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Making it work more like Windows [closed]

I appreciate it's not Windows, so please don't shoot me down, but after using Windows for 20 years, and trying Linux numerous times, it's never gotten anywhere close, except now, with elementary. It ...
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How to encompass LibreOffice apps in the “Applications” tab so that they come under 1 banner which is “LibreOffice”?

Whenever I need to open up a LibreOffice application say, the Writer, it's there in the Applications tab alright. But what my problem is that there are 6 LibreOffice apps in total, and they eat a lot ...
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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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Why has sound stopped to work on headphones?

I'm using freya 3.2 and after installing TLP Advanced Power Management the audio jack isn't working anymore. The strange thing is that the notebook's loudspekakers are working regularly (when ...
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How do I access Dock preferences?

I changed the position of the dock to the left of the screen. I don't like it. I would like it back at the bottom as default. To do so we right-click on the dock to access its preferences but it is ...
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Are there laptops for sale with elementary OS preinstalled

I have seen a lot of laptops for sale running Ubuntu.I have never seen a laptops elementary OS preinstallated for sale. Has anyone seen laptops preinstallated with elementary OS ?
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Are we allowed to use the documentation stylesheets?

In interest of keeping with elementary's beautiful documentation, I ported the stylesheets over to SASS and made a Pandoc template. The result looks something like this: However the upstream ...
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Headphones noise [closed]

I plug in my headphones I start hearing an hissing noise coming from them. The noise is continuous and doesn't changhe in intensity when I turn up or down the volume, but it stops when I lower it ...
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Recommended laptop with docking port for 2 monitors, compatible with elementary OS? [closed]

I plan on using a laptop so I can stay on the go. However, while I'm at home I have a need for multiple monitors. Is elementary OS known to support multiple monitors? What is a good laptop + ...
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Problem with LibreOffice Installation

I'm installing LibreOffice on my elementary OS, i have tried with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and finally sudo apt-get install ...
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Is there a way to make Noise automatically update music library?

I am always adding new music. Is there a way Noise can update my library without having to import? Thanks!
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Operating System Not Found

Installed Elementary via the live usb to D drive. C Drive is windows ssd. In boot order have changed so the D drive is higher in the boot order than C. When order is reversed, the C drive works as ...
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Desktop inside desktop How can i delete it?

Hi Please refer the below image for reference. It showing one more dektop, I need to remove it.
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Problems with Netflix in new Google Chrome

I've been watching Netflix in Google Chrome for months without any problem. Since one of the last updates however, there are weird graphical glitches. If you start a stream, you can only hear the ...
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Laptop having boot issues

I’ve just installed Elementary OS on my Toshiba Laptop and now I am getting boot issues. To turn the computer on after shutting down I have to force shutdown twice to get it to startup. The first time ...
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Cant Log into Steam

As you can see in the picture i am unable to login to Steam because there is no username and password boxes. Any help woud be appreciated
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WiFi service stops after system resumes

After resuming the system from suspend, the WiFi service stops working and wifi icon disappears. I tried registering a service at /etc/systemd/system/resume-wifi.service folder. [Unit] Description=...
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elementary OS 14.04 to 15.10 upgrade issues

Updating from Freya to wily is quite annoying at this point. I'm somewhat a newbie to Linux, but when I run update commands in terminal or software update I get the following: W:Failed to fetch_http:/...
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Why is videos color scheme different

Why is it that Videos' color scheme is dark grey when the other apps seem to be light grey? It kinda stands out and looks odd as a whole. The rest of the apps appear to go together.
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System language changue to spanish

I have a problem with the panel elementary OS Freya, I update the system and then I change the language to spanish using the "configuration system",when i close the session all system changed,but not ...
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Laptop HDD runs very hot (even in idle state)

I wanted to ask about this because it didn't happened to me before with other linux distributions (i.e Fedora or Mint) For whatever reason the HDD in the laptop runs very hot, so hot that is really ...
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Sublime text font on Elementary

I have an issue with my sublime text 3 installation where the text is displayed with blocks rather than actual letters. Here is what I mean: I have tried apt-get install --reinstall sublime-text-...
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Hide title bar in pantheon-terminal?

The title bar (that above the tabs) is hidden when pantheon-terminal is full-screen. How can this bar be hidden when not full-screen? Alternatively, I'd be happier if I could make both it and the tab ...
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ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad. Buttons work, cannot swipe

I have installed Elementary OS recently. At some point my touchpad stopped to work. Not completely, but I cannot move it, all I can do is click. I have tried to enable it at settings. Turning on/off ...
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Is there any way to lock the dock?

You can drag the icons on the dock and put them in and out, but is there any way of locking them so you can't do this?
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No sound playback in Videos (elementary OS Freya 0.3.2)

After some time off from elementary OS, I went back in, logged and now I'm not getting any audio playback from the Videos (0.1.0.2) app. I have sound in my browser, Music (0.3.1) app, and general ...
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GNU GRUB version 2.02-beta2-9 showing after installation [closed]

I installed elementary OS alongside windows using a USB drive onto an external hard drive (transcend) and after installation it shows this GRUB command line. I can't even boot into Windows and I'm ...
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How do I restore the elementary OS Freya original sources list?

