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 get cursor autofocus on login screen? [closed]

Is there a way to get the cursor to autofocus on login screen? Currently I have to use the mouse to get the cursor to the login screen in order to enter the password. I would like to be able to just ...
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music app problem

My problem is whenever I click the play icon on the sound tab, the music will not start. I have to go to the app every time to play the songs. Shouldn't the songs just start by pressing the play ...
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Customization tools for juno

Anybody knows if there are any plans or third party initiative to allow some level of customization to Juno? In particular I have a small display so I always try to maximize the usable screen. In ...
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Wacom settings nowhere to be found on Hardware Settings

I'm an elementary OS newbie here, and while I am able to use my wacom tablets with no issue out of the box in Juno, with pressure sensitivity and all (I have both an intuos pro medium and an small ...
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Is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner?

is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner? There are many users in the system and the menu stretches all over the screen.
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Settings/Displays multi-monitor: turning off a display doesn't work on Juno/Intel Haswell [closed]

On Juno, Intel Haswell notebook with external monitor, trying to turn off a monitor doesn't actually work. When I use Settings -> Displays -> any_monitor -> Use This Display -> OFF the monitor is ...
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ctrl + w for close window?

I'm new to elementary OS, I was using Linux Mint and now I'm moved to elementary OS since Juno was released.. I often use ctrl + w for close window in Linux Mint (It's default on Linux Mint), can I ...
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Any way I can minimize VLC while browsing, or minimize browser?

I can't find the minimize and maximize icons.
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Failed to fetch updates : How to fix corrupt source file

The error message contains: Failed to fetch updates This may have been caused by external, manually added software repositories or a corrupted sources file. details: W: The repository 'http://ppa....
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Loki, additional hardware

How do I access the additional hardware/drivers menu in Loki? Am I missing something or was this GUI option removed?
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Why can't I open system settings?

When I click on the icon in the dock it only bounces. When I open it via Cerebro it only opens a blank panel. It's really hard to use an OS with no settings. Please help!
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Korganizer looks stranger on elementary OS

The calendar folder in the lower left corner looks like this which makes me uncomfortable,but it appears right in kde. So do I need to install some dependences ? Thx.
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Missing “Bluetooth settings”

Recently I noticed that I don't have "Bluetooth" tab in my System settings. When I press the Bluetooth icon in my taskbar and press "Bluetooth settings..." it just opens up "System settings" window ...
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Can I change the date format in the panel?

Elementary OS, 0.3.1, 64-bit. The top bar has the date, but I would love to expand the date to read in full, for example, today, "Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:15 AM". I can't see a way to do that....
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Add custom launcher

I would like to create a launcher for the XAMPP managing app. The .run file is located in /opt/lampp and can be started via terminal by typing sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run I'd rather like ...
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What are the Switchboard Plugs URIs?

I need to launch Switchboard Plugs directly from command line. What are the settings:// URIs of the Switchboard plugs?
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Unable to validate Gmail mail account username or password error [duplicate]

All the time I get "Username or password incorrect". I have verify again and again this information and it is correct. No mistakes!
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Can't get custom e-mail client to show up in default application selector

I use a nightly version of Thunderbird. Which means I have to use my own Desktop file if I want it to work properly (and not mess up everything). It currently looks like this: [Desktop Entry] ...
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How to rebind the copy/paste shortcut keys?

I am an emacs user, and the elementaryOS short-cut keys for copy/paste really bug me. Is it possible to rebind C-c, C-v, C-a to super-c, super-v, super-a etc? (where super is the cmd/win key - i use a ...
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Can't copy & paste file from comp to usb

guys i can't copy & paste file from computer to usb it's says i already tried gksudo nautilus, and open as administrator. thanks
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How can I hide errors in Evolution?

I'm using a university email account that's apparently badly configured, Evolution keeps sending me errors whenever I do something, all about "Unexpected server response". I'm wondering, whether I ...
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Does anyone know a program that does this?

I come from Windows and it is the first time that I will be in Linux. It turns out that in windows there is an Intel application that allows me to modify the brightness, the saturation, the gamma. ...
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How do I change the time from 24h to 12h

I'm new to Linux (Elementary) and I can't seem to change my time from the 24h format to the 12h format which I do understand. Hope you can help.
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question about how to feedback a bug,and I have a question about setting window

In system network proxy setting, the exception list do not have a scroll bar, and the setting window's min height depends on this list. How can I report this bug to developers? I don't know which ...
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Change specified app's icon

How can I change the icon for an specified app? I have installed Dota 2 but it shows Steam icon instead of Dota 2 icon, the right Doat 2 icons is shown when the game is running but not in plank. How ...
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Screen lock prevention when playing video on OS level?

