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Questions tagged [dconf]

`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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Changing settings of the Cinnamon desktop in an unattended fashion

I'm a big fan of using configuration management and deployment tools like Ansible. Not only do they allow to keep things consistent across systems, they also speed up otherwise dreadful manual tasks ...
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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 ...
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Small script for updating GNOME Terminal 3.14.2 colours

Background With previous GNOME Terminal releases updating the colour scheme was a breeze. Just 5 lines of code were enough to do the trick. gconftool-2 -s -t bool /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/...
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Creating new gsettings/dconf schemas

I would like to know how to go about creating new schema entries for gsettings or dconf, to create an entirely new entity that does not exist. ie; /org/gnome/my-schema-entry/property-entry boolean '...
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GNOME Desktop Dconf Settings Are Present Even Though Using Cinnnamon

I installed cinnamon on Arch. Everything works fine, but a little annoyance I am having is that there are still org.gnome.dekstop settings present. I removed gnome-desktop, which was installed as a ...
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How can I view the content of a backup of the dconf database file?

I've taken a backup of the file where my dconf database is stored (~/.config/dconf/user which is a binary file), and now I need to move some keys from the backup to the dconf in use. How can I view ...
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migrate / copy / move dconf settings [duplicate]

I changed my operating system (LMDE to Ubuntu) and would like to migrate some of the settings stored in the dconf binary file. I know how to edit the dconf setting of the actual system (using dconf-...
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Changing themes and hot-corner settings from command-line

I want to change the elementary tweak themes and hot-corner settings on my Elementary Luna (built on Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise") from the commandline. With what command can I do this? I know how to make ...
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GSettings / DConf settings not saved permanently

I have a problem with GSettings /Dconf on my Centos 7 + Gnome Classic box. I'd like to turn the desktop animations off with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-...
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dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The connection is closed

Whenever I open any software through Terminal I get following errors and eventually the software opens dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The connection is closed (gedit:3609): ...
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“failed to commit changes to dconf: The connection is closed”

I'm following someone's instructions for solving this problem on Fedora: dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The connection is closed Apparently this is caused by a corrupt config ...
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How to set size of mate-panel via command line (not via dconf)?

When I install Linux Mint (Mate, Qiana) I like to make Mate panel more wide (or may be "higher"). Default it is near 20 pixels. I make it, for example, 45 pixels. I can easy set it by right button ...
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Linux Mint (Cinnamon, Muffin) set a keyboard shortcut where one of the keys is a mouse

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon Edition. I want to create a keyboard shortcut involving the mouse. Specifically, I want to make it so clicking Alt, right-click, and dragging my mouse allows me to resize the ...
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GSettings is reset during reboot

Formatting is a pain, especially due to all the package installation, configurations and so on. To make this easier, I made a large script with simple config files that is easily changed. So once I ...
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set gnome terminal background/text color from bash script

I would like to setup my gnome terminal's background(#002b36) and foreground color in ubuntu 13, using bash script. I tried gconftool but couldn't succeed. GCONFTOOL-2(1) User ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts in Gnome

On my Debian system I've customized my Gnome (Shell) keyboard shortcuts, via System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. Where do I find the file with these settings so that I can copy the file onto a ...
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DConf equivalent for KDE

GNOME and many window managers such as the Awesome WM use the GSettings settings database, with Dconf as the backend. What is the equivalent of this for KDE? Also, we can edit GSettiings with the ...
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Disabling thumbnails in Nautilus using dconf

Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian ...
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synchronize gnome 3 (panel) settings between computers

I'd like to synchronize the configuration of my gnome panel(s) between computers and keep the configuration in Git. How can I dump / import the necessary information? I already found gconftool2 --dump ...
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Mate desktop breaks with no panels and tens of caja windows on user switching?

I'm using Sabayon GNU/Linux with Mate-Desktop. I have my computer set up for multiple users so my girlfriend and the kids can use it too. ~ $ uname -a Linux 3.9.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Jun 27 07:53:45 ...