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Oracle Solaris 11.1 Desktop Administrator's Guide     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Administering the Oracle Solaris Desktop

2.  Managing User Preferences With GConf

GConf Overview

GConf Repository Components

Configuration Sources


Schema Definition Files

GConf Daemon

Working With the GConf Command-Line Tool

Setting Preference Values

General Preferences

HTTP Proxy Preferences

Number of Workspaces

Keyboard Accessibility Preferences

Keyboard Shortcut Preferences

Specifying Panel and Panel Object Preferences

Individual Panels and Panel Objects Structure

Look-and-Feel Preferences

Font Preferences

Background Preferences

Splash Image Preferences

Restoring Default Preference Values

3.  Customizing Menus

4.  Installing Themes

5.  Customizing Fonts

6.  Working With MIME Types

7.  Managing Screensavers

8.  Managing Sessions

9.  Overview of the Yelp Help Browser

10.  Improving the Performance of the Oracle Solaris Desktop System

11.  Disabling Features in the Oracle Solaris Desktop System

12.  Working With the X Window System

A.  Hidden Directories



GConf Overview

GConf is a framework used by the Oracle Solaris Desktop environment to store configuration settings of the desktop and applications. GConf simplifies the administration of preferences for Oracle Solaris Desktop users.

GConf enables system administrators to do the following tasks:

GConf also notifies applications when a preference value changes across a network. When you change a preference, all applications that use the preference are immediately updated.

GConf has the following components: