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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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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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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 to install all versions (stable/beta/unstable) of Google Chrome side by side without conflicts?

I have the stable version of Google Chrome on my box. And each time I'm trying to install beta or/and unstable versions then I run into the same problem: The following packages will be REMOVED ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language Can you help me please
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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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Ubuntu 14.04: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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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 ...
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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 Add, and Use, a Color Scheme for Geany?

I have found that one of my favorite text editors for programming is Geany, however the default color scheme is very bright and hurts my eyes when programming for awhile. There are other color schemes ...
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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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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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Why do most window managers fail to show a custom cursor correctly?

Please note: I am not looking for a fix. However, I want to know why most Window managers ignore my choice of cursor theme and show the default cursor no matter what. Is there a problem with 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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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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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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How to change the menu icon of mate desktop menu applet?

I am using the Mate Desktop Environment v-1.4.1 and having a Mate-Menu applet in the bottom panel: Shutdown [ICON] Applications Places System. See screenshot below. Is there any way to change or ...
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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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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 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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How do I set up a background Image for console in ubuntu [duplicate]

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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Is there any GUI tool for Mutter customization?

I recently switched from GNOME Shell to the GNOME 3 fallback mode, and I'm using Mutter for my window manager. Is there any tool that will allow me to customize it to an extent, similar to the Compiz ...
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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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UCK resume existing project

i was making a custom live cd and Ubuntu Customization Kit quit mid way... is there a way i can use the current modified files i used ? please help me
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How to hide some icons in System Settings?

I installed programs to tweak Ubuntu settings. I found a blog that gave me good ideas, and also a good place to start. The problem is that these programs that I was installing in my computer to ...
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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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Why did 13.10 break my custom keyboard layout?

I was using a custom keyboard layout. Basically I modified the us-mac layout to fit my ideal of a math-heavy version of the regular us layout that also throws German umlauts into mix. It went well and ...
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How to Customize the Default Plymouth Theme in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've tried a lot to change my plymouth loading image! I need to write my name in the place of Ubuntu!
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How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
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How can i Change LibreOffice UI?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 , and i am unable to apply personas to my Libreoffice. I also feel that LibreOffice Ui lacks user-friendliness. Is there anyway i can get modded UI for LibreOffice? Or if not ...
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Customize desktop appearance 14.04

I'd like to adjust my colors, themes, icons and such. Windows has a great tool for this and the "myunity" application doesn't seem to be available any longer for 14.04 Thanks!
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How do I change the color of the screen that is displayed before the login screen?

How do I change the color that the system displays just before the login screen is displayed? Here is the boot sequence on my machine in the order that things are displayed: The BIOS screen is ...
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Change font colors in Grub2

I can't get the font colors to change at all; the only thing I've managed to accomplish is getting a custom background on the Grub screen. I tried grub-customizer but that doesn't work. I tried what ...
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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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Increase launcher and applet spacing on the Gnome Classic panel

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.1 with Gnome Classic. I added some launchers on the top panel, but they are placed too tightly (also take a look at separators, they aren't really separate anything): Can I ...