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1answer
29 views

How can I have the HOME directory for one user on an external drive?

I want to have the HOME directory of one user on an external drive and the HOME directories of all other users in the usual place.
3
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1answer
68 views

How can I decrease the volume increment in 14.04?

I know that this has already been asked a lot, but all solutions that I found are old, pre - Unity. So, I am asking again: How can I decrease the sound increment(or decrement) that happens when the ...
2
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0answers
60 views

Unable to change almost any configuration from my desktop

first, apologies for my english. Well, my problem is that if I can't change any configuration. some examples: 1-can't unlock any apps from the Launcher. 2-can't disable online searchs on the Dash. ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Is there a way to change the application icon theme?

It is relatively simple to change the overhead statusbar icon theme; I know how to do this. How can I change the icon theme used in many of the Ubuntu applications' controls to something less ...
0
votes
2answers
186 views

Newbee Question: Attempting to install Ubuntu server + Unity to get a GUI of server configuration

My objective is to get a graphical desktop of the ubuntu server services (apachee, sql, dhcp, and similar services). Ideally I should be able to configure these services through a GUI. I have ...
2
votes
0answers
54 views

How to access unity theme details programmatically?

What is the best approach to find about the details of theme which is currently in use in Unity DE? example : icons, colors ... I don't know much about the Unity configurations and I assume that there ...
1
vote
1answer
180 views

Will Canonical disable Amazon (and similar) lenses by default [closed]

I'm using 12.04 LTS, partially because it's stable and I need my machine to be stable and reliable. I also don't wont to switch to newer versions of Ubuntu because of shopping lenses. If I decide to ...
1
vote
1answer
154 views

What is vnc4server configuration file for Ubuntu 13.04?

I need vnc4server configuration file (xstartup) for Ubuntu 13.04 for both Gnome 3.8 and Unity, so it fixes the grey screen problem.
0
votes
2answers
591 views

Change background color of selected text

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and when I select a text (for example to copy something from browser), it has ugly orange background. I want to make it something normal like blue. I tried ...
5
votes
1answer
73 views

How do the various gnome flavours use the config resources they do or do not share?

One of the things that has kept me away from gnome until now is the lack of a common, central place for configuration. This was bad in the old days, but after the advent of compiz, mutter and dconf, ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

How to keep launched programs confined to their desktop?

This may sound a little pointless, but being able to do this would make a world of difference to me. Call it OCD, and you're probably right, but, but...! So; I was wondering if there is some obscure ...
2
votes
2answers
359 views

How to reset configuration for Compiz for another user?

After modify something in cssm the display manager in MyPersonalAccount doesn't work. So I login in my root account and it is fine but I want to reset the Compiz configuration of MyPersonalAccount to ...
8
votes
2answers
6k views

disable alt-tab switcher grouping by script or command

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, Alt-Tab lets you switch between groups of windows, and makes it very annoying to switch to a specific window from a group when it is not the last window used. One way to ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

How can I move the close/minimize/maximize buttons on the unity panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I move the Unity title bar buttons to the right side? I followed these instructions to move the minimize/maximize/close buttons no the upper right of a window. ...
3
votes
1answer
371 views

How do I create an icon for a script or software that is available to every user whether new or existing

There seems to be lots of help in the FAQs for customizing Unity, even with dconf-editor and other tools. However, as an administrator of a large thin client installation, from time to time, there ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Set launcher reveal mode to Intellihide

Starting from Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Unity stopped supporting the Intellihide reveal mode for the Unity launcher. However, Ubuntu Tweak can still change the settings so that it does ...
0
votes
1answer
503 views

How to customize unity's lenses - e.g. to search photos in one directory?

I would like to be able to customize Unity's lenses, for instance to make Photo lens to search for photos in directories that I mark and the same rule for the music lens. How can I do this ?
0
votes
2answers
42 views

Re-setting Ubuntu, checking files

Is there any way to check files in Ubuntu and reset config if there is something wrong? Some application that will go through the files and detects if they are in a good standing.
3
votes
1answer
615 views

Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut ...
0
votes
1answer
408 views

Can't bind Super + w in xbindkeys, all other combos work fine

I am trying to set key bindings for my mouse buttons with xbindkeys and I'd like to set one of them to spread the windows as if I'd pressed Super + w but for some reason this one won't bind properly ...
3
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4answers
13k views

How to change the color tone of the Ambiance theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the “Selected Items” color? I am using 12.04. I found a video where the primary colour of the Unity interface is light blue rather than ...
0
votes
1answer
346 views

