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.
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.
This post describes steps one can take to find the version of Ubuntu Linux running on a computer.
A new version of Ubuntu Linux is released frequently. There are two release versions: Standard and Long-Term Support (LTS) releases.
Ubuntu Linux normal or standard releases come out every 6 to 9 months. This is suitable for desktop users since the latest versions include new features and hardware support.
Ubuntu LTS releases occur every two years and are supported five years for both desktop and servers. The LTS versions are suitable for servers since long term support is great for enterprise applications and services.
Below is how one can find out the version of Ubuntu Linux running on a system.
This post describes steps one can take to safely eject or remove external storage devices in Ubuntu Linux.
When you attach external storage devices to Ubuntu Linux, it is recommended that you safely remove them before unplugging from your computer.
Similar to other operating systems, Ubuntu Linux allows you to attach external devices, include USB flash drives, optical disc like a CD or DVD. When external drives are connected, system processes and applications may be using the data.
If you just unplug a device, you run the risk of unplugging while an application is still using it. This could result in some of your files being lost or damaged.
Below is how to safely eject external drives from Ubuntu Linux.
This post describes steps one can take to change the desktop themes and style in Ubuntu Linux.
A desktop theme is a collection of set of fonts and colors, style of icons, shape and color of the borders of each window, all packaged together to create a complete experience.
Unlike previous versions, the current version of Ubuntu Linux doesn’t come with packaged desktop themes that one can use to change the look of their computer. Then, there were themes for different seasons and styles, and designs from the most creative people.
Ubuntu Linux, however, comes with styles that one can use to change the color or a light or dark theme.
There’s also a high contrast theme for the visually impaired under accessibility that one can use if they can’t see color clearly.
Below is how to change desktop themes and styles in Ubuntu Linux.
This post describes steps one can take to choose default application for file type and other formats in Ubuntu Linux.
By default, Ubuntu Linux will open the default program associated with a file type automatically. If there are multiple programs for a particular file type, the default program will always be selected.
You can change the default application that is used to open files of a given type. This will allow you to always open your preferred application when you double-click to open a file. For example, you might want your favorite music player to open when you double-click an MP3 file.
Below is how to change or choose a different default program in Ubuntu Linux.