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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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How can I “disable/enable” my laptop's touchpad on Elementary OS Loki?

How I can "disable/enable" my laptop's touchpad on Elementary OS 0.4 Loki?
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CUPS Trouble, can not access http://localhost:631/printers

I can access localhost:631 but I can click or open the link inside the page like http://localhost:631/printers and many more.
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No password change with encrypted home folder [duplicate]

I have a freya 0.3.2 / Win 10 dual boot system with an encrypted home folder on a separate partition. Recently I changed my user password in the system settings. As a result, I could not log into the ...
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Time Formats (such as yyyy MM dd hh mm ss zzz (UTC))

Does the elementary OS provide flexibility in time formats (for example, a format such as yyyy MM dd hh mm ss zzz (UTC)) similar to those that are available in Kubuntu 14.04?
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Can I connect to my VPN through GUI in Loki beta

Is it still possible to connect through the network applet somehow? I installed network-manager-openvpn-gnome, but I can't find anything in the network settings. There is only the "Proxy" option under ...
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How can I turn off location services system-wide?

I'm trying to locate setting to turn on/off location services system-wide. Is there any way to to achieve that in elementary OS?
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How you configure the keyboard?

I have tirer to configure elementary keyboard in ita but does not go! How to set up the keyboard in italian? How can i do ? Thanks
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Why can't I select Google Chrome as default browser in application settings?

I have a bunch of browsers installed and they all show up as browsers in the system settings. All of them except for Chrome. I've tried reinstalling and uninstalling and re-installing and neither ...
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How do I change the background color and font color of wingpanel XGTK theme? [duplicate]

I recently tried out this_theme. I tried changing the details in .panel in the apps.css of gtk-3 folder but to no avail
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Anyone tried getting netatalk working on elementary os?

Just wondering since this os mimics Apple. I know that Apple may be doing away with afp, but they haven't yet and it will works. If elementary is is based on Ubuntu, can I just use netatalk 'a ...
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How to customize elementary OS Guest session

Got elementary OS installed at the local Neighbors House after shifting the original GPU, RAM and finally a defective motherboard. Yeah ':-p Will hopefully serve as a demo box for people around. To ...
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No network capability [duplicate]

Just downloaded the most recent update today. After restart, I have no networking capability whatsoever. No wifi, no wired, nothing. Opening networking through settings gives me an error message to ...
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How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Does anyone know how to make the mouse scrollwheel go faster?
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Missing the “Security & Privacy” option in settings

Using elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 (64bit).
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Bay Trail pad and buggy Elementary OS installation

installed yesterday elementary OS to my tablet. Theme is buggy, some buttons and text is missing. I can't change display settings, pressing that button do nothing. Windows does not fit on screen, so I ...
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How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out?

How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out? Is there a setting that does it? Is it Software and Updates that does that? I know it does apps but, I wasn't sure about the OS.
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Elementary Sleeps/Locks while plugged in

I have Sleep When Inactive For: DO Not Suspend. While Plugged in set. And Turn Screen Off When Inactive For: Never. Set. Also accessing these options appears in two different settings screens. There ...
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Generally speed up elementary OS

I'm dual-booting Xubuntu and elementary OS just for fun and comparison... I'm finding Xubuntu faster and smoother, which is a big surprise to me, as I was sure the ultralight Pantheon desktop would be ...
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Some of the icons are gone Control Panel [closed]

After some updates, some icons of my control panel (including volume) are gone, I've had this problem with Ubuntu, and managed to solve at the time, but as Elementary environment is different, the ...
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After update all settings in system settings -> languages and regions are empty

Now i have installed OS the third time... Everytime after the installation i can set the language/the systemlanguage to GERMAN. When i make the update my keyboard layout is us and the settings are ...
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Fresh install - Linux newbie - when i try to open displays in system settings it just closes? [closed]

this is my first Linux OS, installed alongside windows 10 on my SSD and its fine, though whenever i try to go to displays to edit my resolution and my other monitors ( it just duplicates them at the ...
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Can't add new user (System is installed, I am not in installation mode)

I am not able to add user in System Settings /User Accounts I have tried installing the gnome-system-tools as suggested in the other post (linked in the end of this post) I am logged in with my ...
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How to reset network proxy settings

Actually I'm having a problem in switching on the proxy switch whenever I try to switch on my proxy switch then it automatically gets switched. so I think setting the network proxy setting may resolve ...
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Where are system settings stored?

I am talking about all the settings that you can tweak through the system settings app. On which file(s) are they stored ? If they are all stored in different places, how can I find the location ...
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How to save NVIDIA X Server Settings (nvidia-settings)?

I had changed resolution of the monitor from 75Hz to 60Hz and clicked a button "Save to X Configuration File" and saved into /ets/X11/xorg.conf as administrator. After restarting I still see 75Hz ...
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Hide teamviewer icon from top bar

I want to hide team viewer icon from the top status bar. But, I still want teamviewer to keep running in background. I have already checked Automatically minimize local team panel in advanced ...
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how do i change my screen brightness?

