Questions tagged [settings]

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

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Fresh install - Linux newbie - when i try to open displays in system settings it just closes? [closed]

this is my first Linux OS, installed alongside windows 10 on my SSD and its fine, though whenever i try to go to displays to edit my resolution and my other monitors ( it just duplicates them at the ...
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Missing the “Security & Privacy” option in settings

Using elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 (64bit).
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Elementary Tweaks - How can I Toggle “Prefer Dark Theme” via Terminal?

I just installed the elementary-tweaks package on Freya, and was wondering if there was a way to control the Prefer Dark Theme option programmatically with a script, or directly via the terminal. I am ...
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how do i change my screen brightness?

My os had some wifi driver problem so i upgraded to linux kenel 4.2.8 .now my brightness setting is not working.I checked How do I change my display brightness? but no luck my icon is missing.
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Elementary Sleeps/Locks while plugged in

I have Sleep When Inactive For: DO Not Suspend. While Plugged in set. And Turn Screen Off When Inactive For: Never. Set. Also accessing these options appears in two different settings screens. There ...
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Some of the icons are gone Control Panel [closed]

After some updates, some icons of my control panel (including volume) are gone, I've had this problem with Ubuntu, and managed to solve at the time, but as Elementary environment is different, the ...
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After update all settings in system settings -> languages and regions are empty

Now i have installed OS the third time... Everytime after the installation i can set the language/the systemlanguage to GERMAN. When i make the update my keyboard layout is us and the settings are ...
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Can't add new user (System is installed, I am not in installation mode)

I am not able to add user in System Settings /User Accounts I have tried installing the gnome-system-tools as suggested in the other post (linked in the end of this post) I am logged in with my ...
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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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Where are system settings stored?

I am talking about all the settings that you can tweak through the system settings app. On which file(s) are they stored ? If they are all stored in different places, how can I find the location ...
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How to save NVIDIA X Server Settings (nvidia-settings)?

I had changed resolution of the monitor from 75Hz to 60Hz and clicked a button "Save to X Configuration File" and saved into /ets/X11/xorg.conf as administrator. After restarting I still see 75Hz ...
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Install, configure and use Wordpress in elementary OS

Can I install, configure and use wordpress to build a website on elementary OS? Please let me know. Thanks.
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How to arrange icons on top panel manually [duplicate]

I want the synergy icon on the left of the download-monitor. Is that possible? I wish to have all the white icons on the right and the apps on left
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UI elements are not displayed

I am experiencing a weird bug: Some UI elements in setting dialogues (e.g. Scratch, Bluetooth, Startup Applications, Date & Time) are not visible when the respective window opens. As soon as I ...
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Elementary transparent theme not working properly [duplicate]

I installed the elementary-transparent-theme and used the tweak tools to change the GTK+ and metacity themes to transparent. The transparent theme works fine in GTK+ windows, but in metacity windows (...
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Bridge wlan0 to eth0 without DHCP

I'm currently trying to set up an access point in my lounge, using my Sony Vaio with elementary OS installed. I have successfully created an access point & can connect to the Internet that way ...
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What is the login popup for and how do I disable it? [duplicate]

I'm talking about this annoying thing whenever I disconnect from the Internet. It fixes itself when I reconnect to the Internet and I can move it out of the way and still proceed with my activities, ...
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Setting up elementary os on macbook pro mid 2012 [closed]

There are some differences between a normal pc and a mac. This are the ones that obstruct me to make elementary os my main os. I know there are just details, but elementary is about details ;) 1) The ...
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Menu icons broke after reboot

A picture is worth a thousand words... The app icons in the menu bar for wallch and syntastic were replaced by the broken-monitor icon after a reboot and I'm not sure why. They were working fine ...
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Reset elementary OS to factory settings [duplicate]

Can I restore elementary OS to factory settings? There are some very annoying bugs, and I font know how to fix them. Some of the bugs that I have include in the "status bar" the WiFi indicator is ...
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Error at the end of installation — GRUB — Dual boot w/ Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I decided to install elementary OS on my Lenovo G410 (no touch). I downloaded and burned the installation media and booted from it. The installation went fine until the very end, when an error popped ...
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HDMI unplugging sound and display bug [closed]

Well as I plugged in the monitor to my laptop it all run smoothly. Then I turned off my built-in display from settings and chose sound output - same HDMI. It worked well until I decided to turn my ...
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How can I set Hot Corners shortcut to minimize all applications?

