# Hidden settings

Since I've quit KDE, and desktop environments in general, I'm primarily using applications developed for LXDE, XFCE, and Gnome. I have no problems with the former two, but I keep having conceptual difficulties with the ideologically driven minimalism of the latter. Take file managers and their associated terminal, for example. In PCManFM (LXDE), for example, one can change the associated terminal as expected in the program's preferences. Same in Thunar (XFCE). But of course not in Nautilus (Gnome) or any of its forks such as, for example, Nemo (Cinnamon). All of these “nonessential” settings have been dispelled to dconf, the ‘registry’ of Gnome, which can be accessed either with the dconf-editor or the command-line tool gsettings. For example, the following command changes the terminal associated with nemo to sakura:

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec 'sakura'

I hope to remember that the next time instead of spending an eternity in the preferences again.