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Switch from path bar to location bar permanently in Nautilus

As most of you know, you can switch between the visual location entry, and the text based one in Nautilus, by hitting Ctrl+L. When I tried to set this value permanently in gconf-editor, it doesn't ...
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How to set Guake as preferred terminal emulator for “Run in Terminal”?

I've recently installed Guake and like it a lot. I'd like to set it as my preferred terminal application. That is, when I right-click on a bash script file, click "Open", and choose "Run in Terminal", ...
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Per file-type preferences in gedit

I'm trying to use gedit for two different tasks: developing Python software and writing Latex documents. Both are based on pure text files, but they are very different: e.g. Python code needs to be ...
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No bass from the speakers

In Ubuntu 11.10 no bass sound at all when try to play mp3 or 2channels audio. I have 5.1/6 channels speakers. When I test speakers from the sound preference it works perfectly fine and then I try to ...
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Link clicked not passed to firefox

When Firefox is set as my default browser, any links cliked in another application open a new blank Firefox window, not a new tab or a new window with the page I want. Is that a problem with the ...
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Changing default BitTorrent program

I have multiple torrent programs installed and when I download a .torrent file (in this case an Ubuntu ISO) using google chrome and open it, it doesn't open in my preferred program. How can I change ...
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How to hide rulers, statusbar, scrollbars in GIMP persistently?

I am using GIMP 2.6.12 on Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to hide the rulers, the status bar and the scrollbars but they keep reappearing after restarting GIMP. How do I make them disappear forever? I ...
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How can I change tomboy note's background colour?

How to make Tomboy Notes have a different theme that are easier on the eyes like black font over a lightgrey background rather than a darkgrey font over a white background. I have explored Tomboy's ...
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How do I find “system > preferences”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where to find administration, preferences, etc? Many Ubuntu instructions start with "System > Preferences". On Ubuntu 10 there was a System menu in the upper left corner of ...
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Get directory-specific Nautilus preferences on 14.04 LTS

Unsure how to word this, but is there anyway for Ubuntu to display certain folders, certain ways. I have alot of holiday/family shots, in a large number of folders named after where they from. So ...
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Is it wise to remove standard software and replace them with personal preferences?

I am lucky that hard disk space is not an issue however there are applications that come with the Ubuntu distro that I will never use and I have preferences for other packa ges. For example I use K3B ...
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Repo preferences over one to another?

if a same software (different version) are present in two repos both added in sources.list then which one will get installed when I run install command apt-get install x ? Also how can ...
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Is there a global shortcut to access the application preferences of an active application?

The application preferences in the menu options do not show a shortcut for fast access. I'd like to have a unified shortcut to access the applications preferences in any application. How can I get a ...
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How to make evince “Send To…” work with Thunderbird in Xubuntu LTS?

I am currently working with the evince 3.10.3 document viewer on Xubuntu LTS 14.04. When I hit File > Send To..., I receive the following error message from evince: Could not send current document ...
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No keyboard layout in keyboard preferences to match Danish macbook

Some critical keys (@) are in accessible on my Macbook running Natty. It's a 2006 danish keyboard model. Is there a way to edit the layout without resorting to Terminal? Alternatively where could the ...
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How to make Nautilus list `..` for parent directory in all folders [duplicate]

I've scoured the File Manager Preferences, GSettings and The Internet as best I can, and I cannot find the setting the hides the .. meta folder for parent directory. Even with "Show Hidden Files" ...
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Change where basket saves notebooks?

Currently I am trying to use Basket but, I can't find the place where it lets me change where my Baskets are stored. I need to keep them encrypted from prying eyes and want them located in /media/...
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Firefox menu is missing

I have just installed Ubuntu 12 and started up Firefox so I could configure it. But there doesn't seem to be any way to access preferences. No menu bar appears at the top. right-clicking (in ...
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Indicator-Weather hangs when trying to change Location

I have always used Weather Indicator (indicator-weather) for all my weather-related needs on Ubuntu, since 10.04. I now use 11.10 and have indicator-weather installed from the Ubuntu repositories. I ...
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How to make permanent change to .config/user-dirs.dirs?

Each time I changed and saved .config/user-dirs.dirs, and after restarted the system, the XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR are reverted: diff --git a/.config/user-dirs.dirs b/.config/user-dirs.dirs index 8f6e2db.....
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Program Preferences no longer recognizes Desktop webmail

Until today, I had desktop-webmail as my preferred e-mail client. Today, I clicked on an e-mail link, and up popped an Evolution window. I do not know of any changes that I deliberately made to ...
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Thunderbird won't remember that I've turned off Global Search and Indexing

I've turned off Thunderbird's "Global Search and Indexing" over and over again. I've deleted the global-messages-db.sqlite file more than once. This works for one session, but as soon as I restart my ...
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How to save/fix the column width in the Nemo file manager?

