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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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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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indicator-multiload (System Load Indicator) don't show cpu usage correctly

I have accidentally deleted CPU usage percentage from indicator-multiload menu and now I can't remember what it syntax looks like and can't go back to how it was. Possibility 1 (simplest one). Can ...
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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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How to change the location of Viber downloads folder

Files transferred by Viber are stored on ~/Documents/ViberDownloads by default. How is it possible to change the destination to a location under ~/Downloads?
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What do these uGet settings (curl+aria2, aria2+curl) mean?

In uGet settings, plugins, I see the option called 'Plug-in matching order'. Curl or aria2 can be selected as the active program that runs the download with two of the options; but what the other ...
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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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Kde : How to minimize windows from the task bar

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04. I am used to be able to open and minimize windows on the desktop by clicking on their miniature in the task bar. How can I get this behaviour back ? For the ...
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Volume indicator is missing from the notification area of the Panel

I have already uninstalled PulseAudio because of the audio bug, though in the end I did not change anything and therefore I removed it and the volume indicator from the Panel. Now I reinstalled ...
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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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After installing compizconfig-settings manager settings no longer work

Heres my issue, i work with ubuntu and set up a very effective keyboard shortcut system that, after i had to install compizconfig-settings manager stopped working. In dconf the keybinds are still ...
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How to increase audio levels on Xfce?

I have Ubuntu installed and installed Xfce as the interface which I run because it's faster. Since I am using a laptop, my speakers are sometimes much lower than what I like them to be which is why ...
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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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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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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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Allow root access without passwd

Have a VirtualBox Ubuntu guest (14.04) used for the sake of testing only. The root user has its own password, so I can login as root in a separate terminal (su -), or directly from a login session (eg ...
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setting date format in menubar on top of desktop

How do I change format? When I open "time & date settings" I find very limited possibilities. So is there any file which sets my date format in clock shown on top of screen? The only thing I need ...
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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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Desktop icons and background not showing

I'm using Xubuntu and recently changed my desktop background to an image. It was working normally, then the icons disappeared and the custom background no longer shows. In the display settings the box ...
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How can I reset compiz to the default settings?

I've got a bug that is reoccuring (no window chrome close/minimize/maximize buttons) that is solved by changing the visual effects level (e.g. from none to normal). Unfortunately, the desktop is ...
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PCIE module options

Exactly after last kernel upgrade, my HDD started to make errors, switch to Read-only operating system, etc. I'm using a PCIE card to connect this SATA2 HDD to my Ubuntu Server. dmesg lists some ...
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How to change Details in System Settings

I want to make my own linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to know how can I change the logo picture with Ubuntu in System Settings >> Details >> Overview.
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SSD settings under UBUNTU 14.04,

I have just set up a NEC with ubuntu 14.04 amd 64, the hard drive is the SanDisk Ultra II SSD. I have found some information on this site, and it is different from what I have read elsewhere. ...
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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?
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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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Increase scrollbar width (Ubuntu Studio 14.10)

How can I change the width of the scrollbars? (.. .. .. in menus, in settings, in firefox) I want to help my mother (72) using a computer too, but her eyes and orientation is less than mine, so it ...
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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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Any Desktop Desklet App?

I have used Rainmeter on Windows and wanted a similar tool for Ubuntu. I have tried conky but it was a lot harder. Please refer a tool with a good GUI.
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.10 (Pulseaudio + ALSA?) FIXED!

I need some help with my audio set up: I installed 14.10 few days ago and also dicsovered eq for pulseaudio (link: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/install-pulseaudio-with-built-in-system.html) I ...
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My default mouse cursor doesn't change, no matter which theme I use

If I open gnome-tweak-tool, go to the Theme section and choose the DMZ-Black cursor theme, my default cursor stays exactly the same. However, the other cursor images (like when I move a window or ...
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System Settings doesn't Respond

After installing Ubuntu, my system settings worked well until after I installed compiz config settings manager and then it stopped responding to mouse clicks. I uninstalled compizconfig settings ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Network Connection Edit Greyed Out

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 I preloaded Ubuntu server to use the software raid utility then install ubuntu desktop so achieve a gui. My network options are greyed out. I have network connectivity ...
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User account password won't save or work?

I have tried to change the guest user account password several times. I unlock the account, click on password, enter a password, click on change, and then log out. After the fact, I try to log in ...
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How to fix Unity locked disabled settings?

I am not able to adjust any of the settings in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything in Unity is locked/disabled. I've tried uninstalling Unity and reinstalling it. I've tried installing xscreensaver and that did ...
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Ubuntu every time resets to installed settings when I reboot

Every time I log in or reboot my system, the Ubuntu settings reset to what they were when I first installed the system. I am using ubuntu 14.xx latest one available. I am booting from USB. I did this ...
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Only able to connect via ethernet. WIFI isn't even an option

I have looked through the community but being new gives me a disadvantage... I have Ubuntu 14.04LTS installed on a Dell Latitude D830 I went to software updates and enabled the broadcom driver Also ...
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Systems Settings is completely empty

I have been running Ubuntu 14.04 for some while with no problems. I've not knowingly changed anything, but all of a sudden none of the icons in system settings are showing. When I load system ...
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I can't change my desktop settings

The background settings (right click on wallpaper) seem to be locked. I can't change nothing, not even my wallpaper. Any ideas?
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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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CompizConfig Problems

I have installed CompizConfig on my computer and configured it to what I want. I'm using Cube with wallpaper enabled and four different wallpaper for each side of the cube. Everything works fine ...
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How to lock option in xfce-settings-editor?

I just can't tick lock option. Nothing happens. And type field is greyed. If I run it as root - the same bug occurs.
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Make external display resolution auto set

everytime i connect to external display i have to type these commands to set optimum resolution: $ xrandr --newmode "1368x768_60.00" 85.25 1368 1440 1576 1784 768 771 781 798 -hsync +vsync $ ...
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Help with OS Issue Ubuntu 14.02

My OS has started Hiccuping since it came back from a system resume after I loaded Blender application into Ubuntu. It seems to only affect the video, but it is irritating and also my Systems ...
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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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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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How to backup softwares and settings?

I have Linux and made changes globally rather than at user level. I have to backuup settings for below: I have manually installed some softwares.I have installed them in /home/gaurav/Programs/ and ...
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How to change the date format in Nautilus/Files list columns?

I'd like to set Nautilus' date format to ISO-8601, but both of the old ways that answered the question for 12.04 are no longer available. How can the date format be changed now?
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How to remove limit on core dump file size

I would like to increase the maximum size limit for core dump files as a regular user. Using bash, I can set it like this: $ ulimit -c 100 which works well the first time I set it. However, the ...
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How to lock screen when mouse is moved to right-bottom corner?

I'd like to lock the screen when I move my mouse to the bottom-right corner. Is there a compiz-configuration for that task? I could not find anything in the compizconfig-settings-manager and system ...
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What is the meaning of the `greeter-export` setting in sound menu?

If you inspect com.canonical.indicator.sound with dconf you can see there are two settings global-mute greeter-export Are they documented anywhere? What is their precise meaning?