Ravan
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I forgot my password
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Using recovery mode:(using live usb/cd) I assume you are the only user and the administrator of your system. To change password, hold the shift key while booting live usb/cd. If that doesn't work, ...

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How do I install the latest version of Libre Office?
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There are 3 ways. From the repositories - (Older version, not recommended): To install Libre Office just run this command: sudo apt-get install libreoffice or open Software Centre and search for "...

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How can I open Terminal with a keyboard shortcut?
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To open terminal press super + T Super key = Windows key EDIT: To customize your shortcut key: Open System settings -- > Keyboard --> Applications Now select terminal on right side of window, ...

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Geary mail is not logging in my Gmail account
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The simple workaround would be: Loginto your gmail account Click on the link : Enable access for less secure apps Turn ON Now login to geary. It will work now. Don't get panic with the word "less ...

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How can I install Skype on Freya?
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Removing previous version(If you have) sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin:i386 skype:i386 sudo apt-get install sni-qt:i386 Clear the old Skype folder before installing latest version. rm -rf ~/....

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Update error (sudo apt-get update)
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With reference to your other post, you have followed this AU post. To solve the error open terminal and run: sudo add-apt-repository --remove "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc)...

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How to reset graphic drivers from command line
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Thanks to @cl-netbox for instructions/assistance. You did not provide any details about the hardware (desktop PC or notebook), especially about the GPU. But you mentioned in your comment below ...

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How to install elementary tweaks on Freya
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In order to install elementary tweaks you have to add a PPA. Make sure of knowing the dangers of adding PPAs beforehand. elementary OS 0.4 Loki Make sure you have installed the program for adding ...

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How can I clean the system from unnecessary files?
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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 ...

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How can I launch a command from terminal and then close the terminal?
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You can use: nohup nohup scratch-text-editor /path/to/file & Then close terminal with Ctrl+D If you want direct in single command: Use exit at the end of the command. like, nohup scratch-...

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How to launch Android Studio in elementary OS
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To launch from Applications menu Option 1: First Open Android Studio Select "Configure" Click on "Create Desktop Entry" Now you can launch it from applications menu. Option 2: Creating .desktop ...

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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya?
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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 ...

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Is there a task manager for elementary os freya?
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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 ...

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How to change display resolution
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First run: sudo apt-get install mesa-utils Now logout/ login. Go to settings --> Display If you have multiple displays and they are not mirrored, you can have different settings on each display. ...

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elementary OS disk space getting low
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baobab will let you figure out what files and folders are taking up all the space on your hard drive. Install baobab with the command: sudo apt-get install baobab Select any file from the table on ...

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How can I add a new user account?
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Go to system settings --> user accounts --> unlock --> Click on + (at left bottom corner). Then add details.

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How to solve Gtk-WARNING about “pixmap”
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The workaround to eliminate the warnings/errors is by installing gtk2-engines-pixbuf Open terminal and run: sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-pixbuf If you are using a 64-bit system, but using 32-...

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Create swap partition
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This answer is after the discussion in chat Here you have to do two things , 1 . Deleting the /swapspace file created using AU question. 2 . Creating swap in unallocated space. 1 . Open terminal ...

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How can I change the icon of an application in the elementary OS
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GUI method to change icon of an application:(Using nautilus and Main menu) Method 1 : Using alacarte Install Main menu (AKA alacarte) sudo apt-get install alacarte Open Main menu Click on a ...

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Requires installation of untrusted packages in elementary OS
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Option 1: To solve this install y-ppa-manager.To install open terminal and run: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager Now run ...

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How to remove account from geary
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The simple workaround for this is: Removing the accounts in ~/.local/share/pantheon-mail If you have only one account: Open terminal and run- rm -rf ~/.local/share/pantheon-mail/* If you have ...

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How can I clear currently opened files in Scratch?
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This is only an alternative, Lewis answer is the accurate one. To clear currently opened files: Open scratch --> settings --> preferences --> Behavior --> Show Welcome Screen. If you are not able ...

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Installing phpstorm / webstorm as Application
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Note: - Please note that PhpStorm and WebStorm are not FREE, so this is a 30-day trial, if you don't have activation key. System requirements for both PhpStorm and WebStorm: 1 GB RAM minimum, 2 GB ...

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How To Install Steam?
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The workaround is Open terminal and run: sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-vivid:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-vivid:i386 Now run: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install steam EDIT:...

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Shortcut to change the pantheon-terminal font size
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Shift + Ctrl + + for increasing Ctrl + - for decreasing font size.

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Is it possible to put elementary OS on a CD/DVD disc instead of a flashdrive?
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The elementary OS .iso file is too large to fit on a CD, so you will need to either burn it to a DVD or else make an elementary live USB using a flash drive that has at least 2GB. To burn on DVD from ...

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Can I install Freya alongside of Windows 7?
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How can I install Freya? Whether I need any unused partition to use it on Freya. or it will use the Windows 7 partitions. Backup Data Step 1: Getting Prepared: Install windows first. (Since you ...

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How do you install VirtualBox extensions and Guest Additions in elementary OS?
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To install Guest Additions:(elementary OS as guest) 1.Close(shutdown) the elementay OS (guest) 2.Identify the location of VBoxGuestAdditions.iso . (In Ubuntu /usr/share/virtualbox/...

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Update error elementary OS freya
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Open terminal and run the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:versable/elementary-update sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get update This should solve your problem. General solution:...

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In which programming language elementary OS terminal is written?
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The terminal in elementary OS is written in Vala. You can see information about Pantheon Terminal and even read the source code on its Launchpad page.

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