Questions tagged [settings]

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

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Error code 401 while syncing google calendar with elementary os default calendar app

Whenever I try to sync my google calendar with the default calendar app, it asks me for the password. I tried out my google account password, it didn't work. Then I researched a bit and created an app ...
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Is there any way to organize or edit entries in the Applications menu?

I have several applications, for example "Joe", that litters entries in the Applications menu. I cannot see how to customize this menu. How does one remove entries without actually ...
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No Disk Utility

I get that you made it small, clean, and simple. But why would you not include a disk utility already incorporated? Or am I missing something?
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what command does elementary os use to maximize windows in hot corners?

What is the terminal command elementary os uses to maximize minimized windows? I know the parameters are to only maximize the active window if it is minimized and if it is maximized minimize it. so ...
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Can i add multiple docks?

Can I add multiple docks? I managed to once, by pressing the fn key and something else (sadly, I cannot remember.) One dock was purple and the other was white. the purple was on the right and the ...
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Wireless internet missing. No icon or settings

I just installed Hera. As you can see, there is no wifi in settings. as you can also see, the wifi icon seems to have been replaced by the "wired" symbol on the top bar. I cant turn on any ...
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No Volume Control HP Revolve 810 G3

I'm on Hera 5.1.6 with a HP Elitebook Revolve 810 and struggling to get the volume control keys and the volume rocker on the side of the device to work Pressing FN and the corresponding F-key for back ...
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System Settings Screen Time-Out due to inactivity ERROR

After 'down-grading' to Elementary from a few other linux dustros due to limited hardware capability, i liked the clean simple look, BUT IT DON"T WORK in other distros the
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can someone explain network printer on elementary?

Installed elementary os 5.1 and i find that all network printers connected to other computers (solus) are seen in elementary but disabled. strange thing is that they work for a while then they stop ...
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Is elementary a Good Choice for a Corporate Setting?

Would elementary os be a good choice of Linux distros for a corporate setting? I'm just curious.
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Custom shortcuts does not work as expected

I have created a custom shortcut and assigned it to a executable bash file (mouse-switch) as shown below. But it does not work. The same thing works in Ubuntu Desktop.
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Some keyboard keys not working after install

Z,X,V,M,N,right alt and left arrow key do not work every time they are pressed and with time they stop working completely. Was having no issues with Linux mint but now while using mint, problem occurs ...
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emails from gmail account not syncing

Since yesterday emails from gmail account are not being downloaded at all - I have elementary OS installed on another laptop and I have experienced no problems. Any ideas how to fix it?
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How can I get DaVinci Resolve to launch?

I had it launch once perfectly, another install ago, and I don't remember the circumstances exactly. But at this time I was having all kinds of issues because I had secure boot enabled. When I ...
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Wi-Fi With some problems

The problem is: PCIe Board with RTL8812AE don't work properly, maybe missing some firmware rtl8812aefw.bin and rtl8812aefw_wowlan.bin ... How to copy both files to /lib/firmware/rtlwifi ?? Thanks
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Automatically adjust brightness in Power Settings

Has this worked for anyone, like, ever? It has absolutely no effect for me, I am on latest everything, Dell XPS 9550. At first, I thought it was because there was a problem with the bundled Camera app ...
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Unable to set a Static IP Address in elementary os

How do i set a static IP address? unable to find documentation on using the gui or terminal. It would probably be easier if i knew what fork of Linux this was developed from.
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I can't add pop3 to mail in Elementary OS?

I can't add pop3 mail.. I don't have IMAP feature in my mail account.
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CPU frequency control tool?

I am currently on Pop!_OS with Gnome. My preferred DE is Pantheon/Elementary OS. I need to toggle back and forth between CPU performance states based on my workload. Basically, whether I am doing ...
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How do i reinstall and use the default kernel?

^^ I installed xanmod and cant seem to get rid of it (it doesnt work with official nvidia drivers), i tried everything I knew to switch back to the default but it didn't work.
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Default music player in system tray icon?

Folks; using current elementary, I stumbled across some rather weird behaviour related to the default music player. As "Music" doesn't work for some of my use cases, I tried other players (such as ...
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How to reset crop settings back to default in the Photo App on elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki?

few months back i had to crop a photo to a specific size. so i went through the steps in the drop down menus and cropped it. how do you rest the edited preferences to go back to the default settings?...
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Error editing connection - Did not find a connection with UUID

Last 3 months i continuously using the elementary OS (elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera - with dual boot) for personal use. This is my first linux OS of my PC, and I am not using a linux version like before. I ...
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Change how Ignore touchpad while typing works

I like the ability to turn off the touchpad while I'm typing, but touchpad switches to fast when I stop and I often unintentionally use touchpad in between keystrokes. Is there any way to add cooldown ...
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Problem when triggering the Keyboard brightness with (Fn + F9) and (Fn + F10)

I'm 05 days trying to decrease and increase the brightness of my keyboard through the Fn + F9 -> Decrease and Fn + F10 -> Increase keys and I can't. I've tried everything but it doesn't work. As I ...
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Keyboard configuration missing from System settings

I don't know how I messed this up, probably with a bad aptitude configuration (my bad), but the "Keyboard" configuration item is missing from System Settings: What package should I reinstall to have ...
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Sound Settings Crashes after setting up Simultaneous Output with paprefs

I am using elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera I want to use two audio output devices simultaneously. They are different physical cards. one is a usb dac and one is the built in line-out When i select ...
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How can I restore the Files app to original settings?

elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz This is what happened: 1-After using Inkscape for a while, the image thumbnails disapeared from my system folders. 2-Following ...
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How to manually change the button layout on Hera?

