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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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How can I add multiple timezones to Freya?

I'm trying to have multiple timezones displayed when clicking on the clock, a behavior available in Luna but missing in Freya. After several months I still didn't see this option added back. Is there ...
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Create Bootable USB in elementary OS

I'm trying to upgrade to Freya from Luna and I need to create a bootable usb drive. Ubuntu has Startup Disk Creator, what does elementary OS have?
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How to play H.265/HEVC videos?

I cannot play H.265/HEVC videos. While trying to play video I get an error "Audience needs video/x-unknown decoder to play this file". Here's a screenshot of an error. If I click on install video ...
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Waiting for package manager lock what does that mean?

I can't seem to add any applications. I receive a notice saying "Waiting for package manager lock". I like Elementary but I am stuck and unable to install any additional programs. Should I do a ...
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Ways to synchronize Android smartphone

How can I synchronize over the air my Android smartphone and laptop? I'm interested in file sharing, notifications from phone, if it possible.
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How to change the mouse cursor theme?

I would like to change the mouse cursor theme that is used, both in my session and in the login screen. For example Breeze instead of the standard one called "elementary" (similar to DMZ Black).
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New important security and hardware support update

Anyone getting this? Is there a way to get rid of it? New important security and hardware support update WARNING: Security updates for your current Hardware Enablement Stack ended on 2016-08-...
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No Google or Microsoft account option in System settings

I just installed elementary os Loki and I can't find an option for Google accounts or Microsoft in the online accounts menu. Is there any way I can install them? Thanks, Ben
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Concern about the future of vala

I'm prototyping an application using Vala, in hope of targeting elementary OS. It was actually the elementary website at Build for elementary OS that first steered me towards Vala. Now, Gnome is ...
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Is elementary-tweaks still working on Hera?

Does it still working on elementary OS Hera? is it safe to install? Thanks and sorry for the odd question!
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Chrome always asking for password in elementary OS Loki

I´ve just installed elementary OS Loki, and downloaded and installed Google Chrome from their website. When I turn off my computer, and restart, Google Chrome don't remember any password, not even the ...
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How do you have Ctrl + Alt + T duplicate a terminal tab in Freya?

I was able to do this just fine in the previous version of elementary OS. But I've been unable to find a method to do it in Freya. I want CTRL+ALT+Tto duplicate a tab in Freya with the same directory....
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CTRL-whatever and Shift-whatever require double tap

After the update yesterday (2/3), epiphany 3.8.10 and some OS updates, using Shift and CTRL require double tapping. For example, if I'm doing CTRL-C I have to type C twice. If I want to make a capital ...
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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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Multiple DPi Screens on Loki

I have a touchscreen Dell XPS 9550 and an external 27" Dell screen. How can I make sure the external monitor doesn't scale everything up as it currently is by 2x? The XPS is HiDPI whilst the screen ...
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How to prevent updating of a specific package?

I would like to update just the base of elementary system and not the all installed apps. I can run sudo apt-get install package-name to upgrade the package if it is already installed. Whereas I can ...
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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 publish an App in elementary (Loki) AppCenter

I wanted to check if there is some documentation on how to make an App available in the elementary (Loki) App Center. I have gathered that the application needs to be on GitHub and some hooks needs ...
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How to enable dual boot menu?

I have Windows in my lap and installed Freya recently. During installation I choosed something else option and installed in it. Both install in different directory. I can see Windows installation ...
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TLP Power Management disables USB devices in my ASUS UX305 ultrabook. Needs restart!

I recently had Elementary OS (Loki) installed in my Asus UX305 (Dual Boot option). Out of the box, the notebook came with windows 10 home. I took some body's help in the installation as it was not ...
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Long boot time after recent updates [duplicate]

Everything was running smooth and fast till I updated my system. It is evident that the newest updates are causing this +2minutes boot time. suspicious boot times are enclosed in asteriks systemd-...
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How can I enable Japanese input?

Back in the Luna days I used ibus to type in Japanese, and could switch between input methods using CtrlSpace. In Freya, I've tried to install ibus through the terminal, looking through the ibus page ...
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What is the recommended way to update from elementary OS Loki 0.4 to Loki 0.4.1?

Now that elementary OS Loki Update 1 (0.4.1) has been released, how can I upgrade to it without reinstalling?
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How can I install and run Minecraft?

