Questions tagged [settings]

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

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What is the difference between ~/.profile, ~/.bashrc, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.gnomerc, /etc/bash_bashrc, /etc/screenrc …?

Answers to the questions on SO and askubuntu, along with poking through (and reading headers of) $HOME and /etc/, indicate a number of files that can be used to set environment variables, including: ~...
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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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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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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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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 occasionally which option sets/unsets (set +o/-o, shopt -s/-u). Why are ...
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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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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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Change System Time/Date

I'm running Linux Mint 15 with KDE 4.10.4+ Here's what I get when I run date: user:~ > date Die Okt 29 15:47:54 UTC 2013 Where "Die Okt" indicates a German-language setting, which I don't mind. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 LS_COLORS='no=00:fi=00:di=00;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:do=01;35:bd=40;33;01:cd=40;33;01:or=40;31;01:ex=01;...
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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 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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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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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 ...