How can I edit the MRU list?

AC gnucash at
Mon Oct 24 16:17:48 EDT 2016

On 2016-10-24 12:28, Geert Janssens wrote:
> On Monday 24 October 2016 11:12:18 AC wrote:
>> On 2016-10-24 01:42, Geert Janssens wrote:
>>> On Sunday 23 October 2016 17:55:15 Barnabooth wrote:
>>>> Are there key-commands, or do I need to install something to help
>>>> dconf-editor to act like an editor?
>>> You can't "delete" entries in dconf. That's a design decision made
>>> by
>>> the gnome people.
>>> The way to reset the entries you don't want is to click on them and
>>> then click on "Set to default" in the bottom-right corner of the
>>> window.
>> You can actually do it by:
>> dconf reset /path/to/key
>> It will take out the specific key referenced.
> To be pedantic that command will reset the referenced key to it's 
> default value not take out the key. And that's exactly what "Set to 
> default" does as well.
> The gnome folks chose to call it "reset" rather than "delete" because 
> dconf will always have a value for any given key. If not one set by the 
> user (or if reset by the user) it will fall back to the default value 
> which is always there as its hard-wired in the configuration.
> Regards,
> Geert

Well ok, but he did ask if there was a command available to do this and
there is.  Separately there are brute force ways of removing a key entry
in dconf as well but they involve multiple calls to dconf or some third
party script to do so.  It's not impossible to delete anything because
package managers are supposed to clean the database when purging a
package but it's not intuitive either.

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