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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No Wi-Fi list on a wireless connection screen of Ubuntu installation

There is 2 options on this screen: "I don't want to connect to the Wi-Fi right now" and "connect to this network right now". In the second option there is just one line with the name of my Wi-Fi ...
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Ubuntu Touch change system settings from command line (silent mode specifically)?

I'm looking for a way to automatically set my Ubuntu Phone to silent mode during the night and automatically turn off silent mode in the morning (I keep forgetting to turn it off myself). I figure ...
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Users and Groups graphic application crashes on Ubuntu 16

I need to modify 'User Privileges' at 'Advanced Settings', in 'Users and Groups' application. To get this application, I installed from terminal, 'gnome-system-tools', at Ubuntu 16.04, and reboot the ...
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Unity-Ubuntu 16.04 dock and panel disappeared

This happened somewhere when I switched to using Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs... in the Additional Drivers Settings, or uninstalled a system app called ibus. I cannot revert back now, ...
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Unity-control-center segmentation fault

I cannot open the system settings anymore. unity-control-center (unity-control-center:23772): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_strsplit: assertion 'string != NULL' failed Segmentation fault (core dumped)...
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Set “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” on command line

How can I switch on the option to be notified for a new Ubuntu version, which you usually find in Dash --> System Settings --> Software & Updates --> Updates --> Notify me of a new Ubuntu ...
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What is the difference between Settings and System Settings?

Can someone explain me the difference between Settings and System Settings that appear on my Ubuntu 16.04 installation? I have the following packages installed related to settings: orschiro@x230:~$ ...
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Mouse & Touchpad Separate Settings Missing

Ubuntu 16.04: The settings menu used to have separate settings for external mouse and touchpad, now it only contains one set of settings for both. The settings for pointer speed actually do not change ...
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Ubuntu Auto logout issue from GUI? [duplicate]

It's working fine from TERMINAL mode but when i change terminal mode to GUI mode in ubuntu, and enter password for user name it'l again logout, my password is correct. But always redirect to again ...
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Mouse pointer speed all the way down = mouse acceleration off?

I would like to disable any mouse acceleration Ubuntu might be doing (I'm on 14.04). Is turning the mouse pointer speed in System Settings all the way down the equivalent/the same thing? Thanks!
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Ubuntu15 || Systems Settings || Displays ICON not working

I booted my ubuntu 15.10 today and noticed that the "Displays ICON" would not work regardless and gives me no visible error to go with. I need help to fix this so i can configure my two monitors. ...
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Privacy & Security icon dissapeared after uninstalling activity control monitor

As the title describes, I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed. Is there anyway to fix this? Thank you
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How do I adjust the gamma on my HDMI monitor?

I found this question, and that works on my VGA monitor, but my main monitor is connected via HDMI, and xcalib and xgamma don't work on it. How do I reduce the gamma? This is really getting to be an ...
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How do I enable the touchpad while typing in 16.04?

Having the touchpad disabled while typing slows down my typing with onscreen keyboards like OnBoard. In 14.04 there was a setting for this in the mouse settings, but it's gone now in 16.04.
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How to restore system default settings in ubuntu 16.04?

I am trying to restore the unity control center but there are always missing items even after I run: sudo apt install unity-control-center and sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop And this is what I ...
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removed appearance settings

After I had rebooted my computer (ASUS x751ma, Ubuntu 16.04) for some updates, all the appearance settings were removed and my desktop looked like the desktop in the Guest Session. All tries to ...
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Is there something i can do to fix my distro without a fresh install? [duplicate]

Is there anything to fix my distro (ubuntu 13.10)? I dont have the money for hardware to try a fresh install. So is there anyway to fix this so i can upgrade? The main problems i have are: i dont have ...
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gui application to custom regional settings

I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 and using gnome-shell (wich is very awesome by the way), i try to make first weekday and first workday to Sunday, tried everything in a lot of forums: sudo gedit /usr/...
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How to apply full HD display setting to my Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my VirtualBox 5.0.20. My windows is working on full HD (1920*1080 pixs) display setting though, I cannot find a way to apply higher resolution than 1024*768 in Ubuntu. ...
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I screwed up! Sound didn't work tried to fix… lost a large amount of my system settings

I was following this guide, attempting to make my bluetooth headphones work: http://itsfoss.com/fix-sound-ubuntu-1304-quick-tip/ and then my system settings (mostly) disappeared! I followed the 1st ...
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Programs open in wrong display

