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Old 06-17-2010, 02:23 PM   #1
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Manually add keys to gconf XML files


I'm on Fedora 12 i386 and I'm looking for a way to reset the padding on panel launcher icons. I tried installing gconf-editor to change the key but it gave me an error:

GConf error:#012 Failed to
contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable
TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash.
See for information. (Details - 1: Could not
send message to gconf daemon: Connection is closed)
This isn't solved by deleting /tmp files, so I thought maybe I could edit the XML files in ~/.gconf manually.

The key is:

but I can't find a folder relating to this in .gconf, so should I create it manually? If so, what would the key look like in XML?


Edit - I have found the solution now:


<?xml version="1.0"?>
	<entry name="x_right" mtime="1276803307" type="int" value="0"/>
	<entry name="x_centered" mtime="1276803307" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="expand" mtime="1276803312" type="bool" value="true"/>
	<entry name="enable_arrows" mtime="1276803190" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="auto_hide" mtime="1276799167" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="size" mtime="1276799155" type="int" value="24"/>
	<entry name="enable_buttons" mtime="1276803191" type="bool" value="false"/>
	<entry name="padding" mtime="1276808340" type="int" value="1"/>
Another thing to note is that you have to change a panel before its gconf file appears; setting the height to someting different will do it.

Last edited by gusblake; 06-24-2010 at 11:16 AM. Reason: Resolved
Old 06-18-2010, 01:53 AM   #2
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Great, thank you for sharing your solution.

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