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Printers setting disappeared, cannot manage printers, ubuntu 14.04

I was following these instructions to install canon mp495 network printer on ubuntu 14.04. Those instructions did not work, so I went back to manually install it via the printers setting in ubuntu's ...
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How Do I Find My Current Desktop Theme in Kubuntu 15.10?

I have been using Kubuntu 15.10 for about 6 months, and have been using previous versions for over 3 years. I customized my desktop theme, icons, etc. to suit me, however, recently, I downloaded more ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Settings App Crashes On Opening “Displays”

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 - I had used V14 previously however I figured as 15.10 is the newest, I may as well give that a shot. As soon as I log in to my machine, I get this textbox that says ...
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Settings are missing

i don't know what happened, but settings application is missing from the dash, and when i attempt to open it from the power menu, nothing happens. Is there a way to fix that ? Thanks for reading !
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Choosing default browser

I am having problems choosing my default browser. As far as I can tell there are 2 ways to do it, and right now they are conflicting. What I want: default browser of Google Chrome Problem: In unity ...
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Wacom button and mouse button setting

I use my Wacom Intuos Pro. And it works very well. I try to use the pad buttons work like the left and right mouse buttons. But I can not. Can anyone help me?
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virtualbox setup - increase cpu after installation

I have just installed Ubuntu on virtualbox, however I have noticed when opening or minimizing an application, like firefox, is getting a little bit slow. Is it safe to increase the cpu usage to 2 ...
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settings - two printers and two languages

Why do i have two printers and two language settings? How can i fix this?
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User accounts not working in settings panel (unity)

I'm using ubuntu desktop, 14.04 64bits. When I click on the user accounts icon, nothing happens. Well in fact, something happens : I can't use settings at all. No more icons of the panel work anymore ...
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No more history in dash. I want it back

I don't see the applications I used already in the dashboard. I went in settings -> privacy, and the history use was already set. I unset it and set it again (who knows). I even rebooted, but nothing ...
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ubuntu time is wrong

Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly starts show time in GMT format other than my local time in Cairo, Egypt although my current time is 2:00 am
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ALSA Mixer settings won't save (Kubuntu)

Since I've been using Linux on my Macbook I've noticed that there's a red light constantly shining out of the headphone port on the left side of the machine. This doesn't happen on OS X, I've checked. ...
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KDE settings not getting saved

I did a clean installation of Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. I then installed KDE (5.18.0) on top of Ubuntu. However, it seems that no matter what changes I make in KDE nothing is saved. For ...
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Disable animated glow effect of tabs with new activity

How can one disable the animated glowing of tabs with new activity in Google Chrome for Ubuntu (running 15.04)?
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How do I change LAN settings in Ubuntu 15.04?

I need to set automatic configuration script for LAN settings as shown in the attached image. The way I set it in Windows is by following the path: Control Panel--->Internet properties--->LAN Settings ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Appearance in All Settings Crashes and can not change themes

I'm having trouble changing the themes in Xubuntu 14.04. When I click "Appearance" in "All Settings" It freezes and I can't scroll or choose/change the theme and it takes me back to "All Settings". ...
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setting mail server on ubuntu desktop 15.10

I installed Ubuntu desktop 15.10 and tried setting a mail server. Can anyone please share a dovecot imap/pop3 server config and a postfix mail server that work for a mail server, because I have tried ...
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Login required after resume from black screen

When my computer screen is off after a while, login is required to go into the desktop. I'm activating automatic login, so when I turn on or reboot the computer, no login is required. How can I ...
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How to fix “en_DE.UTF-8” (locales) warnings? [duplicate]

On my system I am getting errors(?) like this: bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (en_DE.UTF-8) or weemonger@awesomeLinuxSystem:~$ dpkg-reconfigure locales perl: warning: ...
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How do I re-enable a display?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 as a main OS in my laptop. I had deactivated my external display in display settings because I was moving my PC to my WiFi router (WiFi drivers weren't working, ...
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Ubuntu Terminal Profiles

I have looked around different terminal profile posts to figure this one out. But no one seem to be having the same problem as me! I have been trying to set a terminal profile but when I set as ...
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Skype chat progress is not showing whole history when started

When I start Skype so it always shows up a window that is totally empty when I open a contact I have already written with. I always have to change the setting to From beginning so that I can see the ...
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Change display count from 2 to 1

I can use 2 screens but I'm using only one. After installing f.lux (justgetflux.com) my screen count is 2, but only 1 is connected. So I can't use the Chrome browser anymore because he Chrome window ...
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The startup menu has vanished from my Ubuntu desktop. Now I can't restore factory settings

Startup menu does not show - cannot restore factory settings or shut down without pressing the shut down button. Amongst other problems that have recently popped up out of nowhere, the menu in the ...
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Changing click-drag delay setting?

