16 votes

Elementary OS ignoring suspend disable

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 ...
Michael Kanis's user avatar
13 votes

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 change the names of paired/connected remote bluetooth devices?

This information is still valid for Ubuntu 22.04 First of all, following steps are directly derived from answer by @wolf Note: This answer has only been tested on Ubuntu 16.04(Dropped here from ...
Vinay Vissh's user avatar
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How do I update elementary OS when new versions come out?

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 ...
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How do I enable NumLock at login?

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.
Deyvison Rocha's user avatar
8 votes

How to change laptop lid close behaviour (to not suspend when the lid is closed)

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=...
vaishious's user avatar
6 votes

How to set hot corners on a second display

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://...
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How can I customise plank?

Run plank --preferences This will also work in other distros.
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How can I access hidden plank settings?

You can still change them - on any icon on Plank, just do CTRL+RightClick, then proceed to "Preferences"
Ber Nie's user avatar
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No Google or Microsoft account option in System settings

Additional account services are still under development. What's available is already present.
Daniel Foré's user avatar
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6 votes
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Night light sunrise/sunset not working

As an interim solution you can install dconf-editor and change the key org/gnome/system/location to enabled. After that, the Night light settings will work as expected. You can also change the ...
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Keep topbar transparent on maximized windows

The key has been changed in Newer version of Wingpanel like version 2.0.1. Use this instead gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.wingpanel use-transparency true If you want to reset, use gsettings ...
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How to set alternative terminal as default

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec gnome-terminal gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.default-applications.terminal exec-arg '' If you want to set a terminal other than ...
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Save custom keyboard shortcuts ~ possibly backup other configurations

They are stored in the dconf system registry in a list stored by the key custom-keybindings under org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys, whereas you have a custom… entry for each custom ...
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Run AppImage on Startup

Got it working by copying the relevant .desktop file from ~/.local/share/applications/ to ~/.config/autostart. The AppImage I downloaded, when run the first time, gave an option to add shortcut file,...
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How can I change the names of paired/connected remote bluetooth devices?

I don't use bluetooth so I can't test, but I found something that should work: When your device is connected, it should be listed in /var/lib/bluetooth by its MAC address. In that MAC address folder ...
wolf's user avatar
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4 votes

How can I access hidden plank settings?

Its hard to rightclick to get the preference. You can do it from the command line plank --preferences
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4 votes

Loki, additional hardware

In the terminal: sudo apt install software-properties-gtk after install -> software-properties-gtk Info retrieved from -> https://askubuntu.com/questions/441415/what-has-jockey-been-replaced-with-...
El Paccino's user avatar
4 votes

Touchpad multitouch behaviour change

I don't know how to get this to work with libinput, but here is how to install synaptics and set it up how you want. The process is fairly easy. Just install synaptics and set up a conf file. If you ...
Michael Roberts's user avatar
4 votes

How to remove second workspace?

Empty workspaces are deleted automatically when you stop viewing them.
Lewis Goddard's user avatar
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4 votes

Fix bad quality audio in Bluetooth headphones

Funnily enough, I found the answer while writing this post, so I might as well write my first-ever Q&A post on StackExchange. You have to go to Sound Settings and under the options for your ...
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How To Configure the Terminal in Code

The terminal plugin in Code follows the settings of the main Terminal application. To edit these settings: Close Code and open Terminal. Run sudo apt install dconf-editor, then close Terminal once ...
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How to connect to elementary OS using rdp client (remmina)?

You can connect to a Linux machine using a RDP client if you install the xrdp package. However, what the xrdp really do is to translate the RDP to a VNC server, installed via package dependency. So ...
Thiago Jedi's user avatar
3 votes

How to reset elementary OS settings to default without reinstalling?

Lewis G's approach worked for me on Loki, but needed a bit of tinkering. It also wound up being quite a bit slower than necessary, as gsettings list-recursively repeated a bunch of keys. Here's a one-...
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3 votes

How can I change the names of paired/connected remote bluetooth devices?

I had the same problem as Xristos. I fixed creating a new line: Alias=My_Device When the device connects, the Name variable is reset but not the Alias variable. I hope this helps, I can't reply ...
Toto Torres's user avatar
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Where are system settings stored?

You are correct that most system settings are stored in gsettings which is not plain-text. Typically a tool called dconf Editor is used to manually view and manipulate settings. You can also interact ...
Daniel Foré's user avatar
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3 votes

Generally speed up elementary OS

You can install preload and zram-config. It will make it a bit faster and it will use less ram. In Elementary install gnome-system-monitor first to check your ram usage. sudo apt install gnome-...
Giovanni Caligaris's user avatar
3 votes

How do I change the background color and font color of wingpanel XGTK theme?

modify osd in gtk.css in Gtk3 folder
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3 votes

How to disable touchpad in Loki beta?

On elementary OS Loki you can't disable the touchpad from System Settings, you have to install dconf-editor, open it and go to org->gnome->desktop->peripherals->touchpad there on send-...
Orlando Pernia's user avatar

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