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How to change the dash icon in Unity 15.04 to a custom .png? [duplicate]

It's very tiring to have to keep looking at the default image of the Ubuntu logo in the dash. How do you change this default image into a custom image (btw, in my case I have a 48x48 .png ready to be ...
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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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Customize ISO - SQFS — Add Custom BashRC - Alias to Ubuntu Live DVD iso [closed]

I would like to customize my Ubuntu Live iso and add an command alias that I use each time I load disk. This way I don't have to open my logs for the command(s) I use each time, mainly to start a vnc ...
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How to get Firefox to only load images from trusted origins

As you can see by the name, I am paranoid, and I realise that I can get something malicious on my machine through looking at an image. I have disabled my browser's cache, but this still only limits ...
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Is there a way to display window title in the Ubuntu sidebar, like in Windows before 7?

My current main OS is Windows 7. I changed the taskbar to run vertically, mimicking Ubuntu's efficient use of the 16:9 widescreen ratio of modern monitors. I also display window titles together with ...
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Change Ubuntu Name To Another Name During Customization From Command Line [duplicate]

Am trying to customize Ubuntu to my taste. Help needed to Change Ubuntu on the startup to Azibuntu
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How to change Ubuntu title bar text [closed]

I would like some help. I need to change the "Ubuntu Desktop" text in the title bar to say "Titan OS". How would I achieve that. I am using the Flatty theme, and would like to keep that in the ...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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Xfce 4 Terminal how to wrap text

I used to use the default gnome-terminal as my default Terminal, but because I want it to be see-through I have switched to the xfce4-terminal. But there is one problem, the text does not wrap, and I ...
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Customizing Ubuntu

I had a question. If I customized Ubuntu and kept some services and looks of Ubuntu then can I call it my own OS without getting into trouble. Also If I make money out of the OS then will I have to ...
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Ubuntu Install With Custom UserName [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu and make the user name like "TweakJC" but installer not let me do that. Installer forcing me to make all character in my username to small letter. Like in "tweakjc", But i ...
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Prevent nano from keeping history of searches

I recently noticed that when searching for a String in a file using nano, that the search gets saved to this file: ~/.nano_history But this is not necessary, and I don't want this feature, so is ...
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How to change background transparency of xterm

In terminal we can change the background transparency by changing the slider in edit>preference>background>transparent background Similarly how can we change the transparency of xterm ...
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Dynamic Backgrounds [duplicate]

I have two "background questions": Can I set my background to a gif file? Or some other video / animated picture file? If so how would I do that? Two: any way to display a live website as my desktop ...
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Auto hide Unity Launcher for customized liveCD

I need to change the behavior of the Unity Launcher of my liveCD of Ubuntu 14.04. I need it to auto-hide but I can't find the 'config' file to modify in order to set the auto-hide 'ON'. Thanks for ...
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Is using Unity Tweak on Ubuntu 14.04 safe?

I just installed Unity Tweak from the Ubuntu Software Center. The program have a lot of different customization options, like transparent bars and more options for windows snapping. But, can those ...
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How to remove the right border of the starter in unity?

I was wondering if it's possible to remove the white border from the unity starter (the background of the starter is transparent, so the border is visible). After searching around for a while I ...
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Folder icon not shown properly in ubuntu 15.04

In my Ubuntu 15.04,Folder icon not properly appear. Even it doesn't appear on standard theme.please help me to fix this?.
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How can I modify Ubuntu Touch image?

I want to modify Ubuntu Touch tarball to remove or add new system apps. Savvy APIs can't do that. How can I do ? I've mako (Nexus 4) device.
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I can't for the life of me figure out how to customize color in ncmpcpp

I finally was able to get ncmpcpp setup on my new eOS install (after giving up out of frustration on a previous install) and I love it. I really want to change to colors though and I know this is ...
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Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar

Is it possible to hide the application title from the menubar?
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how to remaster ubuntu 14.10 (currently installed )

i want to remaster my ubuntu as I want to create my spin of ubuntu for my friends . I was not able to install remastersys . I used many scripts like relinux and linux live but no result . Is there a ...
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Building and Maintaining a Distribution [closed]

I have been searching on the internet in the past few days about making my own linux distribution. I've found lots of tutorials on how to build one either from scratch (which i don't really prefer) or ...
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How to use user configurations for other users ubuntu 14.04

I want to set default desktop environment with needed programs on Launchpad, and needed languages in keyboard launcher on unity panel for new users, who will be log in at first time (I have LDAP ...
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How to install Compiz effects on Gnome 3?

