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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 can I restore lost AltGr keyboard entry functions?

This question pertains to an installation of Xubuntu 16.04.3 LTS with current kernel 4.4.0-116-generic x86_64. I am running a Lenovo laptop W530 and the keyboard is a German one (QWERTZU). Initial ...
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Shortcuts defined to open a program not react immediately after login in Xubuntu 16.04.5

I don't know if this behavior is normal, when I start my laptop then every thing is loaded (desktop, panels, wifi connection and so on) then I type a shortcut to open for example mousepad(Alt+m) it ...
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Lubuntu 18.10 LXQt power button actions

My system shuts down when I push te power button instead of suspending like most laptops. There are many complex forum solutions for that on the net, but I like to solve it with this command: "...
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Change keyboard delay

When using my keyboard, if my finger lingers 1ms too much on a key, I get way too many characters. I need to put a delay against that, and ideally set how many characters per seconds are taken as ...
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Sound on HDMI but config on bluetooth

When is start my laptop (either booting or from sleeping) my sound comes from my hdmi monitor which is what i want. but my config is set on my headphones so if you want to lower or increase sound it ...
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My Speaker Is Working But It Will Not Let Me Adjust The Volume

I Just Updated To Ubuntu 18.10, My Speakers Are Not Showing Up On The List Of Devices Connected And I Can't Change The Volume Ether.
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How do I capture PrtScr to define it as HotKey?

I want to define Shutter as my screenshot tool with PrtScr. When I follow these instructions, I need to select the hotkey. But when I press PrtScr to do that, PrtScr does its thing and takes a ...
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wrench and gear settings is missing

I have been experiencing some issue with my network cable settings in Ubuntu 18.04. Because it is always getting connected and disconnected time to time. So I found a solution from this site saying ...
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Ubnutu 18.04 - Where can I find the menu bar from a desktop window that is in use?

The list of options used to be part of the window or at the top left of the screen in Ubuntu 16.04. I know that Alt brings up the menu for the internet browser, but I'm not able to find any of the ...
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Lock in registry value

How can I lock in the registry value true for org.gtk.Settings.FileChooser.show-hidden? The value is automatically modified to false on specific actions. If I cannot lock in the value, how can I ...
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Bionic Beaver settings menu items missing

Can you tell me where my power, display and other buttons are? Ubuntu 18.04, gnome-control-center is installed
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Does dconf remove/rewrite the configuration files placed in ~/.config/[program] when using 'reset' command?

As much as I know the files that keep the various programs' settings are placed in ~/config/[program]. Today I've encountered to question 1035307. The answer mentioned dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gedit/ ...
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How to get Night light option on system menu drop down?

I keep Night Light ON throughout the day on my Ubuntu 18.04 system due to my eye problems. But sometimes I need to turn off Night Light for a brief time, so I just click on System Menu and I get the ...
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Failed 18.04 upgrade

Upgraded 16.04 to 18.04, login screen does not come up, also, DOCK is missing from settings menu. No, uncommenting GDM3 custom.config WaylandEnable=false does not work.
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Missing options in settings screens but they appear when searched for

Recently installed 18.10 on my HP Elitebook 840 G2 after windows decided to stop logging me in (nothing of value lost) Two teething issues Despite the Fingerprint reader being detected in lsusb I ...
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Why is cheese required for unity-control-center?

I conducted a few searches on this topic and looked through several pages and at several posts, and surprisingly, did not find an answer to this question. Why does unity-control-center depend on ...
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Nightlight has stopped working 18.04.1

I noticed yesterday that the nightlight in Ubuntu has stopped working, it's turned on in the settings. I've also checked dconf-editor, it is turned on in there as well. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with ...
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Nautilus show hidden files

Problem Nautilus hides hidden files on reboot regardless of setting before rebooting. Expected Nautilus keeps "show hidden" setting from before shutdown (in my case, always showing hidden files ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 System Settings Won't Launch!

Having an issue with settings after updating today. I've tried to launch from terminal, but I just get bus error (core dumped). Also tried sudo apt remove gnome-control-center sudo autoremove sudo ...
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18.04 lost all settings

I installed 18.04.1 from scratch on my desktop computer and used settings and gnome-tweak-tool to set several of my preferences, like icon sizes, mouse sloppy focus, and many more. After I rebooted my ...
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The soundcards settings phonon failure

Using 18.04 I tried to change settings in phonon. Before everything was ok, but for a week now it falls back into settings that I don't want. so when I set back to the USB soundcard and everything ...
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Can't change keyboard shortcut on Ubuntu 18.04

In Settings - Keyboard I have added custom shortcut by press on +. When I try to set shortcut I can't enter nothing. Why so?
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LibreOffice Impress presentation problem

I am facing a problem in Ubuntu 18.04 (gnome-panel & gnome-session-flashback). I can't present my LibreOffice Impress presentation properly. When i click hyperlink file, that page show to back end....
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ubuntu 18.04 settings bug [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 18.04 in VMWare station pro 14, but the Settings don't seem to work properly. I cannot add a network proxy I cannot turn off screen lock (the button cannot turn off) I cannot change the ...
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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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Account Settings not working

I've installed Wicd, and then removed it because I could not get the systray icon to appear. Now, I can no longer access the account settings from the menu. By the Account Settings link, or via my ...
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How to display the clock on lockscreen?

