I'm having trouble removing entries in gconf-editor (GUI).
I have searched everywhere: manpages, internets, forums, can't find anything related.
Here's the situation: I installed Avant Window Navigator and it naturally created entries in gconf-editor for interface, applets etc. The thing is that when I uninstalled it the entries are still there, and yes I have deleted the corresponding folders in home/.gconf/apps. Also did a search of my filesystem for awn, avant widow navigator, avant-window-navigator etc and nothing came up. Looked in /etc, nothing. Looked in /etc/gconf, also nothing.
So I had decided to install debian but I thought I couls do it by myself without anything which I was wrong about, because I wound up installing Debian on my C: drive/windows partition. So far nothing has been bad and I am still running windows but now my C: drive has been renamed to "Install Debian GNU/Linux" I know the name doesn't mean shit but I'm curious why every time I go to change it it auto changes back. Also now every time it boots up it asks me to choose between UNetbootin, which i uninstalled, and windows. how do i get rid of the option to remove unetbootin even though I uninstalled the program. Same with Debian I deleted everything i could find but it still changes the drive name, how to fix any of this and might there be files I haven't found where would they be located?
I installed WINE, and decided to remove it after installing something, I was unable to uninstall, so I just removed WINE, now, I have the program stuck in my main menu. I deleted the path and stuff, but it's still there. How do I get rid of it?
I opened Alt-F2 > gconf-editor > metacity and used command_1 in keybinding_commands. The type was string and the value xterm. I then moved to global_keybindings and used run_command_1. The value was now <Control><Alt><Shift>p. Nothing happens when I press the key combination. I've tried other key combinations also. And I've tried to run root as root and as user. rebooted. Nothing happens. If I change an existing key combination it takes it immediately an xterm pops up.
I was trying to make Gnome display the date in a better format. I tried using gconf-editor as described in the thread at [URL], but I also found that apps > panel> default_setup > applets > clock had no prefs item.
Unfortunately, the solution which worked for quixote (stop running as root) didn't help me as I was running as the only account I've set up on the system, and all of the files in ~/.gconf are owned by that user.
Does anyone know what else could cause options to vanish like that? I'm running Gnome 2.32.0.
I use Debian Lenny and iceweasel as my browser on a gnome core desktop. I also use JFOREX (java application) for my trading platform. It works fine. The problem is when I click on portfolio statement in creates an error which states: "Error in launching web browser". I googled the error on the web and read some sites and it says that I should install gconf-editor and modify the URL handlers in order to point to iceweasel.
The problem is I am practically a noob when it comes to gnome and sadly I am not technical enough to understand the values that needs to be changed using gconf-editor.
I can use the gconf-editor to disable the screen-saver lock and set it to activate when its idle. But no matter what I change /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_delay to, the ScreenSaver UI is never updated and stays at the default 5 minutes. There seems to be no link between the slider bar in the ScreenSaver Preferences and the value that lies at /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_delay...
The reason why I'm doing it through gconf-editor is so a start-up script I have created can use gconftool-2 to alter settings for certain users on login.
Is this broken in Ubunto 10.04 or am I looking in the wrong place.
Anyone have an alternative to gconf-editor for changing the idle dim time? I have a Vaio, which hasn't exactly been compatible with ubuntu but I've been making it work.What I'm looking for is an alternative, like the the one I'm using to control the back light (nvclock).
Tried to create a data DVD the first time and another surprise. Very slow to write. On a dual boot system, it takes Windows 7 ten times less to do it. When i tried to folllow the ideeas from forums, i couldn't find Brasero in /apps/ with gconftool or gconf-editor. With Nautilus i get the same low speed.
