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

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Screen changer doesn't work

I'm using KDE Plasma on Archlinux. I can change, turn on and off screens from settings manually, and it works fine. But when I use the shortcut to start this app, the app doesn't work, It seems to do ...
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Unable to save alsamixer settings on bookworm xfce

I'm french so thanks for forgiving my english I'm on debian bookworm xfce and I'm unable to save alsamixer Headphons settings. When I start a session there is no sound, the command alsamixer always ...
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Avoid the fluxbox slit taskbar side panel auto hide

This is my question: how to configure the Fluxbox slit side panel (taskbar which contains dockable apps) for avoiding to auto-hide?
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ubuntu, several switches for keyboard layout

I have: I am new to Ubuntu (or Wayland?) and have an issue with two different ways to switch keyboard layout. Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS Gnome 42.9 Windowing system Wayland And I currently have two ...
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Cannot open `xfce4-terminal --preferences` anymore

On my Fedora 38 I'm experiencing a very weird error that emerged pretty much out of the blue. I'm using XFCE as my desktop environment, and xfce4-terminal as my terminal emulator. I noticed, that when ...
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bloque system settings on macos Ventura

help I need to block system settings in macos ventura, but I can't find a way to do it, they had told me about creating a script in python, but I haven't been able to do it
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Additional DE without affecting applications and settings

The goal: Safely install KDE Plasma (and possibly Cinnamon) alongside Gnome on POP_OS 22.04. Quick bit of background. With the release of Debian 12 I came to learn (from Explaining Computers dotcom yt ...
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How can I persist the modified V4L2 (Guvcview) profile of a webcam?

I have a USB web camera that gives suboptimal results when I plug it in (Linux seems to apply its own V4L2 settings to it that it thinks are best, they are not). Mainly, it operates at a low FPS. But ...
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Can I access Eero router settings through Linux

so we have a Linksys router and a eero router connected to our internet. My stepdad won’t give me the password to the eero and keeps blocking my phone and computer from accessing the router just to be ...
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cups - Set default settings for ANY printers

This is the configuration change I want for any printers added in the future: ColorModel=Gray cupsPrintQuality=High Both /var/cache/cups and /etc/cups have per-printer settings, but I want them to ...
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Loading of providers fails when trying to download new KDE Plasma content

I am trying to install a new global theme from the system settings. When I click on "Get new global themes..." I get a message that says "Loading of providers from file: https://...
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How to use neovim configuration systemwide

I am trying to make sure that my neovim configuration gets used for all users. Basically I want my neovim configuration at ~/.config/nvim to be used on using the nvim command with sudo. Hence I copied ...
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How to change GNOME app preferences for root?

Opening the apps such as Gedit or Gnome Text Editor with sudo in Terminal, will open the app with default preferences and furthermore it won’t let me change those settings; however as an ...
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Qt applications settings

where's the path in which Qt application will save default settings for all users? Wanted to set out some default settings for an old clumsy person... Thanks in advance
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Copy Kodachi default desktop settings including pre installed programs to a new sudo user

I am new with linux, I started using Kodachi and so far I like it, I had to create a new sudo user for the ssl keys, but when I logged into to this new user none of the preinstalled settings and ...
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How do I run a sudo command from kde shortcuts command?

In KDE setting you can assign a shortcut to execute your arbitrary command. To assign a command to shortcut in KDE, you can do the following. In System Settings -> Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts, ...
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KDE Application Launcher hidden settings

Recently, I installed Kubuntu in a virtual machine, and noticed that the application launcher is different from the application launcher in my normal Arch/KDE install. Mainly, no option to pin it, and ...
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WebCamoid Chorma-Key Green Screen Background Image Settings

Can somebody please provide directions on HOW to set up WebCamoid to use a ChromaKey Green Screen to add a virtual background to my virtual camera? I have WebCamoid installed on MacOS Mojave 10.14 but ...
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Scroll direction configuration does not persist in NixOS

The title might be misleading but I did not found a better and shorter way to put it so here is some context. When I configure the touch-pad to scroll the natural way, it works. As soon as I reboot, ...
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Unable to change mouse sensitivity

System: Debian 11 Bullseye DE: XFCE or KDE There is only an acceleration slider in the mouse settings (acceleration only). And no acceleration profile or mode flags in xinput. Acceleration flags i ...
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Behaviour of crontab -e and environmental variables or configuration of default editor ( Debian )

Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-17-amd64 Architecture: x86-64 I am studying behavior of crontab -e. Are following assumptions correct? crontab -e edits the crontab ...
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No Settings -> Window Manager in XFCE4

I am under Ubuntu 20.04, using XFCE4. When I click Menu (Upper left cross) -> Settings in the Applications Menu (added to the panel via this) I expected to have Window Manager available (PS: I ...
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How to set font sizes in minimal X Window setup

I installed openSUSE with generic/minimal desktop environment. It means there is no fancy KDE/Gnome settings program for setting the font sizes by default. On the other system I did the same, but ...
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How do I set priority of which application opens a url schema (rdp://) in kde?

I have several applications installed that handles url schema rdp:// (for example, rdp://[email protected]). These applications are Krdc and Remmina. I want such links to be opened in krdc, but they are ...
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Deepin beeps when using two fingers on touchpad

Why is Deepin 20 making the same sound as it does for "volume up / volume down" action when simulating a right click by using two fingers on the touchpad (two-finger-tap)? It started a while ...
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How to completely disable screensaver / turning off screen on Ubuntu MATE 20.04?

