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Customizing the Compose key's behavior?

I'm trying to make it so that these compose sequences produce these characters: AA ==> Ä OO ==> Ö UU ==> Ü aa ==> ä oo ==> ö uu ==> ü I tried modifying my ~/.XCompose, and my ...
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LiveCD customization of Ubuntu 13.04/13.10: “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”"

Hello I've followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and when I boot my iso it appears a BusyBox showing this message: "unable to find a medium containing a live ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working, am I doing this right? Ctrl+Alt+R does nothing

In this image i have what I've setup for a custom keyboard shortcut to start tmux but it's not working. Is it tmux? Or something else? I've logged in and out.
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Setting Screen session name in the middle of the session

Screen allows to set a custom session name during a session startup using a -S switch screen -S your_session_name How to set a custom session name after a screen session has been created ?
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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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Keyboard shorcut for a custom folder in Desktop

I would like to configure a keyboard shortcut for a particular folder in my Desktop. I will be using this folder quite often and is there a way to open them with a custom keyboard shortcut ? The ...
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Selling customized versions of Ubuntu

My question is next: "Can i modify some version of ubuntu linux, add some software related to electrical engineering, modify look and some functions of Ubuntu, basicaly customize the entire system so ...
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How can you change the GTK Theme and Window Decorations separately in Unity?

I'm trying to mix and match a GTK theme with a different Window Decoration, but I cant see where this can be done. The Unity-Tweak-Tool changes the two in tandem, but this is not necessarily what I ...
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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 remove right click format option to a disk icon in the launcher?

How to remove right click "format" option from a disk icon in the launcher as it can lead to formatting by mistake.
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How do I remove items from the Places section of the Files sidebar? [duplicate]

I don't use the Music, Documents, Pictures, Video, and Trash folders often enough to warrant them an honorary place on the sidebar of Ubuntu's 13.04 default file manager "Files". I would like to ...
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Project/work based desktop customization

I would like to create customized desktops which contain the files and program/tool icons etc that I use for specific projects. I would also like to switch between different projects like I do when ...
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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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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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launching apps that aren't showing up in the app finder (Xubuntu on VM)

I've been playing around with running different distros of Linux in VirtualBox on my iMac (OS 10.7.3). This is the first time I've used Linux so I basically don't know what I'm doing, and am learning ...
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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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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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Changing login screen wallpaper

I have been trying to change my login screen wallpaper to one of my own using ubuntu-tweak. The wallpapers are located in Ubuntu's default wallpaper folder and I have given all users read privileges ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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How do I set a custom cursor theme in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I would just like to set a custom cursor theme on my computer. I had this pack back on 10.10 from here. http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=50663. But I can't seem to recall how I did it. ...
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Change launcher icon opacity/brightness

Is there any way to reduce the opacity/brightness of launcher icons in Ubuntu 12? They are too vivid and colorful, which distracts me a little. Coders will know. It wouldn't bother me if the ...