Questions tagged [settings]

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

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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 ...
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PCManFM: edit the list of applications available on auto-mount

The file manager PCManFM has an option (enabled by default) to ask what to do with inserted/mounted volumes (cd, dvds, iso files etc) which is lacking in elementry OS' file manager. That's why I m ...
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How to fix the “keyboard setting” not opening

Here's my system info from uname -a: Linux fu457 4.6.0-kali1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux GNOME Shell 3.21.91 Now, when I go to 'Settings' and click on 'Keyboard' ...
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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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shadowsocks client runs but no effect

It looks like everyone is using a Linux VPS as server and Windows machine as client, which I was able to make it work too. However, I need to get it work the other way around: Shadowsocks server on ...
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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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what are gnome-session and gnome-settings-daemon?

Can someone explain to me exactly what gnome-session and gnome-settings-daemon do and how they might be useful to me, as someone who doesn't use GNOME or any of its relatives as a DM (i use i3)? I've ...
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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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Is there a way to clone / copy the configuration of a Linux machine easily and quickly?

I frequently use a variety of Linux Virtual Machines (usually but not always with the same Linux distro) and I am wondering if there is a way to automate the configuration of these machines. I always ...
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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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How to change the language for man command? [duplicate]

I wanted to ask if it was possible to translate the man and man explanations from the terminal (in Italian language). If, for example, use: man cd Instead of running in English I would that will ...
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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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How to disable logging out after the screen going blank?

It might be a very naive question but I've not managed to solve it on my own and failed to find any solution online (I'm probably missing a keyword or two to get helpful search results) I am using ...
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How to change a search engine in Firefox 33.0 in openSUSE 13.2?

I want to change the search engine in my Firefox to DuckDuckGo. I cannot find such option in the Preferences. From what I remember I've seen such an option in other Linux distributions inside ...
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Setting up Gnome 3

How can I: disable left hot corner in Gnome 3? make the favorites bar (or dock or what's it called?) to be shown always? is there any way to show (open) the list of applications like I can do in Mac ...
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How to set pointer speed?

I have kali linux 2 installed. And I have a mouse of 8200 cpi. How can I set the minimal mouse pointer speed? If I set minimum in settings, it is still unusable. Also I tried:xset m 0 0, but still bad....
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Kali Linux hotspot settings

I am running Kali Linux Rolling and I have found out that I am able to turn my machine into a hot spot when I plug in my ethernet cable and go to network settings etc. When I turn on the hot spot ...
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Is it possible to migrate (some) settings when changing from 32-bit to 64-bit?

I have a laptop with Linux Mint Rosa (17.3) installed on it. It's the 32-bit version, as I didn't even consider the possibility this several year-old laptop could have a 64-bit processor. As it turns ...
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Logged into RHEL 6 and profile settings are missing

I know there's not much detail I'll be able to provide, but if the info below could give you a hint of what is going on, please help. A colleague was sharing screen with me yesterday, using RHEL's ...
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How to change 'Input Buffer Size' setting in Minicom

I'm using minicom to interface with a bluetooth device. I have been able to successfully do this in matlab, however I have to first change the 'InputBufferSize' parameter in matlab from 512 to 24 ...
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Where can I set advanced settings (like fast_reauth) in network-manager?

Is there any possibility to change "advanced" default settings in Linux Mint's network-manager (like fast_reauth=0)? I can see that there are config files in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/, ...
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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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How can I disable single-click to open on Pantheon/Elementary?

Elementary's default file manager, Files, has single-click to open enabled by default. For those who prefer double-click to open, how can this setting be disabled?
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KDE config file for window settings, sizes, etc.?

What config file stores the settings for KDE window settings, sizes, etc.?
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What do you call the supervisord and php-fpm et. al. config format?

Both php-fpm and supervisord use a config format that looks like this: [category] settings = value some_other_setting = value Is there a name for this format?
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Windows keep resizing by them selfs in Fedora 21 VM Virtualbox, host Fedora 21

It's really annoying but I've been getting this behaviour lately in my test machine: Fedora 21 x86_64 KDE VM in VirtualBox the host is Fedora 21. Here is a pic: I put the system to saved mode if I ...
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Change user account type from administrator to standard

In Fedora 21, I changed the user account type from standard to an administrator. Now, I want to change it back via UI but the option that I used before (Settings → Users → Account type) doesn't work ...
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Volume icon/settings not showing in “system tray”, it did before then just disappeared

I'm on a Fedora 21 x86_64 KDE system.... I was messing around with sound(alsamixer and pavucontrol) and after I noticed that there is no sound/volume icon in the system-tray anymore, was there before ...
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Modify confgs of many hosts at once [duplicate]

I use two linux machines, home pc and server. Lets say i want to modify some config files on both systems. How can i synchronize them to make these modifications ony once? Is there option to add ...
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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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vim edit a file with a user-vimrc but still load all previous initializations

Checking the man page for vim says it's -u switch that lets me choose a different vimrc file -u {vimrc} Use the commands in the file {vimrc} for initializations. All the other initializations ...
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Debian - System (audio) Settings breaking when starting/stopping LXC

I'm rather new to Linux, recently having to start using it to make something for work (controlling Linux Containers). I'm on debian: $ uname -a Linux debian 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.63-2+...
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I installed all screensavers I could find, but none are listed in settings, in Fedora 21 Beta

I installed these: yum install xscreensaver-base xscreensaver-extras xscreensaver-extras-base xscreensaver-gl-base xscreensaver-gl-extras But there are no screensavers listed in settings: Anyone ...
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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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Is it possible to save a KDE desktop configuration?

Is it possible to save a desktop configuration while using KDE Plasma Desktop? I mean, I have customized my desktop with a set of plasmoids, each with its own custom settings, and I'd like to save ...
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Setting up a static IP. Please can someone explain the process

I have just installed Linux Fedora 20 on my laptop; I have it already on my main home computer. I maintain a number of files, mostly my own notes, hints and reminders about how to do things, that I ...
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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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Can't save changes to system settings in Debian Wheezy

I installed Debian Wheezy just a few days ago. I used the Live image, downloaded from official Debian website, to install it. Now, the problem is that the changes I make to system settings (like ...
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Check compatibility with Linux before installing

I have a new computer, more precisely an Asus N750J, and I would like to check the compatibility of the hardware with Linux before installing (dual boot is the plan), to be prepared and prevent ...
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Suppresss “~/Mail does not exist” in mutt

I use Mutt (1.5.21 on a headless Debian 7.2 Wheezy VPS) only occasionally, to see and delete messages from cron and the likes. However, it keeps pestering me with this non-existent ~/Mail folder. No ...
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Elementary OS System Settings has disappeared

I don't know how this happen. Part of the system setting has disappeared. How have any idea to restore them ?
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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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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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Globally change path for all users, even in cron

We're setting up an SGE cluster with CentOS 6. My sysadmin is installing applications that are not installed via RPM (i.e. via other means like make install) should go in a non-standard directory, in ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Mouse settings don't affect my mouse?

I have a Razer Deathadder mouse. I haven't installed any drivers for it or anything yet. Do I need to? The mouse sensitivity settings don't have any effect on my mouse. The xinput settings do however. ...
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Right settings of vsftpd?

I installed vsftpd on Linux Mint, I changed some settings to the configuration file so it permits anonymous users, however I want to redirect them to a certain directory where they can upload files. I'...
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Xubuntu Media plays at triple+ speed

Out of the blue today, I just booted my PC and Raspberry Pi like normal, with my PC running Xubuntu and my RPI running Raspbian, and on my PC at least ALL media is running at triple or higher speed. ...
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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 ...