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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Time/date display on menu bar

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The system was previously properly configured to display the time/date on the menu bar through System Settings - Date/Time, and the information was displayed properly. ...
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Where are the proxy settings saved? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set systemwide proxy servers in Xubuntu, Lubuntu or Ubuntu Studio? I'd like to built a script to switch the proxies between home and work. I know that you can ...
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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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Fix speaker volume in alsamixer

I get bad sound quality while using Ubuntu. When I adjust the speaker volume in alsamixer it sounds good. But the problem is that volume level won't stay fixed. As soon as I change the master volume ...
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virtualbox setup - increase cpu after installation

I have just installed Ubuntu on virtualbox, however I have noticed when opening or minimizing an application, like firefox, is getting a little bit slow. Is it safe to increase the cpu usage to 2 ...
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How to restore default settings in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am new here. So I messed up something, I guess. I installed bunch of software, but the last I restarted my laptop, it shows log-in screen. After I logged in, there's nothing, no menu, no options, ...
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Are there other programs or ways to adjust & diagnose mouse settings?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a laptop and have had several issues with click and pointer control. The Mouse & Touchpad settings program seems to be missing several features I would like, so I am ...
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Kubuntu 15.04: bluedevil installed and working, but Bluetooth icons missing from System Settings and system tray

When I manually launch bluedevil-monolithic, the system tray icon appears and works well to configure and connect to bluetooth devices. However, the bluetooth icon does not appear in the system tray ...
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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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Shouldn't dconf-editor and gsettings access the same database?

This is a basically 'academic' question --- to try to understand better the configuration system innards. I understand that the dconf system is the new configuration system in gnome3 that has ...
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How to Change When Battery Turns Red 15.10 [duplicate]

I was wondering how to change the settings so it shows the battery as critical (red) at 10% instead of 30% since 30% is still over an hour of usage on my laptop. Thanks!
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Cannot use Tab in an accelerator for shortcuts in System Settings

When I am trying to set my keyboard shortcuts in System Settings, I cannot use Tab in it and I am wondering if I am missing something or if there is just no way to use Tab? Thanks for any help!
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Switch default file manager system wide on kubuntu

I have installed the 14.04 version of ubuntu-server, and installed the kubuntu-desktop package overtop of it, for the purposes of using a remote desktop client. I would like to change the default file ...
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Adjusting screen brightness in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How can I modify the screen brightness in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? In the Systems Settings -> Brightness & Lock screen, all I see are options related to the screen saver, but nothing for changing the ...
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ubuntu one icon is not show in system settings(ubuntu14.04LTS)

In my System Settings, the Ubuntu One icon is missing. Would you please help me to fix this?
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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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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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USB does not work, but does sometimes in XUBUNTU

I have found that between decrypt disc and start of Xubuntu the USB ports sometimes work, sometimes does not. It is even more strange as the USB sometimes work after a restart. That is booting the ...
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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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How to get the full User Manager in Kubuntu 14.04/System Settings

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04, and I want to edit the users/groups lists. At one time User Management in System Settings did that, but not, apparently, in 14.04. I just get a stripped-down version that ...
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Can't get into “system settings” most of the time Nvidia display drivers are installed

Very new to Linux. Two days ago I installed a Ubuntu 14.4 lts and now, each time I try to go to "Ubuntu system settings" whether via UI or termial, I get an error and from the UI it also stucks my pc ...
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Reverting swapping CTRL and CAPS key is not persistent

More than a year ago, I swapped the locations of Control and Caps Lock keys for better ergonomy. However, I have recently come to reconsider the choice and would like to return to the former systems ...
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After an upgrade, Unity system settings are transparent

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 and I now have a problem with my settings. If I go on system settings, there is no problem. But if I click on any icons, I get a partially transparent windows: ...
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I think I uninstalled my system settings. How can I get it back?

What's the name of the package I need to install to get the control panel(System Settings) back?
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Lots of items are missing in system settings, what should I do?

I don't know when this happened, but lots of configuration items are missing What should I install? Specifically I need to configure the keyboard settings.
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No Date and Time on 14.10

When starting up my machine (Ubuntu 14.10) just now I have noticed that the bit in the top bar which tells me the date and time is gone, and I am unable for some strange reason to change the Date ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcut?

