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List of default fonts/font packages in a standard install

I'm working with the maintainer of the "Infinality Ultimate" patches to package these for a best possible experience on Ubuntu (see ppa:rjvbertin/infinaltimate). In order to create an appropriate ...
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Used tweak tool and lost primary mouse click! How to restore defaults?

I managed to lose the use of the primary (left) mouse click. Right-click and the middle/wheel-click still work, and hover and certain left-clicks (e.g., on the Unity side panel and top-bar applets). ...
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What is the default swap size?

How does the installer calculate what size of swap partition to create? Presumably it's based on installed RAM size, but does that depend on how much RAM?
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Change default application for a file type in dolphin and Firefox

Where do I find all the apps that are available in the program menu? SO, for example, for PDF files, both in KDE and in Firefox the default app is ImageMagik (not a good option), but there are no ...
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Making sense of MIME mappings

I'm having a little trouble understanding exactly how MIME works on the desktop. The specific issue I'm having is that certain file types (C++ source, PHP source, and a couple others) open with Geany ...
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Make Unity my default DE [duplicate]

Am using Ubuntu Studio running xfce DE, I also have Unity installed, how do I make it my default DE. am new to Ubuntu.
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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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How to stop wifi from reenabling after being disabled

I have a machine that has a wired connection and a wifi card, running Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. I'd rather leave wifi unconnected all the time, but have the option of turning it back on whenever I want, ...
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How to choose filename and save-folder by pdf-printing

VIRTUAL PDF PRINTER: Is there a way to tweak cups-pdf in order to be able to choose the generated file's name and default directory where the pdf file is saved (default set to ~/PDF/) ? Background: ...
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What are the best default locations for specific file types?

For an application I created, I am trying to find the best folder locations. I installed the application, as suggested by documentation, in /usr/share/company_name/product_name, save a config.ini file ...
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What is the default calendar program?

I've noticed that Ubuntu doesn't come with a default calendar program... why not?
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Making python 3.3 default python 3 interpreter instead of 3.2

So, to keep it simple. Ubuntu 12.10 has python 3.2 pre installed and it is linked to "python3". I downloaded python 3.3 and it's command is "python3.3". However, I downloaded pySide for python3 from ...
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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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No boot after reseting bios to default, Ubuntu partition gone

I set my bios to their default settings in order to try and boot a Lubuntu Live-cd but something I didn't consider is that it would wipe out my Ubuntu boot-entries. The only option I have now is an ...
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How to change the default parent directory for a new users home folder?

I'm mostly asking this as it's apart of an assignment that asks me to. "configure the default settings of linux for when you create a new user, their home directories are in /project/users directory ...
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How do I make Geany my default editor on Ubuntu?

I actually want to change the default text editor on my Ubuntu 12.04 from nano to Geany. When I used this code: update-alternatives --config editor .. I don't see Geany in the list. So to add ...
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12.10 restore default theme

I've been playing with different themes on my fresh 12.10 and it seems that I deleted default, if you can call it that, theme files from .themes. Now it doesn't show some icons like terminal's and ...
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How do I reset an ICC profile in Ubuntu?

I was playing with the color manager for my display and things went too far. I would like to undo applied profiles, or set it to default.
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Audio device changes on reboot

I'm using Ubuntu with Rise Vision for digital signage at our company. Its hooked up to a HDMI display with audio coming through the display. Its been working great until the end of summer after ...
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Why is Lubuntu default desktop environment

So I just wanted to try things out on 14.04, so I did sudo apt-get install lxde sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop When I get to the greeter, it reads Lubuntu (Default) Lubuntu Netbook LXDE ...
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How can I reset my GRUB background to default?

I installed some sort of software (I think it had to do with Gnome) that changed the splash image behind the GRUB boot interface from the standard purple background to a somewhat tacky Debian splash ...
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Ubuntu background changer not showing new images in /usr/share/backgrounds

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to add some more wallpapers to it. So I copied some wallpapers to /usr/share/backgrounds. But the wallpaper changer (All settings --> Appearance --> Look) does not ...
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change default printing settings

Is there any way to change the default printing settings in the dialog box? For instance, I would like the paper format to be always A4. Now it always appears as US letter by default and I have to ...
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Not understanding /var/www permissions [duplicate]

I know similar questions have been asked, but I couldn't find a solution because I'm not looking for a command to give new rights to the directory, I would like to understand it. I'm very new to ...
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unity come back to default

I did some changes via compiz, the result was this: As you see just time color is default and other like wireless and volume's color are dark. What is the terminal command to tell unity, come back ...
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CompizConfig Question!

