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Happy Medium between Ubuntu and Cinnamon?

I am very new to Linux distros and have been tinkering around. I'm currently using Cinnamon after a few weeks on Ubuntu's Unity. I really like Unity and I'm not too fond of Cinnamon, but I like the ...
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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 Can I Create and Configure Icon Themes in Gnome?

I know the basics for designing icons but I have no idea how to configure and compile them into a file so that I can create a gnome icon theme out of them. Can anyone help? It would be much ...
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How to manage tray icons in Gnome 3?

The short: In Gnome 3, is there a way to make specific legacy tray icons either not appear at all or be hidden? The longer: I use two programs that put icons in the legacy system tray: Spotify and ...
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How do I set a custom cursor theme in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I would just like to set a custom cursor theme on my computer. I had this pack back on 10.10 from here. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=50663. But I can't seem to recall how I did it. ...
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Creating Icon Themes Gnome 3

I want to keep all the icons included in the gnome 3 icon theme "Ubuntu mono-dark" except the icons which appear when I alter the brightness or sound using fn keys. I haven't found any tutorial about ...
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How do I force a 16x16 icon size for toolbar icons in GTK 3?

Is there a way to force 16x16 icon size for toolbar icons in GTK3? In GTK2 it was possible by editing ~/.gtkrc-2.0. I just do not know how to do this in GTK3.
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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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How do I convert .ani file into Ubuntu native extension?

I have a cursor pack for Windows which I would like to use with Ubuntu. But I see the Cursor directory of Ubuntu has extensionless files. Can I convert .ani animations to Ubuntu native cursors?
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How do I move the close and maximise buttons in gnome shell?

I would like my window buttons to be elementary like with the close button on the left and maximise on the right with no minimise button. Gnome Tweak Tool seems to only allow me to move all buttons, ...
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Is there any alternative for gnome-appearance-properties?

gnome-appearance-properties is no more available in Gnome3 and newer. I want to change Background and Text colors of Windows, Input Boxes, Selected Items, etc. and customize Theme. Is there any ...
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Change hotkey volume indicator

Im using ubuntu 12.04 with gnome shell everything is fine, but I find a bit ugly the image used when I change the sound via fn keys: http://s15.postimage.org/xn01s5vsb/icon.png Is there any way to ...
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How can I use Gnome shell's menus in Unity?

I am messing with Unity and trying to tweak everything in order to have a more customized desktop. Using Gnome Shell, anyone can see that the menus are different in the top panel. They have ...
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How to disable (hide) weekday in gnome-shell (GNOME 3.x) clock?

I can't find a way to remove weekday name from clock applet in gnome-shell, is it possible without editing the source?
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Is there a way to hide the Messaging Tray in GNOME Shell?

I find the Messaging Tray (the bottom bar) in GNOME Shell rather inconvenient. I'm looking for a way to disable it. KRSNA 2 ZED seems to have written an extension for doing just that, but I don't know ...
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How do I make the scrollbars wider?

I'm using Gnome 64-bit edition with the classic desktop and I don't have overlay scrollbars installed. My question is, how can I make the scrollbars wider? They're too thin for me to hit as quickly ...
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How do I remaster a Ubuntu cd into a Ubuntu cd with only Gnome Shell?

I was wondering if this was possible and easy to do. I want to take my Ubuntu 11.10 64bit Cd and remaster it so that it will instead be a Gnome3 live Cd that I can install later install Gnome Shell ...
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Where are the customization options for GNOME 3?

Gnome 2.x in Ubuntu 10.10 is highly customisable. How come all this has been locked down in 11.10 and Gnome 3.x? I enjoy using Ubuntu because of this reason. Now am I stuck with what I have when ...
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What's new in Gnome Panel 3.2?

Gnome Panel, also known as Ubuntu/Gnome Classic, is available in a brand new version for Gnome 3. One of the things I like about it, is that when you use vertical panels, applets are made vertical as ...
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How can I customize the GNOME Shell Messaging Tray?

I'm using GNOME Shell and have some questions about customization that I think will be cool to try. For example, the Messaging Tray shows only the icon of the program (Dropbox, Google Chrome, etc), ...
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How to change desktop only font color?

My desktop font are not so legible with some background, so i want the old gnome behaviour. I managed to choose a custom desktop font following this answer, but i want to change color and possibly a ...
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1answer
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Can't use custom themes, Gnome Shell 3.2

I can't manage to get gnome tweak tool to allow me to switch themes, nor to install the required extensions and have them working. Could anyone please give me any pointers? EDIT: Fixed it, but I ...
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Eliminate the top “mac-ish” file/edit/view/… menu after installing gnome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Delete extra toolbar on top of the screen in GNOME fallback mode? After getting gnome working and the panels moved back to the bottom where it's finally usable again, ...
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Can either Gnome 3 or Unity be customized to simulate a Gnome 2 style interface?

I am looking for a somewhat comprehensive guide for customizing either Gnome 3 or Unity to look as much as possible like Gnome 2. I have seen this question come up, but the most common answer is that ...
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Can I change “Activities” in gnome-shell to an Ubuntu logo?

I'm using gnome-shell in Oneiric and would like to know if there is a way to change the text "Activities" (in the top left corner) to a picture if the Ubuntu logo. I have already succeeded at ...
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How do I make my windows minimize like a Mac in classic Gnome?

How do I make my ubuntu windows do this?
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Installing ubuntu desktop without all the bloat

I am thinking of installing Ubuntu Server then from there install a desktop environment. Then I think ubuntu-desktop will not just include the desktop but other bloat too? How can I just get the GUI, ...
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Run custom shell scripts on key press

I have created a shell script for a custom action which is working fine. I want to run this .sh file (mon.sh) on pressing Alt+F15. I have done the following: In gconf-editor, under ...