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  1. #1
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    Mar 2013

    "system settings" GUI forced onto desktop

    I updated Ubuntu 12.04 and I thought everything was fine. But, I just learned that when I activate anything that would have to do with "system settings", the system settings GUI forces itself onto my desktop. Once it is on my desktop, if I close it, it will pop back up right away. And, if I try to select some of the settings it will either not display them or push them into the background after a second. The only way I have been able to get it off the screen is to restart.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated and sorry if this is something that has already been solved, I just wasn't able to find anything like this when I searched.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2010
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    Re: "system settings" GUI forced onto desktop

    Try the following.
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-control-center
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Re: "system settings" GUI forced onto desktop

    I think the code did what it was supposed to do but the problem is still persistent. Here is the terminal output just in case that helps:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/662 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 220687 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace gnome-control-center 1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.10 (using .../gnome-control-center_1%3a3.4.2-0ubuntu0.10_i386.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement gnome-control-center ...
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up gnome-control-center (1:3.4.2-0ubuntu0.10) ...


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