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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%, ...
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How to rearrange the open windows in the Activities Overview?

In the Activities Overview the current windows which are open are displayed and automatically rearranged, but what I would really like would be for me to be able to manually rearrange them, so for ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcut?

I tried doing it by Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts > +, where I can enter the Name and Command just fine, but I can't seem to understand how to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It just says ...
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Proper way to install debian packages on filesystem extracted on host machine not directly on development board

I am customizing linux filesystem based on ubuntu, the filesystem is extracted on my development machine in which i can install custom binaries, libraries and scripts which is fairly easy enough. But ...
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How to change the year to 2558?

I am a Buddhist, and if I cannot have a Buddhist calendar, I would at least like to have to Buddhist year, which is currently (in 2015) 2558. But due to the 2038 year problem, I'm not sure if I can do ...
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How to change GNOME top panel colour and transparency levels?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I want to know if I can change the top panel's colour and transparency levels?
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How to edit icon layout in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu settings)?

I would like to change the current icon layout in gnome-control-center to a list view. The reason is because I'm running Gnome 3 with a bit of enlarged text to be able to read from 4 meters away (TV ...
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How to change qTox's call ring?

When you are called on qTox you hear some sort of ring, is there any way to replace that ring with a custom one? So for instance I have an mp4 file which I would like it to play instead of the default ...
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Ubuntu MATE battery indicator

By default Ubuntu MATE battery indicator shows remaining time and percentage only when you hover on the battery icon.Otherwise it doesn't show any numbers: Is it possible to make it behave like the ...
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What application launchers are available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternative launchers that can be used to launch programs in Ubuntu's default Unity desktop?
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Change colour of calendar on ubuntu phone

I am using a google calendar with the calendar app on my ubuntu phone. Somehow by default the events and appointments are displayed in the app with a black colour. Is there a way to change this colour ...
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How to change name in top bar for an application in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I would like to be able to change the text for an application in the top bar. So for instance how would I change this: To just Firefox?
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Activities configurator not working after upgrade to GNOME 3.18

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 to 15.10, and also upgraded to GNOME 3.18, however I now have a problem, I want to rename the Activities button to Activities Overview and I also want to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: How can I make Capslock + æ,ø,å type these letters, with an English keyboard?

I've been googling for hours, and I really can't seem to find an answer to what I'm trying to do here. So basically what I wanna do is use an English keyboard, but make it so that when I press ...
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How to customize top bar in Gnome 3.18?

I have problems after updating Gnome from 3.16 to 3.18. I can't get the normal top panel as I had with 3.16: black with centralized time/date on the itself. I tried to use shell-themes, but instead of ...
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How to get more than cows from cowsay

I have recently installed cowsay and am using it to amuse me by piping the output from fortune to it. And although this is great, I understand that you can get more than just cows with cowsay, and I ...
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How to clear PS1's formatting in gnome-terminal?

I have configured gnome-terminal in .bashrc to have custom colours: PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[00;37m\][\[\033[00;32m\]\t\[\033[00;37m\]] \[\033[01;34m\]\u\[\033[00;37m\]@\[\033[01;...
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Ubuntu Customized Live CD Fails to run Display Manager

I was testing a customization on an Ubuntu 15.04 Live CD and I got this error, Stopping User Manager for UID 999... [ OK ] Stopped User Manager for UID 999. [ OK ] Removed user-999.slice. [ OK ] ...
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How to set a custom text highlighting colour

If you use the Adwaita theme you get Blue as the highlighting colour, for Numix you get Red/Orange (not sure exactly which), I have Numix, and like it, but I would like to change the highlighting ...
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How to 'opt-out' an application from GNOME Global Dark Theme?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I have activated the Global Dark Theme in the gnome-tweak-tool, but there is one problem, I like the Dark Theme in all applications except Nautilus,...
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How to make gnome-terminal cursor green

I have customized my Terminal look a great deal now, and to add the finishing touches I wish to make my gnome-terminal cursor green (it is currently white), however there appears no way to do this in ...
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Ubuntu-equivalent of Suse Studio?

Is there an Ubuntu-equivalent of Suse Studio? I haven't been able to find anything, but there may be something hiding in the web... I'm looking for an equivalent - with options such as being able to ...
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Creating a bootable usb to wipe all hdd's

I am looking to automate a live cd to automatically wipe every hdd plugged into the machine. I am having some issues with this as https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization was the best ...
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How to prevent the dimming of my desktop picture when enabling icons on desktop?