Is there a way to fix/save the width of the columns in the file manager Nemo (using 2.4.5 in Xubuntu 14.04)? Even for each folder? At the moment the column widths can be changed in a tab and the ...
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Not able to set Nautilus as my default file manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Thunar being default file browser I wanted to try out xfce and installed it. When I launched the file manager in xfce, it prompted me to choose between thunar ...
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Ubuntu One Windows crashs when opening preferences [closed]

Ubuntu One on Windows keeps on crashing every time I try to open the preferences window. I tried re-installing many times and still crashes. Is there a fix for this?
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Problem on running shell script (how to NOT make it run from gedit) - Ubuntu 12.04

I want to run shell script or at least run it from terminal. I tried going to home folder/edit/preferences/behaviour and set executable text files to 'ask each time' but it doesn't even give the ...
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How do I make gvim start on desktop?

I mean, whenever I start and save files using gVim, have it know to save the files into my home directory. This is annoying because each time I save any file using any program then I save it on ...
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Can't change startup programs in Startup Application Preferences

I opened and changed startup programs in Startup Application Preferences. Then after reboot the preferences didn't change, they are the same as it was before. Why I can't change nothing and how to ...
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How do I add xfwm4-settings to the Preferences windows in Lubuntu?

So I am running Lubuntu 12.10 and I just switched my windows manager to xfwm4 following the instructions here: Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu? I was wondering, how do I add ...
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Having Xubuntu at its minimal display level,need the actual version of xubuntu with the eye candy features!

I just installed xfce4 on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop.And this is how it looks like,less eye candy, This is how it looks like But i just need the desktop to be like the below, as i have Graphics card ...
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Quick-Change of Language Environment

I'm learning French, and one thing I would like to do is to quickly switch the entire interface between English and French without logging in/out. Same idea as changing the keyboard layout, except ...
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Is there a way to find out the current volume level?

Like the question states. Is it possible to change any system settings such that when I hover over the volume control applet or slider, the current level is shown in a tooltip (the number)? Or is ...
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How do I create a boot disk from an existing installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I want to make a boot CD that when used can run (without installing) an copy of Ubuntu already installed on my system with all the same ...
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Enabling numlock

I want numlock enabled everytime when Ubuntu starts. Here I found a guide how to do it, I just can not get into "Keyboard Preferences". When I go into "Keyboard" there are just "Typing" and "Shortcuts"...
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Cannot edit the preferences of the Gnome-terminal

After I restarted my computer today, I found the color of my Gnome-terminal looks different from usual. And I cannot edit the profile preferences or add a new profile to edit. here is the snapshot, ...
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Customising Recent Files Folder By Time

Is there any way to increase the length of time that files are registered to display in Recent folder? I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.04 and Unity. Thanks
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brightness keeps going to 100% [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time. Although I have set brightness a million times, every time I start the computer, it goes to maximum again. If I restart the computer it remembers ...
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System-level energy/power preferences

In Windows, mmc allows to set energy/power preferences for all users at a system-level: they can't change these settings until an administrator unlocks them. Is there any way to do the same in ubuntu?...
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Custom settings of XTerm

Is there any way to keep the settings of XTerm I've applied so that it opens with these settings when I reopen it(Stuff like text size, set by CTRL+RightClick)?
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How to get saves and progress from one machine to another Battle for Wesnoth?

Long story short, I'm on "new" ubuntu, but got external HDD with Ubuntu partition. Both are Ubuntu 14.04, maybe with different modifications. I think I broke this other Ubuntu (it was while ago, so I'...
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Where can I find the startup applications in 12.10

I'm using 12.10 and am looking for where I can configure the startup applications. I've read that I can find it in System > Preferences > Startup Applications, but that seems to be in a ...
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How can I find a folder that starts with a .? [duplicate]

I've just read this answer about changing Spotify preferences, but I don't understand; where can I find the file ~/.config/spotify/Users/[Spotify user name]-user/prefs to be able to edit it? Do I have ...
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Sublime Text 2 not saving preferences [duplicate]

I recently installed Sublime Text 2 on my Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that whenever I open it, by default it opens up to two files: sublime.desktop and defaults.list. Also, whatever preferences I try ...
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How to enable Empathy incoming message notifications?

I installed empathy in Lubuntu. I want a notification to popup when a message is received. However, when I open edit -> preferences -> notifications, it doesn't have an option, "show incoming ...
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Test Sounds Missing After Messing With Pulseaudio and JACK

So after installing JACK and using 'sudo usermod -a -G audio username' and restarted. This made JACK work however no program using pulseaudio (more or less everything) made any sound. I purge removed ...
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Why doesn't my gedit(ubuntu 12) have an edit button

Hello I'm pretty much a newbie with linux, and I have decided I want to use gedit with some addons for developing "ruby on rails" sites. The problem I'm having is that my gedit has no edit-button and ...
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No Orca magnification in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a visually impaired Linux/Ubuntu newbie. I've installed 12.04 from a live CD and have the Orca screen reader running at start up. Speech works fine but there is no magnification. When I open Orca ...
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Gedit does not save preferences (Ubuntu 16.04)

I'm trying to use gedit to learn Python, but whenever I save a document, when I reopen it my preferences (i.e Tab width and Display line numbers) are not saved. I would also like to change the default ...
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Where are Nautilus settings stored?

I would like to know where on the file system Nautilus settings are stored.
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Xubuntu opens a new firefox instance on extern link

I set up Firefox Developer Edition on Xubuntu and switched the Preferred Applications entry to /opt/firefox/firefox "%s" (the installation directory.) Now, whenever I click on a link outside of ...