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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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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 setting in the terminal without installing anything by executing gsettings set org.gnome.system.location enabled true Please execute sudo apt-get install dconf-...


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On ElementaryOS you need to run VMWare Workstation as root. I hear it has something to do with gala, but I can't speak intelligently to that. The solution is edit the .desktop file to use pkexec like milos-stevanovic said, but with a few extra steps so that you don't need to use the terminal each time you want to open VMWare Workstation. First, create a ...


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Install dconf: sudo apt install dconf-tools Open it from the menu and then goto /org/gnome/desktop/interface/text-scaling-factor , and set it to 1.44 or 1.5 on a 4k screen. Everything looks very nice on a 4k screen now


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This is a known issue in Elementary OS due to their somewhat non-standard way of applying window decorations. Fortunately, there is a fix, but it must be applied on a per-application basis. In fact on the issue description itself on GitHub, there's a summary of how to fix it with Eclipse as a sample: For those wondering how to change the .desktop file ...


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If you have a Synaptics touchpad (which I believe is on most laptops), you can use synclient to modify these settings. To install simply run sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics. In this case synclient TapButton1=0 should do the trick. You can put this in your ~/.bashrc to make it permanent. Refer to the man page for more options.


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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 the package is installed. Open dconf Editor from the Applications menu. Navigate to /io/elementary/terminal/settings You can now edit any of these settings by ...


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If you don't know your Administrative password and need to perform a system update/upgrade, you may want to reset it. You can read about how to do it here.


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Wingpanel Autohide Script by Yunn (works in elementary OS Juno) To allow installing the script from PPA: sudo apt install software-properties-common To install the script: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:yunnxx/elementary sudo apt update sudo apt install elementary-wingautohide To autostart the script: go to System Settings > Applications > Startup, ...


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I answered this immediately after posting this and in so doing found a potential bug. I went to delete the shortcut and reestablish it from scratch. When I went to copy the path to the script I noticed that when I pressed ctrl for the copy shortcut (ctrl + c), the selected text was being deselected. I realized that the problem was with the ctrl key-press ...


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You can start to create your own plank theme. If you just want a dark theme to use right away, look at https://github.com/ChildishGiant/elementary-dark-plank. It fits very well with the default dark theme on eOS.


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I have solved this issue for me. The permissions in the home folder were very strange -- root:root and 777. I changed them to the my user and 755 for directories, 644 for files, and all works now. If you're running into this and you don't have messed up permissions in your home folder, I recommend you check the solutions in this thread for more information.


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If you don't find a solution on the Linux side, consider an IOS app called Phone Drive. The app will start web and FTP servers on the phone providing direct upload/download access to your Camera Roll. Your other apps can easily "Share" their data with its temp directory, making nearly everything on the phone accessible to any device with a web browser or ...


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Try installing pavucontrol by executing sudo apt install pavucontrolon terminal. It gives you a little more control over selecting inputs and outputs and is a bit more robust than the default mixer.


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OK - After digging around I found the Windows-P key on the keyboard somehow should it lose. This solution was buried in the comments here: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/comments/3kohhd/disabled_second_monitor_in_elementary_os_now_i/


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After making changes to desktop files manually, you often have to run: sudo update-desktop-database This can also be pointed at your local user's desktop database like so: update-desktop-database ~/.local/share/applications And changes to mime types often need the following: sudo update-mime-database /usr/share/mime Although the update-mime-database ...


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If one of the parameters is aspm, when you run $ modinfo r8822be | grep parm Try, in a terminal window, running: $ sudo modprobe -r r8822be $ sudo modprobe r8822be aspm=0 If it works to make it permanent just run: $ echo "options r8822be aspm=0" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/50-r8822be.conf The next time you reboot you won't have to execute any command ...


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Yep, the hibernate option in Power panel doesn't work indeed (checked that myself). As it was mentioned here, it's possible to hibernate your PC via sudo systemctl hibernate command, but impossible to do that via the elementary's power control panel. Long story short, after some discussion the devs have decided to remove Hibernate option from elementary OS.


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I have same problem and i was manage to find solution for one part of the problem. That is you need root access to vmware. Simple open terminal and type: sudo vmplayer or i find beater solution: pkexec --user milos env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY /usr/bin/vmplayer but i dont know how to put this command in: /usr/share/applications/vmware-...


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Well ... I think it's normal, it also works like that in my case. I think that works that way, if you're reproducing something that control works. cya.


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I had a similar issue where increasing the volume on my USB headset by one step (tick) would drastically increase the volume. Even worse, lowering the volume below a certain threshold (roughly 20-25%) would mute the sound alltogether. I worked around this by installing pavucontrol (sudo apt install pavucontrol) and lowering the volume bar for my music ...


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Editing server details is currently not possible in Geary accounts/edit, as mentioned in the comment from @globetrotterdk It says in the help menu option: Editing existing accounts - From the Accounts dialog, select an account and click the pencil icon to change various settings. Please note that Geary cannot change server settings on an existing account....


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It depends how the game uses the configurations: if the game uses SDL (FEZ, for example), you can try to modify the gamecontrollerdb.txt, or you can create an environment variable with a new mapping. Check this site: http://generalarcade.com/gamepadtool/ Usually, emulators allow to remap the controller, you can check the settings in the application But if ...


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There are several changes made on the system, so on Elementary 5 Juno you need a bit different approach. Install gedit from AppCenter Open Terminal and paste code below gedit admin:///etc/lightdm/io.elementary.greeter.conf gedit admin:// - opens and edits file as root, just add path to your file. add activate-numlock=true if missing or remove # if #...


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