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A simple command line interface to GNOME GSettings which allows you to manage application settings.

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How can I filter notifications?

I am using Bodhi Linux, an Ubuntu derivative which, in my experience, for most purposes (but not all) works the same as Ubuntu. I mean to filter notifications that show up in the desktop (inspired by ...
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Where dconf gets key+values to populate user databse? Where is system database and how to edit it?

From reading man 7 dconf I've understood there is a user database for dconf which takes priority. On my PC I have it: /home/alex/.config/dconf/user. When I renamed that file, dconf read started to ...
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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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gsd-color color transform matrix permission denied

I am investigating a monitor wakeup problem and one of the errors noted by journalctl is: Jan 03 14:24:11 konradsdesktop gsd-color[1238]: failed to set xrandr-Samsung Electric Company-LC32G7xT-...
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How to disable gsettings gsd-media-keys plugin?

My keyboard doesn't have any media keys and my journal is full of error messages of gsd-media-keys like the ones below. How do I remove it? I tried to find an "active" or "enabled" ...
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Disable "plop" sound in Debian 11 / Gnome when changing the sound volume

After update from Debian 10 to 11 and the corresponding update in Gnome, my system is full of unwanted sound effects. Terrible design I want to say to the person responsible for this, if they are by ...
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Gnome does not respect text-scaling-factor value set by gsettings command

I switched to Manjaro 20.2 GNOME and I am facing a issue when trying to run a script on external monitor connect/disconnect event in udev. In popos this script was working fine, and it seems like the ...
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Problems with user-theme gsettings schemas

Recently I started to learn shell scripting. I've planned to create a script to change the GTK and Shell theme of my Pop_OS as an exercise. I was first learning and testing the commands individually, ...
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"gsettings set " command not working within script on Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to learn Linux by creating a script to customize my user... install apps, update them, change the background, favorite apps, and some settings. I ran into a problem and I can't find a ...
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What exactly is the purpose of Gsettings? Do I need this?

Accordingly to the documentation, GSettings is: GSettings are a nice way to manage your application’s settings. Those settings are stored in binary form for fast retrieval, and can be manipulated ...
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Crontab fails at switching backgrounds linux mint

I wrote the following crontab task which should switch my backgound image every 10 minutes on linux mint: */10 * * * * /home/me/Pictures/wallpapers/switcher.sh >> /home/me/Logs/wallpaper.log 2&...
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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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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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Users gsettings ubuntu 18.4

I have a doubt. I currently have a script ... which I run when I finish installing Ubuntu 18. And I don't know how I can add gsettings when executing it ... here is a sample of how it starts. #!/bin/...
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Disable screen saver during install/initial setup

I need to disable all screen blanking/locking as part of os (rhel7.3) install. After searching I have found that gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 0 works when testing this from a ...
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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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Understanding AutostartCondition key in .desktop files

CentOS 7.x with GNOME 3 Shell by default provides the following *.desktop files under /etc/xdg/autostart/ with AutostartCondition key: # gnome-welcome-tour.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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Trouble understanding gsettings + xargs behaviour

To set the stage, I have this 2 equivalent and working 'xargs' composed commands, in this sample echo scenario: // ok $ echo org.cinnamon.desktop.keybindings.wm move-to-workspace-5 | xargs echo org....
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How to query schemas in gsettings?

When I do $ gsettings list-schemas I get lot of schemas but I am interested only in looking through schemas starting with org.mate.$something basically all schemas which have to do with MATE but ...
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Where does guake put it user preferences?

