Questions tagged [settings]

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

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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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Set and Shopt - Why Two?

set and shopt are both shell builtins that control various options. I often forget which options are set by which command, and which option sets/unsets (set -o/+o, shopt -s/-u). Why are there two ...
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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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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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Xubuntu Mouse sensitivity way too high

I am pretty new to Linux, this is my first real time using Xubuntu (used Ubuntu before, and raspbian on my RPI), and I have a mouse that is way too sensitive. If I move my mouse 1cm it's on the other ...
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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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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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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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Change keyboard layout (Dvorak, Qwerty, etc.) in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

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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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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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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Linux mint does not remember default browser

When I launch Chrome on Linux Mint, it asks for being the default browser. I confirm and it is remembered between browser relaunches. But when I shut my laptop down and then turn on again, default ...
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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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gnome-control-center not running

Today, just after a software upgrade which involved samba-libs, the gnome-conrol-center utility didn't start anymore when I tried to launch it from the small "tools" icon located at the top-right ...
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Can't access Eduroam wireless internet connection SETTINGS (Linux Mint 17)

Using Linux Mint (Cinnamon Desktop) I have not been able to connect to the eduroam wireless university network. The reason is that I can't find a proper way to enter the respective network settings, i....
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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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bash environment - pasting strings with “special” characters

I'm using an application and I need to paste a string into the app... e.g ãµÜÇæ¢üäÄøqò When I login with bash shell it's impossible to paste the string with the special characters. If I change the ...
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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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How do font-settings in gnome, kde and xfce work?

My Debian 8 system (Jessie) is primarily an xfce system, but I also use gnome and kde programs. I did not install any desktop environment, but I start my xsession with an .xsession file. Problem is, I ...
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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 change KMail composer default settings?

I use KMail on OpenSuse. How can I store default settings for font, font size, font color, background color and so on in such a way that I get them every time that I open the program? Please consider ...
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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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Re-map or un-map F10 from triggering window file menu in Xfce

By default F10 on Xfce activates the menu File menu and so cannot be used as a shortcut in any program. I already looked in the Window Manager and Keyboard settings pages and no F10 key binding is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Changing KDE's mouse theme and buttons settings from a shell script

I'm trying left handed mousing, and I want to be able to easily switch between right handed mode and left handed mode. There is a utility for Windows called SwapMouseButtons that allows to bind a key ...
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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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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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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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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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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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how to upgrade from Linux mint 17.3 to Linux mint 18 without deleting any of your setting

I would like to upgrade from Linux mint 17.3 to Linux mint 18. Is there a way to do this without deleting your settings, files, programs, bash_profile, etc. I know that you can back up files but can ...
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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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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 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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How can I easily change my time-zone in Arch/Xfce?

Since I move around, I need to be to change time-zones frequently. I'm on Arch/Xfce. How can I do that? I've tried right click on the watch on the top panel -> properties -> time settings -> time zone....
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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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Mute sound effects on Ubuntu from command line

How can I mute alerts on Ubuntu Precise on the command line, like in System settings > Sound > Sound effects?
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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 ...