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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04: After login, top- and sidepanel don't load and system settings don't open

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Medion Erazer with the Nvidia GTX570M card. At first, while I had not installed the last nvidia driver, each time I would try to suspend my pc it would freeze frame on the ...
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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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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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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? ...
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how to change input language

I want to have the ability to switch between my input languages, but I cant drag and drop the languages in language support, because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?!
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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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Missing System Settings in Ubuntu 14.04 after customization

While playing with Ubuntu 14.04, 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 ...
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System settings and pavucontrol report different sound cards

I want to select the soundcard on a per program basis. I read that I could specify that with pavucontrol. However, pavucontrol only sees the currently active sound card, while system settings shows ...
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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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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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No Sound card detected in Sound Settings, although sound works

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop. When I go to Sound Settings while logged into my user, no sound card appears detected. In spite of this, the sound on my laptop is working ok, and I can ...
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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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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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Duplicate system setting entries ubuntu 14.04

so here is my problem !(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t31.0-8/q71/s720x720/10560499_10202554417517299_8713822214062991785_o.jpg) how can remove these duplicate entries ?
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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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gnome-control-center can't be accessed by Unity search, sound devices not recognized

I don't know what happened, but after a recent update I can no longer find System Settings via Unity's search button on the dash; I have to manually open it from the command line. My system no longer ...
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A faster Ubuntu 14.04.1, will LXDE break things? [closed]

I know using LXDE instead of Gnome will speed up my older machine. But, will some apps be unusable, since many seem to be designed just for use on the Gnome desktop? Also, can anyone recommend other ...
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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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the system freezes: black screen with color blocks

the system freezes randomly and the screen turns black, with a lot of color blocks flashing. I just can turn off the computer with the power button. I'm working with a laptop Dell studio 1558, i5 ...
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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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Comand: “unity-control-center background” not working

From man unity-control-center It says Directly open panel for background: background The background panel lets you set your desktop background. But when I run unity-control-center ...
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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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Unable to connect to Internet after wakeup from hibernate?

It says Networking is Disabled. I have tried checking that box (which stays checked); but that does nothing. Even tried: sudo ifconfig wlan0 up; which also did nothing. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 x64.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing swappiness in sysctl.conf doesn't work for me

I'm using 12.04 LTS and can sudo sysctl to set swappiness to 10, but adding vm.swappiness=10 to sysctl.conf doesn't work for me - after I reboot, swappiness still reports 60 (default) I'd like to be ...
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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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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 ...