Settings are options in a program that allow you to configure the program to suit your needs.

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Why doesn't php (cli) have a default memory limit?

After coming across a server that had an Out of Memory issue from a commandline php-script, I discovered that default (vanilla 12.04 LTS server install) the cli php.ini does not have a memory limit ...
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diffrence between the DNS setting in etc/resolv conf and etc/network/interfaces

I want to know the difference between DNS settings in /etc/resolv.conf and /etc/network interfaces. For example when I share internet connection from other computer(XP), I used to add the name server ...
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How to change and save mouse settings?

My cursor got all jumpy lately and I want to lower touchpad sensitivity, how can I do it? Mouse&Touchpad menu allows me to make changes but doesn't save them after I close its window. And there's ...
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Setup Wi-Fi's Proxy on Ubuntu os

Ok, on my school's wi-fi, it requires proxy to be setup, so I am asking if there is a way to setup a proxy on ubuntu's wifi settings, is there?
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The“ Interface” on Qjackctl is grayed out, how do I fix this?

I was working with Qjackctl and for some reason the Interface button in the settings area is grayed out. It looks like this: Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I would like to check to make ...
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Enforcing corporate desktop and short cuts on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

How can I enforce the same desktop image and pre-created desktop shortcuts for all users on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and prevent users from changing them please?
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Change Proxy Settings In UBuntu

I want to use the Ubuntu Software Center to install software, but I can not download them. How can I give my proxy settings in Ubuntu terminal (just like we use cmd in Windows to choose IE proxy ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Minecraft Bukkitt Server Settings/Plugins

I recently installed a Craftbukkit basic server on my Ubuntu 12.10 system. Note I did this without the desktop/gnome, all done on the command line. Now that I have the basic server I really need help ...
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How to turn off bluetooth? [duplicate]

I want to turn off bluetooth. It seems to be turned off already, but every boot it appears at the panel again. Here is how it looks at Settings.
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CIF single chip webcam settings [closed]

I have a webcam connected to my laptop, Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, I can't get a way to set my camera it only shows bright light. I have already tried a number of apps that use the camera to adjust it ...
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How to set a socks proxy server only for one user?

in Ubuntu 13.04 I tried to insert export socks_proxy=socks://address:port into ~/.profile but this is not working. PS: I need to set it only for a user so not in /etc/enviroment.
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Problems with backup/restore compiz settings

The problem I am having is that some of my compiz settings are lost after a reboot. I am using 13.04 and Unity. The problem is with the focus-follows-mouse, auto-raise and auto-raise-delay setting. ...
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xmodmap reverting periodically

I'm using xmodmap to swap control and command keys on my macbook pro. However, periodically the key revert back to their original state and this is becoming quite annoying. I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 and I ...
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Remove Tamil Fonts from ubuntu

I have installed ubuntu using wubi from windows. But somehow tamil fonts came up. Tamil fonts are appearing in menu bar. And Files and folders are even named in tamil. How can i remove tamil language ...
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Adjust speed of trackball mouse need extra help

I have just gotten a new trackball mouse, the only problem is it is to sensitive, and it's hard to do precise work. I have searched Google, Software Center, Synaptic Manager, and, several forums. I ...
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Regional Settings [duplicate]

Is it possible to pre-select the regional settings , Language, Time Zone etc on OEM based custom install image? So when user boots machine first time they get regional settings an simply move to USER ...
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gconftool2 settings aren't saved permanently

I tried to change some settings with the gconftool-2: $ gconftool-2 --set "/apps/hamster-indicator/show_label" --type bool "true" Checking if it was set returns true: $ gconftool-2 --get ...
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Detect if Radiance or Ambiance is the current look

To interactively change icon colors, I want my program to be able to detect whether Ambiance or Radiance is the current looks. I found this value to be stored in dconf-editor under ...
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GNOME panel buttons not working on with GNOME 3

I am running under Ubuntu 13.04, I installed GNOME 3.8 and working perfectly. However, I this superior bar where I can log out and see the sound, bluetooth and network settings, if I click on either ...
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saving files..all LOST after shutdown and settings

I cant understand it...no matter what file I save, .JPG. music , text doc. or even session password for gmail...once I turn off the computer they are all GONE . ! is this a security setting that I ...
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Change mouse speed

I would like to change the ratio between the pointer speed and the mouse speed. Changing the sensitivity and the acceleration is not what I'm looking for: sensitivity is something like the ...
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How can I revert ubuntu settings after gnome-shell install

I have Ubuntu 13.04 32 bit. Recently, I installed Gnome 3 because I wanted to try something new. It looked and felt awful, so I removed it via ppa-purge. Unfortunately, some of my setting were ...
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Cannot find Orca GUI based settings manager on Ubuntu 13.04

I use Ubuntu 13.04. I found Orca could initialized in Universal Access, but I cannot find its GUI based settings manager. I can't even start its settings manager via the command orca --setup or with ...
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Why does `startx /usr/bin/unity` not load my desktop settings?

I am trying to open a second X session with unity on display :1. For this to achieve I open another terminal (e.g. tty 6) with Ctrl + Alt +6 and login as the user whose desktop session I want to ...
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Pantheon Not Completely Installed?

