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How do I convert .ani file into Ubuntu native extension?

I have a cursor pack for Windows which I would like to use with Ubuntu. But I see the Cursor directory of Ubuntu has extensionless files. Can I convert .ani animations to Ubuntu native cursors?
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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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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

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 ...
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Piratunbu theme 2.0 for 12.04?

I would really love to have this theme but cant seem to find where to get it at?does anyone have it or know how to get it for 12.04?
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Customize color of selection rectangle when clicking-and-dragging on desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the “Selected Items” color? When I click and drag on my desktop it shows an orange box, however my My color scheme is blue, so how can I ...
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How can I get bigger Ubuntu logo at the top menu in 11.04

I have made my panel bigger and all the icons also get bigger except one, the logo on the left of the main menu that says "Applications Places System". Is there a way to make that logo/icon the same ...
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Installable distro with customised kernel and selected packages

How do I create a custom distro. I have a - minimal installation with Preempt RT patched kernel - no graphic desktop - it is a text based system for embedded application - a selected set of ...
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Can I use custom boot screens on 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the plymouth bootscreen? The question says it all really, but also can I use a video for the boot screen and if so how would I achieve this, what folder ...
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How to get cursor click effect?

I've seen videos like this one in which a effect appears when the user made a click. What I want it's just the effect only, I don't care the colour of the cursor. How can I make this effect when I do ...
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How to configure sudo?

This will probably be a short and informative question. All the time I have heard and seen people talking about how you can customize sudo so you can adjust the 15 min reset, and add a custom query ...
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How to save theme settings and restore it later?

I have changed base theme and made also some modifications (change fonts, sizes, icons sets etc) I would like to save all and test some other themes and restore them back.I'm using 12.04. Is this ...
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Run commands at startup

My problem is as follows: I want to to modify my Ubuntu LiveCD to run several commands at startup, but I'm new to Ubuntu development and don't know how to do this. What is the proper way to run these ...
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How do I customize my desktop to look like this screenshot?

So I've come back to linux because I've fallen back in love with the command line (albeit I'm not so great with it) and the customability of linux based OS's. My question really comes from not knowing ...
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Creating Custom Short cut Keys Ubuntu 12.04

I used to have my own shortcut keys to minify all the CSS and JS files for my websites after I saved the original larger version of the file. But that was on Ubuntu 11.04 and now I cannot figure out ...
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How can foreground and background colors be changed for Software Center?

There sometimes isn't enough contrast between the letters and background, and I have reached an age that I can't tell what's there. I would prefer either black text on white background, or white text ...
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How to customise Ubuntu to have the following features? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application dash as default Everyone keeps telling me that Linux/Ubuntu is much more customizable than Windows but I seem to be having a problem trying to do the ...
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How do I move the close and maximise buttons in gnome shell?

I would like my window buttons to be elementary like with the close button on the left and maximise on the right with no minimise button. Gnome Tweak Tool seems to only allow me to move all buttons, ...
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Creating a bootable CD based on Ubuntu Server

Note: bootable here refers to an Installation CD, not to the El Torito bootable CD standard if narrowly construed, or to a Live CD if widely construed. What tools exist to create a bootable CD ...
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Where do I get the source code to customize Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I build Unity from source? So one of the main reasons I migrated to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7 was to be able to have more control over my system due to the ...
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separate panels in unity 5 on precise?

Is it possible to create separate panels in unity on precise 12.04. Like in gnome you did a new panel and you put it where you want, autohide it or not?? Is this possible if yes how and if not why ? ...
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How can I customize Plasma default wallpaper, activity and panel in Kubuntu CD?

So once installed I get directly this desktop: More screenshots I already replaced the default panel, but I don't know about default activity and find-and-search settings and system settings for ...
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Changing the menu bar font

So, I'm already using Ubuntu Tweak to change the font of my UI. There's options for everything there except for the bold title in the menu bar. It's still set to (what I assume is) Ubuntu bold, and ...
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Why use a bunch PNG's instead of one SVG in icon themes?

From what I've observed, one SVG file works perfectly to replace a bunch of PNG files (ie. using only nautilus.svg instead of 7 PNG's of different sizes) with out a loss of quality. Is there a ...
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Is there any alternative for gnome-appearance-properties?

gnome-appearance-properties is no more available in Gnome3 and newer. I want to change Background and Text colors of Windows, Input Boxes, Selected Items, etc. and customize Theme. Is there any ...
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How do I customize Wubi (like a LiveCD)?

I made an customized version of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with my required software, but after customization, wubi.exe does not work. Any idea how to make it work again?
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How can i disable autohiding of the top panel in scribes?

I liked the scribes text editor very much. But the auto hiding feature of the top panel is annoying. How can I get rid of if. or Can i disable auto hiding of top panel in scribes?, How?
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Use image as panel background

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. In the good old days where customizing your Ubuntu had no limits it was no big deal to change the background of the panel to an image of your choice. How can i change the ...
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In unity's dash, how do I change the font colour?

I seem to have white font over a white background when I press "super" or the dash button on the launcher. Can I change the font colour or make it darker in the dash?
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How to show avatar and username (not only full name) on the login screen?

I used ubuntu tweak to change the login background, but I need these other things as well: Show username (not only full name) and avatar if possible, in the login screen Any ideas how to achieve ...
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Guide to Customizing Ubuntu VM

I am running a Ubuntu (12.04) vm using VM Player. My question is a two parter. 1) Is it possible for me to customize the vm so that I only get a terminal and gui support. (will sometimes use ...
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What dangers can come from using packages like janitor,compiz?

As I look around on askubuntu I frequently see that programs intended for ubuntu are suggested not to be used because they could break Ubuntu. Such as janitor,compiz and I am sure there are also ...
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Change color of Date and Weather app in Ubuntu 12.04 & Mate

I have recentely installed Ubuntu 12.04 and as I am a truly Gnome 2 lover I also switched from Unity to Mate. The font color of the Weather/Date applet is barely visible so I was wondering how I can ...
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How to get Ubuntu Server installed from Ubuntu Minimal?

Once I install Ubuntu minimal, then I have option to customize it the way I want. I can either use it as such with the terminal mode, Make it ubuntu desktop by apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Make it ...