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How to set keyboard repeat delay and speed in Ubuntu Gnome 16.10?

These settings are under Settings → Universal Access → Typing → Repeat Keys. You have to click the Repeat Keys row item, which brings up a pop-up dialog with two settings: Delay and Speed. This works ...
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Auto Timezone doesn't update

For Ubuntu 18.04+ make sure Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services is set to "On."
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How do I adjust the hue (intensity) of GNOME Night Light?

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.color night-light-temperature <temperature> Here are some temperatures values I determined myself (probably not correct): 1000 Lowest value (...
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Permission denied when running Docker after installing it as a Snap

This is from the GitHub page, did you try these exact steps: If you are using Ubuntu Core 16, Connect the docker:home plug as it's not auto-connected by default: $ sudo snap connect docker:home If ...
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Auto reconnect to VPN on disconnect?

As of 18.10 (cannot check in earlier versions) VPN connections in NetworkManager have a setting vpn.persistent which does just that: reconnects to a VPN on connection loss until you disconnect ...
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How to set keyboard repeat delay and speed in Ubuntu Gnome 16.10?

On ubuntu 14.04 and up this will survive after reboot: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard repeat-interval 30 gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard delay 250 delay is ...
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Where is the location of application shortcuts in Gnome?

Most apps: /usr/share/applications/ Some apps: /usr/local/share/applications Some other apps: ~/.local/share/applications/ Installed with Snap apps: /var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/ Installed with ...
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How do I move clock to the right end of GNOME 3 Panel from the middle?

You may use a GNOME shell extension called Frippery Move Clock to achieve this goal. Also another extension called Unite [...] makes a few layout tweaks to the top panel and removes window ...
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"Authentication is required to update SMART data from" in 16.04

It's caused by lm-sensors. Click on the thermometer indicator (which is lm-sensors) -> Preferences -> Providers. Then untick 'Enable support of udisks2'. That seems to make it go away. (Source)
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Change desktop background to a solid color (e.g. pitch black) in GNOME 3

Simple solution First create an all-black image (jpg or png) using Gimp for example and save it to a convenient location. Alternatively you may download one from the internet. Then open GNOME Tweak ...
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Automatically Connect to VPN when using a specific network in Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I found the answer to this. Oddly, you have to open Network Manager manually (as opposed to using the panel or Settings. So in Terminal type nm-connection-editor. After doing so, the window that ...
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Run chrome webpage as desktop application

This might not be what you're looking for. But if you want to pin a Google Chrome website to the desktop as a web application you can do the following: Click the 3 dots on the top-right corner Click ...
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How to set keyboard repeat delay and speed in Ubuntu Gnome 16.10?

If nothing else works, and if you are using the Xorg (i.e. not Wayland), try running xset r rate 220 40 from a console. xset r rate <milliseconds_before_repeating> <repetitions_per_second> ...
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Permission denied when running Docker after installing it as a Snap

The error message tells you that your current user can’t access the docker engine, because you’re lacking permissions to access the unix socket to communicate with the engine. Temporary solution Use ...
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How to use "xrandr --gamma" for Gnome "Night Light"-like usage?

December 9, 2018 Update - sct I found source code for program sct which allows user to set color temperature. It has "cribbed the code" from redshift and provides mapping for red, green and ...
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umount: /: target is busy

Please try this commands: umount -l /PATH/OF/BUSY-DEVICE umount -f /PATH/OF/BUSY-NFS(NETWORK-FILE-SYSTEM) Reference: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7878707/umount-a-busy-device
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Alt+Left key locks the screen

This happened due to not restarting after upgrade. I had similar problem but doesn't lock the screen rather it switches other screens in background, and it has labeled as tty1,tt2..., etc. In my ...
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Auto reconnect to VPN on disconnect?

OpenVPN has a build-in mechanism to automatically detect dead links and reconnect. In Network Manager go to "Edit Connections", select your VPN connection and choose "Edit". In the "VPN" tab click on "...
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How do I adjust the hue (intensity) of GNOME Night Light?

There's now a GNOME shell extension called "Night Light Slider" that works quite nicely: Night Light Slider extension In case you don't already have shell extensions running, here's a ...
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Two different versions of GNOME runtime

The GNOME runtimes contain the GNOME stack and shared libraries that are needed by snap apps (snaps) and their version number may be different than the GNOME Shell version number. Due to the nature of ...
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How do I disable tap-to-click on the touchpad in Ubuntu Gnome 17.04?

Just registered to spread the solution to this annyoing problem. Make sure you have package xserver-xorg-input-libinput installed. Then you need to remove package xserver-xorg-input-synaptics and ...
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no progress updates from gnome tracker

It seems that tracker-extract was having problems with a couple of Excel XLS files from the same auto-generated source. I suspect they were hitting bugs in tracker's extract code. Tracker has now ...
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Will Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 upgrade to the standard Ubuntu 18.04?

Yes, by default it will. Please see the release notes. There you can also see that it's easy to keep using a desktop closer to vanilla GNOME, if you like, by installing gnome-session and vanilla-gnome-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 update manager error

In the command-line type this content: wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
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How to specify additional search domains for resolver in 16.04 GUI network settings when using DHCP?

In Ubuntu GNOME 16.04, you are correct that the ability to edit or add additional search domains is unavailable, but this is only true for the 'default' network editing system that you see. This '...
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Win Key/Super Key doesn't do anything on logitech G610

So, I used this keyboard: logitech G610. It was the only mechanical keyboard I could get at a local store, so I didn't anticipate the "gaming button". It is one of the special buttons, similar to the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 show date and time on every screen

Install GNOME Tweak Tool: sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool Go to Top Bar on the left and enable date under clock.
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How do I disable Automatic Brightness in Ubuntu-Gnome [16.04/15.10]?

I realize this is a bit late but I was googling for this solution and I found the setting when I was messing around. Settings > power then turn automatic brightness off ! Hope it helps.
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How do I move clock to the right end of GNOME 3 Panel from the middle?

Here is how I did it (on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS): Launch 'Ubuntu Software' which is built in Ubuntu 18.04. Install 'Dash to Panel' shell extension from 'Add-ons' -> 'Shell Extensions'. Scroll down to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 show date and time on every screen

You can change setting from terminal too using following command. $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface clock-show-date true
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