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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Environment Variable - how does properly set them (bashrc or profile) [duplicate]

I am very new in Ubuntu and I am lost about Environment Variable. I have read some Forums but I didn't understand yet. If I type java -version I got the java confirmation but if I type echo ...
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Keyboard settings ignored

Running 14.04. When I restart my laptop, it defaults to the qwerty layout, even though dvorak is the only input method allowed in my text input settings. See the screen shot below; making this screen ...
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How can I apply different fonts to different scripts across Ubuntu?

The default font does not support the Devanagiri script which is used to write Hindi. Even so Hindi file-names in Nautilus and bookmarks in Firefox display fine. I am guessing it defaults to using ...
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How to connect laptop to TV using a VGA cable and a 3 RCA cable [closed]

I would like step by step instructions showing me exactly how to do it especially with pictures to show me where the cables connect to. I don't know what goes where and what program I need to connect ...
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Where are the settings modified by “unity-tweak-tool” stored? [duplicate]

Where are the settings as modified by "unity-tweak-tool" stored? Can they be edited with a text editor? Is there documentation, manual or help on the available options? Are there options not ...
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gnome-terminal - restoring of config for profiles

Where are the profiles for gnome-terminal stored on the filesystem? I recently restored my home folder from backup on a new ubuntu installation, but the profiles for gnome-terminal were not restored. ...
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Automatically dim brightness if battery is low

In Ubuntu 14.04 there is no option in the energy settings what to do when the battery is low. There is only a setting for action when critical. I would like to automatically dim the brightness on my ...
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locked settings on ubuntu 14.04

I can't change any of the settings under ubuntu 14.04, even add an icon from the launcher. always on the default settings. this happens after upgrading. i'm new to the ubuntu system so restart is my ...
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Configure privacy settings via the command line

I am trying to compile a script to run upon booting a network attached computer (which has no hard drive and therefore is a new computer upon every reboot) to configure all settings. Because it will ...
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14.04 - User Accounts applet not working

When I try to open up the User Accounts applet (either by using the icon in System Settings or by searching for it, it does not load. When doing it via System Settings the window locks up. When ...
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How to configure the mouse wheel button?

I have a basic optical wheel mouse (white & grey, 2-button + wheel). The scroll function operates when I roll the wheel, the wheel-click works for opening a link in a new tab, but the document / ...
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Settings reset to default every time I reboot

Every time I log in or reboot my system, the Ubuntu settings reset to what they were when I first installed the system. For example, the icons on the left-side launcher change to LibreText, Firefox, ...
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Network Settings disappears

I need to apply systemwide proxy. When I went to System Settings and then Network, the networks settings screen flashes very quickly and then disappears. Other settings pages are working fine. I am ...
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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 ...