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 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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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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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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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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How to properly configure GRUB settings from KDE System Settings

I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 with KDE 4.10, and I recently installed the kde-config-grub2 that places a nice Grub configuration panel into KDE System Settings. I played around a bit, more for learning how ...
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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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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 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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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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How to disable floating of maximized Chromium window?

I'm using AwesomeWM. My rule for Chromium: { rule = { class = "Chromium" }, properties = { tag = tags[1][9], floating = true, border_width = 0 } }, It works well, except Chromium window can be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Change window manager in Fedora 18

Fedora 17 would let me choose my window manager on login; now with Fedora 18 not only can I not choose it on login, but I can't find a way to change it anywhere. Is there a way to easily switch ...
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No AirPlay in XBMC on EeePC (Debian)

I have a Asus EeePC (900 model I think) and I've installed Debian 6.0 on it. I've managed to get WiFi working on it and I've installed XBMC. It's working with our NAS drive on the network but for some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cinnamon + Gnome = Ignored settings?

I recently switched from Gnome to Cinnamon in Fedora 17, and I feel like I did something wrong because it seems as though Cinnamon ignores any Gnome settings, despite being Gnome-based (as far as 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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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 ...