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Settings are options in a program that allow you to configure the program to suit your needs.

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How to customize guest account

I enabled the guest account but I want to customize the desktop and the dock with some icons and more, but all the information about the configuration that I found is related to Ubuntu, and that ...
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Screen Dims after 30 Seconds of being inactive. No way to change this setting

There is no way to change this setting and turn off dimming after being inactive. Anyone know how I can turn this off?
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Limiting apps limits other apps too

I'm trying to limit apps for my son (who has a separate standard user account) and when I add Firefox, it automatically adds a bunch of other apps (the Libre office suite, VLC, audacity etc) that I ...
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is there a way to disable touchpad scrolling in just a specific app (eg. Pantheon Terminal)?

I’m on Elementary OS 6.1 on an early 2015 MacBook Pro. I’ve noticed the easiest way to disable trackpad scrolling is to change the scroll method from “Two Finger” to “Edge” in Settings. now, ...
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Turn off display when inactive not working; xset dpms force off only turns off for a few seconds

I'm using Elementary OS 7 and have the following settings: Turn off display when inactive for: 5 minutes Suspend when inactive for: Never Lock after screen turns off: Off The screen does not turn ...
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"Dark mode" recently stopped working for me. How can I fix it?

In System Settings > Desktop > Appearance, I have it set to switch to the dark style between sunset and sunrise. Normally, it works as expected. However, within the past few days it has stopped ...
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caps lock remapping not working in system settings after latest os update

I just installed the latest two Horus updates using the AppCenter, and on rebooting found the System Settings / Keyboard option fo Caps Lock Behavior is not working (nothing happens no matter what it'...
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Does eOS support separate light and dark desktop backgrounds?

I was poking around in dconf and noticed that io.elementary.desktop.background has a setting called dim-wallpaper-in-dark-style. By default it is off. However, enabling it doesn't seem to do anything, ...
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How can I determine maximum supported display resolution?

I have laptop with: Dual-Core Intel i5 CPU (https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/43544/intel-core-i5540m-processor-3m-cache-2-53-ghz.html) and I would like to determine maximum ...
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in Elementary OS 6.1 how to configure Gmail?

I find it very difficult to configure my gmail currently in 2022, how do I solve this? since I don't even have two-step verification activated. Thank you
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Is there a way to disable the sleep/suspend chime?

I returned to elementary 6.1 after a year off with other distros. There's one new feature that's been really off-putting to me: I find the chime that plays when my laptop goes to suspend/sleep mode ...
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Online Accounts (Google)

I receive an IMAP Authentication Failure when trying to log in to my Google Account through the 'Online Accounts' settings pane. I have read similar posts on this exchange but switching to 'Allow less ...
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how to reset monitor settings

I am absolutely new to linux and started with elementary on a HP probook just now. I am amazed by the easy installation process and the look and handling of elementary. Congratulations! I now wanted ...
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Love Elementry OS But the task bar is a problem

How do you make this task bar not overlap on applications. I have a 4 in one Monitor and when I try and work with a window in the middle of the screen, the task bar overlaps and wont go away. I have ...
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LONG POST: Basic instructions on complete eOS setup and customization

Due to a computer error I'm not going to discus, I now have Windows 10 only, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. However, all the times I had to reinstall eOS caused me to keep a set of ...
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How to see ALL (or most) previously sent e-mails using Pantheon e-mail client and an IMAP server ? I only see the most recent, since I configured it

I connected my Pantheon e-mail client (included in Elementary Linux distro) to my IMAP e-mail service. I can then only see recently sent e-mails in the Sent folder, not e-mails I sent weeks ago. I can ...
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trying to install tweaks on Odin 6 install, error writing libgranite5

Long time windoze user, so I need it step by step please. :) I'm trying to install Elementary tweaks from Elementary-tweaks PPA. I got the instructions from this post. The first answer said you just ...
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Can't enable network from system indicator

When connected to a wireless network, clicking on the network system indicator shows two buttons (with the wireless button displaying as enabled) at the top of the context menu. I can click on the ...
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Forced to create a new user account after reboot, Old account is gone?

I have had this happened to me twice. I installed the current Odin release and set it up (installed some apps, changed some settings). I also rebooted several times, for example after installing the ...
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How to disable the screenshot sound?

So, one of the sound effects that I don't like is the screenshot sound with the elementary screenshot app when you press the printscreen key. I found out that disabling the "Play sound" tick ...
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Installation aborted twice

I have win-11 and I have installed 10s of different Linux versions (debian, ubuntu, xubuntu, zorinOs, ......) all without any problems, But the new Version of "elementary os 6 odin" today ...
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Change date and time format

Is there a way to customize the date time format in the top task bar? Cannot locate the settings with dconf-editor.
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EOS 6 old printer cannot be removed

I made a fresh install of EOS from 5.1 to 6 keeping my home partition. Now I have the problem, that I see an outdated printer in the printers settings that I can't remove. Any idea where this entry ...
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Workaround: How to fix GTK theme issue installed from APT

I've installed Elementary Odin wanting to give the Elementary OS dark mode a try. I really liked the dark theme but was upset that when I installed a GTK application from APT not Flatpak it gives you ...
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How to change hostname in Odin?

