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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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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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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Window resize area, Firefox automaximizes and Giant Ubuntu Bar

everybody Yesterday (Feb 07, 2014) I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 and now I'm feeling I'm going postal! The ubuntu bar changed its size for the comfortable 24px I had set to 20457px or something ...
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blutooth always on after reboot

I don't use bluetooth on my laptop. But my Ubuntu installation doesn't remember my preference to switch-off bluetooth. After rebooting, Blutooth is again switched on. What is the reason? What is the ...
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How do I reload system settings from command line on Kubuntu?

To better understand what I need: In systemsettings (KDE), in icon theme module, after I change the icon theme, I click apply. I need to know which command line I run to do the same when I click apply ...
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I disabled my touchpad, and now there's no option to reenable it on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop(Lenovo Z400). Last night I disabled the touchpad, because I was using external mouse. Today I tried reenabling the touchpad, but there isn't that option any more ...
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Option Button in Keyboard Layout > Input Sources is not pressable

I would like to set the Caps-lock key as a Compose key, which you do, as far as I remember, by pressing the Options Button in Keyboard Layout > Input Sources and then enabling the appropriate option ...
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How to get Ubuntu standard background settings dialogue back?

After installing the gnome shell in Ubuntu 13.10 the dialogue for changing the desktop wallpaper gets replaced with gnomes's dialogue, which is feature less, poor and useless thing. To illustrate the ...
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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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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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Cannot Unlock System Settings 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Chromebook 14 using Crouton. I've gotten things setup and installed the programs I need. The time & date settings are using the wrong timezone though and when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix System Settings window lag

I wanted to open System Settings window and I waited ~30s. Then the window was opened. My machine has an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM. What produces a lag in opening System Settings? How can ...
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Is there a way to set global/default system settings (specifically GUI Scaling)

I added Ubuntu 14.04 to my system (MacBookPro11,3) which has a HiDPI screen. In system settings, I was able to set the GUI scaling to 2.0 for my own account, and I'm happy about that. However, the ...
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Light locker isn't saving my changed settings

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on my Asus N10J Computer, and Light Locker and it isn't saving my settings changes to it. I have tried restarting my computer, logging out... it doesn't work. I want to ...
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System Setting changed to System Setting Ubuntu Touch

After removing Gnome 3, my System-Settings was changed to System-Settings for Ubuntu Touch. How can I do to change it back to Gnome 2 system-settings?
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Ubuntu 13.10 resets key map loaded with xmodmap when switching keyboard layout

I'm trying to switch left Ctrl key with CapsLock. I took theese lines from manual to xmodmap: remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = ...
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Trying to Connect to Facebook using Online accounts System settings

Ok so I'm trying to connect my facebook account in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail in the system settings and every time I try to connect it opens a firefox window and then I see a "Blank" url thing as ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 System Settings -> System -> Details missing

I wanted to change the dafault email application in Ubuntu 12.10. I read that I have to go to System Settings -> System -> Details. However, there is no Details. Is this because I use Gnome 3 or did ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to make font black and background white on dash window

Ubuntu 14.04.1 Theme Radiance Opacity 0 Background solid color white I want simple black text on white background like in normal books. Dash window: for selecting programs program label font color ...
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installing pulseaudio 5 has crashed system settings and other icons

I installed Pulseaudio 5 as I need to send sound to satellite Android speakers. Any way after install: Pulse audio does not boot, System settings won't boot(from icon or the menu), sound icon missing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 unity-control-panel System Settings not working properly

I am not able to see battery indicator on the main title bar. And when I go into System Settings->Power section I'm not able to see the settings which allows me to turn on/off this indicator. Also ...
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System setting problem in ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem that my system setting is like guest system setting and don't show many options and i'm sure that i'm not in guest mode in fact when i use guest session for the first time and then ...
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System settings menu Ubuntu 14.0

Is it normal to have such a reduced system settings menu in Ubuntu 14.04? No options for keyboard, sounds... right click on shut down and then selection on system settings
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I can't open systen settings nor sound settings

When I click on the little gear symbol and then system settings nothing happens. When I click on the little speaker and then sound settings nothing happens. How do I fix this?
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Setting reverted by Ubuntu to Kubuntu to Ubuntu

I installed kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 13.10, and have been going back and forth in order to get used to it. I did notice that some of the settings which I've personalized get reverted everytime ...
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Mouse sensitivity is not found in Mouse & Touchpad settings

I am using Rapoo 6610 wireless/bluetooth mouse. It works well but I just cannot adjust its sensitivity in System Settings. Only "General" and "Touchpad" are available in Mouse & Touchpad. My ...
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Help me to handle 'user account' in Ubuntu 13.10

Short story about my trials and problems (hangup) to add a new user in Ubuntu 13.10 GUI-Window. I need help to handle 'user account' in SaucySalamander. Want to add a new user (to the same group) ...
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Enabling Integrity Measurement Architecture in Ubuntu?

Hi how can I enable Integrity Measurement Architecture (IMA) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I have a value idea that it is done somewhere by changing some configuration but don’t know how to get into those ...
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error: System Settings's White became transparent

I tried to update the Gnome to version 3.10, but it cause many error, So I uninstalled the updates. Everything is fine now, but in the GUI programs, the white background is now transparent. Do you ...