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

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Failed to set up a printer for eOS6.1

Servus ! I tried to set up a Kyocera FS-1041 printer in a new installation of eOS6.1, which had worked well with a older version of eOS. This weekend I tried it again, but this time with the ...
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"Sharing" plug in System Settings?

I can't for the life of me find any information about this. The only sub-heading is "media library," with sharing options for Music, Videos and Photos. A dialog says While disabled, the ...
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compatibility and setup of Modem 4G+ TP Link Archer MR 600

I prefer to ask the question before to proceed with the purchase of this modem that I select for the 700 mhz frequency compatibility. I use a Macbook air intel core 2 duo under Elementary 6.1 and ...
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Is there a way to disable the sleep/suspend chime?

I returned to elementary 6.1 after a year off with other distros. There's one new feature that's been really off-putting to me: I find the chime that plays when my laptop goes to suspend/sleep mode ...
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Online Accounts (Google)

I receive an IMAP Authentication Failure when trying to log in to my Google Account through the 'Online Accounts' settings pane. I have read similar posts on this exchange but switching to 'Allow less ...
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Spell Check / Dictionaries in elementary OS 6.1 Jólnir

Spell-checking across all Apps is not possible, especially Libre Office & email clients like Evolution, although the Language is installed. I have tried to additionally add the Languange under: ...
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how to reset monitor settings

I am absolutely new to linux and started with elementary on a HP probook just now. I am amazed by the easy installation process and the look and handling of elementary. Congratulations! I now wanted ...
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Love Elementry OS But the task bar is a problem

How do you make this task bar not overlap on applications. I have a 4 in one Monitor and when I try and work with a window in the middle of the screen, the task bar overlaps and wont go away. I have ...
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Is there any API to get the list of installed apps, all and available keyboard layouts?

I am working on an app for elementaryOS. I need some information and functionality from the OS, so I want to know if there any Vala/Glib/etc API to: Get a list of all the installed apps in the system ...
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LONG POST: Basic instructions on complete eOS setup and customization

Due to a computer error I'm not going to discus, I now have Windows 10 only, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. However, all the times I had to reinstall eOS caused me to keep a set of ...
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How to see ALL (or most) previously sent e-mails using Pantheon e-mail client and an IMAP server ? I only see the most recent, since I configured it

I connected my Pantheon e-mail client (included in Elementary Linux distro) to my IMAP e-mail service. I can then only see recently sent e-mails in the Sent folder, not e-mails I sent weeks ago. I can ...
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I cannot set F1 for a custom shortcut. Why is that?

I tried setting F1 to show a dropdown terminal, but it does not register. F2, F3... all are working and I am wondering why not F1? Thank you! Petre
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'Could not save e-mail account problem' still persist event after the latest switchboard-plug-online-accounts update

I've been waiting for this system settings plugin to be updated , thinking that the error message Could not save the e-mail account SMTP verification failed:Could not log in. Please verify your ...
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Lock Screen Customization

Is there a way to change the lock screen layout , something like HTML. It would be interesting if having this possibility, change other things like the settings screen. I'm studying to create a ...
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Printer doesn't show all menu options

I am writing this post because I need some litte help with a printer. I have an HP Deskjet 2135 that works well, the problem is that in the printer's menu some options are disabled. For example, I can'...
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Huawei cloud services sync

Does we have any options to sync Huawei cloud services with calendar, note and other great apps in Elementary 6? i know there are CalDAV and online accounts but can we integrate this service with ...
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Change color of the time in taskbar?

I do have settled the Pantheon Desktop for my Ubuntu MATE OS (20.04). I changed the color of the taskbar to black to have all the task icons visible (as they are white by default). The time icon - in ...
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trying to install tweaks on Odin 6 install, error writing libgranite5

Long time windoze user, so I need it step by step please. :) I'm trying to install Elementary tweaks from Elementary-tweaks PPA. I got the instructions from this post. The first answer said you just ...
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When Using FN+(F10/F11/F12) (Sound Controls) It Gets Stuck

When I use FN+(F10/F11/F12) on keyboard, which are related to sound settings even though I release the buttons the settings keep getting changed as if the keys were stuck. I don't have this problem ...
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How to get support for 4.0 audio on a Macbook Pro mid-2012 13 inch

