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I keep seeing instructions that suggest I go to "System Settings". I have no idea how to do that.

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  • Which desktop / window manager are you running?
    – Prashant
    Sep 25, 2015 at 5:57

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System Settings if present by default as a shortcut in Ubuntu taskbar :

system settings


If you don't have this shortcut you can open it by doing :

Command line way :

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type :

unity-control-center

Graphical way :

Open Unity dash (click on the Ubuntu logo on the taskbar or use the Windows Key key of your keyboard) and search for "System Settings" :

dash system setting

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    I'm not sure what the taskbar is but I don't see a Ubuntu logo. I used your keyboard suggestion but don't see "System Settings". unity-control-center was not installed. I'm installing it now. Sep 24, 2015 at 12:59
  • The taskbar is the bar on the left of your screen with all the icons. Do my pictures seem similar to your screen ?
    – hg8
    Sep 24, 2015 at 13:01
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    OK. Installing "unity-control-center" worked. Thanks. Sep 24, 2015 at 13:03
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    For completeness, on a more up-to-date Ubuntu 18.04+, it's gnome-control-center.
    – isync
    Apr 3, 2020 at 13:30
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Click the wheel in the top right corner of the panel and then select System Settings.

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  • I don't have a wheel in the top right corner. Sep 24, 2015 at 13:00
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    You're probably running a different GUI environment than Unity. Sep 24, 2015 at 17:27
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Unity Sidebar

Systems Settings is there as default short-cut in the Unity sidebar. If you hold down your "Windows" key, the sidebar should pop up. Keep it pushed and each icon will come up with a number on top of it. Press the number over "System Settings".

Hope this helps!

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