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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Is it possible to remove items from “System Settings”

I would like to remove or disable some unused settings panels in system settings/gnome-control-center to keep my more "ambitious" users from messing with them. Specifically, I would like to ...
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Wierd window look for system apps

I installed some special programs a time ago and added several extra repositories. After trying those apps, I uninstalled them and the according repos. For a several amount of time, I have wierd ...
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How can I activate a custom keyboard layout

I have defined a custom keyboard layout following this description: Custom keyboard layout definitions The layout definition is added to this file: /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us and it starts like ...
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Change Default Scale Method Setting for KDE Wallpapers

I wish to change the default scaling method for the desktop wallpaper in KDE(more specifically Kubuntu) by editing the configuration file KDE uses to fill in those defaults on a fresh install. So ...
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A setting which disables a network connection after a specified period

Is there any program or setting which can automatically disable a network connection after 5 minutes when it is enabled manually? So that the user will have to enable the connection every 5 minutes ...
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Cannot change any icon sizes in Kubuntu System Settings…can someone help me please?

I'm a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu and I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu. When I go to System Settings, then Application Appearance, then Icons, then Advanced, all the Size drop-down boxes ...
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System Setting changed to System Setting Ubuntu Touch

After removing Gnome 3, my System-Settings was changed to System-Settings for Ubuntu Touch. How can I do to change it back to Gnome 2 system-settings?
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Mouse sensitivity is not found in Mouse & Touchpad settings

I am using Rapoo 6610 wireless/bluetooth mouse. It works well but I just cannot adjust its sensitivity in System Settings. Only "General" and "Touchpad" are available in Mouse & Touchpad. My ...
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How can i have a good HTML report about my computer specifications?

Is there a command to export my system specification to Html page , so i can open it a view all my system specification in a well recognized view . Any Help ?
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How to get Ubuntu standard background settings dialogue back?

After installing the gnome shell in Ubuntu 13.10 the dialogue for changing the desktop wallpaper gets replaced with gnomes's dialogue, which is feature less, poor and useless thing. To illustrate the ...
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where/how do i find the file for 'sound' of 'system settings'?

I need to find the file for 'sound'(sound settings) of 'systems settings' I need to know that files command and use that command to make a separate line for 'sound' in the 'sound and video' section ...
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Additional Drivers not found now that I have switched Motherbaords

So, long story short my Asus P8Z77-v Pro died on Sunday (the second one I've had die) so I got myself an AsRock P77 Extreme4 to tide me over/replace it. Problem is that when I goto install my NVIDIA ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 some System Settings reset after reboot (Touch-Pad disable)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on an ASUS M70SA notebook (and recognised as such during install). Every time I boot, I have to go into System Settings to turn off my Touch-Pad. Once I make the change, it ...
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Cannot turn wireless networking off

I wish to disable my wireless networking because I have a wired network connection. I am using ubuntu 12.04. In the menu at settings > network > wireless there is an option to press a switch which ...
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Window resize area, Firefox automaximizes and Giant Ubuntu Bar

everybody Yesterday (Feb 07, 2014) I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 and now I'm feeling I'm going postal! The ubuntu bar changed its size for the comfortable 24px I had set to 20457px or something ...
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How to hide some icons in System Settings?

I installed programs to tweak Ubuntu settings. I found a blog that gave me good ideas, and also a good place to start. The problem is that these programs that I was installing in my computer to ...
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what is “System program problem detected” notification about and how to fix it?

I will start by saying this is not a duplicate of System Program Problem Detected nor "System Program Problem Detected". I do not want to disable apport. I want to find a way to know what is ...
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Missing icons from System Settings in 12.04

Every time I go to System Settings it looks like this: Most of the icons are missed and when I search them in Unity2D dashboard they appear but when I click they redirect me to the same page. I ...
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SSD Spindown Settings

I have dual SSDs in my new laptop, but the second SSD isn't used as often. Does "spin-down" have any affect on SSDs for preserving battery life? Is there a delay in SSDs in the event that the device ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 resets key map loaded with xmodmap when switching keyboard layout

I'm trying to switch left Ctrl key with CapsLock. I took theese lines from manual to xmodmap: remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = ...
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Help me to handle 'user account' in Ubuntu 13.10

Short story about my trials and problems (hangup) to add a new user in Ubuntu 13.10 GUI-Window. I need help to handle 'user account' in SaucySalamander. Want to add a new user (to the same group) ...
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Enabling Integrity Measurement Architecture in Ubuntu?

Hi how can I enable Integrity Measurement Architecture (IMA) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I have a value idea that it is done somewhere by changing some configuration but don’t know how to get into those ...
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Unable to connect to Internet after wakeup from hibernate?

