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How can I add items to the indicator-session menu?

Is it possible to add to or edit the Session Indicator menu items? Is there an easy way to do this, or would it involve recompiling a custom build? I cannot find much relating to this online.
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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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Where Can I Find a Novell NetWare Client for Ubuntu?

I am trying to build a custom version of Ubuntu for my school and they seem to be using the Novell NetWare software (for Windows) so students can log-in to their accounts. I have tried using WebDav ...
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How to convert Ubuntu cursor to Windows and conversely?

Is it possible to convert ubuntu cursor theme to windows .cur and .ani. and make ubuntu cursor theme from Windows .cur & .ani files? If so, How thanks :)
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How to get Firefox to only load images from trusted origins

As you can see by the name, I am paranoid, and I realise that I can get something malicious on my machine through looking at an image. I have disabled my browser's cache, but this still only limits ...
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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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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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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 can I customize the Ubuntu boot up logo?

I am making a custom distribution, and have a question about the Ubuntu Logo with 5 dots displayed when booting up. The Ubuntu-Logo-Script in the /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntutext folder has the word ...
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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 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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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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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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Is there a tool to quickly create custom keyboard layouts for international keyboard, greek and unicode math?

Is there a tool to quickly create custom keyboard layouts? For example to achieve this: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/86559/1871 Producing Unicode characters in secondary layers, but based on US ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Disabling Clipboard completely in Ubuntu - Openbox environment

We are working on a project of Ubuntu customization with openbox. For some specific requirement, we need to disable the clipboard completely in the system. I have searched a lot over openbox and gnome ...
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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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How to show ascii art at the top of the terminal when it's opened?

As you can see on this screeshot of Mik's Guake he have a statup message of ascii art when he opens it, and that's what I'd like to do, can someone help me?
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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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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 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 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 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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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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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 ...
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How to change Ubuntu title bar text [closed]

I would like some help. I need to change the "Ubuntu Desktop" text in the top panel in Ubuntu 14.01 bar to say "Titan OS". How would I achieve that? I am using the Flatty theme, and would like to keep ...
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How to enable file creation from nautilus right-click menu on Gnome?

I have got Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, and I have noticed that unlike with Unity, Nautilus does not have the option to create different files with a right-click, just the ...
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How to safely change the names of items in the system settings

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, with Gnome Shell, and Gnome 3.14, and in my gnome-control-center I have many items, one of which is called Sound, now I don't like this name and would like to change ...
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How to change the position of Unity dock/dash to the bottom? [duplicate]

I am a a usual ubuntu user and I love to customise a lot. So I would like to change the dash panel on the left to the bottom. How can I do that? Please help. I have tried a lot but its not easy as ...
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How to change the dash icon in Unity 15.04 to a custom .png? [duplicate]

It's very tiring to have to keep looking at the default image of the Ubuntu logo in the dash. How do you change this default image into a custom image (btw, in my case I have a 48x48 .png ready to be ...
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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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Customize ISO - SQFS — Add Custom BashRC - Alias to Ubuntu Live DVD iso [closed]

I would like to customize my Ubuntu Live iso and add an command alias that I use each time I load disk. This way I don't have to open my logs for the command(s) I use each time, mainly to start a vnc ...
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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 ...