuntu 22.04? I would prefer to use gsettings but I can't find the key. What is the key there?
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Switching between same application windows with scroll wheel on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Dock

I searched a lot and couldn't really find an answer how to switch between windows of the same application in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Dock (See screenshot). ATTEMPT 1 Configure gsettings (based on answers ...
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Some xkb variants missing from Gnome Settings in Ubuntu 22.04

I've been trying to get the Swedish nodeadkeys layout to work on Ubuntu 22.04 (Wayland). With X11 it's easy: setxkbmap -variant nodeadkeys se On Wayland however, this doesn't work. Going to the Gnome ...
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Exploring gnome settings of a non-running system disk

I've read, e.g. here: How to save GNOME settings in a file? that gnome settings are stored in a binary database, therefore I guess I won't be able to look at those binary files manually (I don't even ...
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How to disable Save-As Dialog dropdown menu?

When I go to save stuff, a dropdown appears that I want to disable. I never use the dropdown and it gets in the way of functional use by requiring additional clicks to get rid of it. How can I disable ...
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How to edit terminal word boundary characters?

Highlighted text in the default gnome terminal incorrectly includes word boundary characters which should be ignored for example when I double click on &freq_domain_magnitude_buffer_a2i it ...
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I can't disable the "click to minimize" feature

I recently installed Ubuntu 22.04 and, following an online guide, I activated the "click to minimize" feature. I don't exactly remember, but I believe I used the CLI way, executing the ...
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Update Background via the commandline Ubuntu 22.04

I have a script that I have been running for years on my computer that updates the background image to a new image every minute and functions as a clock. I was wondering how to update the desktop ...
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Which gsettings keys are modified when changing the color from the Appearance menu? [duplicate]

I'm working on a shell script that simultaneously changes the theme and color palette of the system and some applications like guake. The script uses gsettings for the system theme and should be able ...
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gnome app grid incomplete applcation names

In the applications view, the app names are truncated. I can't seem to find a setting relating to this with gsettings or Google. All I found was "this issue was fixed in GNOME 40," although ...
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How can I always show the mouse pointer on a touchscreen laptop?

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04, and when I touch the screen, the mouse pointer disappears until I use the trackpad to move it outside the current window. I'd prefer to have the pointer visible at all ...
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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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Defaulting to or Persisting "Always on Visible Workspace"

How do I make the "Always on Visible Workspace" option persist across Suspend, login, and reboot? I use this option daily with the same few app windows. The "AoVW" option resets to ...
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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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Every keystroke in the Gnome Activities search bar opens a new terminal

I've been experiencing this weird behaviour for about a month and a half -- Every time a key is pressed within the Activities search bar of Gnome, a new Terminator tab is opened. For instance, if I ...
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Can I make my own .deb's that modify files created by other .debs?

For example, I'd like all the Ubuntu Desktops that I deploy to have some customization's to the settings found in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/, but if i edit those files, and then do apt update &&...
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How to make clicking the sidebar icon to show a quickview of all of the opened instances of the similar app? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 20.04,is it possible to make clicking the sidebar icon to show a glance of all of the opened instances of the similar app? Is there any plugin or other OTC GNOMEish desktop manager with ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 21.04 remove trash, user and drive icon from desktop?

I want to remove the trash icon, the home icon as well as the drives from my desktop. I've removed them in Ubuntu 20.04, but after updating, they were there again: I tried: gsettings set org.gnome....
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Move and remove icons in the Unity Dock

Is there an easy way to add or remove icons in the Unity Dock from the command line? I would have expected something like gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions..., but most solutions require Python ...
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Can I give filenames an opaque background on the desktop? They are hard to read against a busy wallpaper pattern

In Ubuntu 20.10, it's hard to read the names of items on my desktop when I use a busy wallpaper background image. Can I change a setting or something to make the text blocks have an opaque background?
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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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How Can I Disable Spesific Hotkeys With GSettings in Ubuntu?

I could not find the right schema and commands to disable hotkeys in Ubuntu with gsettings. How can I disable some hotkeys? For example if I want to disable ALT+TAB what command should I use on ...
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How do gsettings interact and/or conflict with exported enviroment variables? (Ubuntu 20.04)

I am behind a corporate fire wall and have been trying to set up my proxy settings by using export in a shell script located in /etc/profile.d/proxy.sh (see, e.g., How to set system-wide proxy ...
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How to completely disable Pop_OS plugin? [duplicate]

I don't remember how I installed the Pop_OS theme on my Ubuntu, but I want to get rid of it as when I restarted my laptop after installing this it's causing malfunctioning. My settings won't open, but ...
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Command-Line Way to Make Update Notifier Check Daily

Is there a way to make the update notifier check for updates daily (like you could in Software & Updates) from the command line or by editing a file? I checked the GSettings schemas, but didn't ...
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Can we change the default mouse cursor highlight color

If we enable mouse highlight ❯ gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.peripherals.mouse locate-pointer true on pressing and releasing Ctrl key the mouse cursor gets highlighted. Can we change the ...
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Command to switch on/off sharing Ubuntu desktop

I'm looking for the command for switch on or off sharing from Ubuntu settings, to be able to share image, audio, or complete remote desktop control. In Ubuntu bionic, for example, default desktop, up ...
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GSettings key hi-dpi-factor not found in schema

I am almost a beginner to ubuntu. I installed a "netspeed" extension using the guide from here ubuntuhandbook. Its working fine but when I open gnome-tweaks to configure its settings, it ...
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Why is output from gsettings list-recursively slightly different when run from cron

I have run gsettings list-recursively locally from the terminal while logged into X11 on Ubuntu 20.04. Then I also configured a user-based cron job to run gsettings list-recursively from the cron and ...
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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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