Questions tagged [settings]

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

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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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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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Elementary OS ignoring suspend disable

In power settings, suspend is disabled. However, the PC still goes into a suspend state after approximately 30 minutes. This behavior does not happen under Ubuntu Budgie on another SSD in the same PC. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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elementary os keep filling its dirve automatically … any permanent solution to fix it?

This is a known problem: /boot will run out of space after some time, due to obsolete kernel images. It will only become evident when /boot is on a separate filesystem, as it is the case for encrypted ...
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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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(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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Hibernate option in Juno

I cannot make my computer hibernate. I altered the settings so that pressing the power button sends the computer into hibernate mode but when I actually press the button, nothing happens. Also, is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I lower the volume specific to a particular app?

I use the app Workrave to help keep RSI at bay. However, the app has a higher sound volume than I'd like, while the rest of my system is just right for me. Is there a way I can lower its volume while ...
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How can I repair permissions for the system backgrounds folder?

I tried changing the background wallpaper in greeter following the top answer from this question: How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki? I first changed the pantheon-greeter....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does elementary OS perform any sort of remote data collection?

What happens with my data, if I do not enable Privacy Mode in System Settings? What data does elementary OS collect from my device in general? And is the Amazon Web Search which Ubuntu implemented ...
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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 to remove user and his /home contents

If I remove a user at the relevant user management settings, does it also destroy it's home directory contents? If not, what's the best way of eliminating that data and remove all the user footprint?
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Die APP Systemeinstellungen ist nicht auffindbar (The APP system settings can not be found)

habe die App Systemeinstellungen (System Settings) deinstalliert. Wie bekomme ich diese wieder zurück oder neu. Danke euch. Translation: I have uninstalled the app System Settings. How do I get ...
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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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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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VmWare workstation on Juno - Vm Screen doesn't appear

I installed Elementary juno last week but I'm not be able to work with Vmware Workstation (last version), when I start virtual machine the console screen does not appear (the video stays on the vmware ...
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BUG: Display settings not applied until login

I've installed Juno release and all it's amazing, except that when I block my notebook, that have a secondary display, the display settings is lost. My notebook is on the left side and my main screen ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I enable NumLock at login?

I'd like to be able to use my number pad immediately after login without having to manually activate it by pressing NumLock.
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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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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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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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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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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 ...