Questions tagged [settings]

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

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Typescript files get treated as text/vnd.trolltech.linguist

So I've decided, that I want to make a custom file icon for .ts (typescript) files. I followed this tutorial. I made my own icon, my own xml, did everything as it was said and it didnt work. I then ...
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Alter sleep settings

My Dell Inspiron laptop goes to sleep too soon for me - how do I alter that in Elementary Hera? I am unable to find any clues in this library.
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Can't configure Mobile Broadband settings in Hera

I try to use mobile broadband connection with USB LTE dongle. The hardware is recognized without any problem (I can see LTE icon in the wingpanel) but when I try to configure the connection and enable ...
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Increase pointer size does not work on elementary OS Hera

I'm having an issue with the size of the pointer in elementary OS Hera. Specifically, when I try to change the Pointer size in System Settings -> Mouse & Touchpad -> Pointing nothing happens....
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Cannot toggle checkboxes and switch control in system settings

I encountered recently \dev\mapper\elementary--vg--root error because I encountered BSOD in my host machine. I fixed the issue through fsck /f. When I boot up again my VM, the startup wizard where ...
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Gaomon S620 configuration?

eOS Hera, I have the following problem: The graphics tablet (256c:006d) works in principle, but since I use two monitors, drawings are heavily distorted. I can not configure the tablet because the ...
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How do I change xdg applications with Terminal=true in .desktop to open in something else than xterm?

TLDR: I want to run Midnight Commander as default File manager, I need to know how to change default terminal for Terminal=true from xterm to anything else. pantheon-terminal seems to be not suitable. ...
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How i can bring back Elementary Greeter

I installed ubuntu-studio-setting and now i don't have anymore the elementary Login Theme Greeter but i want to have this back. I already tried this: sudo apt-get install --reinstall lightdm pantheon-...
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Settings of power saving mode

Where can I set the time when the sleep mode starts. If I have videos running in my browser (Firefox) that last longer than 20 minutes, Elementary OS goes to sleep.
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Elementary OS Wifi not available

I often incur the issue that the Wifi connections are not shown. Neither is the WIfi functionality displayed in settings (see photos attached to this post). This occurs every 3-5 boots, and rebooting ...
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Why Htop doesn,t work on dock ? How can i add app htop to dock?

Why Htop doesn,t work on dock ? How can i add app htop to dock ? Htop work only in terminal, other apps work normal
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what does the red circle with a white x in it on an icon in the tweaks sidebar

As may be seen above, I suddenly have a red circle with a white "x" in it superimposed on my Fonts and Launcher icons in the sidebar of my tweaks setting panel. Looks like it's trying to ...
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Is there a way to add more settings?

I want to do some things like disable system sounds and change some animations. I'm new to linux though, and this OS. Is it possible on elementary or is there an application i can install for more ...
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how to update openGl in elementary os

Friends How to upgrade OpenGL from version 2 to version 3.3 or higher. thank you for your attention xxx~$ glxinfo | grep -i opengl OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL ...
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Switchboard not showing all pulseaudio inputs

I have the problem that switchboard-plug-sound does not show all my pulseaudio inputs. I do have a rather troublesome sound config (HP Spectre x360 13" 2018), but I got it working to the point ...
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Hibernate Option In Power Menu

Is there any way to add "Hibernate" to the power menu in Hera as in Freya? "sudo systemctl hibernate" works perfectly.
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Can't unbind “Applications Menu” keybind

I'm Russian, so I need two keyboard layouts - English and Russian. I usually switch them by Win+Space. Unfortunately, it isn't an option in ElementaryOS, so I tried to emulate it through xdotool key --...
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How to configure Wake on LAN?

I checked some Ubuntu documentation here to see how to configure WOL on an Elementary (5.1.7 Hera) machine with wired connection. I've checked the NIC supports WOL as stated in the article, enabled it ...
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How to move vpn connection from ubuntu to elementary os

If i want to export vpn connection from networkmanager (ubuntu) what should i do? I already copied /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/.nmconnection file into my new elementary installation. But i ...
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libreoffice themes in elementary os problem?

How do you get libreoffice writer to look good, I got the elementary OS style sheet and icons but it looks pretty ordinary, the galaxy icon set is an improvement but still looks ugly. Any help? Thx
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changing default video player problem?

