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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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Can I scale everything at 125%?

I think what you may be looking for can be done by using dconf-editor. If you do not have it installed, you can do so in Terminal with this: sudo apt install dconf-editor Once installed, open dconf-...
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Is it possible to get rid of the title bar for Firefox?

Since Firefox Quantum, the extensions mentioned in the accepted answer has been discontinued. However, as noted by Mehmet Hano─člu since Firefox 60+, the feature is supported out of the box. To enable ...
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Change window control buttons under Loki

Install tweaker for Loki: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:philip.scott/elementary-tweaks sudo apt update sudo apt install elementary-tweaks Then Appearance - Windows Controls - Layout (Windows, OS X, etc)...
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Firefox title bar and tabs merge

Hopefully this will fix it overtime with version 59 of Firefox. https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/11/firefox-nightly-adds-csd-option Update: In the latest update of Firefox (Quantum 60.0), this is now ...
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How to minimize a window?

First, welcome to elementary OS! Hope you've found a Linux home!!! To my knowledge, there are three different ways you are able to minimize a window. Two are available to a user right out of the box ...
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How to minimize a window?

You can also set a hot-corner to achieve this in the Desktop settings. Then, all you have to do is point the mouse to the corner and the window will minimize. As you can see below, mine is set to ...
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Enabling back-cycling when using alt-tab?

I just encountered an issue related to this in elementaryOS 6 (Odin). The Alt+Shift shortcut for switching keyboard layouts was interfering with the default Alt+Shift+Tab shortcut for cycling ...
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Making it work more like Windows

Just install Elementary Tweaks. Here you can learn how to install it. With that, you can set the double-click behaviour and the location of the window control buttons. Once installed, go to the ...
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How to minimize a window?

There are many ways without adding hot corners, installing third-party software or creating confusing configurations in the command line. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to minimize a window. ...
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How to get application menus in elementary OS?

Unfortunately this functionality is, I believe, deliberately left out of eOS. And your correct that almost all other Linux distributions do have it. Why I don't know? Why don't they inclue a minimize ...
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Is the dark theme officially supported?

No, the dark theme is not officially supported. It can be installed manually, as you did, or through elementary-tweaks (which is doubly unsupported by the devs). I tested the dark theme for a few days,...
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Hide title bar in pantheon-terminal?

It is not possible to remove the titlebar when Terminal is windowed.
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How can I get menus with icons in Loki?

Full explanation here. What concern us: setting this via org.gnome.desktop.interface does not work because menus-have-icons (and buttons-have-icons) is deprecated, but it's still possible to set this ...
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Size of Controls

One other option would be to tell elementary to render everything at 2x, then scale your resolution down to 1.5x, as described here. This isn't an ideal solution - you'll still get some blurriness, ...
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Firefox title bar and tabs merge

The people behind Firefox seem to be working hard on client-side decoration, which will enable this feature without any extensions. Almost every day people are working out smaller and smaller issues. ...
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How to minimize a window?

Use the dock! Minimize and restore windows by clicking on their icons in Plank.
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How to minimize a window?

@NatoBoram answer is my favorite. A tiny supplement for elementary OS 5.0 (Juno) and 5.1 (Hera) the answer works. Windows-like layout (three buttons on top right corner): gsettings set org.gnome....
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How do I move the X (close) button on Firefox to the left?

There is a theme available which makes Firefox look more native to elementary OS: https://github.com/Zonnev/elementaryos-firefox
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elementary OS 5.1 Hera tooltips messed up

There's a problem with the xserver-xorg-core-hwe-18.04 update of Jan 16 and radeon graphics cards. There are newer versions of the package to download. More explained version of this answer in this ...
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Appcenter Upgrade silently fails, GUI elements like dock icons disappear, applications menu doesn't open but causes wingpanel restart

Checking apt in the terminal revealed the problem: Probably connected to Spectre and Meltdown patches, some graphic driver upgrades seemed to cause dependency problems. $ sudo apt update && ...
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What is the rationale around changing standard UI conventions - specifically max/min/close titlebar controls?

having the controls inline with menu and other functions is straight-up confusing. More so when a piece of software doesn't support this; all of a sudden SOME programs have the controls inline, some ...
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Elementary OS does not work with NVIDIA (SOLVED)

I solved the problem by downloading the video driver on my windows, I went into ubuntu recovery mode and installed the driver via USB. No other tutorial worked, because the commands did not work ...
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What kind of printing system used by elementary OS?

You have CUPS as printing system, however you have a nice GUI to configure it in the Switchboard (System Settings) as well:
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Can I swap the close bottons from left to right: Gnome

You can use: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.xsettings overrides "{'Gtk/DialogsUseHeader': <0>, 'Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu': <0>, 'Gtk/DecorationLayout': <':close,minimize,...
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Can I swap the close bottons from left to right: Gnome

Installing elementary tweaks would be an easy graphical solution of customizing your system. Here's a link to the git repo https://github.com/elementary-tweaks/elementary-tweaks It is true that ...
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UI is messed up, how to restore the original?

Just looking at the screenshot, my best guess is that you've unknowingly upgraded your system to a newer version of Gtk+ that is incompatible with the elementary stylesheet. This makes Builder work, ...
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Why do some apps have no close button?

The issue was due to some settings that got messed up. I cleaned the ~/.config folder (after backing it up of course), and then rebooted. The problem went away. I am still not sure which exact setting ...
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