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How to change the default save location for Firefox bookmarks?

When I make a new bookmark in Firefox it is automatically saved to the "Unsorted Bookmarks" section, but I would prefer it go to just straight to the "Bookmarks Toolbar", so how can I change the ...
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how to remove tooltip message feature from all of Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and user applications?

I searched and not able to find a way to do this. I find this very annoying. After installing 12.04, I keep getting these tooltip messages from all the applications I use. I want to remove this ...
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How to alter touchpad settings on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have found that if I tap my touchpad it clicks which is something I do not want due to a faulty touchpad, previously I was able to disable this ...
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syncookies disabled despite setting in sysctl.conf

Using Ubuntu 14.04.4 with Unity desktop. I've tried setting net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies=1 in /etc/sysctl.conf, but after booting it is set to 0 (checked using cat /proc/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies). What is ...
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How do I add the “atkbd.reset i8042.nomux” parameters to rEFInd?

I have a Toshiba Satellite, which has a bug where, after waking from suspend, both keyboard and the touchpad (edit: this only happens sometimes) don't work. This can be fixed by editing ...
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What does the 'hide-identity' gsetting do?

On Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have just noticed that there is a hide-identity gsetting: I have read its description, but what exactly would be the difference if I turned it on? What ...
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Bridge/networking/LXD/emby server configuration trouble

It is not exactly clear to me how to google this question, so please forgive me if this is answered before or related to something else answered before. The symptoms: On boot there is no Internet ...
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How to disable cache in Firefox?

From this answer I learned previously how to disable the Firefox cache completely, however I have found that in the latest version (don't know when this change was made, but I think rather recently) ...
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Huion H610 hotkeys

Been fussing over this for awhile, but found my problem seems unique compared to others, so no instructions have been helpful. I purchased an H610 graphics tablet, running it on my Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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How to configure GnuPG's S.gpg-agent socket location?

GnuPG places its socket S.gpg-agent at ~/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent by default. I didn't find any way to configure the location of this socket nor seems there to be a manpage of gpg.conf. Background: I want ...
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Getting openvpn working ubuntu

I am trying to set up a VPN over a few VMS that I have. I created an openvpn server on ubuntu 10.04 and am trying to configure the client using 12.04. I followed these instructions here ...
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Setting system wide preferences in Firefox

I am trying to figure out how to deploy a set of Firefox defaults (some changeable some not) to a series of Ubuntu Desktops. The machines are running Natty and Firefox 6. I would like to install this ...
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How to set the Default Browser from the Command Line?

Tried to set the default browser using the GUI tools but this didn't work overall. Is there a way to configure the system wide default browser from command line?
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App to adjust gamma in ubuntu 16.04

Is there an app that can adjust gamma/brightness/contrast for ubuntu 16.04? xgamma doesn't have any effect. Thank you Edits *-display:0 description: VGA compatible controller ...
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MTR installation and configuration file

I apologise in advance as this is probably lack of knowledge on my part. But for the life of me and even consulting the all knowing google and man pages / help pages. I can find out where MTR is ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

The last PCI settings: Users may not change their screen saver timeout, it has to be set to 5 minutes. And locked so that no configuration can be made by the user. Users must always unlock their ...
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How to get GRUB options selection on startup?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the past at random seemingly there was a period in which when starting up my computer I would get the GRUB options which would allow me to choose ...
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How do you globally set the default browser using KDE4?

I'm using awesome-wm on Kubuntu 10.10. I like some of the KDE tools... like choqok. Thing is, that within awesome wm it seems to be impossible to set a default browser, because KDE4 settings overwrite ...
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PowerXpress error with Driver Catalyst. How can I fix it?

I have install Ubuntu 11.10 64bit on my Hp Dv6-3150el. My Notebook has two graphics cards: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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apache2.conf glob of sites-enabled doesn't work

I am running Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) and have come across a strange bug. In apache2.conf if I leave the following alone then my virtualhost returns a 404. IncludeOptional sites-enabled/*.conf If I ...
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cmake posts an error when called from openhantek-untagged-de67b19b854308c333b9/build

I have successfully installed cmake version 3.2.2 in order to build and install openhantek-untagged-de67b19b854308c333b9, from the build directory I made cmake ../ and got this message: *-- Found ...
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Ubuntu Touch how to edit .config files

Trying to edit .config files on BQ tablet but no app associated with this file type and gedit can't find them directly. Have tried sudo gedit .config but no luck no 'gedit command not found'. Does ...
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How to fix Duplicate sources.list entry?

I keep getting this warning whenever I try to run sudo apt-get update. W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main i386 Packages ...
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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How do I get permissions to edit system configuration files?

