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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 Please ...
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A fresh install boots to the grub command prompt

I've a problem when I'm installing elementary OS Freya on a Sony VAIO 13". First of all I read all the posts on the forum which treat that subject My problem is when I install elementary OS, after ...
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Unable to add printer

I am unable to add a printer as the 'Add' button is greyed out. Its an HP Deskjet 3520 - I'd like to connect to it wirelessly.
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Remove icons from desktop

For some reason, icons are showing up on the desktop. I would like nothing to show. Thanks a lot for help in advance.
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Function to hide apps in Slingshot [closed]

I miss a function to hide some applications in Slingshot.
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How to customize system settings window

I am using elementary OS freya. How to customize (add or remove) applications in system settings window. For example, Removing sound icon under hardware section in system settings. Adding an ...
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Pantheon Shell Loading So Slow

I just did system update on Loki from AppCenter. But after restarting, the shell (Pantheon?) loads really, really slow. It was fast before. Here my syslog, maybe it helps: https://pastebin.com/...
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Change the folder where screenshots are saved

When taking a screenshot using prt sc the screenshot is saved to the pictures folder. Instead of saving them in pictures I would like them to be saved to another folder instead. How can I do this?
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elementary OS Update

I just installed elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki on an iMac over the last weekend and everything went swimmingly well. This AM when I try sudo apt-get update, I get this message: W: The repository '...
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Hash Sum Mismatch Error

I am getting a hash sum mismatch error. I have several ppa's hopefully this is not the cause. tweaks, libreoffice, and caffeine, vivaldi, opera I followed the instructions Update error (sudo apt-get ...
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Black screen when installing OS

The second day of trying to install an OS on MacBook 2011 (dual videocard) years via usb flash drive or ElementaryOS nor any other linux distro is not installed, even if i select "TRY Elementary" just ...
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Wireless driver installation

I just got a new computer (HP Envy) and installed elementary OS. As you may know, a lot of HP laptops come with Intel wireless drivers and they do not work on Linux right after the installation. And ...
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Multiple password prompts on resume from sleep: “Authentication is required to refresh system sources”

I've recently installed 0.4 Kodi Beta 2 on my XPS 13 as the broadcom WiFi chip installed on it only started receiving support on Ubuntu starting 16.04 on which 0.4 Kodi is based. So far everything has ...
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How to hibernate Freya?

I installed Freya three days ago on my main machine, and I faced some issues with the hardware. But I got it to work at last. But the lack of hibernation support in Freya is causing me to seriously ...
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How to backup and restore the system?

How can I make a backup of the system and then restore it, in case of serious damage or failure? This is possible after a failed experiment.
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How can I clean the system from unnecessary files?

How can I safely clean the system from unnecessary files to free up disk space? I mean unnecessary packages, configs, cache, etc.
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Dropbox icon missing in Loki

I got a red circle with a crossed red line instead of Dropbox icon.
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Shaky mouse pointer when using touchpad

I have an issue with shaky mouse pointer when I'm using touch pad, but only when I'm using one finger. It doesn't happen when I use: two fingers to scroll (cursor doesn't move, but I can scroll up ...
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Firefox right click issue

is anybody else having this annoying issue with Firefox? when I right-click the little window that pops-up clashes with the mouse, making it difficult to choose what to select.
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Unable to fullscreen video on second monitor

I can't run any fullscreen video on my second monitor. I tried with youtube on google chrome, netflix on firefox and vlc. Any ideas on why?
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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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How can I add more themes on Elementary-Tweaks?

I have downloaded elementary-tweaks for Freya. I have also installed a few themes using PPA. What if I have a theme in a file and I want to include it in the gallery of the themes? How can I add it ...
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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya? [duplicate]

Is there an elementary os keyboard equivalent to windows ctlr+alt+del that would launch a task manager, process list, ability to set affinity, priority, kill a proces,monitor memory and cpu loads, + ...
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How can I add multiple google calendars to the calendar?

I have been able to add my main Google Calendar to the calendar app, but I cannot add secondary calendars. I have attempted to sudo apt-get install evolution-data-server-pantheon-online-accounts but ...
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New install has a login loop

I am a new elementary OS user and I just installed it on a PC. The installation took place as normal. However, when I put the password in and it begins to login after 3 seconds the screen goes black ...
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Is there a hotkey to switch through the windows of the current application? (as Alt + ` in Ubuntu) [duplicate]

Is there any way I can replicate the Alt + ` functionality from Ubuntu? It's like Alt + Tab only it just switches through the windows of the current application. For instance, if I have 3 file ...
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Laptop + HDMI external monitor issue?

