Earlier, when I used to do gsettings get org.gnome. Tab , a list of different options used to get listed. But then I changed some settings and updated my computer and found out today that Tab auto completion is not working in gsettings and dconf either.

How do I set Tab auto completion again ?

Although Tab auto completion is working fine in shell when I have to auto complete the name of a utility or name of a file.

I'm using bash version 4.4.12(1)

Output of apt-cache policy bash-completion

   Installed: 1:2.1-4.3
   Candidate: 1:2.1-4.3
   Version table:
  *** 1:2.1-4.3 500
        500 http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
  • Which shell are you using? If it is bash, Can you please check bash-completion package is available in your system? – Thushi Jul 24 '17 at 12:04
  • Is your plan still to reinstall? – Jeff Schaller Jul 29 '17 at 12:00
  • @JeffSchaller Yes, I would reinstall my OS sometime soon to see if this is resolved after that, why ? You're also facing the same problem ? I would update in the comments if it works after re-installation. – GypsyCosmonaut Jul 29 '17 at 17:54

Assuming bash, Since OP haven't mentioned which shell is being used!

In order to list out or auto complete the schema files from XDG_DATA_DIR your distro should have bash-completion package installed. If it's not available please do install it using apt-get install bash-completion and restarting the terminal should work!

  • I checked and found out, this package was already installed. I'm using Bash 4.4.12(1) – GypsyCosmonaut Jul 24 '17 at 12:20
  • @GypsyCosmonaut: I am not talking about bash but bash-completion. Can you please paste the output of apt-cache policy bash-completion ? – Thushi Jul 24 '17 at 12:27
  • Updated my question – GypsyCosmonaut Jul 24 '17 at 12:41
  • Ok, It looks fine. So, still it doesn't work? if you have installed it now. Please do restart the terminal! – Thushi Jul 24 '17 at 12:47
  • Restarted, the gnome-terminal. Doesn't work. – GypsyCosmonaut Jul 24 '17 at 12:51

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