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Lubuntu wallpaper and icon glitch

I have been happily using Lubuntu 18.04 since the release was issued. Then 12 days ago, suddenly, for no reason I can understand, two glitches appeared in combination. Upon every shutdown and restart, ...
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Sound-Lost sound somehow

I have lost sound in Ubuntu 18.04. I have checked the other questions regarding sound but none of them seem to fit my situation. I have gone through the troubleshooting steps in Help but I can't find ...
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Can't add Japanese language keyboard

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers make any sense to me. They all start with 'go to your system menu' or 'personal preferences' and these things are just completely ...
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Gedit preference only available to superuser

I have an annoying issue with gedit on Ubuntu 18.04. Only under sudo gedit when I can see/change preferences. Appreciate any experience to a solution. Tried all the methods I can find such as removing ...
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Icon size/spacing settings for Ubuntu 17.10

The last update like from yesterday has weirded out my desktop - icon spacing very wide, icons large, etc. - some of the icons were completely off the screen and had to use right click and "select all"...
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How to connect to ibus-daemon

In my terminal on Kubuntu 16.04 I frequently see the following: QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: No such file or directory ...
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change default gnome filemanager

The current gnome file manager lacks some very basic functionality, for example setting a default folder view. My solution was to start using Nemo file manager instead. It solved my problem except ...
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I can't get Solarized Dark scheme to work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have followed the instructions both here and here and I can't get this scheme to work. I'm specifically interested in the dark scheme but I'm not seeing any changes at all. I've looked through the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome how to launch a session with the same preferences as you set for the other account

Basically what I want to achieve in Ubuntu Gnome is something like a customized guest account that I was able to create in Unity Desktop. I need an account that is always launched with the same ...
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Moving installed program different directory

I'm fairly new to linux (only because the programs I typically use are not supported by it, such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Visual Studio, etc..) but I'm a big fan of old school DOS (when it was actually ...
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Purging a software package, reinstalling it, it remembers settings

I installed bluefish using sudo apt-get install bluefish. It was very buggy so I decided to remove it using sudo apt-get purge bluefish, and then using sudo apt-get autoremove Then I reinstalled it ...
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where is current directory when Ubuntu 16.04 automatically starts an application at power up

When I set up my program with Ubuntu > System menu > Preferences > Personal > Startup Applications, and then cycle power on the Linux SBC, when my application starts, which directory does it start in?
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Change default Sound Device Order

Basically, Ubuntu (-Mate 16.04) plays sound output on the first non-disabled sound-device in the preferences list: Only trouble: I'd like to change the order. If there's a headset or that USB audio ...
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Change icon color in Lubuntu 16.10

I clicked to accept installation of updates, and when I rebooted my computer the colors of the icons changed to a shade between pink and yellow. I have installed different color themes and control ...
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Shortcut to Preferences

On Macs, there's a nice command + , to open prefs in any app. For example, in Firefox right now, preferences is in the Edit menu (WTF, but that's a different bug), and no shortcut keys to press it. ...
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Weird behaviour in ubuntu 14.04

Something weird has happennd to my machine since yesterday. I recall, I had not shutdown it before that and it got switched off as battery ran out. Now, following things are occurring Taking long ...
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Cannot change default music player 16.04

I don't know if this is a bug, but I cannot change the default music player in 16.04 LTS. In System Settings / Details / Preferred Applications, Rhythmbox is set as default, but when I double click ...
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Monitor rotation is disabled in Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 on Raspberry Pi 3

I opened Monitor Preferences dialog in Ubuntu MATE 16.04.1 on Raspberry Pi 3 and clicking on Rotation button shows only Normal option. Is there a way to set portrait (90 degrees rotation) mode? EDIT ...
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How to make Nautilus list `..` for parent directory in all folders [duplicate]

I've scoured the File Manager Preferences, GSettings and The Internet as best I can, and I cannot find the setting the hides the .. meta folder for parent directory. Even with "Show Hidden Files" ...
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Enabling numlock

I want numlock enabled everytime when Ubuntu starts. Here I found a guide how to do it, I just can not get into "Keyboard Preferences". When I go into "Keyboard" there are just "Typing" and "Shortcuts"...
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How can I find a folder that starts with a .? [duplicate]

I've just read this answer about changing Spotify preferences, but I don't understand; where can I find the file ~/.config/spotify/Users/[Spotify user name]-user/prefs to be able to edit it? Do I have ...
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Cannot edit the preferences of the Gnome-terminal

After I restarted my computer today, I found the color of my Gnome-terminal looks different from usual. And I cannot edit the profile preferences or add a new profile to edit. here is the snapshot, ...
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Customising Recent Files Folder By Time

Is there any way to increase the length of time that files are registered to display in Recent folder? I'm currently using Ubuntu 15.04 and Unity. Thanks
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How to save/fix the column width in the Nemo file manager?

Is there a way to fix/save the width of the columns in the file manager Nemo (using 2.4.5 in Xubuntu 14.04)? Even for each folder? At the moment the column widths can be changed in a tab and the ...
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How to rollback the view style of file holder as 12.04 in 14.04 [duplicate]

I've upgraded the Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. But there are something I want to change. In 12.04, the view of file holder is as follows: and we could open the file holder and its sub folders like ...
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Nautilus - no preference .. on ubuntu GNOME 14.10

im using Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 i cant find Nautilus preferences in nautilus window, where i can change things like showing folders in list view as default , and such things... i checked some asked ...
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How to make evince “Send To…” work with Thunderbird in Xubuntu LTS?

