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Kile on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I really like Kile to edit latex documents. I tried some other editors, but I really think Kile is the best one by far. However, one thing in Kile is very annoying. On my ...
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I've lost control of all my settings on Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for the last three months. I had installed programs, and kept them on the launcher and used a wallpaper manager - Variety. This morning when I opened my Laptop, I found that all ...
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Mouse sensitivity in 14.04 dissapeared

If I go to "Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad" in Ubuntu 14.04 all the options are gone! How can I bring them back?
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Poor video quality 12.04

Using both a Dell 17" monitor and a HP 1740 I get bad video quality with a Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I tried all of the resolution settings with the monitors, but the fonts are multi-colored and smaller ...
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desktop wallpaper changer

After updating to ubuntu 13-10 on both my Dell inspiron desktop as well as samsung netbook,the desktop wallpaper changer /appearance settings vanished from my ubuntus.Was the support removed.Although ...
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Xubuntu Monitor issue

I did a presentation with my laptop with an external monitor (using latest Xubuntu). After the end of the presentation my laptop ran out of battery. When I got home an logged in again, I had only a ...
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How To assign keyboard shortcut to a new application in ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10. I installed Terminator(Terminal emulator) and after that uninstalled Terminal now i want to assign ALT+CTRL+T keyboard shortcut to the above said application. Is there any way ...
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Ubuntu Settings won't open with Gnome 3 desktop installed

So I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit, and have been using the Gnome 3 desktop since the day I installed 13.10. However, just recently the settings app has stopped working. When I try to open it through ...
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How can I store printers locally?

I usually upgrade to a new version of Ubuntu by making a clean install. I do use a separate /home partition, so most of my application settings stay in place. One thing that bothers me though, is ...
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Getting Cyrillic around Ubuntu - Unwanted

I'm new to Ubuntu and I choose Kosovo as my country during the set up. That's my country indeed, but my language does not include Cyrillic symbols at all. I guess this is a misunderstanding that Linux ...
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How to edit displayed bash name [duplicate]

I've done some googling, and looking around this stack overflow, but this one seems to elude me. How might I reduce/edit the displayed bash name on the terminal prompt? I.E. This: ...
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Monitor (screen) settings

Both defaults for screen settings (1024x768; 800x600) don't match properly. Circles are not shown as circles, but ellipse. Where can I get more options?
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Tools windows from system settings are visually messed up. 13.10

I use messed up because it's hard to describe, check out this image for what I mean: Each option in my system settings has the background removed like that. Also if you notice the top bar is big ...
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how to save changes in terminal

im trying to configure my mouse speed I set it up to a speed that I like using the terminal but when I restart the pc or shut down it losses all the setting I had input is there a way to save the ...
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Xubuntu 12.4 does not save any desktop settings

This is getting annoying that my XFCE desktop on a Xubuntu 12.4 fresh installation does not store any of my desktop modification to its settings , for example I've added Keyboard Layout widget to the ...
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12.04 no sound and alsamixer problem

12.04 no sound.I installed 12.04 three times and tried forum answer but not fixed for my problem. I change alsamixer setting but after restart alsamixer settings returns back to old settings. How ...
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How to make custom refresh rate stay saved?

I'm testing out 14.04 on a partition to see if I want to use it as my main desktop for when it's fully released, but I've encountered some problems. I have a 144Hz monitor, so in the the Nvidia X ...
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“Turn screen off when inactive”-setting from terminal [duplicate]

I want to turn the "Turn screen off when inactive for x minutes" setting (in the brightness settings) to "never" from the terminal, but I couldn't find the right command. This will be used in a ...
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Ubuntu 3.10 Appearance menu missing

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 3.10, but I have decided to move back to Unity for a variety of reasons... I have installed Ubuntu-Desktop all ok.. however one issue is that in the SETTINGS Page, there is ...
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Whenever I shut down I lose photos, passwords, etc. How do I fix this?

Every time I shut down I lose all my Photos,passwords and the like,I need to know how to fix this so it saves my changes and my photos.
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Logitec V450 Cordless laser mouse problem

Ubuntu 13.10 Mouse: Logitec V450 Cordless laser mouse. Problems: On the desktop my mouse always make a double click by right button so it is always create new map icon :S It is crazy!!! In the ...
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gedit external tools Build broken

I've enabled external tools in gedit and ever ytime I attempt to use the build tool either by pressing Ctrl+F8 or by clicking the menu item nothing seems to happen. It should run the make command. ...
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Hide Fingerprint-GUI Dialog

My computer has a fingerprint reader, so I installed the fingerprint-gui ppa/package in order to use it. It works perfectly, but the dialog box looks very bad. I like how on Windows, there is never ...
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Unusual graphic glitch in settings menu, among other windows

So I have this issue with how windows display in windows most prevalently in all settings menus, and I can't resize the window. I honestly have no idea what to call it, but it is an inconvenience that ...
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Disable vibration when pressing key on Ubuntu Touch

