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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to restore “notification settings” settings?

By mistake I did sudo apt remove gala which for some reason deleted the notifications settings option, here is a screenshot: I couldn't find any information regarding how to restore this. Is there ...
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How the get the folder names displayed in Japanese language

I have folders which are in Japanese.Where do I change the settings that the folder names are displayed in proper Japanese font. ]1
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I get logged out whenever i open the file manger

Whenever I go into the file manager i will get a black screen and then I get logged out. I can then log back in but all that shows is my wallpaper. after a minute or two everything loads back up again ...
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How can I change the names of paired/connected remote bluetooth devices?

How can I change the name of my paired, remote Bluetooth devices (e.g., "Jabra a1.55.30" to "My headset")? I'm comfortable using the CLI, if that is more efficient.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disable resume from 'Hibernate' and 'Suspend' on lid switch

When I put my laptop into hibernate or suspend it resumes when I open my lid. I would like to disable this behavior and only resume from hibernation / suspension when pressing the power button. Is ...
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Can't configure Mobile Broadband settings in Hera

I try to use mobile broadband connection with USB LTE dongle. The hardware is recognized without any problem (I can see LTE icon in the wingpanel) but when I try to configure the connection and enable ...
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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.
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vGriver: problem with sync

how are you? Hope everything is good! I'm having some problems with vGriver sync. There is a daley, and sometimes i've to open a few times de app just to 'update'. Sometime it takes like 20/30min to ...
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No sound setting in System settings in Loki

I've got no sound settings in system settings in Loki. I Tried: sudo apt install switchboard-plug-gcc-sound and got: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Limits on Internet and Applications Not Working

I'm new to Elementary OS. Installed it on my kids old imac (because OSX parental controls are seriously broken), only to find out Elementary has the exact same issue! I added a list of sites to block, ...
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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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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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Don't automatically mark mails as read in pantheon-mail

When a (new) mail is selected in pantheon-mail it is immediately marked as read. I like to keep my mails in unread state until I worked on them and manually change the mail to read. Is there any ...
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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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onscreen keyboard on login

Please tell me there is a way to enable onscreen keyboard during login? It used to be in Freya but Loki has many basic things either hidden or just impossible to do anymore? Please how can I enable ...
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Keybindings, specifically using the Super key in IntelliJ Idea

I'm trying to use IntelliJ Idea for some Kotlin development, and coming from Mac, I wanted to use the Mac key bindings. They rely fairly heavily on the Super key as an alternative to the Command key ...
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CPU and fan speed at 100% [Solved in the comments]

Hi everyone here's my problem ;( It happens basically every time, as soon as I turn on my PC the CPU goes directly to 100% and the fan speed reaches the max (6200 rpm), I tried to reduce the fan ...
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Typescript files get treated as text/vnd.trolltech.linguist

So I've decided, that I want to make a custom file icon for .ts (typescript) files. I followed this tutorial. I made my own icon, my own xml, did everything as it was said and it didnt work. I then ...
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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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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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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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Rotating Displays and docked laptop

I am running into an issue with rotating a display. I am running a docked dell laptop and using two external displays. After boot when it goes to the login screen it displays only on my laptop display ...
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elmenetary os. loki 0.4.1. stable 64 bit isnt running

for the past 10 years i am using Linux privat and busines on different PC (Ubuntu,Mint,Bodhi, open suse etc.) but with elementary there is a new situation. I am unable to keep this distro running. ...
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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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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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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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Increase pointer size does not work on elementary OS Hera

I'm having an issue with the size of the pointer in elementary OS Hera. Specifically, when I try to change the Pointer size in System Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad -> Pointing nothing happens....
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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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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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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 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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Admin Password can't be changed

Can't change the admin password from the admin account...maybe in terminal, but not in GUI. The only way I've found is to create a standard account and change admin password from there.
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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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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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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 Shortcuts: Set F1-F12 as shortcut without key combination

Just migrated from ubuntu 19.04 to elementary and loving it! One major problem with keyboard shortcuts on elementary is that to set a shortcut for say MUTE (icon listed on F6 Key) i have to use a ...

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