I have recently installed Ubuntu. I am really not sure what I pressed, but now it automatically boots up to recovery mode. I have to press ESC every time I boot to my account. Is there a way to make my system boot up to my account automatically every time I start up?

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It sounds like your grub is setup to always boot to a specific menu option. Taking this answer:

You can always have grub remember the previous boot option each boot. Use sudo -H gedit /etc/default/grub, comment the line below and insert two lines below it:

#GRUB_DEFAULT=0 # Rather than first menu option, we'll default to last  OS.

Save the changes and run sudo update-grub.

The first time you boot Recovery will be the default option and you will need to press Escape again but now whatever option you select will be the default for the next boot.

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