How to Enable or Disable Dock on all Displays in Ubuntu Linux

This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off the dock or launcher on all displays in Ubuntu Linux.

The Dock or launcher shows you your favorite and running applications. You can add, remove and rearrange applications on the Dock in Ubuntu Linux. 

By default, the Dock will only show on the primary monitor or display if you have multiple monitors connected to Ubuntu Linux. You can choose to show the dock on the primary or secondary monitor, or on all displays.

If you have multiple displays and you want to show the Dock on all, follow the steps below.

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How to Show or Hide Trash on the Dock in Ubuntu Linux

This article describes steps one can take to hide or unhide the Trash icon on the dock in Ubuntu Linux.

When you install Ubuntu Linux, there are sets of default application icons that are automatically added to the Dock or launcher by default.

One such icon that is added to the Dock after installing Ubuntu Linux is the Trash. When you delete an item, it is moved to the Trash, where it is stored until you empty the trash.

You can restore items to their original locations if you decide you need them, or if they were accidentally deleted.

If you want to clean desktop or having the Trash icon on the Dock isn’t something you want, you can hide the Trash icon or unhide it if it’s hidden.

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How to Enable or Disable open Widgets board on hover in Windows 11

This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off open Widgets board on hover in Windows 11.

Widgets are feeds of content such as news, weather, stocks and traffic that are automatically updated with live information your widgets board.

In Windows, Widget board opens automatically as you hover over the weather icon on the Taskbar.

Starting with build 25211, Microsoft is a new setting to control the behavior of the Widgets, so users don’t have to accidentally open the Widget board simply by hovering over the weather icon on the Taskbar.

If you find yourself accidentally opening the widgets board in Widows 11, the steps below will show you how to disable it or re-enable when you want it back.

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How to Turn On or Off Always Show Scrollbars in Windows 11

This article describes steps one can take to enable or disable a feature to always show scrollbars in Windows 11.

Scrollbars in Windows will show on the Start menu, Settings app, and other applications only after you hover over the window with your mouse and intend to scroll.

The scrollbar will disappear when you leave the window and reappear when you want to scroll again. This feature is part of Fluent Design Microsoft is incorporating in Windows, which defines elements that adapt to the environment and actions. 

If you want to the scrollbars to always be available and not disappearing on you, then use the steps below to do that.

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How to Enable or Disable Dark Style (Mode) in Ubuntu Linux

This article describes steps one can take to turn on or off dark style or mode in Ubuntu Linux.

Dark mode in Ubuntu Linux helps reduce eye strain and can also improve battery life for devices like laptops and tablets.

The Dark mode has colors that are designed to work well in a low-lit environment. This option is for the Start menu, taskbar, and action center.

The Light mode is designed to work well during daylight hours.

When dark mode is enabled, you can choose an accent color, or have Ubuntu Linux select one (the accent color will provide a contrast with, or match, your wallpaper and windows color).

Below is how to turn on or off dark mode in Ubuntu Linux.

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How to Automatically Hide the Dock in Ubuntu Linux

This article describes steps one can take to set up Ubuntu Linux to automatically hide the dock when any window overlaps with it.

Similar to Windows and other operating systems when the taskbar or launch automatically hides or disappears when out of focus to make the screen look bigger, Ubuntu Linux can do the same with the Dock.

When configured, the dock automatically hides when any window overlap with it.

In previous versions, once the Dock or launcher was out of focus, it will automatically hide or disappear. This setting is also in the latest version of Ubuntu Linux, but the Dock only hides once a window overlap with it.

Below is how to set up the Dock to hide automatically in Ubuntu Linux.

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How to Hide or Show Personal Folder on Desktop in Ubuntu Linux

This article describes steps one can take to hide or unhide the personal folder on the desktop in Ubuntu Linux.

When you install Ubuntu Linux, your personal folder is shown on the desktop and named Home by default.

This is your home folder and contains folders of your documents, pictures, videos, music and others. Your personal folder provides a unified storage location for your data, so you don’t have to look everywhere.

The folder on your desktop also provides a quick way to open your home folder in Ubuntu Linux.

If you want to clean desktop without any folders or icons, you can hide your personal folder or show the folder if it’s hidden.

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How to Change your Password in Ubuntu Linux

This article describes steps you can take to change your password in Ubuntu Linux.

Like Windows and other operating systems, it is a good idea to change your password from time to time, especially if you think someone else knows your password.

If you forget your password, any user with administrator privileges can change it for you. You will not be able to change your password if you can’t login.

When you update your login password, your login keyring password will automatically be updated to be the same as your new login password.

Below is how to change your password in Ubuntu Linux.

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How to Change Account Type in Ubuntu Linux

This article describes steps one can take to change account type in Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu Linux is a multi-users operating system. Simply put, you can have multiple users using the same computer with separate and unique accounts and profiles.

With Ubuntu Linux multi-accounts functionality, all users can use one device while giving everyone their own sign-in (username and password), and access to their own files, browsers and desktop settings.

There two types of system accounts one can create in Ubuntu Linux: Standard or Administrator.

By default, when you create an account, it will automatically be a Standard account.

A Standard is not an elevated account. It can use most apps and change basic system settings that do not affect other users.

An Administrator account is an elevated account. Administrator accounts have complete access to the PC and can make any changes to the system that can impact all users.

Below is how to change an account type in Ubuntu Linux.

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How to Enable or Disable Natural Scrolling in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can take to turn on or off Natural Scrolling in Ubuntu Linux.

In Ubuntu Linux, if your device has a touchpad, you can click, double-click, drag, and scroll using only your touchpad, without separate hardware buttons.

Your device’s touchpad can perform similar actions as a mouse or other pointing devices easily without the need to have separate mouse or additional device to point and click.

Natural Scrolling is also known as Reverse Scrolling. When enabled, you can drag content as if sliding a physical piece of paper using the touchpad.

Below is how to enable or disable Natural Scrolling in Ubuntu Linux.

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How to Turn On or Off Two-finger Scroll in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Two-finger Scrolling in Ubuntu Linux.

In Ubuntu Linux, if your device has a touchpad, you can click, double-click, drag, and scroll using only your touchpad, without separate hardware buttons.

Your device’s touchpad can perform similar actions as a mouse or other pointing devices easily without the need to have separate mouse or additional device to point and click.

When two-finger scrolling is enabled, you can scroll using your touchpad using two fingers. Tapping and dragging with one finger will work as normal, but if you drag two fingers across any part of the touchpad, it will scroll instead.

Below is how to enable or disable Two-finger Scroll in Ubuntu Linux.

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How to Enable or Disable Tap to Click on Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable Tap to Click in Ubuntu Linux.

In Ubuntu Linux, if your device has a touchpad, you can click, double-click, drag, and scroll using only your touchpad, without separate hardware buttons.

Your device’s touchpad can perform similar actions as a mouse or other pointing devices easily without the need to have separate mouse or additional device to point and click.

With touchpad enabled in Ubuntu Linux, you can tap to click, tap twice to double click, double tap but don’t lift your finger after the second tap to drag an item.

Drag the item where you want it, then lift your finger to drop.

Below is how to enable the touchpad and Tap to Click in Ubuntu Linux.

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