I have messed up the PPA and now I do not know how to revert the sources.list to its original form. Thank you!
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Make Win + ↓ minimize the current window

When using Windows (10) I can press Win+↓ to minimize the current window. In elementary OS freya I cannot do it and instead it opens the virtual desktops
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Packaging system broken: Error with libqtcore4 package when installing krita (Freya)

I tried to install Krita via terminal sudo apt-get install krita and got an error message. Many packages depend on libqtcore4 (>= 4:4.8.0) which is not going to be installed. I am using ...
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Firefox cursor information colour black letters

When the cursor is not moving and that frame appears and normally it's black and the letters are white. After the update yesterday it is completely black. I have the default firefox theme, just after ...
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Cannot boot, install Freya

I am trying to install the latest elementary OS Freya on my old laptop - Acer Ferrari WLMI4005. Doesn't boot - in BIOS I have boot from CD. I see only black screen with elementary OS logo and do ...
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How to change or replace the dock?

Is it possible to change the appearance of the dock or to replace it with a different one like Docky? Thanks!
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Missing the “Security & Privacy” option in settings

Using elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 (64bit).
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Connecting external monitor logs out computer [closed]

When I connect an external monitor via VGA, the computer logs out (not just screen lock). I can see the lock screen on both the monitors with low screen resolutions on both. When I enter the password, ...
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Cannot launch Viber on elementary OS freya

After removing Viber version 5 from software center, and with sudo dpkg --purge viber sudo apt-get remove viber I downloaded the version 6 viber .deb file from Viber's website, opened it and ...
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Does the snap package mean that we don't need to use super old softwares?

Will elementary OS make lots of snap packages? Does the snap package mean stable OS + new softwares?
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Does elementary OS work on the Dell XPS 15?

I'm looking at purchasing a Dell XPS 15 with the Ultra HD display (3840 x 2160), but haven't been able to find any information on whether or not it works with elementary OS, and have a feeling it ...
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How to clone elementary OS to new SSD

How can I clone my current elementary OS installation to a new SSD (or HDD) while keeping all my data and programs. I have done a lot of tweaking and I do not want to have to redo it.Also is there ...
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How to show the support status of packages in freya?

I've recently read this article (http://www.heise.de/open/meldung/Ubuntu-LTS-Lauter-Sicherheitsluecken-trotz-Langzeitpflege-3181830.html - sorry, it's in German) about Canonical's LTS policies and how ...
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How to resize second monitor display area

I am very new to Linux in general and elementary in particular (2-3 days) so this question might be dumb. I do the majority of my work on a second HDMI monitor. In windows, i could resize the display ...
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Cannot change lockscreen Calender widget's language

I changed system language and regional settings to United States, top Bar calender shows English only. Yet the lockscreen widget for calender i.e next to log on screen it shows Arabic. Any workarounds?...
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Forgot to set bash as terminal before uninstalling fish

Well, as dumb as it sounds, I was having some trouble with Fish, and decided to uninstall it. The wrong way. I simply used apt-get remove fish without using chsh -s /bin/bash beforehand. So this is ...
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Hide time/date display on login screen

from some digging I understand by default Elementary OS uses pantheon-greeter which uses LightDM. Is there a way to hide the time and date display on the login screen?
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Cannot access Android device from Pantheon Files (“Unable to Mount Folder”)

When I try to access my phone (Samsung Galaxy J2) or tablet (Nexus 9 WiFi) from pantheon files I get a message saying Cannot Mount Folder And it is also the same with the tablet (Nexus 9). I can ...
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Make elementary OS freya boot in 20 seconds

My laptop is dual-booting Windows 10 and elementary OS.Windows 10 boots to the desktop (Chrome opens instantly) in just 20 seconds (including POST which is only 1 sec) while elementary OS Freya takes ...
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Touchegg touchpad control

To make touchegg work, the gestures you do on touchpad are associated with an application. Example: touchegg.config <application name="All"> <gesture type="DRAG" fingers="1" ...
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Is it possible to install AMD GPU-PRO on Freya?

I'm quite happy with my elementary installation, it even provides for some casual gaming fun. I just noticed that the next big driver thing on AMD's side is AMDGPU PRO In theory this enables the GPU ...
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Does elementary OS support tablet input (for writing)?

I see that there is built-in support for Wacom, but I wonder if Elementary OS supports tablets for writing (there aren't many distros that I know of support this). I installed elementary OS for my ...
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How to memorize sort options in folders?

I'm struggling with a few folders in Pantheon Files on Freya which don't keep the sort options I gave them. Especially my Downloads folder. I have to set it to sort its content by date/reverse (so the ...

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