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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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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After 13.04 Install: Unable to Enter Online Accounts

In System Settings after an upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 I am not longer able to add Online Accounts. (I noticed this after launching Empathy, which prompted me: "You need to set up an account to see ...
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'Appearance' icon not showing in 'System Settings'

I am facing a very peculiar problem, the 'Appearance' icon in 'System settings' has disappeared and now I cannot change the background or control the unity. Any ideas how to get it back?
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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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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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How to 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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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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How can I backup the whole system status (not documents)?

I want to backup my system status, like Installed Packeges What's on my sidebar Grub Settings Kernel... in order to restore it in case of system crash. I don't care about my document, music, ...
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Settings reset every time laptop is restarted

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, and my settings always reset every time I restart my laptop! For example, Clementine library is back to empty, default browser is back to Firefox, etc. I need to set my ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 some System Settings reset after reboot (Touch-Pad disable)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on an ASUS M70SA notebook (and recognised as such during install). Every time I boot, I have to go into System Settings to turn off my Touch-Pad. Once I make the change, it ...
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Missing icons from System Settings in 12.04

Every time I go to System Settings it looks like this: Most of the icons are missed and when I search them in Unity2D dashboard they appear but when I click they redirect me to the same page. I ...
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Unable to connect to Internet after wakeup from hibernate?

It says Networking is Disabled. I have tried checking that box (which stays checked); but that does nothing. Even tried: sudo ifconfig wlan0 up; which also did nothing. I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 x64.
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Can't find “Online accounts ” in system settings panel

I can't find "online accounts " in system settings.I have Unbuntu12.04 LTs.
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Problem in wifi connectivity- each time need to fill proxy

Each time, I have to fill in the network settings again and again on my Ubuntu 12.10 and also it is not showing the the "apply system wide " option
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Authentication required by wireless network appears multiple times

Sometimes when I don't use my Ubuntu for a long time - maybe a day, I can see the popup showing Authentication required by wireless network There's obviously some wireless connects and ...
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Wrong locale alpha-numeric display in spite of locale settings?

I have just upgraded from Kubuntu 12.04 to 13.04, reassigning my former home partition to this new version. Though I live in Nepal, locale settings are set to show English. However, some applications ...
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Theme, keyboard, wallpaper and mouse settings are suddenly non-persistent

I booted up my Thinkpad W510 with Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and was surprised by several things at once: Instead of my wallpaper showing up my screen remained black. Double finger scrolling didn't work ...
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How to restrict standard users from accessing system setting in ubuntu-12.04 desktop?

I need to restrict/prevent standard users from accessing "system settings" in UI ?
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Why doesn't System Settings remember my proxy settings?

I do this: Start "System Settings" "Network Settings" "Proxy" "Use proxy auto configuration URL" I paste my PAC URL into the new text field "Apply" I click anywhere ("Network Connections", ...
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how to access system preferences in Ubuntu 12.04

Recently had to install Ubuntu 12.04 as my previous Ubuntu which I'd used for 3 years stopped working. I'm finding 12.04 extremely frustrating, I can't seem to access anything, for example now I'm ...
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How to configure 12.04.2 network without being connected?

When I use the "Network" tool from the "System Settings" application, it won't let me configure the wired interface unless the cable is attached and "live". I want to move machines from one network ...
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Keyboard repeat not working

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, I changed some language settings (from 'English US' to 'Hindi' and then back to 'English US'), during which I think I did something wrong but could not remember what. Now key ...
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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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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 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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Missing icons in System Settings

This a screenshot of my System Settings window. As you can see I am missing the icons for: "Appearance","Online Accounts", "Security & Privacy", and "Time & Date". How can I restore them? For ...
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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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In the printer settings missing the option to change drivers in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

I need to install manually the driver of my Brother MFC-7360N because every version of Ubuntu recognize the printer but it install a driver that doesn't work so I do this manually after downloading ...
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how to automatically clean dhcpd.leases?

I'm using isc-dhcpd under Ubuntu and I'm looking for a clean and secure way to "purge" the leases that are expired. Is there a way with dhcpd.conf ? or with a script ? Is there any risks to do that ...
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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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Cannot change any icon sizes in Kubuntu System Settings…can someone help me please?

I'm a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu and I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu. When I go to System Settings, then Application Appearance, then Icons, then Advanced, all the Size drop-down boxes ...
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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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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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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 ...
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2 Guest user created automatically in my ubuntu 13.10

I have locked my system and went out for a day in the evening; when I returned, while unlocking, I noticed that there are 2 guest, 1 admin and 1 guest session. I am very much confused how this ...
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Increase allowed memory for Ubuntu

I've installed Ubuntu using the Windows Installer, and lately I notice the computer runs pretty slow while I'm using Ubuntu, and I guess the reason for this is the amount of memory allowed for Ubuntu. ...
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how to undo a setting on xolo qc800?

On my xolo qc800 tablet there was a setting in data usage about stopping internet connection after a certain limit. I set the limit for 500mb. now how do i undo that change?there is no option given ...
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Personal settings not working in 12.04.3

At some point recently my system would no longer take any personal settings: wallpaper will not change, settings such as turning off the screen lock will not change when changed. Every setting in the ...
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Applying display settings results in several problems

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 from a live CD for the first time and everything worked fine. But, as soon as I tried to apply to the display settings (resolution etc.) something happened. I got an ...
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Appearance disappeared from system settings

The appearance icon has disappeared from the system settings so it is impossible to change wallpaper / theme / launcher icon size. I have got Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer and have updated the software ...
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System-settings deleted

Ubuntu is either not loading my settings or deleting them. The app launcher, wallpapers and keyboard shortcuts were all reseted. Files and apps are ok, though. Plus, my ntsc partitions dont have an ...
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Can not change any appearance option

After reboot I lost every personal apperance setting and I can not change anything. I use System Settings > Appearance. I can not change theme, icon size, enable workspaces. I also can not change ...
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Appearance Icon is still missing from system settings

I am using 13.04 - just upgraded today. Following Appearance icon has disappeared from system settings menu, I checked in Synaptic and both gnome-control-center-signon and gnome-control-center-unity ...
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Settings are restored, after restart or start Ubuntu 12.10 (some examples like brightness, user accounts, touchpad, network, etc)

System settings are restored after start or restart computer with Ubuntu operating system, including brightness, user accounts, touchpad, network, etc. How to resolve them so that the settings are not ...