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Questions tagged [settings]

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

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Failed to fetch updates / network not connecting and browser has temporary failure in name resolution

When I'm trying to run a system update, I am greeted by this chain of command Err:1 http://packages.elementary.io/appcenter bionic InRelease Temporary failure resolving ‘packages.elementary.io’ Err:2 ...
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How to get cursor autofocus on login screen?

Is there a way to get the cursor to autofocus on login screen? Currently I have to use the mouse to get the cursor to the login screen in order to enter the password. I would like to be able to just ...
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Hibernate option in Juno

I cannot make my computer hibernate. I altered the settings so that pressing the power button sends the computer into hibernate mode but when I actually press the button, nothing happens. Also, is ...
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display arrangement: external monitor on top of laptop internal monitor not possible

Whenever I arrange the displays in the system settings to be on top of each other the top display is forced to the left or right of the bottom display. as a result the displays are not vertically not ...
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multi-monitor setup with both landscape and portrait position break wallpaper setting

I am running Juno and I have a 3-monitor-setup with two in portrait and one in landscape. Display setting shows this layout: before I change my layout using xrandr commands (3 monitors in landscape)...
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VmWare workstation on Juno - Vm Screen doesn't appear

I installed Elementary juno last week but I'm not be able to work with Vmware Workstation (last version), when I start virtual machine the console screen does not appear (the video stays on the vmware ...
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music app problem

My problem is whenever I click the play icon on the sound tab, the music will not start. I have to go to the app every time to play the songs. Shouldn't the songs just start by pressing the play ...
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Cannot add 1366x768 resolution to monitor[Solved, but can't save settings after log out]

So I have a monitor that is normally 1366x768 while going through my elgato in windows, but in elementary os it only gives options for (1080p, 720p and 1440x480). So i have tried to add 1366x768 as a ...
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Video output stops after long inactivity

Machine freezes after long inactivity despite all power options switched to never. No errors posted cause the screen switches off and can't be recovered. It's run natively - not as a vm. Hardware: ...
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Parental Controls Not Working

I was just testing out the parental controls and though i disable some apps, enable a certain login time, and disable access to some websites, none of it works, though i have checked the settings and ...
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Is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner?

is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner? There are many users in the system and the menu stretches all over the screen.
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Settings/Displays multi-monitor: turning off a display doesn't work on Juno/Intel Haswell

On Juno, Intel Haswell notebook with external monitor, trying to turn off a monitor doesn't actually work. When I use Settings -> Displays -> any_monitor -> Use This Display -> OFF the monitor is ...
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Airplane mode turns on after closing lid with “Do nothing” on lid close setting turned on

I have Elementary OS set up so that it does nothing on lid close, although laptop stays on when I close the lid, airplane mode turns on and my wireless connection disconnects. How do I prevent this ...
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Function Keys Not Settable As Custom Shortcuts

I'm attempting to set F4 as my drop-down terminal shortcut, as it is in my other main distros. The command I'm running is xfce4-terminal --drop-down, but it doesn't seem that any of that's the issue. ...
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Snap display arragement in System Settings

On Mac, when you're rearranging displays in System Preferences, it automatically snaps the screen you're dragging to your other screens' edges. This makes rearranging a lot easier. Is this possible ...
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how to fix bug in the windows of elementary os

I'm using eclipse photon to program in java 8, and when I create a new class, package, I enter the settings, etc. It seems that these windows are inside a window, how can I solve this?
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Wacom settings nowhere to be found on Hardware Settings

I'm an elementary OS newbie here, and while I am able to use my wacom tablets with no issue out of the box in Juno, with pressure sensitivity and all (I have both an intuos pro medium and an small ...
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change shortcut ctrl + Q to ctrl + W for close files?

How to change shortcut ctrl + Q to ctrl + W for closing files?
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Elementary OS ignoring suspend disable

In power settings, suspend is disabled. However, the PC still goes into a suspend state after approximately 30 minutes. This behavior does not happen under Ubuntu Budgie on another SSD in the same PC. ...
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ctrl + w for close window?

I'm new to elementary OS, I was using Linux Mint and now I'm moved to elementary OS since Juno was released.. I often use ctrl + w for close window in Linux Mint (It's default on Linux Mint), can I ...
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Window focus policy

The question "Focus window by mouse hover" was never answered. I find it annoying to always search the title bar of a window in the background in order to bring the window upfront. How can I configure ...
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Maximize screen space in elementary os

I have a laptop with only 11 inches display. I'd like to know how could I maximize screen space. In gnome shell I use extensions like hide top bar to, well, hide the top bar, and pixel-saver to ...
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Can I restore calendar and mail configuration from backup?

Reinstalled system, but kept backup of old /home. Could I somehow "import" those older configurations to the new system? (All versions of everything match, but the backup files have no permissions ...
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Any way I can minimize VLC while browsing, or minimize browser?

