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Questions tagged [settings]

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

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Timeshift not restoring configurations and customizations

I am using Mint 19 and I have a 250 GB SSD dual boot, but the Windows install has corrupted.  Since I don't use it anyway, I am trying to set up a 120 GB SSD as a Linux-only system. I was able to do ...
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KDE Neon: How to copy system settings to use them on another computer?

I am using KDE Neon with KDE5 on two notebooks and want to share the system settings of my notebook with my other one. When I asked this question on the wrong platform I got the answer to fully copy /...
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Core File not being generated

I have recently been getting into linux through the Ubuntu Windows app. I need to look at the core file generated by a program that seg faults for a ctf, however no core file is being generated. ...
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How to create a toggle shortcut for the Deepin Control Center

The Deepin Control Center cannot be launched with a shortcut. It is a panel that appears on the right side of the screen containing all the Deepin settings. What is the command that could be ...
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LXDE: Keyboard settings not loading

Debian Stretch LXDE I made some keyboard settings wich means repeat delay and interval. After system's start I have to go into the settings and at least to cancel them to have that settings loaded. ...
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How to programmatically change settings of xfce4-terminal?

With terminal emulators like gnome-terminal, it is possible to change settings programmatically, from the command line using dconf and gconf. But I have trouble finding a similar mechanism for xfce4-...
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xdg-mime not working for setting text/hmtl

xdg-mime query default 'text/html' output: userapp-Firefox-FFE3DY.desktop I try to set opera: xdg-mime default opera.desktop 'text/html' xdg-mime query default 'text/html' output: userapp-...
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Changing default browser for emacs, Debian insists on using Firefox

In the emacs' .emacs: '(browse-url-browser-function (quote browse-url-default-browser)) I have restarted the system after setting Opera as default browser. When I run: update-alternatives --config ...
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Unity Settings reset after login on Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)

I've been using Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) for about 1 month, I've done some small customization like installing the compizconfig to change some stuff and gnome extensions to have Dash-to-Dock ...
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Recommendations for editing same file on different machines

Our Rails app is scaled at multiple machines, from time to time, we need to change settings at production.yml , right now we have to ssh into each server and do the editing at each machine ...
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How to change the color of C++ comments in Kate

I'm using Kate with custom setup where I have dark background. My code is in C++. I have comments in my code. And comments are highlighted in electric blue. Since I have dark background, the color ...
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Mint settings panel not showing up

Today I turn on my computer, Mint I want to turn on my second monitor in the settings but system settings are not showing up. -> I click the menu icon, I type system then click system settings that ...
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Set the time of notifications in Plasma 5

The notification popups stay too long on the screen in my opinion. How to modify the number of seconds notifications are displayed? I see no such option in any of the notification settings. (...
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Settings lost after reboot

I run Manjaro since a lot of months now, and I tried this and that. After one of the last updates it happens, that after every reboot my xfce4 settings (window style, panel, composite settigns) are ...
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Sound stopped working on Debian

I've been using debian 9 from sometime, it's been good. But suddenly audio has stopped working. I used headphones, and after that it has stopped working. It is showing popular "Dummy Output" for ...
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Unable to start postgres unless I type the command to restart it

Whenever I try to start my project the following error occurs. django.db.utils.OperationalError: could not connect to server: No such file or directory Is the server running locally and ...
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Why text in the gnome-terminal has characters slightly overlapping themselves

This is the screen shot of my gnome-terminal: You can see that all the text is messed up. The username is heman and the host name is arch linux but the characters are not even readable because they ...
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How to remove linux mint useless login screen? [duplicate]

I've managed to remove password on login but can't remove this useless screen, so every time I boot up I have to press the "Log in" button to bypass it: Following on from a comment suggestion I've ...
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No sound setting in settings panel manager

Sound settings is missed from settings panel. I try launch it from a terminal with command gnome-control-center: I already did install gnome-control-center: #sudo apt-get install gnome-control-...
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Linux Mint 19's Panel - Hide text of open programs?

I know this was possible in past versions, but the latest have removed that feature. Is it possible to hide the program name of open programs on the Cinnamon taskbar in Mint 19, while still showing ...
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Unable to set LS_COLORS in bash using script

I am trying to set the LS_COLORS environment variable using a launcher script. However this variable is not being set. Steps Downloaded LS_COLORS to ~/.dircolors Added TERM=xterm-newTerminalEmulator ...
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How to change regional settings in Linux, including decimal point

I was on Linux Mint, now I'm trying Ubuntu 18 main distro. At top of Gnome day of week/time is displayed. That's where I started, wanting to change it to English having set regional to Russian via GUI,...
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Debian Installation: What does “Country to base default locale settings on” affect?

Let's assume I want to install Debian in English language. Sure, I will select Language: English - English (default) for that. In a next step I can choose my Country, territory or area (to set the ...
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Gnome3, get rid of foot bar showing programs

I was tweaking gnome with the gnome tweak tool and suddenly a bar appeared at the bottom of the screen. See picture: It's the bar with Alanis Morissette and Lightweight Django. I've installed some ...
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How to increase the cracking speed of fcrackzip tool?

