gtk-key-theme-name="Emacs" doesn't work

Bug #812595 reported by Barry Warsaw on 2011-07-18
This bug affects 3 people
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gconf (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Ubuntu < Oneiric, I've always set my key theme to Emacs, using this command:

gconftool-2 -s /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme -t string Emacs

This still works on a machine I upgraded from Natty to Oneiric, but on a fresh Oneiric install, it no longer works. Is there a new way of setting the key theme? Is there something broken in Oneiric that's prevent this from working?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report but that's not a gconf bug, GNOME is migrating to gsettings so you probably want to search for a similar key in dconf-editor

Changed in gconf (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Invalid
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

you can probably use "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface.gtk-key-theme "Emacs""

On Jul 19, 2011, at 08:17 PM, Sebastien Bacher wrote:

>you can probably use "gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface.gtk-key-
>theme "Emacs""

There's an extra dot in there, but yep, that works great:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-key-theme "Emacs"


James M. Leddy (jm-leddy) wrote :

There is yet another windows registry style place that this stuff is stored? It took me a long time to find this bug report and finally fix the problem.

We should contact the author of this article too because it's the best I've seen and turns up in a lot of search results:

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