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Prevent nano from keeping history of searches

I recently noticed that when searching for a String in a file using nano, that the search gets saved to this file: ~/.nano_history But this is not necessary, and I don't want this feature, so is ...
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How to change background transparency of xterm

In terminal we can change the background transparency by changing the slider in edit>preference>background>transparent background Similarly how can we change the transparency of xterm ...
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Dynamic Backgrounds [duplicate]

I have two "background questions": Can I set my background to a gif file? Or some other video / animated picture file? If so how would I do that? Two: any way to display a live website as my desktop ...
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Auto hide Unity Launcher for customized liveCD

I need to change the behavior of the Unity Launcher of my liveCD of Ubuntu 14.04. I need it to auto-hide but I can't find the 'config' file to modify in order to set the auto-hide 'ON'. Thanks for ...
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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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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 remaster ubuntu 14.10 (currently installed )

i want to remaster my ubuntu as I want to create my spin of ubuntu for my friends . I was not able to install remastersys . I used many scripts like relinux and linux live but no result . Is there a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 create modified Kubuntu Live/Install DVD? [duplicate]

I want to modify Kubuntu LiveCD not only with changing wallpapers and desktop themes, but also with some packages, not included in official distribution, and some settings, such as alternatives for ...
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Changing default dash view - 12.04 lts

I would like to know if it is possible to replace the default display of the dash from historical (last soft and files used) to list of installed software (second icon at the bottom of the dash ...
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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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How to get a list of applications installed in Ubuntu dash?

In Gnome, we have applications grouped up based on their type (like - games, accessories, et al). But in Unity, we need to manually type in the Unity to get the App. Is there any keyword/utility to ...
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Solar System Model Live Wallpaper

New here (Duh!) and I was checking some live wallpapers that are similar to stuff for the android phones and tablets. I am looking for a way to have an actual and interactive solar system model as a ...
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Is it possible to change the behavior of close button?

Can I change the behavior of the close button so it won't close the application/window but merely minimize it? Similarly to the behavior in Mac OS X.. Edit: A nice workaround would be to change the ...
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Access harddisk from Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt

How do I access my hard disk from the Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt? The mounted file system is the Live CD's own system. I want to use it for installation of deb-packages stored at the local hard ...
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Ubuntu Live CD customization with automated install

I am trying to customize an installation CD for Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having some issues. I've used Ubuntu Builder and Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) and successfully updated packages and added ...
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Making a live CD of my ubuntu install

i want to make a CD of current ubuntu install. I wanna make a live CD/DVD that, when installed, install my custom system, while allowing the user to enter their details like password , use name, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection not working

I'm brand new to Linux so I thought I'd give it a shot for my gaming pc I just built, however it says the wired connection is not connected. When it is I really can't give out the terminal info ...
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Can i customize the password prompt window/box( to perform administrative tasks)?

Can i customize(change colors, the shape) the windows/boxes,that are shown below: Where those settings stored in CSS?
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Where do I start to create my own Ubuntu derivative? [duplicate]

I would like to create my own Ubuntu derivative with my desktop environment of choice and my preferred set of prepackaged programs. What base should I start with and what modifications should I start ...
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How to set application lens as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lens in the Unity Dash as the default lens, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lens offers. ...
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How to add the town name to the conky Harmattan configuration?

The conky configuration Harmattan displays information about the current state of the weather but it does not display the name of the city that the weather refers to. How can I add the name of the ...
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burg returns to default after running “sudo update-burg”

I made 2 custom icons for the burg bootloader-1.A custom icon for Bodhi linux and 2.Gnome linux....I placed these images in the correct folders and changed their classes appropriately....I then start ...
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Editing menus within XFCE

I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I would like to customise it to my needs. Just for anxiety I would like to change the Menu Contents of " About XFCE " . I usually change names by editing ...
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Transparent Window Title Bars 14.04LTS

I can't figure out how to get transparent window title bars in 14.04 Have tried dconfig editor which has no effect (worked on previous versions) Any suggestions or step-by-steps massively ...
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Is there a way to enable window borders in 14.04? [duplicate]

Window borders have been disabled in Ubuntu 14.04 by default. This can be distracting when there are overlapping console windows. Is there a way to enable them, and if so, how?
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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