I am currently working with the evince 3.10.3 document viewer on Xubuntu LTS 14.04. When I hit File > Send To..., I receive the following error message from evince: Could not send current document ...
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How to get saves and progress from one machine to another Battle for Wesnoth?

Long story short, I'm on "new" ubuntu, but got external HDD with Ubuntu partition. Both are Ubuntu 14.04, maybe with different modifications. I think I broke this other Ubuntu (it was while ago, so I'...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brightness keeps going to 100% [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time. Although I have set brightness a million times, every time I start the computer, it goes to maximum again. If I restart the computer it remembers ...
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System-level energy/power preferences

In Windows, mmc allows to set energy/power preferences for all users at a system-level: they can't change these settings until an administrator unlocks them. Is there any way to do the same in ubuntu?...
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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Edit “System Tray” in LDXE taskbar

Using Lubuntu here and I would love to remove icons from my system tray. Will dconf-editor work on LDXE as well as Unity (Ubuntu)? Or are there any other solutions to modify the taskbar? When I go to ...
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How change gedit preferences in xfce / xubuntu?

Where can I find Gedit preferences in Xubuntu? They are like some rare, elusive bird. Numerous help forums like this give varying reports of where it might have been spotted. But you go where they ...
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Custom settings of XTerm

Is there any way to keep the settings of XTerm I've applied so that it opens with these settings when I reopen it(Stuff like text size, set by CTRL+RightClick)?
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Get directory-specific Nautilus preferences on 14.04 LTS

Unsure how to word this, but is there anyway for Ubuntu to display certain folders, certain ways. I have alot of holiday/family shots, in a large number of folders named after where they from. So ...
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Sublime Text 2 not saving preferences [duplicate]

I recently installed Sublime Text 2 on my Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that whenever I open it, by default it opens up to two files: sublime.desktop and defaults.list. Also, whatever preferences I try ...
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Problem on running shell script (how to NOT make it run from gedit) - Ubuntu 12.04

I want to run shell script or at least run it from terminal. I tried going to home folder/edit/preferences/behaviour and set executable text files to 'ask each time' but it doesn't even give the ...
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How do I add xfwm4-settings to the Preferences windows in Lubuntu?

So I am running Lubuntu 12.10 and I just switched my windows manager to xfwm4 following the instructions here: Is there a lightweight way to snap windows in Lubuntu? I was wondering, how do I add ...
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My pc works at high performance due to Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I have a dell pc. It is have two graphics card (4100 and 7730m). I used solves on internet sites but then borders and desktop menu disappers. Sorry for bad English. Please help me!
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Change where basket saves notebooks?

Currently I am trying to use Basket but, I can't find the place where it lets me change where my Baskets are stored. I need to keep them encrypted from prying eyes and want them located in /media/...
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How to enable Empathy incoming message notifications?

I installed empathy in Lubuntu. I want a notification to popup when a message is received. However, when I open edit -> preferences -> notifications, it doesn't have an option, "show incoming ...
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How to hide rulers, statusbar, scrollbars in GIMP persistently?

I am using GIMP 2.6.12 on Ubuntu 12.04. I would like to hide the rulers, the status bar and the scrollbars but they keep reappearing after restarting GIMP. How do I make them disappear forever? I ...
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Where can I find the startup applications in 12.10

I'm using 12.10 and am looking for where I can configure the startup applications. I've read that I can find it in System > Preferences > Startup Applications, but that seems to be in a ...
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Evolution - Setup screen too “long” for screen, hides OK button [duplicate]

When I set up Preferences in Evolution, the bottom part of the dialogue screen gets hidden so that I cannot see a "cancel" or "OK" button down below. Scrolling with the mouse doesn't help. How do I ...
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Test Sounds Missing After Messing With Pulseaudio and JACK

So after installing JACK and using 'sudo usermod -a -G audio username' and restarted. This made JACK work however no program using pulseaudio (more or less everything) made any sound. I purge removed ...
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Firefox menu is missing

I have just installed Ubuntu 12 and started up Firefox so I could configure it. But there doesn't seem to be any way to access preferences. No menu bar appears at the top. right-clicking (in ...
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Repo preferences over one to another?

if a same software (different version) are present in two repos both added in sources.list then which one will get installed when I run install command apt-get install x ? Also how can I ...
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Not able to set Nautilus as my default file manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Thunar being default file browser I wanted to try out xfce and installed it. When I launched the file manager in xfce, it prompted me to choose between thunar and ...
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Why doesn't my gedit(ubuntu 12) have an edit button

Hello I'm pretty much a newbie with linux, and I have decided I want to use gedit with some addons for developing "ruby on rails" sites. The problem I'm having is that my gedit has no edit-button and ...
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No Orca magnification in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a visually impaired Linux/Ubuntu newbie. I've installed 12.04 from a live CD and have the Orca screen reader running at start up. Speech works fine but there is no magnification. When I open Orca ...