Questions tagged [settings]

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

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How to change the Lock screen/Login screen [duplicate]

There's a change in the appearance in the greeter/lock screen on the version 5. And I honestly don't like it. Black background with a little window in the middle is simply not my taste. I prefer the ...
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Why can't I maximize Settings window?

Every time I open System Settings it won't let me maximize the window and part of it strangely hidden below (!) the screen, so I can't reach some of the settings (like the "Apply" button). Clicking on ...
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How would I go about disabling my Page Up key?

Good evening. Due to a hardware issue, my keyboard thinks the Page Up key is getting pressed continuously. I've removed the physical key, no cigar. Unfortunately, this is a laptop, and I've tried ...
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How to get rid of wrong player notification in sound popup?

I have uninstalled built-in music player (with orange icon on the pic below), but when playing music through another player it's icon and controls somehow appear back! This makes me feel uncomfortable,...
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Visual Studio Code title bar don't set window buttons properly

I set in elementary tweaks layout windows button, works well in all apps except in visual studio code, i don't know why.. I already installed 3 versions of vscode: - deb - flatpak - vscodium and ...
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No sound icon in parameters or topbar

My sound works fine (I can control it with the keyboard and hear the music), but there is no longer an icon in the topbar or in the settings. I'm pretty sure it's related to the fact that I ...
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Lenovo 330 multiple displays

I have a Lenovo 330 Laptop and in Win10 I run three additional monitors from a USB C hub. Elementary only sees the laptop screen and one additional monitor. Is there some way to find all the ...
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(Bug) No thumbnail of wallpaper in Settings

after the I received update from appcenter, when I import pictures to wallpaper they are not shown up as thumbnails. Only blank. Oh it's eos 5.1. Anyway to fix it? And where do I report the bug? ...
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Login Password Not Working After Changing User from Admin to Standard

After I changed my user from administrator to standard user to setup Parental Controls on my own account, which was the first account I created on my fresh installation, I could not login with the ...
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Can seconds be added to the clock?

I was running a laser cutting task and wanted to estimate how long it would take to complete by timing the completion of one cutout and multiplying it by the number of cutouts on the sheet. That's ...
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Setting up primary monitor on FHD modified Lenovo x230 on elementary OS Hera

I have FHD modified Lenovo x230. (Details about the mod here https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=122640) Mod creates an actual FHD display connected to DP-3 but also a fantom, "dummy ...
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Tarckpad scroll direction

Using Elementary OS as VM with Parallels. So far no severe problems. But the trackpad scrolling direction setting has no effect. I'd like to use "natural scrolling" (My German installation: "...
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Cannot change back low resolution for external monitor

I have accidentally set the external, mirrored monitor to a very low resolution. As a result I cannot set it back to a higher resolution, because I cannot get to the "apply" button at the bottom of ...
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Why does my cursor change to a hand icon when I try and click on anything?

Why does my cursor (Asus trackpad) change to a hand icon when I try and click on anything? I dug up an old wired mouse and that made life a lot better. Now I've got an actual cursor that functions, ...
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Cannot Connect to Gmail [duplicate]

When I enter in my Gmail credentials it tells me that they are invalid. I do not have have two factor authentication activated on my account. I have tried several times with no luck
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How can I choose a time zone?

I would like to to set the local time. Where is rcS or the file that contains UTC parameters?
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Why is my lock screen upside down

I had issues with my screen rotating until I turned off auto rotation but for some reason when I go to my lock screen it is upside down. I am using a Samsung Chromebook Pro with and Intel CORE m3 ...
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ElementaryOS bug doesn't let me authenticate to install programs/make modifications [duplicate]

I installed ElementaryOs on my Matebook d (Ryzen version) and have this bug that doesn't let me authenticate. Does anyone know a solution? If I wanted to reinstall Elementary OS from the beginning, ...
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How to make byte my default music player?

So I like Byte music player more than the default music app in elementary OS, I've installed and used Byte but in the settings in default applications it doesn't appear in the context menu of music ...
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Screen tilted to left by default

Title says it all... fixed it by having this run at startup: "xrandr -o normal" but it slows down the boot and does not affect the pantheon-greeter... What do i do?
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My HP laptop does not detect the Wi-Fi controller

I have Elementary OS Juno installed on an HP Pavillion and I cannot activate the Wifi driver, I know that the graphics card is REALTEK Semiconductor RTL8111 / 8168/8411 8.036.00 but it does not ...
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Settings are missing options and settings after update to Juno

I recently updated from Loki to Juno. I copied my home folder over as is. As I was copying the home folder over, after Juno had installed itself, I marked all the same-name folders to merge and all ...
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Task Bar Randomly Disappears On Reboot (Resolved)

Randomly, if I boot my system, on the login screen the task bar will be gone. When I get pasted the login screen the taskbar is still gone. The only way I can reboot is by holding down my power button ...
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Shortcut to show Menu Bar in some apps

Some apps, like Slack, have a Menu Bar. (File, Edit, View, etc.). In Pop_OS, pressing Alt, shows and hides said menu (in most apps, the behavior is somewhat inconsistent); for the most part, this is ...
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Parental Controls in elementary OS 5 not working

I just today (Sept. 5 2019) installed elementary OS 5 as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. While logged in to my administrator user account, I created another standard user account for my son. I ...
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Can't actually turn built-in monitor off

is this a known bug? the button in the GUI display settings that you use to turn the monitors off is non-functional for me.
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Where does CUPS-BRF print-to-file write its output? Can I configure the location?

