xfce4 reverts to mirrored dislays

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Sun Jan 21 13:45:28 UTC 2018

On Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:37:33 +0100, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Jan 2018 06:04:43 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> >Btw. an example for a config vs tmp/file
> >
> >https://sourceforge.net/p/xffm/discussion/241332/thread/a825374c/?limit=25
> >
> >;D
> I forgot to point out, that as soon as dconf is involved, completely
> idiotic things could happen, e.g. turning on the bell of a
> terminal emulation could be impossible using the dconf command or
> gsettnings, this means it's completely impossible using command line,
> before you first created a profile using the terminal's GUI, this is
> independent from the dbus-launch issue. Note! Xfce is migrating from
> GTK2 to GTK3, so if it shouldn't already happened, soon or later dconf
> will be the config.

Going back to the "Windows" kind of "registry" will probably be
the way future desktop environments will store settings, sadly.
Modifying plain files to achieve something the original developer
didn't include in the "GUI wizard" responsible for altering the
"registry" will no longer be possible. There is nothing wrong
with this approach - if you want an opaque, unpredictable, unstabe,
incomprehensible and buggy system... ;-)

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