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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? ...
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How to change color of the frame of a maximizing window [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the “Selected Items” color? How do I change the theme and window border color? Can I theme the menubar to look different if a window is maximized? ...
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Delete Minimize Button

Is there a way to get rid of the minimize button when the window is maximized? I've already gone into gconf-editor /apps/metacity/general/button_layout and changed "close,minimize,maximize" to ...
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How do I get a different type of scrollbars in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable overlay scrollbars? By default 12.04 uses overlay scroll bars that are too difficult to click and make it harder to see my relative position, and every ...
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How to enable a startpage in Shotwell?

How do I enable a startpage in shotwell. I don't like my photos to be shown when opening shotwell. I want it so show an image previously selected, and It should only shows my photos after clicking ...
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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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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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Set wallpaper in the Lock Screen [duplicate]

Is there an app or some way to set the desktop wallpaper as viewable when only logged in, and to set another when logged out or locked? I've tried Ubuntu Tweak, but it only does the login wallpaper, ...
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Can't customize the application switcher

I'm trying to change the shortcut for switching applications from Alt+Tab to Ctrl+Tab, but changes in the System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Navigation are being ignored. Even if I ...
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Cannot see boot options after editing grub background

After solving this problem I managed to get myself into truble again out of nothing by trying to change the display of the dual boot option page in Boot Customizer. I have changed the background, the ...
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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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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Cinnamon: How to change position of Popup notification?

I have an Cinnamon DE. After installing Google+ theme, i saw, that popup notification bar moved to the top right corner. How to change position of it?
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Restoring Grub after Kubuntu installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore plymouth default theme I installed Kubuntu on top of my existing Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) installation. During Kubuntu installation, I chose lightdm as my ...
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12.04 lock screen wont change to my wallpaper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does LightDM only show a custom wallpaper on the login screen if I have selected one of the default wallpapers? I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04.1, ...
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Expiry time in notify-send notifications [duplicate]

On my HP computer running Ubuntu 12.04, the brightness and volume increments were much higher than I wanted. On top of that, the notification for the volume was just plain wrong (0% sound did not ...
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How can I change a folder's icon by using a script?

I have in my Profile folder "Home" some specials folders as "Wallpapers", "TXT", etc. and I use, for those personalized icons. The problem is that, any time I reinstall Ubuntu, I have to assign again ...
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How can I add a custom item to the Sound Indicator (and make it clickable more than once)?

The original question One of the strength of Unity are the various standardized indicators. I want to customize the sound indicator with an additional menu entry that runs a small shell script. ...
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Now that I built Unity How do I Install it?

Hello there I built my own custom unity 6.2 and I built it so that it is in my home directory. I like how it looks now and want to replace the unity that I have installed on my system with the one ...
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Can I force all new windows to mAximize? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure my system so that all windows start maximized? Maybe it will run by any hidden process (deamon)? How can i do it? Ubuntu 12.04
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Sync custom dictionary: firefox & libreoffice & ubuntu & MS office in windows

Something I've wanted to do for years is have all custom dictionaries synching so i never have to add the same words ever again. There are some guides for how to sync windows MS office ...
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different icons on different workspaces

When I install an icon on one workspace it is installed on all four workspaces. Is it possible to install different icons on different workspaces? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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How do I add emblems to folders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any tweak to bring back emblems in Nautilus? 12.04 home folder icons have small extra figures in the right bottom. Example: the icon for the "Downloads" folder ...
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Ubuntu Customization

I am beginner on this OS.I ask you to tell me how to customize my desktop or the appearance of this OS on general.I mean these things that you can't do on windows.So i want to learn about softwares ...
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Customizing 12.04 from terminal

I recently read a blog post on customizing Ubuntu 9.04 (I believe) via the terminal. It explained how to download all the Linux base packages and create a Linux distro inside of a directory and then ...
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Ubuntu and Facilities for all kind of user [closed]

In charge of the disabled website http://www.wheelchair.ch - http://www.handiplus.ch, which is aimed to deliver information and promote integration for any kind of mobility impairment, and regular ...
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Radio Tray Unity panel icon color change

Thanks to the Linux Action Show I've discovered the awesome Radio Tray panel applet and am loving it. The only problem I have with it is that the icon is blue and everything else in my system tray is ...
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How can I remove the “bubble/round square” around the icons and the dash icon?

I know that the texture files for the launcher are in /use/share/unity/5 but I remember the exact files to "erase". I want to make the icons look like windows 7 icons, with no border around them, as ...
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Where can I find the Pictures / Music / Downloads folder icons?

First of all, I know this question seems very common. I know the /usr/share/icons/Humanity/places folder. So this is not exactly about it. On a fresh install, when you open Nautilus, you see your ...
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How does Ubuntu know that I have a folder icon customized? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: where is stored the icon informations for folders In windows there's hidden a configuration file: if deleted, it's like it was never customized. I don't see anything ...