I recently installed this awesome distribution - Fedora 15 x64 because of the Gnome 3. I love it. But i have problem with adding music library folders to rhythmbox. I' ve been using gconf-editor for that on all debian based distributons i worked until this. I installed gconf-editor 3.0.0-2 but cannot find the entry for rhythmbox player. Can you tell me how to fix this ?
where i can found gnome-appearance-properties because i would like to use effects on normal manualy each time i running my computer ? with bash i found this command : " gnome-appearance-properties -p effects " but after i blocked for add something after effects...i try on,enabled,normal etc nothing work certainly a tips
I used gconf-editor to change the close button to right side of the window. Now all of my programs have close button on right side except Firefox. Firefox have still close button, minimize and maximize button on left side instead of right side
What are all the options available for the button layout? I know the following already:menu = brings up the window menu minimize = minimizes the window to the taskbar maximize = makes the window full screen or windowed close = closes the window spacer = puts space between entries Is there an option to raise or lower a window? Is there an option to keep a windows on top? Is there an option to have a window keep to the current active desktop?
I'm trying to change the icon on my custom main menu on Ubuntu 10.10 doing this> sudo gconf-editor apps/panel/default_setup/objects/menu_bar.I gave object_type menu-object and custom_icon path as /home/ john/Pictures/menu.png then I checked use_custom_icon but with no luck (notice that I've succeed doing this in a virtual machine with the exact settings)Also I want to have icons on places and system, so I did thisdesktop/gnome/interface and clicked menus_have_icons.what I'm missing?
I recently installed F15 on my laptop. Earlier today I updated a little bit more than 500 different things, and then rebooted. Upon seeing the GRUB menu, I saw that one of the updates added a newer menu entry for Fedora- the newer one's version was a fraction higher than the older menu entry.Anyways, is it safe for me to comment out the old entry in /boot/grub/menu.lst?
Whenever I try to change maximus' exclusion list in gconf-editor, I get the "key not writable" error, as in this thread, but I do not have an entry for maximus in my ~/.gconf/apps folder. I've already tried reinstalling to no avail.
Go ahead a laugh but then please help me out. I want to take a look at the line by line of a package before I install it. I've downloaded it and here it sits. I tried "open with" "Geany" and got a Geany "new doc" page with nothing on it as a result. I thought an editor was what one used for this sort of thing. Again I want to see what is in it before I install it. I ran a search for "pkg edit" here on the forum net and got more than 17,000 hits. I can't wade through all of that or I'll go nuts. Manuals say something like "use editor" etc.... Nice but how do I "use editor" on an uninstalled pkg.
In Xubuntu, the xfrun4 dialog (alt + F2) doesn't have auto-completion for every command, only for those commands successfully called at some previous point in time. My question is: where are these entries located, and how can I remove some of them?
I'm just curious because I'd like to keep my entries uncluttered. I was experimenting earlier to see whether xfrun4 would retain an invalid command, so I tried the inexistent (so I thought) command "terminal", but lo and behold, it opened a new tab in Firefox and brought me to www.terminal.com. Now I have the useless command "terminal" saved in xfrun4, and I'd like to get rid of it.
So I upgraded Ubuntu and was greeted by Unity. I was unsure of it at first and figured I would give it a shot. It has failed miserably in almost every way aside from looking nice in some instances. It's slow, clunky, and was a total wreck to my efficient use of the computer. But they can't all be winners I suppose. I can see where it would be useful (since it seems more finger-friendly) on a tablet device, but I'm using a standard notebook, not a tablet.
That being said, I switched back to what is now "Ubuntu (Classic)" and have put things happily back on track. However, since I have no intentions of ever bothering with Unity again, I want to remove it - it's just wasting space. My questions are, would this be safe? Are Unity and Ubuntu entwined to the point where doing so would make future updating/upgrading a problem? If it is a problem for the future, I feel it would be easier to just change distros (Mint, OpenSUSE, or just Kubuntu) - any recommendations?
How can I remove entries manually that were automatically generated by grub 2? I have the scripts I need to add my entries, but I don't want the osprober to keep adding new entries. Even if I make the 30_osprober script non-executable, the entries are still there. Can I do this without "breaking the rules" and editing the grub.cfg file?