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You can use TimeShift for creates system restore point. TimeShift for Linux is a application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and the Time Machine tool in Mac OS. TimeShift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored later ...


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Remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for some package and that are no more needed: sudo apt-get autoremove Clear out the local repository of retrieved package files: sudo apt-get clean Remove all files associated with removed packages (if you don’t have aptitude installed do sudo apt-get install aptitude): sudo ...


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This is the Captive Network Assistant (CapNet Assist). It attempts to find out if your network traffic is being caught in a captive network portal (like what you find in the airport or a coffee shop) and assist you in logging in to this captive network. elementary is still ironing out a few issues with how and when it decides to appear. If CapNet Assist is ...


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elementary OS doesn't ship with a system monitor by default. I would recommend installing GNOME System Monitor from Software Center:


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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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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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No. This is because Ubuntu based distros that are not official spins like Linux Mint and elementary OS are based on the latest LTS versions. This is done because LTS releases are more throughly tested and are proved to be very stable. So the next elementaryOS version bump will occur when 18.04 LTS will be released.


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CCleaner is not directly available for elementary. You can use BleachBit for this purpose. Install bleachbit from software center. If you are comfortable with terminal: sudo apt-get install bleachbit


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elementary is meant to be stable. Only to those who want it stable. You have complete freedom to have your OS work like you want it to. Just forget about doing the maintenance yourself, and touching the command line to install any software or tweak your system if you want stability. But it does provide a security risk, therefore just simply update system ...


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If you want to use CLI, you can use htop. Installation: From Software Center Or From terminal: sudo apt-get install htop To start htop you have to run htop in terminal. It can list all the processes with CPU/RAM usage, Overall CPU/RAM usage and more. It can also kill a process. You have to use up and down arrow keys to navigate.


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Don't try to change display managers, desktop managers, or greeters. They're an intrinsic part of your system, you would be better off picking an OS that uses the one you want. Drivers for Video or WiFi can obvusly break those things if selected wrong. Do plenty of research, and have a backup you can roll back to. Do install updates. Change your wallpaper in ...


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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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The way to download and pay with Paypal is at the moment (October, 31, 2016): Download the OS typing 0 in the "Custom" section; afterwards press "Purchase elementary OS". Next to this you should click the "Get Involved" section located at the upper right position of your screen. Once there you will see different options to help elementary OS. After the "...


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Since you are already familiar with Disks and elementary OS is based on Ubuntu, why not use this application again? Just open Software Center, search for Disks and install it. start Disks select the partition, you want to hide click at the gear icon and select Edit Mount Options disable Automatic Mount Options make sure Mount at startup and Show in user ...


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I have faced this issue when working with static network profiles in Elementary OS Freya 0.3 and switching between local networks without a public gateway. Like Daniel had mentioned, this is a Captive Portal Assist which allows users to connect to public WiFi hotspots and immediately traps in a minimalistically launched Midori browser to complete certain ...


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One of the GUI-based task manager is LXTask Lightweight, simple Monitors processes Can kill processes Real GUI Installation: From Software Center Or From terminal:(If you are comfortable with terminal) sudo apt-get install lxtask


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You can make shell scripts to achieve this. A shell script usually starts with #!/bin/bash. Let's say you want to execute sudo apt update and ls but you don't want to type it every time. So a shell script for that is, #!/bin/bash sudo apt update ls Save it with ".sh" extension and execute sudo chmod +x file_name.sh to give the file executable permission. ...


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Pantheon uses a component called Cerbere as a watchdog type service that launches and monitors the additional desktop components. By default, the processes it starts and monitors are: wingpanel, plank, and slingshot-launcher. These are configurable through dconf-editor or gsettings. Take a look at the monitored-processes property in the org.pantheon.desktop....


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Linux remove unuseful files automaticly way more than windows. An app like CCleaner for windows will not have much work and it is unuseful I think. It can still detect a very few mistakes, remove the data of your programs (reset them, useful especially if you have got chrome wich stores about 2 GB on my computer even if I am nearly not using it), and see if ...


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This is usually a BIOS setting. If there is nothing in there (perhaps it is set to Ctrl rather than Fn), you could try pressing Fn+Esc to toggle FnLock as is reported to work on earlier Thinkpad models.


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Online accounts hasn't been released into stable yet. You won't have it on a clean install. It's still in development.


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Run sudo apt-get install --reinstall libssl1.0.0 in the terminal to reinstall the libssl library on system I recommend before deleting a important file always rename it to YOURFILENAME.old or YOURFILENAME.bak. Then if you have problems you can always rename it back to the original name :) So next time don't delete important files like that because you ...


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It is normal for your system to have some system users and system users are usually not listed in the user accounts under system settings. To check them execute the following command in terminal, sudo cat /etc/passwd If you are currently logged in with the root account you can ignore the term sudo which is used to give a user superuser permission.


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How can I add new user to sudoers file? If you wish to create a user with sudo privilege, execute, sudo adduser --ingroup sudo <username> If you wish to add an existing user, execute sudo usermod -aG sudo <username>


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At the moment, elementary OS doesn't come with any parental controls. There is some work being done however here Disallow adding and removing programs By default, non-administrative users cannot install or remove packages. Lock the Desktop There is no desktop, so nothing to worry about there. Lock the Dock Hold Control + Right-click the dock and select ...


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Update An update has been released to address this issue within Freya. If you are running Freya, please update. If you are not yet running Freya, please upgrade.


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The script says "You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these". Have you tried running sudo apt-get -f install? It will attempt to correct broken dependencies. Afterwards, you would want to try to install each of those programs on which GIMP depends (that's what makes them dependencies).


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elementary OS is open source, that is (and much more than this but from this point of view) you get exactly the same software whether you pay or not. So there is nothing like "special access / privileges / life long updates" only for those who donate. However, as the development and the maintenance of a system like this need a lot of work and other ...


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It's a known bug. You can try installing 'sudo apt install switchboard-plug-bluetooth' It should add bluetooth setting to your system settings menu up to next system update. Moreover, I turn on my Bluetooth with 'bluetooth on' Command. Then I'm able to connect to devices from tray icon. However, Bluetooth right now is in a ruin and I hope so that it'...


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Any suggestions for a good laptop that runs well with Elementary? Currently (2018), any new gen intel laptops have a good support with debian based distros (like Elementary), so it will run flawless. The AMDs processors will run... well, the new ryzen is having a little trouble with debians distros as you can see here, but not something that would trouble (...


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