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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Programs open in wrong display

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from 15.04 LTS; programs are opening in wrong display. I have two monitors and I want the program to open in the current display I am working in.
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Mouse settings won't change primary button - 16.04 LTS

Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS but I cannot change the default primary button of mouse. It is recognized but I cannot save changes.
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Is there anything that should be done to increase security on a new system?

Let's assume I just installed Ubuntu on a laptop. This laptop may be used in different networks with different security measurements (at home, university, work place). Is there anything that should ...
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Cogwheel has dissapered from the menu bar (top-right corner)

In System Settings -> User Accounts, you can tick on and off the Show my login name in in the menu bar option. The problem being is that when I tick it off (I don't want my login name to be ...
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Wired Connection Icon shown in Menu bar, although connected to a Wireless network

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in my laptop. I connect to a "Wireless connection", provided by my hostel. It devices connected to the wireless connection have to access the web through a proxy. ...
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Alternative for the 'system settings' application?

Is there a "good" alternative application for the system settings application that comes with Ubuntu? I mean I know that KDE and gnome come with their alternatives, but I would like to have one ...
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upgraded to 16.04 LTS and everything is lost [duplicate]

everything is lost, my settings, half of my programs even plugins in browsers and their cookies.... also unity doesnt start when booting... after I log into my account I can see only the wallpaper ...
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Writing system settings from command line (no GUI)

I would like to build a script that modifies in bulk a series of system settings on Xubuntu, like: - setting screen background to solid black - hiding automatically taskbar panel - extending desktop ...
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Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
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Why are items missing from System Settings; how do I get them back?

My settings window currently looks like this: Obviously, a lot of items should be there and they aren't. They have been present before in XFCE and in Unity. I've seen other questions about losing ...
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System Settings doesn't closes and continuously changes focus to itself from any other window

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 14.04. I am facing the following issue:- When I run the System settings, my CPU usage goes to 100%, and Settings window always remains in focus. I tried to open ...
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Ubuntu Settings Add Recording Device

I want to add my internal audio as a recording device so I can record my mic and the computer audio (while wearing headphones) in Audacity. I'm opening up the sound settings in Ubuntu to get to the ...
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CPU frequency cannot be changed 15.10

I cannot change my CPU frequency. It is stuck on 800 MHz. None of the usual avenues are working. How can I change system policy?
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System Settings > Displays doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu on my new pc. It works, but the screen resolution hasn't adapted to my 29" widescreen. When I try to change it in System Settings, the entire System Settings window simply ...
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Proprietary driver utility won't load

I have a xenial with kde5. When I go to proprietary drivers' utility in system settings I see only the flash message about collecting data about my system, but the list of drivers' list never loads. ...
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Settings have disappeared in ubunut 15.10

My settings utility is gone. literally there is no settings. I updated my computer, searched on the web and have found nothing. Please help I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu and lose my stuff.
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Sound settings not working

I once installed PulseAudio Equalizer but since it didn't work properly I did not want to use it. The annoying thing is that sound went through it by default so I had to go to the sound settings and ...
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How to permanently turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my ...
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Bluetooth-WARNING : Could not open RFKILL control device, please verify your installation

While trying to fix some Bluetooth issues, a serious problem has occurred and now I'm unable to access the system settings properly. Most of the system settings now are missing from the menu (see ...
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Not able to add user image in Ubuntu 14.04

There is an option to add user image/photograph under User Accounts in System Settings. But whenever I try to add an user image, the system settings freeze and I have to kill it using xkill command. ...
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How can I rename a color profile and change the title stored in the ICC file?

I have a number of ICC color profile files for monitor calibration. They can be imported and work correctly on Ubuntu, but the titles they were created with are not helpful so I'd like to change them. ...
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Getting trouble in booting ubuntu

My laptop has Windows 10. For educational purposes I wanted to boot Ubuntu while keeping my Windows 10 as it is. First time I installed Ubuntu successfully, but I have unknowingly deleted the hard ...
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It doesnt open the Users Settings, System Settings

Every time i click in Users Settings, in System Settings, it closes the window. A million times trying and it stills keep closing. Would somebody help me on this?
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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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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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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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I can not change my settings

I deleted some files, .conf and others according to one of the comments to solve a problem. After doing this, I cannot change any settings. Not even my wallpaper or my quick apps in launcher, and I ...
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Software & Updates (software-properties-gtk): 'EOFError: marshal data too short'

I cannot open Software & Updates tool on 14.04 and get the following error: Here is the full output of apt-get update, it shows this warning: W: GPG error: http://dl.bintray.com Release: The ...
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How to fix missing libwayland-egl.so.1 and libuser-accounts.so in ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS?

I tried to use the command gnome-control center -l and it gave me an errors saying some shared objects are missing . This is the result : gnome-control-center -l libwayland-egl.so.1: cannot open ...
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Printers setting disappeared, cannot manage printers, ubuntu 14.04

I was following these instructions to install canon mp495 network printer on ubuntu 14.04. Those instructions did not work, so I went back to manually install it via the printers setting in ubuntu's ...
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Can I share file on adhoc network?

I've installed vsftpd and samba after that I created an adhoc connectivity on the Ubuntu. Then i got 10.42.0.1 as the host IP. I connect my mac to the Ubuntu adhoc. And when I open ftp://10.42.0.1 ...
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How do I know if I'm using a GPU?

How to find out in Ubuntu (14.04) whether the processor has a GPU or not? I went through a few links and the results are as given below for my system specs. $ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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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 ...