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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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I have to choose my microphone every time I need to use it

I'm on ubuntu 14.04 with a mac. My problem is that whenever I start up my computer, my microphone doesnt work. System settings defaults to "digital input S-PDIF," but for some reason that doesnt work. ...
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Changing system settings doesn't work

When I enter the system settings, and I change keyboard shortcuts (e.g. I try to change default shortcut for making sound louder or muting sound) or when I try to turn on multiple workspaces, nothing ...
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Set .desktop shortcut as default email application

How to set chromes gmail shortcut, or any other app.desktop, as default email client? It does not show up in the settings section for default applications. All i see there are geary and gnome-gmail.
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How to let mouse wheel scrolling not change system settings?

If mouse pointer hanged over a system setting bar and you accidentally scrolled its wheel, the value of the setting was changed. And due to the fact that many of the settings will take effect ...
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System Settings vs Settings?

So I've upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 15.04 (which I regret, but it'll be an interesting learning experience and I'll see how I get along with other problems I've encountered so far as I've ...
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Display program crash Ubuntu 15.04

I just installed the Ubuntu 15.04 on my main computer along side Windows 10 and when I installed everything seemed to work on one screen but when I connected the other it's duplicate, so I tried ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 missing some network settings

I'm trying to set up a VPN, but I am missing any VPN settings in my network settings. (I have a picture) Why am I missing these settings? I just did a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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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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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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Where to store user settings for an app?

If I want my application to store a few settings, that persist when an application closes, then where should I store them? I'm not talking anything complicated: two booleans and a string (although in ...
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Set DNS settings Ubuntu Touch

Is there a way to change the DNS settings in Ubuntu Touch? If it's possible, is it possible to use other DNS settings when connected via 3G than the settings used when connected via WIFI? I cannot ...
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Need System Settings Icon back on Launcher

So plain and simple. I've never uses Ubuntu in my life. I was playing around with the launcher shortcuts on the left side of my window, and I decided to "unlock system settings" from the launcher. How ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu MATE: How replace <Alt+F1> by Super_L for opening the menu?

I'd like to open the MATE Menu with the Super_L key. Is it possible? I tried this without result: costales@netbook:~$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu ...
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extra http in http_proxy setting

I've just installed Ubuntu on a desktop at work. All traffic flows through a proxy. For some reason Firefox works fine with the set proxy, but nothing else. I checked the terminal with: set | ...
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processor core allocation

I have 16 processor cores available to be allocated. How many processor cores should I allocate to Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine ? Machine specifications- 8Gb RAM 1TB hard disk i3 4th generation ...
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How to set default Wifi to connect to? [duplicate]

I logged onto my neighbors wifi one time like a year ago and every single time I close my laptop it will log out of my wifi and try to log-in to my neighbors even though I barely get any signal from ...
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Why can't I see router settings on the Gateway IP?

I don't know if this is the best forum to ask this question, migrate it to the right one if not. I'm running a Kubuntu 13.10, and I'm trying to connect to a router to modify some settings. To do ...
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What are the 'Other Software' PPAs?

In my "System Settings > Software & Updates > Other Software" section I have always (since install) had the two at the top disabled, and seem to always had these Independent ones which say that ...
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Time and Date not showing and the options are faded

I like being able to see the date and time in the upper-right hand portion of my screen. Recently, my time and date have disappeared. I tried adjusting Time and Date through System Settings. I noticed ...
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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 stop reordering of the same kind multiple preview windows in task switching?

When using task switching in the default graphical mode of Ubuntu 12.04, if they are multiple windows of the same kind, eg. multiple Terminal windows, you can see them all together and select which ...
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Unified handling of hotkey definitions

There can be multiple places where global hotkeys can be defined: Key settings for window handling/desktop Settings for multimedia- or other special-use keys Desktop popup UIs like program starters, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sidebar cannot be disabled

I don't know what's happening but I can't turn off the sidebar on my second screen. I've played in the settings for a bit but nothing seems to change. The second sidebar is bugging me a lot, someone ...
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Logitech G502 Gaming mouse software and settings

Well, after a time to get Optimus working its time for the mouse. I have a Logitech G502 gaming mouse (USB) and it doesn't work as I want. I can't find the right settings in-game (CS Source) and its ...
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Wrong amount of memory show in Settings -> Details in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed 4Gb as two modules but only 2.9Gb is shown in Settings.
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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?