My question isn't how to prevent screen locks/screen turning off / suspend, that question is answered here: Prevent screen locking while watching videos My question is shouldn't this be solved on an ...
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Screensaver installation

I have accidentally installed the mate-screensaver using the AppCenter. Which did mess up many visual elements (icons, window decorations, and such). I will probably end up reinstalling the OS as I ...
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How can I make the dock's icons smaller?

The default options for the dock's icon size in System Settings are "normal" and "large". Is it possible to set the icon size to "small"?
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Problems with bluetooth

For over a month I have a problem with bluetooth. I couldn't turn it on from wingpanel icon, but it was possible to do that from System Settings. However, after bluetooth was turned on, I couldn't ...
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Change volume icon in panel

I have uninstalled pulseaudio and for this place I installed gnome-alsamixer. But icon from pulse audio still is in top panel. I want to replace it for gnome-alsamixer volume changer. How to do it?
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detailed customization of a plank

I am aware of plank --preferences, plank tweeks (with different themes, but I love original one) and the settings file within a .config/ directory. However I would like to change shadow intensity/...
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Next Keyboard Layout shortcut in Loki

In Freya there was a "Next Keyboard Layout" option in Universal Access, but there is no such option in Loki settings. So, how to set this shortcut?
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What's the best way to setup Elementary for a “10ft interface”?

First, let me extend a kudos to the developers. Your distro has kept my interest MUCH longer than any other in over 15 years of use. Second, I'm entertaining using this on my HTPC which runs Kodi, ...
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How to duplicate the taskbar on the second monitor on Loki? [duplicate]

There are instructions how to do it previous versions of elementary OS but not for Loki. There is no setting file in the /home/.config/dock1 folder to edit. My monitors are not mirrored, they are ...
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Number pad on wired apple keyboard isn't working with ElementaryOS

I have an Acer Swift 3 running Loki. I also have a wired Apple keyboard with a number pad connected to my laptop, and for some reason the numberpad doesn't register as numbers, but as directional ...
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How do I change the background color and font color of wingpanel XGTK theme? [duplicate]

I recently tried out this_theme. I tried changing the details in .panel in the apps.css of gtk-3 folder but to no avail
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Is it possible to re-arrange the indicators in the panel?

Is there a way to customize my taskbar? I don't want to see the date, I want to have the clock on the right side, instead of the middle, etc ... Mostly reorganizing, adding and removing stuff.
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Right Arrow Key Navigation Shortcut Issue

My system is an Acer Inspiron E 15 which is running on Elementary OS Loki. The issue I've found that randomly started today was discovered during my use of Google Docs via Chrome. I clicked the right ...
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Not being able to change language settings [duplicate]

When I try to change language settings in Settings app I can't do anything, it first asks me for password to unlock all of the features, and after that i can't change anything. I hope you can help me,...
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Wingpanel crashing with string_contains: assertion 'self != NULL' failed [closed]

since last Friday, my wingpanel (and settings) are crashing. I didn't change OS in any way except some OS updates. I tried several fixes found on stackexchange, reddit and bug reports including: ...
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Can't pick custom folder?

Under System Settings > Desktop, when I click "Custom" in the dropdown box, I get the above window to pick a folder. But I can't seem to choose anything! There is no "open" button. I can't even exit ...
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How can I enable my HP Wi-Fi when it doesn't show in the network menu?

I can't use Wi-Fi on my HP Notebook as the network menu only shows Ethernet. description: Network controller product: BCM43142 802.11b/g/n [14E4:4365] vendor: Broadcom Corporation [14E4] ...
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“Turn off screen when inactive for” doesn't work

I use Loki and my desktop never turns screen off when inactive my computer. Actually this feature was working until a few weeks ago. Is there any chance to overcome this issue?
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Terminal says that the wallpaper is changed but I see that it doesn't!

I use a Dell laptop with a docking station with 2 monitors and Loki. I don't have problem in changing the wallpaper when I use the laptop alone, without docking station and 2 monitors. When I Use the ...
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Battery information in Loki?

In Freya there was a pretty good battery manager, is it possible to use the same program in Loki? UPD: the question is about this program (screenshot from home PC with UPS):
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Image preview does not work

My photos in local folders aren't showing the miniatures. The option in the configurations window is already on to show the miniatures. What can i do?
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Touchpad multitouch behaviour change

I would like to change touchpad behaviour in Loki so that two-finger and three-finger taps would be swapped. Two-finger tap - middle mouse click, Three-finger tap - right mouse click. Also physical ...
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Run AppImage on Startup

I have an AppImage executable file which I need to run on startup. I have given the file permissions to execute, it is currently 764. To open the application from terminal, I just the type the path, ...
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How to provide and select a custom keyboard layout (xkb methods failing)

I am trying to provide a custom keyboard layout using the techniques outlined here: http://domwatson.codes/2014/11/who-needs-capslock-anyway-part-2.html. In short, I create a new layout under /usr/...

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