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How to set default save location

With windows if you save a new file from a certain application, it will usually remember the folder you saved it so the next time you save a new file from that app it will automatically open that ...
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How to automate CHMOD [duplicate]

How do I make the default value when upload a file via FTP for it to be 777. Like a have a ubuntu server, and one of the users has an application that created files in his folder, how do i make the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 default firewall rules

I would like to know exactly which scripts are responsible for default iptables rules (no ufw, no gufw) in Ubuntu Server 14.04. After fresh installation even with ufw disabled (by default) there are ...
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Bluetooth default device not allow to record the audio from another usb device

I have already set the bluetooth device as default device for recording the audio. But I have add the another usb audio device for recording, the bluetooth device not allow the usb device to record ...
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Losing display after boot up

Newbie trying to use Ubuntu on Dell Computer with VGA display and TV as second monitor. In GUI I set an option that turned off both my screens. Now, when the system boots, the screens go blank. I can ...
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how to login to 'Ubuntu Cloud Guest' images?

I've just started up with OpenStack. I've launched a new instance with an Ubuntu Cloud Guest image. It's the precise amd64 image here: ...
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Change default user folder paths in Xubuntu

How do I change default user folders location in Xubuntu? I have a Dropbox, and I keep all my documents and music on it. I want to set it up so that by default all my documents and music in ...
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How to open Application tab as default on Unity dash? [duplicate]

I hate it when the Unity dash opens the Home tab by default. I want to go to the application tab straight. Also Dash collapses the installed apps and expands the Dash plugins. Is it possible to open ...
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Ubuntu 13.10: Trying to set default applications for .py files that aren't in the 'Open With' applications

I have followed the instructions in this thread: How do I set IDLE as the default editor for Python scripts?, but it hasn't resulted in the option to open in IDLE being shown. So I used the 'Find ...
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How do I change default gnomeplayer to flash set in Firefox 27 preferences for Ubuntu 13.10

I am pretty certain my installation of Ubuntu 13.10 has the flash plugin installed, as I have checked this numerous times in the last 3 days and just recently watched the updates put it in from the ...
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Change Default Scale Method Setting for KDE Wallpapers

I wish to change the default scaling method for the desktop wallpaper in KDE(more specifically Kubuntu) by editing the configuration file KDE uses to fill in those defaults on a fresh install. So ...
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gdm stopped asking for password on login or unlock

How do I restore password authentication? On a fairly fresh install of Gnomebuntu 13.10 I recently removed the 'Default keyring' in Seahorse as I saw a default keyring to be named Login on my other ...
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How do I change the default overflow size in Ubuntu

Google is failing me, It appears in some systems it's located in a (script)file called mountoverflowtmp under /etc/init.d/ However it doesn't appear to be there in Ubuntu, and I'm not having any ...
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How to make jDownloader default downloader?

http://www.sony.co.in/support/product/sve1513cyn In this link, if I try to download a driver for windows 8, it doesn't open in jDownloader in Chromium browser. I used jDownloader with Chromium ...
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How to bring back the default graphics

I just uninstalled all cairo dock related stuffs from my ubuntu 13.10 using 'purge remove' and now my present graphics(colors and stuff) are way different from my default(when I installed it). Can ...
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HPLIB Command Prompt Unable to Change Scan Area

I connected a Hp OfficeJet 4500 G510 all-in-one printer to my Ubuntu 13.10. It called the HPLIP 3.13.9 from its repository and thereby, I could flawlessly print my documents. Also, scanning with XSane ...
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How do I set the default terminal profile?

So I was messing around with profiles in the Terminal, I was wondering how to make the profile I setup as the default profile whenever I load up terminal.
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All directories are 0755, did I do something wrong?

I'm new to *nix and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've just noticed that all my directories have permissions set to 0755. That seems unsafe to me. Why do I need to grant execute perms for the world on my /usr ...
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LTSP-Xrdp-Ubuntu 8.10 Keyboard Problem

I used Ubuntu LTSP and i installed xrdp. Other computers connect my pc. But other computers keyboard layout is English. I changed Turkish but not write öçşüğ. I want to change all computers keyboard ...
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How to set a default volume setting for each audio/sound device?

Where the desired situation is this: when I change a sound output setting to a specific audio device, the volume is set to my default for this device, instead of a maximum volume. EDIT: Actually I ...
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Changing totem subtitle downloder folder

Totem subtitle downloader plugin is awesome. Is there any way in which i can change default folder ~/.cache/totem/subtitles to desired one? I want to subtitles to be saved. subtitle saved in ...
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What are the original default files contained in the /usr/share folder?