Tried "sudo su" then "nano /etc/hostname" I dont seem to find a way to save that. Ctrl+O change options at the bottom. Now, I have other options but not sure how to exit after ...
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Busybox than black screen only. No

First I has problem with busybox, Today my Asus laptop (ultrabook ux21A asus) keep ask to log in at terminal. And I can not use my Hera as this far. thanks advance for your help.
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Unknown Display 1024x768 External Monitor (Mirror Display)

PC: Lenovo Laptop G510 CPU: Intel Core i5 HD 4600 graphics Res: 1366x768 So, I have an RCA small TV connected via VGA port that I use as a monitor since my laptop's built-in screen is messed up. For a ...
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Funny bug with missing applications after using Screen Time & Limits

I wanted a way to lock applications so thought that using Screen Time and Limits, previously called Parental Controls, would be a smart way of doing this by locking applications like Code and Files ...
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Why is Dark Mode via Elementary Tweaks not working?

Dark mode is toggled on with the GUI (see picture) and I've also tried system-wide commands that should of also made everything switched to dark mode, but no luck so far.
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Can i use Elementary with the laptop close?

Im using a Dell G3 3590 laptop, and I want to use it to work, but I would like to use my 2 monitors and have the laptop closed, do you know if this is possible?
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Screen Time and Limits stopped working

I installed elementary os just a few days ago primarily to use the Screen Time and Limits function, to improve my own sleep hygiene. I got Screen Time and Limits to auto log-off/shutdown at bedtime ...
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Icons not showing up properly and settings not opening (using tweaks)

I'm a new user of elementary and don't know anything about linux (I wanted to use an other system than windows bcause it wiped a partition and corrupted my hard drive during an update). So I just ...
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Alter sleep settings

My Dell Inspiron laptop goes to sleep too soon for me - how do I alter that in Elementary Hera? I am unable to find any clues in this library.
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How to add folder sharing or sharing options to the File manager context menu?

I configured the samba service correctly and I can see the share folder from a windows computer but when I want to share the folder downloads, documents or any other from my personal folder I can not, ...
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Cannot toggle checkboxes and switch control in system settings

I encountered recently \dev\mapper\elementary--vg--root error because I encountered BSOD in my host machine. I fixed the issue through fsck /f. When I boot up again my VM, the startup wizard where ...
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Is brightness control supposed to work on desktop systems / external displays?

I have a desktop computer, my first in about 15 years. I'm used to laptops where you control display brightness with hotkeys. I notice that Elementary OS Hera (5.1.7) has a display brightness control ...
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Gaomon S620 configuration?

eOS Hera, I have the following problem: The graphics tablet (256c:006d) works in principle, but since I use two monitors, drawings are heavily distorted. I can not configure the tablet because the ...
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How do I change xdg applications with Terminal=true in .desktop to open in something else than xterm?

TLDR: I want to run Midnight Commander as default File manager, I need to know how to change default terminal for Terminal=true from xterm to anything else. pantheon-terminal seems to be not suitable. ...
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Elementary OS Wifi not available

I often incur the issue that the Wifi connections are not shown. Neither is the WIfi functionality displayed in settings (see photos attached to this post). This occurs every 3-5 boots, and rebooting ...
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what does the red circle with a white x in it on an icon in the tweaks sidebar

As may be seen above, I suddenly have a red circle with a white "x" in it superimposed on my Fonts and Launcher icons in the sidebar of my tweaks setting panel. Looks like it's trying to ...
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Is there a way to add more settings?

I want to do some things like disable system sounds and change some animations. I'm new to linux though, and this OS. Is it possible on elementary or is there an application i can install for more ...
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how to update openGl in elementary os

Friends How to upgrade OpenGL from version 2 to version 3.3 or higher. thank you for your attention xxx~$ glxinfo | grep -i opengl OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL ...
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gsettings schema isnt installed

I am learning to make apps for Elementary OS. I wrote my app it compiles well without any errors. But when I try to open the application, it displays a message stating gsettings schema isnt installed. ...
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Hibernate Option In Power Menu

Is there any way to add "Hibernate" to the power menu in Hera as in Freya? "sudo systemctl hibernate" works perfectly.
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Don't have keyboard section in system settings anymore

the other day, my keyboard and mouse stopped working after an update at restart So I ran this command sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all And now, I wanted to add a keyboard shortcut and ...
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How to move vpn connection from ubuntu to elementary os

If i want to export vpn connection from networkmanager (ubuntu) what should i do? I already copied /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/.nmconnection file into my new elementary installation. But i ...
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libreoffice themes in elementary os problem?

How do you get libreoffice writer to look good, I got the elementary OS style sheet and icons but it looks pretty ordinary, the galaxy icon set is an improvement but still looks ugly. Any help? Thx
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Can't Use Default Mail Client. Am I Missing Something?

I'm having trouble with elementary OS' default email client where I can't even log in even after I carefully typed my email and password there. Am I missing something here? I already tried adding my ...
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How to switch left and right audio devices on elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera

I have stereo speakers and am looking for a way to swap audio output of the left and right speakers. Is there any programmatic way of it?
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Printer Brother MFC-J5730 no longer works

I have a printer Brother MFC-J5730 that has already worked on Elementary OS but suddenly it stops working, I can still control it via windows but not via OS. In cups i have the mention (idle, ...
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