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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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the "Print Screen" key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to add applications to GNOME (3.16) Control Center (no Unity)

Previous threads on AskUbuntu are from 2012 and the method used there is no longer supported. It looks like GNOME has closed off the control center for modifications (simply editing .desktop files won'...
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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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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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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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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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Users and Groups graphic application crashes on Ubuntu 16

I need to modify 'User Privileges' at 'Advanced Settings', in 'Users and Groups' application. To get this application, I installed from terminal, 'gnome-system-tools', at Ubuntu 16.04, and reboot the ...
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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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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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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 - /usr/lib/unity-settings-daemon/unity-settings-...
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Editing system settings not working

So this happened after I tried to plug an external monitor into a 10,1 Macbook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. I first started playing with nvidia-settings without success and then I tried to ...
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unable to open time and system settings in ubuntu 15.04

i am unable to open system settings and change time in ubuntu 15.04 on clicking on system settings nothing happens same on time i have changed the brightness setting registry earlier as they were ...
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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Unity-control-center segmentation fault

I cannot open the system settings anymore. unity-control-center (unity-control-center:23772): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_strsplit: assertion 'string != NULL' failed Segmentation fault (core dumped)...
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Set “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” on command line

How can I switch on the option to be notified for a new Ubuntu version, which you usually find in Dash --> System Settings --> Software & Updates --> Updates --> Notify me of a new Ubuntu ...
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What is the difference between Settings and System Settings?

Can someone explain me the difference between Settings and System Settings that appear on my Ubuntu 16.04 installation? I have the following packages installed related to settings: orschiro@x230:~$ ...
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Mouse pointer speed all the way down = mouse acceleration off?

I would like to disable any mouse acceleration Ubuntu might be doing (I'm on 14.04). Is turning the mouse pointer speed in System Settings all the way down the equivalent/the same thing? Thanks!
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Ubuntu15 || Systems Settings || Displays ICON not working

I booted my ubuntu 15.10 today and noticed that the "Displays ICON" would not work regardless and gives me no visible error to go with. I need help to fix this so i can configure my two monitors. ...
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Privacy & Security icon dissapeared after uninstalling activity control monitor

As the title describes, I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed. Is there anyway to fix this? Thank you
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How do I adjust the gamma on my HDMI monitor?

I found this question, and that works on my VGA monitor, but my main monitor is connected via HDMI, and xcalib and xgamma don't work on it. How do I reduce the gamma? This is really getting to be an ...
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removed appearance settings

After I had rebooted my computer (ASUS x751ma, Ubuntu 16.04) for some updates, all the appearance settings were removed and my desktop looked like the desktop in the Guest Session. All tries to ...
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How to apply full HD display setting to my Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my VirtualBox 5.0.20. My windows is working on full HD (1920*1080 pixs) display setting though, I cannot find a way to apply higher resolution than 1024*768 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...