I want to install Compiz desktop effects/graphics in my GNOME 3 desktop. And I want to customise the animations being shown on my desktop. Is it possible?
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How to change Desktop default environment for new users [duplicate]

I want to set default Desktop environment (the question is not about gnome-panel, KDE etc.), need to unlock unnecessary icons from launcher and lock needed applications on launcher, set keyboard ...
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What controls the generation of window borders? (MATE)

What I'm looking for is what controls window borders; specifically what actually defines what goes where (as in, the program that says the bottom bar goes at the bottom, not the side or what keeps the ...
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Custom Distro for small business

So I want to start my own business that supports (Installation and customer support) a custom Ubuntu derivative for small business (The OS is free of charge but the support is paid). However I'm ...
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How to make a custumised ubuntu LiveCD distribution with more than 4 GB content inside?

I am trying to make my own Ubuntu distribution with some huge files (aprox 8 GB) inside. I tried using UCK but it doesn't allow me to make iso image greater than 4 GB(mkisofs process). Can you ...
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How to make a new Ubuntu based distro by customizing the Live CD? [duplicate]

I would like to customize the live CD to make my own distro based on Ubuntu. The problem is that I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04. This means that I cannot use Ubuntu Builder. UCK doesn't work ...
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Creating Custom Server ISO

I am trying to create a custom server ISO from the regular server ISO however it's too complex. I've tried doing the mini ubuntu but they do not support UEFI which I need(You would think they would). ...
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How can i change menu background color of Firefox?

I like dark themes but I don't like the right-click menus or File-Edit-View menus to be black. So I edited gtk.css files of my current theme to do so. The problem is in Firefox all menus are still ...
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How can I set up ubuntu to switch back to English after a few minutes of inactivity?

I'm using Ubuntu for several years now and enjoy it immensly. I'm developing software in PHP and Javascript for a living. The only minor annoyance I have is that I would like the PC to switch back ...
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Customized Kubuntu 14.04 LTS: Problems in Virtualbox

So I made a customized Kubuntu with BlackLabImageCreator, the .iso is 3GB large. My problems now are that: 1. It's slow as hell, I tested with a "normal" Kubuntu 14.04 iso, it ran pretty smooth. 2. I ...
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Cinnamon editing

After some searching, I was left pretty much stranded. I'm currently working on reworking a few things in Cinnamon desktop environment. Here's what I need advice on: Resizing the Cinnamon panel on ...
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ls --color=auto is not working?

Why ls command is not showing color in Ubuntu 14.04.2? ...previously it worked... My alias report>> jharvard@appliance (~): alias alias cp='cp -i' alias gdb='gdb -q' alias ll='ls -l --color=auto' ...
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I can't find any option to change a sound theme

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity (dual boot, but separate hard drives). I have looked all over the settings for a way to change the sound theme, but I can't find one. There is one spot in the ...
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Windows 8 tiles apperance in Ubuntu

Is it possible to have Windows 8 - like tiles in Ubuntu Unity or other desktop environments,where your tiles act as links to applications?
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Can I manually update an old Gnome theme?

I am currently decorating my Ubuntu 14.04 with freshly installed Gnome shell themes. It a great pleasure since the possibilities are eminent. Recently I've come across a theme which is perfect for my ...
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full disk encryption interface on boot

Is there a way to customize the full disk encryption interface on boot? I want a different background or a blank screen showing instead of this:
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boot to ram, squashfs filesystem and custom kernel

I am trying to boot my Ubuntu based custom linux OS to ram. I compile the kernel from scratch, so it does not have aufs or unionfs. I don't want to patch the kernel. It seems the live-boot-tools ...
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How to customize unity launcher

I've tried to find any information about customizing Unity, here is a link to the official documentation but it didn't help for me - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming#Unity_Panel Maybe I lose ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit doesn't work with Mini Remix? (14.04)

I'm using UCK to create a customized Ubuntu from the Mini Remix 14.04 iso. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 to do so. If I run the Customization Kit on the iso, it goes normally, but then problems start. After ...
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Ghost box displayed in the notification area

I have a problem with this in the notification area. Apparently a "ghost box" is below these options, so that not all look good, especially the volume bar. Thanks in advance for your reply. This is ...
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Setting custom font issues

Currently, I'm working on setting FreeSans as the standard font in my Ubuntu installation. But it stays ubuntu at three places: The category headers in the Unity dash, the text at the logout, shutdown ...
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how to change background color of Calibre - and the like - in ubuntu 14.04

I followed the explanations given in answer of "how to change background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04" but it did'nt work for a number of applications like Calibre. Yet when I was in Mandriva 2011 I ...
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Window scroll handles/bars aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified?

Window scroll handles/bars are aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified? For one thing the handles disappear, which means I have to hold the mouse in the right place to make them ...
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Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
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Cannont install super boot manager

I want to customize my plymouth, by using super boot manager. I added the repo and then updated, there is no problem at all. After I tryed to install super-boot-manager something went wrong. I get ...
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Changing window title color on Utopic

I'm using 14.10 Utopic Unicorn since today, and I can't find a way to change the title bar color (the bar containing the app's name) and the top bar, both are gray-black by default, it's - in my ...