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How to restore elementary boot logo in grub file

I need to reenable the splash logo in the /etc/default/grub file. I needed to boot in verbose mode to fix a slow boot issue but foolishly didn't backup the grub file so now don't have the ...
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Why Can't I Log In to Gmail with Geary or Mail?

When I tried to add my Gmail account, I was notified by Google with a message that follows: Sign-in attempt prevented Hi, Someone just tried to sign in to your Google Account from an app ...
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Help installing on Surface Pro 2

I'm having trouble installing elementary OS onto my Surface Pro 2. elementary OS works fine when in live mode - except that Wi-Fi doesn't work (driver issue, I guess?). When I try a proper install, ...
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Ask before running script from Pantheon Files

I just switched from Linux Mint (17.3) to elementary OS (0.3.2 Freya). On Mint, when I double clicked a shell script, I was asked if I wanted to "Run in terminal", "Display", "Cancel" or "Run" the ...
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How should I type elementary OS? With a lowercase e or an uppercase E?

Should I type elementary OS or Elementary OS? What's the difference between elementary and elementary OS? Should I call the system eOS?
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Can I pay with PayPal to download elementary OS?

Can I pay with PayPal to download elementary OS ?
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Pantheon-terminal key binds

I've just recently moved from Fedora to Elementary, and this is just about the only thing I miss. I want to set a keybind to cycle through tabs in the terminal window, I'm used to running vim in one ...
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Is there a netboot install for elementary?

I'm trying to install elementary OS over PXE and I'm following this and this tutorial. But I had a problem with the netboot folder: I didn't find one for elementary OS. Can I find or do I have to make ...
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Xiomi Mi Book: Wifi not working

Just tried installing this on my laptop, completely new to Linux. I managed to find out from other answers that the issue is that there is no native support for my network card, and that I need to ...
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Unable to connect to own WiFi network (Freya)

I'm having real trouble connecting to my own network. I can find the network (SSID) and enter the password just fine, but it can't connect from there. It keeps saying I'm disconnected. Tried ...
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Where can I download Luna? [duplicate]

Where can I download Luna? All the files are gone from SourceForge. (Yes, I know that Freya is out, I know that Luna is not supported anymore. I need a link to a Luna ISO.)
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Way to enable vertical two-finger scrolling, but not horizontal?

I like vertical two-finger scrolling and enabled it. However, I keep accidentally swiping left and right with two fingers and going back and forward in Chrome, as well as doing weird stuff in other ...
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UI elements are not displayed

I am experiencing a weird bug: Some UI elements in setting dialogues (e.g. Scratch, Bluetooth, Startup Applications, Date & Time) are not visible when the respective window opens. As soon as I ...
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How to reduce the brightness of a desktop pc?

I can see the option to reduce the brightness of the screen on my laptop but not on my desktop. Is there a way to adjust this on my pc?
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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 to stop wingpanel starting up?

I want to try either no top panel or maybe something else. I assume I can do this by putting a .desktop in an autostart directory, but how to stop Wingpanel loading at start?
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Recent change in elementary OS repository structure?

Has there be in recent time (mor exactly on 4 oct 2015) a change to the structure of the elementary OS repository in ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/stable/ubuntu/dists/ changing URL pattern from .../...
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How do I enable desktop icons on elementaryOS 5.0 Juno?

Old ways of installing Nautilus do not work.
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Hash next to “SHA265” doesn't match up

I'm trying to install Elementary OS for the first time, and I'm having trouble. The installation guide says that the hash next to "SHA265" in Rufus should match with the hash shown in the guide, but ...
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Will the developers add the option to automount external media & devices? [closed]

I, my family, my friends and colleagues have all abandoned Elementary OS for a return to Ubuntu for one simple reason: automounting of external media and devices. It isn't just the bother of have to ...
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Super + S: How do I change this?

I'm wondering where I can re-set this function (zoom out and show all workspaces) in elementary OS?
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Fonts looks weird at Loki (and just in my user session!). How do I fix it?

