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Last Updated on January 15, 2023 by Vikash Ekka

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How to Fix Missing ‘System Settings’ or ‘Settings’ in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Hey reader, in this blog post we will fix an issue that is missing system setting or setting option on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. This issue generally occurs when we install or uninstall some packages or you may have accidentally removed some packages (or some dependencies which caused the package to uninstall).

When you search setting option in “Show Application” you will not find an icon.

gnome-control-center plays for running System setting option in Ubuntu Operating system.

How to Fix Missing ‘System Settings’ or ‘Settings’ in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Step1. Update your Ubuntu System.

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo apt update 

Step2.  Now reinstall gnome control center

vikash@vetechno:~$   sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-control-center

How to Fix Missing 'System Settings' or 'Settings' in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS | vetechno
How to Fix Missing ‘System Settings’ or ‘Settings’ in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS | vetechno

Step3. Now search your Setting Option in Show Application.

However, there was still no Settings Icon in Show Application, then you may try the below commands:

sudo apt install gnome-control-center
sudo apt-get install --reinstall gnome-control-center

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop --reinstall
sudo apt-get install unity-control-center 


Whenever you install or uninstall any software or even if you removing any packages make sure to check what is happening on the terminal.
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By Vikash Ekka

Hi All, My name is Vikash Ekka from India. I’m the founder and tech editor of https://www.vetechno.in. I have completed my Graduation in BCA. I love to write technical articles like Windows, Linux & MAC Tutorials, Tips, Tricks, How To fix, Tutorials About Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security Guide, and Software Review. Currently, I have been working as an IT professional since 2018.

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