Configuring unity for individual workspaces

Is there a way to make visible only the launchers on the current workspace in unity? Truthfully, would just like to keep separate programs on separate workspaces, I'm making "panic button"
0
votes
0answers
176 views

how to remove 'hints' from file manager Nautilus showing message about selected files and folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the tips within Nautilus 3.6? I am using Ubuntu 12.04, and the default file manager is Nautilus 3.4.1. One annoying thing is that it shows at the bottom ...
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0answers
168 views

Unity is not loading on login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? Since yesterday I am trying solve this problem. I was working the whole day on my PC and had to reboot it in the evening. Since ...
1
vote
2answers
991 views

Unity interface Close/Minimize/Maximize too small

I have Ubuntu 11 loaded on a tablet PC (no mouse or keyboard). The Close/Minimize/Maximize buttons are very small. They look good but are so small I can't always push them with my finger. I don't ...
6
votes
2answers
390 views

Sync Unity config between computers

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 both at work and at home. I've made a nice config (from compizconfig-manager like shortcuts, no animations, speedy desktop wall navigation, etc) at work and I want to use it ...
8
votes
1answer
334 views

Changing the Dash button to open a lens rather than shortcuts?

I would like to change the default Dash opening screen from shortcuts (the "Home" page) to the Applications lens. Or at least to rebind the super key to achieve that effect.
7
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2answers
1k views

How can I move the Dash button from the Unity launcher to the top panel?

In Ubuntu 11.10 the Unity Dash button moved from top-left corner to the launcher. How can I restore the Dash button to the top-corner, as pictured below
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vote
2answers
2k views

Customizing Gnome Shell in 11.10

Since Unity on my old MBP is not that snappy, I really want to change my GUI to Gnome Shell. However, I've really been struggeling with the customization of Gnome Shell. Can you help me with the ...
2
votes
1answer
496 views

Put “Software Center” in Dash Home

I removed all the icons in the sidebar because I'd like it to act more like a taskbar than a program dock. However, I now find it annoying that I must type "Software Center" into the Dash search bar ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Does Ubuntu have the equivalent of a registry, especially for desktop GUI items?

I've seen several references to 'Compiz Config' and a 'gnome config' application that seems to not be installed by default. Where do these config applications store their data? Is there a registry ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I prevent Unity from grabbing keybindings (allowing an application to handle them first)?

Note: the answer I've accepted works correctly in Precise Pangolin (12.04). It does not work correctly in Oneiric Ocelot. Original text: I have an application in which I want to use alt-F1 to access ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to make terminal windows half-transparent in Unity 2d?

That's it. I want to have terminal windows to be (half-) transparent in Unity 2d without wasting too much resources. This question has arisen after an update from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, after which ...
2
votes
2answers
697 views

How can I stop workspaces from switching automatically to other workspaces when selecting different applications?

How can I stop workspaces from switching automatically to other workspaces when selecting different applications? I personally find it extremely annoying, and bad UI, to have the ...
7
votes
1answer
241 views

Is there a way to move the unity launcher 'show' edge on multiple monitor setup?

I'm in a situation where my primary monitor is on my right and that is the screen with the Unity launcher. When I fullscreen an app, the edge that actually tiggers the launcher to reappear is on my ...
1
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0answers
130 views

Touch to launch multiple software instances under unity [closed]

I would like to change the touch/shortcut (middle mouse button or right+left at the same time) that launch a second time the application under unity. Example : -I have a touchpad without and the ...
7
votes
2answers
10k views

Where can I find a Unity configuration file?

I was wondering if someone can tell me where are the main Unity configuration files, at least the file that you can graphically configure through CCSM. I'm wanting to edit the dash size and the panel ...
3
votes
0answers
889 views

How can I reduce the delay and increase the scroll speed of the unity launcher? [closed]

I find the default launcher display delay to be extremely long and the scroll speed to be extremely slow. I understand why these are the defaults, but it makes me feel like I'm constantly waiting for ...
0
votes
1answer
164 views

Is it possible to configure the menubars to stay on their associated window in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Unity support disabling the global application menu? The Unity interface displays the menubars of the applications on the top panel. This makes sense in a netbook ...
4
votes
2answers
251 views

Is it possible to change the group list shown on the application launcher?

I just installed Unity, on Ubuntu 10.10, to try it out. I've tried fiddling with a few things, but I can't work out how the applications are grouped and listed. I mean - if I click on the ...
4
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1answer
1k views

How do I configure the width of application launcher?

Is it possible to configure the unity application launcher's width, so it will be smaller ? How do I do this ?