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Minimized Windows

How do I find (or have them displayed at the top or bottom of the screen) windows that I have minimized? My daughter did something to my computer and when I minimize a window it disappears.
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How to enable single click?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 installed with the default window manager and DE. I am trying to enable single click so I can open files and folders with only one click. I tried googling and all results said to ...
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System Settings/ appearance

I upgrade the Ubunto from 12.04 to 14.04 and, I can not find the appearance in the system settings, beside some other settings. May someone help me with it?
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Where are settings store?

Is there a setting or config file store user settings changed in system settings window? I used to change keyboard's delay and repeat speed, change appearance background settings, change screen ...
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how to set default screen resolution in Kubuntu 14.04

OK, so I found the new screen resolution setting button, thank you, but now I need to know how do you make it stay. Every single time I reboot it resets the resolution back to some strange default ...
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Locking all setting

Is there a way to lock all the system setting on ubuntu so people cant change them without permission? example removing printers. I am taking care of a schools computer room and teachers/students are ...
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After upgrading to 14.04 arrow down doesn't work / action seems to be wrongly assigned on Xserver

after upgrading to 14.04 (from 12.04) the down arrow is not working properly anymore on graphical system. On console the key works fine, but not on terminal (within X). Unfortunately I didn't found ...
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How to backup user preferences and packages list to be loaded on different machine / after format?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my other computer, but first minimize work needed to recreate my current Ubuntu configuration, including packages and their settings (like apache2, mysql or wallch). Can ...
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Everything Resets after reboot in 14.04

I just installed 14.04 and after I reboot, all my settings revert as well as all installed apps go missing. It's as if I'm booting in for the first time every reboot.
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How do I set a gtk default font?

I'm trying to set the gtk default font to DejaVu Sans 11. In ~/.gtkrc (and ~/.gtkrc-2.0) I have # ~/.gtkrc-2.0 style "all" { font_name="DejaVu Sans 11" } widget_class "*" style "all" ...
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Fixing options after switching to another desktop environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) and recently installed xubuntu-desktop environment. After switching to Xubuntu , There are some option not working like: Here following not works: About This ...
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No “Date and Time” Gui Tab [closed]

The time is displayed on the top panel on my Ubuntu 13.10. When I click there, a menu opens as usual. But, when I click on "Date and Time Settings", it does not open "Date and Time" window, rather ...
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Is it better to use the UK or USA server? [duplicate]

I live in the UK, so it should be better to use the UK ones. But, the USA one is more likely to be well maintained and have the better connection speed. Which should I use - is there a testing tool, ...
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Is there a system-wide spell check setting?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on a new hard drive, and now I have to disable spell checking in just about every application. Can I do that for the whole system?
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ALPS touchpad detected as PS/2, corrected with psmouse-dkms-alpsv7 but reset after reboot

Hope someone can help me a little with this problem. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z510, with a ALPS touchpad. And OS = Kubuntu 14.04 (Windows 8.1 alongside with it) The touchpad is detected as an PS/2 ...
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display resolution broken after sleep

I recently install xubunut 14.04 About half the time when I wake it up after the display goes to sleep display settings are wrong (maybe just the resolution). Rebooting has fixed it so far. How can ...
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Why does what the updater tell me vary?

I have updates set to run immediately: Why do I sometimes see this window, with "Updates are ready to install": And sometimes see this, with "X.x MB to download":
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Cant install unity-control-center after update to 14.04

I was running 12.04 then upgraded to 14.04 and tried to reinstall unity-control-center but i get: unity-control-center: Depends: libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (>= 1:0.99.1) but 1:4.0-0ubuntu11 is to be ...
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Manage GPU settings like turn-off v-sync, antialiasing ant etc?

From the Nvidia X Server settings i have this: https://copy.com/rB7ho3D0leoa Not the GPU settings I am looking for.
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Cannot change the text entry language on Ubuntu 14.04 under VMWare Workstation on Windows 7

Host: Windows 7 SP1 Virtualization platform: VMWare Workstation 10 Guest: Ubuntu 14.04 Hardware: Acer Aspire V5-573G Under System Settings -> Text entry I added English, German and Bulgarian. Then ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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How to change the DNS server across network interfaces?

The only consistent solution for changing your DNS server is to change it in each individual network interface. This means for Ethernet and for each wireless network you use. I'm looking for a way to ...
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Getting Ubuntu to remember settings for Twitch TV

I only really noticed it on Twitch but everything I go to watch a stream I have to force it to go to the highest quality. Usually if you choose a setting it will always be there but I can go to the ...
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How to set up a Video call call using Empathy and google+

I'm trying to set up a video call between a Lenovo Z580 laptop and a Samsung Ace 2 Android smart phone using google+. The laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with Empathy and the phone is using Hangout. ...
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How to set the speed of a single mouse click

If you do a slow single click on a unit launch icon or a menu item in the taskbar Ubuntu interprets this as a move rather than an open command. I would like to increase the time threshold at which an ...
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Launching Firefox leads to display issues

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time. I'm using a PC Chips motherboard, AMD 64 bit processor with 2 gigs of RAM. After logging in I see the desktop, but when I open Firefox I get a ...
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Missing update manger & setting in ubuntu 14.04!

After upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I couldn't log to ubuntu any more -when I tried to login it said : failed to start session ,after searching I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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Remembering Window Positions (and preferrably sizes, too) in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and I am finding one thing to be very irritating. That is, when I open any application, it opens at the top-left of the screen. The first thing I ...
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Is there a “Settings history”, or a log of changes in configuration?

P.S. I have just found Is it possible to monitor dconf for changes? It, together with the answer by Volker Siegel, answers my question. A note for Xubuntu users: some settings are not in dconf, but in ...
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7z “ultra” settings for zip format

7z "ultra" settings for .7z format are: 7z a -t7z -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m -ms=on What are the "ultra" settings for .zip format (using 7z)?
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Ubuntu 12.04 not remembering settings

Ubuntu cannot remember many settings I have set. For example, when I customize the keyboard layout, it does not remember it after restart. Nor does it remember which programs that I have locked onto ...
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Nvidia - Enable threaded optimisation

I often see people write how enabling "Threaded Optimization" in the nVidia control panel (on Windows) can improve performance in certain situations. However I can't seem to find that option in the ...
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CompizConfig Question!

Problem: Control left click is not opening up a window in a new page. Reason: I believe it has something to do with CompizConfig Settings Manager. Could anyone guide me on how to reset CCSM to ...
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Unity “slow” to apply settings

Hello Ubuntu community! I performed a new Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits install (fresh new install, not an upgrade). All went correctly, but Unity/Ubuntu has a strange behavior... It starts correctly, but ...
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Network Settings disappears

I need to apply systemwide proxy. When I went to System Settings and then Network, the networks settings screen flashes very quickly and then disappears. Other settings pages are working fine. I am ...
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Configs reset automatically after every boot in Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu in a friend's computer and he keeps telling me that no matter how many times he changes basic settings such as the screensaver (time until screen goes black), it goes back to ...
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How can I re-order the activities in KDE?

I would like to be able to manually edit the order of my Activities in KDE. They are not listed in alphabetic order or the order that they are created, yet I haven't figured out how to change this ...
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System Settings doesn't Respond

After installing Ubuntu, my system settings worked well until after I installed compiz config settings manager and then it stopped responding to mouse clicks. I uninstalled compizconfig settings ...
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ubuntu 14.04 change windows dimension

May I change the opening dimensions of applications? I have tried installing ccsm but there is no more the item "widows rules" and I did not found something similar that could help me. Thank you
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Why does the “all settings” button in unity-control-center have no effect?

I have installed a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop system. I haven't configured anything yet. Thus, the very first action was to start the unity-control-center by clicking on the gears icon. Then, I ...
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Only able to connect via ethernet. WIFI isn't even an option

I have looked through the community but being new gives me a disadvantage... I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed on a Dell Latitude D830 I went to software updates and enabled the broadcom driver Also ...
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System settings and software center disapeared

This is my 1st time to try a linux desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 with a hope to have a stable and usable version of linux. It worked well at the beginning with some popular applications at the first day. ...
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claws-mail forgot about read/unread anwered/unanswered marks after update

I've updated my system to 14.04, thereby manually copying my home folder (including all hidden files and folders) with cp -a to the new system. In claws-mail, all my mails and settings are present as ...
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I can't open systen settings nor sound settings

When I click on the little gear symbol and then system settings nothing happens. When I click on the little speaker and then sound settings nothing happens. How do I fix this?
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System Settings icons missing in 14.04

I did a fresh install of trusty 14.04, but a lot of icons are missing. I installed from DVD which was painfully slow and I hope to avoid repeating the process, especially since I started customizing ...
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How to prevent switching Print key shortcut back?

I've set my Print key to Take a screenshot of an area, but every time I logout and login it changes back to Take a screenshot (of full screen) without unsettin the old one ?! and saves the full screen ...
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LinuxLive USB does not save settings

I am new to Linux. I have used/tried all of these utilities: "LinuxLive USB live-usb-install-2.5.2", "LinuxLive USB Creator 2.8.28", "unetbootin-windows-603", "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.2" to ...
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How can I open Java's Control Panel?

How can I open Java's Control Panel to change the security settings?
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How to change the screen gamma-curve?

Where can I change the gamma-curve of my monitor under Ubuntu? I can't find it under systemsettings. I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 130.
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Cannot use any applets in Settings

Settings launches as normal, however when I try to open any applet within Settings the Settings window freezes. I am able to move the Settings window around the screen but I cannot select any other ...