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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How do I disable “Lock screen” keyboard shortcut under Unity?

I don't want Super + L (that is the windows key pressed with the L key) to lock my screen. I have disabled this in settings, but it still happens. How do I make this not happen?
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installing pulseaudio 5 has crashed system settings and other icons

I installed Pulseaudio 5 as I need to send sound to satellite Android speakers. Any way after install: Pulse audio does not boot, System settings won't boot(from icon or the menu), sound icon missing ...
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How can I disable touchpad while typing in ubuntu 14.04?

I want the touchpad to get disabled while typing. Opening the system configuration and selecting "Pointing Devices" I can change only very basic settings, namely the primary and secondary button ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unknown Display

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my machine(with Gigabyte motherboard), having an Acer 19" Monitor. Unfortunately its resolution not working properly. See the image. This is my xrandr -q output. ...
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Password protect changing wallpaper

In order to prevent someone (other than me) from changing my background, how can I make wallpaper changing an action requiring a password?
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How to mute sound effects in 14.04 via the command line?

Using the command line, I want to mute the sound effects in Ubuntu 14.04. The GUI way of doing so is going to System Settings (unity-control-center), then going to the Sound Effects tab: The answer ...
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How can I keep the computer awake, depending on activity?

I would like to be able to keep the computer awake during certain activities and longer running tasks, such as downloading larger files and watching full screen videos. I like using Caffeine to keep ...
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indicator-multiload (System Load Indicator) don't show cpu usage correctly

I have accidentally deleted CPU usage percentage from indicator-multiload menu and now I can't remember what it syntax looks like and can't go back to how it was. Possibility 1 (simplest one). Can ...
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Features missing after updating to 14.04, how to get them back?

I'm new to ubuntu. After recently being inable to use my Ubuntu, I switched it on, and a few updates were going through. After updates, I'm missing all this: my sound options from the top bar the ...
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restoring the applications settings

I am reinstalling Ubuntu with a separate home partition. I have been told that when I do this all the data in the home partition will not be harmed(when I use manual partitioning of course) and that ...
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“Date and Time Settings” GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working?

I have been trying to access the Date and Time setting in my Ubuntu 14.04 to modify the time (which is wrong). I click in the hour in the top-right corner of the top bar, and then in "Date & Time ...
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How often is the time/date updated automatically?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit in a VMWare VM. I suspended the VM for a weak and then resumed it. I noticed that the time/date was incorrect, likely due to the fact that it was still set to the time ...
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How to lock screen when mouse is moved to right-bottom corner?

I'd like to lock the screen when I move my mouse to the bottom-right corner. Is there a compiz-configuration for that task? I could not find anything in the compizconfig-settings-manager and system ...
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System Setting is not working and it doesn't show anything [duplicate]

This is what I get when I go to the System Settings (Ubuntu 14.04): I tried to reinstall ubuntu-desktop et similia but anything changed But if I uninstall ubuntu-desktop, System Settings shows me ...
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How to avoid the automatic disk check every 30 reboots? [closed]

It it has to do a disc check from being powered down 30 times like that.I have to do it that way cause it wont power down regularly and I'm running Linux ultimate edition x64 2.3. I know its out dated ...
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How to change input language?

I want to be able to switch between my input languages, but I can't drag and drop the languages in language support because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?
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How to change separately speed of pointer for mouse / touchpad?

Recently I've connected USB mouse to my laptop with touchpad. In Mouse and Touchpad settings section I see only touchpad pointer speed. Now mouse moves a pointer too fast. How do I change that? 14....
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How can I get more granular control of Unity scaling factor?

In the Displays section of the settings, Unity has an option to set "Scale for menu and title bars". This option is presented as a slider with notches every .125. However, I find that the optimal ...
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Appearance option in System Settings suddenly gone

Recently, volume and sound stopped working. Soon after I lost the ability to go into System Settings other than through the console. Then many of my launcher icons vanished. Now my workspaces have ...
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Where are the configuration files that correspond to the system settings menu stored?

In 14.04, I want to make a copy of my system settings (specifically my display), so that I can copy it into a virtual machine and have everything be the same every time I break and reinstall my ...
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Why do weird printers show up in the Ubuntu printing dialog?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 the system printing dialog shows printers I never installed: "Farblaser" and "Laser" are printers I installed, the other two show up out of nowhere. ...
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System Settings isn't opening [closed]

I can click on system settings, however nothing occurs. My output when trying to open it in terminal: unity-control-center libpulsecommon-4.0.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Cant get every icons in System settings in Ubuntu14.04

I don't know what's wrong, I can't see any icons in system settings, i'am using Ubuntu 14.04, how can i get it back. There are only 5 icons in settings now.
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kdesudo does not work in Kubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04, after which kdesudo seems to work only half the time. For example: $ kdesudo systemsettings kdesudo(29361) KDESu::KDESuPrivate::KCookie::getXCookie: No X ...
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Hide a particular account from user accounts

How to hide a particular administrator account from user accounts in system settings? I need it for security reasons. Is it possible?
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not have Keyboard in All Settings

All Settings contains: language support Security privacy Printers Landscape service Software & Updates but I don't have "keyboard". Why?
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Removing “user accounts” from system settings

I don't need user account management on my system settings for security reasons. Is it possible to remove user management from settings? Although i don't want it for all user accounts. As given ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 14.04

Is it normal to have such a reduced system settings menu in Ubuntu 14.04? No options for keyboard, sounds...
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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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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 ...