Questions tagged [settings]

Settings are options in a program that allow you to configure the program to suit your needs.

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Ubuntu Settings application is gone

My Ubuntu Settings application gone altogether. I had it for two days and then, amid use, it was gone. How can I fix this?
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How to stop Totem at last frame instead of rewinding?

I am asking a question which is similar to the one which has already been asked in another place on 2009-11-11 by another person, and which has no reply. I want to play a short video once, and then ...
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Kubuntu 20.04 Screen Edges Preview/Selection broken

I'm trying to remove the top-left corner screen edge action, however when I launch the Screen Edges settings window in any way (main settings app, through the search box, using kcmshell5 ...
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persistant live-USB doesn't save my wifi password

I have a persistant live-USB with an almost empty casper-rw part. And I know the persistant part works because when I open firefox, it opens the tabs from my last session. But each time I reboot, I ...
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How to change the username in Ubuntu 18.04?

I need to change the username from the linux (Not admin). I changed in settings ->Users. But how to change the "home folder" name or root user in linux. I tried using usermod -l <...
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My bluetooth icon is not showing and can't connect to Bluetooth

My bluetooth was working fine with my headdphone. But somehow i accidentally turned off the bluetooth. But now i am unable to toggle bluetooth switch in the settings on my Ubuntu 18.04. Bluetooth icon ...
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Problem with disabling F1 key

I want to disable the commands associated to my Fn keys in particular the F1 command which activates the sleep mode. In addition, Fn keys alone are not present in the Keyboard Shortcuts (in the ...
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Fresh OS install - Restore everything from a copy

I recently installed Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.2 LTS but for some issues I had to format my disk. Before that I copied the entire Ubuntu folder "/" and all sub-folders on a separate drive. Now I ...
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Programatically modify file associations using standard interface (cases where mimetype does not matter)

I know that I can use xdg-mime default codium.desktop text/plain to change association for text\plain mimetype ( Programatically modify file associations using standard interface (using mimetype) ) ...
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Printers Settings UI crashes, system printing service unavailable

In Ubuntu 20.04 in the GUI settings, printers - I get the message 'Sorry! The system printing service doesn't seem to be available'. I have a Canon MF643Cdw printer on wi-fi. CUPS seems to be working ...
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Screen sharing only one screen but both the screens attached :-External Monitor & Default Display are getting shared simultaneously - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have attached an external Monitor to Laptop having Ubuntu 20.04 LTS but when i share only one screen both the screens are getting shared simultaneously. Display Setting :- Screen Sharing :- I have ...
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I see a strange Icon when I load the system using GRUB and when I open about the system in settings, I see the same icon and it is not Ubuntu's icon

I don't know if this is normal or not, but I am a bit scared cause I don't know if I installed a modified version of ubuntu. I just downloaded from the official website: ubuntu.com but I don't know ...
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How do I set the desktop background to a single color, instead of an image? [duplicate]

How can I get a monochrome desktop background? The context menu on the desktop background contains "Change background..." accessing the Settings section "Background". I can select ...
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Screen sharing only one screen but both the screens are getting shared simultaneously - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have attached an external Monitor to Laptop having Ubuntu 20.04 LTS but when i share only one screen both the screens are getting shared simultaneously. Display Setting :- Screen Sharing :- I have ...
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Simple question how to limit logging out

Ubuntu Studio 20.04.2LTS logs out automatically after inactivity of about 5 minutes. I can't find the setting for this and would like to change the value to, say, 20-30 minutes of inactivity. This is ...
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Why is apt-get autoremove failing to remove my old kernels?

According to the Ubuntu help wiki: You can remove old kernels with a simple autoremove command in a terminal: sudo apt-get autoremove --purge For some reason, this doesn't work for me, and the ...
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Language Problems on Startup

Recently I installed Kubuntu (latest version) on my laptop and upon startup the login screen was displaying the date/time information in Spanish, oddly also, without using any uppercase grammar either ...
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Battery Icon missing and settings slow 20.04

the battery icon in the topbar is missing. There is a place for it but it is blank. The pull down menu has a blank line that expands to show "Power Settings". When I go to power settings, it ...
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Error editing connection: did not find a connection with UUID '(null)' - Need info to actually fix it!

Seems that there are a few questions on this but I am looking for an explanation and an answer that works. So lets start at the top (I am not very familiar with Linux and its networking morass but ...
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Is it possible to use monitor presets in Ubuntu 20.10?

I use Ubuntu 20.10. I have 2 scenarios of using monitors. For example the first scenario is using laptop display and external monitor. The second one - is to use only external monitor plugged to the ...
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Settings cannot be modified LightDM GTK+ for Lubuntu 18.04

I installed Lubuntu 18.04 on an old 32 bits computer. I do not like the default UI and its weird icons (including those for Firefox and other famous ones) eg for gnome's but the LightDM GTK+ settings ...
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Adding Custom Item to System Settings? (gnome-control-center)

How i can adding custom items to gnome-control-center ? I want adding a item and click to execute something. ("pkexec myapp --settings") I tryed this but not working : Is it possible to add ...
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Bios limiting options and cant access advanced section

I've been using ubuntu for about a month now with no problems. But today I discovered that I can't access majority of the options in my bios. When going to the advanced section, I can't select of ...
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Settings Crash when trying to add Google Account

On Ubuntu 20.04Lts i can't add a Google Account in the settings. It always freezes when trying to log in after I type in my password and give Ubuntu access to my google account. I hope someone can ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 settings will not open

My Settings will not open. When I enter sudo gnome-control-center I get this error gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libwebkit2gtk-4.0.so.37: undefined symbol: ...
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Why only mono when opening sound settings with my headphones?

