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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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Cannot automate with cron the changing of the configuration with dconf on Debian (it worked on Ubuntu)?

This script worked in adjusting the background color and the font color in gnome-terminal when run from cron on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. #!/bin/bash detect_dstr() { distribution=$(grep -E '^ID=' /etc/os-...
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Keyboard Setting for Moving Windows to Different Workspaces in Gnome

Is there a GNOME/DCONF setting to set a keybind for moving windows to different workspaces? The desired behavior would be to press Super+Shift+3 (or whatever shortcut I specify), and have the both my ...
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How to set single key for customization keyboard shortcuts in gnome

I'm trying to set single key to operate anything i want in gnome settings. I'm using Debian-12 and Gnome 43. Settings->Keyboard>View and Customize Shortcuts(Keyboard Shortcuts)->Custom ...
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How would I convert this gsettings command into a dconf configuration file?

With a basic gsettings command such as, for example, gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.secreensaver lock-enabled true, I could easily turn it into a dconf config by just replacing the dots with slashes ...
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How to modify keyboard shortcut programmatically in linux mint cinnamon?

I want to create a bash script that automatically modify the keyboard shortcut in linux mint. Currently, I use Linux Mint 21.1, Cinnamon 5.6.8. I want the script also affect the keyboard settings GUI ...
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Hiding desktop icons in a custom Kali live ISO with gnome

I built for fun and convenience a portable customized Kali live ISO with gnome that I can carry easily around on my USB pen. I am struggling on two very stupid and useless things that, anyway, I would ...
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Settings schema 'org.gnome.shell.overrides' is not installed

The Citrix Receiver (wfica) (version 23.3.0.32) is trying to query the above schema in gnome (under Fedora 38) (wfica:6900): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 09:03:32.851: Settings schema 'org.gnome.shell.overrides'...
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Fedora 37 with GNOME 43 - adjust Files/Nautilus sidebar width

It seems that GNOME 43 removed the ability to adjust the width of the left sidebar in Nautilus (named Files now, apparently?) by dragging the border. Does anyone know a workaround for this? I'd like ...
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Error messages everytime GUI text editor is opened from terminal

Whenever I open Gnome Text Editor from the terminal using the command gnome-text-editor ./example.txt, I get the following error messages: (gnome-text-editor:9560): dconf-WARNING **: 00:00:58.433: ...
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Make a dconf backup a logout/reboot/shutdown

I'm trying to run a script that makes d dump of my dconf every time I logout from gnome-shell on fedora 36 including shutdown and reboot). For the moment I solved the problem partially by calling my ...
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How to combine two actions to a single shortcut with dconf

I currently store all my windows management shortcuts in a github repo and then any time I'm on a new machine, instance, VM, etc then I can clone the repo and use dconf load /org/gnome/desktop/wm/...
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How can I find which command is bound to a given keyboard shortcut in gnome?

For example: /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/media-keys/screensaver ['<Super>l'] Here, Super+L is bound to: xdg-screensaver lock or, dbus-send --type=method_call --dest=org.gnome....
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Fix dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf - in non-login su session

I've read this: dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The connection is closed ... and I have the same problem. But - I don't like the solution. I want to run a non-login root shell ...
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how to reset debian 11 lxqt desktop configuration

I reinstalled my Debian 11 and try configure it but everything goes wrong. I need to reset it as fresh new. What i tried :- dconf-cli command replace user .config with root .config but things didn't ...
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Gnome 42 on Arch. GUI stalling and Journal is filled with messages : unable to create file '/run/user/1000/dconf/user' 'too many open files'

Recently updated to Gnome 42. GUI has become unstable, will lock up after a few hours and journalctl is filled with this error message, which I am unable to find results for: unable to create file '/...
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How to load (add to a panel) by terminal (CLI) a Cinnamon applet newly added to /usr/share/cinnamon/applets?

I've found out to edit Cinnamon panel I can use dconf: dconf read /org/cinnamon/enabled-applets ['panel1:left:0:[email protected]:0', 'panel1:left:1:[email protected]:1', 'panel1:left:2:...
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How to change dconf settings in chrooted mode via terminal?

I used dconf write and gsetting set, they worked on booted GUI desktop system. I tried to run them in a script in chrooted environment and got errors. Web search found QAs for similar errors: Error ...
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How to change Qt/Gtk theme using CLI

I can change the theme using lxappearance and everything works. This includes pcmanfm, gnome-disks, firefox, and qalculate-qt themes being changed. Using gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface ...
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What are the causes of permission errors for /run/user/NNNN/dconf/user files? How can we resolve them?

There are several open questions regarding GUI apps whose console output shows repeated errors similar to the following: (XXXX:YYYY): dconf-CRITICAL **: unable to create file '/run/user/NNNN/dconf/...
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How do I remap Caps Lock to Tab?

I've seen this trick to rebind keys using dconf, but it only seems to work for some target keys: dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/input-sources/xkb-options "['caps:ctrl_modifier']" This works ...
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Partial dconf dump with full paths

Custom system-wide default dconf settings can be set with a keyfile in /etc/dconf/db/local.d/. The file must contain keys with their full path in this case. dconf dump /org/cinnamon/ > org.cinnamon....
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I want to be able to switch windows in gnome overview with the same key i used to open overview like in macOS

I recently switched from macOS and I need to be able to switch overview windows from the same keybinding like in macOS mission control how can I do this? I have looked for shell extensions, and for ...
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unable to create directory '/run/user/7093511/dconf': Permission denied. dconf will not work properly

I'm getting following error message running an aplication: (process:53978): dconf-CRITICAL **: 12:30:48.383: unable to create directory '/run/user/7093511/dconf': Permission denied. dconf will not ...
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How to change the gnome backgrounds default search directory?

I'm using Debian10.10 and gnome 3.30.2 When I change the background from settings as shown below, the gnome checks for wallpapers in the /home/prithvi/Pictures/ but, I want gnome to check for ...
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Certain parameters in dconf keyfiles not being taken into account/used

I am working with gnome 3.28.2 on CentOS 7.6 and have been trying to set global values for certain parameters in the dconf key files as explained here and using the screensaver example here along with ...
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How do I browse a sandboxed flatpak application's settings with dconf-editor?

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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when is `dconf dump` and `dconf load` not inverse?

I use dconf dump / and dconf load / to keep configurations in sync. This usually works, but I observe that sometimes there is a discrepancy that the result of dump is not what was loaded before: ...
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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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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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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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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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