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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 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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How to pin gnome-terminal to Docky in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

I have found that in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 that I am unable to pin gnome-terminal to Docky, there simply is not an option even though it was pinned there before and there is not a problem ...
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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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How to write en and em dashes?

I am a bit of a Grammar Nazi, so I like my grammar to be correct, I understand that for you to be able to type en and em dashes that you have to configure the COMPOSE key or something like that but I ...
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How to change desktop background from command line in Unity?

I have a script that updates my desktop background every day with the NASA APOD. Since upgrading to 11.10, that script stopped working, presumably because I'm using gconftool-2 to actually update the ...
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howto resize the ubuntu logo in the login screen 12.04

how can i resize the area reserved for the Ubuntu logo in the login screen. I managed to change the logo and replace it with mine, except that mine is a squared image file with much bigger dimensions ...
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How do I create a customized CD that doesn't display any installation screens?

I would like to create customized Ubuntu installation CD. Here is what I want a customized Ubuntu Installation CD to do: Do not display any Installation Screens of Ubuntu. Manually, set default ...
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Changing login screen wallpaper

I have been trying to change my login screen wallpaper to one of my own using ubuntu-tweak. The wallpapers are located in Ubuntu's default wallpaper folder and I have given all users read privileges ...
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Global Menu shrinks appname

So this is not a question on how to have the Global Menu always visible, but instead, how to make the Global Menu to show the full appname. If it's too long it gets faded out: How would I be able ...
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Changing KeePass2 tray icon

I want to change default KeePass2 tray icons - currently unlocked workspace is displayed with blue "calm" icon and secure, locked workspace is displayed with red element suggesting problem/danger. It ...
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Custom (editable) message for each user after login

The computer is being used by three users (+1 admin) and they use unity login. The three users come, use the computer and logout. I have to give some instructions, news and details every time they ...
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How to bring back minimize and maximize buttons in Gnome 3

I have recently installed Ubuntu Gnome which has the latest version of Gnome 3 running on it, and I have noticed that on windows there are no minimize buttons, and no maximize buttons, although I can ...
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Compress and Extract options in Thunar

Please anyone help me in creating Custom Options for Compress and Extract Here in Thunar File manager Please help me...
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How do I set default view to 'list' in Nautilus file manager?

I would like to set my Nautilus "Default view" to List globally on my PC. Is this possible, if so, how do I achieve this? Linked Question (old)
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How can I customize the Unity Launcher?

The Arc Theme has a screenshot that has a really nice launcher, nice icons for the launcher only (here), an options panel on the top, and a really cool Scopes icon down on the bottom. How can I do ...
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can't login after livecd customisation

i followed the tutorial to do my own custom live cd with ubuntu 16.04. here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization everything goes fine but when i booted the genereated iso i was ...
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How to increase text size?

the option at the login screen indeed makes the text bigger and easier to read but it only seem to be in effect for the login screen. When I login to the desktop, everything is back to normal size. Is ...
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How do I add custom items to the context menu in Dolphin in KDE 5?

I've Googled around, but can't seem to find any consistent tutorials or documentation that describe how to do this (in my case, on Kubuntu 15.10). I want to add custom scripts to the context menu in ...
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Minimalist install of Ubuntu (no applications)

Is it possible to install Ubuntu (my preferred flavour is Lubuntu) without installing all the default applications? I would only need the window manager and the settings-related programs needed to ...
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How to customize distribution with predefined user and automatic installation/configuration

I am working on Ubuntu customization for production level. The setup environment is explained below: I have some Ubuntu machines (12 to be more precise) that runs a software made by myself for this ...
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How to change GNOME top panel colour and transparency levels?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I want to know if I can change the top panel's colour and transparency levels?
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Coloring all output from terminal

Is there a way to make all the output of my terminal colored in a personalized way? e.g: If I issue the command: sudo apt-get update - I will get a column of text and what I want is a way to colorize ...
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How to stop OSSEC HIDS sending me level 2 alerts?

I have OSSEC HIDS (2.8.3) installed (I have it set up as a local installation) and setup so that it sends me email alerts for the various alert levels. The only problem is with level 2 alerts which ...
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How to run a custom set of programs in a specific workspace?

I use several workspaces in order to have different context for different works. Therefore, I run the same set of applications in the same workspace repeatedly. And also I run the same application in ...
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How do I Customize the 'Top Panel'?

I would like add some Files\Programs to Top Panel as shown below When I Click on that Icon (Hand), it should show my customized add-on Files\Programs Ex: Calculator,Dictionary, Units etc., just ...
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How to 'opt-out' an application from GNOME Global Dark Theme?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I have activated the Global Dark Theme in the gnome-tweak-tool, but there is one problem, I like the Dark Theme in all applications except ...
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set new icon for rxvt-unicode

I am trying to use a numix icon for rxvt-unicode. I haven't found much recent discussion on this topic but the thread I was following was: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=166210 my ...
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Completely automated custom server installation with no internet - What are my options?

