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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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 ...
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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 to Apple Alu Keyboard with US (international)

I am using KDE under Ubuntu 15.04 and cannot change the keyboard layout to apple alu keyboard with the international variant (ie for typing umlauts with AltGr/cmd + u, space and then for example an ...
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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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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 ...