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Questions tagged [default]

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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Open Any file with specific Program? [duplicate]

I want to set default a specific program for open ANY files absolutely ANY(*.*), any extension, any mime type. ABSOLUTELY ALL I build a python program to automated choose the program for any file. ...
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Is there a way to change passphrase prompt for ssh?

I wanted to change the prompt for ssh login, Enter passphrase for key 'path/to/key': to something else. Is that possible? Sorry I'm not really sure on the right verbiage, but I don't mean the PS1 ...
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Opening Files from File Browser

I seem to have an issue I don't see documented elsewhere. When I am attempting to open a file from the file browser (be it a video, audio, or other document), I am unable to double-click on the file ...
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Change default application external device

Shotwell opens when I insert a camera card. I want it to open Nautilus. How do you do that? Right clicking on the device in Nautilus does not give an "open with" option.
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18.04 Can't set default sound output

I have an Intel NUC7i3 that works as a HTPC and smart home controller. It has two sound output devices: internal PCI sound card which outputs through HDMI and generic USB sound card attached to a ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS VG Allotment

Does anyone know why, on a 4TB target, Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS only allows a 4GB VG for/? I had to run lvdisplay and then expand the VG to 100%. I'm just curious if anyone knows why that ...
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replace thunderbird version that is installed by default in such a way that the replacing version is auto updated [duplicate]

Ubuntu 18.04 Thunderbird updated automatically to 60.2.1 two days ago. With two problems for me: UI language changed from en-US to Dutch, so all short cuts I use are different.. calendar was not ...
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How to make link open with non-default application

I have made a desktop shortcut to a YouTube playlist, and it has a .desktop extension. How do I configure it so that it opens up with Mozilla Firefox, and not Google Chrome, which is my default ...
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I prefer Thunar as the file manager. How do I keep it?

Unfortunately, Nautilus is not doing its job the way I prefer. Therefore, I have edited the files /usr/share/applications/nautilus-folder-handler.desktop and /usr/share/spplications/nautilus-home....
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Simple modifications of the default /etc/screenrc

One of the first thing I install on a new host is GNU-screen. The next thing right after that is to Google for the lines I need to edit in my ~/.screenrc to activate the hard-status line so I will see ...
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Why is Gnome System Monitor on 18.04 installed as a snap by default?

This question arises from this bug report I made: https://github.com/paradoxxxzero/gnome-shell-system-monitor-applet/issues/474 I don't understand why these applications are installed as snaps, but ...
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Where is utorrent default download directory?

I'm using Ubuntu and I was downloaded a file from torrent by using utorrent, now I don't know where is utorrent default download directory! and please tell me how can I change it?
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How to change default dock applications for new users?

We're deploying desktops via PXE/Preseed installations, and I'd like to change the default applications list in dock for new users. After a fresh install using preseed, a late_command script creates ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 show home dir on desktop

I have the following problem. My entire home folder was shown on my desktop. I solved the problem with this solution: Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder Then after some days the problem ...
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How are the default user folders in the home created for a new user?

When a new user is created and it logs in the first time, those default folders in the home are created. How are they created? If changing the scripts/configurations that create them so that they ...
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How do I reset Ubuntu 18.04 to factory defaults? [duplicate]

so I have a PC with Ubuntu 18.04 on it and I'm going to be selling it. I'm just asking how I can reset it to factory defaults, like getting rid of everything I installed and everything? Thanks in ...
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Set default printer

I have 2 printers. I want to select the default printer. Using CUPS, I selected the printer using Set the Server Default. However print jobs still print on the wrong printer. Am I doing something ...
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Default shipped file

I don't know if this question is on topic. I don't see any restrictions here or here. Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) comes with: /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/ringtones/Soul.ogg md5sum: ...
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Can not Change Default File Manager of Ubuntu Mate 18.04

I installed Nemo using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo3 sudo apt update sudo apt install nemo Then I went to Preferred Application -> System -> File Manager -> Files NOTE: ...
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How do I completely reset the system configuration of a single package (gdm3)?

I'd like to completely reset the system configuration of the gdm3 package. I mean all the files under /etc/gdm3/, /var/lib/gdm3 and anywhere else it has installed files. Changes files should be reset ...
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Change Print to File default directory to current folder?

When choosing printing to file, the default directory is the user's Document folder. I most often need to print to the current directory --- i.e., the folder in which whatever I intend to print to ...
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How to change the default application to open xml file in Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (development branch)?

I follow this and this to change the default application. But it does not work. I try to change to Text Editor as default application to open xml file but it does not change. By default it is firefox....
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Where can I find default noisy color backgrounds?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS version. I want to change login screen background to as like my lock screen background. I know how to change login screen background but I can't find the default color ...
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Changing the default applications of an extension affects others

I found this annoying behaviour: in Ubuntu 16.04 but also on Fedora 25 if I change the default application for, say, .sty files (TeX libraries), also the default application for .tex files gets the ...
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How to get rid of the desktop modifications and go back to default Ubuntu

I had the original default desktop when I installed Ubuntu 17.10. However, by playing around and not knowing what I was doing, I have something way different and I do not know how to go about going ...
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How can I change the default font for .txt files opened in LibreOffice Writer?

