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`dconf` is a low-level, key-based configuration system. It replaces `GConf` and its main purpose is to provide a backend to `GSettings`.

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get gnome terminal profile id used in dconf editor

I am using gnome terminal 3.36.1.1 I am trying to set gnome terminal settings using command line. For example, to change keybindings I use: #!/bin/sh gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy....
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How to remove Starred tab in Gnome Nautilus with dconf?

Gnome Nautilus has this Starred tab that I don't use and want to remove: How to do it with dconf? I believe there's an option to do it but couldn't find it yet. The answer to a similar question ...
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Edit list of Favorite apps in Applications menu in Gnome Classic Centos7?

I'm running a CentOS 7 + GNOME Classic (Gnome 3 for some unknown reason, crashes) and I'm trying to customize the "Favorites" sub-menu, under the main "Applications" menu. ...
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Custom keybindings For Linux Mint 20 via gsettings

The solution given in Custom global keybindings in cinnamon via gsettings is not working in Linux Mint 20. I monitored the changes using dconf watch / and the following changes were made while ...
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systemd service stops logging to systemd-journal after executing dbus as non-root user

Sorry for the confusing title, My current situation is following: I have a normal systemd service running (as root user&privileges). However, the service should alter my regular user's certain ...
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Edit dconf parameter array with ansible

I am looking for a way to edit a dconf list using Ansible. I am using the following code to set dconf settings, which works well: # Needed for dconf, see https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues/...
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Make Gnome settings persistent in Tails

The Tails documentation explains that I can make my configuration persist across sessions by creating config files in ~/Persistent/dotfiles/ , which Tails will automatically symlink into ~ (or so it ...
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How to set a dconf keybinding to use <AltGraph> key?

In Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver with GNOME 3 we can use dconf to set a lot o keybindings. What is the syntax to associate AltGr (that is right Alt) to a keyboard shortcut?
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How to focus program window instead of spawning new one if it's already open

I am currently using Linux Mint 19.03 Cinnamon. Issue I launch gnome-calculator with Cal shortcut button and when I press that button, new gnome-calculator window is spawned. I don't want this ...
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Nemo doesn't allow thumbnail limit increase from dconf

In Mint 19.3, Nemo doesn't allow thumbnail limit increase (or decrease) from dconf-editor.* I know there's one way to change this value going into: Edit → Preferences → Preview → Only for files ...
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dconf editor value is different from gsettings get value

I did as follows: $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay uint32 300 $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 80 $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay uint32 ...
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How can I increase the maximum number of workspaces on Deepin 15.11?

I already tried both com.deepin.wrap.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences.num-workspaces and org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences.num-workspaces to 16 on dconf-editor and then rebooting my computer, but still I ...
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How to fully reset Gnome/Dconf settings?

I already deleted everything that I could in based on the answer in https://askubuntu.com/questions/56313/how-do-i-reset-gnome-to-the-defaults, but one things remains: Devices > Displays > ...
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Certain dconf settings unset on login

If I run [OP@localhost dconf]$ dconf watch / then log off and on, I see six new lines: /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/area-screenshot unset /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/...
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Help converting gconftool-2 settings in gsettings or dconf

I have a handful of bash scripts our implementation department uses to perform various functions. One part of a majority of them automatically updates in the background while launching a new terminal ...
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How to configure second mate-panel via script/dconf keyfile?

I am attempting to create an automatic installer, and part of the requirement is to have the mate-panel appear on the top of two monitors. I have attempted to create a keyfile that contains a second ...
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How can i duplicate a user including all the configurations and settings to a new username?

I already have root access since the computer is my personal property. It runs a recent version of a major Linux distribution. I want to create a new user that is an identical copy of an existing ...
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Change specific settings with gsettings/dconf key. (archlinux, linux-lts-4.19)

I am trying to change the "custom-command" value for the Tilix terminal emulator in dconf from python3 $HOME/Scripts/memux/main.py to python3 $HOME/.pps/pecan.py, but I can't figure out the format for ...
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GTK3 gsettings usage

As background: Electronics engineer, follow suckless philosophy (where posible), no knowledge about X and and any kind of toolkits (GTK or Qt), using arch linux, cannot stand GNOME. It bothers me ...
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GNOME: disable touchpad when external mouse is connected (keep dconf setting across sessions)

I'm on Arch Linux + GNOME 3.32 + Wayland I want the touchpad to be disabled when an external mouse is connected. I know there's a great extension for this that I've been using for long time, but it ...
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How to programmatically change settings of xfce4-terminal?

With terminal emulators like gnome-terminal, it is possible to change settings programmatically, from the command line using dconf and gconf. But I have trouble finding a similar mechanism for xfce4-...
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tmpfs /run/user/1000 ran out of inodes, but it only has 30 files

So today I bother notice an error message being generated by gui program: (FreeFileSync:21930): dconf-CRITICAL **: 11:46:39.475: unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user': No space left on ...
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How to get the type of a certain dconf key?

How do I get the type of a dconf/gsettings key via command line ? I know I can visually inspect keys types and values via the gui tool dconf-editor e.g. the key num-workspaces under the schema org....
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Set static number of workspaces in gnome-shell with dconf

How to set the behavior of gnome-shell workspaces (static instead of dynamic) via dconf? I configured i3 style keyboard shortcuts to switch to specific workspace with Super+<num> but gnome-...
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Where are the Linux Mint xfce keyboard shortcuts saved?

I am currently running "Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia" with the Desktop Environment "xfce4". Because I have to setup several PCs, I want to write a bash script, that configures the keyboard shortcuts for the ...
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Is it possible to customize Dconf's file storing path?

Is it possible to customize Dconf's file storing path? I'd like to store Dconf configuration file in one of my synced directory, like Google-Drive/Dropbox or any other for constant syncing. Let's ...
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How do I use the plain-text mode of dconf?

By default, dconf stores its configuration in a binary format, inconvenient for using with version control. dconf notes that there is a configuration setting for dconf that enables a "bi-directional" ...
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How do I list commands associated with non-custom desktop keybindings?

I already know how to determine the command associated with a custom desktop keybinding (keyboard shortcut) in relatively recent Linux Mint versions running the Cinnamon desktop environment. My ...
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Why does my laptop screen dim after a few seconds on battery power?

It isn't actually locking or going to sleep. After a few seconds, the screen just clicks to a slightly darker setting. I have looked through dconf editor and the settings menu, and can't find any. ...
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Getting “unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user': Permission denied”

I use GNU/Linux Mint 18.2 (based on Ubuntu 16.04). Very recently, I've started seeing the following error message, repeated many times, when I start some GUI apps (e.g. meld): unable to create file '/...
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(ssconvert: 2156) dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: Cannot spawn a message bus without a machine-id

I am trying to use ssconvert to convert .xlsx files to .csv formats. However, every conversion will report a warning message like: (ssconvert:2156): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to ...
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Tab auto completion does not work in gsettings and dconf?

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 ...
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How to patch and rebuild gnome-settings-daemon?

I am trying to fix the power button on gnome 3 not shutting down the system and as don_crissti said in this thread (Gnome 3: how to set power button to shutdown instead of suspend?) that options was ...
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Unable to change background in mate desktop

I'm running Debian Stretch with MATE desktop 1.16.1. Since I have update the package mate-settings-daemon I can't change my background, it shows the wallpaper used for the login screen. I've tried to ...
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Can't change wallpaper from CLI in Ubuntu (works fine from GUI)

Please help me to find out the list of command required to process a operation in GUI ? For example, If I change the wallpaper from GUI what is the command behind this . Actually I was trying to ...
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Unable to change the settings in meld when I launch it with sudo

When I launch meld with sudo, su, gksu or gksudo I have the following output: (meld:1666): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_proxy_new_sync: assertion 'G_IS_DBUS_CONNECTION (connection)' failed (meld:...
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How do I customize Gnome screen shield / curtain / login screen appearance?

Gnome desktop seems configurable in various ways: in "Gnome settings", with gnome-extensions, gnome-tweak-tool, gsettings or dconf-editor. However, apart from this procedure to change the login ...
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[NetworkManager]dconf-WARNING

Each time I would like to add a new connection (Ethernet, Vpn...) to NetworkManager I have this error : (nm-connection-editor:3580): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: Erreur lors ...
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Why is my dconf setting suddenly non-writable?

I'm trying to change my screensaver settings in Cinnamon 2.6.13 on Ubuntu 14.04 trusty. When the system image was fresh, I was able to change the setting /org/cinnamon/desktop/screensaver/ask-for-...
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Does gsettings have a GUI frontend?

There is dconf-editor for dconf, but dconf is a low-level configuration system and direct use of it is discouraged. Users are recommended to use gsettings instead, but I cannot find a GUI tool for it. ...
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Gnome3 - adding keyboard “Custom Shortcuts” using dconf without need of logging-out

Is there a way of using dconf load / < [...] for keyboard shortcuts but without mandatory re-logging of User? And/or possibly without admin rights? I'm using input file like this: [org/gnome/...
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How to change wallpaper transition speed in Gnome/Ubuntu?

I wrote a script that looks like this: import subprocess import time while True: for i in range(3): subprocess.call(["dconf", "write", "/org/gnome/desktop/background/picture-uri", "'file:...
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Why does dconf differ from dconf-editor?

Kali 2016.2 in Qemu: /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -m 5000 --enable-kvm -cdrom kali-linux-2016.2-amd64.iso I'm trying to list root dir: # /usr/bin/dconf list / org/ But dconf-editor shows ...
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How to detect, which of features binded on hot-keys Ctrl+Shift in Gnome?

Kali 2016.2 in Qemu: /usr/bin/qemu-system-x86_64 -boot d -m 5000 --enable-kvm -cdrom kali-linux-2016.2-amd64.iso I'm trying to bind switcher to Russian Language in Gnome: dconf: /usr/bin/dconf ...
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Configuring Gnome Shell key bindings from the command line

I am trying to modify the Gnome Shell preferences (in this case the key bindings) using the terminal. I have tried: gsettings set org.gnome.Terminal.Legacy.Keybindings switch-to-tab-1 '<Alt>1' ...
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How to export / import Ubuntu 16.04 terminal color scheme

I'm trying to export the color scheme from my Ubuntu 16.04 terminal to use on another system. I found some posts that suggest: gconftool-2 --dump '/apps/gnome-terminal' > gnome-terminal-conf.xml ...
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How can I disable app folders in the GNOME menu permanently?

I want to disable 'app folders' in the GNOME menu, because I want to have all applications sorted alphabetically. gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.app-folders folder-children [] lets the folders ...
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How to store dconf from VirtualBox in a host Windows folder?

I'm running Win10 as the host system, & Ubuntu inside a VirtaulBox. I'm trying to migrate my ~/.config folder from inside the VM, to sit on the host system (I mapped my Dropbox folder as a ...
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How to create a default system wide dconf setting starting from just created ad-hoc user config?

I'm in need to standardize (a default standard desktop configuration for all existent and new users) a GNOME environment starting from an existent configuration of an ad-hoc created user. What I have ...
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dconf fails when running X application from alternate user

In an effort to protect my personal files in my home directory, I am trying to run certain applications as an alternate user, but under the same graphical environment. I have enabled X permissions by ...