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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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where are the screen resolution settings on KDE

Where are the screen resolution settings? I started the KDE system settings and see this: Are there somewhere else? Where? Or is something broken? Maybe some missing permissions?
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How to change the location of Viber downloads folder

Files transferred by Viber are stored on ~/Documents/ViberDownloads by default. How is it possible to change the destination to a location under ~/Downloads?
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What do these uGet settings (curl+aria2, aria2+curl) mean?

In uGet settings, plugins, I see the option called 'Plug-in matching order'. Curl or aria2 can be selected as the active program that runs the download with two of the options; but what the other ...
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Kde : How to minimize windows from the task bar

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04. I am used to be able to open and minimize windows on the desktop by clicking on their miniature in the task bar. How can I get this behaviour back ? For the ...
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Volume indicator is missing from the notification area of the Panel [duplicate]

I have already uninstalled PulseAudio because of the audio bug, though in the end I did not change anything and therefore I removed it and the volume indicator from the Panel. Now I reinstalled ...
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After installing compizconfig-settings manager settings no longer work

Heres my issue, i work with ubuntu and set up a very effective keyboard shortcut system that, after i had to install compizconfig-settings manager stopped working. In dconf the keybinds are still ...
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Allow root access without passwd

Have a VirtualBox Ubuntu guest (14.04) used for the sake of testing only. The root user has its own password, so I can login as root in a separate terminal (su -), or directly from a login session (eg ...
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setting date format in menubar on top of desktop

How do I change format? When I open "time & date settings" I find very limited possibilities. So is there any file which sets my date format in clock shown on top of screen? The only thing I need ...
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Desktop icons and background not showing

I'm using Xubuntu and recently changed my desktop background to an image. It was working normally, then the icons disappeared and the custom background no longer shows. In the display settings the box ...
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PCIE module options

Exactly after last kernel upgrade, my HDD started to make errors, switch to Read-only operating system, etc. I'm using a PCIE card to connect this SATA2 HDD to my Ubuntu Server. dmesg lists some ...
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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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How to change Details in System Settings

I want to make my own linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to know how can I change the logo picture with Ubuntu in System Settings >> Details >> Overview.
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SSD settings under UBUNTU 14.04,

I have just set up a NEC with ubuntu 14.04 amd 64, the hard drive is the SanDisk Ultra II SSD. I have found some information on this site, and it is different from what I have read elsewhere. ...
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Increase scrollbar width (Ubuntu Studio 14.10)

How can I change the width of the scrollbars? (.. .. .. in menus, in settings, in firefox) I want to help my mother (72) using a computer too, but her eyes and orientation is less than mine, so it ...
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Child windows on System Settings have become transparent

For some reason the sub-windows from the System Settings have corrupted. By this I mean the backgrounds, which were white, have now become transparent. While jumping in and out of these child ...
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Any Desktop Desklet App?

I have used Rainmeter on Windows and wanted a similar tool for Ubuntu. I have tried conky but it was a lot harder. Please refer a tool with a good GUI.
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.10 (Pulseaudio + ALSA)

I installed 14.10 few days ago and also discovered eq for pulseaudio. I followed the instructions carefully, but I didn't like the way my system sounded so I decided to delete it. After a restart, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Network Connection Edit Greyed Out

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 I preloaded Ubuntu server to use the software raid utility then install ubuntu desktop so achieve a gui. My network options are greyed out. I have network connectivity ...
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User account password won't save or work?

I have tried to change the guest user account password several times. I unlock the account, click on password, enter a password, click on change, and then log out. After the fact, I try to log in ...
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How to fix Unity locked disabled settings?

I am not able to adjust any of the settings in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything in Unity is locked/disabled. I've tried uninstalling Unity and reinstalling it. I've tried installing xscreensaver and that did ...
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Ubuntu every time resets to installed settings when I reboot

Every time I log in or reboot my system, the Ubuntu settings reset to what they were when I first installed the system. I am using ubuntu 14.xx latest one available. I am booting from USB. I did this ...
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I can't change my desktop settings

The background settings (right click on wallpaper) seem to be locked. I can't change nothing, not even my wallpaper. Any ideas?
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Systems Settings is completely empty

I have been running Ubuntu 14.04 for some while with no problems. I've not knowingly changed anything, but all of a sudden none of the icons in system settings are showing. When I load system ...
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CompizConfig Problems

I have installed CompizConfig on my computer and configured it to what I want. I'm using Cube with wallpaper enabled and four different wallpaper for each side of the cube. Everything works fine ...
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How to lock option in xfce-settings-editor?

I just can't tick lock option. Nothing happens. And type field is greyed. If I run it as root - the same bug occurs.
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Make external display resolution auto set

everytime i connect to external display i have to type these commands to set optimum resolution: $ xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync $ ...
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Help with OS Issue Ubuntu 14.02

My OS has started Hiccuping since it came back from a system resume after I loaded Blender application into Ubuntu. It seems to only affect the video, but it is irritating and also my Systems ...
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Cairo Dock malfunction

I just upgraded recently to the new Ubuntu 14.04 and I downloaded and installed the cairo dock for my desktop. The issue that I am having with it is not with the dock itself but with the windows for ...
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How to backup softwares and settings?

I have Linux and made changes globally rather than at user level. I have to backuup settings for below: I have manually installed some softwares.I have installed them in /home/gaurav/Programs/ and ...
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indicator-multiload (System Load Indicator) don't show cpu usage correctly

I have accidentally deleted CPU usage percentage from indicator-multiload menu and now I can't remember what it syntax looks like and can't go back to how it was. Possibility 1 (simplest one). Can ...
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How to change the date format in Nautilus/Files list columns?

I'd like to set Nautilus' date format to ISO-8601, but both of the old ways that answered the question for 12.04 are no longer available. How can the date format be changed now?
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What is the meaning of the `greeter-export` setting in sound menu?

If you inspect com.canonical.indicator.sound with dconf you can see there are two settings global-mute greeter-export Are they documented anywhere? What is their precise meaning?
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How to change username on 14.04.1 [duplicate]

I would like to change the name that I see when logging in. For some reason when setting up ubuntu it ask you for a username but then it uses your real name instead as a username, why is it done this ...
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How to lock screen when mouse is moved to right-bottom corner?

I'd like to lock the screen when I move my mouse to the bottom-right corner. Is there a compiz-configuration for that task? I could not find anything in the compizconfig-settings-manager and system ...
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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 ...