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Questions tagged [gsettings]

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

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How do I browse for available gsettings options?

There are certain gsettings keys that can have multiple values (e.g. a key like verbosity could be assigned to one error, info, or debug). I want to be able to list them, but my dconf-editor (0.7.3) ...
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When do changes to gsettings take place?

After making a change to something in gsettings, is anything to be done to make the changes take effect? For example, if I have thumbnails in ~/.thumbnails dating back a few days, will running: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What applets are loaded in the gnome-panel?

How can I list which applets are loaded on my gnome-panel? What gnome-panel do I have? I use the Ubuntu “gnome-panel” package and I’m not entirely sure what that means (version 3.4.1; ldd shows it ...
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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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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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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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Where are the default font preferences in a modern Unix desktop stored (those which affect the choice of the font by an uncustomized Emacs 24)?

My situation and my question are like the ones in http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2012-06/msg00183.html: after the recent upgrade to emacs 24.x (...) my font size is too large (...
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Filtering a result from a command

I am having trouble writing a little program; when I run the following command from my program: gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri I get: 'file:///home/thamara/.config/variety/...
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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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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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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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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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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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Establishing A CentOS 7 Kiosk System Without 3rd Party Tools or Add-ons [closed]

Is there any way to create a Firefox Kiosk which runs CentOS7.5 Minimal without downloading extra tools, 3rd party programs or Firefox Add-ons? I'm trying to create a Kiosk which runs CentOS7.5 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to switch esc and caps lock using gsettings/gconftool-2 in ubuntu 14.04?

There is an option for this in the preferences dialog, but I am looking for a way to do it in the commandline so that all these configurations can be automated. I want to avoid xmodmap, because most ...
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Min max buttons not displayed

What can be the cause for min max buttons not getting displayed for some windows in a jave ui application. I have runned command gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout :...
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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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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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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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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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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 that ...
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Screen turns off when logging out

When I logout, either with super+L or using the icon in the top right corner, on my newly installed manjaro with gnome, the screen shows the login screen but then half a second later, it turns off the ...
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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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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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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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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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how to tell hibernate, if battery low

I need to tell to power-manager (with gnome-shell) , if battery is low,pm-hibernate will be run. Now i want to tell via gsettings commmand. How can i do it?