Questions tagged [system-settings]

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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WiFi is missing suddenly in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

WiFi is completely missing from PC suddenly, even setting doesn't show any WiFi option. This happened several times. Only after a complete restart it back again. My OS is: "Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS&...
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Rollback Settings

I wanted to import my entire wallpapers folder in the background options under settings. I forgot there were a lot of files in there, over 3000+. When I imported it, the app crashed and I am now ...
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ubuntu tuptime daily and date wise system uptime [duplicate]

The tuptime command help to find system uptime and other information easily. tuptime -d has date option to find daily uptime or past date uptime. How to find past time or current date system uptime ...
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Can't open settings: gnome-control-center segfaults

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, and as of today I can no longer start the "Settings" app. I've tried updating all packages and running sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-control-center ...
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2 different system settings menus on different machines

I have 2 18.04 systems both fully updated but they have different system settings menus? why are they different? thanks system settings 1 system setting 2 also the window menu options are different, ...
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Switch between Custom theme variants (Light, Standard, Dark) using System Settings

Is there a way to set which theme is applied by the Settings app, on the Appearance tab, in Ubuntu 21.04? (Please note, I am not asking about changing themes using Gnome Tweaks or gsettings). I have ...
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Night Light Not Working on LightDm

I am running Ubuntu 20.04.2, and recently switched my desktop manager from gdm3 to lightdm because the GUI from gdm3 wasn't working properly after some NVIDIA driver problems. So far, lightdm has been ...
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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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How can connect mega.nz cloud space to my gnome-online-accounts list

If possible, I like to have the mega.nz cloud space on my Ubuntu setting page and gnome-online-accounts module like this : Thanks.
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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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HDMI video output briefly goes dark each time System Settings is launched (Ubuntu 18.04.5)

I am using Ubuntu 18.04.5 on a Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop, and I have an external HDMI screen. I have the issue that every time I launch System Settings the screen goes dark for few seconds. It also ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop 64-bit - Change colour bit-depth

In the GUI settings the colour bit-depth option is not present: Where is it?
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Prevent suspend when full screen

I am using Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy, with a Cinnamon environment installed on it and it should apply to both environments, regardless of the user. So my question is: Can I prevent the system from going to ...
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How to change zoom settings in KDE Plasma 20.04?

I just installed KDE Plasma on my Ubuntu 20.04 system. I've seen in this tutorial that in System Settings->Workspace Behaviour->Desktop Effects, one should be able to see and change ...
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Where is $HOME being set and how can I change it?

I find that my $HOME is wrong and that AWS Secrets Manager relies on this env variable. My theory is that this is why my call to $client->getSecretValue() is failing. Right now it is set to /home/...
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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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Settings option has disappeared from the task bar as of this morning's update to 20.10

This morning (2021.01.20) Software Updater suggested some updates to 20.10. I installed them. But now when I go to the task bar to turn on Bluetooth, 'settings' and many related options (accounts, ...
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Pin control bar in ubuntu teams app

I have installed Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.30857 (64-bit) through Software app in Ubuntu. But I find this bar not pinned at top as I saw in windows. I want this position of control bar in teams ...
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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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How to set terminal position and size when right click + e or when right click inside a folder and click on open terminal? (Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS)

I can change the dimensions of the terminal, by opening a terminal and clicking preferences and profiles, where also the the font can be changed. I've made a custom gnome-terminal.desktop file in ~/....
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error when installing gnome-control-center on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS [duplicate]

when I try to install gnome-control-center on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS I get the following error. gnome-control-center : Depends: colord (>= 0.1.30) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken ...
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Settings not opening in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm a new user of Ubuntu 20.04, whenever i try to open settings,it opens, but don't show up at all, unless I use a second screen. if not then it will like this: Now settings is open I tried using ...
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How can I unbind a key from Ubuntu 18.04?

I accidentally bound my Right Alt key to change the keyboard language, I don't even remember how I did that. Is there a way that I can unbind this key? Maybe in Ubuntu settings? I don`t know, feels ...
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Belgian formats when choosing US language - regional & language settings issue

I have chosen to use English (United States) as system language. I'm in Belgium so I still want to use Belgian formats for dates, numbers and amounts. However, the only choice I have is German Belgian ...
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Ruined my ~/.local and .config/ Tips for restoring?

I messed up both my .config/ and .local/ directories*. I had no idea these were so important! Tried restoring from backup but just got a useless error message about it doing being able to perform ...
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Installed Ubuntu Studio 20.04; Display Settings is ignoring me

Last night I upgraded my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation on a desktop to Ubuntu Studio 20.04 LTS. I have a main monitor, plus an HDMI-equipped TV which I use as a secondary monitor. The TV is placed to ...
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How Can I change Network UI Name in settings?

