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How to access “Previous Reports” on Ubuntu GNOME?

In Ubuntu (Unity) in the unity-control-center one can access one's history of reports by going to Security & Privacy > Diagnostics > Show Previous Reports. But there seems to be no such ...
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gnome-control-center missing options

I was having issues with microphone input and followed advice here to fix alsa-base. In doing so I have lost a number of options from gnome-control-center. Most people with the issue found that ...
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Network gnome-control-center crashes

i have this issue on my Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS when i open the system settings (gnome-control-center) > Network the window just disappears, launching it from terminal it gives this : (gnome-control-...
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How to get the Ubuntu wallpapers on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and although those who maintain GNOME for Ubuntu claim that they do update the wallpapers every new release, either it's not updating, or it ...
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Package name of the Unity monitor manager GUI

The default GUI tool for dragging external monitors around, changing their resolution, mirroring the monitors, etc.; this tool is somehow gone. I’d like to install it but I can’t figure out the ...
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Why does the gnome-control-center say that I am running 16.04 when I am running 15.10?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, however when going into the Details section of the gnome-control-center it tells me just under the logo that I am running 16.04, though it then below ...
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What does it mean to restart your session?

I just went into the gnome-control-center > Region & Language and changed the Formats section to Russian Federation, however now it is tell me to restart the session: But what does this mean?...
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How to edit icon layout in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu settings)?

I would like to change the current icon layout in gnome-control-center to a list view. The reason is because I'm running Gnome 3 with a bit of enlarged text to be able to read from 4 meters away (TV ...
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14.04 gnome-shell gnome-control-center screen does not work on desktop, why?

After hdd crash. I decided to also install latest ubuntu 14.04.4 now. Kernel 3.19 (previously I was still using the older kernel). After installing ubuntu I installed gnome-shell. I was again hit by ...
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Why is 'speech-dispatcher' listed so many times in sound settings and what is it?

Yesterday the list looked like this: Today the list looks like this: So what is this speech-dispatcher that I have never seen before? And why so many of them? Information Update: I went into ...
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How to add applications to GNOME (3.16) Control Center (no Unity)

Previous threads on AskUbuntu are from 2012 and the method used there is no longer supported. It looks like GNOME has closed off the control center for modifications (simply editing .desktop files won'...
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Wrong distro and logo in GNOME control center

I want to edit the logo in gnome-control-center details, but I can't find the location where the image is stored. It also represents the wrong version (screenshot). Because I'm building my own distro, ...
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Sound Settings window too wide

In the picture you can see that the sound settings window is absurdly wide. There is one sound output device that plays to all connected devices, and it's name is very long, as it lists all of the ...
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Gnome-Shell behavior in Ubuntu 14.04 is off after installing and then removing Pantheon

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04.1 with Gnome-Shell for a few weeks now and I decided to toy around with pantheon using this guide. I decided it wasn't for me and I removed pantheon via purge. I also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS never remember primary screen/monitor resolution

I use Ubuntu GNOME with Nvidia graphic card (two HDMI and one DVI output). My monitor is connected through VGA - DVI adapter and work natively in 1920x1080. Since I was unable to change my screen ...
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Why am I not seeing all the system settings?

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time (switched from a Mint), and I'd like to set my preferences, which are, among other things, disabling cleartype altogether and moving some keys around (caps ...
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14.04 - gnome forgets disabled keyboard shortcuts after boot. Is there a workaround? [closed]

It is a very annoying bug: I need the keys combination <ctrl><alt>Arrows for some other use (eclipse). But this combination is reserved by gnome for navigation. Disabling it in Settings>...
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Why do my display settings revert after I reboot?

Specifically, I have to set which of my two monitors is on the right every time I reboot. I'm using gnome-control-center, in Gnome3. Ubuntu 14.04. Why are my settings being reverted when I reboot?
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What happened to my settings?

I removed LibreOffice because I use Kingsoft Office for everything (since I come from Microsoft Office, I find it simpler to use). But now, this happened to my settings: Most of the options are ...
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LSB shows different version than Control Center

Command line shows ubuntu version as 14.04 while GUI shows 13.10. I was upgrading my system yesterday from 12.04 to 14.04. When around 60-65% updates were installed, I had to shut down the system. ...
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“Could not get screen information” error

I have Ubuntu 13.10 32bit OS. A few days ago I added gnome3 ppa and upgraded to gtk 3.10. I had to fix many gnome bugs. But I couldn't find a solution to this one. When I try to open display ...
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Change mouse speed and not the acceleration [duplicate]

I've been searching for a good few hours on how to change the mouse speed on Ubuntu 14.04, but all the answers and tutorials I find only teach me how to adjust the acceleration and not the speed. I ...
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Why does gnome-control-center have png images for a fingerprint reader? Does it have one and can I use it?

So I was randomly looking at images on my computer and I found these in /usr/share/gnome-control-center/pixmaps: I didn't think Ubuntu had any built in fingerprint reader support. So why are ...
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How to get Ubuntu standard background settings dialogue back?

After installing the gnome shell in Ubuntu 13.10 the dialogue for changing the desktop wallpaper gets replaced with gnomes's dialogue, which is feature less, poor and useless thing. To illustrate the ...
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How to apply changes done to dual monitors without restarting gdm or lightdm

I know gnome-control-center display changes the file ~/.config/monitors.xml. But when I restart my machine, gnome-control-center display don't remember my previous settings for dual monitors. So I ...
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How add shortcut of Printer setting on Desktop Panel on Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome Desktop, I'm looking for a way to add "Printers" shortcut on Desktop Panel, I need to change printer settings always. How can I do this?
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Get Wacom CTL-480 to show up in gnome-control-center?

I have installed support for CTL-480 tablet as per: Why is my Wacom Intuos tablet not detected?. Thus, the pen moves the pointer and clicking all the buttons on the pen works. However, the tablet ...
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Ubuntu Settings (gnome-control-center) crashing after i try to access Network Settings [closed]

Im having serious problems after installing Ubuntu 13.10. I cannot access my network settings under system settings. Whenever i try to access network settings, the settings app crashes off. This is ...
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How do I reset everything in regards to my network connection?

I've been trying for weeks to try and get my wireless adapter (Atheros) to play nicely with a PEAP network at my University. It connected to just about anything, except for the one here. After ...
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little conflict between xorg-xserver and gnome-control-center?

In Gnome-Control-Center with 'Brightness and Locks' - suspending of screen is set to 30 minutes. But after 30 minutes Linux is then crashing and I have to reboot. Have then settled bug-report. Seems ...
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No mouse options in “Mouse & touchpad” panel [closed]

I've recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 (new install). The control panel "Mouse & Touchpad" has only two options: "Primary button" and "Double-click". Google shows me that other users have much more ...
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Printer Job Always 'Stopped'

I am running Ubuntu 12.10/ GNOME 3 Remix (amd64). When I try to print anything from my Lexmark S605 Interact, the job automatically stops under job status. I might be missing something really ...
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Only root sees all icons in gnome-control-center after upgrade to Lubuntu 13.04

Symptoms: root@ThinkPad:/# gnome-control-center => gnome-control-center opens correctly showing all modules root@ThinkPad:/# gnome-control-center sound => gnome-control-center opens the sound ...
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Black background in Gnome control center

I must have messed up something, because all of the subwindows in Gnome control center have black backgrounds. It makes them quite hard to read. I use Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome Shell 3.8. Changing ...
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Cant open gnome-control-center?

When i click on system settings in the dash nothing happens. When i run the command gnome-control-center i get the following output. gnome-control-center: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Clicking sound settings crashes gnome-control-center

I am a new Ubuntu user, having only just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a few PCs and using it for basic stuff (web/mail, music, video, etc). I love both the idea of open-source and the actual system ...
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Timezone in “Date & Time” from gnome control center is frequently wrong

Currently on a system with ubuntu and awesome as the window manager. For some reason changing the timezone in gnome control center does not do a thing. Running date returns the right timezone (as ...
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Cannot reset my password

I cannot reset my password I'm kinda stuck... I tried resetting my password with the recovery mode but it says error! Does anybody know how to solve my problem??? I also could upload some ...
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Why are items missing from System Settings; how do I get them back?

My settings window currently looks like this: Obviously, a lot of items should be there and they aren't. They have been present before in XFCE and in Unity. I've seen other questions about losing ...
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How to add access controls to Accessibility Options?

We are having issues in our labs where students set the magnifier and a few other settings intentionally to make the system almost unusable. I was thinking about controlling this activity, but ...
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Why doesn't Preferred Applications include an image application?

You can use "Preferred Applications" to set your media player, web browser, etc, but why does it not provide an option for images? You can use Ubuntu Tweak to set the image viewer for all of the ...
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How to register VLC as a multimedia player in Ubuntu system?

In "Preferences - Preferred Applications" there is a choice of Totem and Rhythmbox (actually it was, before I've uninsulated both of them favouring DeadBeeF for audio, raw mplayer for video and VLC ...
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Why is there an 'About me' panel?

When I go to System -> Preferences -> About me, I am able to give all sorts of informations, like my name, my e-mail address, an avatar, et cætera. What is it made for?