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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
9 views

Syndaemon Crashes or Locks up

I am trying to use syndaemon -i1 to disable my touchpad while typing. After a few key strokes, the touchpad will be permenantly disabled (only fixed by a reboot) and will not be re-enabled. I am ...
2
votes
1answer
71 views

System Settings / Appearance

I upgraded the Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and I cannot find the "Appearance" icon in the system settings, beside some other settings. May someone help me with it?
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How to permanently set the 'Internal Microphone Built-in-audio' as the default Sound Input device

I recently moved to Ubuntu 16.04 from Windows 10 for various reasons. A major hiccup which I faced in the transition was the audio device compatibility which magically disappeared after I tried a few ...
7
votes
2answers
11k views

How to make custom refresh rate stay saved?

I'm testing out 14.04 on a partition to see if I want to use it as my main desktop for when it's fully released, but I've encountered some problems. I have a 144Hz monitor, so in the the Nvidia X ...
33
votes
3answers
33k views

System Settings icons missing in 14.04

I did a fresh install of trusty 14.04, but a lot of icons are missing. I installed from DVD which was painfully slow and I hope to avoid repeating the process, especially since I started customizing ...
1
vote
1answer
126 views

Desktop icon foreground text is way offset

I'm not sure where I need to go to tweak this icon text being so far offset. Please see the screenshot below: I'm using Xubuntu 16.04 64-bit with Arc theme and Paper icon theme. EDIT: This happens ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

User Groups and Advanced Settings in 15.04

Ubuntu used to allow me to change user's groups and advanced settings within the "User Settings" GUI. These options are gone now in 15.04. Where do I go to find these settings? (Using the command ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

I want to set the default document viewer, but cannot change ImageMagick [duplicate]

Set default document Viewer but no change ImageMagick(display). I'm trying, but I can not change. Problem screenshot
6
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

I broke Firefox with bad changes in 'about:config', how do I restore the defaults?

I have been experimenting with the about:config settings of Firefox 47.0 on my new Xenial installation. This unfortunately has left Firefox broken. I have read how to search through about:config to ...
6
votes
5answers
14k views

How do I restore my mouse sensitivity/acceleration settings to their defaults

I changed the mouse sensitivity/acceleration settings in System Settings\Mouse and Touch Pad. How do I restore these settings back to their default values?
0
votes
0answers
102 views

System Settings won't open Ubuntu 16.04

A few days ago I noticed that the battery icon on the menu bar wasn't there anymore so I tried to fix the problem through settings but when I clicked on the GUI icon it wouldn't load so I looked up ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Keyboard Layouts missing in Keyboard Layout --Precise upgrade

This is from a bug I reported that never got a response. That was a 11.10 upgrade and now with a Precise upgrade, the issue continues with the Precise upgrade. Symptom I can't add alternative ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

Switched to GNOME, no password prompt on wakeup

After months of using Ubuntu I decided to switch from Unity to GNOME. Everything is working fine except it seems like some settings haven't carried over. When I close my laptop and reopen it, it doesn'...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

What are the default settings of “Softwares & Updates” in Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

So I played with the "Softwares & Updates" settings and might have checked and unchecked a few but now I forgot what were the default settings. Anyone who doesn't touched his/her settings, can you ...
7
votes
3answers
18k views

How can I make my windows “burn” when I close them?

I have CompizConfig Settings Manager installed, but I don't know how to make windows burn when I close them. How can I make this so?
17
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
10
votes
4answers
41k views

How can I open Java's Control Panel?

How can I open Java's Control Panel to change the security settings?
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Unity DE missing touchpad settings, but in Gnome Shell they are

I have problem with touchpad settings in ubuntu 16.04. In unity DE I have only mouse settings, but in gnome-shell all is fine and touchpad can be customized. Can it be fixed without full system ...
14
votes
10answers
20k views

How do I make my synclient settings stick?

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
106 views

Enabling numlock

I want numlock enabled everytime when Ubuntu starts. Here I found a guide how to do it, I just can not get into "Keyboard Preferences". When I go into "Keyboard" there are just "Typing" and "Shortcuts"...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Sound settings refuse to be saved; Audio works as it should

Every time I log out or reboot, the sound output settings change from HDMI to the native speakers. I've tried Googling the last couple of days, but the only things I can find are answers for if the ...
2
votes
0answers
257 views

How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

The last PCI settings: Users may not change their screen saver timeout, it has to be set to 5 minutes. And locked so that no configuration can be made by the user. Users must always unlock their ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

Settings wont launch Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME

I have ubuntu Gnome installed on my laptop, and the settings application wont launch. It makes the animation and briefly shows at the top taskbar, but then goes away. I installed vanilla ubuntu then ...
36
votes
5answers
96k views

How do I change the cursor and its size?