It says Networking is Disabled. I have tried checking that box (which stays checked); but that does nothing. Even tried: sudo ifconfig wlan0 up; which also did nothing. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 x64.
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System-Settings option is missing

I no longer get the system-settings option on my ubuntu 12.04. I have earlier used it several times without any problem. I am not aware which action could have caused this problem but I don't ...
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error: System Settings's White became transparent

I tried to update the Gnome to version 3.10, but it cause many error, So I uninstalled the updates. Everything is fine now, but in the GUI programs, the white background is now transparent. Do you ...
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task scheduler in system settings does not appear

i install KDE's Task Scheduler to be able to access to crontab via GUI . After install , i try to open this soft , however , i cannot find where it is. I follow this DEMO on Youtube , and i note ...
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2 Guest user created automatically in my ubuntu 13.10

I have locked my system and went out for a day in the evening; when I returned, while unlocking, I noticed that there are 2 guest, 1 admin and 1 guest session. I am very much confused how this ...
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Increase allowed memory for Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu using the Windows Installer, and lately I notice the computer runs pretty slow while I'm using Ubuntu, and I guess the reason for this is the amount of memory allowed for Ubuntu. ...
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Can't find “Online accounts ” in system settings panel

I can't find "online accounts " in system settings.I have Unbuntu12.04 LTs.
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How do I start the Privacy and Activity Manager from command line?

This is the "Security & Privacy" dialogue in System Settings.
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blutooth always on after reboot

I don't use bluetooth on my laptop. But my Ubuntu installation doesn't remember my preference to switch-off bluetooth. After rebooting, Blutooth is again switched on. What is the reason? What is the ...
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Change user's name in KDE

I want to setup my real name in 'System Settings' - 'Account Details' - 'Password & User Account' but when I click 'Apply' there is a dialog asking me for my password and I type it correctly but ...
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How do I change graphics drivers in 13.10?

Where has the option to install proprietory drivers gone in 13.10? It used to be an option in system settings, but I can't see it there any more.
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Brightness Settings cannot hold on reboot [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, on a ASUS N55S notebook. I adjust the screen's brightness to the right level, but every time I reboot ubuntu, the brightness go back to maxmium. How can I lock the ...
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How to see a list of the keyboard shortcuts?

For example, how can I find out what keys switch between multiple terminal windows? I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less. If I have multiple windows open I can use ...
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Missing icons in System Settings [duplicate]

This a screenshot of my System Settings window. As you can see I am missing the icons for: "Appearance","Online Accounts", "Security & Privacy", and "Time & Date". How can I restore them? For ...
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Trouble switching to Dvorak on Ubuntu 12.04

I've decided to switch to Dvorak on my Ubuntu machine, but I'm having some trouble: First, I attempted to do this through the GUI -- System Settings -> Keyboard Layout -> add layout (plus sign) -> ...
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Problem in wifi connectivity- each time need to fill proxy

Each time, I have to fill in the network settings again and again on my Ubuntu 12.10 and also it is not showing the the "apply system wide " option
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How do I find out which application plays sound?

So I keep having a sound that was playing often in the background and no event seems to be tied to it, that sounds very similar to service-login.ogg in /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo/. I don't know ...
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how to undo a setting on xolo qc800?

On my xolo qc800 tablet there was a setting in data usage about stopping internet connection after a certain limit. I set the limit for 500mb. now how do i undo that change?there is no option given ...
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Privacy and Search panels missing from System Settings in Gnome 3.8

Upgraded to Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (Gnome 3.8). I was expecting to see Privacy and Search panel in System Settings. But they are missing. How do I get these? Do I need to install any additional ...
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Appearance, Online accounts disappeared in System Settings in Ubuntu 13.10

I was installing some apps and icons then I noticed that there were about 4 games installed, so I went to the Software Centre to remove them. Then I wanted to add my Facebook account to Online ...
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Unable to change brightness with ubuntu 13.10 on ASUS 453t series (It worked with Ubuntu 13.04)

The brightness icon is shown but nothing happens. Even if I try to change the brightness in "System Settings" nothing happens. The thing is it didn't happen with Ubuntu 13.04, so I would like to know ...
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System Settings icons missing

Is there any way to reset the System Settings Control Panel page? The Control Panel was fine, but the for no apparent reason, PRIVACY, BACKGROUND and a host of other icons have vanished... My system ...
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Better “System Settings” search functionality…?

This should get me some results, no? I know I saw some settings related to "classic" somewhere in there.
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Authentication required by wireless network appears multiple times

Sometimes when I don't use my Ubuntu for a long time - maybe a day, I can see the popup showing Authentication required by wireless network There's obviously some wireless connects and ...
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Personal settings not working in 12.04.3

At some point recently my system would no longer take any personal settings: wallpaper will not change, settings such as turning off the screen lock will not change when changed. Every setting in the ...
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System info - bash script

I am attempting to pull RX packets, CPU vendor and model along with CPU MHz. Here is my script: #!/bin/bash #systemstat case $1="-r" COUNT='ifconfig eth0 | grep 'RX packets:' | cut -d: -f2 | awk ...
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Wrong locale alpha-numeric display in spite of locale settings?

I have just upgraded from Kubuntu 12.04 to 13.04, reassigning my former home partition to this new version. Though I live in Nepal, locale settings are set to show English. However, some applications ...
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System Preferences Closes When I Click On Apparence

If I open my System Preferences, anything goes smoothly and good. But when I click on Apparence, the System Preferences close and a window will pop up saying that "an intern fail appeared". I'm using ...