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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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Highlight text on single click - epiphany address bar

Is there a way to do what the subject line says? I know in Firefox the default is to not highlight all text in address bar on single click. But this is easily changed in about:config. Is there a way ...
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Lockscreen Clock Format? [duplicate]

I can't seem to find where to change the lockscreen time format. Currently its displaying AM+PM clock, whilst my system is set to use English British and my Date+Time is set to 24h (Its displaying ...
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mouse cursor reset to a weird old cursor

i changed my cursor to breeze a while ago and now i wanted to change to another cursor theme again but i couldnt make it.instead my cursor changed to an old weird theme.now i cant go back to breeze ...
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How to close error reporting to Ubuntu

When I turning UFW on, it blocks the all ports and a log is occurred about this action: whoopsie[607]: [11:39:36] Cannot reach: https://daisy.ubuntu.com Ubuntu help page says that: Ubuntu error ...
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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 Enable or disable touch pad in elementary os loki? [duplicate]

I'm using elementary os loki, i can't found touchpad disable feature on settings. how can i disable touchpad in elementary loki?
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create a custom .iso of loki

I have set up a virtual machine, and I have included a lot customizations. Now I decided to transfer the virtual machine in the place of a windows pc. I know that I can cp -a all, and restore it. But ...
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How to use parental control [closed]

Configuration made in parental control is not saving. There is no apply button in parental control window. How to save the settings. Help will be appreciated. Thank you.
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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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Zoom in like Mac does

Looking at the keyboard shortcuts, there is a zoom in and out but when I hit the keys specified, nothing happens. Do I have to install an app for these to work?
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How to customise terminal to condense my the path to show just the current folder? [closed]

It gets pretty long when I'm deep in my folder structure and it sometimes covers the line in the terminal. Secondly how to show git branch if the folder is git initiated? Thirdly, how to funk up a ...
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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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Vnc / rdp grey screen

Ive been trying to get vnc or rdp working. Ive installed vncserver, and I can connect fine. But when I do all I get is a blank grey screen. Any ideas what Im missing? Or is there another prefered rdp/...
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Panel not showing on second monitor

I'm updating the OS on a laptop. The problem is built-in display doesn't work. After booting Loki from USB I see a screen with wallpaper, no panel, no options. Right clicking the desktop has no ...
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Is there a configuration file for Photos?

Is there a configuration file for Photos, .ini or something else, to fiddle around with advanced settings? Or some other way to do that.
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Is there a way to reorder systray indicator icons? [duplicate]

I have a hard disk free space indicator icon in the notification area that I would like to move. Is there a way to do that in elementary? THANKS!!
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Change (or disable) spell checker language in Pantheon Mail [duplicate]

Is there a way to change the spell checking language in Pantheon Mail from English to German (or any other language for other users)? If not, is there a way to disable spell checking for Pantheon ...
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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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How to set alternative terminal as default

I know Pantheon Terminal (just called Terminal) is the default terminal. But if I wanted to use an alternative as the default (e.g., gnome-terminal when called from other apps or from a keyboard ...
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Restore original elementary OS theme

I installed some few themes, then wanted to restore the default theme. But when I restored from the tweak tool, I found that it gets broken or something and the status bar gets ugly transparent (photo ...
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How can I configure the camera app to disable mirroring?

I want to use camera app just for preview. Actualy I am using a microscope camera for inspecting small objects. So I do not want it to mirror the object. How can I disable this feature? Regards, ...
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System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts [ <fn> shortcut not working ]

I am currently using elementary OS 0.4 Loki (64-bit) and I accidentally changed volume down (default: < fn>F12). Now I can't change it back. Then I noticed that all shortcuts with < fn> are set/...
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Customize Numix theme: title bar header height

I have installed Numix theme following these instructions (https://itsfoss.com/install-numix-ubuntu/) I'd like to change the title bar height, making it slimmer. Is there any css I could edit to ...
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How to scale desktop on second display? [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 3 with an internal hidpi display (2560x1440) and I have an external display attached to HDMI1 (1600x900). By default the internal display is scaled down and everything ...
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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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How to enable automatic login after installing elementary OS Loki

I am trying to enable autologin but when I go to System Settings > User Accounts my account is listed as (null) and autologin cannot be enabled. What should I do ?
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How do I set gvim as the default editor in loki?