I can't seem to edit and save config files in the root system (eg: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.config); it just says "permission denied" or the save option is blocked in the text editor. I'm pretty sure I'm a ...
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WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/select-editr.list' on Ubuntu 16.04

The first time I ran sudo apt edit-sources it prompted me to choose an editor, I pressed Ctrl+c and tried to rerun. Now whenever I run a command that doesn't exist I get this error message: ~ $ a ...
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trying to Install UnixODBC on ubuntu AND launch the GUI ODBCManageDataSourcesQ4

I am not able to run UnixODBC on Ubuntu. Screenshot Showing Error when launched ODBCManageDataSourcesQ4: More Error Messages:
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How to set pressure sensitivity in GIMP to control line thickness?

My sister is moving from Windows and I just got her a new graphics tablet. However, the pressure sensitivity controls opacity rather than line thickness; she really needs this feature from ...
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Ubuntu gnome 2016 version config files

I designed my desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 2016 version, changed themes, startup applications, icons pack, docky configuration and etc. But when I created a new user, I noticed that the settings were ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install freezes at hardware configuration on HP Pavillion DV8125nr

I've tried many different routes to install by DVD but each and every time the farthest the install gets is to the hardware configuration phase at about 80-90% completion. I've checked all the usual ...
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How to find which WiFi frequencies are being used the most near by?

We have a lot of WiFi connections nearby and I'd like to know which band has the least interference. I'd like to to know how many connections are on each band and pick the best to configure my router ...
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How to disable lightdm?

I want to disable lightdm from autostart. Currenty, I run service lightdm disable from terminal, then run startx. update-rc.d doesnt help
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How to set 6 workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 - Using Compiz

I want to set a desired number of workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04, please help.
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How to change colours in bash prompt

I have followed the instructions here and in the howto link that is provided there. However nowhere does it appear to say how I can change the colours of the different parts, because currently I set ...
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What's the difference between .Xresources and .Xdefaults?

How are these two files connected to xrdb? Should I have both, or just one in my home directory? Do lines like these go in either file? XTerm*background: white URxvt.font: xft:Monospace
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Apache2.4 PHP 5.6 Ubuntu 15.10 No Input File Specified

I am running a VPS with Ubuntu 15.10 using Apache 2.4 as my web server and I am kind of new to servers and stuff but I am currently creating an API. I first did this on my localhost. This worked ...
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How to quietly install LDAP on Ubuntu client

I'd like to install libpam-ldap to use ldap on a client machine and I was hopping to use sudo apt-get install -qq libpam-ldap to quietly install the package as part of a bash script used to ...
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Cannot install curl-config in Ubuntu 12.04

When trying to install the R package RCurl I get the following error: checking for curl-config... no Cannot find curl-config ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RCurl’ Yet, curl-config exists ...
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Unable to view search results in the Activities Overview for locations I have previously disabled but now re-enabled in the settings

I just went into Settings > Search > Search Locations, disabled the search results for my home directory and then re-enabled them with the little slider next to the item. However even after ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Mac Os X - GRUB Rescue prompt SET commands made permanent?

I recently re-installed my Mac OS X partition. This somehow messed up my entire partition scheme it seems. First I got dropped to the Grub rescue> prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I had never ...
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How do I enable auto-login in LightDM?

I want user foo to auto-login using LightDM (which has been used by Ubuntu since version 11.10). How would I do that?
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How to change desktop font color in xfce when using nautilus to show desktop

I'm trying to change the desktop font color in xubuntu after I replaced thunar with nautilus to be the default file manager. Right now I have gray text color which is not visible on almost any ...
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Explanation of config files in Ubuntu?

Is there any nice site where the meaning and uses of different configuration files in Ubuntu is explained? Like for example the files in /etc/default directory.
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tomcat7's CATALINA_HOME in Debian/Ubuntu

Where is tomcat7's CATALINA_HOME in Debian/Ubuntu, and more importantly how did you find it? I'm OK with Debian rearranging default software installations, but we must be able to find out where basic ...
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Where is .bashrc?

I feel stupid asking, but I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. I'm trying to follow these instructions to edit my bash prompt, but there is no .bashrc in either my user directory ...
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Kramdown for atom

I used Atom to write Markdown. Now I am using kramdown (mainly for its Latex math support). How can I change the markdown processor in Atom to be the one for kramdown and enable its markdown-preview ...
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Issues with disabling iPv6 on Ubuntu 14.0.4

To disable iPv6 on Ubuntu 14.0.4 (LTS) I added these lines in sysctl.conf file: net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1 Since I ...
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configuring multiple secure sites in one config? (server)

im trying to list port 80 redirects along with the 443 stuff so all my subdomains are secure and if you go to any of them they auto redirect you to https this is my conf. <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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How to change wlan0's channel

When setting the channel to wlan0, I get an error: SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy. I tried to shutdown wlan0 by: sudo ifconfig wlan0 down and wlan0 did not appear in the ...