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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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Static Sound in Earphones

There's a low static sound in the earphones when nothing is playing. I tried messing with alsamixer and it seems to be the headphone mic boost setting, but I can't use alsactl store to save it or ...
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question about how to feedback a bug,and I have a question about setting window

In system network proxy setting, the exception list do not have a scroll bar, and the setting window's min height depends on this list. How can I report this bug to developers? I don't know which ...
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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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Screen lock prevention when playing video on OS level?

My question isn't how to prevent screen locks/screen turning off / suspend, that question is answered here: Prevent screen locking while watching videos My question is shouldn't this be solved on an ...
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Can't switch to wireless mode

Some days ago I install on my PC elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki with parallel Win 8.1. But I have a trouble. When start elementary OS, I have only wired connection and can't switch it on wireless. The ...
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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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Korganizer looks stranger on elementary OS

The calendar folder in the lower left corner looks like this which makes me uncomfortable,but it appears right in kde. So do I need to install some dependences ? Thx.
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Disable Three Tap Paste Gesture

i've installed libinput-gestures to get OS X-like gesture for switching workspaces. Sometimes some previously copied text gets pasted randomly in the current workspace, after the three finger swipe up ...
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Change volume icon in panel

I have uninstalled pulseaudio and for this place I installed gnome-alsamixer. But icon from pulse audio still is in top panel. I want to replace it for gnome-alsamixer volume changer. How to do it?
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Any way to make elementary better on low DPI screens?

I have installed elementary on a very old laptop with a very low resolution (1024x800). Some of the windows are cut off at the bottom so I can't access them. Here are some screenshots: I have tried ...
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detailed customization of a plank

I am aware of plank --preferences, plank tweeks (with different themes, but I love original one) and the settings file within a .config/ directory. However I would like to change shadow intensity/...
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How to disable sound effect of deleting files in Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki?

When deleting a file it plays a paper crunching sound. I keep my Desktop volume at max and adjust in-app sounds. This paper crunching sound is really loud when earphones are plugged in. How can I ...
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Change volume control increments/ticks?

Is there any way to change the volume increment or ticks? With the default settings, the ticks are way too broad for my taste - one "tick" changes the volume by a large amount, I'd prefer finer ...
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Power Settings limited

Elementary OS is better than sliced bread but there are just a few small niggles one of them is that the power settings are consistent between charge and battery when it would make sense to separate ...
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Number pad on wired apple keyboard isn't working with ElementaryOS

I have an Acer Swift 3 running Loki. I also have a wired Apple keyboard with a number pad connected to my laptop, and for some reason the numberpad doesn't register as numbers, but as directional ...
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elementary OS Loki Latest OS update seems to ignore dconf touchpad settings

After the most recent os system update, my dconf settings to disable touchpad on external mouse or plain disable are no longer effective. I desire the touchpad to be disabled full time as I don't use ...
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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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How do I change the default SMTP setting in Mail after an account has been created?

First day using Elementary and I didn't change the default SMTP setting on a couple of accounts. Everything is grayed out in Mail, so I tried editing the .ini file in .local/share/pantheon-mail/ but ...
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How to remap Wii U Pro controller buttons?

I connected a Wii U Pro controller to Loki via Bluetooth. It works perfectly but the mapping is correct, like the Nintendo controller it is, which is not good for me! I want the button mapping to work ...
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How to configure my VGN-CS320J multimedia keys?

I can't use it. Today is my first day at Elementary OS. thanks.
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ElementaryOS stop working, crashes when i take of USB Wifi

First of all, i managed to install ElementaryOS Loki and i made the wifi adapter work, but when i do apt-get update, upgrade and dist-upgrade, wifi simply stopped working, and the moment i take it off,...
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My touchpad isn't working

I recently installed Elementary OS in my laptop. (Toshiba Satellite C55-B5356) and I cannot seem to get my touchpad to work. As far as I can tell, it's enabled. xinput list seems to recognize it ...
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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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Right Arrow Key Navigation Shortcut Issue

My system is an Acer Inspiron E 15 which is running on Elementary OS Loki. The issue I've found that randomly started today was discovered during my use of Google Docs via Chrome. I clicked the right ...
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Can't copy & paste file from comp to usb

guys i can't copy & paste file from computer to usb it's says i already tried gksudo nautilus, and open as administrator. thanks
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Not being able to change language settings [duplicate]

When I try to change language settings in Settings app I can't do anything, it first asks me for password to unlock all of the features, and after that i can't change anything. I hope you can help me,...
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Modifying simple aspects of interface

I would like to change only the window buttons look. I have already searched the theme folder and found some .css and .png files, but wasn't able to understand how it actually works. In my mind I ...
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What are the Switchboard Plugs URIs?