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.04 LTS; programs are opening in wrong display. I have two monitors and I want the program to open in the current display I am working in.
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Mouse settings won't change primary button - 16.04 LTS

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but I cannot change the default primary button of mouse. It is recognized but I cannot save changes.
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Is there anything that should be done to increase security on a new system? [closed]

Let's assume I just installed Ubuntu on a laptop. This laptop may be used in different networks with different security measurements (at home, university, work place). Is there anything that should ...
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Cogwheel has dissapered from the menu bar (top-right corner)

In System Settings -> User Accounts, you can tick on and off the Show my login name in in the menu bar option. The problem being is that when I tick it off (I don't want my login name to be ...
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Wired Connection Icon shown in Menu bar, although connected to a Wireless network

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in my laptop. I connect to a "Wireless connection", provided by my hostel. It devices connected to the wireless connection have to access the web through a proxy. ...
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upgraded to 16.04 LTS and everything is lost [duplicate]

everything is lost, my settings, half of my programs even plugins in browsers and their cookies.... also unity doesnt start when booting... after I log into my account I can see only the wallpaper (...
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Writing system settings from command line (no GUI)

I would like to build a script that modifies in bulk a series of system settings on Xubuntu, like: - setting screen background to solid black - hiding automatically taskbar panel - extending desktop ...
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Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
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Alternative for the 'system settings' application?

Is there a "good" alternative application for the system settings application that comes with Ubuntu? I mean I know that KDE and gnome come with their alternatives, but I would like to have one ...
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System Settings doesn't closes and continuously changes focus to itself from any other window

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04. I am facing the following issue:- When I run the System settings, my CPU usage goes to 100%, and Settings window always remains in focus. I tried to open ...
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Ubuntu Settings Add Recording Device

I want to add my internal audio as a recording device so I can record my mic and the computer audio (while wearing headphones) in Audacity. I'm opening up the sound settings in Ubuntu to get to the ...
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System Settings > Displays doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu on my new pc. It works, but the screen resolution hasn't adapted to my 29" widescreen. When I try to change it in System Settings, the entire System Settings window simply ...
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Proprietary driver utility won't load

I have a xenial with kde5. When I go to proprietary drivers' utility in system settings I see only the flash message about collecting data about my system, but the list of drivers' list never loads. ...
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Settings have disappeared in ubunut 15.10

My settings utility is gone. literally there is no settings. I updated my computer, searched on the web and have found nothing. Please help I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu and lose my stuff.
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Sound settings not working

I once installed PulseAudio Equalizer but since it didn't work properly I did not want to use it. The annoying thing is that sound went through it by default so I had to go to the sound settings and ...
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Getting trouble in booting ubuntu

My laptop has Windows 10. For educational purposes I wanted to boot Ubuntu while keeping my Windows 10 as it is. First time I installed Ubuntu successfully, but I have unknowingly deleted the hard ...
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It doesnt open the Users Settings, System Settings

Every time i click in Users Settings, in System Settings, it closes the window. A million times trying and it stills keep closing. Would somebody help me on this?
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How can I rename a color profile and change the title stored in the ICC file?

I have a number of ICC color profile files for monitor calibration. They can be imported and work correctly on Ubuntu, but the titles they were created with are not helpful so I'd like to change them. ...
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I can not change my settings

I deleted some files, .conf and others according to one of the comments to solve a problem. After doing this, I cannot change any settings. Not even my wallpaper or my quick apps in launcher, and I ...
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Software & Updates (software-properties-gtk): 'EOFError: marshal data too short'

I cannot open Software & Updates tool on 14.04 and get the following error: Here is the full output of apt-get update, it shows this warning: W: GPG error: http://dl.bintray.com Release: The ...
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Printers setting disappeared, cannot manage printers, ubuntu 14.04

I was following these instructions to install canon mp495 network printer on ubuntu 14.04. Those instructions did not work, so I went back to manually install it via the printers setting in ubuntu's ...
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Can I share file on adhoc network?

I've installed vsftpd and samba after that I created an adhoc connectivity on the Ubuntu. Then i got 10.42.0.1 as the host IP. I connect my mac to the Ubuntu adhoc. And when I open ftp://10.42.0.1 ...
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How do I know if I'm using a GPU?

How to find out in Ubuntu (14.04) whether the processor has a GPU or not? I went through a few links and the results are as given below for my system specs. $ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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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 ...