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What are common canonical questions for our site?

So according to the Gospel of Spolsky 13:4, a core mission of Stack Exchange communities is to stop re-answering the same questions, and instead build a library of canonical answers. When general ...
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Lets do something with "Set up dual monitor" post!

After read this post I though "I'll find the dupe and done" but after search for a dupe about "How to set up dual monitor?" I didn't find any question with acceptable answers. There are a lot of ...
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What is site policy for "canonical posts" and Community Wiki status?

As of the time of writing, we have a rather large number of what can be considered "canonical posts", or posts that are basically frequent dupe-targets and answer very broad/general questions. ...
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Do we need a canonical partition recovery question? How shall we make it?

We have many questions about how to recover a whole partition. Typically it's an NTFS partition, destroyed by telling Ubiquity to install Ubuntu using the entire disk instead of alongside other ...
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Should we (do we?) have a canonical question for remapping key bindings?

I've seen (and answered) quite a few questions on changing key 'A' to do key 'B' or make key 'A' do 'So and so' etc. I was thinking it might be a good idea to have a general canonical question for ...
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Closing against "Unity doesn't load. No launcher, no Dash appears"

We have this canonical post: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Apparently this has been a common problem and this question currently has around ~480 linked posts, many of which ...
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Do we have a canonical question about custom resolutions with Wayland?

I just saw yet another question about why xrandr isn't working to add a custom resolution after updating the OS, and I think we should have a canonical question about this. Do we have a comprehensive ...
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Where are the canonical questions for creating a Ubuntu Live USB?

Apparently we can never find the duplicate question and now we have about 40 questions (maybe I am exaggerating...) about creating Live USB in Windows, Mac OS and Linux... could someone hunt them down ...
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Should there be a common Q&A for how to take delayed screenshots?

Please look at these two questions: Print Screen key doesn't work if a drop-down menu is active Taking screenshots in Lubuntu (11.10) [duplicate] Although the first question didn't specify a ...
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Can we have a canonical post about Ubuntu Phone hardware?

Ever since the first Ubuntu phone shipped, we have been getting the occasional question about its availability in some place or the other. For installing on other phones, we have What hardware does ...
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Can we better organize Broadcom questions?

I would suggest if we can have one question for each of the Broadcom chipsets, with one answer covering each of the release. So, we would have one question about Broadcom BCM4313 (and other chipsets) ...
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Canonical question / answer for porting Ubuntu Touch

We recently discussed in the Ask Ubuntu General Room the fact that we do not have a canonical question / answer for porting Ubuntu Touch to new hardware. This has led to a proliferation of questions ...
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Is UBPorts within the scope of AskUbuntu?

I have this question here: Does SECURE BOOT need to be disabled on the Nexus 5 before I can install UBPort's Ubuntu Phone Image? I subsequently created new tags for UBPorts, and one of its core ...
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Canonical questions

Yes! I read this question And it was useful, But this contains some old information, And I want the updated information. What I want I want to know existing canonical questions on our website. I ...
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Duplicates Policy Incentivizes Clutter Rather Than Canonical

Disadvantages of Current Duplicates Policy Stated briefly, the current policy encourages proliferation over pruning. The disadvantages of the current duplicates policy stem from the fact that it is ...
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How to solve the long trail of apt dependencies questions?

As someone may notice my previous meta question asking to stopping to use the How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA? question as duplicated target. I wrote some basic guidance about ...
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"Can I run X game that is Only-Windows game in Ubuntu?" we need a canonical question?

Latelly I got the felling that we are now the WineHQ site, where people can ask "will X game run in Ubuntu?". I would love make them check the WineHQ, or ask the makers if they have a Linux version ...
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Should "How to install Broadcom wireless drivers? (BCM43xx)" be cleaned up?

Seeing as this question seems to be the main one for all "Broadcom wireless" questions, I believe the question could be cleaned up a bit. The current question has remnants of what the original OP ...
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Why are we marking these UEFI questions as duplicates of the wrong question?

I see many, many questions written by users having trouble installing Ubuntu in a dual-boot configuration on their UEFI-enabled PC, that are being marked as duplicates of Installing Ubuntu Alongside a ...
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Where/which is best solution for following FAQs on apt installation:

I observed that Following main Questions which are frequently asked usually tagged with apt or software-installation with command-line or dependency: Unable to locate package: E: Unable to locate ...
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