Questions tagged [settings]

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

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out?

How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out? Is there a setting that does it? Is it Software and Updates that does that? I know it does apps but, I wasn't sure about the OS.
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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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Where are io.elementary.music settings file?

So... Unintentionally I put the music folder as the system folder and now it takes forever to scan, even by it gets into a loop when it starts to scan the /dev folder, so I've been looking for ways to ...
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Keep topbar transparent on maximized windows

The auto transparent/solid topbar (wingpanel) in elementary OS Freya is awesome! But I'd like to keep it always transparent if the wallpaper allows it. Currently if the wallpaper allows topbar ...
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How to remove the Bluetooth icon from the topbar?

first Elementary OS user here! I don't use Bluetooth, so how can I remove it from the top bar. I know that I can disable it, but I want to remove it.
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Keyboard Shortcut for Home Folder broken

In System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Applications, I like to bind 'Home Folder' to: super + E and I bind Terminal to: super + T Now both keybindings just open a terminal. I tried changing ...
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Disable Three Tap Paste Gesture

i've installed libinput-gestures to get OS X-like gesture for switching workspaces. Sometimes some previously copied text gets pasted randomly in the current workspace, after the three finger swipe up ...
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How to import / transfer system settings?

I installed elementary on a spare partition to test it. now I'm ready to replace my main linux installation with elementary, doing a clean new install. how would I go about transferring my system ...
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No Google or Microsoft account option in System settings

I just installed elementary os Loki and I can't find an option for Google accounts or Microsoft in the online accounts menu. Is there any way I can install them? Thanks, Ben
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I couldn't find the Bluetooth settings in loki

I wanted to connect by headphones to my laptop using Bluetooth but i can't find the Bluetooth settings in the system settings. Even when i toggle the Bluetooth from wingpanel i couldn't find my ...
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Jetbrains IDE not receiving “Super” / meta key input

I'm trying to use PHPStorm and set up some keybindings using the super / meta key ("windows" key on my keyboard) but it looks like PHPStorm is not receiving the keyboard input at all (e.g. when I try ...
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(SOLVED) Is it possible to use an AppImage as a default application in Elementary OS 5.1.2 Hera?

In the default applications settings, is it possible to set the default email client to an AppImage? I'm using a Tutanota Desktop client for Linux that's an AppImage file but I don't see a way to use ...
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How to disable sound effect of deleting files in Elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki?

When deleting a file it plays a paper crunching sound. I keep my Desktop volume at max and adjust in-app sounds. This paper crunching sound is really loud when earphones are plugged in. How can I ...
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Can't modify the network configuration

I can't change my network configuration. As you can see in the next image it is grey and I can't edit any option.
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Bad title displaying of my files [duplicate]

help me please ! I don't know how to describe the problem. look at the title of files and tabs Thank You . Elementary OS 5.0 Juno
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wired connection problem

Help me please? I have no way to set up a wired connection, if this connection doesn't have DHCP. How can I fix it? It doesn't have any settings button.
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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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Atheros AR9485 works ONLY on live-media

MY SITUATION Recently I decided I wanted to change OS my Samsung NP270E5E, as Windows 10 was getting considerably slow and stuttery and I need it to be smooth enough to let me work without hiccups. ...
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Is Juno Not Compatible with Wacom?

If in Loki you can find the Wacom menu at System Settings, you can't see any setting related to Wacom tablet in Juno. Can someone help me to solve this? I even don't know how to install the driver. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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