The Ubuntu System settings is often referred to the GNOME system settings. Use this tag if you have trouble using the System Settings in Ubuntu.

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Fix speaker volume in alsamixer

I get bad sound quality while using Ubuntu. When I adjust the speaker volume in alsamixer it sounds good. But the problem is that volume level won't stay fixed. As soon as I change the master volume ...
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virtualbox setup - increase cpu after installation

I have just installed Ubuntu on virtualbox, however I have noticed when opening or minimizing an application, like firefox, is getting a little bit slow. Is it safe to increase the cpu usage to 2 ...
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How to restore default settings in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am new here. So I messed up something, I guess. I installed bunch of software, but the last I restarted my laptop, it shows log-in screen. After I logged in, there's nothing, no menu, no options, ...
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Are there other programs or ways to adjust & diagnose mouse settings?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop and have had several issues with click and pointer control. The Mouse & Touchpad settings program seems to be missing several features I would like, so I am ...
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How to Change When Battery Turns Red 15.10 [duplicate]

I was wondering how to change the settings so it shows the battery as critical (red) at 10% instead of 30% since 30% is still over an hour of usage on my laptop. Thanks!
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Cannot use Tab in an accelerator for shortcuts in System Settings

When I am trying to set my keyboard shortcuts in System Settings, I cannot use Tab in it and I am wondering if I am missing something or if there is just no way to use Tab? Thanks for any help!
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Switch default file manager system wide on kubuntu

I have installed the 14.04 version of ubuntu-server, and installed the kubuntu-desktop package overtop of it, for the purposes of using a remote desktop client. I would like to change the default file ...
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ubuntu one icon is not show in system settings(ubuntu14.04LTS)

In my System Settings, the Ubuntu One icon is missing. Would you please help me to fix this?
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How to get the full User Manager in Kubuntu 14.04/System Settings

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04, and I want to edit the users/groups lists. At one time User Management in System Settings did that, but not, apparently, in 14.04. I just get a stripped-down version that ...
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Can't get into “system settings” most of the time Nvidia display drivers are installed

Very new to Linux. Two days ago I installed a Ubuntu 14.4 lts and now, each time I try to go to "Ubuntu system settings" whether via UI or termial, I get an error and from the UI it also stucks my pc ...
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Reverting swapping CTRL and CAPS key is not persistent

More than a year ago, I swapped the locations of Control and Caps Lock keys for better ergonomy. However, I have recently come to reconsider the choice and would like to return to the former systems ...
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Time/date display on menu bar

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The system was previously properly configured to display the time/date on the menu bar through System Settings - Date/Time, and the information was displayed properly. ...
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USB does not work, but does sometimes in XUBUNTU

I have found that between decrypt disc and start of Xubuntu the USB ports sometimes work, sometimes does not. It is even more strange as the USB sometimes work after a restart. That is booting the ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcut?

I tried doing it by Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts > +, where I can enter the Name and Command just fine, but I can't seem to understand how to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It just says ...
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Restore multiple monitor settings

This is a folow-up to a previous question (Saving monitor settings?), where we learned that the configuration is saved in file ~/.config/monitors.xml. My problem is that my configuration is usually, ...
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not able to save setting in Ubuntu 15.10

Yesterday, i install Ubuntu 15.10 and since then my system is not saving the setting(everything is getting reset), does any one know about it?
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Two different errors in ubuntu fresh install 15.10 - unity and sysem settings

I did a fresh install of ubuntu 15.10 and when I start it up I get an error right away and it asks if I want to report it. It says it is with: The path - ...
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Ubuntu is not showing history with up arrow key. Getting “^[[A” instead

My IT guy deployed an ubuntu Azure instance, but I'm getting annoying Windows PowerShell-like behavior. When I hit the 'up' arrow key, rather than getting my terminal command history, I get the ...
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I no longer have access to the system menu

I was trying to change my brightness and issued a command sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=80 Later I installed xbacklight using the following command sudo apt-get install xbacklight Then changing my ...
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How to only allow certain apps to find your geographical location

Currently in the Privacy section of the Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (GNOME 3.18) System Settings one can only seemingly activate and deactivate the Application Services option globally for all applications, so ...
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Getting default control centre after installing nemo, how to get default back?

I've installed Nemo via these instructions: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/install-nemo-with-unity-patches-and.html And while Nemo is working, it appears I've now got the cinnamon ...
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Mouse pointer settings reverting after every second restart

I get this intermittent problem I cannot understand why. First my cursor visually disappeared. It is there and I can use it as usual, only I cannot see it. To solve that I found this thread. It is ...
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How can I enable the Irish language for the desktop on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have run the Language Support tool and clicked Install/Remove Languages... and installed Irish. I can see from the Ubuntu Software Center that at least two packages are installed *-ga-base being one ...
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Cannot install Hardware Sensors Monitor

I strictly followed instructions How do I get the CPU temperature? But when I run the "sudo apt-get install sensors-applet" it finishes fine but not able to find any command in the Dash
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Which Nvidia driver is needed for a GT 610 graphics card?

