Questions tagged [settings]

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

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System Settings window can not be maximised

The System Settings Window is the only window, that can't be maximised. Is this a known bug, or did I possibly break something?
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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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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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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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Change Mail/Geary language orthography dictionary (spell check) [duplicate]

I would like to change Geary orthography dictionary to Spanish. How can I?
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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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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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Workspace Switch Hot Corner

I'm trying to make my two bottom corners switch between workspaces. The solution I had in mind was to create a custom script which would switch between workspaces based on the argument you pass into ...
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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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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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How to set hot corners on a second display

I want a "multitasking view" hotcorner on my second monitor, but the hot corner settings only give the options to set them for my primary display. How would I accomplish this?
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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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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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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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How to remove user and his /home contents

If I remove a user at the relevant user management settings, does it also destroy it's home directory contents? If not, what's the best way of eliminating that data and remove all the user footprint?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Install XFCE in elementary OS?

I'd like to swap out the wingpanel at the top of the elementary screen with the XFCE motif. Can someone direct me on how to do this? Thanks.
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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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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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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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How can I disable transparency throughout the UI?

Transparency makes the text hard to read, and has zero benefit that I've ever been able to see. How do I turn it off? At least in Pantheon Terminal, ideally wherever it might occur.
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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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No sound through headphones

My sound is broken and I have a hard time discerning if it's a hardware or software problem. At the moment, the speakers on my laptop work, as I can hear sound just fine when I watch a video. However,...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I enable NumLock at login?

I'd like to be able to use my number pad immediately after login without having to manually activate it by pressing NumLock.
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How to edit startup applications?

If I go to Settings, Applications, Startup, all I see is: I remember I had added a few startup scripts (conky etc) and applications (xbindkeys) but I cannot see them there. I think they were added ...
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How do I change login background in elementary OS Freya or Loki?

I cannot change the login screen background in elementary OS. Is there any way to change it?