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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Back to Factory settings [duplicate]

I need to return my computer to the company after our mass lay off. I want to remove everything. I care nothing about any files. Just need it ALL removed. Please advise me, as I am obviously a novice. ...
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Why doesn't System Settings remember my proxy settings?

I do this: Start "System Settings" "Network Settings" "Proxy" "Use proxy auto configuration URL" I paste my PAC URL into the new text field "Apply" I click anywhere ("Network Connections", ...
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How can I pick different locales for different locale categories

I would like to have different setting for various locales, so per https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Locale I edited /etc/default/locale. However, the file does not get picked up (after rebooting) ...
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How to reset Ubuntu 13.04 system to default?

I wanna know how to revert the Ubuntu 13.04 to default as first installed (compiz, enviroment, etc..)? Thanks to all!
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Prevent users from accessing “System Settings”

I'm administering a system and do not want people messing with their system settings (specifically the power settings). I've searched everywhere and cannot find a method for disabling the power ...
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Trying to Connect to Facebook using Online accounts System settings

Ok so I'm trying to connect my facebook account in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail in the system settings and every time I try to connect it opens a firefox window and then I see a "Blank" url thing as ...
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After 13.04 upgrade system apps are missing (settings, displays)

I've upgraded to 13.04 and some things are missing. I can neither open the system settings nor the "displays" app to change dual monitor settings. When I click on "System Settings..." in the top ...
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How can I backup the whole system status (not documents)?

I want to backup my system status, like Installed Packeges What's on my sidebar Grub Settings Kernel... in order to restore it in case of system crash. I don't care about my document, music, ...
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How to access system preferences in Ubuntu 12.04

Recently had to install Ubuntu 12.04 as my previous Ubuntu which I'd used for 3 years stopped working. I'm finding 12.04 extremely frustrating, I can't seem to access anything, for example now I'm ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Online Accounts Settings not opening

When I go to system settings and click on online accounts, the window for the settings shows up for about half a second before disappearing. Why is this happening and how do I fix this?
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How to configure 12.04.2 network without being connected?

When I use the "Network" tool from the "System Settings" application, it won't let me configure the wired interface unless the cable is attached and "live". I want to move machines from one network ...
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How can I fix it so my system doesn't crash whenever i go to “System Settings > Details”? [closed]

How can I fix it so my system doesn't crash whenever i go to "System Settings > Details"? Or even where/how would I go about troubleshooting the issue? Thanks! Edit: When running control center ...
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After 13.04 Install: Unable to Enter Online Accounts [closed]

In System Settings after an upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 I am not longer able to add Online Accounts. (I noticed this after launching Empathy, which prompted me: "You need to set up an account to see ...
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GNOME 3 privacy settings in Ubuntu 13.04

Is it possible to change the GNOME 3 privacy settings in Ubuntu Raring? What I am missing is, for example, the configuration for the lock screen notifications.
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How to resize the System Settings window? [duplicate]

How do i resize or scroll down system settings windows, please check the pic below There is no option to scroll or resize,if more than 1 application indicator added in system settings then i cant ...
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Cinnamon settings are not default after installing Cinnamon in Ubuntu 12.10

I tried out Cinnamon UI in Ubuntu 12.10 today and found that Cinnamon settings were not default (like when right-clicking desktop > change background, it shows the Ubuntu settings window not Cinnamon ...
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How can I set CTRL+SHIFT+W to open an internet browser?

Small question here. I try to set CTRL+SHIFT+W to open an internet browser. Every time I add it to the keyboard shortcuts in the settings, it takes back a level in the settings menu rather than ...
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Cant open gnome-control-center?

When i click on system settings in the dash nothing happens. When i run the command gnome-control-center i get the following output. gnome-control-center: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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12.10 system settings removed

I just tried to find a solution for dual monitorsetup, installing gconf-editor and "additional drivers" on my ubuntu 12.10 cairo-dock desktop laptop. actually I deinstalled my bluetooth programms ...
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Remove Settings Access For Students

Running Ubuntu 12 on a class set of netbooks and looking to block SETTINGS access to the standard user (student) Any suggestions? Thanks,
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'Appearance' icon not showing in 'System Settings'

I am facing a very peculiar problem, the 'Appearance' icon in 'System settings' has disappeared and now I cannot change the background or control the unity. Any ideas how to get it back?
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Set web proxy using pac-file-url in lubuntu

I want to use a pac-file-url to set the web proxy rules for chromium in lubuntu. Chromium reads its settings from the system wide OS settings. I read How do I set systemwide proxy servers in ...
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Keyboard repeat not working

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, I changed some language settings (from 'English US' to 'Hindi' and then back to 'English US'), during which I think I did something wrong but could not remember what. Now key ...
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Cannot type “ć” on Hungarian layout

I need help with keyboard layouts. My layout is Hungarian and on Windows I could type ć using AltGr-9 + c which is a c with an acute. However AltGr-9 + Space gives me a single quote (') and AltGr-9 + ...
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Configure xfce4-screenshooter settings

xfce4-screenshooter is the standard screenshot program in XFCE on Xubuntu. How can I configure the settings about which format it saves the screenshot in and in which folder? I noticed, that my ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 System Settings -> System -> Details missing

I wanted to change the dafault email application in Ubuntu 12.10. I read that I have to go to System Settings -> System -> Details. However, there is no Details. Is this because I use Gnome 3 or did ...
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Appearance icon has disappeared from system settings menu

I go to system settings and appearance is gone. I tried searching it in the dash and it is not there. When I right click the desktop and select "Change background" the system settings window opens. I ...
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How to change default behavior when iPod is plugged in?