I recently installed Elementary OS in place of Solus on my 2012 Macbook Pro and audio is only playing from what I assume is the the central a speaker and two tweeters en each side. It sounds very ...
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Can't enable network from system indicator

When connected to a wireless network, clicking on the network system indicator shows two buttons (with the wireless button displaying as enabled) at the top of the context menu. I can click on the ...
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Проблемы со сменой раскладки при использовании сочетания клавиш

Настройки: Раскладки: us и ru Комбинация клавиш для смены раскладки: alt+shift Кейс "us->ru": Нажать комбинацию alt+shift. Раскладка изменена. Кейс "ru->us": Нажать ...
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Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 (SB 1560) + S/PDIF = No sound

Faced the problem of no sound when connected to an external sound card Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 (SB 1560) via S/PDIF input. The sound card is detected correctly in the system, but no sound is ...
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Forced to create a new user account after reboot, Old account is gone?

I have had this happened to me twice. I installed the current Odin release and set it up (installed some apps, changed some settings). I also rebooted several times, for example after installing the ...
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How to disable the screenshot sound?

So, one of the sound effects that I don't like is the screenshot sound with the elementary screenshot app when you press the printscreen key. I found out that disabling the "Play sound" tick ...
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How do I Restore the Default Web Browser in elementary OS 6?

I started testing out elementary OS 6 on a couple of devices, and there seems to be a problem restoring the default Web Browser back to Web (Epiphany). After installing Firefox v91 from Flathub and ...
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Notification settings for "Other" category does not work as intended, "sound off" does not turn off sounds

All notifications for the apps that I downloaded (Wire, Signal, Clementine etc., almost all of the apps) fell under the "Other" section in notification settings. I don't want them to have ...
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Installation aborted twice

I have win-11 and I have installed 10s of different Linux versions (debian, ubuntu, xubuntu, zorinOs, ......) all without any problems, But the new Version of "elementary os 6 odin" today ...
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Change date and time format

Is there a way to customize the date time format in the top task bar? Cannot locate the settings with dconf-editor.
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EOS 6 old printer cannot be removed

I made a fresh install of EOS from 5.1 to 6 keeping my home partition. Now I have the problem, that I see an outdated printer in the printers settings that I can't remove. Any idea where this entry ...
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Workaround: How to fix GTK theme issue installed from APT

I've installed Elementary Odin wanting to give the Elementary OS dark mode a try. I really liked the dark theme but was upset that when I installed a GTK application from APT not Flatpak it gives you ...
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How to change hostname in Odin?

Tried "sudo su" then "nano /etc/hostname" I dont seem to find a way to save that. Ctrl+O change options at the bottom. Now, I have other options but not sure how to exit after ...
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Busybox than black screen only. No

First I has problem with busybox, Today my Asus laptop (ultrabook ux21A asus) keep ask to log in at terminal. And I can not use my Hera as this far. thanks advance for your help.
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Unknown Display 1024x768 External Monitor (Mirror Display)

PC: Lenovo Laptop G510 CPU: Intel Core i5 HD 4600 graphics Res: 1366x768 So, I have an RCA small TV connected via VGA port that I use as a monitor since my laptop's built-in screen is messed up. For a ...
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Funny bug with missing applications after using Screen Time & Limits

I wanted a way to lock applications so thought that using Screen Time and Limits, previously called Parental Controls, would be a smart way of doing this by locking applications like Code and Files ...
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Why is Dark Mode via Elementary Tweaks not working?

Dark mode is toggled on with the GUI (see picture) and I've also tried system-wide commands that should of also made everything switched to dark mode, but no luck so far.
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Can i use Elementary with the laptop close?

Im using a Dell G3 3590 laptop, and I want to use it to work, but I would like to use my 2 monitors and have the laptop closed, do you know if this is possible?
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Screen Time and Limits stopped working

I installed elementary os just a few days ago primarily to use the Screen Time and Limits function, to improve my own sleep hygiene. I got Screen Time and Limits to auto log-off/shutdown at bedtime ...
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Is there a way to restore "notification settings" settings?

By mistake I did sudo apt remove gala which for some reason deleted the notifications settings option, here is a screenshot: I couldn't find any information regarding how to restore this. Is there ...
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How the get the folder names displayed in Japanese language

I have folders which are in Japanese.Where do I change the settings that the folder names are displayed in proper Japanese font. ]1
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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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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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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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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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