I just installed Ubuntu Touch on my Android Nexus 4. Seems promising but there is not so much settings in the UI. One annoying thing is this vibration when touching the screen: can we disable that? I ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu Without Losing Setup

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10 released but with 14.04 somewhat near, I'm having questions about the upgrade process. When I installed 13.10, I had a boatload of major problems (audio drivers, display ...
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false display settings

hy, i already use ubuntu since 13.04 came out, but i do not know since when i have this anoing bug, which shows me that i would have two displays, but i only have one. this appears on gnome kde and ...
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What is the Name of System Settings for terminal [duplicate]

What can I type to launch system settings from the terminal
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Brightness and lock setting dissappeared from All settings panel

somehow I found that Brightness and Lock setting is missed from Settings panel. All other settings are working properly. Is there any way to bring it back?
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Unable to keep dual screen configuration?

I have installed latest NVidia drivers for my graphic card and then used NVidia-settings program to setup my dual screen configuration and save it to xorg.conf file but each time I restart system it ...
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compiz not accepting my changes

ok im using ubuntu 12.04 and im trying to change the keybind for the window context menu (i think thats what its called.) alt+right click opens a menu: minimize, unmaximize, move, etc. i need to get ...
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How can I change the default nautilus-actions settings for all new users?

How can I change the default nautilus-actions settings for all new users? I need to install Ubuntu on many machines. They will all be customized with some nautilus-actions actions. Users will be ...
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Settings and configurations are not saved on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently installed 12.04 LTS. Whenever I rearrange the launcher icons they reset to their initial order after a reboot. Also, although I can change the time and date settings, none of the changes ...
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Time and Date not showing and the options are faded

I like being able to see the date and time in the upper-right hand portion of my screen. Recently, my time and date have disappeared. I tried adjusting Time and Date through System Settings. I noticed ...
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How to reset wifi settings?

I was experimenting with WiFi settings and after that I've set everything back but doesn't work as it was before. Is there a way to reset wifi setting as it was at the first start?
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Problem changing settings in desktop and programs in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. installed, but it wasn't very stable, so I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 in its place, removing everything from /, but keeping /home. Now I have several, but possibly related ...
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Cannot change the amount of time before the screen turns off

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot change the amount of time before the screen turns off. I access the settings and then the Brightness & Lock. I see a scrolling menu that looks like that: ...
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Enabling Integrity Measurement Architecture in Ubuntu?

Hi how can I enable Integrity Measurement Architecture (IMA) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I have a value idea that it is done somewhere by changing some configuration but don’t know how to get into those ...
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Problem with CompizConfig Setting Manager?

I've installed CCSM, but unfortunately not a single check boxes are responding.I cannot check the empty check boxes or vice-versa.What's wrong ? Please help!
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How can I reset Document Viewer's per-document settings?

Document Viewer appears to remember my settings (scroll position, zoom, full-screen, etc.) for each document. I've recently changed its default settings and I want them to apply to all documents, ...
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How to See Hibernate in the Power Setting Correctly?

I enabled hibernate and it works. Also I can see hibernate option in the system menu and in the power setting as an option of "When power is critically low". However I cannot see hibernate in the ...
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Weird setting in Ubuntu 13.10 after reinstalling unity

After reinstalling unity in Ubuntu 13.10 my setting is weird now ! I don't know how to solve but I have attached image below ! How can I fix this?
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Screwed up DNS settings in 13.10

When I run nslookup internal.foo.com I get Server: 127.0.1.1 Address: 127.0.1.1#53 ** server can't find internal.foo.com: NXDOMAIN For some reason, I am not getting the ...
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remove nvidia settings

after deleting the .nvidia folder on my home I cannot login. After login a black screen appear and after return the login screen. I remove also all nvidia application except nvidia-304-update and ...
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dumb power setting ensure dim screen all the time

It's quite dim, but when I unplug, it gets brighter. Funnily enough, when the battery gets critical it goes dim again, and if I plug it in in a dim state it finally gets bright with the power plug ...
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Encryption problem with Chromium

I recently re-installed Chromium web browser. Upon starting 'er up, the error box that appears says; `"Didn't sign in to Chromium," And the mouse click then takes me to the login page where after i ...
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How to change view of desktop popups?

How I can change the color or view of desktop popups in Ubuntu 13.10?
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fan stays on with HP Pavilion Elite HPE-140f desktop pc using Ubantu 13.1

I have just installed Ubantu 13.10 on my HP Pavilion Elite HPE-140f Desktop PC. I use Windows 7, 64 bit. The issue I am having is a fan (not sure which one, think it's the graphic card fan) is noisy ...
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Saving Underscan settings in Nvidia

It seems to be a common issue with ATI cards, but I can't find much about it for the nvidia cards. Each time I reboot the underscan settings seem to fail and the screen will 'pan' a little bit to the ...
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How do I apply my mouse settings globally?

I have tweaked my mouse sensitivity to be just right, and swapped the mouse buttons since I use it left-handed. This was done using the user "Mouse & Touchpad" settings in Gnome. I'd like this to ...