Problem: Control left click is not opening up a window in a new page. Reason: I believe it has something to do with CompizConfig Settings Manager. Could anyone guide me on how to reset CCSM to ...
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How do I set default font for Amharic on Ubuntu?

I have this font that I want to use for Amharic/Ethiopic, while leaving the default for other characters, notably Latin. The problem is my Ubuntu OS seem to have a random way of choosing from among ...
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Command for checking the default terminal

My Situation Is: I am trying to make a simple IDE for NASM in Java. When I execute a .asm file in my IDE it open the terminal and shows the output. I am using xterm for this purpose. Now the problem ...
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What is the default data directory for mongodb if we install that in amazon ec2

I tried to find this info everywhere and couldn't find it. I already change mongodb.conf so I forget where the original directory is.
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Change default user folders path?

In previous releases of Ubuntu, I used Ubuntu Tweak to change the paths to the user folders (Music, Documents, Videos, etc). I can't find an option in Gnome 3 to do this, and Ubuntu Tweak's ppa still ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 14.04

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I wasn't hearing the notification on skype and started to mess around with the settings.Now I dont have any sound at all I started installing and removing packages like ...
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How to set the default audio recorder application?

I installed the tool audio-recorder doing this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:osmoma/audio-recorder sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install audio-recorder Now how can you set it up as default ...
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How to change default python version from terminal? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 where the default python version is 2.7. I would love to type python3 to run python 3.4. How can I set that ? (After that, I think I can run python 2.7 by typing python2).
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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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Juju and no default VPC on AWS

I'm trying to use Juju with AWS but when I bootstrap it says that it cannot set up groups: "No default VPC for this user (VPCIdNotSpecified)". I have no default VPC on AWS and it appears it's not ...
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How can I add a package to the default installation of Ubuntu?

I want to add the xclip package as default package in Ubuntu. When I install Linux then xclip package should also be installed with it. How can I do it?
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How do I set default programs?

I know how to set default web, mail, calendar, music, video and photo-viewing software (by opening System Settings) but I'd like to be able to set my default PDF viewer.
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Run a program with optirun by default (Bumblebee)

I'm trying to run Minecraft on my GeForce card (with Optimus, bumblebee is installed), but without having to type the command in the console every time I want to open it. How can I configure ...
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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 reinstall the default graphics drivers?

When I installed ubuntu 11.10, 64 bits I didn't have to install any kind of graphics drivers and all 3d efects were working fine. Now, it seems to be that graphics drivers are uninstalled. I can't use ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 resets to default settings after reboot

I upgraded to kernel 3.2 last night. Now: Gnome 3 resets to default after reboot and/or log out. Cannot change theme, font, etc through gnome tweak tool. cannot add any keyboard shortcuts that ...
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Trying to set Thunar as a default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04

Is it possible to make Thunar my default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully instead of quite slow Nautilus? I've installed Thunar and I must say there's really visible difference comparing ...
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startx and system-wide default gnome session

I get into X by startx (not lightdm). How can I define the default gnome session (gnome-classic instead of 2d/3d) system-wide for all users?
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How can i set Lotus Notes as the default mail program? [closed]

What should i write in the: X-scheme-handler/mailto= ? I have Lotus Notes 8.5.2. It doesnt work if i just trying to change it from System Settings==>Default applications. It ...
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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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What default fonts are used?

I was wondering what fonts are used in Ubuntu 11.10 and are they open source? The fonts used in Ubuntu have very cute Armenian character support, that's why I would like to know them, so I can install ...
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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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Why can other users see the files in my home folder?

I just added a new, underprivileged "desktop user," and I was surprised to discover that it can see the files in my home folder. What is the rational for setting up such lax permissions?
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Default terminal text and background both black

Upgraded to 12.04 and default terminal is black text on black background. I can right-click in the terminal and change the color, but the "Back Up" window is also black on black.
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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 ...