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The Ubuntu System settings is often referred to the GNOME system settings. Use this tag if you have trouble using the System Settings in Ubuntu.

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Date format in Firefox / Ubuntu

In web pages rendered in Firefox 125 on Ubuntu 24.04, I'd like dates to have format yyyy-mm-dd. So should use that format for display. Now I see mm/dd/yyyy. In Firefox Language is English (UK). In ...
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Error when I log in to desktop

I think it is something with snaps but I am not sure. How do I know what is the problem?
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Ubuntu 24.04 Fresh install. System 'Settings' freezes when going [System]-[Remote Desktop]

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS fresh install. Installed from USB a few hours ago, and then updated to latest. No extra software installed yet. After clicking 'Remote Desktop' in the 'System' group in Settings, the ...
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Printer Shows Twice in Printer Settings

Ubuntu 22.04 is duplicating my printer in printer settings. I added ET-4800 and it works. EPSON_ET_4800_SERIES keeps reappearing and doesn't work. I've disabled CUPS browsing. I can't view properties ...
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Unable to open gnome-control-center - undefined symbol: gbm_bo_create_with_modifiers2

I woke up today and tried to change some basic settings in gnome-control-manager on my Ubuntu 22.04 It does not open. To fix it, I try: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-...
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System settings do not show up on Ubuntu 22.04 (gnome-control-center)

I am not able to open my Settings window anymore. When I click on it, it loads for a faw secs but nothing happens. It was completely fine before and I do not remember doing anything special (packages ...
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No sound after Jammy install, tried refresh/install, PulseAudio and PipeWire. Sound settings show: no volumen, no output devices detected

After having resolved "Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS localhost tty1 does not recognize my user name" and regaining the graphic interface, I have been trying to resolve the no sound issue. Prior to the ...
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How to know what the "Layout default" keys are?

How can one view what the "Layout default" key bindings are? In Ubuntu 23.10 Gnome (Xorg session) Settings: Keyboard: Compose Key & Alternate Characters Key are set to "Layout ...
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ubuntu system menu not showing some options

I want to connect to va wireless network, so I used my other computer to search up how to do so (searching on ubuntu displayed an error). Ubuntu said to click the system menu to see wifi, so I did, ...
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settings not opening in ubuntu 20.04 (CCS disabled)

I'm a new user of Ubuntu 20.04, whenever i try to open settings, i receive the message '"Settings" is not responding.' when I use gnome-control-center on terminal, I get this message: ../src/...
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Where does Ubuntu 22 store per-app sound volume settings?

For some reason on Ubuntu 22, it keeps resetting my firefox volume to be 80% or so. I'd really like it to stay at 100%. I'm sure these values exist somewhere, so if someone could point me at them I'd ...
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I want to change setting "Screen Blank" under "Power" from 15 minutes (default max) to 60 minutes [duplicate]

I want my screen to turn off after being inactive for 60 minutes, but the longest time I can do that for is 15 (by default.) So can I edit settings to change this value to 60 so it turns off after 60 ...
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Why Ubuntu not locking the screen after timeout?

Are these settings enough to lock screen after 1 minute of inactivity? Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS I have diffirent apps installed on my computer. I don't which one of them prevents from locking (If they do, ...
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Ubuntu with Gnome desktop - navigation using keyboard only

The context of the question is that I'm learning to navigate Ubuntu with Gnome desktop, using mainly the keyboard. I'm no fanatic about it, but I'm trying to move away from mouse navigation towards ...
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How to fix System Menu in new install of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

I want the system menu that's shown in the Ubuntu docs, here: This is what I have, which is limited, and doesn't match the instructions I see Googling (such as hidden wifi): Thanks for any help.
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Event received for the system language change in ubuntu

In Ubuntu, we can change the system language in user session or system wide. I have a usecase where I want to identify inside my running application if the system language has been changed. Is there ...
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default app selection in settings app

I changed my browser to a thoriem.deb package and deleted firefox. Now whenever I go to that section default apps it hangs for a long time, showing the wait or cancel dialog, before loading the page. ...
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Why is the minimum windows size rule being ignored for applications by kubuntu wayland?

I am currently dual booting windows 11 and kubutnu(wayland). Recently I changed the scale to 120% because in wayland, the UI was just too tiny too read. So I was trying to resize the system settings ...
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How to see and change swapfile/hibernate settings through GUI?

When Ubuntu Desktop 22:04 is installed, while the process itself appears a screen with the some options about swapfile, hibernate .. and perhaps more if my memory does not fail me. Once completed the ...
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How to make a plug and play ubuntu USB drive

Recently, I wanted to try to transfer an ubuntu system from VMware to my USB drive and achieve a plug and play result. There don't seem to be any tutorials online for this type of thing, or the ...
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Sound output device is lost on suspend, requiring a reboot to reactivate

I'm listening to YouTube Music (in Google-Chrome in Flatpak) and walk away for 10 minutes. My desktop turns the screen blank to save power, as I told it to: Sometimes the music stops and sometimes ...
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Print Preview in Ubuntu system print dialog

Is there no print preview feature in the system dialog? I was hoping to see something here: Alternatively, is there an apt package or alternative gnome printer dialog I can use to achieve this?
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How to setup PPPoE connection on Ubuntu 23.04?

I've been using Ubuntu for over 10 years. But I can't find the PPPoE setup menu for the first time ever. Do I need to install an additional package? My Settings Looks like now:
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I cant find settings on my PC

I need the Ubuntu settings app for a reason. but I can't find it on the software list please give me the solution!!
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Where do I find the “privacy settings” in Kubuntu?

