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Solar System Model Live Wallpaper

New here (Duh!) and I was checking some live wallpapers that are similar to stuff for the android phones and tablets. I am looking for a way to have an actual and interactive solar system model as a ...
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Is it possible to change the behavior of close button?

Can I change the behavior of the close button so it won't close the application/window but merely minimize it? Similarly to the behavior in Mac OS X.. Edit: A nice workaround would be to change the ...
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Create a Live CD with Uck

I am trying to create a livecd using uck with Ubuntu 14.04.1 but when the iso is opened using uck the sources.list file has only 4 lines. Even if sources.list is manually edited if I try to install ...
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Plugin Layer Alternatives to Compiz's Plugin Layer

Compiz's Widget Layer is buggy with Unity Global Menus, and limited to one layer. Alternatives are needed. An alternative can be either: An actual Widget Layer application. A unique solution that ...
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Access harddisk from Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt

How do I access my hard disk from the Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt? The mounted file system is the Live CD's own system. I want to use it for installation of deb-packages stored at the local hard ...
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Can't customize grub

A while ago my grub's background turned black. I'm not sure why. It kinda looks something like this: (except that it's grub 2 not this 1.98. whatever) I think this issue is related to installing ...
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Ubuntu Live CD customization with automated install

I am trying to customize an installation CD for Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having some issues. I've used Ubuntu Builder and Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) and successfully updated packages and added ...
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Making a live CD of my ubuntu install

i want to make a CD of current ubuntu install. I wanna make a live CD/DVD that, when installed, install my custom system, while allowing the user to enter their details like password , use name, and ...
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Is there any way to speed up the default plymouth boot animation?

I have been following a number of different basic tutorials that tell you how to customise Plymouth splash screens by modifying the existing scripts and images, which has mostly been successful. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection not working

I'm brand new to Linux so I thought I'd give it a shot for my gaming pc I just built, however it says the wired connection is not connected. When it is I really can't give out the terminal info ...
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Can i customize the password prompt window/box( to perform administrative tasks)?

Can i customize(change colors, the shape) the windows/boxes,that are shown below: Where those settings stored in CSS?
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Where do I start to create my own Ubuntu derivative? [duplicate]

I would like to create my own Ubuntu derivative with my desktop environment of choice and my preferred set of prepackaged programs. What base should I start with and what modifications should I start ...
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Changing application Icon that appears in the top bar

I'm not talking about the actual theme icons, but I would like to be able to replace a couple of application icons that appear in my topbar. Specifically the 'worksnaps' icon, which sucks as it is ...
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How to set application lense as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lense in the Unity Dash as the default lense, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lense ...
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How to add the town name to the conky Harmattan configuration?

The conky configuration Harmattan displays information about the current state of the weather but it does not display the name of the city that the weather refers to. How can I add the name of the ...
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“Present Windows” desktop effect: set up two differently-configured versions bound to different hotkeys? (ignore minimized windows/not)

I want to set up set up two versions of the "Present Windows" desktop effect (ie, have each bound to a different hotkey), so that one uses the "ignore minimized windows" option and the other doesn't. ...
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burg returns to default after running “sudo update-burg”

I made 2 custom icons for the burg bootloader-1.A custom icon for Bodhi linux and 2.Gnome linux....I placed these images in the correct folders and changed their classes appropriately....I then start ...
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I want to customize Live Ubuntu. I want to edit initrd.lz so that live user is guest

I want to customize Live Ubuntu. initrd.lz create Live User "ubuntu" with blank password as boot-on-fly. I want to edit initrd.lz so that live user it creates have same restriction as guest session. ...
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Editing menus within XFCE

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I would like to customise it to my needs. Just for anxiety I would like to change the Menu Contents of " About XFCE " . I usually change names by editing ...
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Docky sidebars not allowing full screen

Is there a way to remove sidebars in Docky, this is so irritating that it doesn't let the browser to use the full screen.
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Transparent Window Title Bars 14.04LTS

I can't figure out how to get transparent window title bars in 14.04 Have tried dconfig editor which has no effect (worked on previous versions) Any suggestions or step-by-steps massively ...
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Is there a way to enable window borders in 14.04? [duplicate]

Window borders have been disabled in Ubuntu 14.04 by default. This can be distracting when there are overlapping console windows. Is there a way to enable them, and if so, how?
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Make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language Can you help me please
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Ubuntu 14.4: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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Compress and Extract options in Thunar

