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How to build my custom Ubuntu using Minimal CD

I have downloaded the 30 mb minimal Ubuntu 12.04 iso file. I would like to customize it. I would like o have the following customizations: add Ubuntu desktop GUI with Unity. add essential software ...
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How to add applications and GUI to the minimal Ubuntu?

I would like to build a custom Ubuntu from the minimal Ubuntu version. I plan to use the 11.10 version. My question is, how to I add the basic necessary packages like networking, desktop, apt-get, ...
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How to make “Chameleonic Ambiance Script” select a lighter hue for dark wallpapers?

I just started using an amazing script that makes the default "Ambiance" theme use that selected color. More details can be found Here I find this really amazing. But with my wallpaper being as ...
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Customizing Ubuntu Mini Remix

I've been using Ubuntu for 2 years and now I want to make my own. I just decided to get the Ubuntu minimal iso for the core of my custom Distro ... but everything seems so confusing!!! could anyone ...
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How to change folder icon

I would like to change a folder icon to a .ico file How to do it ?
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How do I change the start up sound?

How do i change the start up background music in Ubuntu and can i add any customized music for startup? What are the various ways of setting this?
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How do I change the background color of the menu bar?

I'm trying to change the background color of the menu bar in Ubuntu but no luck. My current theme is Ambiance. I've tried to change the file named gtkrc in the Ambiance theme folder but no luck. ...
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Is it possible to reorder my workspaces?

Recently I found that on a macbook it is possible to drag the multiple desktops to change their order. The ideal solution would be to, while on the compiz Expo mode, be able to just drag and move a ...
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How do I set default view to 'list' in Nautilus file manager?

I would like to set my Nautilus "Default view" to List globally on my PC. Is this possible, if so, how do I achieve this? Linked Question (old)
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Customizing Texmaker

I use LaTeX a lot but I find quite obnoxious all the crappy files it leaves behind when you compile: .aux, .log... Fortunately TeXMaker has the option "clean" that deletes all of these. However, I ...
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Move desktop item titles to the side?

How can I move the titles of items on my desktop to the right side instead of the bottom like one can on OS X? Like this:
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Unable to set my own icon for launcher item in 12.04

I use the Faenza icon collection in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity with no issues. I decided to change my Gimp launcher icon, so I made my own (gimp-ak.png) and added it, and its appropriately sized derivatives, ...
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How can I remove wallpaper and use just one color background in the new Ubuntu 12.04?

In the new ubuntu 12.04 can we have no wallpaper, just one plain background color? In all the hundreds of systems I have know it is very easy to set a plain black background. Why is ubuntu doing this ...
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How to change the order of scopes in a lens?

I recently installed 12.04, and have started to to fiddle around with lenses. I've installed two scopes for the music lens: Spotify and Grooveshark. It seems to me that the current scope display ...
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How do you assign an icon to a specific program or window in the panel?

I am trying to complete an icon theme and I cannot seem to find out how to install custom icons. Rather, there are certain windows that I cannot find the icon names for. All of the others have been ...
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How to change menu font contrast in Gnome Classic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 gnome classic ambiance oneric I have problem with color of menu in Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome Classic). Look image: In Gnome Classic (No effect) all is OK. Sorry ...
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How to remove the reflection in Docky?

I don't like the reflections on the dock when in 3D mode. If find it hard to see the indicators of what's running. Could someone give me steps on how to do it and how to undo it (just incase I don't ...
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Is there a basic guide to creating themes in Burg?

I have a basic theme idea I'd like to create in burg. I can find some information about customizing existing themes in burg, but not a basic tutorial that shows you how to create your own unique ...
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How to fix missing GPG keys?

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I added some repo and when apt-get update i got missing gpg key. Following command seems to doesn't work for me: apt-get update 2> /tmp/keymissing; for key ...
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How do I stop Unity from remembering search history?

Is it possible to stop Unity from remembering the past search history? If I search for "settings" and then close and reopen the unity dash, the word "settings" is still in the search bar. I want to do ...
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How can I customize Vim for web development and programming?

I tried already to find something for my question in [askubuntu.com] , but nothing was answering my needs. So, what i want is build vim as a very powerful and useful editor for html,css, javascript, ...
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Fix messed up themes in 12.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 and lots of the themes I have look messed up. They either have black backgrounds where it should be white or the text becomes white to match the backgrounds, ...
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Keyboard layout switch custom shortcut keys [closed]

How to change keyboard layout switching shortcut keys to Shift+⌘ (Apple command key)? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Mac keyboard. There is no Apple command key in Keyboard Layout Options. When I try ...
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How to change the icon size and default behaviour of Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 11.10?

Im having a peculiar problem with Ubuntu Software Center. See this Image. It will explain you the problem.
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How to remove “Search and launch”?