To drag something with the mouse, it seems I have to hold the mouse button down for a fraction of a second before dragging (dragging immediately after clicking does not work). I don't like this, ...
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how do I make duplex printing the default?

I have an HP Colour Laserjet 4650hdn (not sure if that matters) hooked up to my PC. It can print double sided, and I would prefer for it to print double sided. Every-time I print something from ...
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How to change the default bluetooth and sound settings on startup?

Every-time I power-on my laptop my bluetooth device is on and my system sound is muted. Somehow settings are not saved when I shut down the computer. How do I fix this?
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Missing system settings and apt-get gives package dependencies not resolved error

Whenever I was trying to install a third party software like OpenJDK,sudo apt-get gave package dependencies not resolved error. So by reading one of the answers on askUbuntu I tried aptitude package ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 missing mouse pointer speed in settings

Missing pointer settings in my settings My xinput result: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Touchpad settings missing

New Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 is missing a critical feature for me : tap to click. Over the years i got used to double tab in the touchpad of my ubuntu laptop, but last upgrade that feature is missing. ...
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Screen resolution changes automatically from 1920x1080 to 1745 x 981. How to prevent the change?

I have monitor BenQ 24" GL2450 that I use as a second monitor. The first monitor is from my laptop that runs Ubuntu 14.04(LTS). According to the settings the resolution of the second monitor is set ...
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How to remove ghost languages

I have two ghost languages to select for the keyboard settings, altough they do not appear at the text entry settings panel (See the m17n* options on the screenshot). They only appear with my user, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity settings bug [duplicate]

Please help. My settings looks like How restore all items in settings.
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Make xinput settings persist after usb mouse is turned off (still connected)

I want to make xinput settings for my usb mouse persist after it has been turned off and on again. How can I monitor this event? This does not work, as I never unplug the usb receiver: How to make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 privacy setting shows recent apps and files can be shown in dashboard and elsewhere. What here elsewhere means

Ubuntu 14.04 privacy setting shows recent applications and files can be shown in dashboard and elsewhere. What here "elsewhere" means?
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How to backup Kubuntu 15.04 config/settings?

I would like to backup all my settings for the plasma desktop, dolphin, kate etc. I am working with kubuntu 15.04. How can I do this? Reason is: just a few moments ago my plasmashell crashed (black ...
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Profiles for desktop settings depending on connected screens

Is there any way in Linux to save a profile for desktop settings depending on what screen is active? (like, different fonts and so on depending on whether there is only laptop screen or attached ...
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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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How do I connect to my wi-fi in Lubuntu?

(Preface) Ive read all of the existing questions for Lubuntu and Wifi but only have more questions. Im new to Linux. I've entered all the network-info in to the VPN-connections as best to my ...
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Trying to download updates can't remember password [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and having problems downloading updates to the system. Every time the system prompts to the software repository setting authentication it prompts for a password. Now I ...
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Why is the Advanced section Update tab in Thunderbird blank?

I recently install Thunderbird, but found that in the Preferences, if you go to the Advanced section, and then the Update tab, you find that it is blank: Is this a bug? Or is it meant to be so on ...
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Unable to Update Several Packages

In the past two weeks, I could not update my Ubuntu system 14.04 LTS. In particular, every time I turn on my computer, the following window pops up. After I click "Install Now", it asks for my ...
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Altering default desktop background setting?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and am very pleased. I do have a question that probably has a simple answer. When setting an image as the desktop background, the default setting for desktop ...
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Screen ratio to TV through VGA to HDMI converter

Hooked up my machine to the TV through a VGA to HDMI converter, but now it defaults to 4:3. There is no option in screen settings to go to 16:9 as it says "unrecognised display. I need 16:9 to ...
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Sound by application controls

Are there any easy GUI controls that I can get access to which will allow me to set specific sound levels on certain specified applications in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, running GNOME Shell, and GNOME 3.14? ...
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Power Management settings for all users

is there a way to set power-manager settings to all users? i.e. I don't want to create a new user and forget about disabling use-time-for-policy.
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Different settings for Midnight Commander running as root and as regular user

Is it possible to have some settings for Midnight Commander when run as user $ mc and some different settings (e.g. skin) when run as root? $ sudo mc The motivation is that it is immediately ...
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Bluetooth speaker JAM connected to UBUNTU 14.04

thanks for taking the time to see my post. i ve bought a bluetooth JAM speaker and I am trying to connect it to the computer. The computer actually see the device, and I can even select it from the ...
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Troubleshoot networking issues

I'm running Lubuntu on my laptop and raspbian on a raspberry pi. In the process of trying to share the wifi interconnection with my raspberry, over ethernet cable, I've messed up my network settings. ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 Doesnt save custom keyboard shortcuts

Every time I try to assign a keyboard shortcut, it only stays functional until I log in again, then it resets to its original settings. Anyone have any ideas how to get it to keep my settings from ...