It is possible to open .txt files in Libre Office Writer, but unfortunately Liberation Mono is set as default font to display them. I want to use a different font as a default. I found Tools > ...
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My settings reset to default upon reboot

So I bought a used Dell Latitude 2110 laptop for 20 dollars on eBay and it had Ubuntu Linux installed from Windows 7. I only use it for web browsing and word processing. I like the program so far, but ...
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How to change default settings on installation disk? [duplicate]

I am wanting to install Lubuntu on a bunch of computers and laptops. I would rather not through each individual installation and change the settings to how I want them. Is there a way to set the ...
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How to change window manager to default?

I wanted to create a kiosk Ubuntu, then I followed this instruction: https://web.archive.org/web/20131210161955/http://phunehehe.is-great.org/2010/run-linux-with-a-bare-window-manager/ Add a custom ...
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Default gnome on 17.10 [duplicate]

I was using Ubuntu GNOME for years and I just tried new Ubuntu 17.10, and I absolutely hate it. Is there an easy way to get default GNOME? Basically I want to: Remove dock on the left Add top left ...
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Can I meddle with xdg-setting to open a popup asking me with which browser to open a link I just clicked?

I work on multiple browsers simultaneously. I wish that every time I open a link from outside a browser( let's say from a pfd) a window or a terminal pops up to ask me which browser to use. Is there ...
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Can I set a custom location for ~/snap folder? [duplicate]

I've installed a snap-packaged application, which has in turn created a folder called ~/snap. Is it possible to move this folder somewhere else? For example, by setting an environment variable?
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Disable connection's auto-connect by default in network-manager

I would like to ask how to disable/enable auto-connect on new connections. There are many questions regarding similar thing, so I post pics to clarify. I want to turn off ticked box saying ...
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Are default automatic created partitions too small? Ubuntu 17.04 [closed]

I reinstalled new clean version of Ubuntu 17.04 onto my computer. This is single OS on this computer so I use "Erase disc and install Ubuntu" without manual creation of partitions... Everything it ...
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What's the RGB values for Ubuntu's default terminal (Unity)?

I'm running Windows Subsystem for Linux and the color in Windows console is bad. I like the color palette in Ubuntu 16.04 very much. I've already known how to change the colors in a Windows console, ...
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Location of 'Default keyring' file in Ubuntu 16.04

~/.local/share/keyrings/*.keyring file is responsible for personal/user/login keyring. There is another file somewhere in the system responsible for 'Default keyring'. For example, lightdm may ask ...
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all windows open upper left corner

Since a recent update (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) all new windows are created in the upper left corner (partially covered by the menu bar and icons). How can this have happened? Can this be repaired manually? (...
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Which city is depicted on Ubuntu 16.04 default night cityscape wallpaper?

The image below is one of the default wallpaper images on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. According to this link, it is called: Night lights by Alberto Salvia Novella Does anyone know in which city it was taken?
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17.04 How to set default window screen position

Is it possible to set the default window position when an app is opened/launched from coords 0,0 to something else like: (saved) - previously opened coords (custom) custom x,y coords (default) ...
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User input with timeout

I am using a script to manage stuff on external dives. At the end I want to give the user the option to leave or dismount the drives. I'd like to add a timeout and use the second option (do nothing) ...
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How to Open (.sps,.csv and .sav) with SPSS as default application?

I installed SPSS24 (a statistics application) on my laptop because i need it for work. I created a SPSS.desktop file and now i can find ich with the Dash search. So far so good. But now i want that ...
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change default settings in scangearmp used for canon MX926 scanner

I installed scangearmp using the instructions from this website: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/12/canon-driver-scangear-mp-ubuntu-14-04/. However I want to change the scan settings so, for ...
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Select another audio track

How can I set another audio track in a movie (for default ubuntu video player)? Usually, I can do this by: View --> Languages --> Name of audio track. But when audio track is not inside video file, ...
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Airplane mode on by default GNOME

Whenever I start up GNOME, airplane mode is on by default regardless of whether I turned it off since shutting down. I've looked through all the forums and have only seen solutions related to rfkill ...
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What is my default document root directory?

What is my default document root directory and how do I find it ? Allow me to explain I'm trying to set up CMS on my laptop so I'm following these instructions. In the point where it says to "...
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GUI search tool that searches by modified date by default?

I'm looking for a GUI search tool that searches by modified date by default. Catfish is ALMOST perfect, but there doesn't seem to be a way to search by modified date by default. File names (*foo*.txt ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Firefox by default if it has its own web browser?

I was changing my default browser from Firefox to Chrome when I saw an unknown option called "Browser", so I opened it and saw it was called "Ubuntu Web Browser". So why use Firefox and not the one ...
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How can I change or hide the ~/snap directory?

I'm not particularly fond of apps cluttering my $HOME directory with their own files or directories. It's rarely a problem, because most apps have the courtesy to hide their data by prefixing it with ...
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Change default archive decompression action for archives

It seems that the newly deployed files (3.22.2 at least) decompresses archives automatically and by default, with no obvious way of regressing it to an archive explorer. Does anyone know how to change ...
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How does Ubuntu determine the default route when multiple interfaces are defined?

I have an Ubuntu server (headless, Network Manager is not installed). It has two interfaces, eth0 and eth1. I have the following defined in /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback ...