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Add custom button with Gtk or Qt on ubuntu login screen

i'm currently working on custom ubuntu distro for local use only. I need to create a custom button on ubuntu login screen. I don't know where to start, how to edit ubuntu login screen? the button, for ...
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Is there anyway to change themes using a program?

This also means that the program can install themes by itself, because the main reason I don't want to change from the default theme is that I have to install the theme myself after downloading it ...
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Is Ubuntu Mobile easily customizable?

I want to know if Ubuntu Mobile can be modified such as with different icons, menus bars and tweaks that change the way it might came from the factory and make it more "mine", like this Cinnamon Elune ...
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How to create my own apps repo for my customize ubuntu

I see many of new linux distro especially that is based on ubuntu like pear linux and many more create their own repo for their apps like ubuntu ,main,universe,multiverse and restricted repo.so i want ...
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Removing the glass style buttons on unity-launcher

I want to remove the unity "glass" buttons in the unity launcher. I have found the (image) files for them but I'm wondering if deleting them will mess-up the entire launcher?
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Missing Python in LibreOffice organize macros menu

I have the LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 that comes with Ubuntu 13.04. The Tools-Macros-Organize macros menu only shows the LibreOffice Basic item. I assumed I would find also Python and other languages. This ...
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Use path bar and address bar in Nautilus

By default, Nautilus use/show the path bar: Using Ubuntu Tweak I managed to set by default the address bar: Is it possible to set both of them as default (show both: the buttons and the text ...
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How do I change awn dialect applet style?

I've just installed AWN and I want to customize it: I don't like the look of dialect applet. How do I change it's appearance? It would be great if I can change from flags to just letters.
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How do we make custom distro (own fork) of Ubuntu, fully customized from the desktop, login screen, plymouth until boot screen? [duplicate]

I want to make make own distro of Ubuntu with fully customized UI pre-installed on the image/LiveCD I want something on my custom linux later like this : Pre-customized Window Manager skin ...
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Any idea to change the blank appearance on password [duplicate]

whenever i edit the terminal or change password in linux it appears as blank(i.e it wont show the password), any idea to make appearance of it (as *) i face the following difficulty i dont know how ...
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How to install Ubiquity into a Live CD installation image?

I am trying a create a small Ubuntu installation ISO image. I am using a tool called Ubuntu-Builder. To make the final ISO as small as possible, I have decided to use Ubuntu Mini Remix. It is a small ...
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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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Using custom desktop

I don't want my desktop to be a folder. I would much prefer to write myself an application, or at least an html to handle drawing (animation, events) of my desktop background. I want to know whether I ...
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How was Ubuntu first developed?

I am not a noob to Ubuntu. I have been here for a while. The question I am going to ask is basically requiring an explanatory answer, possible with examples. My question is simple. It is as below:- ...
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Is there a way to show the plugged in removable drives on the {unity} desktop?

Is there a way to display drive icons, like in GNOME 2.x and Cinnamon on the Unity desktop?
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error change Lightdm to GDM in my custom livecd ubuntu 12.04 doesn't work

i'm change lightdm to gdm in my custom livecd, and when booting doesn't autologin. and when change back to lightdm my custom livecd already running normal. any suggestion?
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How to customize vertical panel in cinnamon menu? [closed]

I want to edit highlighted area: for example, change Firefox with chromium or remove any item. Menu editor can change only right part of menu, changing default application has no effect on this panel. ...
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How to customize the installation background color?

How do I customize the background color during the installation? I know the boot screen is to modify the plymouth, but I don't know where to customize the background color during the text-based ...
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Ubuntu Splash Screen Customization

I wanted to know how to customize the splash screen in Ubuntu 13. I have tried to install Plymouth Manager but when I run sudo apt-get update it says it was unable to fetch ...
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Unable to delete custom colors under Appearance/Background

The "Background" panel in "System Settings/Appearance", allows to select the background color of the desktop, solid or with a gradient. There, the "Pick a color" window allows to choice a color from ...
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Scribes text editor toolbar too small

Is there a way to increase the size of the toolbar in Scribes? My font/resolution setup results in the toolbar being tiny making it very hard to see the icons.
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Finding polar clock, weather, and CPU desklets, and default titlebar in Cinnamon

Does anyone know how to set up Cinnamon like in these images? This one shows a polar clock and Calendar, temperature, and system information as desklets. I can't find any of these in the desklets ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Window Title Font

How can I change the font for the window title in 13.04 Ubuntu? Original text: Wie kann ich die Schrift für den Fenstertitel bei Ubuntu 13.04 ändern?
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How to refresh an icon that has been changed so the new one shows up?

I want to customize two icons in the top right indicator of the unity-panel, the one for everpad and the one for deluge. I found this solution: How do I merge two icon sets? ...and love it, it's ...
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Customizing ubuntu studio 13.04

I have recently switched from original ubuntu 12.10 to ubuntu studio 13.04. After some research I found out I could install compiz to this as well. I have to go to the terminal and run compiz ...
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How do I set the position of a Cinnamon desklet?

