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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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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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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Ubuntu Settings (gnome-control-center) crashing after i try to access Network Settings [closed]

Im having serious problems after installing Ubuntu 13.10. I cannot access my network settings under system settings. Whenever i try to access network settings, the settings app crashes off. This is ...
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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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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 ...
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System settings is missing

System settings is missing. I tried reinstall it as it mentioned here, but it seems to be installed and deactivated. This problem occurred when I installed Elementary desktop environment and ...
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gnome-tweak tool doesn't work

I decided to give the GNOME desktop a shot, so, i installed gnome-shell, and later i wanted to tweak things around a bit, to suit my preferences, for which i downloaded the gnome-tweak tool. Now, the ...
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Gwibber brings me to System Settings [closed]

So today I decided to install gwibber but, when I try to add accounts it brings me to here: EDIT:Woops What do I do?
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“Language support” icon missing in System Settings

The "Language Support" icon from the System settings has disappeared: (Also I can't find it from Dash) The last thing I've done was changing the keyboard input method system to "ibus". I tried ...
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Brightness doesnot work in ubuntu 13.04

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my Sony Vaio laptop. When I am reducing the brightness it is not working. The brightness remains 100% all the time even when I am reducing it through System ...
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Background settings for tiling and stretching seems to be missing in 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu with a custom gnome-session which replaces the default window manager with xmonad. I.e., when I log in, I select "Xsession" in lightdm, and I have an .xsession file in my home ...
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Theme, keyboard, wallpaper and mouse settings are suddenly non-persistent

I booted up my Thinkpad W510 with Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and was surprised by several things at once: Instead of my wallpaper showing up my screen remained black. Double finger scrolling didn't work ...
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How to restrict standard users from accessing system setting in ubuntu-12.04 desktop?

I need to restrict/prevent standard users from accessing "system settings" in UI ?
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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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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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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 ...