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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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Regional formats on Ubuntu

Where are the regional formats on Ubuntu taken/supplied from? There is no such format as "Hindi, Fiji" so that should not be on there or anywhere. As a former British colony, the country Fiji (...
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How to make the Gnome Control Center (Settings) left panel background colors on hover more obvious in Ubuntu 18.04?

If you look at the left pane there are menu item separators, a selected color, hover colors, and "zebra striping" of all unselected rows. When I hover over a white zebra-striped row it practically ...
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System settings application crippled in i3

I have been working with i3 for a while on Ubuntu 18.04. Controlling some of the peripherals has been quite elusive, since the system settings application shows only a few of the settings available in ...
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How enable use GeForce MX150?

I have notebook Xiaomi Mi Pro 15.6. The notebook has GeForce MX150 graphic adapter. I enable Nvidia driver in additional drives, but when I go to Settings -> Details -> About I see: Graphics: Intel® ...
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Settings and network missing, cannot connect to the internet

Had to type this on a phone and it's sucking lately so i apologize for any typoes/autocorrect snafus i miss while proofing. I have checked all hardware (the Ethernet port, the cables, etc). A few ...
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Wifi is working but I can't open “Wifi Settings”

I have my WiFi connections and VPN working without any problem. But I can't open "Wi-Fi Settings" or "VPN Settings" from the drop-down menu in the right corner of the panel. . Whenever I click the ...
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How can I enforce an audio profile?

The settings menu provides me a choice between "Headset Head Unit (HSP/HFP)" and "High Fidelity Playback (A2DP Sink)" on my Bluetooth headphones. The former produces horrible sound quality, so I ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 opening system settings logs me out (Intel graphic card)

Disclaimer I know there is a couple of similar questions but all of them seem to have trouble with NVIDIA graphics. However, I have a built-in Intel graphics. The problem Whenever I try to open ...
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Slow down the mouse

I have a ThinkPad with a TrackPoint (the little "mouse" nub in the center of the keyboard. While I prefer this method of mousing, it requires a slower mouse speed than other types of mice. Since I ...
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Cannot open settings on 18.04

So I am VERY new to linux (only been using a couple of days) and I'm struggling. The system settings cannot open (the icon is present and it shows from the menu in the top corner but it just spins it'...
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Wallpaper upload button missing - Ubuntu 18.04?

I try to install a wallpaper but miss the upload button. Of course I can google for "place for wallpaper ubuntu 18.04", but is that really what Ubuntu requires? This is how an Ubuntu 18 looks like - ...
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Is it possible to configure Ubuntu settings using a script?

I am currently building an Ansible script to setup my Ubuntu from scratch. Also I want to configure my Ubuntu using Ansible. Is it possible to configure Ubuntu using a script? For example I want to ...
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How to enhance my system boot up speed [duplicate]

After upgrading to Linux 18.04 my system boot up has become really very slow. I tried to find the reason for it using the systemd-analyze blame and it showed me the below results: 44.055s dev-...
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How to speed up my Ubuntu 18.04 system boot up? [duplicate]

After upgrading to Linux 18.04 my system boot up has become really very slow. I tried to find the reason for it using the systemd-analyze blame and it showed me the below results: 45.857s systemd-...
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Why does System Settings in 18.10 using Unity show 18.04?

After upgrading to 18.10 I noticed that the details in my System Settings still said 18.04. After noticing that I checked with lsb_release -a The output looks like this: No LSB modules are available. ...
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No sound settings available + only one earbud working

I'm super new to Ubuntu so please forgive me if the answer is already explained elsewhere. I have tried using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop but no change. (These are brand new earbuds, and also ...
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Python doesn't use decimal point separator in 'Region and language'

If I open the 'Region and language' dialog, I have 'Formats' set to 'Germany'. If I click that setting, the 'Numbers' preview is '123.456.789,00' (comma as a decimal separator). But if I run python3 -...
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System settings not launching on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

From the drop-down menu, top right corner, I have access only to the volume, brightness control, and power on or off buttons. None of the other icons launch, including Account Settings, Wifi control,...
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Problems with Unity and Gnome Flashback (compiz) but not Gnome Flashbook (metacity) under 4.4.0-138 kernel

After the recent update ot kernel 4.4.0-138, I logged in using my normal Gnome Flashback (metacity) desktop and found that I could no longer start "system settings" dmesg reported: unity-control-c[...
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ubuntu on Hyper-V doesnt let me access settings

I am quite new to VMs so pls cut me some slack (and pls formulate answers for beginners) I am running an old Tandberg Data rdx quickstor with windows server 2008 r2! my company wants me to turn it ...
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which process cleans /tmp under systemd on 18.04LTS? (answered here, no duplicate) [duplicate]

There is no /etc/default/rcS anymore on my ubuntu 18.04 server (no GUI) I had set TMPTIME=20 and after the upgrade from 16.04 this seems to be reverted to a much shorter time. How can I customize the ...
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When I try to use Login Window in Cinnamon's System Setting, it keeps showing a authentication popup and never let me get in

I recently installed Cinnamon on my Ubuntu 18.04. And, it seems running right. Today, I tried to change a background pic for its login session. I researched online, and I installed lightdm-settings by ...
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Color Managment on two different display monitor

I am using Ubunto 16.04 LTS and I have two identical monitor acer. I want to put the filter color D50 on both of them, but when I go to colors setting there is just one display that working and that ...
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UBUNTU 18.04.01 Autologon effect