I installed the CUPS-BRF file printer using the Elementary OS Juno printer dialog, but printing a test page does not seem to work. Where would the output be written? Is this the right driver for ...
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Ignore touchpad when mouse is connected

So, i found this option on System settings => Mouse & Touchpad => Touchpad => Ignore when mouse is connected This is exactly what I'm looking for, but, (I have no idea why) this options does ...
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How to reset lost administrative password?

I can not update because the person who set up my PC is out of the country and he didn't give ,me the "Authentication" password
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Display settings vmware workstation 15 don't work

just installed on VMware and every time I try to change my display settings, they "register" in the Display app in Settings, but actually don't change the display, even on reboot. I see another post ...
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Wingpanel Setting to Hide When Windows are Maximized

I think Wingpanel having the ability to dodge maximized, or to integrate maximized window borders the way Unity used to. Plank has done this for years, as does Xfce, KDE, etc. It doesn't seem like a ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut now activating after second press

I'm using ctrl + space as a custom shortcut to activate a TTS (text to speech) script that I wrote. I've been using this shortcut for about a week now with no problems, but recently the shortcut won'...
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Hardware Printer, Mouse [closed]

everyone in the elementary Os world, I must say Having come from an Apple background I am liking what I see so far. I am running elementary OS 5.0 Juno 64 bit Question 1 I notice there is no ...
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Unable to open the sound settings on Elementary os Juno

I have issues with my elementary os juno, lately I cannot open the sound settings. I have notice that everytime the audio/music is about to end there is this bang sound, its kinda annoying so I want ...
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Does anyone know a dark elementary os like plank theme?

I've been switching distros quite frequently lately... And I'm the most familiar with elementary os and ubuntu.. Now I intalled eos again, and I've turned on dark mode. The thing is that the ...
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Cannot mount DVDs. Do I just have bad hardware?

I have been trying to play a DVD several times since Loki, but I have never been able to mount the disk. I have used the included Videos app, VLC, and Totem. I have installed ubuntu-restricted ...
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Audio devices working but not showing up in the settings

I'm wondering if I can get some guidance on how elementary manages audio devices -- especially how it detects them. Do you use Pulse or ALSA? Is there potentially a package missing? In my situation, ...
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How do I manage iPhone on elementary os

I have an iPhone 6s and would like it to work like how it does when I plug it into windows (file manager detects it and I can see photos) is there a way of doing this or a program like iTunes?
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Configure Evince on Juno

I just installed Juno. How to configure Evince? There is no preference section. The "previous page/""next page" buttons do not work and I don't see where there is a possibility to set a shortcut ...
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I can't install windows. I can't boot the system with the Usb

I installed elementary os and i've disinstalled windows 10. I want to install windows 10, so i've burned the usb with the iso. When I boot the pc I can't choose the usb because it doesn't appear. My ...
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Position of Date and Time on the login screen

since a few days i am using elementary os. Since I come from Germany I have changed the date and time display to German. Unfortunately the start screen now shows the time and date so far to the right ...
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I can't hear music, but can hear all system sounds

I use external sound card, and can hear all system sounds, but when I play any song from player ("melody", "music" or "Spotifi"), I can't hear anithing. When I use headphones without external sound ...
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System will not login automatically to SMB server after login

I am new in the Linux world. I want to let elementary OS automatically login to my NAS after each reboot. Now I have to login manually after each reboot which is getting pretty annoying. I connect ...
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Greeter Font and Session Chooser

On Juno is there a way to change the Pantheon-greeter font? I tried various things in /etc/lightdm/* and /usr/share/lightdm/* but nothing seemed to affect the font. gsettings didn't find anything ...
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Night light sunrise/sunset not working

After a new clean installation of Juno I tried to enable Night light with the automatic sunrise/sunset timing. This did not work as expected. What did happen was, that night light kicked in only at ...
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Getting notifications from a deleted app

Hello everyone im running elementary OS 5.0 Juno Linux 4.15.0-47-generic, GTK+ 3.22.30 I downloaded about a week Badger 1.3.0. I uninstalled the app but I still get notifications from the app as if ...
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Applications Menu View by Category Mouse Over Setting

With Applications Menu "View by Category" selected is there a mouse over setting to auto expand category menus instead of having to left click the mouse for each category menu?
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Is it possible to change the magnifier factor?

I’m visually impaired and am really liking elementary OS. With that said, I am aware that eOS has a built-in zoom function (via super and +/-), however, I’m wondering if it is possible to change the ...
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Pinch-to-Zoom multitouch gesture

I have a two-in-one laptop (Dell Inspiron 7348) with a touchscreen and a touchpad running elementary OS 5.0 Juno and the pinch-to-zoom gesture works ok on the touch screen (but still not very fluent). ...
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Wireless and Internet settings disappeared from system settings

Has anyone encountered the problem where clicking network settings from the applet just shows the System settings window? I can't access wireless or hotspot settings.