I uninstalled Videos elementary OS’s default video player and installed celluloid using flatpak and changed the icon to videos but now the only option for default video player is whatever you select ...
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Display setting lost when locking screen

Display setting lost when locking screen I use EOS 5.1.6 Hera running on Virtual Box. Since installing EOS 5.1.6 Hera I get this behavior from the system: When I lock the system or if the system locks ...
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Resetting password for authentication change to user account

In the past I've (probably) set password to authenticate changes in users' accounts. I've lost the password and cannot perform important changes in users setting tab. Unfortunately I'm new to Linux ...
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No Option for Changing Account Profile Picture

Im unable to select a profile picture. Under System Setting/User there is no option displayed.
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all shortcut key become disabled

I am using elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera, all Window and Workspaces shortcut become Disabled and I can't reset it. Thank you
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Window tiling like gTile for elementary OS 5.1.7?

Having a lot of windows open when working on something is increasingly cumbersome in elementary OS (5.1.7). Is there a way to have autotiling like in Pop_OS ? I've read around and gTile seems like a ...
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Is there any way to organize or edit entries in the Applications menu?

I have several applications, for example "Joe", that litters entries in the Applications menu. I cannot see how to customize this menu. How does one remove entries without actually ...
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No Disk Utility

I get that you made it small, clean, and simple. But why would you not include a disk utility already incorporated? Or am I missing something?
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emails from gmail account not syncing

Since yesterday emails from gmail account are not being downloaded at all - I have elementary OS installed on another laptop and I have experienced no problems. Any ideas how to fix it?
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How do i reinstall and use the default kernel?

^^ I installed xanmod and cant seem to get rid of it (it doesnt work with official nvidia drivers), i tried everything I knew to switch back to the default but it didn't work.
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Default music player in system tray icon?

Folks; using current elementary, I stumbled across some rather weird behaviour related to the default music player. As "Music" doesn't work for some of my use cases, I tried other players (such as ...
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How can I restore the Files app to original settings?

elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera Dual-Core Intel® Core™ i7-3537U CPU @ 2.00GHz This is what happened: 1-After using Inkscape for a while, the image thumbnails disapeared from my system folders. 2-Following ...
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Problem with starting elementary OS

I have installed elementary OS alongside Win 10 and when I try to open elementary OS I get error message "usci_acpi UBSC0000:00: PPM init failed (-110)" I don't know how I could fix it and I can't ...
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How to debug geolocation provider issues?

I cant get any geolocation on my elementary notebook. At first, I was trying to get the location when testing a mapping website using the Browser Geolocation API. Firefox and Chromium cant get any ...
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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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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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After rearraning displays, the mouse buttons stop working

I just installed eOS and tried to rearrange the screens. Once I rearrange the displays in the menu, so that my main display is to the right and not to the left, the mouse buttons stop working. I have ...
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Can i install Broadcom wifi driver offline?

I am newbue at Elementary but also have some experience in Ubuntu. I recently installed elementary, but wifi did not configure automatically. I have no way to connect my computer to the Internet via ...
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Adding emblems in Files?

Don't know if there is a way, but might even be possible to have emplems on file and folders, like nautilus, or simply files does not support that feature? Something similar to what nautilus-emblems ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work sometimes

The keyboard shortcuts doesn't work SOMETIMES when I boot up the PC. It's completelly random, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It's all configured in the Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcut ...
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Lenovo 330 multiple displays

I have a Lenovo 330 Laptop and in Win10 I run three additional monitors from a USB C hub. Elementary only sees the laptop screen and one additional monitor. Is there some way to find all the ...
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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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Tarckpad scroll direction

Using Elementary OS as VM with Parallels. So far no severe problems. But the trackpad scrolling direction setting has no effect. I'd like to use "natural scrolling" (My German installation: "...
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Why is my lock screen upside down

I had issues with my screen rotating until I turned off auto rotation but for some reason when I go to my lock screen it is upside down. I am using a Samsung Chromebook Pro with and Intel CORE m3 ...
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Task Bar Randomly Disappears On Reboot (Resolved)

Randomly, if I boot my system, on the login screen the task bar will be gone. When I get pasted the login screen the taskbar is still gone. The only way I can reboot is by holding down my power button ...
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System will not login automatically to SMB server after login

I am new in the Linux world. I want to let elementary OS automatically login to my NAS after each reboot. Now I have to login manually after each reboot which is getting pretty annoying. I connect ...
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Wireless and Internet settings disappeared from system settings

Has anyone encountered the problem where clicking network settings from the applet just shows the System settings window? I can't access wireless or hotspot settings.
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BUG: Display settings not applied until login

I've installed Juno release and all it's amazing, except that when I block my notebook, that have a secondary display, the display settings is lost. My notebook is on the left side and my main screen ...
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Startup Applications in settings resets when settings i closed

I have tried for the last week to get my startup applications to change, but for some reason every time I try to change the settings nothing happens. The next time I open the settings the startup ...