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Find default desktop directory

Years ago, we had a sysadmin who set up the default install so that all users start out with trash, their home folder, and some application launchers on their desktop. I'm currently in the process of ...
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what is a default color of the bacground of command line terminal [duplicate]

Hey kinda of a lame qustion, but I just update my ubantu to biolinux and the color of my command line terminal got changed, its kinda annoying cause I'm used to dark purple color, Im trying to create ...
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Software & Updates defaults

Is the default setting for version 14.0403 LTS for all to be selected for the "Ubuntu Software" tab and for "Updates" everything except "pre release updates to be selected?
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Making file size-dependent editor (for the same mimetype)

I have some really large files in my drive as Data. My default editor is gedit. I wish to know if I can change my default editor to something else like say glogg, for files above a certain threshold ...
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How do I recover the default version of some configuration file?

By accident, I messed up a configuration file. How do I recover the default version without reinstalling or affecting other things?
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How do I disable my laptops builtin keyboard?

I have a problem with my laptops default keyboard. It is broken... to sum up. It gets stuck on the 'h' key and you see ghsdhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... ----> (arrow signifies that it goes on ...
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Dashboard search - change default page

Every time we Ubuntu users click the dash icon, and the Dash opens, we are always greeted by the "general search" (home lens) page. Is there a way to change this? IE: I want to make the dash always ...
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Which are the advantages of `sudo` defaulting to keep $HOME? [closed]

This question is a side-effect of Default owners/permissions of files in user home directory, and after a search which found this Q&A on Unix&Linux SE. When you use sudo command only a ...
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Change default python version in IDLE

So, I'd like to have Python 2.7.6 when I open the IDLE (that is the one pre-installed on Ubuntu); instead, the idle opens with the one that I have installed (2.7.5). How can I do that?
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Keyboard Cursor Blinking Default Settings

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3. I broke keyboard cursor blinking default settings. How can I go back to the first installation in that setting? Image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/iIiHg.png
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issue with dhcp default network file

I'm installing dhcp server on Firewall and under that firewall i setup two clients who ll get dynamic ip addresses. I give static ip address to eth1 port on which i'm installing dhcp server on ...
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Where can I find a complete list of packages that I have installed after initial installation?

I want to save the list of packages that have installed. I figured it might be the best to list all and diff it with the default set. Edit: Clarification: I don't want to get the list of installed ...
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Setting up wireless hotspot to be on at boot

TL;DR: Can I set Ubuntu up to - from boot - have the wireless hotspot turned on? My mother-in-law lives so far from civilization that she can only reach the Internet through a 3G dongle, which works ...
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How to change default locale so new users will inherit it?

My ageing PC running Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) has been working fine for years, with everything working perfectly for me. However I have a problem whenever I add a new user, which I have to do ...
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How to configure KDE default settings for a new user of a group?

I'm a sys admin on Kubuntu 11.10 machine. Where do I configure the basic config for a new user (say belonging to group "users")? Edit 1: I want to configure langauages - currently my new users get ...
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Any file browser well integrated into Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop able to open desktop folders in tabs instead a new window?

Double clicking on folders in the desktop interface of Ubuntu will open them in Nautilus. This is a briefing of my research so far: I have installed PcManFM. I like it because it very quick. However, ...
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How do you know the install directory?

I am a beginner Ubuntu person. How is it possible when you do an apt-get install [program] that you know what the actual install directory is? After I install a program, I literally have no idea how ...
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Can't open Terminal!

I've customized the terminal to put a transparency. But I put a start command "dir" to see what happen, now I open the terminal ,he makes a dir and closes. Before I could to change the default profile ...
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Ubuntu Live on Pendrive: How can I default booting to Ram Test?

I would like to create some Ubuntu Live pendrive for booting Ubuntu, but most often testing RAM: So, as long as the most usual behavior of this boot manager would be the RAM testing, I would like ...
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Restore permission default of /usr folder [duplicate]

I ran a stupid command: sudo chown -R ngoclb:ngoclb /usr. Then I couldn't use sudo command and login to Ubuntu. To fix this issue, I using recovery mode to chown /usr to root (sudo chown -R root:root /...
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In what directory(s) are the default ubuntu icons located?

