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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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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Is there an application like the GNOME system settings which is more modular (remove some devices, leave others)?

I'm looking for a GUI application which works as nicely as Ubuntu's system settings, except that it lets me remove some of the items in it without the whole thing crashing. In the current GUI, ...
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Program startup lags at fresh 14.04 LTS Install

When starting 'Nautilus' Filemanager or 'System Settings' (here especially the printer dialog) the startup of theses programs sometimes lag for up to 30 seconds. Then the programs start and work ...
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Cannot print from Ubuntu to Develop ineo 224e in proper format of page - A4

I installed drivers for this printer properly (I think). The testing page is printed as well, but I cannot print on A4, because the printer always issues, that format of page is 8 1/2 x 11 inches. ...
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Applying Spanish as the System-wide Language

I've installed Spanish through Language Support in System Settings, but it cannot be selected in the: System Settings -> Language Support -> Language, list. To verify, I clicked on the ...
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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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Screen was splitted and look like windows lens

Anyone please help to disable it!!!! Its Xubuntu 14.04 3.13.0-45-generic trusty Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 4096 x 4096 VGA-1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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No Date and Time

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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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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“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 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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How to re-install system-settings?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to install im-switch, but it uninstalled im-config and language support, making system setting very difficult, my system-setting page becomes this And I've re-installed ...
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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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Ubuntu crash when using ubuntu native application on 14.04

First of all, my apologies if my question has already had answer. The problem is I don't know what keyword to search. My laptop is a dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. And since yesterday I ...
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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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System settings stopped showing up

After I have placed my hard drive with Ubuntu 14.04.1 in a new pc system settings won't show up. I have tried: sudo apt-get install unity-control-center but I get this Reading package lists... ...
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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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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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System settings do not persist after restarting

Whenever I change any system setting in Ubuntu 14.04 (namely brightness and some props in Synaptics), they never persist after rebooting. I have Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with Windows 8. How can I make ...
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I cannot find my system settings icon

I do not know what it is called. But I am missing the gear and wrench icon that come with Ubuntu and hangs out in the launch bar. It's not anything advanced. It's like Windows Control Panel. From ...
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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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Difference between update servers

If you go into the "Software & Updates" in "System Settings", it gives you the option for the "Main Server" or "Server for your country" ("your country" replaced by the name of your country), what ...
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Desktop Wallpaper Keeps Changing

Using Trusty Tahr on Dell Inspiron 64 bit. I installed desktopnova to change the wallpapers, but then uninstalled it completely. Surprisingly, the wallpaper still keeps changing, possibly every 15 ...
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system settings not showing all settings

This is a weird problem I am having after installing ubuntu 14.04. When I click on system settings, it shows only 7 fields:           Personal: Language ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome 3.10 = cannot open settings

I've encountered a problem. After some time of using my ubuntu 14.04 + gnome shell i happend not to be able to open system settings. When I open it usually just nothing happens or system error occurs ...
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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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How to hide some icons in System Settings?

I installed programs to tweak Ubuntu settings. I found a blog that gave me good ideas, and also a good place to start. The problem is that these programs that I was installing in my computer to ...
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Make Gmusicbrowser default music player

This program doesn't appear in the "Default applications" > "Music" menu at "System settings" > "Details". I know that is posible to manually set every audio format to open with it. But is there a way ...
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Change only one display orientation from terminal

I am starting to work with 2 displays on Ubuntu. One of them is rotateable, so I can use it easily in both landscape and portrait mode. But I world prefer to have ability to change orientation setting ...
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the system settings icon disappeard, how to restore it?

The systems settings icon, i.e., the gear wheel in the screenshot here with yellow circle suddenly disappeared. I have no more information to offer because it just suddenly disappeared. How to restore ...
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“DO NOT USE” message in display settigs

I have a strange issue that I looked for solution in the net and found nothing. I'm using 2 screen. One is Dell UltraSharp U2312HM and the second is Xerox xm7-22w. The Dell is working perfect, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.10(Utopic Unicorn), Displays menu is Broken?

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 from the software center, 2 days later I changed my Desktop Background from Settings-Displays , I may have updated the system with minor 3 to 10 MB updates from ...
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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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What is the use of Hidden folders in home?

I saw so many hidden folders when I pressed Ctrl+H in my home folder ! their names are starting with a dot (.) ! like .themes , .config and etc.. Can I please get to know what can I do with those ...
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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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my System Settings Icon is messing

when I open "Systems Settings" button I found many Icons are messing.I don't know when it begins,is there any method to recovery all the Icon. this is all my Systems Settings Icon: ![][this is my ...
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Unable to remove advertising from Dash searches because of lack of “Security” item in System Settings

Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Optiplex GX520. Launchpad suggested reinstalling System Settings, but that did not work.
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Unable to resolve “E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.”

In Ubuntu 12.04,I am trying to install less and handlers using npm.While installing npm I found this error sudo apt-get install npm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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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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Transparent content in settings windows

After reinstalling Ubuntu 14.10 less than a day before, I now have the following issue: The background of the content section of every window in the system settings (except the overview) is ...
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Can't access System Settings or Catalyst!

Recently I did a "clean" install of Ubuntu 14.10 and I had everything running fine, using my AMD Radeon HD 6630M as the default graphics card, without issue (I have one of those stupid dual-graphics ...
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Can't find “Background” in system settings

So, recently I upgraded to 14.10 and since then I experienced some problems but slowly I managed to solve most of them. I used Gnome for while but few days ago I changed back to Unity and today when I ...
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Where is System Settings in Lubuntu 14.04?

I need to get to the sound settings and change the output to HDMI. From the menu, bottom left, I can choose System Tools or Preferences but neither contain a link to sound settings, which apparently ...
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Is the a Bug in Ubuntu 14.10 Regarding Date Formatting?

Yesterday I reinstalled Ubuntu 14.10. I noticed the date in the menu bar is in US format not my local format, ie Sun Nov 2 2014 13:56, not Sun 2 Nov 2014 13:56 When I go into Settings / Time & ...
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Missing System Settings after removing some packages

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 idea how to solve this problem. ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - login profile pic cannot be changed

I have recently performed a fresh install of Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I have 2 users setup to gain access to the system. The problem - i know it is not so much of a critical problem.. only aesthetic - is ...
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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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Desktop Background Folder won't save with existing setting

I'm having a problem with Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Backgrounds. I originally set Folder to Backgrounds Hiking for each of two monitors (in a 4 workspace configuration and Apply to all ...