On Ubuntu MATE 20.04, which I use as a live TV laptop OS, there seems to be a problem with some settings, upon which the screensaver is run or the screen turns off; I don't know if both apply, or ...
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How to backup and restore Dolphin toolbar settings?

After installing Dolphin I spend a lot of time customizing it, something which is normal in Plasma. But can we save these detailed changes for future use? I am interested in backing up as many ...
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In what files/form are the "Search actions" of Whisker Menu saved?

Whisker Menu has a great but quite underrated feature called "Search Actions" that can easily trigger a predefined command to search/open/run various folders/files/programs very quickly by ...
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How to apply permanently setxkbmap setting for all users on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

I've found the command to set my keyboard output to Belgian, but everytime I restart my computer I can't use some typical characters. Example: "T^ete" instead of "Tête" (What means ...
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Debian 10 buster Region & Languages show only English language

When I want to add keyboard layout I can't see any language but English. How I can add any languages in Input Source?
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Location of kernel.sysrq

The kernel.sysrq setting seems to be often located at /etc/sysctl.d/99-sysctl.conf, however, I do not see this file on my Arch system. Instead, there seems to be a file: /usr/lib/sysctl.d/50-default....
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Vim: Default Colour Scheme Permission Issues

So I tried to change the default colour scheme of vim to desert thinking it was going to be a simple task but I ended up getting caught in a rabbit hole. I normally create a web pages using sudo ...
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Arch - Solve: Cannot Set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory

I would like to change my locale in a VM running Arch. I'm following the documentation for Arch at: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/locale and did this: Uncommented the language I want to try ...
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How to set Awesome as the default WM in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I just downloaded Awesome and I'd like to start running it by default. I tried to open Awesome on the command line and received the message E: awesome: main:772: another ...
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KDE Plasma Panel Changes not Saving

I install KDE Plasma and when I change something in panel like adding new widgets or removing widgets, all changes that I made dissappears when I reboot my computer.
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Linux MINT20 "Ulyana" doesn't keep PS1 root setting

This that follow is my current PS1 setting in /etc/bash.bashrc and ~/.bashrc: if [[ ${EUID} == 0 ]]; then PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;31m\]\h\[\033[01;36m\] \W \$\[\033[00m\] '...
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Fedora 32 System Settings Missing

In the process of installing the nvidia proprietary driver on my Fedora 32 machine, somehow the system settings application has lost its menu bar on the left. All I have are a few "common" ...
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Open new instances of Nemo File Manager in tabs instead of windows

I'm using Linux Mint 20 and whenever I decompress a zip file it opens the content to a new Nemo window. In Kubuntu when extracting files it opens the content to new Dolphin tabs instead of new Dolphin ...
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Start SMBD (Samba) with profiling parameter (For NetData)

I am trying to set up Netdata monitoring on my debian server. Netdata works with everything but Samba. To get it to recognize samba I have to do the following: smbd must be started either with the -P ...
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Adding a new file extension for Kate syntax highlighting did not work as expected

I want to get Kate to highlight files ending in .jinja2 as html. As described here, I tried adding *.jinja2 to the markdown/html mime type using settings, but even after closing/reopening Kate, the ...
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How can I change my webcam's power line frequency setting?

I'm using a Logitech C720 webcam with my PC, which runs Devuan Beowulf GNU/Linux (~= Debian 10 Buster but without systemd). In a related, but not Linux-specific, question on SuperUser, it turns out ...
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Xfce: set time language to other than that of the system (interface)

I want o have English for my system interface and settings, but French for locale (region), including time (weekdays, months, which appear in conky etc). But in Xfce the time language is set along ...
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Desktop Environment - Linking a webmail address as the 'preferred email application'

In the desktop environment I can choose any of a number of installed email clients the 'preferred application' to read and send email, by linking the clients associated executable file. Is there a ...
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Linux mint - panel settings automatically reset after cloning ssd

I have cloned a linux mint 19.2 ssd, and now when I open the panel settings, I can't save any change and any change immediately resets on the ui, too. Installation details (GPT disk) efi partition ...
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What is the location of the settings-file for the MPV on-screen-controller in newer version (2:0.29.1+git11~bionic)

Because some video would not be played in the Mint 19.2 default version of mpv, I have fixed that by updating to a newer version from PPA, as said here. In the default version I was able to configure ...
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Automatic layout change

I am using Debian with KDE. Please tell me - is there a way to automatically change the language layout to English when the screen is locked? I am not an English-speaking user, but I use passwords in ...
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xfce4: how to override Debian wallpaper?

After upgrade from Debian10 (buster) to Debian11 (bullseye = current testing) and rebooting, xfce4 shows a blueish wallpaper with a "debian^10" logo. I should be able to override this choice from ...
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Okular annotation settings: porting from Opensuse to Mint Mate

I have two laptops: one with OpenSuse 15 and another one with Mint. I would like to have the same Okular settings (toolbar and annotations in particular) in both systems. I have everything ...
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Change keyboard layout (Dvorak, Qwerty, etc.) in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS [closed]

How does one change the keyboard layout from Qwerty to another layout such as Dvorak? I looked in: Settings > Region & Language Settings > Keyboard Help > Ubuntu Desktop Guide > Search But I ...
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Cannot Add User on KDE Neon User Edition Live

I've been learning Linux with Ubuntu 18.04 but recently I wanted to try out a different desktop environment compared to GNOME. So I decided to run a Live version of KDE Neon 5.16.0( released 13 June ...
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