I want to play Minecraft on my laptop. How do I install it? I've downloaded the file from the Minecraft website, but nothing happens when I double click it.
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How can I enable multi-touch gestures on a laptop trackpad?

My laptop has the ability to read up to 4-finger gestures, but the functionality to map and use those gestures isn't included in Elementary OS. Is there any way I can do this?
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How to automatically hide wingpanel?

How to automatically hide wingpanel in elementary OS 0.4 Loki?
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How can I reset keyboard shortcuts?

I've foolishly changed my screenshot settings, and want to set them back to have the same short cuts. I could boot a live USB / DVD but I'd rather not have to restart right now. How can I reset all ...
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Slack icon on wingpanel [duplicate]

I've installed the official slack app (https://slack.com/downloads) but when I closed (not quitting the app) there's no icon on wingpanel.. Is there some way to have it?
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Is Nautilus really "not-recommended"?

I had problems in the past with Nautilus being invasive on some desktops, namely XFCE, when it used to compete with Thunar for the desktop, but not in elementary. On the other hand I don't think it's ...
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I am unable to update or install software in the AppCenter

I've been using Loki for about 3 weeks. Installing software and updates was working fine. I booted into Loki today and got a notification that I had 4 updates available. The red flag also appeared on ...
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Pantheon Files: Search results in window instead of drop-down list?

When I search for a document or picture in Files I get a drop-down list of things that match the results. The list goes away if I click and multiple files cannot be selected or otherwise manipulated. ...
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How to create a custom .desktop-file

everyone. I use zotero for my studies and downloaded a tar.gz-file from their website. When I extract it, it has an executable shell script that launches the programme. I wanted to be able to start ...
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Can I force full screen mode for any application?

Is it possible to force fullscreen in any application in elementary OS? I use Vim in my everyday work, but I would like to use gVim, but I don't see a way to make gVim fullscreen.
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Software center does not open after update

I had installed beta version of Freya alongside windows 7 about a year ago. I didn't use or update Freya after a month of use. But today I updated it by apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and ...
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How to setup your NTFS drives/partitions to mount on elementary OS startup?

I have installed elementary OS freya installed on a drive which also contains another ntfs partition which I would like to mount at system startup. Is there a way I can do this?
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Is there a way to mount another partition on startup?

I have a secondary partition with a broken Windows installation on my hard drive. I no longer need Windows, but I still have some files that I need there. The partition remained mounted when my ...
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How to add "Show Desktop" icon in elementary OS?

I have installed nautilus to enable desktop icons in elementary OS Loki. It works fine but is there any way to add a button that can I use to click and show desktop? Like the ones in Windows at right ...
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How can I replace a single App Icon

How can I replace a single Icon (In my case Inkscape and terminator) without interfering with my current Icon theme. Since I use the elementary+ Icon theme it has an orange Inkscape Icon and I don't ...
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How can I switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Freya?

After having set-up multiple keyboard layouts how can I switch between them using a keyboard shortcut?
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How can I install Windows (10, probably) alongside my existing elementary OS?

Note that this is not about installing elementary OS (I already have a functional system that I would like to keep). I simply want to install Windows alongside it. My laptop is 64 bit, and UEFI (I ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts ~ possibly backup other configurations

I have a lot of custom shortcuts with scripts and commands that I would like to backup/restore. I can save other configurations like "customized" icons, application launchers and settings from the ...
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Customize (to decrease the height of the wingpanel) in Freya

I'm looking to see if I can reduce the height of the wingpanel in elementary OS Freya. I mean make the wingpanel smaller like normal wingpanel in elementary OS Luna.
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ACPI PCC probe failed while trying to install Freya

I'm trying to install Freya alongside Windows 10 on my new PC. It's an Alienware X51 R3 (i7-6700K, GTX 960). I've been using and installing elementary OS in different machines for a couple of years, ...
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Loki - MBPr 15 - Screen Brightness doesn't work

loving the new OS. Just installed Loki today and have a problem with screen brightness. My screen is at full brightness, which is a pain at night. I have a MacBook Pro late 2013 11,3 with dual nvidia,...
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How to recieve files via bluetooth?

I'm trying to transfer some pictures from my phone to my computer, but I cannot seem to find an option to receive files, only to send them. I tried looking up some guides for Ubuntu (for example), but ...
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Sticky keyboard layout

I think the question has been asked before, but seems was left without an answer. What is the possible workaround to have different keyboard layouts for different windows? Are there any 3rd-party ...

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