When a Firefox extension tries to make use of native messaging, my system opens a popup that reads: Allow Firefox Web Browser to start WebExtension backend? Firefox Web Browser is requesting to ...
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Ubuntu 23.04 GNOME system settings close automatically

Whenever I am trying to access the GNOME system setting from UI, it does not open and when accessed from terminal gnome-control-center I get the below error: 23:01:19.2136 GStreamer-Play[231069]:...
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Why I got Failed to allocate directory watch: Too many open files?

I tried update on 22.04 Failed to allocate directory watch: Too many open files Hit:1 https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu jammy InRelease Hit:2 https://apt.releases.hashicorp.com jammy InRelease ...
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Apps with system title bars and borders open up magnified

I have been struggling with an issue recently and I would like to know why it's happening. I have Ubuntu 23.04 on my laptop. Recently I've noticed an issue that's annoying. Whenever I open certain ...
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How to change kernel.perf_event_paranoid settings?

When trying to use the perf command, I get the following error message: Access to performance monitoring and observability operations is limited. Consider adjusting /proc/sys/kernel/...
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Ubuntu Studo 22.10 Autostart not starting "desktop entries" and specifies opening executables with executables

In System Settings "Startup and Shutdown" Autostart "application properties" file type application /x-desktop the "Open With" field lists executables for opening desktop ...
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Fan control problem in MSI GF75 Thin 9SC

I have just installed Ubuntu 22.04LTS. But in my laptop, fan doesn't work.In Windows OS, I use MSI DRAGON CENTER for controlling fan. But in Ubuntu, I can't find apps or solution to control my fan.
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What software is available to dim the screen brightness and contrast?

Is there any software for Ubuntu 22.04 to dim the screen with control over hue, gamma, saturation, brigthness and contrast? I work in this desktop environment 10 hours a day so I need a low level of ...
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No access to system settings from GUI in Ubuntu 22.04

I use Ubuntu 22.04 and I have no access to any system settings through my graphical user interface, include display settings, power settings, periphery devices, etc. How can I address this issue. One ...
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Network settings

I have a problem. When I type ifconfig I only get lo, no trace for ens33. How can I manage this please ? Thanks. ps: I put the network adapter into Bridge mode
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Can't open gnome-control-center: gtk_style_context_add_provider_for_screen: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN (screen)' failed cannot open display: :1

when I used gnome-control-center it gave me a segfault error, so I tried sudo apt install --reinstall gnome-control-center but nothing changed. After searching I tried export CLUTTER_BACKEND=gdk ...
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How do I record initial system settings?

I recently purchased a machine that came installed with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In the course of the initial setup, I noticed a terminal message to the effect of "Would you like to save your initial ...
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How does one change to TV audio output automatically after connecting to HDMI?

I am using Ubuntu 22.04, and every time I connect to my TV through HDMI, I have to manually select the TV to be my sound output. Is there any way for me to automate that? Headphone pairing ...
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Setting option is missing in Ubuntu 22 after few days

The setting menu was available for few days in Ubuntu 22, however after using it for 1 week the option is now not visible. This happened twice. At first I reinstalled the Ubuntu 22. Again it got ...
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I broke the Gnome Settings –> Background

I was working toward creating a new background image slideshow. I created a new XML pair for the settings and for the slideshow. My proof-of-concept files worked (two images and transitions moving ...
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monitors.xml not found

I have changed the display settings in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. In particular, I have changed the scaling (from 100% and 300%) and rotated to portrait mode. Now, I would like to also adapt the log in screen. ...
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Ubuntu system settings and command line

I am running on Ubuntu 22.04 desktop and I want to be able to configure the system settings from the command line. A tool like the gnome-control-center is not applicable as it is GUI based. Is there ...
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Can't unlock users settings 22.04

I am trying to unlock the users settings in Ubuntu 22.04. I want to change the user settings to enable auto login. At the top right corner there is an unlock button. Clinking on it does nothing. I ...
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Applying Gnome Wayland display settings monitors.xml via automation / command-line?

Basically, I want to automate changing display settings manually in Gnome Settings. If I am not wrong, it seems that the settings is stored in ~/.config/monitors.xml. So, I guess I could create ...
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"Hook" (callback) for Night Light?

I'd like to sync a Zigbee "smart" light to the Night Light settings (with 22.04 LTS). What are the internals of this function and is there a way to run a program on any changes or monitor it ...
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Locked User Account Mouse Settings

I have an ubuntu build where I have a root account that only admins can access and then there is a user account with no root privileges that has autologin on and I have changed the permissions on most ...
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How to restore Ubuntu Desktop setting that's missing in Ubuntu 22.10?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 22.10 from Ubuntu 22.04 via command line. I could see 'Ubuntu Desktop' option in settings is missing and is displaying as Missing Settings Ubuntu How can I restore this ...
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Troubleshooting audio for HyperX headset

I am running Ubuntu 22.04 and have a HyperX Cloud Alpha S 7.1 surround headset. Initially, everything was working perfectly and I could use the 7.1 surround settings. Since a couple months, I can only ...
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How to get to the settings panel in 22.10

To put the question into context, I updated from 20.04 to 22.10 and the gear icon area looks like this: I don't know if this is the way it should be (Also do not know why it things I have a laptop ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 safely exit emergency mode

Uhm, I run into trouble attempting a rollback of packages installed today. I executed this: grep "2022-10-20.*.install " /var/log/dpkg.log | awk '{ print $4 }' | cut -d: -f1 | xargs sudo apt-...
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Controlling the choices of when the display sleeps [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In Settings -> Power, there is the Power Saving - Blank Screen option. It has a variety of choices from 1 to 15 minutes plus never. Is the list of choices configurable? I'd ...
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