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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 ...
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How to change guest user icon

How the "Guest User" picture in Ubuntu 12.04 can be changed? The user picture appear, for example, in the user menu. This image is seen in every user's menu, so I guess it's just a matter of finding ...
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How do you enable PointerButtons to work on the keyboard?

Let's assume I have added the following keyboard map in /usr/share/X11/xkb/us. Why can't use the the keyboard key as a Pointer Button. partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "alt-intl" { ...
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How do I remove full name from owner column within file manager?

Within the file manager (Nautilus), you can customize it a bit through Edit -> Preferences. I set default view to List View and added some additional default columns. Adding the owner column ...
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Possible to customize Terminal context (right-click) menu?

I am making the transition to Ubuntu 10.0.04 from years of Windows. It would help if the terminal could have the right-click context menu display the copy command first in the command list, instead of ...
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Gtk version problem while installing themes to Ubuntu 12.10

I am a little confused with the gtk stuff. I heard Ubuntu 12.10 already has gtk3.6.0. I am trying to install a theme that says it requires gtk 3.6.0. So when I click download, it doesn't download, ...
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How to redistribute Ubuntu(Linux)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? I have Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Ubuntu/Kubuntu and Server) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Other linux distributions. I want to change its backgrounds ...
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Custom command to open VLC with some options

I am trying to create a script to run vlc to play (or queue if a playlist is already present) some videos. so far in my ~/bin/ folder I have created a file ``myvlc'' with the following command: ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Run tasks after requesting a shut down

I have a small internet cafe with 7-9 Ubuntu 12.04 workstations. Unfortunately, I can't be there every week. I've seen a Java solution to upgrade the system, after a normal (non-sudo/admin) user ...
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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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How to get Ubuntu Netbook Edition Unity layout layout in 12.04

I saw this article and liked the layout of Unity. I would like to have it on my Precise 64bit. Also I want to keep my current settings, switching back to them whenever I want to. How can I do that?
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Adding a GRUB2 background image and custom font

I am trying to use grub-customizer to add a custom background image and use the Ubuntu Condensed font. The preview looks fine: But when I actually boot up, I get a messed-up configuration. The ...
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Login Screen Background

I changed the Login Screen Background picture using ubuntu-tweak. It worked! However, after a second reboot, the picture does not appear... well, it shows up for a mili-seconds, and after that the ...
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How can I create a “built-in” color scheme for GNOME Terminal?

GNOME Terminal has a few built-in color schemes: How can I add more to this list?
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Adding a Wine (.exe) file to open/play files in Thunar's 'Custom Actions'

What is the line parameter in Thunar's "custom actions" that would play a music directory in a Wine (.exe) program? I want to put Foobar2000 (and possibly other such applications) in Thunar's Custom ...
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How do I reposition Conky?

I successfully installed the "Gotham" Conky on my 12.04 desktop using these instructions It works perfectly, positioned in the top-right side of my desktop, and I am happy every day of the week ...
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Customizing Ubuntu colors [closed]

What application is recommended to accomplish these: How can I change my selection highlight color? How can I change my cursors? How can I include more libraries?
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How to remove items from the Nautilus context menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to hide the “Copy To” and “Move To” context menus? It used to be possible to edit /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-directory-view-ui.xml in order to do ...
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How to change the icon of an aplicatication at the LxPanel on Lubuntu?

After installing Lubuntu 12.10, I decided to install IDLE 3 (from the official Ubuntu repository), but something unexpected happened, its icon gets bigger then the LxPanel and all the another ...
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How to customize the Lubuntu menu? Where is the .xml file responsible for it? [duplicate]

I know that the menu can be modified editing the .xml file responsible for it, but I've did a research on the web and nothing helped me find this file. So I'm here asking, how to customize the Lubuntu ...
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How to edit the text of the Grub menu's options?

Every Grub menu have its options written is English and I would like to translate it to Portuguese. So, this is the question, how to edit the text of the Grub menu's options? For example the 12.10 ...
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How do I force a 16x16 icon size for toolbar icons in GTK 3?

Is there a way to force 16x16 icon size for toolbar icons in GTK3? In GTK2 it was possible by editing ~/.gtkrc-2.0. I just do not know how to do this in GTK3.
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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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Attach one window to another window in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is it possible to attach one window to another window (so that one window becomes the "parent window" of the other window)? I'd like to know if it's possible to do this for any two open ...
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How to see the full file name on the Lubuntu Desktop?

If I have a file with several characters in it, only a certain number of initial characters is displayed on the Lubuntu desktop and Xfce desktops. For example, I have a file titled, ...
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How can I assign a custom command to a Logitech M705 mouse button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I assign actions to all my mouse buttons? What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it? I want mouse button 9 to run ...
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How to group icons based on category on the desktop?

I have a lot icons on the desktop and I want to manage them by grouping icons of related programs. However, I haven't found any utility like fences in Windows. Have you met any utility like that yet? ...