I would so much like to have the option to let the lockscreen clock display ON indefinitely to use my Ubuntu as a clock when not using it. Thank you
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How to fix the problem “Your system is running low on graphics mode”? [duplicate]

Please help me to solve this.I took the picture after log-in with the terminal ( by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 ). My laptop is Lenovo T61 running on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32 bit.
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Printers/Users Unlock button in settings disabled

I use gnome desktop on Ubuntu 18.04. I want to delete a printer and rename another. I would like to use the GUI under settings and devices to administer my printers. Help page advice me to: "Click ...
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Difference between settings and system settings

I have two programs called settings. Is there a reason to have two of them? settings: system settings: This is a typical Linux system design issue and would never happen on Mac or Win.
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display automatic turns to the side (sensor) [duplicate]

If i cant my laptop to the side the display turns in this direction. I dont need that because I have no touchscreen. How can I disable that? My system: HP Probook 650 G2 Ubuntu 18.04 Thank you ...
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How to securely sync dot files?

I own exactly two computers. Both of them run Ubuntu. Since I bought the second to largely replace the first, initially I copied my home directory over to the new laptop and all was well. However, I ...
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How to change screen resolution scaling in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS [duplicate]

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04. I want to change my screen resolution scaling from 1.00 to 0.75. It was very easy in 16.04 version. Please help me to change the scaling.
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Can't change a certain WiFi connection's settings with Ubuntu 18.04

I'm having a problem since I installed Ubuntu 18.04 over 16.04. I have a connection that gives me a lot of trouble, randomly fails and needs me to run sudo service network-manager restart to work. I ...
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How to set Path for opencv libraries and header files when installing opencv?

can anyone help me for two questions when installing opencv: how to set the OpenCV libraries "Path" as "/usr/lib/"? how to set the OpenCV header files. "Path" as "/usr/include/opencv"?
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Ubuntu won't register dock settings changes in 18.04

In the GUI settings I previously moved the dock to the bottom of the screen. Now I can't move it back to the left of the screen. The change appears in the settings window, but nothing actually happens ...
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Unable to change privacy settings upon install of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am new to Linux with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as of this morning. Anyone else experienced the inability to change privacy settings upon installation? I.e. I can tap the toggle switch to the "off" position ...
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18.04 everytime I try to open something from settings gnome crashes

I have a clean and up to date 18.04 install. Everything was.ok for the first boot but after subsequent gnome will crash (black screen and takes me back to the login) if I try to open anything from ...
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How to set rounding precision for GiB (etc.)

When I copy files in GUI app I could see up to 5 digits for example 1,002.3 MiB -> 1,002.4 MiB etc but then displaying step is changed radically to 1.0 Gib -> 1.1 Gib. It seems to be system ...
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I Cannot find swipe to Unlock setting in Settings oin Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

How do I remove swipe to go to unlock in Ubuntu so's i don't havt to swipe to unlock?
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How to disable laptop screen in console mode?

I have an external monitor attached to my laptop. I want to disable the laptop display. This is all in console mode. I tried video=LVDS-1:d at grub, but that didn't do anything. Can vbetool switch off ...
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How can I set bluetooth off as default?

Whenever I turn my bluetooth off from the settings menu, it's back on after reboot. I know this has already been asked but I've tried all answers that have been provided and nothing seems to work. ...
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Ubuntu locks my screen when I open Settings

A few days ago I started using Ubuntu, and so far I'm loving it. But today, I decided to install a theme called Numix. I did so by using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 can't set default web browser

Links in Telegram have been opening random apps (image viewer, Calibre, etc), so I checked System Settings > Applications > Default Applications > Web Browser. Open URLs "in an application based on ...
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Using Ubuntu 18.04 with Budgie environment, dock vanished

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with a Budgie desktop environment. I was in the middle of doing final touch-ups when my dock vanished. (I had been using it not two minutes earlier.) I double checked that it was ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 how to disable power save?

I have a wireless mouse, but Ubuntu shows, that it has 5% battery, and as a result is dimming after 30 sec of inactive. How can I turn it off? SOLUTION: Download some software to control behaviour ...
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Gnome Tweaks - Applications - Shell Themes Folder

I would like to know what for is this icon (None ^|) between the texts "shell" and "mininal-conception" in the attached image. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and Gnome Tweak Tool.
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Ubuntu 18.04 go dim despite it's turn off

I have turned off dim screen when inactive, but it doesn't work. I even checked via gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim if it's really turned off, and the command says, that ...
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Clicking on settings button takes me to ubuntu account login screen

I just installed the latest version of ubuntu 18 and i'm having a problem. Every time I click on the settings button my screen goes black, and then i'm taken back to the ubuntu account login screen. ...