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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What are the Hardware Requirements for Ubuntu Linux

This post describes the hardware requirements for Ubuntu Linux if you are thinking about installing it on your machine.

Ubuntu Linux is designed to run on almost any computer hardware. For best performance, and if you want Ubuntu Linux to run particularly well, install on the newest, fastest hardware available.

In fact, Ubuntu Linux will run well on older computers designed during the Windows XP era, and it will likely run better than it did with Windows XP installed.

However, to get the best out of Ubuntu Linux, make sure to install on newer and better computers that surpass the recommended requirements.

Below are hardware requirements you need to about Ubuntu Linux.

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How to Find which Ubuntu Linux Version Running on your Computer

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.

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How to Safely Remove External Drive in Ubuntu Linux

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.

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How to Change Theme and Style in 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.

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How to Install Printer on Ubuntu Linux

This describes steps to install and setup printers in Ubuntu Linux.

Today, setting up a printer in Ubuntu Linux is as simple as plugging it into your computer’s USB port or simply connecting it via Wi-Fi to your home wireless network.

Ubuntu and Linux as a whole have come a long way. Now Ubuntu can recognize many printer brands with their drivers installed and ready to use.

When a printer is connected and setup correctly, you will be able to print directly from Ubuntu to that printer with ease.

Ubuntu has also made installing network printers easier by putting the installation wizard on the same windows. Previously, installing a network printer was separate page.

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How to Change Default Application 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.

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How to Remove Software in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can take to remove or uninstall software packages in Ubuntu Linux.

In our previous post we showed you how to install additional applications and software packages in Ubuntu Linux.

Applications and software that you can use and manage with Ubuntu Linux desktop typically have graphic user interface (GUI). You can use Ubuntu Software to remove applications that you no longer use.

You may also wish to remove software that does not have a GUI. To remove such software, you can use Synaptic or the command line. Note that Synaptic does not list snaps.

Applications are available in two formats: snap packages and Debian packages. Software packages that are available in both formats, Ubuntu Software will list the snap packages first.

Below is how to remove or uninstall software in Ubuntu Linux.

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