I have a pair of Jabra Evolve2 85. I connect them wirelessly to a little USB-C dongle plugged into my Ubuntu 20.10 laptop. The headphones are recognized as a USB device and can be selected in sound ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 jumps to single display mode on opening terminal

Every time I'm open regular terminal or open bash inside VCode or inside any other programs that are using/opening regular terminal - I'm loosing secondary display connection and staying with single ...
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Press and Hold keyboard function

When I press and hold keys, for example "Backspase" It registers only one time and I have to press it repeatedly instead of just holding it. Same with other keys: numerals, space, letters ...
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Transfer Evolution Settings

I have Evolution (mostly) set up on my desktop. I want to import the settings (mail servers, IMAp subscriptions and especially junk learning) to my new laptop. ETA: I have several gig of old email in ...
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Change terminal opened by “open in terminal” in Nautilus

what I've tried: set my default terminal to terminator using sudo update-alternatives --config x-terminal-emulator and gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec /usr/bin/...
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Ubuntu 20.10 - backup settings and list of installed packages

Refering to this post, I got the following message: Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead (see apt-key(8)). What should I do ? I use Cinnamon 4.6.7 on Ubuntu ...
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Can't see display settings confirmation dialog

When I disable one of my 2 monitors there is supposed to be a dialogue box asking me to either confirm or cancel. I can't seem to see this box and during the confirmation timeout I can't click on ...
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How to Adjust USB Mouse Settings

I have Ubuntu 20.10 on my Thinkpad x260 with a Thinkpad TrackPoint Keyboard II connected via USB. In settings -> mouse and touchpad I can adjust sensitivity for the touchpad and mouse (which ...
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Ubuntu keeps reseting my display settings on reboot

I run Ubuntu on my Laptop and occasionally I connect it to a second display via HDMI over a USB dongle. After a system reboot the settings concerning the display are being reset (I have to tell it ...
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Disable GRUB setting itself to the first boot option on updates

I use rEFInd as my bootloader, but I have ubuntu's kernel inside an lvm logic volume, so I use GRUB to call it from refind and boot ubuntu. But every time I update GRUB (via apt or update-grub) it ...
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Settings automatically opens and causes the screen to freeze and mouse to stop working

Settings is opening automatically, when I close it it opens up again. It says “settings is ready”. This causes the screen to freeze up and my mouse to stop working. I am able to press alt f2 and then ...
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Bluetooth Service Running; No Bluetooth Found?

Similar to as described here (I think). Bluetooth settings in 18.04 LTS shows 'No Bluetooth Found'. Yet systemctl status bluetooth shows bluetooth service running. Can anyone shed any light. Thanks in ...
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Visual Studio Code not syncing my settings in Ubuntu 20.04

When i'm trying to turn on setting sync.. it shows this error : " Error while turning on Settings Sync. Please check [logs] for more details. " What could be the issue?
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No wifi in dropdown options

I am getting this: Failed to Set MokListRT: Invalid Parameter Could not create mokListRT: Invalid Parameter Importing MOK states has failed: import_mok_state() failed: Invalid Parameter Continuing ...
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Don't close Top Bar Settings Panel when clicked

I find it extremely annoying when I for example turn on wifi or bluetooth from the top right system tray (or top bar, no clue what it's called) and it automatically closes. Is there any way to keep it ...
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upon rebooting, some system settings revert, ubuntu 20 lts

to make it simple I'm noticing any time I reboot, my sound output changes back to a default setting (which results in no sound output...so i have to go back and select the appropriate sound out)
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Mutt won't let me send emails because “Sasl authentication failed”

I've installed all the required packages for mutt to send emails smtp. mutt -v Mutt 1.13.2 (2019-12-18) Copyright (C) 1996-2016 Michael R. Elkins and others. Mutt comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; ...
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May I change the notification of low battery? [duplicate]

I always wonder that when receiving this notification. I'd like to change the 10% value to 25%. May I? Thx in advance!!!!
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Ubuntu not working properly, settings menu isn't working

I updated ubuntu from 19.10 to 20.04. Now my system is actually a pure mess. Now sometimes doesn't load and after the boot menu, there's nothing but '_', and the freezes. I guess it's a GPU error. I ...
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How to use laptop speakers with docking station without constantly changing output settings

I have a docking station attached to my laptop with DisplayLink so that I can have 2 external monitors along with my built in laptop screen. It works great but Ubuntu 20.04 automatically switched the ...
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Dropdown terminal showing different font type. How can I correct this issue? (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, DE - Ubuntu)

Today I saw something strage when I opened dropdown terminal and the font style is different in it. I do not know how this may have occured, but how can we solve this? I am attaching a picture to make ...
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Printing from Brave browser

Axel Lieber suggests 2021jan07 to solve printing under Brave browser: In /Settings/Applications (of Ubuntu, not the browser) there are two entries for the Brave browser, one of them for "...
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How can I learn all that CompizConfig has to offer for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? (Gnome)

I have installed CompizConfig on my system. If there is any detailed usage video or may be tutorial on all basic aspects of ConpizConfig for Ubuntu 20.04 TLS, it would be marvellous. This application ...
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How to recover bookmarks and settings in Space File Manager?

I'm using Space File Manager instead of Nautilus. Yesterday my laptop became non-responsive and hence I did a hard restart (hold down power button for 5-10 seconds). After restart, all my bookmarks ...
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Cursor blinking is VERY slow and Settings doesn't help

It seems that my Ubuntu 20.04 has slowed down the cursor blinking. Even if I go to Settings → Universal Access → Cursor Blinking and change the Speed, it doesn't help at all. I even tried switching ...

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