long story short, I’m having issues with Gnome Games in Flatpak, as shown here. Under GNOME, the behavior of tracker can be changed through GNOME settings, but I’ve got no idea how to do that in MATE - or if there’s a way specifically for openSUSE.
Any suggestion? Thank you guys
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Not a MATE user, but I would hazard a guess it uses the cli command gsettings which you should be able to configure (or the GUI dconf-editor), else there is also the cli command tracker to stop, reset etc (tracker --help).
What you discussed in your reference sounds very much like you’re looking for something very specific to Gnome Control Center which is what was installed when I looked at Flatpak recently.
Could be wrong, but what I saw then was that Gnome Control Center was a standalone app that can be installed on any Desktop (even Mate) although might pull in a ton of dependencies if it is mainly meant to be installed in Gnome Desktop.
And no you won’t likely find something comparable to Gnome Control Center, and especially supporting Flatpak in any other Desktop.
Hey man, thanks for your reply. I’m trying with dconf-editor, but I’m not sure what to touch: I guess there’s something in Tracker.Miner.Files, like changing to ‘true’ the index-removable-devices string, but connecting the external drive and searching through Games isn’t working…
Thank you for replying man.
Exactly, there’s the standalone app, but I’d like to keep my system ‘clean’ without too many gnome dependencies. That’s why I was wondering if there were other ways of changing some indexing settings.
On Sat 07 Jul 2018 05:06:03 PM CDT, Codalunga91 wrote:
> Hi and welcome to the Forum
> Not a MATE user, but I would hazard a guess it uses the cli command
> gsettings which you should be able to configure (or the GUI
> dconf-editor), else there is also the cli command tracker to stop,
> reset etc (tracker --help).
Hey man, thanks for your reply. I’m trying with dconf-editor, but I’m
not sure what to touch: I guess there’s something in
Tracker.Miner.Files, like changing to ‘true’ the index-removable-devices
string, but connecting the external drive and searching through Games
In dconf-editor if you highlight the key it will open a new window and
has a description of what the key does and the settings it can be
configured to. I would suggest experimenting, I don’t use it and have
it all disabled…
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Such are the compromises you sometimes have to make.
If you want the Gnome Control Center installed with its full capabilities, you have to install whatever it needs and that will depend on the Developers and whether they decided to build their app integrated tightly with Gnome Desktop or not (Not all Gnome projects are tightly integrated with the Gnome Desktop, eg Gnome Network Manager).
From what I see, I <think> that Tracker is what enables Gnome Control Center to automatically detect and install appropriate apps, I don’t know how essential that is to how Gnome Control Center works.
But generally speaking it looks like if you want to install Flatpak, today you have to also install Gnome Control Center.
I gave up and installed gnome: I can always perform a fresh install later just with MATE anyway. Changing settings from a GUI like gnome control center allows me to see what lines have been changed in dconf-editor: it looks like
is the one that should contain all the folders where my games are. Right now Gnome Games works under MATE, I hope that it’s just because of that line and not because of some other hidden link of flatpak with the gnome setting app lol! There are still some issues going on - check the link in the first post if you’re interested - but they seem to be all on the Games app and not on DEs.
I wasn’t even aware of its existence before this issue I don’t think I’ll need it other than for Flatpak and Games. Maybe for some other Flatpak apps?