Questions tagged [settings]

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

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How to turn on Night Light Blue Light filter in Ubuntu 20.04

The Night Light filter, also known as Blue Light filter or Color Temperature filter, is a bit hard to find in Ubuntu 20.04. The Night Light tab is now in shown in the title bar, next to the Displays ...
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In Calender Birthday and Anniversary tag is not working?

Just Installed Ubuntu 20.04 See There Is No option of Birthday and Anniversary Unable to select Birthday and Anniversary
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How to activate the option of “make link” with right click? [duplicate]

I want to create a shortcut of a folder on my desktop and I want to do it with the option of "make link" which is not there when I right-click on the folder. I don't want to use billion of commands on ...
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upgrade ubuntu 20.04 and lost internet access [closed]

when i upgraded 20.04 LTS my laptop not recognized not wifi not Lan point At the time of updating from version 19.10 to Ubuntu version 20.04 and restarting the laptop, I cannot connect to the ...
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How to force gsettings change layout to work in Mint [closed]

Linux Mint 19.2 Tina, Cinnamon I have a problem when I'm switching layout with Alt + Shift in some applications. Using alt+shift not only changes the language, but also loses focus from the app text ...
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Ubuntu 20 UI Scale settings - using cmdline

I set up my Display Settings to scale for 200% like so: When I run some apps (e.g. some games using Steam in Full Screen) it resets this setting after I exit the app. I would like to create a shell ...
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20.04 — power settings for display — it doesn't turn off

I installed 20.04 and went to the settings tool for displays and set it to go blank after 5 minutes. It never turns off.
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Bluetooth connects after many tries

I'm on ubuntu 20.04 and whenever I try to connect to my bluetooth device, it takes about 5-10 tries to connect to it. Here's a link to the video demonstrating the same thing, https://i.imgur.com/...
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The system setting is missing? [duplicate]

System settings application is missing I was deleting some apps from Ubuntu. Afterwards, I realized that I don't have the settings application installed. What should I do to re-install it? I don'...
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How to make Xfce start menu persist favorites?

After an upgrade I installed Xfce with xubuntu-desktop after upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04. Previously I was using gnome-shell and now I'm using Xfce. I noticed that modifications (deletions, additions, ...
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Edge Scrolling resets and disables itself

Every time I open the settings window or naviate in the settings window the edge scrolling resets and I have to go in and click it again. I'm trying to make sure that edge scrolling stays on. ...
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Sound not going to external speakers after upgrading Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04. I have my PC connected to my TV via HDMI and to my external speakers via Line Out. Normally the sounds comes out of my TV, and that still works, but ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 can't change default application for mp3

Setting a default application open .mp3 files doesn't work in Ubuntu 20.04. When I click on the set default option via the UI nothing happens. This doesn't seem to happen for any other file extensions....
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 change sound output device issue

I recently updated my Ubuntu 19 to 20.04 and started experiencing strange issue: when I open sound settings and switch "output device" while my headphones are plugged in - sound goes out of headphones ...
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Settings not found ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I can't open setting in ubuntu 18.04 from the option in the top right corner.It is not found in the applications also. When I try to install gnome-control-center the following is the message ...
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Microphone change error Ubuntu 20.04

When I connect my headset, the microphone automatically changes to headset mic, but when i unplug it the mic doesn't change back to the default laptop mic. How o fix this???? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 . ...
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GNOME Control Center Issue

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 and since then I am not able to open the gnome settings app. The app launches and disappears somewhere in the right corner of the screen. I can see it launching and ...
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Fractional scaling problem - it is half now

I have a weird behavior. In my fresh installed ubuntu 20.04, I activated fractional scaling and set it to 125%. So far so good. Then, I changed back: deactivate fractional scaling and set it to 100%. ...
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Turn off all notifications

How do I turn off all the popup notifications at the top of the screen in Ubuntu 19.10? I tried in the settings "notifications" section, but some for Reddit are coming up, some for Netflix. Those ...
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Exist a way in Ubuntu 20.04 to add an entire wallpaper folder to the background previews in the settings? [duplicate]

I'm a new Ubuntu (Linux) user. Ubuntu creates each time a copy when I'm setting up a picture as a desktop wallpaper using the file manager. But if I'm using the settings it doesn't. But the problem ...
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How can I get the band (2.4 / 5 GHz) selection back in wifi settings? (ubuntu 20.04)

I upgraded Ubuntu to 20.04 and the setting for preferred WiFi frequency has disappeared. You can see a screenshot of the drop-down menu here: How to set wifi driver settings to prefer 5 GHz channel ...
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Does dconf default terminal profile UUID change between Ubuntu installations?

