Questions tagged [settings]

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

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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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I get logged out whenever i open the file manger

Whenever I go into the file manager i will get a black screen and then I get logged out. I can then log back in but all that shows is my wallpaper. after a minute or two everything loads back up again ...
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Disable resume from 'Hibernate' and 'Suspend' on lid switch

When I put my laptop into hibernate or suspend it resumes when I open my lid. I would like to disable this behavior and only resume from hibernation / suspension when pressing the power button. Is ...
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vGriver: problem with sync

how are you? Hope everything is good! I'm having some problems with vGriver sync. There is a daley, and sometimes i've to open a few times de app just to 'update'. Sometime it takes like 20/30min to ...
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No sound setting in System settings in Loki

I've got no sound settings in system settings in Loki. I Tried: sudo apt install switchboard-plug-gcc-sound and got: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... ...
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Limits on Internet and Applications Not Working

I'm new to Elementary OS. Installed it on my kids old imac (because OSX parental controls are seriously broken), only to find out Elementary has the exact same issue! I added a list of sites to block, ...
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Don't automatically mark mails as read in pantheon-mail

When a (new) mail is selected in pantheon-mail it is immediately marked as read. I like to keep my mails in unread state until I worked on them and manually change the mail to read. Is there any ...
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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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