It all started after taking a snapshot with default app for the purpose (I use latest Loki version). After that, for no apparent reason, all fonts looks like this (except for browser text and fonts on ...
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elementary OS system fonts haywire

People, need help. I'm in the middle of a hectic work day and the system fonts just went haywire (try to read the browser's tab names) There was no system update. I was using the browser and ...
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How to access desktop on a headless Loki machine

I would like to be able to connect to my Loki desktop remotely. I have installed x11vnc but as soon as there is no display connected I can no longer access my desktop from the remote machine. I am ...
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Slow shutdown and cannot troubleshoot

I have problems with a slow shutdown. I followed the instructions to reduce the timeout. EOS 5.1 I set the timeouts to 9 seconds as answered below but it does not work.
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Configure Files to use double click

By default Pantheon Files, the file manager in elementary OS, uses a single click to open files and folders. How can I change this to double click, similar to Windows?
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How to get GNU Emacs work on elementary OS?

When running emacs, the following output appears: X protocol error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) on protocol request 139 When compiled with GTK, Emacs cannot recover from X disconnects. ...
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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 change the default Terminal app?

I would like to replace the default Terminal with the gnome-terminal. Is this possible? If I install gnome-terminal via apt-get it does not show up in the applications menu and I can't find an option ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with Wingpanel?

I would like to have an icon for Dropbox in Wingpanel (preferably one that matches the style of the default icons there) and have it display the current status (updated, synchronizing, offline). What'...
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Setting up OS X-style multi touch gestures on elementary OS

I have elementary OS set up on my 64 GB flash drive. For the last year or so, I've been (very happily) using OS X, and will likely continue to use it for a lot of work that I do. I'm very comfortable ...
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How to integrate Dropbox with the file manager (Files)?

When on Files, I'd like to be able to: see the little icon overlays in files and folders that indicate whether they're up to date or synchronizing when right-clicking on a file or folder inside the ...
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App center crashes when typing into search bar [closed]

I just installed Loki on my HP-G62 laptop. Everything seems to work ok except for one issue: When I open AppCenter, and type just two letters into the search bar (any two), it exits. My guess is ...
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How can I change the Skype icon in the wingpanel to match the default style?

It'd be nicer if the Skype icon was smaller and white. Here's how it looks right now:
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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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Can I make an application to start in another workspace automatically?

When I start an application, I want to move it automatically into another workspace. For example, when I type 'virtualbox' on terminal or on synapse-indicator, I want virtualbox to open in another ...
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What resources can I use to follow the active development of elementary OS?

elementary is a very large project, spanning many domains. This can make it difficult to follow on a "high" level. As a (potential) community member, what resources are available for me to follow the ...
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Multi-Touch Gestures for eOS config file for Libinput OS

How to configure the config file for libinput config I want the apple gestures to work on elementary. I am able to change workspaces by swipe up and down. but that is just about it. For those of you ...
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How to minimize a window?

I'm new with elementary, and actually I don't find the way to minimize a windows, I only see a button to close a window and one to change the size. How can I minimize a window?
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How to disable screen rotation on Juno

I have elementary OS Juno installed on my laptop and it automatically rotates the screen to upside-down. then i have to go to display to fix this problem. but it doesn't stays normal. Sometimes later ...
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How to replace file manager in elementary OS?

It's no secret that the weakest link on Luna is the file manager. Regular crashes at work is a disaster. I suspect that it could be replaced by Nautilus or other FM, but I don't know how to do it ...
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Power Setting doesnt work

Elementary OS Juno. Dell Inspiron 5767. I try to prevent my laptop from suspend after some time of inactivity. I choose "Never" in both Plugged In and On Battery, but Laptop still suspend after some ...
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Elementary OS on Macbook won't display wifi settings. How do i fix?

Hello. I am trying to use elementary on my macbook pro, but i won't display wifi unless i plug in usb wifi dongle. So, the drivers are missing i suppose. I had this issue before and it was solved with ...
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Switch only between windows of the same application (not tabs)? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to switch between the open windows of one application by using (or assigning first) a shortcut (like I do in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and MacOS). I have often more than one window ...
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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 install the drivers for my Nvidia GTX 970?

I have recently installed a Nvidia GTX 970, and from there on I could only select a tiny resolution under elementary.
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Bluetooth manager requests use of pin to pair headphones - elementaryOS

Problem: When I try to connect my logitech bluetooth headphones, the headphones are recognized, however, the bluetooth manager than provides a pin code asks me to input it to headphones...??? There ...
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How do I disable the sudo paste warning?

How can I disable this popup? I can't find any settings.
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How do I create a simple SMB file share?

I'm not interested in cloud storage or anything like that, I just need to share out a folder so that OS X and Windows clients can connect to it. Connecting to shares FROM Elementary OS seems to be ...
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How can I take a screenshot of a window without the background?

When I take a window screenshot, it looks like this: How can I make it look like this:

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