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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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What is the Name of System Settings for terminal [duplicate]

What can I type to launch system settings from the terminal
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compiz not accepting my changes

ok im using ubuntu 12.04 and im trying to change the keybind for the window context menu (i think thats what its called.) alt+right click opens a menu: minimize, unmaximize, move, etc. i need to get ...
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Settings and configurations are not saved on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently installed 12.04 LTS. Whenever I rearrange the launcher icons they reset to their initial order after a reboot. Also, although I can change the time and date settings, none of the changes ...
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Time and Date not showing and the options are faded

I like being able to see the date and time in the upper-right hand portion of my screen. Recently, my time and date have disappeared. I tried adjusting Time and Date through System Settings. I noticed ...
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How to reset wifi settings?

I was experimenting with WiFi settings and after that I've set everything back but doesn't work as it was before. Is there a way to reset wifi setting as it was at the first start?
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Problem changing settings in desktop and programs in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. installed, but it wasn't very stable, so I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 in its place, removing everything from /, but keeping /home. Now I have several, but possibly related ...
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Problem with CompizConfig Setting Manager?

I've installed CCSM, but unfortunately not a single check boxes are responding.I cannot check the empty check boxes or vice-versa.What's wrong ? Please help!
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How can I reset Document Viewer's per-document settings?

Document Viewer appears to remember my settings (scroll position, zoom, full-screen, etc.) for each document. I've recently changed its default settings and I want them to apply to all documents, ...
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How to See Hibernate in the Power Setting Correctly?

I enabled hibernate and it works. Also I can see hibernate option in the system menu and in the power setting as an option of "When power is critically low". However I cannot see hibernate in the ...
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Screwed up DNS settings in 13.10

When I run nslookup internal.foo.com I get Server: 127.0.1.1 Address: 127.0.1.1#53 ** server can't find internal.foo.com: NXDOMAIN For some reason, I am not getting the 172.17.51....
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How to change view of desktop popups?

How I can change the color or view of desktop popups in Ubuntu 13.10?
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How do I apply my mouse settings globally?

I have tweaked my mouse sensitivity to be just right, and swapped the mouse buttons since I use it left-handed. This was done using the user "Mouse & Touchpad" settings in Gnome. I'd like this to ...
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Any tool to set the display resolution into custom size?

I am using one HD display machine from Teamviewer and my laptop does not support that resolution therefore it is really eye tiring to try. Now I need to change the resolution to that remote machine ...
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How do I change the backup settings on Ubuntu One?

The initial decisions I made when setting up Ubuntu One were apparently awful decisions. I chose to "keep forever" and I'm not sure what else. Therefore, what occurred within not even two months was a ...
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Can I remove a category from the Dash-home

When I type something in the dash-home the system searches the internet and displays choices from there. Is it possible to remove this feature? If it is, how?
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Is Ubuntu recognizing and/or using my NVIDIA graphics card?

This is my first post here, and I'm pretty new to Ubuntu/Linux. I currently have no other OS except for Ubuntu 13.10. (I used to have Windows 7 until i got a new Tera-byte hard drive). My current PC ...
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undo: sudo update-rc.d -f ondemand remove

As the question says, I issued sudo update-rc.d -f ondemand remove cause that's what an article on configuring TLP says... but after doing the "configurations" my graphics went back to crap. So I ...
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Date shows in incorrect language

There are a little problem. I had download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my native lang, but, 'cause translation incomplete and inaccurate in some places, I switched to English (without reinstalled). Mostly it ...
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Rosetta Stone Permissions Problem [duplicate]

I'm trying to run the online version of Rosetta Stone for a class that I am taking, but it doesn't work. I get to this page and on the Adobe Flash Player Settings box that pops up, nothing works. I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, logout button on top taskbar missing

Upgraded ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10, the "settings" button with shutdown/settings/login/logout is missing from the taskbar. It was the button that used to be next to the time/calender button, left right ...
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Settings to not suspend on lid close do nothing

Still when I close the lid the laptop suspends. How do I stop Ubuntu from suspending, at all, ever? It wouldn't be so annoying if it were possible to wake from a suspend.
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Get macro keys on steelseries apex (keybord) to work

I just got a new keyboard but none of the macro keys work when going into the keymapping of games they don't see the macro keys. I saw this app "Xmacro" but I couldn't get it to work. Is it possible ...
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I want to return my computer to factory settings from Windows. ¿How do I uninstall Ubuntu to avoid any conflict?

As maybe we all know, Windows gets slower with the time, (it doesn't happen in Ubuntu) and due to this I want to 'restart' my laptop, from Windows to the default settings when it was new, using the ...
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Cannot access nvidia-settings after upgrade to 13.10

I have just upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04 and I am having hard time finding nvidia-settings to access it. After performing updatedb I can see it in the PATH but it is a dead symlink $ ll /usr/bin/...
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How do I remove the mouse battery indicator? [duplicate]

I just upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and it seems there has been a new notification/status bar thingy (sorry I'm new to Ubuntu) for my mouse battery. It is in the place where it normally tells me how ...
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How to reset libreoffice dictionaries to factory defaults?

By mistake I have added a wrong word to my libreoffice dictionary. now I have checked my ignore list and it is not there but still if I type that wrong word it is not underlined as wrong. I want to ...
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How to get my theme settings back after update?

I did a dist-upgrade yesterday and it appears to have broken my gtk theme (and touch pad scrolling + tap and font preferences!). e.g. firefox prefs dialog: I know it's my settings because if I ...
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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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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 "/apps/...
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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 org->gnome->...
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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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Can't open Orca settings on Ubuntu 13.04

I use Ubuntu 13.04. I found out Orca could be enabled 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 ...
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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 ...