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Sound by application controls

Are there any easy GUI controls that I can get access to which will allow me to set specific sound levels on certain specified applications in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, running GNOME Shell, and GNOME 3.14? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness problem (Lenovo Z500)

My brightness controls weren't working before but I didn't really care, but somehow I lowered my screen brightness while downloading league through playonlinux. Now the brightness controls aren't ...
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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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SVN authorization per directory

Okay i've read every tutorial there is about this even the svnbook. I am not able to implement it. If somene has done this before, please help me out! Some of my doubts about svn authorization per ...
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How to show names of icons on desktop?

For some reason my desktop icons no longer have names. I don't know what I did to make that happen. At one time they had names underneath them, now they do not. How do I get the names back? Also, ...
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Power Management settings for all users

is there a way to set power-manager settings to all users? i.e. I don't want to create a new user and forget about disabling use-time-for-policy.
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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 ...
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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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Bluetooth speaker JAM connected to UBUNTU 14.04

thanks for taking the time to see my post. i ve bought a bluetooth JAM speaker and I am trying to connect it to the computer. The computer actually see the device, and I can even select it from the ...
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How to set Chrome as default browser for Java installation

When going into the Java Control Panel by executing the following command in Terminal: ControlPanel And going to the Advanced tab, I see that at the bottom it says: But I have set my default ...
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Troubleshoot networking issues

I'm running Lubuntu on my laptop and raspbian on a raspberry pi. In the process of trying to share the wifi interconnection with my raspberry, over ethernet cable, I've messed up my network settings. ...
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Where are theme settings stored?

I installed Ubuntu with several Desktop Environments, including Unity, KDE and LXDE. I am struggling to change the background tooltip color which is black and causes displaying problems in Eclipse. ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 Doesnt save custom keyboard shortcuts

Every time I try to assign a keyboard shortcut, it only stays functional until I log in again, then it resets to its original settings. Anyone have any ideas how to get it to keep my settings from ...
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How to restore LightDM settings?

I've been playing with some of the settings on simple LightDM manager, and I'm not really sure I like what I've done. I've uninstalled LightDM manager but settings remains. How can I restore LightDM ...
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Files getting deleted/removed

I have Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8.1.Whenever I turn off Windows and start Ubuntu some of the old files that were there in D,E and F drives gets deleted/removed. And they sometimes get restored ...
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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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settings in display made too large

experimenting with settings in 14.04. opened display, enlarged launch icons. now too big to see the full screen and I cannot adjust them back. help
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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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System settings stopped showing up

After I have placed my hard drive with Ubuntu 14.04.1 in a new pc system settings won't show up. I have tried: sudo apt-get install unity-control-center but I get this Reading package lists... ...
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How to change sound jack to rear?

I am new to ubuntu & I am having difficulty in finding the sound jack selection setting. My rear sound jack is not working. Please help me out.
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Xubuntu power settings file

I'd like to create a toggle for suspending/doing nothing upon closing the lid for XFCE. For that, I need to find out where is the following setting stored: Creating the toggle script and panel ...
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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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How to disable blinking cursor in Gnome 3.8?

There is this proposed solution to disable the blinking cursor in Gnome terminal. However, it no longer seems to work for Gnome 3.8. The option /apps/gnome-terminal/profiles/Default in Gconf does not ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.10 (Pulseaudio + ALSA)

I installed 14.10 few days ago and also discovered eq for pulseaudio. I followed the instructions carefully, but I didn't like the way my system sounded so I decided to delete it. After a restart, ...
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Cairo Dock malfunction

I just upgraded recently to the new Ubuntu 14.04 and I downloaded and installed the cairo dock for my desktop. The issue that I am having with it is not with the dock itself but with the windows for ...
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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 ...
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Unusual graphic glitch in settings menu, among other windows

So I have this issue with how windows display in windows most prevalently in all settings menus, and I can't resize the window. I honestly have no idea what to call it, but it is an inconvenience that ...
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How do I fix this main menu that shows generic application names?

I was playing around somewhere tweaking my Xubuntu main menu. All I can see now is the generic names for the installed applications, for example, Google Chrome and Firefox both are displayed as Web ...
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Child windows on System Settings have become transparent

For some reason the sub-windows from the System Settings have corrupted. By this I mean the backgrounds, which were white, have now become transparent. While jumping in and out of these child ...
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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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kde5 reset user settings

I'm confused. I was playing with opacity in KDE5 and made a mistake so now I can't see any windows at all -- ok, not one of my better moves :) So I log out, and: rm -rf ~/.kde rm -rf ...
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Why does Chrome not stay as the default browser in Xubuntu 13.04?

If I go to Settings Manager > Preferred Applications and make Chrome (or chromium-browser; there are entries for both!) the default browser, then logout or reboot and come back, the default browser is ...
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In-app menu display settings modification

I would like to modify the way the menu is displayed so that the the program in image 1 is displayed as in image 2, all the time without having to hover the mouse above it. So that this: changes to ...
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Brightness & Lock missing in System Settings - can't change screen locking time

I am running 14.04.2 LTS. I want to change the time it takes to automatically lock the screen when I step away, but there is no Brightness & Lock option listed under the System Settings. I have ...
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All my system settings disappeared!

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and am having some problems.. Today I noticed that no sound was being output at all while I was in Ubuntu. I am dual-booting with Windows 8, where the sound works perfectly ...
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saving current configs

Is it possible in 14.04 to save the current system settings? I want (yet again) to install NVidia drives, but I'd like to save the current state of my settings and roll back to the current state in ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS + HOSTAPD

I am using Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS with the latest kernel as well as Hostapd v2.1, and can not make a point of working here logs hostad. Please help solve the problem! ...
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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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Cannot change display settings

I go to the Settings : Then I click on the Displays tab under Hardware category and get the following: I am afraid cannot fix it up. Edit: Output of xrandr Edit 2: The gnome-shell DE was ...
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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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wifi settings disapear after kernel update

Re: Problem Installing Netgear A6100 Wifi USB mini adapter ac600 Dual band Ubuntu 14. Quote Originally Posted by boucher-aaron View Post hi there, any idea how to get ubuntu to keep these settings ...
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Is it possible to close vlc to system tray?

I have recently installed vlc remote in my phone and I can't use it unless vlc is opened so I was wondering if it is possible to always keep VLC opened like skype and utorrent in windows, Thanks in ...
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How can I improve my system performance?? As it is working very slow [duplicate]

I have Dell Inspiron N4050 i5 2gb. Am running dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 along with Win7). As I am a new user (more specifically learner). In Ubuntu am facing several issue regarding the performance. ...
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Ubuntu sound settings gone

Ubuntu froze and I was forced to shut it down with brute force (holding the power button). Ever since then the sound settings have disappeared and I am not able to adjust the volume / select the ...
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How can I open Java's Control Panel?

How can I open Java's Control Panel to change the security settings?
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How to fix search locations in settings

After upgrade to 15.04, the auto-complete for location search in settings -> Time & Date stopped working: Same problem with adding locations to the clock, however, I'm unable to take screenshot ...
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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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Why can't I save manual wifi settings in Lubuntu 14-04

Acer Aspire one running Lubuntu 14-4. I am trying to set up a wifi connection to my new broadband modem but unable to save the settings on this unit. the strange thing is that my Desktop PC also ...
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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 ...
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How to open on single mouse click

Somehow I changed the setting from the default double click to single click which makes the right click open the file when I want the right click menu. So I need to know where I did it so I can ...