I have recently noticed that when having the Icons on desktop feature enabled in gnome-tweak-tool: That my desktop image is slightly darker than it is when the feature is disabled, and I have ...
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Only allow websites to use already installed fonts and not download their own in Firefox

I have read a lot lately about fonts being malicious, and as a website can just download its own custom font onto your machine so that it can use it, it could exploit something with this and do ...
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How to get a proper Firefox History view?

I have noticed that unlike in other browsers, in Firefox there is no proper History view as such, because the only way to get a history in the right order is to set it on Most Recent Viewed (if you go ...
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Help with syntax and customization of .desktop files for Unity

I tried below, and it works as expected. Sandboxing Firefox in a volatile state through Firejail. Exec=firejail --seccomp --private firefox What is this for? And what does it do? Actions=NewWindow;...
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making bash prompt Bold

The $PS variable [ashesh@MISTRI ~] $ echo $PS1 \[\033[36m\][\[\033[m\]\[\033[34m\]\u@\h\[\033[m\] \[\033[32m\]\W\[\033[m\]\[\033[36m\]]\[\033[m\] $ I wish to maintain the same colors and text but ...
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How to set an animated background image or locked screen?

I have got this gif: Which I wish to set as my locked screen image, however I am unable to do so because if I go into Settings > Background, and then go to the Pictures tab, I am only able to ...
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Does Ubuntu Customization Kit work on all Ubuntu Versions? (15.04+)

I'm trying to create a customized Ubuntu install, but I'm not sure if its compatibly to Ubuntu 15.04. I know its compatible with 14.04 LTS, but is it with 15.04, since Development stopped 2 years ago. ...
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Test my custom created DNS?

I used VPS Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) to install test environment for my Ruby on Rails development. And I succeed with installing and configuring. Now I also configured DNS on that VPS server, everything ...
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How do I Customize the 'Top Panel'?

I would like add some Files\Programs to Top Panel as shown below When I Click on that Icon (Hand), it should show my customized add-on Files\Programs Ex: Calculator,Dictionary, Units etc., just ...
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Minimal Install -> Customized Ubuntu (Fork, Remaster, Flavor, or Something Else?) [duplicate]

I have recently created a Customized Ubuntu based off of the Minimal Install, I stuck to the Ubuntu Repositories to prevent licensing problems, now what would that be called, a Fork, Remaster, Flavor, ...
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Intellectual Property Rights Policy Summary Question

In the Summary section, this is stated, "You can redistribute Ubuntu, but only where there has been no modification to it." What does it mean by Mortifications? Does it mean Kernel/Internal ...
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Rules to creating a custom Ubuntu Distro [duplicate]

I used the Alternative Installer for Lubuntu 15.04 to create a Command-Line Install of Ubuntu, then customized it to make it more lightweight. What are the rules for distributing it, can I call it a ...
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Linux panel customization

I am new to the linux community. I have been trying to customize my panel in gnome 3. I am running ubuntu 15.04. What I would like to do is customize my top panel to look at my public IP address and ...
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How to remove X from Ubuntu Live?

Could somebody help me to build Ubuntu without X server, so it is Console Only? Also after it boots to run a certain script? I have very slow hardware, which doesn't have screen and need to run it via ...
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How to prevent the people from using 'e' to change the 'config' in grub?

I'm really stumped this time because, I've tried to configure the 10_linux & the 00_header the /boot/grub/grub.conf I've tried it many times, but unable to protect it with Password Please do ...
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Regarding Enable & Diasable of Dual Boot Option?

I'm using Dual Boot hence while booting I'm supposed to click an option as shown below (Ex:) So, Tell me how to disable the options of dual boot i.e system should boot directly without options as ...
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How do I Configure/Use Hyperterminal in Ubuntu 14.04?

I do use HyperTerminal in Windows to send Data to my Micro-Controller. So that I can't see such features in Ubuntu 14.04 and also how to configure COM Ports as well as list out the details of the COM ...
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How can I get my terminals / shells to have custom designs in it?

How can I add fun stuff to my terminal so I have extra zazz for when I break every thing every day! :D I'm learning C / C++ and think root projects and custom terminals would be fun way to practice ...
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How to Customize the size of the Folder & Files in the desktop?

There are some folders in my desktop which seems large in size (Bulky) !!! No Option to change it, Even Right-Click !!! I would like to Customize it. How to do it?
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How can I start Ubuntu in a minimal GUI similar to the installation?

My setup requires an Ubuntu installation that doesn't (to the layman) allow any access beyond what applications are automatically started. I'm open to suggestions as for other solutions, but my ...
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Ubuntu ISO customization

I admit there are lots of posts regarding this topic. Most of them have helped me too. But I am being little specific in this topic. Is to possible to skip the Welcome screen?, "Preparing to ...