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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unable to open time and system settings in ubuntu 15.04

i am unable to open system settings and change time in ubuntu 15.04 on clicking on system settings nothing happens same on time i have changed the brightness setting registry earlier as they were ...
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I think I uninstalled my system settings. How can I get it back?

What's the name of the package I need to install to get the control panel(System Settings) back?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot and tasks really slow!

I have a weird behaviour in my ubuntu 14.04. The boot tasks are really slow. I have installed the bootchart and the attached file is the last one that the software has created today. thanks
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How can the keyboard layout in KDE be changed via GUI

I am using KDE under Ubuntu 15.04. and while I haven't any problems changing the keyboard layout under other desktop environments it doesn't work under KDE via settings (Input devices > Keyboard > ...
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Dual Gregorian - Buddhist Calendar

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Buddhist calendar ...
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How to remove the network icon from the menu bar?

I clicked on the WiFi Network symbol in Applications to many times and I now have 8 Network connection icons in my menu bar. I didn't realize till to late that it was adding them to the menu bar. I ...
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Disabled tap to click still works for some checkboxes?

I have disabled tap-to-click in the system settings, and it is disabled in most cases, however it still registers in some places, e.g. for checkboxes in system settings and the sudo password dialog. ...
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Apps not opening

Just installed Ubuntu for the first time (15.04), so I am new to this. I've done research before asking, but couldnt find the answer. I am not able to open any application, it seems that the ...
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How can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle on/off e.g. the trackpad?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have currently disabled the trackpad of my laptop by turning it off in "System settings -> Mouse & Touchpad". Can I set a keyboard shortcut to toggle the trackpad on and ...
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My system setting gear disappeared from the dock, how do I get it back?

All I did was install some applications and they filled up the dock, but now the system setting gear is missing and when I try to open it from the " about this computer " pull down window it doesn't ...
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Unable to Edit Display Settings in 15.04

I just installed 15.04 on a new machine, and when I click on the gear icon in the top right, click System Settings, and click Displays, nothing happens. The window closes/crashes. How can I fix this? ...
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Blank Screen after logged in (only desktop wallpaper showing)

When I logged in to my Ubuntu, it shows blank screen (showing only desktop wallpaper, not black screen). I tried to open terminal from Ctrl+Alt+T but it does not work. The issue seems like when I kill ...
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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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Analog sound output does not appear in “Sound settings”

I recently moved my computer, and after I set my speakers up again, I've had problems with outputting sound on them. It just doesn't work. The sound card is a Asus Xonar DX. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Software & updates won't open. Possibly downloaded something for 14.10 on accident somehow

I can't open "Software and updates" in 14.04 LTS. I've tried multiple restarts and unplugging and replugging various USB devices (I read that somewhere, sounded silly but couldn't hurt to try!) and it ...
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Can't Change 100+ Size System Font

I accidentally changed the font size in system settings to over 100. Now when I log into my account, every text in menus is over 100, making everything ginormous. This makes going back to the system ...
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Sound settings not working after login

Up until login the sound settings in top right corner appear fine. After I login though it shows the muted icon and sound settings are all disabled. The sound plays but I can't change volume outside ...
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How to add applications to GNOME (3.16) Control Center (no Unity)

Previous threads on AskUbuntu are from 2012 and the method used there is no longer supported. It looks like GNOME has closed off the control center for modifications (simply editing .desktop files ...
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ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet pavillion x360 system settings

I have been using Ubuntu 15.04 for a while on a Pavillion x360. Everything worked perfect! After the last time I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I started getting error messages. ...
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Is there a way to make all the system settings visable as default

When I right click on the option at the top right of my screen as if I was going to turn off my pc. I see a system settings section when I select this I would like it to show all the system settings ...
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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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kde configuration in Kubuntu 15

I can't figure out how to get system settings to allow me to change the splash screen or "look and feel" modules. There's not "download new theme" or equivalent box to click on. What am I doing wrong? ...
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What environment variable should I use to set a default web browser?

I'm trying to set my default web browser as google chromium inside of either my .bashrc or .profile. What Environment Variable do I need to set in order to achieve this? Edit: Here's some more ...
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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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¿How to install TP-LINK TL-WN722N on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install my TL-WN722N. I'v seen several tutorials on how, but the don't seem to stick... I've seen that it is supported by ubuntu, I "lsub" it and it does ...
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Why is Gedit set as default calendar app in Ubuntu?