Is it possible to remove the "Search and launch" whateveritis from my "desktop"? I've actually tried both Desktop and Netbook modes, but it stays there in both of them. I'm not afraid of editing files ...
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How to change desktop theme periodically

Is it possible change desktop theme In each hour
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Starting compiz from the command line

I am making a custom session (using .xsession) and I want to use compiz. When I use the compiz or compiz --replace command in the .xsession and also using "recovery console" option, it seems to not ...
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How to add a custom shape in the beginning of terminal command-prompt?

I have seen a lot of terminal with sweet shape in the beginning of terminal command-prompt, like this: and i want to add a shape like this : .....____________________ , ,__ ....../ ...
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How do I modify existing themes in 12.04?

Is there any way to modify the theme that comes with Ubuntu 12.04? It was possible with Ubuntu 10.x. I wonder why they removed the basic customization. Are there any improvements in this area for ...
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Where can I download MyUnity visual?

There is a MyUnity version that can tweak the unity desktop in a visual way like so My unity visual Youtube video). In the myunity PPA and the homepage, there is no beta / alpha download option. ...
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No animation options showing in CompizConfig Settings Manager

This is what my "Animations" option looks like in CCSM: It was working fine before. Then I installed Macbuntu, didn't like it and then uninstalled it. After that it hasn't worked. How to get the ...
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How can I add more wallpapers?

How do I increase the amount of wallpapers that appear on the menu for customizing the desktop with my backgrounds in 11.10? I added more images to the respective folder in /usr/share/background as ...
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no ui or default configuration found? [closed]

I created a custom Ubuntu 11.10 amd64 desktop based distro using remastersys, but whenever I try to boot using the iso file in vmware, it shows this error : no ui or default configuration found I've ...
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Build a custom Ubuntu based distribution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make my own customized Ubuntu version? I am working on making a custom Ubuntu 11.10 based distro.(64 bit) I am adding non open source packages, replacing ...
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How to remove the glow around an icon when it requests attention? [closed]

In the screenshot, you can see that I have the Unity Rotated Plugin. I modified the files in /usr/share/unity/4 that removed the outer squares around the icons so they simply float, but, I am stuck ...
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How to install window decorations from file?

I got some window decorations from KDE-look.org and I went into settings to change it but it doesn't give me the option to install decorations from file. How do I do so, if it's even possible?
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why cant I change my launcher icon size?

When I set ubuntu as a dual boot I only had issues with unity crashing when using ccsm.Earlier I was trying to resize my launcher icons with ccsm and then with ubuntu tweak and both of them made unity ...
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How can I disable the minimize button?

When I accidentally minimize windows in Unity it's so hard to find them I usually don't even bother and just open a new one instead. How can I get rid of that terrible button so I don't ever click it ...
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Custom LiveCD without Unity still tries to load ubuntu session. (Failed to load session “ubuntu”)

I'm trying to create my own Ubuntu LiveCD without Unity. When lightdm loads is says (Failed to load session "ubuntu"). The autologin fails and then lightdm reloads with a normal login screen. I can ...
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Embed terminal on desktop positioning

this is my script to embed terminal in my desktop, but how do I make it appear in the corner next to the unity launcher? #!/bin/bash sleep 20 && gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=trans777 ...
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In terms of the desktop wall what is “edge flipping”?

I'm trying to make the launcher reveal on the bottom using Compiz, but everytime I change the reveal from left to bottom it says... The new value for the edge binding for the action Reveal Mode in ...
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Can I get vlc 2.0 Mac skin for ubuntu?

I'm not a big fan of Mac but the new vlc 2.0 for Mac looks seriously good. Both windows and ubuntu versions suck. So how can I/we make it look good ?
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Change Thunars default “copy of” tags

Is there any way other than hacking the source to change the tags that Thunar adds when you copy & paste files. ie.. copy & paste of file.txt 3 times results in: copy of file.txt another ...
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How can I use Gnome shell's menus in Unity?

I am messing with Unity and trying to tweak everything in order to have a more customized desktop. Using Gnome Shell, anyone can see that the menus are different in the top panel. They have ...
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How can I change the icon size on lubuntu's desktop?

I want to change the icons on the lubuntu desktop.
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How to harden a ubuntu desktop?

We are planning to install 80 ubuntu desktops in a college. The management told us to harden the ubuntu desktop as much as possible, like the user should not able to customize system settings for ...
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How do I install a new icon set? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install different icons? I am looking for new look to Ubuntu Desktop. I've read about something called the Faenza icons but I dont know where to download ...
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How to disable (hide) weekday in gnome-shell (GNOME 3.x) clock?

I can't find a way to remove weekday name from clock applet in gnome-shell, is it possible without editing the source?
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Modify the SSH welcome message to include system IP address

I have had a couple of occasions where I was unable to remember the IP address for a given system but was, at the time, able to connect using the hostname. As an example, just now I wanted to set up ...
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Customizing default icons in Nautilus

I am trying to find out how to change the default folder icon for all folder. Obviously, I could go one by one, but that doesn't seem smart at all. Also - those I did change individually (The ...