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

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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 ...
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Cant open gnome-control-center?

When i click on system settings in the dash nothing happens. When i run the command gnome-control-center i get the following output. gnome-control-center: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Skype 4.1.0.20 - pulseaudio is correctly set, but the microphone doesn't work

I mentioned that my skype records during testcall the system intern sounds but not my voice. In the Soundsettings i have no panel for configuration. If I make a test with Sound Recorder, it works ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 won't save display settings after reboot . How do I fix this?

When I mean display settings I mean desktop backgrounds or icons that I removed from the Unity launcher. It just goes back to the default every reboot. The only thing it did save is the theme that I ...
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How to increase audio levels on Xfce?

I have Ubuntu installed and installed Xfce as the interface which I run because it's faster. Since I am using a laptop, my speakers are sometimes much lower than what I like them to be which is why ...
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Restrict file search to ONE folder and it's subs

When I go to Settings > Privacy > Files (tab) It provides me with the option to provide a list of folders: "Don't record activity in the following folders" However, I'd like to be able to do ...
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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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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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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. ...