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 set alternative terminal as default

I know Pantheon Terminal (just called Terminal) is the default terminal. But if I wanted to use an alternative as the default (e.g., gnome-terminal when called from other apps or from a keyboard ...
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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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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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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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Some keyboard keys not working after install

Z,X,V,M,N,right alt and left arrow key do not work every time they are pressed and with time they stop working completely. Was having no issues with Linux mint but now while using mint, problem occurs ...
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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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Dark mode doesn't work in system settings

Today when I launched system settings app I found out that dark mode doesn't work in it But in other applications it works. For example - file explorer
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How can I get DaVinci Resolve to launch?

I had it launch once perfectly, another install ago, and I don't remember the circumstances exactly. But at this time I was having all kinds of issues because I had secure boot enabled. When I ...
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Wi-Fi With some problems

The problem is: PCIe Board with RTL8812AE don't work properly, maybe missing some firmware rtl8812aefw.bin and rtl8812aefw_wowlan.bin ... How to copy both files to /lib/firmware/rtlwifi ?? Thanks
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How can I restore the Files app to original settings?

elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz This is what happened: 1-After using Inkscape for a while, the image thumbnails disapeared from my system folders. 2-Following ...
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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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After rearraning displays, the mouse buttons stop working

I just installed eOS and tried to rearrange the screens. Once I rearrange the displays in the menu, so that my main display is to the right and not to the left, the mouse buttons stop working. I have ...
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Automatically adjust brightness in Power Settings

Has this worked for anyone, like, ever? It has absolutely no effect for me, I am on latest everything, Dell XPS 9550. At first, I thought it was because there was a problem with the bundled Camera app ...
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System Settings window can not be maximised

The System Settings Window is the only window, that can't be maximised. Is this a known bug, or did I possibly break something?
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System settings window resize

I work on 1366x768 laptop with elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera and unable to get access to the very last icons on the system settings window. The window is oversized. I tried to resize or maximize the window,...
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I can't add pop3 to mail in Elementary OS?

I can't add pop3 mail.. I don't have IMAP feature in my mail account.
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Unable to set a Static IP Address in elementary os

How do i set a static IP address? unable to find documentation on using the gui or terminal. It would probably be easier if i knew what fork of Linux this was developed from.
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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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CPU frequency control tool?

I am currently on Pop!_OS with Gnome. My preferred DE is Pantheon/Elementary OS. I need to toggle back and forth between CPU performance states based on my workload. Basically, whether I am doing ...
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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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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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Error editing connection - Did not find a connection with UUID

Last 3 months i continuously using the elementary OS (elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera - with dual boot) for personal use. This is my first linux OS of my PC, and I am not using a linux version like before. I ...
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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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How to reset crop settings back to default in the Photo App on elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki?

few months back i had to crop a photo to a specific size. so i went through the steps in the drop down menus and cropped it. how do you rest the edited preferences to go back to the default settings?...
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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 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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How can I Delete a users(not just disable)

I would like to delete the account because I'm not using it anymore. In user's account setting... the only option I see is Disable User Account How can I permanently Delete the user?
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Change how Ignore touchpad while typing works

I like the ability to turn off the touchpad while I'm typing, but touchpad switches to fast when I stop and I often unintentionally use touchpad in between keystrokes. Is there any way to add cooldown ...
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How to change laptop lid close behaviour (to not suspend when the lid is closed)

In other OSes, in the power settings I am able to configure a laptop's 'Close lid' behaviour. Options are like: Hibernate Sleep Power off Do nothing I do not see such an option in elementary OS ...
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How to customize terminal palette

In Elementary OS 5.1 Hera the native terminal has three "profiles" (is it really profiles?): Dark, High Contrast, Solarized Light. Ideally I would like to add a new profile "Nord" ...
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Keyboard configuration missing from System settings

I don't know how I messed this up, probably with a bad aptitude configuration (my bad), but the "Keyboard" configuration item is missing from System Settings: What package should I reinstall to have ...
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Sound Settings Crashes after setting up Simultaneous Output with paprefs

I am using elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera I want to use two audio output devices simultaneously. They are different physical cards. one is a usb dac and one is the built in line-out When i select ...
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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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How to manually change the button layout on Hera?

I tried to have only the "Close" button on the left side. I modified the button layout with dconf-editor, but the changes made are not applied. Are there other settings to be changed? Elementary-...
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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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need help installing signed certificate on my linux serv

I need help. I bought a signed certificate and got zip file with 4 crt file. now I do not know how to install.... I have no idea where I should copy these file or how to install the certificate to my ...
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how to get dark mode in files in elementary OS?

I've Searched many websites and blogs regarding this issue and none are successful so far so i thought i could post my question in the forums.I've tried installing repositories and stuff many things i ...
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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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failure to turn off display

I wanted to turn off my display when I lock. I am hoping to link the command to a shortcut but I cant turn off my display. tried sleep 1 && xset dpms force off The display just turns back ...
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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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Custom date and time format - Elementary OS 5

I used various guides to change the date and time format on the top system bar and I found nothing working. How can I edit the date and time format in elementary os 5? I would like something like that ...
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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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Once locked, screen stays black and cannot be unlocked

When locked, my laptop (Ideapad Y510P, with proprietary Nvidia drivers installed) screen just turns off. The laptop is still on, but I cannot access the lock screen to unlock. The only thing I can do ...
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No wireless toggle. All drivers are installed, but there is no wifi

I am noob about ubuntu. Yesterday I installed the latest version of elementary os. my laptop is dell inspiron 5591-2n1. Wifi is intel wireless ac 9560. There is no wifi option. I can't turn it on/off. ...
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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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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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Hello, after installing the elementary OS, I have no sound, please help!

lspci 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor ...
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switchboard-plug-gcc-sound - “unmet dependencies”

Sorry to bring this up after ~3 years, but I'm stuck on the suggested solution: I have a similar issue, but when I'm running this: sudo apt install switchboard-plug-gcc-sound I get this: The ...

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