I've compiled vim from source following these instructions (except I did not specify a prefix to install it to the default location viz. /usr/local) and also ran the following: sudo update-...
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unable to take screenshot [duplicate]

I'm unable to take screenshots using the print screen button , and when i tried changing the settings also noticed you can't assign single key for the same , this used to work perfectly in freya . p.s ...
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Loki - dconf-editor not working?

In freya I used to modify wingpanel a little (e.g. having seconds show in the clock etc.) using dconf-editor. This does not seem to work anymore in loki. I can modify the respective settings in dconf-...
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GuestAdditions on Loki [closed]

yesterday I installed Loki in my VirtualBox. Like with Freya and Luna, I could not use full screen or copy/paste from windows with the clean install, so I tried to install the guestAdditions. But in ...
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The text size of Qt apps doesn't change by setting the text size in “System Settings -> Universal Access -> Display -> Text Size” [closed]

As you can see, the text size of qbittorrent is smaller than Pantheon-Files, although I have set the text size to large.
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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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Can not set “Sharing” in Loki final release

Everytime I try to open "Sharing" it closes the Settings window. Is there any command to open this page so I can debug the problem?
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How can I access hidden plank settings?

i don't see any way to change settings for Plank, icon size... Before it was possible by .config, or Elementary Tweaks.
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Add Google Account to Elementary Loki [duplicate]

On my Elementary Loki installation there is no option to add a google account in the switchboard-onlineaccounts plug. If i remember correctly, this was possible in Freya. Is this feature removed? or ...
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How to disable touchpad in Loki beta? [closed]

I want to disable the touchpad manually in the settings dialog. In freya, there was a switch to disable the touchpad. In loki it seesm this switch is not there anymore. Is there another place where I ...
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For some reason I am unable to use my equalizer with my new music downloaded app

How do I link my eq to my music downloader ?
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How do you disable edge tiling?

Is there a way to disable those sticky edges (where the window resizes when it is moved into the edge of the screen) through command line/dconf editor?
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Is it possible to remove full disk encryption?

all: I currently have elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit) on a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop (Intel i7-3520M/2.90GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD). I chose to encrypt the disk when I installed. As I am the ...
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How to share my customized elementary OS with my friends

After I installed elementary OS, I made some wonderful customization and my friend like it very much. How can I share my OS with my friends? I don't wish to do it for every friend manually all over ...
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How can I “disable/enable” my laptop's touchpad on Elementary OS Loki?

How I can "disable/enable" my laptop's touchpad on Elementary OS 0.4 Loki?
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CUPS Trouble, can not access http://localhost:631/printers

I can access localhost:631 but I can click or open the link inside the page like http://localhost:631/printers and many more.
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No password change with encrypted home folder [duplicate]

I have a freya 0.3.2 / Win 10 dual boot system with an encrypted home folder on a separate partition. Recently I changed my user password in the system settings. As a result, I could not log into the ...
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Time Formats (such as yyyy MM dd hh mm ss zzz (UTC))

Does the elementary OS provide flexibility in time formats (for example, a format such as yyyy MM dd hh mm ss zzz (UTC)) similar to those that are available in Kubuntu 14.04?
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Can I connect to my VPN through GUI in Loki beta

Is it still possible to connect through the network applet somehow? I installed network-manager-openvpn-gnome, but I can't find anything in the network settings. There is only the "Proxy" option under ...
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How can I turn off location services system-wide?

I'm trying to locate setting to turn on/off location services system-wide. Is there any way to to achieve that in elementary OS?
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How you configure the keyboard?

I have tirer to configure elementary keyboard in ita but does not go! How to set up the keyboard in italian? How can i do ? Thanks
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Why can't I select Google Chrome as default browser in application settings?

I have a bunch of browsers installed and they all show up as browsers in the system settings. All of them except for Chrome. I've tried reinstalling and uninstalling and re-installing and neither ...
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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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Anyone tried getting netatalk working on elementary os?

Just wondering since this os mimics Apple. I know that Apple may be doing away with afp, but they haven't yet and it will works. If elementary is is based on Ubuntu, can I just use netatalk 'a ...