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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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git config global file - remove settings

The following command: $git config --global --list gives me: user.name=test user user.name=gotqn I want to remove the first name. I refers to this article and do the following commands but ...
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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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Reset Ubuntu (Edubuntu) USB drive settings

I have installed Edubuntu on USB drive but I need to reset the settings (all of them) so it is a fresh install after that. Is there a way to do it without formating the USB and re installing the OS?
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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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Settings not stored after reboot in 12.04

If I save some configurations like icons on top panel, or Gedit settings like numbers in each line, or any system setting like brightness and lock, any configuration is restored after reboot. I don't ...
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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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Advanced Settings not opening in Gnome 3.2

I'm trying to change my Gnome 3.2 theme, but whenever I try opening Advanced Settings it refuses. It shows at the top of the menu that it's loading but it never shows up. It opens up perfectly in ...
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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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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.
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How do I make “add icons to the desktop” work in 10.04?

This question is closely related to other two questions: "How to Add a Shortcut On Desktop" and "How do I add icons to the desktop in 10.04?" (this being a closed question). And I know the answers ...
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Why do the wallpapers I put in the 'Pictures folder' never save?

I was in the appearance settings and I added some of my own custom wallpapers. It was all good, until I went back later only to find that all of the images I have imported where gone. Every time I ...
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nvidia-settings error: nvidia driver not in use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: External displays with Bumblebee I have an Asus with GEFORCE GT520M CUDA (Optimus) and I am running Kubuntu 12.04, 64bit. I am trying to connect an external monitor ...
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How to configure idle period for auto locking screen

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin). I noticed that, there is no screensaver settings, which is fine. I like to control the period of time after which the blank screen is ...
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What text do I have to put in mc's File Find text field “Content:”?

Midnight Commander 3.4.8.1 > File Find. What text do I have to put in the »Content:« text field and in the other fields? I tried several settings in the other fields but mc always returned no result. ...
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Where are Kile settings stored?

I want to give someone else my settings and preferences for Kile (LaTeX editor). A quick googling would reveal where those settings are strored. Can askubuntu help me?
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How to make a sound effect play whenever I click?

I know that sounds like a weird idea, but I kinda want to experiment with this. Over the past few months, I've kinda turned Ubuntu into my own little Frankenstein's monster, but whatever you tell me ...
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How to set global System Settings that can apply to all new added users.

To say specifically, I mean preferences that can be configured in System Settings. How to make them apply to each new user account I create?
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GUI based options: Advanced Archiving “Zip 7z etc…”

Does a graphical archive manager exist for linux that has the advanced settings that 7z and others have on windows? Something with settings like "Use here as temp" "thread count to use" "Memory to ...
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After installing 'World of Goo'…very bad things happened…help?

I have the DEB for 'World of Goo' and installed it in 11.04. All seemed to be OK. Started it...things got VERY strange !!! It's intro started and everything else vanished 100% FULL screen, and ...
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How to change the date format in Nautilus list columns?

The date format of the date columns is really long "Tue 12 June 2012 17:12:34 PHT". I would prefer a shorter version, e.g. 12/06/2012 or 12/06/2012 17:12. I tried to change it in Settings/Language ...
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How to prevent the automatic switch from an email in evolution/thunderbird to firefox when clicking on a hyperlink in the email?

When I click on a hyperlink in an email (Ubuntu 12.04, Evolution 3.2.3 or thunderbird 12, although it happened in previous versions as well), the program window (Evolution) in focus changes to Firefox ...
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How to set the default video player?

How to set default video player 12.04 (and other default app's) I try search system settings but can't find. (((
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Lost 'System Settings' on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin x86_64

I am new here. I was facing issues with emacs-snapshot sourced from a PPA, so I tried following these instructions (blindly =/), and sudo apt-get remove `apt-cache search emacs | awk '{print $1}'` ...