Right now when I plug in my iPod, Clementine opens and starts playing, which is annoying because I prefer to manage my iPod using Rhythmbox which has a "sync" feature that Clementine (AFAIK) is ...
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Remap shortcut to a single key cannot be used

I want to remap my workspace switcher shortcut to a single key, specifically the Page Up/Page Down keys for going to the top/bottom workspace. But Ubuntu will not let me do this using System settings ...
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Mouse configuration file

Which file (name & path) store the settings made in this window?
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Disable sound on error messages?

Sometimes during my workflow, an error will occur. Any kind of system error, browser error, etc. When this happens, a nice little message dialog appears and tells me exactly what has happened or what ...
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How to change the units for storage size from GiB/MiB to GB/MB (binary prefix)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to switch Ubuntu back to base-2? Since a while ago, Ubuntu has adopted the policy of requiring decimal and binary prefixes to follow the relevant ...
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Cannot permanently prevent power saving blank screen on Compaq Presario C700 with Ubuntu 12.10

I have a Compaq Presario C700 which has a GRUB multi-boot for Ubuntu 12.10 (32 bit), Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows Vista. This machine is always run by mains electricity rather than by battery as I have ...
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Setting proxy variables automatically for different Network Profiles [duplicate]

I have two network profiles for wired connections in the network manager: 1. Home_Lan--> automatic dhcp requires No Proxy 2. Hostel_Lan--> manual ip settings requires an automatic proxy url ...
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Problems booting because the HDD is full. How can I get stuff off my hard drive?

I have used up all the space on my hard drive and when starting up the computer says the only option I have is to start up in basic graphics mode. On the screen it then says stopping system v runlevel ...
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Where can I find the names of the various settings dialogs?

I'm using xmonad, so I can't see the regular Ubuntu menu to get to the tools in the settings and preferences menus. I have to invoke them by name. Does anyone have a list of the names of these tools? ...
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How to globally disable antialiasing in Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on a Samsung R710 laptop which is equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT. At the moment, proprietary driver v310.14 (nvidia-experimental) is installed. Since my second monitor ...
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How do I reload system settings from command line on Kubuntu?

To better understand what I need: In systemsettings (KDE), in icon theme module, after I change the icon theme, I click apply. I need to know which command line I run to do the same when I click apply ...
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How do I configure the system?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and am completely stuck on how to administer the system. Initially I just want to open a port on the firewall, but there doesn't seem to be any obvious way to do that. ...
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Why are items missing from System Settings; how do I get them back?

My settings window currently looks like this: Obviously, a lot of items should be there and they aren't. They have been present before in XFCE and in Unity. I've seen other questions about losing ...
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Create a custom shortcut that types clipboard contents

I want to simulate keyboard input so that I can "paste" my clipboard contents to applications that don't allow it (e.g. remote KVM). Right now, I'm trying to use xdotool and xclip: xdotool type ...
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How to remove “online accounts” from “system settings”?

I uninstalled "Unity" and use "Gnome Shell" instead, but the new "online accounts" was still in the "system settings" menu. How can I completely remove it? I tried the command below but it doesn't ...
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How to upgrade Ubuntu and gnome without breaking existing settings?

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for about 5-6 months, and have everything configured as per my liking. I use GNOME classic as the DE instead of Unity, and am comfortable with it. There are couple ...
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How to open System > Administration?

I'm new to Ubuntu and while browsing over forums I saw goto System > Administration and so on. So I wanna know how I can actually goto System, means where can I find System then Administration and so ...
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where are the ubuntu-desktop settings?

I just installed the Ubuntu desktop (apt-get install ubuntu-desktop) for the first time. I guess this is Unity. I wonder where I can find the settings. There was the "System Settings" tool right in ...
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Option Button in Keyboard Layout > Input Sources is not pressable

I would like to set the Caps-lock key as a Compose key, which you do, as far as I remember, by pressing the Options Button in Keyboard Layout > Input Sources and then enabling the appropriate option ...
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How to configure Ubuntu?

I cannot find a place like control panel in Windows where I can configure Ubuntu. I would be delighted to find where to configure the system. And by the way, how to use the configure Ubuntu according ...
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When is an option ON and when is it OFF?

I am a new Ubuntu user. I was curious to install it. But I have some difficulties to understand the options in the system preferences. It's because I don't know if an option is on or off (see ...
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Settings for multiple monitors are not stored

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. on a Lenovo Thinkpad T400. I connected an external monitor as a second display. The laptop stands under the external screen. The laptop has a native resolution of 1440x900 ...
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I want to be asked for password for mounting drives

In earlier Ubuntu releases (As far as I remember Natty had it) we were asked for password while trying to mount the drive using Nautilus. But in Ubuntu 12.04 (also in 11.10) it is removed. But I want ...