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

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How can I get Summary and Description of Schema using gsettings

I prefer to use gsettings over dconf-editor because dconf-editor lacks of command-line options to go to a schema directly (eg. I have to do "org - click - gnome -click - settings-daemon - click - ...
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How do I recover deleted entries from Xubuntu Settings Manager?

While playing with the "Edit Menu" (Application menu), I deleted some entries for settings (like "Display", "Appearance", "Desktop" etc.). This also deleted the entries in the Settings Manager. How ...
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System Settings has two online account icons?

I have two Online Accounts icons in System Settings. I'm pretty sure it's a bug. Clicking the red one shows me my facebook account, Clicking the blue shows nothing, so I can probably deduce those ...
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Resize the window control buttons (close, restore, maximize)

How can I change the size of the close/restore/maximize/minimize buttons of the windows? They are too small for me. With a big monitor, it's difficult to position the mouse over them. Is there a ...
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Unable to understand what jdk location is

I have java installed correctly for sure. aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis java java: /usr/bin/java /usr/bin/X11/java /usr/local/java /usr/share/java aaa@ubuntu:~$ whereis javac javac: /usr/bin/javac ...
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How to stop reordering of the same kind multiple preview windows in task switching?

When using task switching in the default graphical mode of Ubuntu 12.04, if they are multiple windows of the same kind, eg. multiple Terminal windows, you can see them all together and select which ...
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How to customize mouse click?

I would like to open everything in one mouse click. Where is the setting to do this?
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Ubuntu and Thunderbird forget my settings — how can I stop this?

A greenhorn here, so apologies for not spotting a probably simple solution. Ubuntu Unity sometimes loads with wireless internet switched off. Thunderbird never remembers basic user settings such as ...
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Where does one set the extent of the Desktop in Ubuntu?

I would like to control the dimensions of my Ubuntu Desktop. Currently the files I download onto the Desktop do not seem visible, as the Desktop extends well below what's displayed on the screen. I ...
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Error message when entering iptables command (table does not exist)

I have been trying to install Spotify, but when logging in I get a message saying I have an error 101. This appears to be related to either my proxy settings or to my firewall. Following instructions ...
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Where does LXRandr save its display configurations?

It looks like LXRandr can save configurations. But where are they saved and in what form? (I was thinking about activating them by shortkey.)
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Kubuntu : display avatar in lightDM

lightDM isn't displaying my avatar when I try to login (i changed it in kde control center) would it work if I used gnome control center for user management ?
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Where is the cursor speed for mouse keys configured?

I have mouse keys enabled on two computers running Ubuntu 12.04. On one of them, the cursor speed is reasonable. On the other one, even when using the same keyboard, the cursor moves unbearably ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 5.1 surround sound problem

I fail to set all speakers to work on the Genius 5.1. (Such connected work well on Win 7). I tried with alsamixer and pulseaudio but I do not succeed. aplay -l gives this: **** List of PLAYBACK ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 basic questions [closed]

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have couple of questions. After trying Ubuntu 12.04 in Virtual machine a like it a lot and I've decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 as my second OS ( dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu ...
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12.10 Screen jitters/flickers when ever it needs to redraw graphics

I just got started with ubuntu on my intel nuc (16Gb RAM, 120Gb SSD, intel HD 4000 running ubuntu 12.10). Managed to solve most of the issues that I've faced so far but there is this one I just cant ...
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Mouse configuration file

Which file (name & path) store the settings made in this window?
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Do Scale and Expo options work in gnome classic?

I am wondering if I could use Scale and Expo modes (thru the Compiz Manager Settings) in gnome fallback mode/gnome classic? Thanks.
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After changing password, Ubuntu won't recognize any password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I wanted to change my password and tried to do so in the system settings, but when I clicked the button Change, the ...
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Positon of exit button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Window Controls moved to right hand side How can I move all the window controls to the right? How can I set up the exit button on aplications to be on the right side ...
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Setting mouse to left handed has no effect in Xubuntu?

I'm trying out Xubuntu via the live USB. I need to set the mouse to be left handed, i.e so when I 'right click', its treated as a left click, and vice versa. This works fine in Ubuntu, but in ...
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System Settings (12.10)

I don't find the control center but only a simple system setting window. How to make it more complete than before? I search for login screen setting, and I don't find it. Someone can help me? I'm ...
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`Compiz` profile settings export and import using command line

How can i export and import Compiz current profile settings using Command line. I'm using ubuntu 12.10. Or can i get a script for doing export and import.
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Disable laptop touchpad when wacom tablet is plugged?

I want to disable automatically the laptop touchpad when I plug in a Wacom CTH-470L graphic tablet. I read here an answer about a touchpad-indicator, but it isn't available to 12.10. I have also ...
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What's the best way to set the touchpad properties and behaviour?