I remember that I used this trick a while ago, but can't remember the command I've used. Basically, I've set Hot Corner shortcut to "Execute custom command", and then typed in the command similar to ...
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Can not install Japanese language [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Japanese language using last Freya release. Steps: 1) Hit + in Language&Region settings. 2) Find japanese or 日本語. 3) Double-click 4) Then the left bar becomes greyed out and ...
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Wired and Wireless connection missing

After changing proxy for LAN to use manual proxy, I removed it only not to be able to connect to the internet via LAN or Wifi, I searched online for similar problem and solution, but after following ...
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Problem selecting update sources in GUI (Software & Updates - Updates)

In "Software & Updates - Updates" all look un-checked. But I know they are in fact all enabled: When trying to check them, I cannot, as they are immediately un-checked. It looks like so: For ...
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Some plugs are failing to open in Switchboard

As you can see i have two diffrent gnome control centers. The left is default , open from application. The right was opened by Ternimal gnome-control-center. The left can't open Keyboard The right ...
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Problem with graphics

I'm using a Dell Latitude E6430, which is connected to a docking station. I have connected 2 monitors to the docking station and have a problem. When I I install elementary OS, one monitor (connected ...
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Where is the option to add online accounts listed? It certainly isn't under settings in my system!

No option to add online accounts under system settings.
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How create account with other existing account settings

I configure my account in Elementary OS, and I want duplicate this account. I just want to gain all setting, exactly configure my desktop.
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Geary set up “other” provider on Asus 1000he doesnt work

The set up window expands on the bottom larger then screen size, so I can't finish the set up process? Possibly I just need to press some yes button. tried with pressing enter, but this just changes ...
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Can't connect to Internet. Networks not being detected. Fresh installation

I can't connect to the internet on my ASUS Desktop ROG G20AJ PC. I believe it has something to do with not having the correct drivers installed. I have built in wireless but cannot connect or detect ...
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When I try to access the keyboard settings, the app just closes. How do I access the keyboard settings?

I'm trying to open the keyboard settings from the System Settings app, and the app just closes down. Every other item opens just fine. elementary os 0.3 freya Linux 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 ...
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Headphones are recognized as an input device

My headphones are currently recognized as an input device, how can I make them an output device? The speakers and the headphones microphone are recognized correctly. Edit: I'm currently on a desktop ...
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How can I restrict a user's account?

How do you lock down\restrict a standard user account (i.e. student)? I need to control what they have access to and prevent them from making any changes to their session. I installed 0.3 Freya (64-...
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When should dconf Editor be used or not used?

Over the past few months as I've transitioned from Windows to Elementary OS, I've had several hardware issues (especially regarding my laptop's touchpad) that I've found solutions to. Many of these ...
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Change default Multi-Monitor mode and adjust sound profile if HDMI is connected

When I connect my laptop to the TV via HDMI the Multi-Monitor mode is "extended" and sound profile stays on notebook speaker. I can change Multi-Monitor mode and sound profile only temporarily. After ...
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can not enter keyboard configuration [duplicate]

When I click the keyboard configuration, The system settings was closed. /usr/bin/gnome-control-center: line 20: 4487 Segmentation error (core dumped) switchboard $switchboard_options $...
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Prevent keyboard layout and options from being reset by system

I am using a custom keyboard layout and custom options not supported through the Settings > Keyboard GUI. My workaround to this is to create a script that sets the layout and its options with: ...
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Why does my elementary OS Freya show an Ubuntu logo?

I've only had Freya on my computer for 3 days. I'm guessing it's something to do with the Ubuntu updates which changed my logo. So far nothing more than this logo has changed, Grub still calls it ...
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User time limits

Is there any way to set time limits on a user? We have children and want to limit the time they spend on it. The user admin section is a bit slim on that.
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How can I find the source code that relates to keyboard settings UIs

I'm really keen to tackle some minor bug-fixes (I hope) for Elementary OS but am struggling to find the relevant source code amongst the plethora of source code branches. Major barriers to me finding ...
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Is there a way to add proxy exceptions on Network Config?

I can see I can set proxy's configuration for http, https, ftp, socks, etc. But I cannot set exceptions to this rules.
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System Setting's display brightness control disappearing when laptop battery is not present [closed]

The Display brightness control shows up again (along with the choice to Dim the screen brightness), IF i plug my battery into the laptop. I probably haven't noticed before. In the case that the ...
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Why do I have two “Network” sections in System Settings while running Daily?

After enabling the Daily ppa, a second "Network" section appeared in System Settings. They look different inside. How can I remove one of these?
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Interface scaling in full hd [duplicate]

I have a full hd screen, and my interface is too small. I can't find scaling in system settings. What should I do?
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Can't configure shared google calendar in Maya? [duplicate]

Has anyone being able to configure shared google calendar in Maya Calendar application? I have tried few things: Add personal calendar (this only add my own calendar but not other that are shared in ...
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Wingpanel clock to display in 12-hour format?

How can I set the clock to display 12-hour format? Example 1:45 PM instead of 13:45. My Language & Region settings are: Language: English; Numbers and dates: Spanish (Mexico)
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How do I edit or clear the application list in the Notifications plug?

How can I edit or clear the application list in the Notifications plug? Some old uninstalled apps are still in the list.
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Changing desktop background should also change the login picture? [closed]

Consider this question on how to change the login picture. I cannot in fact follow none of the answers posted there. But even before re-asking a question like "how to change the login image" I ...

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