Just wondering why is a text editor (Gvim or Gedit) set as the default calendar app in Ubuntu. Does any one know the reason why?
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The white on my screen is too bright, how should I adjust the gamma?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, on my screen, the white is too bright. Especially on chrome or other browsers the white background is too bright. Someone advised me to adjust the gamma, but how do I do this?
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Internet connection periodically fails

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition in my new computer . I have a problem with the internet connection (Ethernet). Actually, my internet works for 20 seconds and it stops for 40 to 60 ...
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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the "Print Screen" key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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How to restore deleted startup applications

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 I have accidentally remove some of my startup applications from the "Startup Applications Preferences" GUI, and I don't know what they were, is there a log somewhere which ...
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Software & Updates “Installable from CD-ROM/DVD” section

I have noticed that when going System Settings > Software & Updates > Ubuntu Software, that there is a section there called Installable from CD-ROM/DVD section: What is this section, what ...
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Disks Utility Drive Settings – how does it work? (no documentation available)

The Disks Utility gnome-disk-utility 3.10.0 has a lot of neat functions, but I can not find a documentation, especially about the options at Drive Settings. There can be several like Standby Time, ...
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How can I have my display settings automatically restored after I play a full-screen game?

When I play a full screen game on Ubuntu (Gnome, Kde, XFCE doesn't matter) the game decides what the monitor settings should be and then when the game is over I'm stuck with those settings. Is there ...
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Not able to add user image in Ubuntu 14.04

There is an option to add user image/photograph under User Accounts in System Settings. But whenever I try to add an user image, the system settings freeze and I have to kill it using xkill command. ...
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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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how to enable 'Default Applications' on system settings>>details

anyway i have read previous thread related with this problem that setting default applications on System settings->Details->Default applications won't work and you have to manually set your default ...
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Is there an application like the GNOME system settings which is more modular (remove some devices, leave others)?

I'm looking for a GUI application which works as nicely as Ubuntu's system settings, except that it lets me remove some of the items in it without the whole thing crashing. In the current GUI, ...
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Program startup lags at fresh 14.04 LTS Install

When starting 'Nautilus' Filemanager or 'System Settings' (here especially the printer dialog) the startup of theses programs sometimes lag for up to 30 seconds. Then the programs start and work ...
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Cannot print from Ubuntu to Develop ineo 224e in proper format of page - A4

I installed drivers for this printer properly (I think). The testing page is printed as well, but I cannot print on A4, because the printer always issues, that format of page is 8 1/2 x 11 inches. ...
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Applying Spanish as the System-wide Language

I've installed Spanish through Language Support in System Settings, but it cannot be selected in the: System Settings -> Language Support -> Language, list. To verify, I clicked on the ...
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Screen was splitted and look like windows lens

Anyone please help to disable it!!!! Its Xubuntu 14.04 3.13.0-45-generic trusty Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 4096 x 4096 VGA-1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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No Date and Time

When starting up my machine (Ubuntu 14.10) just now I have noticed that the bit in the top bar which tells me the date and time is gone, and I am unable for some strange reason to change the Date ...
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How to re-install system-settings?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to install im-switch, but it uninstalled im-config and language support, making system setting very difficult, my system-setting page becomes this And I've re-installed ...
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Ubuntu crash when using ubuntu native application on 14.04

First of all, my apologies if my question has already had answer. The problem is I don't know what keyword to search. My laptop is a dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. And since yesterday I ...
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Intermitent dissapearence of mouse speed option

So, I just noticed that my computer (A desktop running 14.04 LTS) doesn't have the option to adjust the speed of my mouse, unless I plug in a certain mouse. (A really old one, to be specific.) ...
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System settings do not persist after restarting

Whenever I change any system setting in Ubuntu 14.04 (namely brightness and some props in Synaptics), they never persist after rebooting. I have Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with Windows 8. How can I make ...
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I cannot find my system settings icon

I do not know what it is called. But I am missing the gear and wrench icon that come with Ubuntu and hangs out in the launch bar. It's not anything advanced. It's like Windows Control Panel. From ...
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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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Difference between update servers

If you go into the "Software & Updates" in "System Settings", it gives you the option for the "Main Server" or "Server for your country" ("your country" replaced by the name of your country), what ...