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Editing the default boot item in grub menu, a definitive answer?

Each time I've tried to dual boot Ubuntu with Windows I always have difficulty with the same thing... editing the default option on the grub boot loader. I'm now running 11.10 and have run into the ...
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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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How can I automatically mute the volume at every boot?

Sometimes I forget to enable mute before shutting down my laptop. Can I set it up to be muted by default every time Ubuntu boots, before the login screen is displayed? When I try DoR's suggestion ...
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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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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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How to reset evolution settings to defaults?

I have not used Evolution for long time now and I would like to reset all the settings and start from scratch. How would I be able to do this?
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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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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 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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Why does /bin/sh point to /bin/dash and not /bin/bash?

As far as I understand bash is the default shell in Ubuntu, so why does /bin/sh point to /bin/dash?
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How do I restore default settings and configuration, but keep local data, installed apps, and PPAs?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and while messing around with different things and trying out some shells, I've managed to mess my system up. Specifically I really messed up my GNOME session and can't get it ...
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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 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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How to read default key value with dconf or gsettings?

I would like to know the default value of a dconf/gsettings key. My question is a followup of the question below: Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings? What I'm trying ...
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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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What is the story behind the default times set in /etc/crontab?

To my understanding, this is the default configuration of /etc/crontab: # m h dom mon dow user command 17 * * * * root cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.hourly 25 6 * * * ...
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How to force Empathy Internet Messaging to change default webcam?

I just recently bought a new webcam. It is USB powered. For personal reasons, I wish to not use the built in webcam that came with my netbook. I want to use this new one. I love empathy, it is a ...
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Changing the default program for an application

I have installed MonoDevelop and after that Wine, but when I want to open an EXE file and then double click on it, it always runs with the Mono runtime, and if I want to run it with Wine, I should ...
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Lubuntu 12.04 change default keyboard-layout after installation.

I have Lubuntu 12.04 I accidentally set the keyboard to the wrong language when I was installing the system, and now I have to change that keyboard setting every time i start the computer. How do I ...
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Change default console position in CodeBlocks

It's so annoying to drag it over and over again. How to change default position of a console?
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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 ...
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Application dash as default

When pressing the super button the dash opens. It will always open in the home format. On the bottom you can choose between different lenses, the second one being the application lens with filter ...
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How do I dual-boot Windows by default? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set Windows to boot as the default in the boot loader? I am new to Ubuntu, but have used Macs and PCs for years. I am referencing the idea of how on a Mac, and you ...
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Reset to Default Unity Login

I just installed Kubuntu alongside Ubuntu 12.04, and it changed my login screen. I liked the Ubuntu one and would like to set it back to the default. How can i do that?
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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 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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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 I change the default Chinese font?

I've installed two Chinese fonts from the repos: UMing and UKai. I like better how UKai looks, but the default font picked by Ubuntu (when selecting a non-Chinese font) is UMing. For example, my ...
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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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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 can I change the default screen resolution? [closed]

Here's the scoop: I have a crappy VisionQuest TV that I am currently using as a monitor on my computer running XBMCbuntu. It defaults to 1280x768 which the TV will not display correctly. It appears to ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Security considerations for a default install?

So with an old burned install CD of Feisty Fawn I went through the process of completely formatting the Windows OS and installing Ubuntu on an old XP laptop. I then went through the online upgrade to ...
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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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What is default username & password for a persistent pendrive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Live CD asks for a username and password I am trying out Ubuntu 11.04 on a netbook. I created a live USB to boot from using this: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-...
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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 to set default zoom in evince?

I really love how evince works but this little thing making me annoy so much.When i select a title or a subtitle from the content menu it shifts the zoom and I'am going crazy.On windows it was just ...
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Where can I set the default terminal emulator? [duplicate]

GNOME Terminal shows up in several places: launchers which start terminal commands the Launch Terminal keyboard shortcut the menu items added by nautilus-open-terminal Does each of these ...
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System not reaching login on GUI

Yesterday I finally got around to upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04 (I'm very forgetful about such things). I did an upgrade through the update manager, first to 10.10, then to 11.04. Unfortunately, I've ...
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Default file manager changed, can't change back [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Chromium “Show in Folder” opens in text editor (Using ubuntu 11.04) I tried to open a torrent file in chrome, and it asked for my default application, so I ...
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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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How can I change the default location of sidebar content folders to folders in partition shared by win7 & ubuntu

I have a partition named Storage which is used by both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 where I have my music, videos, pictures and downloads. I'd like to have the sidebar icons with these same names (eg. ...
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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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What will be the default filesystem in 16.04?

Has it been decided what the default filesystem for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be? Will it still be ext4? ext4 is great, but it was already great in ancient Ubuntu 9.10. Ironically, Wikipedia states ...