I've reinstalled my laptop yesterday and decided to give Elementary another shot. Everything's working great and I'm loving it but now I have a big issue. I connected the laptop via HDMI to an ...
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How to disable the empty workspace that appears when switching between them?

The only thing that's preventing me from using other workspaces (besides the main one) is that I can't switch between them properly. ALT+TAB will only switch between apps in the current workspace. ...
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How can I have one plank on each of my monitors

In my freya setup, I had 2 planks, one for each of my monitors. I accomplished this by using the settings file in ~/.config/plank/dock[n]. This file is now missing. Is there any way to create another ...
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Can't open a new tab or new file on scratch

I can't open a new tab or new file in Scratch. Nothing happens when I click on the + icon and the following image occurs when I close all documents and select "New File". Running scratch from the ...
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What is the recommended way to upgrade elementary OS 0.3 Freya to 0.4 Loki?

How can I upgrade from elementary OS Freya to Loki without losing my data, you may ask?
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Is there a way to see changelog of update?

Title says it all. Is this a thing? A changelog for every update in AppCenter (obviously just for elementary apps) would be really helpful.
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AppCenter can't update Flatpak packages

Since yesterday, when I try to update those two recommended items, the process fails and the updates are still showing. Sometimes, but not always, AppCenter crashes and closes. All other updates are ...
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Update with terminal instead of AppCenter

My AppCenter has an icon indicating several updates in the queue. How can I download and install these updates from Terminal/CLI without opening AppCenter?
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Update error (sudo apt-get update)

I am using freya. When I run sudo apt-get update I got the following errors W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/freya/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.92....
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How to easily enable and disable touchpad without using the mouse?

I want to easily enable/disable laptop touchpad. I know that could be done by short-keys, but at some point I had the impression that custom shortcuts do not work very well in Freya (Settings-...
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Something wrong with my panel and dock popover

I believe its become like this after an update that i did on 16 jan. Didn't install any application or something that can cause for this. Anyone has the same problem? I restarted or shutdown few times....
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How can I show performance graphs in Wingpanel?

I'd like to be able to see graphs for CPU, RAM, network activity, etc. at a glance, without having to open a dedicated task monitor application.
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How to insert characters by pressing ALT + # (numpad)?

How to enable those function (alt + number) on my elementary OS? I can't insert tilde and "ñ" letter because I don't have those buttons and also can't use the alt + number. Someone have an idea? ...
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How do I install elementary OS?

I would like to see a full how-to on installing the latest stable version of elementary OS.
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How can I re-install the Software & Updates app?

The "Software & Updates" app is missing from elementary OS 0.3.2, how can I re-install it?
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Change lock screen shortcut?

How do I change the logout shortcut? Currently it is set to CMD + L. I cannot find such setting in Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts. It is terribly inconvenient for me as I switch frequently from OSX ...
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Can I install Freya alongside of Windows 7?

I am using windows 7 for my main works. now I am learning Freya gradually to move my entire things to Freya. But now, I am practicing with it. So, I want to install Freya alsongside Windows 7. How ...
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Pantheon-greeter login screen has incorrect resolution on external monitor

Laptop: Lenovo T530 External VGA monitor: LG Flatron E2051 The LG monitor is set as primary. The login screen shows on both the laptop monitor and the external monitor. The resolution of the laptop ...
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GRUB not showing after installing Elementary OS alongside Windows 10

I've tried to install elementary OS alongside Windows 10 in a UEFI machine. I first did it with Secure Boot enabled, using the "something more" option. I created the boot, root and swap partitions as ...
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gtk2 apps not working in elementary

I downloaded pdfshuffler and radiotray from the Software Center, but they won't open in elementary. When I open either of them in Terminal, I get the error discussed here: GTK-error while running a ...
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I can't login , return to login screen (it isn't Xauthority)

I spend all day trying to fix the problem but it was impossible. I updated my OS from update manager. I ran a game on steam and the pc has got freeze and then, I rebooted whit button. When I try to ...
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Login redirects back to login screen

I'm running a freshly installed copy of Loki. Updated the system and installed a few basic packages (Firefox etc. - no kernels or anything likely to upset the system), rebooted and found myself locked ...
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Intel 8265 doesn't work in Loki

I just purchased a 2016 hp specter x360 (7th gen Intel) that comes equipped with an Intel 8265 dual band wifi (https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi). In the initial installation ...
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indicators on wingpanel

I am still in my customization process within this great distro and I am wondering if there is a way to get an better control of the indicators. I reactivated the indicators, now I am getting two ...

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