Re: Atril configuration saving
- Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:16:09 +0100
- From: Tixy <tixy@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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
 which at a guess requires dconf-service and dbus running. Perhaps
you don't have those if you don't have any desktop environment