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Re: Atril configuration saving




On Wed, 2017-08-30 at 07:27 -0400, Haines Brown wrote:
> I find the atril pdf viewer to be the most satisfactory choice for my
> needs. However, a problem is that it does not save my configuration.
> 
> More specifically, I go to its View menu and set my desired
> configuration. Then I go to Edit, Save Current Settings as Default. It
> has no effect, and atril  opens with other values.
> 
> I should note that I don't run any desktop environment, not Mate or any
> other. None of the files in /usr/bin or in /usr/share/atril appear to
> specify configuration values.  My guess is that atril would look for a
> file such as /usr/share/atril/atril-config.xml or ~/.atril in which
> configuration values are set.

I use LXDE and Atril preference saving works for me. When I do that the
file  ~/.config/dconf/user changes. Searching the web leads to 'dconf is
a low-level configuration system and settings management'

Digging further, one of Atrils dependencies is dconf-gsettings-backend
[1] which at a guess requires dconf-service and dbus running. Perhaps
you don't have those if you don't have any desktop environment
installed?

[1] https://packages.debian.org/stretch/dconf-gsettings-backend

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