I accidentally deleted the Downloads bookmark, and I wanted to recreate it with the same icon, but I can't find it.
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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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Unable to set Chrome as the default browser; what else can I try?

I have done everything I can to set Google Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.04, but absolutely nothing seems to work. Anything new I could try would be greatly appreciated. Whenever I open ...
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How to use GRUB as default bootloader while dual booting Win7+ubuntu

I installed windows 7 first and then Ubuntu, booted back into windows and used EasyBCD to use the Windows 7 bootloader for dual booting. So when the system is rebooted Windows bootloader comes up ...
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Delete every self installed material and reset ubuntu to default without reinstallation

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and while I was playing with the files and the terminal, I destroyed my system.(Destroyed means Software Center got deleted, Lazarus(IDE for pascal programming language) got ...
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How to set default program to open specific file type

I wish to set the default program to open .jpg files and other image files to GIMP. To do this as said in one of the answers here, I went into this section (Right-click > Properties > Open With):...
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How to choose custom programs to open specific file types?

I installed gpicview (to view pictures, as the name suggests). I want it to be the default image viewer program, but it is not listed in the application list (Right click on an image-> Properties-> ...
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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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Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/....
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Set default folder for screenshots [duplicate]

I take screenshots very often. I have a dedicated folder for screenshots, but I have to select it each time I take a snapshot with Ubuntu's default screenshots tool. How can I set the default folder ...
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How can I get IntelliJ IDEA's “Show in Files” to open Nemo instead of Nautilus?

In IntelliJ IDEA (or any of its related IDEs such as PyCharm, WebStorm, etc) you can right click a file or folder and select Show in Files as highlighted here When I do this, it opens the folder in ...
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Ubuntu Live 14.10 Default Password for ubuntu-Desktop-next

Hi am trying use try ubuntu with live cd, and i could see there is default username called "Ubuntu-desktop-next" may i know the password for that.
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How to set default Wifi to connect to? [duplicate]

I logged onto my neighbors wifi one time like a year ago and every single time I close my laptop it will log out of my wifi and try to log-in to my neighbors even though I barely get any signal from ...
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Change Default Font for a Specific Language

Is there any way to change the default font for a specific language like Persian/Farsi? I don't want to change the whole font system. I like Ubuntu Font very much but the Persian/Farsi version is very ...
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How do I set which PostgreSQL version is to be used by default?

I have 2 different versions of PostgreSQL installed on my system (Ubuntu Lucid): /var/lib/postgresql/8.4 /var/lib/postgresql/9.0 By default, when I run a PostgreSQL command such as createdb or ...
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Make shell script default to run file extension

I'm trying to make the default application for .asm file extension to be a shell script that I made. Basically I have a .sh script that runs MIPS Mars and I want to make it the default application to ...
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What be the default permissions of mysql directories in ubuntu

default permission of /etc/mysql /etc/phpmyadmin /var/lib/mysql /var/lib/phpmyadmin
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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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How do I make Firefox Developer Edition my default browser?

I want to make fde my browser by default, I installed it following this guy's video and clicked the "Use firefox developer edition as my default browser" but when I closed and tried to open it again ...
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Forgot default keyring password Ubuntu 14.10

So...I forgot it. I actually might have spelled it wrong first... Any advice?
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Default keying: How to require password?

Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit I always had to enter password for default keyring, immediately after logging in. Just noticed that the popup asking for password doesn't popup any more. How do I go back to ...
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Which are the default Ubuntu 14.10 gtk, icons, cursors and windows themes?

If I'll know that, I'll be able to remove the others via Terminal. I have a Unity desktop. Thanks in advance.
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Cannot set system default Desktop Environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I completely uninstalled Unity and lightdm, and installed Gnome 3 with gdm. Now I can log into Gnome Desktop by selecting Gnome from log in screen. However, if I ...
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Using Ubuntu alone as an OS

As subjected, I am looking to use Ubuntu as an ONLY OS for my Laptop. I was using Windows 7 & Windows 8 [Not-Activated]. Then I thought to use Ubuntu only, and to just un-install both the OSs from ...
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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, ...