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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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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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 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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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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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the Print Screen key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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My Ubuntu 20.04 appearance settings are mostly grayed out

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 relatively smoothly. However, the dock is auto-hidden on the left side of the screen. When I go into the gnome control center settings and click Appearance I am ...
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Screen goes black only when clicking system settings. Comes back on after 10 to 60 seconds

I am new to Ubuntu. I just installed a fresh copy of 16.04 LTS on a Lenovo M8 3306 ThinkCentre desktop. It is running great so far other than one weird problem in which I cannot find anyone else on ...
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Print Manager in Ubuntu 14.04 automatically adds all network printers to print view

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 the print manager automatically added all network printers to my print view. Under 12.04 only those network printers where shown which I actually added manually. ...
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Touchpad not detected

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 in the new Lenovo Z510 Ideapad laptop. To check if my Touchpad is detected I typed the command xinput list and this is my output: I tried everything mentioned in this, ...
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Can not reenable Bluetooth from System Settings after disabling Airplane mode

After deactivating Airplane Mode, I can not re-enable Bluetooth from System Settings. I would like Bluetooth to be reactivated from System Settings: When Airplane Mode is deactivated Or, when I click ...
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Is there a system wide colour scheme you can set by command or conf file for all TTY's and terminal commands?

I was looking into the possibilities of changing the foreground and background colours in command-only-mode, which I understand uses tty1 I tried changing the colours in my .bashrc file, which are ...
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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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Add Unity-Tweak-Tool to the System-Settings on Ubuntu 16.04

I have added the unity-tweak-tools to the unity-control-center as follows: sudo gedit usr/share/applications/unity-tweak-tools then completed the line Categories=Settings; as follows and added ...
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KDE's KWin's System Settings missing icons, 16.04

as I remember, everything was there on 14.04, after upgrading to 16.04 I have only these below, what can I do to fix it?
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Why would my encrypted password no longer allow access after a power outage?

My desktop has been running Ubuntu 16.10 for some time now Yesterday my town experienced a terrific thunderstorm and I experienced a power outage / surge that shut off all electronics When ...
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Proprietary driver utility won't load

I have a xenial with kde5. When I go to proprietary drivers' utility in system settings I see only the flash message about collecting data about my system, but the list of drivers' list never loads. ...
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Reverting swapping CTRL and CAPS key is not persistent

More than a year ago, I swapped the locations of Control and Caps Lock keys for better ergonomy. However, I have recently come to reconsider the choice and would like to return to the former systems ...
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Where is System Settings in Lubuntu 14.04?

I need to get to the sound settings and change the output to HDMI. From the menu, bottom left, I can choose System Tools or Preferences but neither contain a link to sound settings, which apparently ...
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blutooth always on after reboot

I don't use bluetooth on my laptop. But my Ubuntu installation doesn't remember my preference to switch-off bluetooth. After rebooting, Blutooth is again switched on. What is the reason? What is the ...
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How do I reload system settings from command line on Kubuntu?

To better understand what I need: In systemsettings (KDE), in icon theme module, after I change the icon theme, I click apply. I need to know which command line I run to do the same when I click apply ...
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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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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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Touch pad not working on Lenovo ThinkBook 14-IML

Apparently Ubuntu has some problems with the kernel integration and more modern hardware. We installed these operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and also CentOS 8.1.1911, ...
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Gnome Settings not opening

gnome-control-center in terminal is giving Segmentation fault (core dumped) And settings is not starting at all, just loading forever. All this happened after I upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04 Edit: ...
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Disable screen blank from bash to customize live ISO

Is it possible to disable screen blank feature from bash? I am on Ubuntu 18 and trying to set up an Ubuntu 18 (Gnome) live system with some preconfigurations. One of them is to not let the screen go ...
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Mouse has the reverse orientation from screen

So, my laptop always begins upside down, even If I locked it before I shut it down. This wouldn't be much of a problem if the mouse didn't have the opposite orientation of the screen. If the screen is ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04.5 System Settings Won't Launch

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.5 and now I'm having issues launching System Settings. I was able to launch it initially, but the only thing that's changed is that I've installed CUDA, and now it ...
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Problems with nvidia proprietary drivers and control center

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 with an MSI GTX 970, and I have two monitors. I read up on how to make it work, and learned that I'd have to use the proprietary drivers, so I changed the drivers, and the ...
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Config files access rights blocking saving changes?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.10 + Gnome Flashback. Previously I had Ubuntu 14.04 which I managed to break completely by upgrade halted in the middle. I've backed up all files from $HOME and /etc and ...
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Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
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How to get the Traditional Buddhist Lunisolar calendar on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Traditional Buddhist ...
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How to add applications to GNOME (3.16) Control Center (no Unity)

Previous threads on AskUbuntu are from 2012 and the method used there is no longer supported. It looks like GNOME has closed off the control center for modifications (simply editing .desktop files won'...
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Make Gmusicbrowser default music player

This program doesn't appear in the "Default applications" > "Music" menu at "System settings" > "Details". I know that is posible to manually set every audio format to open with it. But is there a way ...
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Appearance option in System Settings suddenly gone

Recently, volume and sound stopped working. Soon after I lost the ability to go into System Settings other than through the console. Then many of my launcher icons vanished. Now my workspaces have ...
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How to fix System Settings window lag

I wanted to open System Settings window and I waited ~30s. Then the window was opened. My machine has an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB RAM. What produces a lag in opening System Settings? How can ...
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Cannot Unlock System Settings 14.04

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Chromebook 14 using Crouton. I've gotten things setup and installed the programs I need. The time & date settings are using the wrong timezone though and when ...
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I disabled my touchpad, and now there's no option to reenable it on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop(Lenovo Z400). Last night I disabled the touchpad, because I was using external mouse. Today I tried reenabling the touchpad, but there isn't that option any more ...
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Option Button in Keyboard Layout > Input Sources is not pressable

I would like to set the Caps-lock key as a Compose key, which you do, as far as I remember, by pressing the Options Button in Keyboard Layout > Input Sources and then enabling the appropriate option ...
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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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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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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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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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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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18.04: Laptop with 4K display doesn't keep preferred resolution at full HD

My laptop (Lenovo YOGA C930-13IKB) is running 18.04LTS. The screen is 4k but because of scaling issues in multiple applications and use an external full HD monitor I prefer to have the laptop screen ...
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System settings are not being saved

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When I make changes to the systems settings, they are not saved. When I go back to the particular settings they show selection from before making a change. Making a change and ...
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select fre:ac snap to run when audio CD is in drive

In Ubuntu settings, there are options for the handling of removable media, for example to select what happens if one puts a CD into its drive. Inside there's a list of different software to choose ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 desktop bug - location services cannot be disabled?

I recently noticed that, despite location services being disabled in the settings menu, the location service indicator will sometimes show in the upper right corner. When I navigate to the settings -> ...
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“Settings” option not appearing. After upgrading Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from 18.04 LTS

I upgraded my Ubuntu version to 20.04, Focal Fossa, by using the Ubuntu "Software & Update" feature. After completing upgrading it looks fine. But when I need to change display settings, right-...