I tried doing it by Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts > +, where I can enter the Name and Command just fine, but I can't seem to understand how to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It just says ...
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How to get the Traditional Buddhist Lunisolar calendar on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Traditional Buddhist ...
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Restore multiple monitor settings

This is a folow-up to a previous question (Saving monitor settings?), where we learned that the configuration is saved in file ~/.config/monitors.xml. My problem is that my configuration is usually, ...
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not able to save setting in Ubuntu 15.10

Yesterday, i install Ubuntu 15.10 and since then my system is not saving the setting(everything is getting reset), does any one know about it?
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How can I quickly see a list of the keyboard shortcuts?

For example to see which 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 ialt-tab to switch ...
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Two different errors in ubuntu fresh install 15.10 - unity and sysem settings

I did a fresh install of ubuntu 15.10 and when I start it up I get an error right away and it asks if I want to report it. It says it is with: The path - ...
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Ubuntu is not showing history with up arrow key. Getting “^[[A” instead

My IT guy deployed an ubuntu Azure instance, but I'm getting annoying Windows PowerShell-like behavior. When I hit the 'up' arrow key, rather than getting my terminal command history, I get the ...
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Intermitent dissapearence of mouse speed option

So, I just noticed that my computer (A desktop running 14.04 LTS) doesn't have the option to adjust the speed of my mouse, unless I plug in a certain mouse. (A really old one, to be specific.) ...
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I no longer have access to the system menu

I was trying to change my brightness and issued a command sudo setpci -s 00:02.0 F4.B=80 Later I installed xbacklight using the following command sudo apt-get install xbacklight Then changing my ...
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How to only allow certain apps to find your geographical location

Currently in the Privacy section of the Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (GNOME 3.18) System Settings one can only seemingly activate and deactivate the Application Services option globally for all applications, so ...
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How can I enable the Irish language for the desktop on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have run the Language Support tool and clicked Install/Remove Languages... and installed Irish. I can see from the Ubuntu Software Center that at least two packages are installed *-ga-base being one ...
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Getting default control centre after installing nemo, how to get default back?

I've installed Nemo via these instructions: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/10/install-nemo-with-unity-patches-and.html And while Nemo is working, it appears I've now got the cinnamon ...
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Mouse pointer settings reverting after every second restart

I get this intermittent problem I cannot understand why. First my cursor visually disappeared. It is there and I can use it as usual, only I cannot see it. To solve that I found this thread. It is ...
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What are the software bits involved in display settings change I plug a new display

So, the question is almost in the title: what is the process that makes my display settings change automatically when I plug an external display to my laptop ?
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Can't run unity-control-center

If anyone knows whats causing this I'd appreciate it ➜ ~ unity-control-center (unity-control-center:1895): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'unity-control-center' received an X Window System error. This ...
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Cannot install Hardware Sensors Monitor

I strictly followed instructions How do I get the CPU temperature? But when I run the "sudo apt-get install sensors-applet" it finishes fine but not able to find any command in the Dash
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Which Nvidia driver is needed for a GT 610 graphics card?

I have ubuntu 15.04 and I need to get a graphics driver I tried the most recent, but it made my system settings not open. What driver would you recommend? I am doing a reinstall by the way.
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How to use several workspaces?

I was many instructions say to go Settings - Appearence. However there is not Apperence any,any where.
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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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System Settings and network Disapeared

After updating with apt-get The networking settings and system settings are gone. I have rebooted many times, but the problem persists. How could I solve this?
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can the virbr0 adapter be used with simh vax emulator instead of tun tap

The virbr0 virtual bridge adapter that was install with vm. Can it be bridged with wlan0 and used with the SIMH VAX emulator instead of using tuntap.. Thanks in Advance
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Analog sound output does not appear in “Sound settings”

I recently moved my computer, and after I set my speakers up again, I've had problems with outputting sound on them. It just doesn't work. The sound card is a Asus Xonar DX. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Is it possible to add custom items to System Settings window?

For example, how to add a "Startup Applications Preferences" launcher to this Window?
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Dashboard search - change default page

Every time we Ubuntu users click the dash icon, and the Dash opens, we are always greeted by the "general search" (home lens) page. Is there a way to change this? IE: I want to make the dash always ...