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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 ...
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Keyboard settings not taking effect

I was having the annoying problem that pressing f10 on a terminal brought up the mouse menu. So, I searched for a solution here, which led me to this, How do I deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? ...
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I accidentally deleted the settings manager

Last time i played around with java on my laptop, and i accidentally removed the settings manager ( power settings, screen settings, and so on ) as well. So i did reinstall java, and i tried to find ...
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How do I remove my Facebook account from Gwibber?

I started using Ubuntu 12.10 today, and put in my social networking details in Online Accounts under System Settings. I like being able to chat with my Facebook friends in Empathy, but I don't ...
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Screensaver/blanking problem

I have upgraded to 12.10 and then downgraded again to 12.04 LTS because of the screensaver or screen blanking problem. After 10-12 minutes the screen goes black/blank when i dont do anything (idle). I ...
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Acer Aspire V5-431 drivers for 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my notebook ACER ASPIRE V5-431, but couldn't find drivers for this. Could anyone please tell me where could I find the drivers? Also, I couldn't find the Appearance ...
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Synaptics Touchpad cannot move while pressing a key? V 8.1

my Synaptics touchpad refuses to move anytime I am pressing a key on the keyboard. I've looked everywhere on the internet telling me to go to Device Pointer Properties, then Settings, then Pointing, ...
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where are the ubuntu-desktop settings?

I just installed the Ubuntu desktop (apt-get install ubuntu-desktop) for the first time. I guess this is Unity. I wonder where I can find the settings. There was the "System Settings" tool right in ...
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How do I make a compiz sphere look like a planet?

I have read topics of people that what to style their compiz sphere like a planet and set a background image like space. It definitely very good idea, but I have not been able to find a tutorial of ...
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Firefox does not listen to my settings

In firefox, the first time it boots it always tries to reopen previous tabs (and fails), even though I've set for it to open things in new tabs. It seems any secondary windows open in the homepage (as ...
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Getting rid of the bar on the left

How do I change my desktop so it looks like this again I haven’t used Ubuntu in awhile and found it annoying having this massive bar on the left taking up my screen space. I liked Ubuntu because it ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
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How to import settings and files from old HD/smaller to new HD/1TB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move home folder to second drive I upgraded from a smaller HD to a larger HD, for now I have both HD's, but plan on getting rid of the older HD... also the newer drive ...
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How can I make “File Edit View …” of windows always be displayed at the top line of Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? All my applications are maximized. But i can not see "close/mini/maxi File Edit View" all the time. ...
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Save Display Settings to xorg.conf

I can configure my display setting through "System Settings > Displays" But I cannot save it to xorg.conf and I don't have a xorg.conf at all in /etc/X11/. How can I save the current settings into ...
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GIMP extended input devices settings problem

I have a Trust graphics tablet. Today I realized how to make GIMP use the tablet's sensitivity features: by going to Edit > Preferences > Input Devices > Configure Extended Input Devices, and there ...
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Missing Icon-Size Slider From Settings>Appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the size of Unity 2D launcher icons? I've found a bunch of dead-end threads on the subject, but haven't found any concrete answers yet. In my 12.04 ...
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How to reset evolution settings to defaults?

I have not used Evolution for long time now and I would like to reset all the settings and start from scratch. How would I be able to do this?
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How to force Dolphin to not execute executable files

Dolphin has a nasty habit to execute whatever executable file I accidentally click on. How to turn off this behavior? Is there anything like in Nautilus which would allow to select appropriate action? ...
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How do I make brightness settings persist across rebooting?

I'm using 12.04 with up to date packages running on a Dell Inspiron N4030 laptop with an ATI Radeon HD 5400 graphics card. I'm using the new Catalyst 12.6 graphics driver (this version already fixed ...
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Is there any project in existence to have common (all apps) settings?

Is there any project in existence that shall bring all the settings of all apps under one window. Somewhat like what exists in iOS.Something like this - Also,is there any such thing in existence ...
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Missing nvidia-settings application

To make a long story short, I seem to have lost my nvidia-settings application. So, when I select Settings from the drop down, and then Display, I don't see the configuration screen that I normally ...
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How can I make Ubuntu mouse sensitivity exactly the same as in Windows?

I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. I'm a heavy gamer of Counter Strike and mouse sensitivity is very important. Is there any way of perfectly replicating Windows mouse sensitivity settings? ...
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Setting brightness [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: fn + arrow keys don't adjust actual brightness on an Acer Aspire 5740 I've just bought the new acer aspire s3. I've installed ubuntu 12.04: it works really well but ...
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Where are the proxy settings saved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio? I'd like to built a script to switch the proxies between home and work. I know that you can ...
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I have only 1 workspace, but in the settings it shows 4 as the number of workspaces that I have on Ubuntu Studio 12.04.

I am using Ubuntu Studio 12.04 with XFCE. I only have 1 workspace, but in the settings it shows 4 as the number of workspaces. I have try naming them, but nothing happen.
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KAlarm won't start at login

I installed KAlarm (A KDE software) in my Ubuntu 11.10 and checked off "Start at Login", but it doesn't. How can I make this work?
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Restore a configured setup

I have several Ubuntu systems that are used for hands on network classes. Each system includes some installed packages, some scripts and a few configuration changes. Problem is, I need a clean setup ...
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Broken schema 'org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser'

Since a few weeks (after a distribution upgrade), about every program with a graphical user interfaces crashes at some point with the same error: GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema ...
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Can I automatically change Theme according to desktop environment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have different GTK+ theme in Unity and Gnome Shell? Since it is quite a bit of hassle to go into settings, then Appearance, then change the theme to ...
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How do I disable or undo the launcher autohide setting?

I set my launcher settings to auto hide, and now I can't seem to find anything. I need to restore the default setting for the launcher. The settings menu doesnt seem to have a way to restore.