I'm using Cinnamon 1.8 and tried out it's native desklets. But neither could I figure out myself nor find any documentation on how a desklet's position is defined.
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Manage Custom Shortcuts

I have a bunch of customs shortcuts: But since the migration to the new configuration tool gnome-control-center keyboard (since gtk-3/Gnome-3/Unity/Ubuntu 12.04) I can not sort these shortcuts ...
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How do I install cursors from the internet? [duplicate]

I tried doing the answer from another question but I didn't have an .icons folder. How else can I install a cursor without using the software center?
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Xubuntu transparent buttons in the panel

I would like to remove the color behind the buttons inside the XFCE Pannel : I tried to modify the file /usr/share/themes/Greybird/gtk-2.0/apps/xfce-panel.rc, and I came with a strange white ...
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Can I set the launcher to only be visible when I'm on the desktop?

I'd like to show the Launcher when I am on my desktop and hide it when an application is running. How can I personalize it?
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How to change the font of various terminal emulators?

Mainly: Gnome Terminal Xfce Terminal Konsole LXTerminal Terminator Guake Yakuake Urxvt Xterm Mrxvt
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How to change boot screen name?

I want to change the name 'ubuntu 12.04LTS' in boot screen to some other name.How can I do dat?
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How Do I Change Icons in the Dock “Plank”?

I'm wondering how I change icons for specifically the dock "Plank". I've only managed to find a way to change theme, but not icons for the actual applications in the dock. Is it possible? If so, how ...
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Is There A Guide to Debian Live's Seemingly Undocumented Ubuntu Extension?

Debian Live is the tool used to generate LiveCD images now for Ubuntu. There is a manual available for it that notes there is an extension that handles producing Ubuntu-style LiveCDs but says very ...
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How to update a package in ubuntu-builder which requires system reboot?

I am trying to create a customized ubuntu live cd using ubuntu-builder. I was following this perticular answer: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? If I try to update a package which requires system ...
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Creating a .desktop file for a new application

I just installed the lastest version of UGENE. I works fine but in order to use it, I have to enter the following in the terminal: cd ugene-1.11.5/ then execute ./ugene -ui to launch UGENE GUI. This ...
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Customization: Specific DE for specific User

Is it possible to setup? Suppose, I have two users: Home and Work. For Home I want to use GNOME Shell or KDE a beautiful DE. (Or something else) For Work I want to use LXDE or MATE as fastest DE. ...
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disable a key on an OS level

I have a volume control wheel on the basse of my laptop which I always spin by mistake. When spun, the letters 6~ start to pop up in rapid succession. Annoying as this is, when in my vim ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 iso image customization

I'm trying to create my own iso image based on Ubuntu 12.10 and I've got several questions. 1) How can I add user using preseed? I tried to do it this way, but I still have to enter the password in ...
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How can I remove the gray boxes around custom folder icons? [closed]

When I set custom folder icons in Ubuntu 13.04, gray boxes appear around them: How can I make the icons just look normal?
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How do I set up a background Image for console in ubuntu

Some of you may know this from opensuse. There the console is able to have a background. Is Ubuntu also able to have a backround image outside the x window system?
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xmodmap alternative for the text console (TTY)?

There is a keyboard with ' key broken. I've remapped it to the Wake button with xmodmap but that affects only X session, how can I achieve this for TTYs? Note: editing keymap files directly is not ...
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Is it possible to change text console (VT, framebuffer) foreground color?

I tried setterm -foreground green but any action resets the color back to white. Also, switching black and white seems like a nice option for e-paper (e-ink) screens.
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How to install Mac buttons and scrollbars on 12.10?

I recently installed the mac theme for Ubuntu 12.10 from Noobslab. The installation went properly and I am now running the Mac theme. But I still don't have the scrollbars and buttons for Mac. This is ...
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How to activate my lens on Quantal?

How to enable/activate any unity lens on Quantal? I installed many unity lens on Quantal, using the following command, but none is active on dash. sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia sudo ...
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How can I change the default color for all the text in the system manually

How can I change the overall default color for text of the whole system ,be it for the gnome panel,tty,shell,etc.In all the just look and feel aspect of my system.
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How to not display icons on all four desktops ubuntu 12.04

Is it posible to have diferent icons on all four desktops, right now on all four desktops I have same folders, files, photos can I change it for example to have on second desktop just photos ? TNX
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Customize Ubuntu Login Screen

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server on which I installed Xubuntu desktop. I have some users in the server out of that I would like to set a user as a default user. How can I customize the login screen ...
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Without installing a third party dock, how can I get a taskbar launcher on Xubuntu?

I have been trying several flavors of *buntu, I like the dock in kubuntu but want the lightness of xubuntu/lubuntu. How can I make the xubuntu launcher dock behave as an icon only task manager that ...
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how to install KDE icon theme in ubuntu? (ROSA Icons)

I recently got the great ROSA icon theme from the ROSA repo, I extracted the archive and put it into the .icons folder, under KDE I can select the icons no problem, but under unity using gnome tweak ...