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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Print Manager in Ubuntu 14.04 automatically adds all network printers to print view

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 the print manager automatically added all network printers to my print view. Under 12.04 only those network printers where shown which I actually added manually. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity-control-panel System Settings not working properly

I am not able to see battery indicator on the main title bar. And when I go into System Settings->Power section I'm not able to see the settings which allows me to turn on/off this indicator. Also ...
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Accidentally uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 system settings. How to get them back?

Somehow, cleaning up useless software (using software center), I uninstalled Ubuntu "system settings". I did this by mistake. Now I fail to find system settings application using software center ...
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How to get all ubuntu programms back to fullscreen size after I'm not sure what I did?

I somehow managed to loose the ability of all my programs to resize on Ubuntu. Not sure what I did, but I thought I saw a popup open and being blocked in Firefox and after that all my programms ...
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System setting problem in ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem that my system setting is like guest system setting and don't show many options and i'm sure that i'm not in guest mode in fact when i use guest session for the first time and then ...
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How to index System Setting in Kupfer?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. and installed Kupfer 208. For some reason I cannot search and launch the applications from System Settings such as Display or Appearance. The Unity launcher finds all of ...
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System settings menu Ubuntu 14.0

Is it normal to have such a reduced system settings menu in Ubuntu 14.04? No options for keyboard, sounds... right click on shut down and then selection on system settings
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Unable to acces sound settings

I’m unable to access the sound settings in U1404 TT. Before updating to Ubuntu 14.04, with right click and System setting I had access to some settings which allowed me to set different sound levels ...
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How to fix System Settings window lag

I wanted to open System Settings window and I waited ~30s. Then the window was opened. My machine has an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM. What produces a lag in opening System Settings? How can ...
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How to access System Settings when Ubuntu menu is broken?

I've seen this bug a number of times on several installations, but as yet I'm not sure how to reproduce it. Basically the System Settings item on the "gear" menu stops working. It's not grayed out or ...
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Touchpad not detected

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in the new Lenovo Z510 Ideapad laptop. To check if my Touchpad is detected I typed the command xinput list and this is my output: I tried everything mentioned in ...
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mouse and touchpad settings missing

I am using the latest version of ubuntu 14.04 in the new lenovo Z510 ideapad laptop. I came across this problem while i was trying to enable my two-finger swipe action. Usually the mouse and touchpad ...
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Preferences / Display Preferences missing in Gnome 3.12

I just installed Gnome 3.12 on Ubuntu 14.04 via the standard PPA. It appears that the Display Preferences and Preferences applications are either missing, or missing from the application search menu. ...
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I can't open systen settings nor sound settings

When I click on the little gear symbol and then system settings nothing happens. When I click on the little speaker and then sound settings nothing happens. How do I fix this?
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Cannot Unlock System Settings 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Chromebook 14 using Crouton. I've gotten things setup and installed the programs I need. The time & date settings are using the wrong timezone though and when ...
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System Settings icons missing in 14.04

I did a fresh install of trusty 14.04, but a lot of icons are missing. I installed from DVD which was painfully slow and I hope to avoid repeating the process, especially since I started customizing ...
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right click select program to open the file

I would like to select the program to open the file. I use right click, Ubuntu automatically open the file using default program. For example, I want to to use gedit to open .pas file. Ubuntu does not ...
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How to prevent switching Print key shortcut back?

I've set my Print key to Take a screenshot of an area, but every time I logout and login it changes back to Take a screenshot (of full screen) without unsettin the old one ?! and saves the full screen ...
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Is there a way to set global/default system settings (specifically GUI Scaling)

I added Ubuntu 14.04 to my system (MacBookPro11,3) which has a HiDPI screen. In system settings, I was able to set the GUI scaling to 2.0 for my own account, and I'm happy about that. However, the ...
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System Settings won't load after Ubuntu 14.04 installation

Since I installed Ubuntu 14.04, system setting won't load. I click on it in the dash and my mouse indicates it is thinking, but then stops and never loads the system settings. The same is true with ...
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What happened to my settings?

I removed LibreOffice because I use Kingsoft Office for everything (since I come from Microsoft Office, I find it simpler to use). But now, this happened to my settings: Most of the options are ...
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Sound settings not saved

Here is a video of what is happening. Every time I set my input to "Rear Microphone" it goes back to "Digital input (S/PDIF)" (just by closing the window, not even restarting or logging out). This ...
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Where can I find the “default numeric numpad keys” option in 14.04?

This community help wiki explains how to make Ubuntu enable numlock upon login: System Settings > Keyboard Layout > Options > Miscellaneous compatibility options Check "Default numeric keypad ...
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Light locker isn't saving my changed settings

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N10J Computer, and Light Locker and it isn't saving my settings changes to it. I have tried restarting my computer, logging out... it doesn't work. I want to ...
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I disabled my touchpad, and now there's no option to reenable it on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop(Lenovo Z400). Last night I disabled the touchpad, because I was using external mouse. Today I tried reenabling the touchpad, but there isn't that option any more ...
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Light Locker will not load when I click on it

I keep getting a blank screen and lose my Spotify Stream after about 10 to 15 minutes. The problem I am having is with light locker. In my case I cannot get light locker settings to open at all. I ...
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Custom keyboard shortucts not working on fresh 14.04 install

After a fresh install of 14.04, I tried to customize the keyboard shortcuts to be similar to the customized ones I used before in 12.10 like Super+Eject = Lock Screen (Macbook keyboard). ...
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Missing System Settings after removing some packages

I installed or uninstalled some packages. I do not even remember what I was doing. As a result, now I can't see most of the system settings in settings window. Any idea how to solve this problem. ...
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system settings not showing all settings

This is a weird problem I am having after installing ubuntu 14.04. When I click on system settings, it shows only 7 fields:           Personal: Language ...
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How can I calibrate colors?

In System Settings -> Colors there is color panel but "calibrate" button is grey and I am unable to calibrate it by myself.
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Settings reset every time laptop is restarted

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, and my settings always reset every time I restart my laptop! For example, Clementine library is back to empty, default browser is back to Firefox, etc. I need to set my ...
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Setting reverted by Ubuntu to Kubuntu to Ubuntu

I installed kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 13.10, and have been going back and forth in order to get used to it. I did notice that some of the settings which I've personalized get reverted everytime ...
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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 ...