I have just installed the pantheon shell today, and I have not found any help with this yet. I am not just a random noob, i use a bunch of other shells and i also have a few development applications ...
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Is it possible to change ubuntu skin color?

Can we change the Ubuntu skin color to any other colors like silver. What i mean to say is the default Ubuntu color is Magento (one kind of pink color), i want to change the Ubuntu skin color to any ...
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Bluetooth usb adapter and headset paired but no sound

I want to be able to use a Bluetooth wireless headset as my audio out/in. The default install properly detects the presents of the new USB hardware and after going through the Bluetooth menu options, ...
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saving ubuntu settings to load into a new machine [duplicate]

I will soon be receiving a new machine (yes, I need the improved performance!) how can I transfer over all of my current Ubuntu settings and files to the new machine. This is very important because I ...
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How to disable blinking cursor in Gnome 3.8?

There is this proposed solution to disable the blinking cursor in Gnome terminal. However, it no longer seems to work for Gnome 3.8. The option /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default in Gconf does not ...
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Why does Chrome not stay as the default browser in Xubuntu 13.04?

If I go to Settings Manager > Preferred Applications and make Chrome (or chromium-browser; there are entries for both!) the default browser, then logout or reboot and come back, the default browser is ...
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Changing DVD settings.

it looks like I made a mistake on my settings. I want to install a program, but the computer thinks that I want to watch a video. Is it possible to change the settings?
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Can't change / configure system settings

I just performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS without any issues. I updated the software, I installed the recommended proprietary drivers, installed any additional software that I wanted with ...
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How to change the defaut settings of Home Folder? [duplicate]

How to change the default settings of Home Folder? In particular changing view>icon to view>list for all directories.
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Xubuntu power settings file

I'd like to create a toggle for suspending/doing nothing upon closing the lid for XFCE. For that, I need to find out where is the following setting stored: Creating the toggle script and panel ...
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Is it possible to close vlc to system tray?

I have recently installed vlc remote in my phone and I can't use it unless vlc is opened so I was wondering if it is possible to always keep VLC opened like skype and utorrent in windows, Thanks in ...
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Cannot change keyboard repeat/delay in Lubuntu 13.04

Settings are located under Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard. Adjusting the Repeat Delay and Repeat Interval does nothing. Neither rates change in the test text box, nor do they ...
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How to open on single mouse click

Somehow I changed the setting from the default double click to single click which makes the right click open the file when I want the right click menu. So I need to know where I did it so I can ...
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change default printing settings

Is there any way to change the default printing settings in the dialog box? For instance, I would like the paper format to be always A4. Now it always appears as US letter by default and I have to ...
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Is There a Way to Print Preferably to a Connected Printer?

I use my laptop in two offices, each one with its printer connected via USB. Unfortunately I keep sending documents to print to the wrong printer. I would like my documents to be send automatically ...
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how to install system settings

I installed synaptic, and it wiped out the default system settings. I didn't like synaptic so I uninstalled it, but now, I don't have system settings anymore. How can I just install the system ...
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In settings menu “Background” entry appears rather than “Appearance”

"Appearance" still appears in the dash but opening it only opens system settings. I have a feeling this problem is related to this one
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How to launch google-chrome with custom parameters by default?

I want to launch chrome and chromium from the unity launcher with the --purge-memory-button option. For chromium I was able to add the above parameter to /etc/chromium-browser/default but that's not ...
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How can I use gsettings to configure settings with relocatable schemas?

I am trying to configure a setting with gsettings in the Terminal, to avoid having to install special non-default applications to configure the settings. However, when doing so, gsettings complains ...
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How do I make my synclient settings stick? - Ubuntu 13.04

The default setting for synaptics touchpads includes a paste functionality mapped to the upper right corner of the touchpad. I can disable this behavior by running the command synclient ...
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Player to set short-keys for 1-second ahead/back jump?

I need to transcript to text some recordings and I need to jump back and forth, but sometimes 2-3 secs, sometimes 10, or more, or less. (On the long run these differences are not trivial in this type ...
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Where are the mouse settings in Ubuntu 13.04? [closed]

After upgrade to 13.04 I cannot find mouse settings. There are only settings for Touchpad available in the 'Mouse & Touchpad' settings. The settings for mouse are missing (speed, acceleration) for ...
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Unity Launcher Icons gets fuzzy when on odd numbered setting

Fuzzy icons when odd number-sized in launcher bar - unity Description of the problem When entering the appearance settings in the system tools, you can change the unity icon-size with a slider. ...
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Why does XFCE ignore my preferences?

After re-configuring the screen setup (nvidia x settings), my XFCE starts in the default styling and shortcuts such as Alt+F2 are not working anymore. Whenever I check the shortcuts under settings ...
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ubuntu live-usb doesn't save settings

When I boot my laptop using my live-usb, and then change the settings (e.g. desktop wallpaper) and then reboot, the settings go back to default. How do I make the live-usb save the settings?
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How Do I Change Icons in the Dock “Plank”?

I'm wondering how I change icons for specifically the dock "Plank". I've only managed to find a way to change theme, but not icons for the actual applications in the dock. Is it possible? If so, how ...