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System Settings/ appearance

I upgrade the Ubunto from 12.04 to 14.04 and, I can not find the appearance in the system settings, beside some other settings. May someone help me with it?
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How to enable single click?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 installed with the default window manager and DE. I am trying to enable single click so I can open files and folders with only one click. I tried googling and all results said to ...
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Where are settings store?

Is there a setting or config file store user settings changed in system settings window? I used to change keyboard's delay and repeat speed, change appearance background settings, change screen ...
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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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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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After upgrading to 14.04 arrow down doesn't work / action seems to be wrongly assigned on Xserver

after upgrading to 14.04 (from 12.04) the down arrow is not working properly anymore on graphical system. On console the key works fine, but not on terminal (within X). Unfortunately I didn't found ...
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how to set default screen resolution in Kubuntu 14.04

OK, so I found the new screen resolution setting button, thank you, but now I need to know how do you make it stay. Every single time I reboot it resets the resolution back to some strange default ...
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Locking all setting

Is there a way to lock all the system setting on ubuntu so people cant change them without permission? example removing printers. I am taking care of a schools computer room and teachers/students are ...
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Saving System Settings 12.04 and 14.04 [closed]

Which Files should I be saving in order to backup my system settings and appearance in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS
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How to backup user preferences and packages list to be loaded on different machine / after format?

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my other computer, but first minimize work needed to recreate my current Ubuntu configuration, including packages and their settings (like apache2, mysql or wallch). Can ...
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Everything Resets after reboot in 14.04

I just installed 14.04 and after I reboot, all my settings revert as well as all installed apps go missing. It's as if I'm booting in for the first time every reboot.
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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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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 ...
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How do I set a gtk default font?

I'm trying to set the gtk default font to DejaVu Sans 11. In ~/.gtkrc (and ~/.gtkrc-2.0) I have # ~/.gtkrc-2.0 style "all" { font_name="DejaVu Sans 11" } widget_class "*" style "all" ...
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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 ➜ ...
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Fixing options after switching to another desktop environment

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (LTS) and recently installed xubuntu-desktop environment. After switching to Xubuntu , There are some option not working like: Here following not works: About This ...
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No “Date and Time” Gui Tab [closed]

The time is displayed on the top panel on my Ubuntu 13.10. When I click there, a menu opens as usual. But, when I click on "Date and Time Settings", it does not open "Date and Time" window, rather ...
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Setup Blue Eyeball Webcam for Ubuntu Lucid Lynx for Skype

My Blue Eyeball Webcam works for the application cheese out-of-the-box in Ubuntu. Now I would like to use it for Skype for which it does not work. What can I do? UPDATE3: I had limited time to ...
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Is it better to use the UK or USA server? [duplicate]

I live in the UK, so it should be better to use the UK ones. But, the USA one is more likely to be well maintained and have the better connection speed. Which should I use - is there a testing tool, ...
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Is there a system-wide spell check setting?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on a new hard drive, and now I have to disable spell checking in just about every application. Can I do that for the whole system?
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ALPS touchpad detected as PS/2, corrected with psmouse-dkms-alpsv7 but reset after reboot

Hope someone can help me a little with this problem. I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z510, with a ALPS touchpad. And OS = Kubuntu 14.04 (Windows 8.1 alongside with it) The touchpad is detected as an PS/2 ...
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display resolution broken after sleep

I recently install xubunut 14.04 About half the time when I wake it up after the display goes to sleep display settings are wrong (maybe just the resolution). Rebooting has fixed it so far. How can ...
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Why does what the updater tell me vary?

