Questions tagged [settings]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is brightness control supposed to work on desktop systems / external displays?

I have a desktop computer, my first in about 15 years. I'm used to laptops where you control display brightness with hotkeys. I notice that Elementary OS Hera (5.1.7) has a display brightness control ...
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Gaomon S620 configuration?

eOS Hera, I have the following problem: The graphics tablet (256c:006d) works in principle, but since I use two monitors, drawings are heavily distorted. I can not configure the tablet because the ...
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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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How i can bring back Elementary Greeter

I installed ubuntu-studio-setting and now i don't have anymore the elementary Login Theme Greeter but i want to have this back. I already tried this: sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm pantheon-...
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Settings of power saving mode

Where can I set the time when the sleep mode starts. If I have videos running in my browser (Firefox) that last longer than 20 minutes, Elementary OS goes to sleep.
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Elementary OS Wifi not available

I often incur the issue that the Wifi connections are not shown. Neither is the WIfi functionality displayed in settings (see photos attached to this post). This occurs every 3-5 boots, and rebooting ...
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Why Htop doesn,t work on dock ? How can i add app htop to dock?

Why Htop doesn,t work on dock ? How can i add app htop to dock ? Htop work only in terminal, other apps work normal
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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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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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how to update openGl in elementary os

Friends How to upgrade OpenGL from version 2 to version 3.3 or higher. thank you for your attention xxx~$ glxinfo | grep -i opengl OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL ...
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Switchboard not showing all pulseaudio inputs

I have the problem that switchboard-plug-sound does not show all my pulseaudio inputs. I do have a rather troublesome sound config (HP Spectre x360 13" 2018), but I got it working to the point ...
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gsettings schema isnt installed

I am learning to make apps for Elementary OS. I wrote my app it compiles well without any errors. But when I try to open the application, it displays a message stating gsettings schema isnt installed. ...
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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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Don't have keyboard section in system settings anymore

the other day, my keyboard and mouse stopped working after an update at restart So I ran this command sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-all And now, I wanted to add a keyboard shortcut and ...
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Can't unbind “Applications Menu” keybind

I'm Russian, so I need two keyboard layouts - English and Russian. I usually switch them by Win+Space. Unfortunately, it isn't an option in ElementaryOS, so I tried to emulate it through xdotool key --...
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How to configure Wake on LAN?

I checked some Ubuntu documentation here to see how to configure WOL on an Elementary (5.1.7 Hera) machine with wired connection. I've checked the NIC supports WOL as stated in the article, enabled it ...
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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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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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changing default video player problem?

I uninstalled Videos elementary OS’s default video player and installed celluloid using flatpak and changed the icon to videos but now the only option for default video player is whatever you select ...
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Display setting lost when locking screen

Display setting lost when locking screen I use EOS 5.1.6 Hera running on Virtual Box. Since installing EOS 5.1.6 Hera I get this behavior from the system: When I lock the system or if the system locks ...
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Can't Use Default Mail Client. Am I Missing Something?

I'm having trouble with elementary OS' default email client where I can't even log in even after I carefully typed my email and password there. Am I missing something here? I already tried adding my ...
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How to switch left and right audio devices on elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera

I have stereo speakers and am looking for a way to swap audio output of the left and right speakers. Is there any programmatic way of it?
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Resetting password for authentication change to user account

In the past I've (probably) set password to authenticate changes in users' accounts. I've lost the password and cannot perform important changes in users setting tab. Unfortunately I'm new to Linux ...
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Printer Brother MFC-J5730 no longer works

I have a printer Brother MFC-J5730 that has already worked on Elementary OS but suddenly it stops working, I can still control it via windows but not via OS. In cups i have the mention (idle, ...
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No Option for Changing Account Profile Picture

Im unable to select a profile picture. Under System Setting/User there is no option displayed.
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all shortcut key become disabled

I am using elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera, all Window and Workspaces shortcut become Disabled and I can't reset it. Thank you
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Window tiling like gTile for elementary OS 5.1.7?

Having a lot of windows open when working on something is increasingly cumbersome in elementary OS (5.1.7). Is there a way to have autotiling like in Pop_OS ? I've read around and gTile seems like a ...
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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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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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what command does elementary os use to maximize windows in hot corners?

What is the terminal command elementary os uses to maximize minimized windows? I know the parameters are to only maximize the active window if it is minimized and if it is maximized minimize it. so ...
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Can i add multiple docks?

Can I add multiple docks? I managed to once, by pressing the fn key and something else (sadly, I cannot remember.) One dock was purple and the other was white. the purple was on the right and the ...
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Wireless internet missing. No icon or settings

I just installed Hera. As you can see, there is no wifi in settings. as you can also see, the wifi icon seems to have been replaced by the "wired" symbol on the top bar. I cant turn on any ...
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No Volume Control HP Revolve 810 G3

I'm on Hera 5.1.6 with a HP Elitebook Revolve 810 and struggling to get the volume control keys and the volume rocker on the side of the device to work Pressing FN and the corresponding F-key for back ...
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System Settings Screen Time-Out due to inactivity ERROR

After 'down-grading' to Elementary from a few other linux dustros due to limited hardware capability, i liked the clean simple look, BUT IT DON"T WORK in other distros the
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can someone explain network printer on elementary?

Installed elementary os 5.1 and i find that all network printers connected to other computers (solus) are seen in elementary but disabled. strange thing is that they work for a while then they stop ...
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Is elementary a Good Choice for a Corporate Setting?

Would elementary os be a good choice of Linux distros for a corporate setting? I'm just curious.
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Custom shortcuts does not work as expected

I have created a custom shortcut and assigned it to a executable bash file (mouse-switch) as shown below. But it does not work. The same thing works in Ubuntu Desktop.
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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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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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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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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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