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Default refers to the setting/program set, etc. that was the initial configuration. This is a very generic tag, use a more specific one if possible.

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Terminal appearance after gnome asked some questions

My terminal before had text for username, system name, directory in each line, after installing Oh-my-zsh, it asked some questions like does it seem like question mark etc and now it shows only the ...
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How do I permenently set Firefox snap as default browser?

I hope this msg finds you well. I've recently upgraded to Kubuntu 22.04. I've attempted several times to set Firefox as the default browser in about:preferences without success. I select 'Make ...
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Modify default user groups

Is there a way to modify the default user groups in Ubuntu 20.04? I mean if a user logs in for the first time (or if a user is created), he is automatically added to groups X, Y and Z for example. ...
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How do I change the default colors without addon software?

I don't like the Orange and Purple color combination. I can change it by adding thrid party applications to enable me to change it, but I'm thinking I shouldn't need to; I mean, the Orange and purple ...
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Default folder display when click on Download (from Firefox or any navigator) on Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

Update : I use Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS and Firefox is set to "Always ask you where to save files". I want to change the default folder displaying when I'm clicking on something to download from ...
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How to change the default system font for Bengali in Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS?

I don't like the default Bengali font in Ubuntu which is possibly Lohit Bengali. Is it possible to change? Want to change it to kalpurush.ttf but how can I do it?
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How can I change the default mouse cursor position to center screen?

I would like the login and startup default position of the mouse cursor to be the center of the screen. Every time I log in and when Ubuntu 20.04 (64 bit) starts up, the mouse cursor's default ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.4 onscreen keyboard not working, physical and usb keyboard not working

Laptop keyboard does not work, only works when entering password upon login, after that either doesn't work or the buttons open / close programs etc. Tried onscreen keyboard, but the onscreen keyboard ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 on Dell Latitude e6530: How to display time stamp in File Manager?

I haven't found how to tell File Manager to display time stamps as default. Is that possible? So inconvenient not to have that when copying files from one location to another.
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The keyboard and mouse are unresposive or doing strange things and on-screen keyboard is unresponsive or malfunctioning as well

I have Ubuntu 21.10. and after 1 month, I'm experiencing unresponsive keyboard or keys doing something different to what it's meant to. The mouse also does the opposite of what it's meant to do zoom ...
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Set default appliation to open files

I have files with the extension .case that I want to open with the software paraview. I can open such a file either using the terminal (paraview file.case) or opening it directly from the software. ...
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How to change the version of python from 3.8 to 2.7

I need to use Python 2.7 in order to use PneumoCaT as it only runs with Python 2.7 not higher versions. I am trying to set my Python version from 3.8 to 2.7 in Ubuntu, but I can't do it. This is the ...
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restore default startup service in ubuntu 20.04

I used sysv-rc-conf to close some startup service. But after that my ubuntu virtual machine could not boot successfully. I use recovery mode to boot. Now I want to restore default startup service ...
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How do I change the default user that signs in on WSL?

I'm running Ubuntu terminal on windows with WSL, Every time I launch the terminal it signs me in as the root user. I've created a new user and given them root privileges so that I can code easier. How ...
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Polkit All Messed Up

Ubuntu, vanilla 20.04.3 LTS - Originally installed Ubuntu about June of 2018. Somehow I recently messed up my own permissions and started getting polkit error messages about me not being a member of ...
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Dual boot Win 10 & Kubuntu 20.04.3 - default bootloader stays Windows

I am trying to get GRUB to be the default bootloader at boot time. I have a Samsung 500 GB SSD and a Crucial m.2 500 GB drive. Windows 10 is on the Samsung SSD. I have installed Kubuntu on the m.2 ...
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How to make terminal's font smaller?

I suddenly noticed, fonts of my ubuntu terminal got bigger. I don't know how. How to set it to default ? thank you in advance, Ubuntu 20.04
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I would like to edit the filemanager sidebar, not the OS sidebar. Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I would like to remove the Music, Video, and Public folders from the default folders that display when you open a folder using filemanager with the sidebar visible. In other words, I have bookmarks ...
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How to reset file permissions to default in ubuntu 20.04 system

While working in eclipse I realised that my pom.xml file had read-only permissions. In order to change that I ran sudo chmod +rwx '/home/babi-b/eclipse-workspace/TodoApp' To change permissions in ...
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Ubuntu Terminal Default Positions

As many of you know, whenever you open a new terminal window on Ubuntu it gets located in the upper left part of the screen. The next one is located right below it. The third one is in the upper right,...
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I need /etc/pulse/default.pa code

I recently edited some code in default.pa and now my pulseaudio won't start. Can somebody give me the code for it? Thank you
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How can i set the default audio output?

I'm running Ubuntu 21.04 on a raspberry pi 4. It's connected to a Sony TV with an HDMI cable. When I boot the system, the audio is set to headphones. (There isn't a headphone connected) I have to set ...
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How to set the default audio input in Ubuntu 20.04

Thanks to How do you set a default audio output device in Ubuntu 18.04? for the output but I can't work out how to set the default input
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How To Configure The Default Sound Output Device

We all know that the output device for sound can be configured manually from Settings > Sound > Output Device > <Dropdown List> But it's very tiresome to see the device selected ...
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Everytime I reboot my system all of my taskbar favourites are reset to defult

It only seems to effect my taskbar, but its annoying. I shove things there that I want to get quick access too. Though, Firefox keeps auto-launching just like after when I first installed the OS. I'm ...
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Howto reset locale-settings for new users system wide to another locale

Installing Ubuntu 20.04 I chose English US as my default language but the keyboard layout as German. One of the next screens presented a world map with timezones to choose from. I clicked into it for ...
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microk8s Default Username and Password?