I need to perform various things on my custom ISO server installation during the first boot. It needs to be completely hands and internet free. What are my options here? I see the pre and post ...
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How to Switch Top and Bottom Panel Bars in Ubuntu MATE

I am currently running Ubuntu MATE, and I am wondering if there is a way to simply switch the top and bottom panel bars. I want the bar with the 'Applications' menu and the task bar on the bottom, and ...
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Ubuntu Server - Available options for various post installation customization?

I've created an Ubuntu Server ISO with a set of custom packages I want installed during the installation process. I alos have a preseed and kickstart file working. This took me a while but I have it ...
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How can I change the text Ubiquity?

I am developing my own Ubuntu-based distribution and I am stuck with the customization of Ubiquity. I would like to change the text that prompts the user at welcome screen and at the user information ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE - Disable background dim when logout clicked

How can I disable the background dimming when I click logout? Is there a setting which I can modify in LXDE to achieve this? ^ Example
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Can either Gnome 3 or Unity be customized to simulate a Gnome 2 style interface?

I am looking for a somewhat comprehensive guide for customizing either Gnome 3 or Unity to look as much as possible like Gnome 2. I have seen this question come up, but the most common answer is that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection not working

I'm brand new to Linux so I thought I'd give it a shot for my gaming pc I just built, however it says the wired connection is not connected. When it is I really can't give out the terminal info ...
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Launcher customization in unity?

Is there a way to remove the bubble type deal that covers the icons on the unity launcher? I've been looking to find a way to do this to make the theme on my launcher look better. I haven't found ...
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How to change the icon of an application on the LxPanel in Lubuntu?

After installing Lubuntu 12.10, I decided to install IDLE 3 (from the official Ubuntu repository), but something unexpected happened: its icon gets bigger than the LxPanel and all the another ...
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Piratunbu theme 2.0 for 12.04?

I would really love to have this theme but can't seem to find where to get it from. Does anyone have it or know how to get it for 12.04?
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Xubuntu transparent buttons in the panel

I would like to remove the color behind the buttons inside the XFCE Pannel : I tried to modify the file /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-2.0/apps/xfce-panel.rc, and I came with a strange white ...
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Boot Live CD into 'Try Ubuntu' by default

I am creating a custom live CD based on Ubuntu 15.10. When the user sees the first boot screen (and doesn't press a key), it will automatically boot into a GUI menu where the user can choose 'Try ...
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Changing colors in GNOME Classic

So I wanted to change something and I installed GNOME. I started using GNOME Classic ,and I really like it, the only think I'd like to chcange is the colour of the bars at the bottom and the top. ...
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URxvt Terminal Customization

I've just seen a screenshot of an user who uses i3wm and urxvt as default terminal: I liked very much it. Watching the informations about his machine on the terminal, we can see the terminal he's ...
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How do I customize my desktop to look like this screenshot?

So I've come back to linux because I've fallen back in love with the command line (albeit I'm not so great with it) and the customability of linux based OS's. My question really comes from not knowing ...
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(rEFInd) Different icon for Ubuntu Recovery

I just installed rEFInd for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. However, there are three entries on boot. Windows 10 Ubuntu Ubuntu Recovery Is there a way to change the icon for Ubuntu ...
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How to change desktop icon size?

This is my desktop, the icon is too big. I tried to use gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop font "Ubuntu 9" but the it changes only font size of the desktop icons. I tried to use Compiz, ...
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Is it possible to color the prompt in Bash?

Is it possible to color the prompt ("user@host:~/dir/$") in Bash? Some commands generate a lot of output and it's sometimes hard to find where it started. Coloring would help a lot.
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How to set minimise and maximise effects via command line

I am making install script for my home (and friend's) pc. I want to make the minimise and maximise animation Sidekick. So far i found this: dconf write ...
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remove quotes from variety's wallpaper

I am using Variety to change custom wallpaper on my Linux machine. But, after the recent variety update all wallpapers have random quotes on them and the name of author of the quote. How do I remove ...
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Is there an easy way to determine what dependencies of dependencies I'll need to install for a custom server ISO?

I'm installing packages into my custom ubuntu server ISO for a complete offline install via this guide: How to create a Customized Ubuntu Server ISO?. The only option for the install is a single dvd. ...
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getting error while customizing ubuntu gnome 15.10

helloo guys.. we have 50 ubuntu users in my organization present some pc's running on ubuntu 12.4 and some pc's running on 14.4 ubuntu versions. actually iam new to ubuntu iam getting error while ...