Default refers to the setting/program set, etc. that was the initial configuration. This is a very generic tag, use a more specific one if possible.

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Default mount options on auto-mounted NTFS partitions (how to add `noexec` and `fmask=0111`?) [closed]

I use auto-mounting of external USB devices, and it works as expected, except that NTFS partitions are mounted with executability flag on. For example: /dev/sdb1 on /media/Elements type fuseblk (rw,...
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How can I make rhythmbox open maximised initially?

When I launch Rhythmbox I always have to go to the panel indicator and choose to show rhythmbox. I have looked at the preferences and see no option to make it show as default. Can this be done?
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Does Ubuntu encrypt the home folder by default?

My laptop has been stolen and it contained highly sensitive data. I did have a password that was required to login, but I am unsure if my data is safe. (at this point the data is more valuable than ...
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What happens if I delete the default folders in my home folder?

What are the consequences of deleting any of these? e.g.: How will applications that expect them to be present behave? Where will the items on my desktop go?
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When will GNOME Shell be the default interface?

In what Ubuntu release will gnomeshell become the default interface.
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Network Preferences Occasionally Defaulted upon Login

Sometimes (but not all the time, oddly enough), when I log into my system, Networking will be disabled by default. Is this a common issue, or is there some workaround I missed to set 'On' as the ...
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add default route on boot [closed]

I'm trying to add a default route on my ppp0 connection, I want the default route points to that connection. I tried to add it in /etc/rc.local but I don't think that is the right place to do so. I ...
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How do you start-up in the login screen with Num Lock on? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable numlock at boot time for login screen? I use numbers in my password and would therefore like to start Ubuntu with Num-Lock enabled. This would also be handy ...
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How do you use a shell other than bash at a terminal as default?

When you drop to the terminal via Applications -> Terminal or Ctrl+Alt+F1 etc. bash is used by default to interpret your commands. If you wish to use another command interpreter (like zsh or fish), ...
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How are applications selected as defaults?

Whenever I install Ubuntu there are certain applications I automatically install, instead of using Ubuntu's default (VLC comes to mind). My question is about how some software is chosen over others ...