I would like to make my dconf setting portable, thus I'm writing it out to a file with dconf dump / > file. However, when it comes of terminal profile setting, my profile UUID is included [org/...
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Settings slow/laggy to open

I've upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04 - and everything is fast and smooth - except one thing. Launching Settings has a clear 2-5s delay, and lag in the dock animation. Any idea on how to diagnose and/or ...
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Display setting reset after reboot Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa

I am using an external monitor and laptop monitor in extend mode, and every time after reboot the monitor to laptop screen position in "Display settings" is reset. In addition to this I use ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Can't find basic application menu on the dock and appearance menu in settings

Application menu which is usually found on the leftmost bottom containing all the system and installed applications is missing after the update. The theme is by default set to bright white one and ...
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How to set priority for Sound Output Devices in Gnome

Using Ubuntu 19.10 I have 3 output devices in Settings -> Sound -> Output-Device: HDMI (monitor) S/PDIF (onboard) Headphone (onboard) AMD 2400G, Asus PRIME B450M-A I need this priority: Headphones ...
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Can't change alsamixer volumes set on 0

I can't change the levels of the audio volumes in alsamixer. I write alsamixer on the terminal, then I press f6. Some levels appear S/PDIF >S/PDIF 1 S/PDIF 2 S/PDIF 3 S/PDIF 4 , all set on 0. I try to ...
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settings windows stay behind if already opened

I have an issue with gnome settings windows. If settings are previously opened in background, and if I click on this, the windows will not come on foreground. But if I click on the button with ...
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Save current Mouse settings

I am new to Ubuntu, using currently the 19.10 version. I had an issue in which my mouse wheel click wasn't scrolling, fixed with the following comment: xinput set-prop $deviceId "libinput Scroll ...
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NVIDIA X Server Settings - Advanced options not showing on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Nvidia together with Intel graphics and I switch between them with prime-select. Currently I am on Nvidia: +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | ...
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Ubuntu Control Center icon is gone [duplicate]

Ubuntu Control Center is gone from Application menu & Desktop. I have Ubuntu 18.04. Please help.
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Where are sound settings?

I'm trying to use a different microphone. Everything I find tells me to go to sound settings but I can't find them. Under settings I can only find About, Date & time, Users and Default ...
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Cannot open Settings

I am unable to open the Settings on my installation of Ubuntu 18.04. There are multiple questions on the site already related to this, but the details of their situations seem different. If I open ...
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How can I change the default webcam to a different device?

Problem: I've been playing around with OBS, obs-v4l2sink and v4l2loopback, and I can make it output video to /dev/video0. However, most programs don't have an option use it. Even cheese --device=/dev/...
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Keyboard language issue + shortcuts issue

I want to switch keyboard language by using ALT+SHIFT buy it won't switch to the other language added into the system, I have to change it from the upper menu ! and Cntrl+C / Cntrl+V for copy and ...
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Application not displayed in sound settings (18.04)

I am currently trying to use microsoft teams in order to work on a school project with some people, everything worked fine yesterday but today it didn't work anymore. Basically when I open microsoft ...
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how to remove old entries in Additional Drivers pane in settings panel

When I open 'software and updates and go to settings, there are several tabs, one of which is 'additional drivers'. Over time this has accumulated several entries and I would like to clean it out. How ...
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Setting custom shortcut to multimedia keys in Ubuntu 19.10

Is it possible to bind multimedia key to custom shortcut? I can bind multimedia key to all ready made shortcuts but when i try to create custom shortcut it's not working. Set shortcut dialog not ...
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Mouse and Touchpad Glitch

For Ubuntu 19.10 Users: When I go into Settings --> Devices and click on "Mouse and Touchpad" the window starts to flicker and glitch out. It is toggling between the two menu states shown in the ...
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Cannot access the setting

I cannot access the setting in Ubuntu. Whenever I want to go to the setting by any method, Ubuntu would automatically collapse and go to the login page. After I log into the system later, the screen ...
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Unable to open gnome-control-center in Ubuntu 18.04

When I attempt to open settings, nothing happens. In terminal I use the command gnome-control-center And I get the error gnome-control-center: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/...
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18.04: Need to add settings for Wacom Intuos Pro tablet

I recently bought a Wacom Intuos Pro and tried to use it with Xubuntu 18.04 and found that there was no settings or any graphical aids to help with tweaking settings. So I decided to install Ubuntu 18....
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What value to select for Cloned Address in Wired connections

In Settings, Wired, Cloned Addess you must select either Preserve, Permanent, Random and Preserve. What does this option do? Under what circumstances should I use each of these options ?
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UBUNTU 18.04 - forced logoff using settings

I did a clean install of UBUNTU 18.04 and did all the updates to current as of 02/19/20 T18:00 EST. The system is running as a VM under Hyper-V in on an HP server box. It boots and runs fine. I ...
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18.04: When going from Battery to A/C power, monitor settings change

Using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS on a HP Pavilion dv7. When plugging in a/c power after running on battery, both monitors flicker. Also, 'display arrangement' appears. After closing that window, options I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 Bluetooth not enabling Kernel Version 5.3.0-28-generic

I have done almost everything on askubuntu to make this work but my bluetooth still won't start. Bluetooth Settings Drop Down Menu Below is some extra info:- prateek@prateek-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$ ...
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19.10 Cannot add Microsoft exchange account on Online Accounts

The screenshot says it all. I can't add a Microsoft Echange accounts as there is a red cross sign on the microsoft echange option of the online accounts. Click it, and I get Which is weird, it seems ...
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Ubuntu disconnecting my user when settings page open

I'm stuck with a very specific case of ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I'm using this OS for months ago, but today, from nothing, this problem started. Every time when I try to open settings of my pc, ubuntu just ...
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How do I adjust the display in UStudio 19.10 (oversized)

On a Gnome 3 desktop it is a simple push of a button(Adjust for Tv), how do you do it on Ubuntu Studio ? Video card is an RX 570 and TV Samsung "47 Thank you Brian

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