Please anyone help me in creating Custom Options for Compress and Extract Here in Thunar File manager Please help me...
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Is there a way to theme the ubuntu apps / browser on 14.04 [closed]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 with a fresh install. I use an Telegram app. In 12.04 it was opening in Chrome, now in Ubuntu Browser (I think that's the name) with no problem except that it ...
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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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Customizing cinnamon on Ubuntu 13.10

How do you customize the windows of cinnamon, Ubuntu tweak does not work, and CCSM does not work, how can i customize cinnamon,exept the theming in settings ?
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How to create icon on desktop [duplicate]

Now these days I am customizing Ubuntu and I want some icons on my desktop in customizes OS like My computer Home Trash How can I create these icons on my desktop. And I am in chroot environment ...
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Customizing the boot message? [duplicate]

When booting Ubuntu, I get this message: Is it possible to change the text Ubuntu 12.04 to Loading, please wait. ?
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UCK Console/Package Manager Doesn't Appear

So i opened Ubuntu Customization Kit from the menu, set the preference to "install packages manually", chose Ubuntu Mini Remix ISO file, and clicked OK. The terminal window behind started to run its ...
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What is kernel modding? [closed]

I want to take a dip in customizing linux kernel. As it's evident that linux kernel can be modified according to our specific needs. My questions are: What is kernel modding? How to perform that? ...
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Customising the ubuntu linux kernel

Can any one tell me how to customize the linux kernel for ubuntu package so that my kernel size can be reduced with necessary packages and the new kernel size should be very small?
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Spark client customization

I need a detailed guide for building a customized Spark client installation package for Ubuntu 12.04 32 and 64 bit. Source code : http://www.igniterealtime.org/downloads/source.jsp Objective: ...
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How to change default in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Now these days I am working on a project in which I have to customize the ubuntu as per the requirement. I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 architecture edition for the customization. I want to change ...
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How to remove unity upper panel in my customizes ubuntu os

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to remove unity upper bar panel and put this panel at the bottom of the screen. I need manual method to change it. I am ...
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How to create multiple users during installation?

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to add this feature that Customizes OS can be able to create 2 users automatically during the installation. User can be ...
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how to install new Theme for Ubuntu Customization

I am customizing the ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition for my project work and I want to install new GUI look or theme in customization. How can I inbuilt a new theme for Distro and make it as default theme. ...
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How to customize Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I want to customize my Ubuntu 12.04 for my project work. I want to remove all the 'extra' packages which don't affect the running of my computer or other package dependencies. Example: I want to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Changing Hotkey for “Activities”

I want to customize the hotkey for the Activities-overlay in Gnome shell in Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to edit both: /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu ...
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Chrome OS-style Display Manager

This is what the login screen looks like on Chrome OS. Is there anyway to make the login screen look similar to this, or any display manager which I can customise to look like this?
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do-release-upgrade and TLP (and other optimizations)

So it is that time again. The time to do a release upgrade because the latest version is reaching it's EOL. This time it's a bit different though. This time I've got a laptop which I've optimized ...
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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 ...
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How to customize the Ubuntu calendar background color?

How can I customize Ubuntu calendar colors? I would like to have current date color, yellow or orange, possibly without installing anything, just editing a configuration file, Any suggestions?
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Custom Ubuntu CD : show a custom message

I am building a custom Ubuntu CD using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization, I use preseed to customize the installation, but I have to display a message before the installation ...
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How to hide some icons in System Settings?

I installed programs to tweak Ubuntu settings. I found a blog that gave me good ideas, and also a good place to start. The problem is that these programs that I was installing in my computer to ...
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Change Custom Theme's Desktop Label

I'm attempting to write a custom theme for 12.04 and would like to change the upper left-hand corner label for the desktop from "Ubuntu Desktop" to a simple icon. (See image) ) In looking through ...
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Customize Recent Documents List. E.g. to not show photos

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in the classic mode. "Places" drop-down menu has "Recent Documents" at the bottom, but it fills up with photos whenever I simply look at them with Gnome image viewer. I only ...
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how do I change the default wallpapers in Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to make my own OS based on Ubuntu and I want to change the default wallpaper pack (the one with all the wallpapers canonical provides) and replace it with my own custom wallpapers. I've been ...
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How do I change the appearance of the Unity greeter? [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the appearance of the Lock Screen on Ubuntu 13.10 (unity)? At current its simply a black screen with a tiny clock on the upper right corner. I would like to change this to ...