Previously guake used to have its preferences stored in ~/.gconf/apps/guake/general but with move to gtk3 it has moved to gsettings and dconf . While dconf-editor does show me the preferences with ...
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Gnome horizantal workspace without gnome-extension

How to make gnome workspace to be horizantal? I have a very bad experience with gnome extensions, therefore I do not intend to install them. I want to do them with gsettings, as far as now I could ...
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No such schema 'org.gnome.shell.overrides' Error

The command that I am trying to run is: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.overrides edge-tiling false I get the message saying No such schema 'org.gnome.shell.overrides' error.I am currently using ...
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I want to change unity launcher in Ubuntu 17.10

I wrote gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom in Ubuntu 17.10 but the result is: No such schema “com.canonical.Unity.Launcher” What did I do wrong?
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Gsettings not changing wallpaper

I'm trying to change desktop wallpaper with bash script, the script works on Fedora workstation 27, Ubuntu and Kali but it doesn't work on Fedora KDE 27 and Fedora mate compiz 27. The picture-uri is ...
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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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Gnome3 - set screen energy settings from command line (script)

Is there a way to access, set gnome system-settings from the command-line? I'm specifically interested in a way to set: settings -> energy -> screen off = never settings -> energy -> ...
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How to set WPS Presentation the default Powerpoint program in Debian X11?

There is no menu option for the default powerpoint program in Details > Default Applications in Debian Linux, in Fig. 1. A terminal command and/or GUI tool is welcome for the task. Testing Stephen'...
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Linux Mint file-chooser: show filename-entry instead of path-bar?

In Linux Mint 18.2, the default path selector looks like this: I want it to look like this: So I went opened up dconf-editor and changed org.gtk.settings.filechooser location-mode from path-bar 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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Gnome automatically scales x2 on a HiDPI Display (XPS 13)

I have the issue that ubuntu gnome (17) always has the automatic scale factor 2 when using the native resolution (3200x1800). When I change the resolution (to 1920x1080 for example) it scales normally ...
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Kickstart - Wallpaper configuration

I am writing a kickstart file for an automated & custom CentOS 7 (Gnome 2) installation. I would like to set the same desktop wallpaper for all my users (not only root). I didn't find any good ...
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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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evolution needed for thunderbird?

I renamed every running evolution file to disabled suffix: # ls -l evolution-*disabled -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 10392 Feb 15 01:38 evolution-addressbook-factory.disabled -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 79952 ...
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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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How to change GSettings without X11 running?

I have an installation script that customises the target machine by running about two-dozen gsettings set commands. Trouble is, that only works if you run the command as the right user. If you run it ...
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Gnome equivalents of Openbox <application> section

I need to configure windows geometry, but the session has no root privileges, meaning openbox cannot be installed, so only core commands are allowed to modify the properties of its Gnome 3.4.1. How ...
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relocatable schema not provoking changes in Gnome panel

In order to hide the main menu bar of a Gnome panel, this command should make it: gsettings set org.gnome.gnome-panel.toplevel:/usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/ auto-hide "yes" but I see no effect after ...
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ibus - Difference between Input Method and Input Sources

Currently if i press Super+Space, gnome desktop will pop up 2 language selections set by Input Sources from gnome-control-center. Then why not it pop up 3 languages selection set by Input Method ...
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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 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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Running Nemo errors with: Settings schema 'org.nemo.preferences' is not installed

I am trying to replace Nautilus with Nemo on my Archlinux system. I followed this guide: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Nemo I was able to install Nemo via pacman but when I try to start ...
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How can I use gsettings to disable device automount in Ubuntu 16.04?

When I plug a USB stick or a mobile phone into my laptop, I don't want the operating system to automatically mount the device. In Ubuntu 14.04 I could run the below command and this would disable ...
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Unset or change default "re-detect monitors" windows+p cinnamon keybinding using gsettings

I'm trying to unset or change the default Windows+P (or to be more exact Meta+P) "re-detect monitors" cinnamon keybinding via gsettings, but having a hard time finding it in the gsettings tree. In the ...
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gnome-terminal broken due to gsettings+libglib

I was trying to build the AWN from source, and I installed a bunch of glib/gio dev packages required by libdesktop-agnostic (also built from source) that affect gsettings. At some point during this, ...
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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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Gsettings don't use memory store

Gsettings seems to have switched to storing configuration in memory on my system, which means (among other things) that a lot of settings are forgotten when I reboot. How do I tell it to not use the ...
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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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