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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 ...
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Keyboard layout do not fit

I have a problem with Keyboard layout on Ubuntu 13.10. My regional settings are italian and also the keyboard seems (in the settings menu is selected italian one) but when I digit special button I ...
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Light locker isn't saving my changed settings

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N10J Computer, and Light Locker and it isn't saving my settings changes to it. I have tried restarting my computer, logging out... it doesn't work. I want to ...
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Can't find .config folder in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm reading instruction to move files into .config folder tree specifically ~/.config/geany/filedefs/, but can't find it in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Unable to type in korean?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to type in Korean by adding the Korean language by using the language support and input method switcher. However, I am still unable to type in Korean. I ...
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I disabled my touchpad, and now there's no option to reenable it on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop(Lenovo Z400). Last night I disabled the touchpad, because I was using external mouse. Today I tried reenabling the touchpad, but there isn't that option any more ...
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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 [closed]

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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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