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1answer
33 views

ubuntu rightclick command line custom backup

os: ubuntu 12.04 LTS, kernel: 3.8.0-35-generic kernel, when i right click on "text file/s", i would like to have a custom menu, to run a bash, to make a backup copy of text file/s i'm right clicking ...
0
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1answer
27 views

can I get the launcher to “re see” open processes?

I've got about 8 gnome-terminal tabs open in one window. For some reason, the launcher is not aware of this window suddenly. When I click on the gnome-terminal symbol in launcher, it won't slide the ...
1
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1answer
50 views

How do I switch desktop session users from a shell script?

I've got 2 users, foo and bar. Currently if I'm logged in as foo, I can select bar from the menu in the top-right of Unity, and since bar has no password set, I switch straight to bar. However, I ...
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1answer
172 views

How to fix the screen being to bright in Ubuntu 12.04 and up

How to fix the screen brightness and color being too bright in ubuntu.
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1answer
60 views

Any setup to version control ALL ubuntu settings?

Just now, I had to google for the third time in my life on how to disable that thing in Ubuntu, where you hold the super key and a help window pops up. Granted, there was a few months in between, but ...
0
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1answer
136 views

How to make bash scripts execute when clicked upon?

I am trying to create a bash script for the Dash home button, as I am trying to fully replace the Unity dock with the Cairo Dock. Unfortunately, I have been unable to make it so that the script only ...
4
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1answer
207 views

Tell if windows are open and not minimised from shell script Unity

I'd like to add into my .bashrc a little script that sets the terminal background to transparent iff I don't have any non-minimised, non-terminal windows open and leaves the terminal background as ...
1
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1answer
253 views

Unable to login to bash after editing .bash_profile

I've fiddled around with my .profile and .bash_profile to speed up some stuff: PATH=$PATH:/home/yoshi/android-sdk-linux/platform-tools First I appended the line to my .profile and perfect. Then I've ...
1
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1answer
261 views

How to delete unity default launchers

As a part of the system init script, I want to delete default launchers after blank ubuntu desktop installation using bash script. If I delete launchers from the /usr/share/applications it works, but ...
1
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1answer
127 views

Unity Icon for a bash ran program

So I downloaded the .tar.gz for eclipse, extracted and set it up. I created a .desktop file so I could dock it in unity. I then want to be able to have a bash script open the program from the ...
6
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1answer
824 views

How do I log into bash shell only?

On my home desktop I want to use Ubuntu Unity sometimes and just the bash shell (without any GUI) other times. Is it possible to set up a login option where I can choose between using the Unity GUI ...
1
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2answers
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Bash command to lock the screen in Unity

I am in need to lock my screen with a bash command. The commands below will provide a blank screen, however the desktop is brought back without a password prompt. Is there a better way to do this? ...
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2answers
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Bash script to add/remove desktop launchers to Unity launcher?

I'm trying to write a script to setup my desktop environment after a fresh install. One thing I can't figure out is how to pin/unpin items to the Unity Launcher from a bash script. Any ideas?
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1answer
2k views

Toggling between Unity 3D and unity 2D [closed]

Generally, I much prefer Unity 3D over the 2D version, which is a bit broken on my machine. However, I frequently give presentations, and Compiz doesn't support multiple screens. I've been forced to ...