I have recently created an Ubuntu 12.04 partition on my Windows 7 laptop. When installing it, I switched to "high contrast" mode, which has rather large cursors (by large I mean about twice as large ...
3
votes
5answers
15k views

Unable to type in korean?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to type in Korean by adding the Korean language by using the language support and input method switcher. However, I am still unable to type in Korean. I ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

How can I change user privileges to chance settings?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I lack some basic knowledge to acomplish tasks even I would think easy. I installed Ubuntu. After that, I have change root password and removed the user from "sudo" group. ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

In Ubuntu 14.04,menu bar not showing time and when we go in settings,all grey out,not able to change anything

In this image showing all working but on another system these all above showing is grey out,not even able to modify,how to resolve,please help Also Checked this link : https://www.maketecheasier.com/...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Where does Chromium store user settings like the 'default font size' in Ubuntu?

I'd like to write a Python script in order to change the default font size of Chromium, but I can't find a config file that stores a value for it. Is there such file at all? If not, how could I use ...
0
votes
4answers
5k views

Unpinned Docky/Plank icon from Docky/Plank docks and can't pin it on again

The Docky/Plank icons on the homonym docks let the user edit the settings more quickly than modifying the configuration file, I unpinned them and now I don't know how to pin them on again.
0
votes
0answers
155 views

Can't connect to internet Ubuntu 16.04

I launch Ubuntu and everything loads fine, and all the icons load. When I log in, I'm not connected to the internet, the wifi icon is missing, and when I go into settings and click network System ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

How to apply full HD display setting to my Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my VirtualBox 5.0.20. My windows is working on full HD (1920*1080 pixs) display setting though, I cannot find a way to apply higher resolution than 1024*768 in Ubuntu. ...
1
vote
1answer
447 views

Different settings for Midnight Commander running as root and as regular user

Is it possible to have some settings for Midnight Commander when run as user $ mc and some different settings (e.g. skin) when run as root? $ sudo mc The motivation is that it is immediately ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

Persistance in bootable Ubuntu USB

I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04. I use it in my mac but every time I reboot, I lose all settings Ive made. (resolution, wifi password, files, etc) What can i do to fix it? Also I cannot access ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

File manager stuck in Tree View

Somehow I managed to set my file manager to tree view. Can not find any way of returning it to the default. No tree box to uncheck on any of the preference tabs other than to list all files or just ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How to disable password prompt in Settings GUI [duplicate]

So before you give me an education in proper Linux security, let me just say: I know. I know I know I know. I'm doing this for an employer who has looked at all of those arguments and thrown them ...
26
votes
3answers
15k views

How do I disable the blinking cursor in gnome-terminal?

I could have sworn that there was once a setting for this in the gnome-terminal "Profile". And then in some version of Ubuntu, that setting disappeared, and I had to use System ➜ Preferences ➜ ...
2
votes
0answers
96 views

Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Will upgrade change my desktop settings to defaults?

I am going to upgrade to 16.04. I would like to know that will it change my settings to default settings of all apps or not.
0
votes
2answers
950 views

Yakuake skin removes settings menu

I recently installed yakuake, and tried different themes/skins (whatever the correct denomination). I choose one, but failed to notice that it removed the "button" to access the menu, so I can no ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

How to setup Restricted (permission) access for Directories in Apache2 web server

I am a new system admin and learning Ubuntu. I have to setup a restricted (permission) for directories in Apache web server. The scenario is as follows. The folders are, /var/www/data/ /var/www/...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

Xubuntu 14.04 Appearance in All Settings Crashes and can not change themes

I'm having trouble changing the themes in Xubuntu 14.04. When I click "Appearance" in "All Settings" It freezes and I can't scroll or choose/change the theme and it takes me back to "All Settings". ...
10
votes
3answers
21k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

How do I move the left app dock to the bottom on Ubuntu?

How do I move the left app dock to the bottom? It's the one with the rubbish bin on it. How do I move it to the bottom? Thanks! -trace
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Where are Nautilus settings stored?

I would like to know where on the file system Nautilus settings are stored.
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Ubuntu 15.10 detects a not-present display in monitor settings

I have an Asus K53SC that has Ubuntu 15.10 installed, and in monitor settings it detects a not really present second monitor called Unknown Display. Sometimes it enabled automatically itself, and I ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Ubuntu 15.10 Mousepad not working

I did search askubuntu and the web for a solution to this, but to no avail! My touchpad is not working. I have tried the followings: Used this video I have gone to Mouse & Touchpad setting and ...
5
votes
3answers
114 views

Ubuntu Settings Add Recording Device

I want to add my internal audio as a recording device so I can record my mic and the computer audio (while wearing headphones) in Audacity. I'm opening up the sound settings in Ubuntu to get to the ...
1
vote
1answer
283 views

How to adjust screen settings: contrast, color saturation, etc

using Xubuntu 14.04 with a HP mini notebook. I can't seem to find any program to adjust screen settings: contrast, brightness, and more importantly: color saturation, tint and gamma. Thanks ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How can I change the date to english? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 14.04 and I have English as language, but since I live in Finland I have regional settings for Finland. As a result the date is displayed in Finnish. How can I get it changed into ...