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What is the must customizable desktop environment?

I would like to customize all the icons of my desktop environment, specially change Skype system tray icon which is very ugly! Can you tell me in which DE I can customize all the icons and use those ...
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Separate wallpaper for login screen and desktop? (16.04 LTS) [duplicate]

I've tried searching for an answer to this with no luck. I had a go at the method detailed here but as soon as I log out the new wallpaper is there for a brief second before it changes back to my ...
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Kmail: Increase horizontal spacing in message list

I want to increase the horizontal spacing in the message list in Kmail. I find that the spacing is a bit too close to each other, and would like more space between the emails in the message list. I ...
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run virtualenv in new terminal tab automatically

I am using virtualenv, so to start I have to say source some/long/path/bin/activate Sometimes (very often, in fact) I want to create another tab in terminal, to edit another script, or to run ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to launch Activities Overview?

The SUPER key is currently the default key to launch the Activities Overview, however due to an incident involving large amounts of chocolate cake the key no longer works properly and does not always ...
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Does XFCE allow for transitions for panels and/or icons?

I want to know if XFCE can be configured to allow zooming/scaling of icons when the user hovers over them, similar to the effect shown on a Mac dock. Also, I wonder if my left panel (of course it ...
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MAAS custom power type

I would like to use MAAS in a custom environment. Actually, the servers are usual machines with netboot capability, however, the power (rack) controller is a linux box. I can login via ssh into the ...
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Ubuntu “guest-session” LAN issues (Kodi)

Hello ppl of Ubuntu ask: i was preparing my "pilot machine" for my students lab with a gamma services mounted in local servers, i set up the service they worked good until i transformed the ...
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How to allow moving the cursor while typing with xserver-xorg-input-libinput installed?

Since I installed xserver-xorg-input-libinput, although it fixed my other problems, it has meant that I am unable to move my cursor while typing. I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, is ...
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How to change the default save location for Firefox bookmarks?

When I make a new bookmark in Firefox it is automatically saved to the "Unsorted Bookmarks" section, but I would prefer it go to just straight to the "Bookmarks Toolbar", so how can I change the ...
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What does the 'hide-identity' gsetting do?

On Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have just noticed that there is a hide-identity gsetting: I have read its description, but what exactly would be the difference if I turned it on? What ...
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How to alter touchpad settings on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have found that if I tap my touchpad it clicks which is something I do not want due to a faulty touchpad, previously I was able to disable this ...
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How to write en and em dashes?

I am a bit of a Grammar Nazi, so I like my grammar to be correct, I understand that for you to be able to type en and em dashes that you have to configure the COMPOSE key or something like that but I ...
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Global Menu shrinks appname

So this is not a question on how to have the Global Menu always visible, but instead, how to make the Global Menu to show the full appname. If it's too long it gets faded out: How would I be able ...
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Changing KeePass2 tray icon

I want to change default KeePass2 tray icons - currently unlocked workspace is displayed with blue "calm" icon and secure, locked workspace is displayed with red element suggesting problem/danger. It ...
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howto resize the ubuntu logo in the login screen 12.04

how can i resize the area reserved for the Ubuntu logo in the login screen. I managed to change the logo and replace it with mine, except that mine is a squared image file with much bigger dimensions ...
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Custom (editable) message for each user after login

The computer is being used by three users (+1 admin) and they use unity login. The three users come, use the computer and logout. I have to give some instructions, news and details every time they ...
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How can I customize the Unity Launcher?

The Arc Theme has a screenshot that has a really nice launcher, nice icons for the launcher only (here), an options panel on the top, and a really cool Scopes icon down on the bottom. How can I do ...
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Minimalist install of Ubuntu (no applications)

Is it possible to install Ubuntu (my preferred flavour is Lubuntu) without installing all the default applications? I would only need the window manager and the settings-related programs needed to ...
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How to customize distribution with predefined user and automatic installation/configuration

I am working on Ubuntu customization for production level. The setup environment is explained below: I have some Ubuntu machines (12 to be more precise) that runs a software made by myself for this ...
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How to stop OSSEC HIDS sending me level 2 alerts?

I have OSSEC HIDS (2.8.3) installed (I have it set up as a local installation) and setup so that it sends me email alerts for the various alert levels. The only problem is with level 2 alerts which ...
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Coloring all output from terminal

Is there a way to make all the output of my terminal colored in a personalized way? e.g: If I issue the command: sudo apt-get update - I will get a column of text and what I want is a way to colorize ...
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set new icon for rxvt-unicode

I am trying to use a numix icon for rxvt-unicode. I haven't found much recent discussion on this topic but the thread I was following was: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=166210 my /....
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Completely automated custom server installation with no internet - What are my options?

I need to perform various things on my custom ISO server installation during the first boot. It needs to be completely hands and internet free. What are my options here? I see the pre and post ...
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Ubuntu Server - Available options for various post installation customization?

I've created an Ubuntu Server ISO with a set of custom packages I want installed during the installation process. I alos have a preseed and kickstart file working. This took me a while but I have it ...
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How can I change the text Ubiquity?