My os had some wifi driver problem so i upgraded to linux kenel 4.2.8 .now my brightness setting is not working.I checked How do I change my display brightness? but no luck my icon is missing.
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Install, configure and use Wordpress in elementary OS

Can I install, configure and use wordpress to build a website on elementary OS? Please let me know. Thanks.
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How to arrange icons on top panel manually [duplicate]

I want the synergy icon on the left of the download-monitor. Is that possible? I wish to have all the white icons on the right and the apps on left
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How to select bluetooth dongle over internal bluetooth card

On my machine, I have two bluetooth adapters. One inside (connected to the wifi) that has terrible range, and a bluetooth dongle (usb) that has excellent range. On elementary OS, it automatically ...
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GUI environment ruined from attempting Hardware-assisted Virtualization

I followed the instructions from Intel to to speed up the Android emulator on my laptop. When I got to the part "After the installation, you need to relogin so that your user account becomes an ...
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Installing Japanese language as system language make me unable to access Keyboard Setting [closed]

After installing Japanese as my system language, I can not access the Keyboard Setting in System Setting anymore. Clicking the icon brings me to a crash report window.
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Elementary transparent theme not working properly [duplicate]

I installed the elementary-transparent-theme and used the tweak tools to change the GTK+ and metacity themes to transparent. The transparent theme works fine in GTK+ windows, but in metacity windows (...
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How to use maya calendar as to-do application

I am using freya. How to use and configure maya calendar as to-do application.
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How to connect to elementary OS using rdp client (remmina)?

I am going to rebuild my box at work. I want to use elementary. I currently am using Ubuntu LTS and I know that it is a PITA to configure for that (need to use a different desktop). Is it possible to ...
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What is the login popup for and how do I disable it? [duplicate]

I'm talking about this annoying thing whenever I disconnect from the Internet. It fixes itself when I reconnect to the Internet and I can move it out of the way and still proceed with my activities, ...
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Large icons, windows, fonts, etc

I have a computer connected to an LCD TV with a Radeon 6770HD During installation everything was fine, but when I boot everything is very large. Installing the drivers from the AMD website didn't ...
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Setting up elementary os on macbook pro mid 2012 [closed]

There are some differences between a normal pc and a mac. This are the ones that obstruct me to make elementary os my main os. I know there are just details, but elementary is about details ;) 1) The ...
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What is “Pressure Reveal” in dock preferences?

I run plank --preferences and found this slider. What is it?
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Menu icons broke after reboot

A picture is worth a thousand words... The app icons in the menu bar for wallch and syntastic were replaced by the broken-monitor icon after a reboot and I'm not sure why. They were working fine ...
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Reset elementary OS to factory settings [duplicate]

Can I restore elementary OS to factory settings? There are some very annoying bugs, and I font know how to fix them. Some of the bugs that I have include in the "status bar" the WiFi indicator is ...
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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

I'm not interested in cloud storage or anything like that, I just need to share out a folder so that OS X and Windows clients can connect to it. Connecting to shares FROM Elementary OS seems to be ...
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Login to desktop failure

Tried to install the nVidia driver, but it always reverts to the default driver. The way I log in to do this is to enter recovery mode and run fsck and then resume. During these steps it complains ...
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HDMI unplugging sound and display bug

Well as I plugged in the monitor to my laptop it all run smoothly. Then I turned off my built-in display from settings and chose sound output - same HDMI. It worked well until I decided to turn my ...
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Error at the end of installation — GRUB — Dual boot w/ Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I decided to install elementary OS on my Lenovo G410 (no touch). I downloaded and burned the installation media and booted from it. The installation went fine until the very end, when an error popped ...
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Can not install Japanese language [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Japanese language using last Freya release. Steps: 1) Hit + in Language&Region settings. 2) Find japanese or 日本語. 3) Double-click 4) Then the left bar becomes greyed out and ...
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How do I remove item[duplcate] from system settings on elementary os? [duplicate]

I am using elementary OS Freya, It works fine unitl yesterday I add a ubuntu deb link in sources.list, After I apt-get update & apt-get dist-upgrade, so, you can tell how silly I am, however, I ...
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Change specified app's icon

How can I change the icon for an specified app? I have installed Dota 2 but it shows Steam icon instead of Dota 2 icon, the right Doat 2 icons is shown when the game is running but not in plank. How ...
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Keep topbar transparent on maximized windows

The auto transparent/solid topbar (wingpanel) in elementary OS Freya is awesome! But I'd like to keep it always transparent if the wallpaper allows it. Currently if the wallpaper allows topbar ...
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How can I set Hot Corners shortcut to minimize all applications?

I remember that I used this trick a while ago, but can't remember the command I've used. Basically, I've set Hot Corner shortcut to "Execute custom command", and then typed in the command similar to ...