I have ubuntu 15.04 and I need to get a graphics driver I tried the most recent, but it made my system settings not open. What driver would you recommend? I am doing a reinstall by the way.
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System Settings and network Disapeared

After updating with apt-get The networking settings and system settings are gone. I have rebooted many times, but the problem persists. How could I solve this?
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What are the software bits involved in display settings change I plug a new display

So, the question is almost in the title: what is the process that makes my display settings change automatically when I plug an external display to my laptop ?
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can the virbr0 adapter be used with simh vax emulator instead of tun tap

The virbr0 virtual bridge adapter that was install with vm. Can it be bridged with wlan0 and used with the SIMH VAX emulator instead of using tuntap.. Thanks in Advance
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I have issues in the copy - paste process from - to USB?

The copy and paste is very fast and non-correct the files don't be copied correctly with its whole size although the system read the copy size like the original file ,, and the system becomes very ...
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Dashboard search - change default page

Every time we Ubuntu users click the dash icon, and the Dash opens, we are always greeted by the "general search" (home lens) page. Is there a way to change this? IE: I want to make the dash always ...
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How to fix missing libwayland-egl.so.1 and libuser-accounts.so in ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS?

I tried to use the command gnome-control center -l and it gave me an errors saying some shared objects are missing . This is the result : gnome-control-center -l libwayland-egl.so.1: cannot open ...
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How to use several workspaces?

I was many instructions say to go Settings - Appearence. However there is not Apperence any,any where.
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Kubuntu 15.04 missing “Online Accounts”

After a fresh install of Kubuntu 15.04, I'm trying to add Google accounts. On some of my existing installations I have an entry in System Settings for "Online Accounts", but this doesn't exist on a ...
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Editing system settings not working

So this happened after I tried to plug an external monitor into a 10,1 Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I first started playing with nvidia-settings without success and then I tried to ...
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How to turn numlock on from command line

So it looks like numlockx is the standard way to have numlock automatically enabled. In my case I have my own scripts that run at startup anyway, and it just feels cumbersome to install an entire ...
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Gnome on 14.04 (trusty): “Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'gnome-control-center.real' received an X Window System error.”

Just a few minutes ago (mind you, gnome-control-center was working before this), I tried opening the settings and got a response of a hanged program. So, I tried executing the settings via terminal, ...
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After an upgrade, Unity system settings are transparent

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 and I now have a problem with my settings. If I go on system settings, there is no problem. But if I click on any icons, I get a partially transparent windows: ...
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Can't run unity-control-center

If anyone knows whats causing this I'd appreciate it ➜ ~ unity-control-center (unity-control-center:1895): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'unity-control-center' received an X Window System error. This ...
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Why do 15.04 System Settings/Details and gparted disagree on disk size?

gparted says I have one installed drive (/dev/sda) and its size is 476.94 GB. This is correct -- my only drive is a 500 GB SSD. Under System Settings, the Details display is mostly correct, the ...
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How to translate missing parts of danish language in kubuntu

fellow ubuntu users. I will start by saying that i love KDE, especially the new 5.3 - looks & works amazing! But there are many untranslated words, that shows up in English - and that irritates ...
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How to safely change the names of items in the system settings

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, and in my gnome-control-center I have many items, one of which is called Sound, now I don't like this name and would like to change ...
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System settings window has few options [duplicate]

I don't know exactly what happened, did you have the same problem? This is a pic of how I see the window.
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Putting Ubuntu on an SSD and Files on an HDD

I am installing Ubuntu on a home theater PC. I want to put Plex Media Server on it so I can stream my digital content to all my devices. I have an SSD and an HDD in the build. I want to install Ubuntu ...
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How do I create a Task Scheduler in Ubuntu? [closed]

I am not able to create a Task Scheduler on Ubuntu. How do I do that?
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Cannot get Ubuntu-Desktop to install after upgrading to 15.04

Hi I'm having issues after upgrading my laptop (up until last week I was on 14.04, and I started upgrading to 14.10, but things were broken so I continued on) to 15.04. It (the do-release-upgrade ...
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Adjusting screen brightness in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How can I modify the screen brightness in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? In the Systems Settings -> Brightness & Lock screen, all I see are options related to the screen saver, but nothing for changing the ...
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how could i see my system passwords and in which file it is kept [duplicate]

where is the system password stored in Ubuntu to authenticate the user installation and how can i retrieve these encrypted passwords.
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Kubuntu 15.04: bluedevil installed and working, but Bluetooth icons missing from System Settings and system tray

When I manually launch bluedevil-monolithic, the system tray icon appears and works well to configure and connect to bluetooth devices. However, the bluetooth icon does not appear in the system tray ...
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How to permanantly turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my ...
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Hide System Settings Applications in Dash

Is there any way to remove an application icon from the dash but keep it in the System Settings? I find it useless to have them in the dash, and it really clutters the display there.. Accessing them ...