I have installed microk8s on my Windows 10 machine using Hyper-V. I would like to SSH into the microk8s-vm using Putty. What is the default username and password to do this?
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How to change default new file template Presentation on WPS Office Linux (Ubuntu 20.04)

I tried to google about how to change the WPS Office Presentation default new file template but did not find any solution. I did not like the Presentation's new file template because the default font ...
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Is it possible to set apt rather than snap to be the default?

For reasons beyond the scope of this question, old-school apt-get and deb suit me better than snap. The "Ubuntu Software" application only offers snaps for some applications (e.g. audacity). ...
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browser "default" options "ask me" option

I use more than one browser (4). Is it possible to have a right click option to select the browser I want to use to open links, that would allow the default to continue with normal click? Is there a ...
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Use different default applications to open .txt and .ply files

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. As is known, .txt suffix is for plain text files, and .ply is for polygon meshes. However, I find that for some weird reason, the default application to open .txt and .ply are ...
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umask (octal form) and umask -S (symbolic form) outputs are different. why? [duplicate]

Related to file and directory permissions and umask: Why the command umask (shows the octal form) and umask -S (shows the symbolic form) show different (actually the option -S shows the bits negations ...
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How can I get an exact copy of Ubuntu's default /etc/crontab file from any official (local or remote) repository? [duplicate]

Long story short: I accidentally deleted the default content that the 64-bit Ubuntu 20.04 installer had put inside of /etc/crontab during Ubuntu's installation on my computer, so now I'm trying to ...
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Which OpenJDK Build does Ubuntu use?

Which OpenJDK 11 Build does Ubuntu install by default? My understanding is that beginning by OpenJDK 11, Oracle doesn't support OpenJDK long term. That is why that other builds like AdoptOpenJDK ...
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Can't login Ubuntu 20.04 due to wrong language

I downloaded the update just yesterday. I use two languages in my system, both English and Greek, with Greek being the default language. My password consists of latin characters, so, to my surprise, ...
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How to remove default bookmarks from the "Files" in Ubuntu 20.04 (Nautilus)

By Default in the nautilus for Ubuntu 20.04 (called "Files") I have a number of default bookmarks Starred & Recent "Starred" can be removed using this guide same guide claims ...
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Default Applications reset to their default settings after a reboot Ubuntu 20.04

So I have this issue where the Default Applications, reset to the default state upon rebooting the system. Web: Google Chrome changes back to Firefox Mail: Mailspring -> Thunderbird Video: VLC ->...
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Makes "Files" the default program to open folders

I'm using Ubuntu 20.10, everything is great. I love it. I downloaded Thunar File Manager because I want to use some of its features (mass renaming and etc). After downloading and installing it, it ...
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Setting default sound device on startup

I followed the post @singrium made (How do you set a default audio output device in Ubuntu 18.04?) and it works. Almost... On startup the computer defaults to the USB audio input/output from my dell ...
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What are the default LS_COLORS and DIR_COLORS values in Ubuntu?

I'd like to have Ubuntu style on my system's terminal, which is not Ubuntu. Could someone be so kind to post the values of unmodified original $LS_COLORS and $DIR_COLORS here from his/her Ubuntu ...
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How to go back to the default GUI?

I installed KDE-Plasma GUI and I didn't like it. Now I want to go back to the default GUI as if I never installed Plasma.
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Gdm new user set default desktop

With gdm preferred, how do I get the new user to log in as cinnamon desktop instead of gnome desktop?
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How to reset Ubuntu 20.04 Login Screen to defalt like this picture

I want to change Login Screen like this picture
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set-default-source doesn't work, set-default-sink does 20.04

I want to set default audio devices for my Ubuntu 20.04. First, why in the world would Sound not allow setting default devices? So I tried manually. Term window. pactl list short sinks %% gives me ...
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How to set memory usage sort in top command as default?

I want to sort the memory usage in top command as default. So that i do not have to sort in every i run top command. How to do that? Thanks in advance....
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cannot find /etc/network/interfaces file, doesn't exist

First of all sorry if the question is unnecessary, I'm still a newbie. In my ubuntu 20.04 install, I want to see the /etc/network/interfaces file, yet it doesn't exist. This is the content of my /etc/...
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Remove Audio output device

I've only just started using Ubuntu w/ dual monitors. I tried running a command to play audio through both monitors but it didn't work. Now I'm stuck with the sound muting every time I pause/restart ...
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Changing default icon theme so that current one follows the new default

I am using Ubuntu 20.04, in the Tweak Tool it says Adwaita is the default icon set. I am using the Nordic darker theme and I want to get the folder icons from the Yaru icon set. But when I set Nordic ...
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UFW Rule - Deny Routes

I want to deny all outgoing traffic except to a specific address/address range. I attempted: $ ufw default deny outgoing $ ufw allow from x.x.x.x to any $ ufw allow to x.x.x.x from any However, ...
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How can I reset to Ubuntu Studio default desktop and settings?

After some issues and an upgrade I have a very different appearance in my Ubuntu Studio. I just want to reset to the defaults just like if the installation is brand new.
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