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Privacy Mode The Privacy Mode setting under System Settings > Security & Privacy > Privacy is related to local data. There is no data sent online or to elementary. elementary doesn’t collect usage stats through the OS or anything. Privacy mode and the other privacy settings control an OS component called Zeitgeist, which is an open source library that ...


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Plank has a hidden settings window for developers/OEMs. Hold down Control and right click anywhere on the dock Select "Preferences" Go nuts Please be aware that some of these options will lead to less-than-optimal experiences. For example, setting the dock to the Top position will make it impossible to unhide in certain situations as well as cover the time,...


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You can change it by editing the file sudo -i scratch-text-editor /etc/lightdm/pantheon-greeter.conf There you will find the line default-wallpaper=/usr/share/backgrounds/elementaryos-default Add a line to the file something like this: default-wallpaper=/usr/share/backgrounds/168.jpg Logout and you can see the change.


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In order to turn off transparency, open a terminal session and run the following commands, depending on your version of elementary OS: 0.4 Loki Turn off transparency in WingPanel gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.wingpanel use-transparency false Turn off transparency in Terminal gsettings set org.pantheon.terminal.settings background "rgba(37, 46, 50, ...


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You can hold Ctrl and scroll over the dock to change the icon size. There is also a hidden preferences window for Plank. Hold Ctrl and right click on the dock to open a context menu, then select "Preferences". You can also open Terminal and type in $ plank --preferences At the bottom of the window there is a slider to adjust the size of the icons. Bear ...


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Just copy your wallpaper to /usr/share/backgrounds (you're going to need root privileges to do so) and then select your wallpaper from System Settings -Desktop - Wallpaper. That should also change the login background. In fact there is a bug where the login picture cannot be changed: https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1391716 also: https://...


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Open System Settings and click Keyboard: Switch to the tab Options Now choose Miscellaneous compatibility options on the left side, and check Default numeric keypad keys on the right side. That's all! This setting takes effect after Login and has no effect at the login screen or consoles. If it doesn't work for you, try checking Numeric keypad ...


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Ubuntu Ubuntu uses Unity as its desktop environment and this contains the code for Amazon Web Search and collecting data. elementary OS elementary OS has its own desktop environment called Pantheon which like most desktop environments remembers recently used files to enable extra functionality in certain applications while using the OS. This data isn't ...


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Pressure reveal is a feature designed to make it harder to accidentally un-hide the dock. Instead of revealing any time the cursor hits the bottom row of pixels on your display, it reveals when you continue to push your cursor past the bottom row of pixels on your display. In this way, it should still be easy to reveal the dock when you actually intend to do ...


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This is a known bug: https://github.com/elementary/switchboard-plug-power/issues/89 There's a workaround near the (current) bottom of the page: This problem is because the power settings are used from the gconf configuration of the user lightdm, and not the current user. Just test: sudo su su - -s /bin/bash lightdm gsettings get org.gnome.settings-...


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You need to install samba server and make some edits in its config file: sudo apt-get install samba samba-common After that you have to edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf Just add the following (of course for requirements) to the end of the file: [SharedFolder1] comment = My shared folder read only = yes path = /home/user/samba/shared_folder1 ...


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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 adjust scrolling speed right now, which seems to be a problem for many Linux based operating systems, not only elementary OS. Currently the best option is to ...


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The following commands effectively take the same action a reset button would. You could try to use gsettings. First, create a file with all the keys in it: gsettings list-recursively | grep '^\S*' > keys.txt then loop through that file and reset each key while read line; do echo $line; gsettings reset-recursively $line; done <keys.txt This resets ...


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For the moment is impossible to upgrade from one version to other, the problem is that they are based in the LTS versions of ubuntu and you can't upgrade from LTS to LTS, I don't know if the elementary team is working in something to solve this problem in the future, but for the moment is not possible to upgrade the system from one release to other directly. ...


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A better method to configure very quickly is to Hover your mouse over plank and press Ctrl and then scroll the mouse. Up increases the size and vice-versa. This method does have a setback that you do not know what is the current size of the icons and you might get a little blurry icons.


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Logo changed because you use Moka icon theme. If theme was installed from PPA, logo can be returned to default by following command in the terminal: mkdir -p ~/.icons/Moka/48x48/places && ln -s /usr/share/icons/elementary/places/48/distributor-logo.svg ~/.icons/Moka/48x48/places/distributor-logo.svg


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The solution given by cheekyngeeky does not work for some laptops. Alternate solution: sudo vim /etc/systemd/logind.conf find line "#HandleLidSwitch=suspend" Replace line with "HandleLidSwitch=ignore" finaly, restart service: sudo restart systemd-logind


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It is quite easy to fine-tune the settings of Plank. Navigate to ~/.config/plank/dock and open the settings file in your preferred text editor. You can view hidden folders by pressing Ctrl+H. Scroll down to near the end of the file, and change the line that ShowDockItem=false to true. Click on the Plank icon that will appear on the left, and you will see ...


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I haven't used commands you mentioned. but here is the solution for what you are asking. first you need to install wmctrl. sudo apt-get install wmctrl then here is the command for minimize. wmctrl -k on this one is for restore all windows. wmctrl -k off hope this will solve your problem. cheers!!


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Run sudo -i scratch-text-editor /etc/default/acpi-support Find and change POST_VIDEO=true to POST_VIDEO=false Find and change SAVE_VBE_STATE=true to SAVE_VBE_STATE=false Restart your laptop, issue should be solved. Source:Blog, Ubuntu Launchpad, Worked on mine.


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It seems that as of now, elementary designs hot-corners to work like wingpanel and the dock and show them only on the primary display. https://bugs.launchpad.net/elementaryos/+bug/1385296 https://bugs.launchpad.net/gala/+bug/1080283


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It's possible to change date & time format in Wingpanel, but there is no direct UI for this kind of setting. You can either install and run dconf-editor, navigate to com -> canonical -> indicator -> datetime, switch custom-time from locale-default to custom and change custom-time-format into %A, %d %B %Y, %I:%M. Or you open your terminal and run the ...


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What you should always keep in mind is the fact that if a developer does not add a visual setting to his application (or to the system settings), he has a reason for that. elementary OS tries to provide a good out-of-box experience with sane defaults. More settings visualized in your application means there is more stuff that can act unexpected or break the ...


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Edit /etc/lightdm/pantheon-greeter.conf (in newer versions io.elementary.greeter.conf) with you favorite editor and remove the # on the line activate-numlock=true.


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Open the configuration file of the dock: scratch-text-editor ~/.config/plank/dock1/settings Find the line IconSize=48 and and replace 48 by 32 or any other number.


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