I can't find the minimize and maximize icons.
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Customization tools for juno

Anybody knows if there are any plans or third party initiative to allow some level of customization to Juno? In particular I have a small display so I always try to maximize the usable screen. In ...
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How can I lower the volume specific to a particular app?

I use the app Workrave to help keep RSI at bay. However, the app has a higher sound volume than I'd like, while the rest of my system is just right for me. Is there a way I can lower its volume while ...
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Wifi sometimes no longer works

Greatings, How this happens: I am on Internet on elementary OS and all of a sudden Internet no longer works, I realize this for instance because I can't load any website anymore. Then the network ...
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3rd Monitor doesnt go into sleep mode

I am currently running 3 monitors and its working beautifully, except for one issue. My 3rd monitor remains on indefinitely while the other two will sleep correctly when inactive. Does anyone know ...
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Can not save Hot Corners in Settings

I hope you are all doing great. This morning I noticed that none of my Hot Corners were working, I went to Setting > Desktop > Hot Corners to check and they were all set to "Do nothing", I tried to ...
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Keyboard randomly freezes while typing

While typing there are times where my keyboard randomly freezes and repeats the key over and over again. At that point, my only option is to manually hit the power button in order to restart. The ...
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HP Envy 7640 Won't Print Under Loki

I'm running the latest, fully-updated version of Loki dual-booting with Windows 7 on my laptop. Loki loads and boots wonderfully fast, but I cannot print at all. My HP Envy 7640 works correctly under ...
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Remote access options for off-site tech support

Thinking of installing elementary on a new, internet-only, set of workstations at the office for some of our employees. I've built some barebones PCs and want to take advantage of how lightweight ...
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Cannot make Samsung ML2165 Printer work in Loki

I have a Samsung ML2165 laser printer. When I look at printers two are shown as follows: Samsung ML-2160 Series Samsung ML-2165 Both are shown as ready. Nothing will print. When I attempted to ...
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Update Broke Audio on T420

Date: June 12ish-13ish, 2018 update. Suspected Cause: Kernel update from 4.13.0-43 to 4.13.0-45 Have a Thinkpad T420 and just updated today. Tried watching a Youtube video and noticed my dedicated ...
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sysctl ipv6 configuration not fully applied

I want to disable ipv6 via sysctl.conf but it looks like the values are somehow being overridden for some interfaces. ipv6 should be disabled: $cat /etc/sysctl.conf /etc/sysctl.d/* | grep ...
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Color Missing Under Settings

Recently had some issues adding profiles in in the color settings, so I uninstalled then reinstalled it via the app center. Unfortunately, after reinstalling it the color setting, the color icon is no ...
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Failed to fetch updates : How to fix corrupt source file

The error message contains: Failed to fetch updates This may have been caused by external, manually added software repositories or a corrupted sources file. details: W: The repository 'http://ppa....
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How to Show Caps lock, Number Lock in right corner?

I'm new to Elementary OS. I was running Debian with Gnome2. My laptop does not have LED indicators for caps lock or any lock for that matter. Is there an applet for Elementary OS to display this? "...
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External Keyboard and Mouse do not work on Laptop

I clean installed Elementary OS on my Asus Vivobook and whenever I try to use an external keyboard and mouse on my laptop, they don't work.
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Touchpad doesn't work with keyboard

How to disable touchpad stop when typing? I know how to do it on Ubuntu, but there are other settings and this item no.
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Screen timeouts

I have an issue that after 5 minutes of not using my laptop I goes into sctreen saver and then I have to re enter my password. I cant find a setting to change this. Thank you
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How to launch an app at startup in minimized mode?

I want to start the default mail application at startup in minimized mode. While the System settings app allows applications to be added to launch at startup, there is no option to start the specified ...
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Unable to validate Gmail mail account username or password error [duplicate]

All the time I get "Username or password incorrect". I have verify again and again this information and it is correct. No mistakes!
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I can not turn wireless on

I can not turn wireless on. I am new to this system. help please. I click on the button but it remains greyed out
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Can't get custom e-mail client to show up in default application selector

I use a nightly version of Thunderbird. Which means I have to use my own Desktop file if I want it to work properly (and not mess up everything). It currently looks like this: [Desktop Entry] ...
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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically … any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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Why can't I open system settings?

When I click on the icon in the dock it only bounces. When I open it via Cerebro it only opens a blank panel. It's really hard to use an OS with no settings. Please help!
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Issues with Elementary apps when using a tiling window manager (XMonad)

I've been using XMonad as a tiling window manager for the past few days, but I've noticed that most the Elementary gtk apps have a wide black border, the notable exception being pantheon-terminal. I ...
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How can I edit my system information?

Is there a way to customize system information sheet in settings? I would like to shorten the hardware description:
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How to rebind the copy/paste shortcut keys?

I am an emacs user, and the elementaryOS short-cut keys for copy/paste really bug me. Is it possible to rebind C-c, C-v, C-a to super-c, super-v, super-a etc? (where super is the cmd/win key - i use a ...