So, I have downloaded the fcrackzip tool for linux mint, and I tried using it to test out one of my own .zip files. But, the only problem that it took way too long to crack the password. So, is ...
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How to launch browser mode by default in older versions of Nautilus

Older versions of nautilus (such as on Red Hat 5 / RHEL 5) don't have the option "Always use browser" under edit->preferences->behavior. That option isn't added to the gui-based preferences menu ...
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gnome-control-center fails to start, timeout

gnome-control-center wont start, when I try to start from the terminal I am presented with: Failed to register: Timeout was reached I have tried reinstalling gnome-control-center via pacman. This ...
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Mouse sensitivity not working on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit

I've just installed Linux mint, but found while I was configuring things that the mouse sensitivity was far too high. I've tried: Editing it in the "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. It didn't work. ...
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What does XF86Mail and XF86WWW correspond to in Xfce4?

In the default shortcuts of Xfce4 there is commands affected to the following shortcut: "XF86Mail" and "XF86WWW". What do they correspond to ?
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How can I set Compose Key under KDE5/Plasma to <Right Shift>+<Ctrl>

I reinstalled my system and now use KDE5 instead of KDE4. The system (e.g. in boot) uses the Compose Key I'm used to - Press Right Shift+Right Ctrl,a,e and I get æ. But I'm unable to convince KDE to ...
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How to configure a mouse in linux?

I just freshly installed an archlinux and just received my new mouse Mx anywhere 2. As the mouse have more than two buttons and i' wondering how to configure these buttons ? I already checked a bit ...
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How to prevent xfce from increasing the sound level when playing a warning sound?

Consider following case I am listening to music on xfce 4.12. The sound level is on 25% of the maximum in ALSA Mixer. Suddenly, an application [I reproduced it using two different applications] ...
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My sound card is not recognized by Kali

I am using Kali 3.0 in a VMware virtual machine. My computer is running on Windows 7. I have no sound since I installed Kali, I tried a lot of commands that involves alsa and pulseaudio, delete and ...
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Migrate from Linux Mint to OS X [closed]

So my trusty Linux box died after 10 years of faithful service. The memorial will be Friday afternoon. Anyway, I am moving to a Mac (lesser of two evils - a Win 10 machine was the other option), and ...
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Make Apple Keyboard Settings persistent in ../hid_apple/parameters/

i'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and want to use an apple keyboard (wired). No i'm facing some problems whith making my custom settings permanent. I'm using the 'English internationl, AltGr dead keys' ...
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Why I cannot fix KDE sound?

After I unplugged my microphone, KDE switched my Built-in Audio Sound card to a GK106 HDMI Audio Controller that does not work (no HDMI). If I run System Settings > Multimedia > Audio and ...
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Reset keymapping of Capslock and Escape by Gnome Tweak Tool

Ok, I've tried everything and gnome tweak tool isn't working so I'm done trying to get that fixed. I'm running Fedora 27 and I want to reset the keymapping of the caps lock to escape. I know I set it ...
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Deepin: Switch to next desktop

Is there any keyboard shortcut to switch to either or: Switch to desktop on the right. i.e. [ctrl + ->] Switch to desktop on the left. i.e. [ctrl + <-] Switch to 3rd desktop. i.e. [ctrl + 3] I'...
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Kali Linux Persistence won't work [closed]

I am running kali on USB Persistence. I am storing many files in it, but I have problems with settings. My settings changes are not saved. I am trying to make a new account but not working. How ...
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Debian Stretch gnome DE: Add keyboard layout

These days I was confused about why I could not apply to a standard user the keyboard-layout configuration I had been able to add and apply as root to the Login-screen (To do so, I applied the debian....
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Linux Mint's keyboard shortcuts utility restricts certain key combinations

Currently in Linux Lite I have Shift + Space setup to run a script on my desktop. As you can see in the images below the keyboard utility in Linux Lite is only too happy to let me use that shortcut, ...
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Dolphin user settings (KDE)

I figured out that when I change settings in Dolphin that a file called ".directory" gets created in the folder in question to stored said settings. However, I would like to change settings for the ...
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Unable to change background in mate desktop

I'm running Debian Stretch with MATE desktop 1.16.1. Since I have update the package mate-settings-daemon I can't change my background, it shows the wallpaper used for the login screen. I've tried to ...
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Elementary OS Loki mouse acceleration

My problem is that I prefer mouse acceleration (or "precision" mode), but elementary does not seem to support it. I have tried various settings like xset m 40, and I have installed gpointing-device-...
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Set custom application for file comparison in caja

How can I set custom application which is being invoked when I press "Differences" button in "File Conflict" dialog? I did not find corresponding option in "File Management Preferences". I did not ...
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How to copy all my XFCE settings between a desktop machine and a laptop?

Does anyone know how I can copy my customizations of XFCE's settings plus its appearance to another machine? The settings for appearance/design, panels, keyboard shortcuts and geany are not there yet,...
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Linux Mint - changing settings is ineffective (even without reboot)

After some update, the annoying and frustrating situation is the following. After each reboot the update icon shows the blue circle with '1' inside it; if I click on it, the update manager opens and ...
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Where to see lay-outs of keyboards

I want to change the keyboard layout in xfce, but I do not know how my preferred layout is called. Is there a way to see (in xfce or on the internet) pictures of the layouts with their names?
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Rearranging the placement of monitors to persist after restart?

I am using Ubuntu 16LTS and the default setting for the extended monitor via HDMI is on the right but mine is on the left. I set it to the left, and on restarting it begins again on the right. How can ...
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How to correctly deal with locally built binaries?

I tend to build binaries from sources. My usual setup is the following $HOME/build -> this gets the sources $HOME/programs -> this is where the build happen, so where the binaries are Once ...