I need to launch Switchboard Plugs directly from command line. What are the settings:// URIs of the Switchboard plugs?
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Wingpanel crashing with string_contains: assertion 'self != NULL' failed [closed]

since last Friday, my wingpanel (and settings) are crashing. I didn't change OS in any way except some OS updates. I tried several fixes found on stackexchange, reddit and bug reports including: ...
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Can't pick custom folder?

Under System Settings > Desktop, when I click "Custom" in the dropdown box, I get the above window to pick a folder. But I can't seem to choose anything! There is no "open" button. I can't even exit ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive for” doesn't work

I use Loki and my desktop never turns screen off when inactive my computer. Actually this feature was working until a few weeks ago. Is there any chance to overcome this issue?
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Terminal says that the wallpaper is changed but I see that it doesn't!

I use a Dell laptop with a docking station with 2 monitors and Loki. I don't have problem in changing the wallpaper when I use the laptop alone, without docking station and 2 monitors. When I Use the ...
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How can I enable my HP Wi-Fi when it doesn't show in the network menu?

I can't use Wi-Fi on my HP Notebook as the network menu only shows Ethernet. description: Network controller product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14E4:4365] vendor: Broadcom Corporation [14E4] ...
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Is it possible to re-arrange the indicators in the panel?

Is there a way to customize my taskbar? I don't want to see the date, I want to have the clock on the right side, instead of the middle, etc ... Mostly reorganizing, adding and removing stuff.
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Missing “Bluetooth settings”

Recently I noticed that I don't have "Bluetooth" tab in my System settings. When I press the Bluetooth icon in my taskbar and press "Bluetooth settings..." it just opens up "System settings" window ...
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Screensaver installation

I have accidentally installed the mate-screensaver using the AppCenter. Which did mess up many visual elements (icons, window decorations, and such). I will probably end up reinstalling the OS as I ...
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Next Keyboard Layout shortcut in Loki

In Freya there was a "Next Keyboard Layout" option in Universal Access, but there is no such option in Loki settings. So, how to set this shortcut?
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Battery information in Loki?

In Freya there was a pretty good battery manager, is it possible to use the same program in Loki? UPD: the question is about this program (screenshot from home PC with UPS):
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Image preview does not work

My photos in local folders aren't showing the miniatures. The option in the configurations window is already on to show the miniatures. What can i do?
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Run AppImage on Startup

I have an AppImage executable file which I need to run on startup. I have given the file permissions to execute, it is currently 764. To open the application from terminal, I just the type the path, ...
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I couldn't find the Bluetooth settings in loki

I wanted to connect by headphones to my laptop using Bluetooth but i can't find the Bluetooth settings in the system settings. Even when i toggle the Bluetooth from wingpanel i couldn't find my ...
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Settings -> Printers showing no window at home but does at work

I have recently installed Elementary OS Loki on my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T450s), and I have two similar network printers at work and at home (Xerox Workcentre 6605 and 6506). At work I use a wired ...
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Problems with bluetooth

For over a month I have a problem with bluetooth. I couldn't turn it on from wingpanel icon, but it was possible to do that from System Settings. However, after bluetooth was turned on, I couldn't ...
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How do I configure a VLAN interface to start at boot?

I successfully used the Ubuntu Wiki page to configure a VLAN interface manually, but I want this to take place at boot. How can this be done?
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The sound is low compared to windows [duplicate]

I tried several distros, but for some reason, the sound is low even when I allow the sound to be more than 100%, which is not good because it ruins the quality of the sound. The sound is good on ...
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Fix bad quality audio in Bluetooth headphones

I have a pair of Ghostek soDrop 2 headphones. They're Bluetooth-compatible with a built-in microphone and the ability to make calls if connected to a phone. I paired them with my Linux computer, ...
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How to remove second workspace? [duplicate]

Whenever I launch a Steam game, accidentally press the Windows button and the right arrow key, or something else, it takes me to the second workspace, which comes default with elementary. I want to ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts ~ possibly backup other configurations

I have a lot of custom shortcuts with scripts and commands that I would like to backup/restore. I can save other configurations like "customized" icons, application launchers and settings from the ...
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Bluetooth device duplicates (wingpannel)

I am trying to connect my bluetooth headphones to my computer running elementary os loki. Aside from some other connection problems its been going fine. Except the bluetooth control in the wingpannel....
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Why are on-wake sound issues solved by opening System Settings?

I am trying to find a workaround for the following problem. I use a Radeon HD 6000 series pci express graphics card with a HDMI output to a tv. After waking from suspend, no sound. Opening ...