Eve though in dconf the profiles i installed are shown

> dconf list /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/


In my terminal preferences they are not shown so that i can change the profile enter image description here

How can i resolve this issue, also i must say that i changed the curent value of profile in the dconf editor as another profile but still nothing in effect.

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Also i must say that after i manually add profiles with the '+' button in the terminal preferences, if i add a new profile with "gogh" all the profiles i created manually are deleted, just the default profile left.

2 Answers 2


The list of available profiles is stored in /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/list, and updated whenever you create or remove a profile using GNOME Terminal's Preferences panel.

(Don't ask me why it's stored under a separate key, rather than querying the list of subfolders. It might boil down to technical limitations of dconf or other possible backends behind gsettings, or legacy reasons, I'm not sure.)

  • Thank you for your answer, yes i have all my profiles in /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/list but they are not in the preferences of the gnome-terminal so that i can change it. Profiles in that path doesn't show up in the preferences of terminal, this is my issue.
    – Deku
    Commented Jan 26, 2023 at 7:02
  • Just double checking that you're indeed also talking about an entry called list, rather than the listing? Does the output of dconf read /org/gnome/terminal/legacy/profiles:/list list them all? If so then it's interesting... what if you create a new profile from the terminal's preferences dialog? Does it appear there? Maybe the entire tree where the settings are taken from is different for you, you could do a recursive dconf dump / to locate where the newly created profile is stored, that could help?
    – egmont
    Commented Jan 26, 2023 at 11:33
  • Yes it does list all of profiles here is the output ['b1dcc9dd-5262-4d8d-a863-c897e6d979b9', '14a15cca-d3d1-45b5-9191-7434f9169437', 'Aci']
    – Deku
    Commented Jan 26, 2023 at 18:09
  • This really doesn't match the llisting in your original post. Also I'm wondering if IDs that don't match the UUID format are perhaps ignored, I don't know.
    – egmont
    Commented Jan 26, 2023 at 20:28
  • That is because i resetted my profiles and than tried again. But still as you can see the list property shows that i have 3 profiles one of them being Aci which i get with gogh, but none of them listed in the terminal preferences. And what is the needed format for profile uuid's maybe i can edit them. I edited and added some new information on the original post by the way.
    – Deku
    Commented Jan 27, 2023 at 15:01

Okay i found a solution. The problem was with the wrong uuid format like @egmont said. The solution was to export the profiles with dconf dump from another working machine and get the right uuid, than importing those profiles with dconf load. After that i just added those uuids in the /profiles:/list. Ant there was the profiles in the preferences. Thanks for all the replies

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