I am developing my own Ubuntu-based distribution and I am stuck with the customization of Ubiquity. I would like to change the text that prompts the user at welcome screen and at the user information ...
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Lubuntu/LXDE - Disable background dim when logout clicked

How can I disable the background dimming when I click logout? Is there a setting which I can modify in LXDE to achieve this? ^ Example
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Launcher customization in unity?

Is there a way to remove the bubble type deal that covers the icons on the unity launcher? I've been looking to find a way to do this to make the theme on my launcher look better. I haven't found ...
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Changing colors in GNOME Classic

So I wanted to change something and I installed GNOME. I started using GNOME Classic ,and I really like it, the only think I'd like to chcange is the colour of the bars at the bottom and the top. They'...
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URxvt Terminal Customization

I've just seen a screenshot of an user who uses i3wm and urxvt as default terminal: I liked very much it. Watching the informations about his machine on the terminal, we can see the terminal he's ...
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(rEFInd) Different icon for Ubuntu Recovery

I just installed rEFInd for dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. However, there are three entries on boot. Windows 10 Ubuntu Ubuntu Recovery Is there a way to change the icon for Ubuntu ...
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How to set minimise and maximise effects via command line

I am making install script for my home (and friend's) pc. I want to make the minimise and maximise animation Sidekick. So far i found this: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/animation/...
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Boot Live CD into 'Try Ubuntu' by default

I am creating a custom live CD based on Ubuntu 15.10. When the user sees the first boot screen (and doesn't press a key), it will automatically boot into a GUI menu where the user can choose 'Try ...
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How to Switch Top and Bottom Panel Bars in Ubuntu MATE

I am currently running Ubuntu MATE, and I am wondering if there is a way to simply switch the top and bottom panel bars. I want the bar with the 'Applications' menu and the task bar on the bottom, and ...
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remove quotes from variety's wallpaper

I am using Variety to change custom wallpaper on my Linux machine. But, after the recent variety update all wallpapers have random quotes on them and the name of author of the quote. How do I remove ...
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Is there an easy way to determine what dependencies of dependencies I'll need to install for a custom server ISO?

I'm installing packages into my custom ubuntu server ISO for a complete offline install via this guide: How to create a Customized Ubuntu Server ISO?. The only option for the install is a single dvd. ...
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getting error while customizing ubuntu gnome 15.10

helloo guys.. we have 50 ubuntu users in my organization present some pc's running on ubuntu 12.4 and some pc's running on 14.4 ubuntu versions. actually iam new to ubuntu iam getting error while ...
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how to change the spacing between the Progress dots?

so i'm just playing around with the plymouth theme thingy and i a custom image instead of the progress dots i would like to change the spacing between them but i don't know how since i'm not that good ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a reboot,...
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Change wallpaper by current time

While customizing my Ubuntu I thought to have two wallpapers, one for the day/afternoon and one for evening/night. Is it possible to change the wallpaper basing myself to the current time? If so, how ...
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KDE 4 to 5: ServiceMenus moved directory - where to?

I defined a lot of .desktop files to create context menu entries in Dolphin. Since upgrade to Kubuntu 15.10 (KDE 5) the menu entries disappeared. I found out that KDE 5 moved the place where to store ...
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Good books on learning Unix and Linux [duplicate]

I know the basic way and basic commands of linux and I want to be a professional on it. Please suggest me some of the best books on linux which teaches the structure of Linux and Linux kernels, tricks ...
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How do I add custom items to the context menu in Dolphin in KDE 5?

I've Googled around, but can't seem to find any consistent tutorials or documentation that describe how to do this (in my case, on Kubuntu 15.10). I want to add custom scripts to the context menu in ...
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How to customize save location for screenshots on Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Upon pressing PrtSc a screenshot is automatically taken and put in my Pictures folder, however I do not wish for it to be places there so is there any way to change the automatic save location? Or to ...
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How to add year and change date format in top GNOME panel? [duplicate]

Currently the top panel has the time like this in this format: But is there any way I can add the current year to that? And also a way of rearranging/changing the date format (though this is just ...
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How can I determine what a shortcut key combination does in Ubuntu 15.10?

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and can not unbind Super<Button2> from showing me window menu. I bound Super<Button2> to resize window, but it still opens windows menu. How do I ...
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Reverting swapping CTRL and CAPS key is not persistent

More than a year ago, I swapped the locations of Control and Caps Lock keys for better ergonomy. However, I have recently come to reconsider the choice and would like to return to the former systems ...
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Customizing size of icons in the Dash

Upon searching for anything specific in the Dash, it displays a wide variety of items with huge icons for a 15.6 inch display on a laptop. I was wondering if there's any alternative to reduce the ...
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Custom desktop icon size

How do I change the Unity's desktop icon size to a custom value? If I go to Folder view > Edit > Preferences > Icon view > Default zoom lv I can change the size between 400%, 200%, 150%, ...