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Parental Controls in Elementary OS 5.0 not working

I just today (Sept. 5 2019) installed Elementary OS 5.0 as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. While logged in to my administrator user account, I created another standard user account for my son. I ...
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How to remove the password request from the key deposit

I would like to not have to type the password every time I start google chrome in the system. Thanks in advance
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User account name edited with each lock

Every time my system locks or logs out, my user account name gets changed. My last name has two capital letters, like John McSmith. Every time it gets logged out, it is changed to only capitalize the ...
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user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported [duplicate]

I have tried creating a user through command line with sudo adduser user but when I log in using that user's credential I get some error saying user is not in sudoers file. How can I add new user to ...
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How to view all existing user of my system?

I am new to elementary OS as well as Linux and command-line. I have learned that some users are not listed in the system user accounts. How can I view them? Thanks in advance.
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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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change username on elementary OS properly

How to change username on elementary OS — e.g. linux@eos to dago@eos properly?
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How can I change the guest session profile picture

I know I can enable and disable it but once enabled, the guest session has this white/blue user profile picture. I would like to change this image, is it currently possible ? Any way to do it manually ...
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Mounting internal drive to be shared between users

I have a question regarding drive mounts. I installed Elementary on a separate SSD. 3 partitions - swap, file system and home. I then installed a 1TB hard drive. The drive was partitioned to ext4 ...
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How can I have the same applications in the Dock for the Guest session as I have in the Administrator account?

I'm trying to set up elementaryOS on a computer for use in a classroom. I want to have a specific set of applications appear in the Dock for the Guest session by default. Ideally these would be the ...
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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 can i change userpic on the start screen?

Is it possible to change default blue pic to smth another?
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Can't add user on system

I tried to add user on GUI but nothing happens. I have already tried by command line but I recived the message below: useradd: existing lock file /etc/subuid.lock without a PID useradd: não foi ...
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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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When I click Administration account, it will not let me on the account. How can I unlock the settings from the guest account? [duplicate]

Whenever I click the admin account, it will not let me on it and only comes up with my background picture. This has happened for a while as I once turned off my laptop whilst it was going through an ...
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How can I add a new user account?

I cannot see how to add a new user account in Elementary OS, despite having reviewed the system settings and options. Can anyone advise on the required steps please? I already tried using the Guest ...
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Problem with multiple admin accounts and file ownership

A while ago I was messing around with my elementary OS setup and ended up crashing my main admin account. I'm not sure exactly what I did but essentially every time I would try to login, I would get ...
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How to change login screen? [duplicate]

Guys help me change my login screen wallpaper. I've already tried instructions with replacing the default file and nothing happened. How can I do that?
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How to remove user and his /home contents

Quick question guys, if I remove an 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 ...
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How can I regain required privileges and resolve the authentication problem?

I experimented with some custom Gnome PPAs (ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 and ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging) and newer versions of lightdm through which I had hoped to fix a problem with a blank screen on ...
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How do I change my user profile picture?

Currently my user profile picture is a small circular person: How do I change this?