Can someone please just give me a list of the default files and folders that you would find in /usr/share folder after installation? You would not believe how difficult this is to find.
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Icons in the top panel won't change

I recently tried a new theme on Ubuntu 13.10, and when I decided to go back to the default settings all of the icons in the top status bar tray were different the default theme pack. I was wondering ...
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Change Unity searcher default from “Computer and online sources” to “Applications” Ubuntu 13.10

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and I would like to change the default searcher in Unity from "Computer and online sources" to "Applications" (Screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/Rc7Q3) I haven't been able to find ...
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automatic Boot up from USB [duplicate]

So I have ubuntu 12.04 on my usb, it loads perfectly and works. When I boot up my laptop (Windows 7) a menu box appears to ask how I want to run ubuntu, the first selection is Default which I use, the ...
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choose default application, gedit not found

When I try to download off the internet I am asked which application to use - ie there is no default selected - so I just get a file with a dot next to it and cannot run the download. What should I ...
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Choosing default boot sequence

I choose working version from grub menu and run boot repair which says: http://paste.ubuntu.com/6457971/ I want to know how can I make it my default boot sequence.
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Enable gnome login

So as I installed plasma desktop it obviously took over and now instead of desired login screen(picture) I see some KDE lightdm theme..would it be possible I could have the default Ubuntu 12.04 login ...
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Is there any way to get ubuntu 13.10 to stop asking for my password [duplicate]

I've always found this feature quite annoying and when I try to turn it off or simply just clear the password it still prompts me for a password. Everytime I've done that I've had to reinstall ubuntu ...
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What is the default SSH password for UBuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Honestly, it's late for me I just want to know the password. I don't want to set up keys or anything. I understand that it is more secure to have no password and just allow access from certain ...
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How to reset libreoffice dictionaries to factory defaults?

By mistake I have added a wrong word to my libreoffice dictionary. now I have checked my ignore list and it is not there but still if I type that wrong word it is not underlined as wrong. I want to ...
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How can I change the default folder location that nautilus opens?

The default is that clicking on the folder in the unity dock opens the home directory. Since there are shortcuts for all the sub-folders of the home directory in the sidebar already, I'd prefer the ...
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Hotkey for “Kde button” menu? And default shortcut-keys cheatsheets?

What's the hotkey to open that thing in KDE that's basically like the Windows' "Start" menu? I've found it surprisingly hard to find some basic hotkey cheatsheets for my shiny new install of ...
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How to make Ubuntu as default OS

I tried to install Ubuntu on my ACER C7 Chromebook and I am using it now. I want to change it as my default OS but as I type the command: sudo cgpt add -i 6 -P 5 -S 1 /dev/sda and then "password ...
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In Ubuntu 13.04 I cannot get Firefox to open .torrent files by default

I am trying to get firefox to open torrent files by default, it only gives me the option to cancel or save.... If I look in the Application section of preferences assigning Bittorrent or Torrent files ...
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Can't set Shotwell Photo Viewer as default XFCE4

I installed Ubuntu Minimal and installed XFCE4 as my choice of DE. After that, I installed Shotwell Photo Manager, but I can't set the Photo Viewer as my default for images. I can right click and ...
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Network restart cleared my routing table help

I'm trying to set up a client and server VM to access the internet through a gateway VM, and I tried to change my server to allow IP forwarding and I was told to restart the network. I did, but now ...
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Enforcing corporate desktop and short cuts on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

How can I enforce the same desktop image and pre-created desktop shortcuts for all users on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and prevent users from changing them please?
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default usergroup $USERNAME

I had to reinstall ubuntu server since my old HDD crashed. Luckily, I had a copy of /etc. So I simply migrated the /etc/passwd and /etc/group file to a clean ubuntu server 12.0.4 LTS install. My ...
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Zynaddsubfx error message; it won't initialize

I am tying to use zynaddsubfx with qjackctl and MIDI. I have it connected, and the configurations are set. This is what I see when I open zynaddsubfx: Default I/O did not initialize. Defaulting to ...
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Problem in creating all default directories while adding a new user account in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am facing a bizarre problem recently in Ubuntu 12.04 while adding a new user. User adding command such as useradd -d /home/username -s /bin/bash -m username in the terminal only creates a ...
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How to set the default paper size in freeplane?

I use Freeplane and would like to set the default paper size to A4 but I don't know how. It defaults to Letter every time and I have to change it every time I print. Is there a way to change this ...
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restore drive d and the data

i have just installed Linux on my laptop and it deleted my work on the other partition on drive D.I have not used any software yet and would love to be helped to recover the work thank you.
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Terminal missing in “other applications list” - How to change default application?

I want to run a text document in terminal but it is not located in the “other applications" list. I've heard you need to make a (Application).desktop file but I don't know what to type in the file.
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How to make “File” (default file manager in Ubuntu 13.04) as default file manager?

Before I use Nautilus as my default file manager, I also have a file manager called File. I changed File with Nautilus, but I don't know how to change File as my default file manager again. Can you ...
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How to open jar file using open JDK?

I installed "open jdk 7" on ubuntu 13.04, but not recognized in "other application" list to set as default. I need to open a ".jar" file with "open jdk7". Please help.
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Set default java in .bashrc

By default my ubuntu system is installed with the following java version: java version "1.7.0_25" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.3.10) (7u25-2.3.10-1ubuntu0.12.04.2) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM ...
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how to set “open jdk 7” as default application to opening a “.jar” file in ubuntu 13.04?

I want to open a ".jar" file that need to set "open jdk 7" as default. But apparently in ubuntu 13.04 is no way to set "open jdk 7" as default. I can not find "open jdk 7" in "other applications" ...
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Make default python to python3.3 on 13.04

I'm using 13.04, I can access python3.3 via python3. bu i want to make the default interpreter to python3.3. simple python takes me to python 2.7.4. How to upgrade?
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Change Lipik settings for all notes?

When I open a new note in Lipik (included by default in Screenlets), it has the default settings (font, color, background, etc.). So it seems that the settings are saved per note (instead of globally ...