I need to change network name in setting like bellow picture. I want to change UI name (PCI Ethernet / USB Ethernet) in settin not eth0..eth2..enp2s0. ex) PCI Ethernet -> Network 1 USB Ethernet -&...
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Alert sound doesn't change from default

I want to change my alert sound on Ubuntu 20.04 from the default to Glass. I selected Glass in the Settings, I rebooted my computer and ran the command sudo service gdm restart (taken from here), but ...
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Locate Pointer setting blocks ctrl key

So, I turned on Locate Pointer setting under Universal Access, and my ctrl key was not working after that, then I tried disabling it and ctrl key started working again. My question is: how do I have ...
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How to proceed from the below mentioned scenario

I tried to add a new system call for the linux kernel v5.9 for what I have done all the steps till kernel configuration. Next, I ran make menuconfig and saved the default settings and exited from he ...
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Natural scrolling setting get reset

I'm using bluetooth mouse A4Tech BT-630 in Ubuntu 20.04. Each time I go afk the mouse goes to sleep and when I click any mouse button to wake it up the natural scrolling setting I've set previously is ...
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How to completely disable Pop_OS plugin? [duplicate]

I don't remember how I installed the Pop_OS theme on my Ubuntu, but I want to get rid of it as when I restarted my laptop after installing this it's causing malfunctioning. My settings won't open, but ...
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Gnome control center (system settings) after upgrade missing

After yesterdays upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 I am missing my system settings in main menu (gnome-control-center?). When upgrading I had few errors and had to remove 2 packages: xserver-xorg-video and ...
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Night Light not working in Ubuntu 20.04

Today I realized that Night Light stopped working in my machine. When I try to set it up, nothing happens. See attached gif: I am not sure what's causing it to fail. I don't know if there are any ...
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My headsetmic(astro A40) doesn't show up on the settings 20.4

i installed Ubuntu after my Windows had a complete breakdown and everything was fine and all, but when i installed discord i noticed, that my microphone wasn't enabled so i went to the system settings ...
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How can I disable one of my integrated graphic cards (ATI)?

In windows, I would go to Device Managerand disable it. In Ubuntu I have no idea. I want to disable it because I suspect that's what's causing my computer to freeze a few minutes after starting. In ...
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'Multiple Display settings' always 'pop up' in Ubuntu 20

I'm on Ubuntu 20 Focal, gnome 3.36.3. Often, when I open any of the "system settings" or other apps like "Gthumb", the "multiple display settings" pop up and I have to ...
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How should I configure my OS so that theme of stackoverflow changes according to time of the day?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and I want stackoverflow's theme to be change according to time of day: light theme when daytime and dark theme when night. In the site settings, when I set theme to "...
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System-settings not opening in Ubuntu 20.04

System-settings in Ubuntu 20.04 is not working. Moreover snap store is not opening too.When I type gnome-control-center,I get the following output: gnome-control-center: error while loading shared ...
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Gnome control center not opening

Recently ,after installing and then removing pop os theme ,Ubuntu settings no longer opens . ERROR in terminal I get is (gnome-control-center:12426): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: : Settings schema 'org.gnome....
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NetworkManager GUI problem

If I view/edit any ethernet/wi-fi connection profile, the panel is compressed, as seen in the image below. The "Last Used" field is too low in the window. I have two Ubuntu 20.04 laptops ...
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Kubuntu 20.04.1 GUI system settings

What is the file from which Kubuntu reads details for version number of the operating system Kubuntu 20.04.1? My version number in system settings is still Kubuntu 20.04. but the system is updated to ...
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How to Make System Settings Lists Alphabetical

When I open up System Settings in Ubuntu 20.04 the settings are not listed alphabetically. They are listed in this exact order: System Settings WiFi Network Bluetooth Background Appearance Search ...
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Mult-Monitor / dual screen positions not saved on 16.04 reboot

Applications | System Tools | System Settings. This Menu GUI works fine and permits adjusting 2nd monitor (Samsung TV) attached via HDMI cord to my (Acer) laptop. "Apply" and "Keep This ...
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20.04 network settings GUI bug? Cannot delete routes

I have this issue consistently on Ubuntu 20.04.1 with Gnome 3.36.3 and X11 Within the Settings app, Network section, individual connection settings (Cog icon), IPv4 tab - I can add IPv4 routes but if ...
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Default browser is Google Hangouts

My default browser is Google Hangouts and I want to change it to Chrome. default browser setting
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Can't create keyboard shortcuts utilizing the `Esc` key

In Ubuntu I used to be able to go to Settings > Keyboard Shortcuts and set a shortcut such as Super+Esc, but that no longer seems to be the case in Ubuntu 20.04. Any shortcut involving the Esc key ...
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Keep Gnome system menu open always

Is there a way I can keep open the top right corner "System Menu" options? Example: In the picture below I opened Power-off/Logout menu, can it be remained open always so that I can save a ...
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No audio devices found, no proper sound

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on Dell Vostro 15 laptop. The Sound Settings surprisingly doesn't find any audio device. Here is a screenshot: Here are the outputs of :- lspci -nnk | grep -A3 Audio 00:03.0 ...
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Brigthness control doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04

ETA: I installed third part software from the beginning. I've updated the Intel drivers: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt install ...

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