Settings are options in a program that allow you to configure the program to suit your needs.

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What settings can I use to maximize FFMpeg performance?

I'm trying to do some screencasting, but since my computer is much too old and slow the video being produced is laggy and the application I'm trying to record becomes unresponsive due to the CPU ...
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Linux Mint system settings locked

The system settings for my Linux Mint OS, for example desktop background or mouse speed or screen resolution etc. won't change, for some reason. I just restarted my computer and for some reason the ...
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Have Thunar remember file ordering for folders

I often attach files when on the web (using Chrome/Firefox), or when using email (Thunderbird). I need to navigate to a specific folder, and there I often need one of the most recent files. However, ...
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Gnome 3 gnome-control-center empty

I recently installed GNOME 3 on my Mint installation. I finally cracked under pressure from my friends to upgrade back to GNOME 3 (I actually went Unity > GNOME 3 > Mint) I've customized it to my ...
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About GNOME .gconf, .gnome2 etc. directories in $HOME

In users $HOME we know that GNOME keeps various of directories to store user specific configs. I know that .gconf is used to store user preferences (keybindings, and other settings) I know that ...
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Cleanly reinstalling an application

I am currently having problems with Hulu desktop, and want to reinstall it. However, when I attempt to uninstall and reinstall it, it saves my previous settings (even my username and password). How ...
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What are your best practices and future plans for deploying unixoid desktops?

I have been setting up Linux desktops for a non-profit radio observatory. For me, this was the first time I had to think about "deploying" several identical machines, centralizing login, home ...
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Set up network to share a printer connected to one particular machine on the network

How do I set up my Ubuntu machine to allow other computers to print to it? The set up is: All computers are connected to the network 1 dual Ubuntu/Windows 7 netbook 1 multibooting ...
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Enable kill X.org with an own key combination

I've just read Enable kill X.org with ctrl+alt+backspace and am really happy, that control-alt-backspace no longer kills my X-Server. However, I'd like to have a way to kill it; it just should be ...
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Where does GSettings store its files?

I would like to have a look at the files the dconf-editor uses to read/write settings, and I'm assuming that they are managed by gsettings. Where are these files stored on the system, and in what ...
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What is the Linux equivalent of the Windows registry?

I have a DVD+-RW drive that has quit working. Apparently many users of this laptop model experience the same problem under windows and are required to edit the registry to correct the problem. So ...
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CLICOLOR and LS_COLORS in bash

I have the following setup in .bashrc for coloring of listings. export CLICOLOR=1 export ...
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Tips for putting ~ under source control

I want to put my home directory (~) under source control (git, in this case), as I have many setting files (.gitconfig, .gitignore, .emacs, etc.) in there I would like to carry across machines, and ...
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Getting 256 colors to work in tmux

I have 256 colors working just fine in konsole,. I thought I'd give tmux a try because, unlike screen, it seems to support vi mode. However I find that the colors of my prompt show up and this is ...
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How can I tweak the kernel for total swap out?

I would like to deploy the following swapping policy: By default all pages in memory should also be in swap space. When a page in memory is changed (i.e. dirty), the page should be written out as ...
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How to enable killing Xorg with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

I don't remember why they did this, but at one point X.org decided that disabling CtrlAltBackspace to kill it was a good idea. I know there's a way to re-enable it but I don't remember how. Can ...
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Enable kwebkitpart in Konqueror

In KDE SC 4.5.0 it's possible to use a WebKit part for rendering in Konqueror. I don't think it's on by default (I could be wrong) and I believe I've installed all the requirements for it... How do I ...