I have updates set to run immediately: Why do I sometimes see this window, with "Updates are ready to install": And sometimes see this, with "X.x MB to download":
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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?
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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 ...
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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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change default printing settings

Is there any way to change the default printing settings in the dialog box? For instance, I would like the paper format to be always A4. Now it always appears as US letter by default and I have to ...
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Paper tanks blank screen after changing resolution settings

i just installed this game and i tried changing the resolution. The screen became blank each time the game starts. I need to know where do the file setting for this game location so that i could try ...
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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 Win7 until i got a new terabyte hard drive). My current PC build, ...
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Cant install unity-control-center after update to 14.04

I was running 12.04 then upgraded to 14.04 and tried to reinstall unity-control-center but i get: unity-control-center: Depends: libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (>= 1:0.99.1) but 1:4.0-0ubuntu11 is to be ...
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Manage GPU settings like turn-off v-sync, antialiasing ant etc?

From the Nvidia X Server settings i have this: https://copy.com/rB7ho3D0leoa Not the GPU settings I am looking for.
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Cannot change the text entry language on Ubuntu 14.04 under VMWare Workstation on Windows 7

Host: Windows 7 SP1 Virtualization platform: VMWare Workstation 10 Guest: Ubuntu 14.04 Hardware: Acer Aspire V5-573G Under System Settings -> Text entry I added English, German and Bulgarian. Then ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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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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Remembering Window Positions (and preferrably sizes, too) in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows and I am finding one thing to be very irritating. That is, when I open any application, it opens at the top-left of the screen. The first thing I ...
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How to change the DNS server across network interfaces?

The only consistent solution for changing your DNS server is to change it in each individual network interface. This means for Ethernet and for each wireless network you use. I'm looking for a way to ...
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Getting Ubuntu to remember settings for Twitch TV

I only really noticed it on Twitch but everything I go to watch a stream I have to force it to go to the highest quality. Usually if you choose a setting it will always be there but I can go to the ...
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How to set up a Video call call using Empathy and google+

I'm trying to set up a video call between a Lenovo Z580 laptop and a Samsung Ace 2 Android smart phone using google+. The laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04 with Empathy and the phone is using Hangout. ...
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How to set the speed of a single mouse click

If you do a slow single click on a unit launch icon or a menu item in the taskbar Ubuntu interprets this as a move rather than an open command. I would like to increase the time threshold at which an ...
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Launching Firefox leads to display issues

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time. I'm using a PC Chips motherboard, AMD 64 bit processor with 2 gigs of RAM. After logging in I see the desktop, but when I open Firefox I get a ...
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Is there a “Settings history”, or a log of changes in configuration?

P.S. I have just found Is it possible to monitor dconf for changes? It, together with the answer by Volker Siegel, answers my question. A note for Xubuntu users: some settings are not in dconf, but in ...
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Missing update manger & setting in ubuntu 14.04!

After upgrading from ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I couldn't log to ubuntu any more -when I tried to login it said : failed to start session ,after searching I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ...
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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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7z “ultra” settings for zip format

7z "ultra" settings for .7z format are: 7z a -t7z -m0=lzma -mx=9 -mfb=64 -md=32m -ms=on What are the "ultra" settings for .zip format (using 7z)?
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Ubuntu 12.04 not remembering settings

Ubuntu cannot remember many settings I have set. For example, when I customize the keyboard layout, it does not remember it after restart. Nor does it remember which programs that I have locked onto ...
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How to disable the WiFi using network-manager permanently?

How to disable the wifi on boot? I'm using network-manager to manage the wifi connection and when I disable this, setting is temporary to the current session. Exists therefore a method to make ...
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Nvidia - Enable threaded optimisation

I often see people write how enabling "Threaded Optimization" in the nVidia control panel (on Windows) can improve performance in certain situations. However I can't seem to find that option in the ...
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CompizConfig Question!

Problem: Control left click is not opening up a window in a new page. Reason: I believe it has something to do with CompizConfig Settings Manager. Could anyone guide me on how to reset CCSM to ...
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Unity “slow” to apply settings

Hello Ubuntu community! I performed a new Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits install (fresh new install, not an upgrade). All went correctly, but Unity/Ubuntu has a strange behavior... It starts correctly, but ...
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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 ...