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How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Adjust scroll speed This is based directly on an answer to a similar question on AskUbuntu by user stvn66. I have tested it under elementary OS 0.4 Loki. Unfortunately there is no simple setting to ...
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How can I view the desktop?

You can put the 'Desktop' docket to Plank (the dock application). Ctrl+Right click on the dock and select Preferences from the menu. In the Docklets tab you can find Desktop, just drag-and-drop it to ...
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How to add "Show Desktop" icon in elementary OS?

There are two easy options. Ctrl + right click on plank and go to preferences. There is a show desktop docklet. Hot corner solution. Install wmctrl sudo apt install wmctrl Then you can use wmctrl -...
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Why can't I place files on the desktop by default, and how can I get this feature?

Although this question is quite old, there is a more acceptable answer for the OP's question now. Appcenter has an application called Desktop folder now, which you can install and use. https://github....
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How to disable desktop switch on fullscreen

You can deactivate this feature by disabling dynamic workspaces in gala preferences. Open dconf Editor, if you have it, and go to org -> pantheon -> desktop -> gala -> behavior and untick dynamic-...
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Why does Firefox keep creating a ~/Desktop folder?

You can set your $HOME directory as Desktop in xdg-user-dirs config file (~/.config/user-dirs.dirs). This can be done manually through text editor. Open this file: scratch-text-editor ~/.config/...
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Do you plan to develop Night Mode?

You might want to look at the package redshift (universe packages) or fluxgui (in the PPA: https://launchpad.net/~nathan-renniewaldock/+archive/ubuntu/flux)
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Files Don't Appear on Desktop?

There is not a desktop folder in elementary OS, you can't put icons or files in the desktop, all the icons go to the dock bar and the files to your home folder
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How come Loki does not have the window snap feature?

What do you mean? Window snapping is definitely there in Loki (source: I'm using it right now on Chrome, snapped to full-screen). Note that some windows have fixed, forced sizes, and therefore cannot ...
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How to remove second workspace?

Empty workspaces are deleted automatically when you stop viewing them.
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How to add a JetBrains IDE to the Plank if "Keep in Dock" does not appear

After installing another IDE from the JetBrains suite, I saw the installer mention that I could add the program to my Applications drawer by going to Tools > Create Desktop Entry... As far as I can ...
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Desktop System Setting missing

As it turns out, switchboard-plug-pantheon-shell wasn't installed for some reason. sudo apt install switchboard-plug-pantheon-shell Solved the problem.
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Is StackExchange where we get support for elementary OS?

The forum is a third party thing and has no affiliation with the elementary team. If you go to https://elementary.io/support you will see that the place they tell you to go to have frequent questions ...
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Can I install another desktop environment in elementary OS?

It's probably possible to remove Pantheon/Granite and install GNOME on elementary OS, but it's also a bad idea. :) Installing GNOME would likely result in an unstable OS. In addition, apps that are ...
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How to change Desktop icon font color?

If you enabled the desktop icons by Nautilus (How to enable desktop icons and right click in Elementary OS Freya?), you can do the following: cd ~/.config/gtk-3.0 nano gtk.css add the css: .nautilus-...
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How do I change the wallpaper through the command line?

Thanks to the Set Wallpaper Contract there already is a convenient way to set a new wallpaper: set-wallpaper Example: set-wallpaper ~/Downloads/coolpicture.png set-wallpaper some-name.png will set ...
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Synapse on Loki

you can try Albert it's an alternative to synapse
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How to add "Show Desktop" icon in elementary OS?

I came looking for a solution to showing the desktop in a single key press and the solution of mapping wmctrl -k on to SUPER + D got the job done. Quite handy if you have a really funky conky ...
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Do you plan to develop Night Mode?

f.lux is more reliable than Redshift and has a wing panel icon to easily adjust the color and pause it. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nathan-renniewaldock/flux sudo apt update sudo apt install fluxgui
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Gnome Shell Extension Counterpart in ElementaryOS

indicator-netspeed-unity sudo apt-add-repository ppa:fixnix/netspeed sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-netspeed-unity
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Is it possible to re-arrange the indicators in the panel?

It's not possible to re-arrange the indicators in the panel.
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Plank not starting after reinstall

This is controlled via a dconf setting in Loki: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.cerbere monitored-processes It should contain plank (the default is ['wingpanel', 'plank']). If plank is not ...
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Display Desktop Icons

Have you tried this tip? Keep in mind that desktop folders is not a deal in the elementary. This can be harsh, I know.
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Display Desktop Icons

There's an app called Desktop Folder that's available in the AppCenter. It adds desktop folders, among other things.
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Dual monitors on Odin

I believe you can do this via Terminal with the following command: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter workspaces-only-on-primary false I cannot test this right now (the work machines are stock Ubuntu), ...
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How can I adjust the mouse scrollwheel speed?

Unfortunately there is no setting in elementary OS to adjust this. There is a bug over there at Launchpad. A possible solution could be http://www.webupd8.org/2015/12/how-to-change-mouse-scroll-wheel-...
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I think I just broke elementary and have no idea what to do, can someone help?

Seems to me you can only do is to reinstall elementary OS. If there some files you want to backup, try it, but that's what I would do, reinstall system.
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How do I get rid of a "desktop inside of a desktop" bug?

This worked with Luna, you can try and see if it still works (taken from this answer): If you install Nemo you might end up with an "un-closable" window in your desktop that you can't close (see here)...
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How to change an order of workspaces?

Sadly, this is not possible under elementary OS. You could file a feature request; however, keep in mind that developers might want to keep it clean.
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