Currently there are just too many places to set touchpad properties and behaviour. The default sytem settings moused and touchpad tool. The dconf-editor key /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/mouse/ ...
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Remapping keys on Apple keyboard

I'm using the German Apple keyboard for both MacOS X and Ubuntu 12.10. $ lsbusb ... Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:0250 Apple, Inc. MP110Z/B I've successfully remapped the exchanged < and ^ ...
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How to use Audio Recorder to record tracks in separate files?

I have installed Audio Recorder to record sounds played by my computer. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:osmoma/audio-recorder sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install audio-recorder I want it to ...
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How to restore all user settings to a previous time? (for use at a public lab)

I take care of a University public laboratory were the students have access to a limited account. They can't install anything, but they can alter the configurations of programs for the user. It is ...
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Unable to change the Flash microphone settings

I want to find out the name of a song by singing or humming it on Midomi. I follow these steps: I go on the website «www.midomi.com»; I click on the area «Click and Sing or Hum»: a message appears ...
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ubuntu 12.10 usb startup brought settings from the last computer

I used a usb to put 12.10 on a dell laptop. Everything is working fine. I used the same usb to put it on a dell desktop. Ubuntu is not working well on the desktop and in settings, claims to be the ...
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How do I turn off “show mouse” when I press Ctrl?

I've searched everywhere in the system settings but I still can't find it.
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Sound indicator broken after 12.10 update (shows 3 dashes), sound settings shows no devices

Im using Ubuntu 12.10 and my sound has worked great so far. After installing an update I get the same problem described here (Sound broken after installing updates - no hardware present, but some ...
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nvidia-settings writes xorg.conf but doesn't load settings

I made my changes on nvidia-settings and also writed the changes to xorg.conf (yes, I checked the file). After rebooting the settings are only applied after I open nvidia-settings agains, any way I ...
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unsaved settings

Just had ubuntu 12.04 installed on my pc, the only problem I am discovering is that none of my settings are saving. Appearance-Behavior resets to default every time i reboot. My Thunderbird accounts ...
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Replace /etc after reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 after a corruption caused by a faulty operation (not much interesting but you can read about it). The old system had three partitions, one for boot, one for / and one for ...
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Polly (twitter client) problem authorization

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Polly 0.93.5. Internet connection (l2tp) is established. No proxy. I can't add the twitter account. In the window "Add new account" written: Twitter did not authorize the request. ...
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Did “sudo dconf reset -f /org/compiz”. How to restore /org/compiz gsettings from backup?

I'm using 12.04. I executed: sudo dconf reset -f /org/compiz Now changing settings in CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) has no effect. For example, changing the number of desktops has no ...
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How to prevent thunderbird gmail/IMAP from marking deleted/archived emails as read

I have thunderbird setup to use gmail IMAP. I followed the various guides that recommend setting Edit->Account Settings->Server Settings->When I delete a message->Remove it immediately. Unfortunately ...
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Where are theme settings stored?

I installed Ubuntu with several Desktop Environments, including Unity, KDE and LXDE. I am struggling to change the background tooltip color which is black and causes displaying problems in Eclipse. ...
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Set mplayer as default application

I just did a fresh install of 12.10 and are now left wondering how to set mplayer as a global default application for video. I created a mplayer.desktop and added the same categories as totem has, ...
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My Mouse is Too Fast on 12.04 [duplicate]

I just installed 12.04 but the mouse is far too fast and it is almost impossible to do a double click. I have checked the mouse speed settings with no success.
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How to deactiviate blinking cursor on 12.04

my mouse cursor is blinking frequently when it's moved, especcially within the system settings application and similar types of windows (it s also blinking when hovering over the "post your question" ...
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How to remove limit on core dump file size

I would like to increase the maximum size limit for core dump files as a regular user. Using bash, I can set it like this: $ ulimit -c 100 which works well the first time I set it. However, the ...
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Install the Ubuntu sound application in Lubuntu

what is the name of the sound-control application in Ubuntu 12.10 I want to install it in my Lubuntu 12.10 installation.
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Unresponsive Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox unresponsive - Lockfiles stuck My firefox is unresponsive: it keeps coming up with a message that says firefox is already running, but is not responding, to ...
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cant change my screen resolution

Hi i have a problem with my screen resolution after installing ubuntu 12.04 I think i have the right drivers, but for some reason the resolution is way to small. It is 640 x 480 and thats the only ...
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There is no two finger scroll option in my “Mouse and Touchpad” settings

I simply do not have the option for "two-finger scrolling" available in my "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. I have tried a lot of terminal commands that I have found in the forums with no success. Who ...
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Change resolution in Waking Mars

I purchased and installed the humble bundle game "Waking Mars" via the Ubuntu Software Center and it works really well except for some issues with changing settings, namely with the resolution. The ...
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How to change settings in Splice?

I just installed the game "Splice" for ubuntu 12.10 from the Humble Bundle (via the software center)...but the game starts up in a windowed resolution that goes over both of my monitors. How do you ...
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Any way to keep Ubuntu settings when resizing partitions?

A few days ago I set up Ubuntu on my old Laptop. I used a Live CD with version 12.10 on it. I am new to Linux, but everything went fine. However, it would not let me split off a big partition from my ...