I tried to have only the "Close" button on the left side. I modified the button layout with dconf-editor, but the changes made are not applied. Are there other settings to be changed? Elementary-...
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Windows are too big to see all buttons or toolbar when using low resolution screen

I'm using Elementary OS on a mini-laptop where maximum resolution supported is 1024x600. There are some windows, like settings where some buttons are not visible because they are in the lower part of ...
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need help installing signed certificate on my linux serv

I need help. I bought a signed certificate and got zip file with 4 crt file. now I do not know how to install.... I have no idea where I should copy these file or how to install the certificate to my ...
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failure to turn off display

I wanted to turn off my display when I lock. I am hoping to link the command to a shortcut but I cant turn off my display. tried sleep 1 && xset dpms force off The display just turns back ...
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Problem with starting elementary OS

I have installed elementary OS alongside Win 10 and when I try to open elementary OS I get error message "usci_acpi UBSC0000:00: PPM init failed (-110)" I don't know how I could fix it and I can't ...
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How to reinstall “System Settings” app on Elementary OS - 5.1?

I removed "System Settings" app from elementary, and I tried to reinstall with the appcenter but it didn't download :( Please help me.
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How to debug geolocation provider issues?

I cant get any geolocation on my elementary notebook. At first, I was trying to get the location when testing a mapping website using the Browser Geolocation API. Firefox and Chromium cant get any ...
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Dark mode doesn't work in system settings

Today when I launched system settings app I found out that dark mode doesn't work in it But in other applications it works. For example - file explorer
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No wireless toggle. All drivers are installed, but there is no wifi

I am noob about ubuntu. Yesterday I installed the latest version of elementary os. my laptop is dell inspiron 5591-2n1. Wifi is intel wireless ac 9560. There is no wifi option. I can't turn it on/off. ...
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How can I Delete a users(not just disable)

I would like to delete the account because I'm not using it anymore. In user's account setting... the only option I see is Disable User Account How can I permanently Delete the user?
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Custom date and time format - Elementary OS 5

I used various guides to change the date and time format on the top system bar and I found nothing working. How can I edit the date and time format in elementary os 5? I would like something like that ...
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After rearraning displays, the mouse buttons stop working

I just installed eOS and tried to rearrange the screens. Once I rearrange the displays in the menu, so that my main display is to the right and not to the left, the mouse buttons stop working. I have ...
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Hello, after installing the elementary OS, I have no sound, please help!

lspci 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor ...
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How to customize terminal palette

In Elementary OS 5.1 Hera the native terminal has three "profiles" (is it really profiles?): Dark, High Contrast, Solarized Light. Ideally I would like to add a new profile "Nord" ...
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Screen mirroring in Elementary os

how do i achieve screen mirriring on elementary os? I know i might use an HDMI cable, but what about when it comes to usin wi fi? And it's even possible to do it without he former and the latter, that ...
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Can i install Broadcom wifi driver offline?

I am newbue at Elementary but also have some experience in Ubuntu. I recently installed elementary, but wifi did not configure automatically. I have no way to connect my computer to the Internet via ...
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switchboard-plug-gcc-sound - “unmet dependencies”

Sorry to bring this up after ~3 years, but I'm stuck on the suggested solution: I have a similar issue, but when I'm running this: sudo apt install switchboard-plug-gcc-sound I get this: The ...
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how to get dark mode in files in elementary OS?

I've Searched many websites and blogs regarding this issue and none are successful so far so i thought i could post my question in the forums.I've tried installing repositories and stuff many things i ...
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Suspend Not working - HP Spectre Laptop

HP Spectre Laptop not resuming or going into suspend mode correctly. Having to press and hold power button to get it to boot back into the desktop. Not using any proprietary nvidia stuff that I seem ...
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Adding emblems in Files?

Don't know if there is a way, but might even be possible to have emplems on file and folders, like nautilus, or simply files does not support that feature? Something similar to what nautilus-emblems ...
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How to import / transfer system settings?

I installed elementary on a spare partition to test it. now I'm ready to replace my main linux installation with elementary, doing a clean new install. how would I go about transferring my system ...
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Change input layout with shortcut

So, when I press Ctrl + Space the OS cycles between the input layouts that I have. The problem with that is that Switch layout is Alt + Shift as default and still Ctrl + Space works. I already search ...

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