Sound, PulseAudio, Audacious work when autologin is ON, they don't when autologin is OFF. Any suggestions to remedy this? I prefer to have autologin OFF. Thanks!
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Can no longer access the Settings panel

when I click on the "Settings Icon" (the one next to the Power Off icon), nothing happens. In /var/log/syslog, I found the following message: Sep 26 10:33:06 Narnar gnome-shell[1485]: JS ERROR: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 - System settings after removing network-manager and installing wicd

I've been having some issues with my wireless connection for some time, even in Ubuntu 16.04 A couple of weeks ago I finally switched to the new Ubuntu version and I still had the same problems, my ...
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Mouse - System settings (GUI) changes not taking effect on Ubuntu 18.04 with KDE Plasma Enviroment

Lenovo ideapad 320. I would prefer to fix this issue via the GUI but a fix from terminal would also be acceptable. xinput --list --short I have Logitech USB Receiver xinput --set-prop "Logitech ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 graphics reset when settings opened

I'm experiencing strange behavior every time I open the system settings where my monitors go black then come back after a few seconds. It was a painful process getting my graphics configured ...
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Copy system settings from one PC to another

I have installed and customized my KDE desktop in one of my laptop. Now I have another laptop where I also installed KDE. Since I have already did the customization in one laptop already, I want to ...
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Change settings panel text strings

Is there anyway for me to change the text that appears in the menu on the top right? Specifically, I want to change the text that shows up on the battery row (HH:MM Remaining (XX%)). Haven't been able ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: cursor became a black cross, sidebar disappeared, contextual meu disappeared

So here is my issue. Suddenly Ubuntu 16.04 started to get weird after reboot. A lot of thing were missing from the Desktop (black cross instead of the arrow, sidebar missing, and for instance when I ...
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How to assign a shortcut Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

Every time I try to assign a shortcut to switch the language by using (Shift+Alt) the system does not accept it. However it accepts other shortcut buttons.
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How to remove the web browser default application?

In the Ubuntu 16.04 Unity Control Center, i.e. System Settings -> Details -> Default Applications -> Web how can the association to any installed web browser be completely removed? The intended ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 system settings does not open, gnome-control-center does not start either

is there a workaround? I need to access keyboard settings and set some key-mappings $ sudo gnome-control-center (gnome-control-center.real:6589): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'gnome-control-center.real'...
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Ubuntu 18.04 opening system setting logs me out

I've recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a dual-boot configuration with Windows 10. I noticed today that, when trying to open system settings, Ubuntu seems to log me out to the lock screen. When I log ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 LTS - Account Details unavailable

I just installed Kubuntu 18.04 LTS, fresh install, EFI boot, manual partitioning (nothing strange: a EFI boot partition, a root(/) partition and a home (/home) partition). The system installs ...
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Clock Settings freeze, Top Panel datetime freeze

At first, the datetime in top panel disappeared. Also the clock option in System Settings > Time & Date got disabled like below: Then I tried fixing it following this and running sudo killall ...
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Cannot select file for user profile image in 18.04

Recently upgraded 16.04 to 18.04. In the Settings app, I navigate to Details, Users. I click the thumbnail for my user account's image. I am able to select one of the predetermined images that ...
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How to show date in top bar of deskop in ubuntu 18.04 LTS? [duplicate]

In the top bar of the window day and time are shown, but not date. Is it possible to show the date also by changing the setting?
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battery symbol and system setting vanished

I am using ubuntu 16.04 lts and my system setting is not opening. battery symbol and setting symbols vanished please help.
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How do I get back the old Ubuntu settings interface?

When I upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 (not LTS) I noticed there was a new settings program called "Settings" The old settings app was called "System Settings". How would I get the old settings program back?...
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Kubuntu 18.04 does not update passwords within network connection settings

After upgrade from Kubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 I'm not able to update neither Wi-Fi password nor PPTP password within new network manager - changes are simply not applied after pressing OK button or just ...
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Where are the brightness controls?

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 recently. I have been using Ubuntu for over 5 years I know that the brightness controls are inside the Power section in the settings but they are not there anymore. Searching ...
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How to change mount options with terminal?

please correct any mistakes. So I went in to the drive application and disabled the auto mount in mount options. When I rebooted I can only start in the grub mode and can only access safe mode. Note. ...
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How to change window opacity using mouse wheel or shortcut in Xfce 4.12?

I tried some advice here, but it doesn't work. I want window opacity be changed on mouse wheel or on shortcut pressed (like in KDE).
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Ubuntu Bionic Beaver - How to modify Window Resize behavior on screen edges

I like to have my Windows resized to top half and bottom half when I drag it to their respective spot. The hotcorner actions used to be modifiable directly from the simple settings. Now, there's no ...
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Cannot access to (or find out) main Settings program

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. After removed Ibus Preferences & Input Method I'm not able to find out the main Settings program. There are somethings I have tried: Hit Windows button on keyboard ...
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18.04 Turned off display in Settings-Devices-Screen Display ON/OFF, how to turn on again?

On a fresh install of 18.04, with laptop and two external monitors, I turned off the laptop display in Settings->Devices->Screen Display using the ON/OFF slider. How do I turn it back on again? Once ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 opening system settings logs me out [duplicate]

When opening system settings on a clean installation of Ubuntu 18.04 I get logged out. It happens if I open it from the launcher, from the menu or from the terminal with gnome-control-center (even ...
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Fresh install ubuntu but Error Loading to Desktop GUI, using 12 AMD RX 570 [duplicate]

Just tried to build Ubuntu mining rig with 12 GPU AMD RX 570 install Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on my rig (clean install without any other os). Machine spec: Proc Intel Mainboard Asrock H110 Pro BTC+ 12 ...