Flatpak applications do not write in system's dconf, but they do in the one inside the sandbox. How do I browse (like with dconf-editor) sandboxed applications' configuration?

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You can use gsettings from within the sandboxed app. For example, I use Evolution via Flatpak. To enter the sandbox, run this from the terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.evolution.mail

From there, you can use gsettings as normal.

  • You mean using gsettings from the command line of the package's sandboxed shell? So, no dconf-editor for flatpaks? Dec 7, 2020 at 21:19
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    No. Even within LibreOffice, which has access to the whole system, dconf-editor doesn't exist. Dec 7, 2020 at 21:24

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