I found an old blog from 2017 mentioning that the registry is the backend used by
Gio.Settings on Windows.
Is this still the case (registry is really a bad choice)?
If yes, how is the application ID (e.g.
org.google.maps) mapped to a registry location?
Also, how can I make a particular key Windows only? This is especially for the key storing window positions and size. I read a few posts here suggesting that its not the application responsibility to store its TLW co-ordinates on Linux.
By default they will just be stored under
Note that it is the path that determines where the setting is stored, not the app id. So if your schema path was
/org/google/maps then that would be in
However in glib 2.78 it looks like you will be able to customize the root path by calling
g_registry_settings_backend_new with a custom key, but that will not be out for another few months.
I don’t believe you can. You probably just need to declare these data in your schema unconditionally, and just avoid using them in cases where you don’t want to. I don’t think
GSettings has any concept of conditionality to assist.
From GTK4, window positions can’t be set by the toolkit anymore (in short, ‘because Wayland’), so I you will need to have platform-specific / conditional code to handle that kind of thing now. (No, I wasn’t delighted about this either, and guess I will just lose that feature, as I don’t care about it enough to start adding platform-dependent code. )
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