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Ubuntu MATE battery indicator

By default Ubuntu MATE battery indicator shows remaining time and percentage only when you hover on the battery icon.Otherwise it doesn't show any numbers: Is it possible to make it behave like the ...
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How to change GNOME top panel colour and transparency levels?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I want to know if I can change the top panel's colour and transparency levels?
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a ...
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How to hide cinnamon screensavers from albert launcher [migrated]

I am trying to use albert launcher on linux Mint 17.3. It was showing a lot of applications for almost anything I typed in it, application that did not launch, did not have any icons, names I was ...
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Change wallpaper by current time

While customizing my Ubuntu I thought to have two wallpapers, one for the day/afternoon and one for evening/night. Is it possible to change the wallpaper basing myself to the current time? If so, how ...
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How to change the background colour of a window?

Since 11.10 you can't change much in the appearance options, just the windows border styles but NOT the background colour like you could do it in Natty. For some odd reason as I upgraded to 11.10, it ...
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How to set application lens as default in Unity Dash view and search results?

I want to open the Application lens in the Unity Dash as the default lens, since I much more open a programm then searching for a Wikipedia article, the weather or anything else the Home lens offers. ...
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KDE 4 to 5: ServiceMenus moved directory - where to?

I defined a lot of .desktop files to create context menu entries in Dolphin. Since upgrade to Kubuntu 15.10 (KDE 5) the menu entries disappeared. I found out that KDE 5 moved the place where to store ...
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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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How do I make the scrollbars wider?

I'm using Gnome 64-bit edition with the classic desktop and I don't have overlay scrollbars installed. My question is, how can I make the scrollbars wider? They're too thin for me to hit as quickly ...
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Activities configurator not working after upgrade to GNOME 3.18

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 to 15.10, and also upgraded to GNOME 3.18, however I now have a problem, I want to rename the Activities button to Activities Overview and I also want to ...
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Good books on learning Unix and Linux [duplicate]

I know the basic way and basic commands of linux and I want to be a professional on it. Please suggest me some of the best books on linux which teaches the structure of Linux and Linux kernels, tricks ...
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Change address for online help in XFCE4

Do you know how to change address for Online help in XFCE ? I have a XUBUNTU and i want to put different web address at Help button in Settings Manager. At the moment there is: ...
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How do I add custom items to the context menu in Dolphin in KDE 5?

I've Googled around, but can't seem to find any consistent tutorials or documentation that describe how to do this (in my case, on Kubuntu 15.10). I want to add custom scripts to the context menu in ...
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How to customize save location for screenshots on Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Upon pressing PrtSc a screenshot is automatically taken and put in my Pictures folder, however I do not wish for it to be places there so is there any way to change the automatic save location? Or to ...
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How to add year and change date format in top GNOME panel? [duplicate]

Currently the top panel has the time like this in this format: But is there any way I can add the current year to that? And also a way of rearranging/changing the date format (though this is just ...
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How to set a custom page to replace the default Firefox New Tab page

I am using Firefox 40, and I don't really like the New Tab page, so I would really like to set it to the DuckDuckGo homepage, how can this be achieved so that when I click the New Tab button I get the ...
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How can I determine what a shortcut key combination does in Ubuntu 15.10?

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and can not unbind Super<Button2> from showing me window menu. I bound Super<Button2> to resize window, but it still opens windows menu. How do I ...
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How can I set an animated background?

I want an animated desktop wallpaper on Ubuntu. For example, the animated Enlightenment background. How does one achieve this?
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Reverting swapping CTRL and CAPS key is not persistent

More than a year ago, I swapped the locations of Control and Caps Lock keys for better ergonomy. However, I have recently come to reconsider the choice and would like to return to the former systems ...
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Customizing size of icons in the Dash

Upon searching for anything specific in the Dash, it displays a wide variety of items with huge icons for a 15.6 inch display on a laptop. I was wondering if there's any alternative to reduce the ...
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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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Custom desktop icon size

How do I change the Unity's desktop icon size to a custom value? If I go to Folder view > Edit > Preferences > Icon view > Default zoom lv I can change the size between 400%, 200%, 150%, ...
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How to rearrange the open windows in the Activities Overview?

In the Activities Overview the current windows which are open are displayed and automatically rearranged, but what I would really like would be for me to be able to manually rearrange them, so for ...
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How to assign custom keyboard shortcut?

I tried doing it by Keyboard > Custom Shortcuts > +, where I can enter the Name and Command just fine, but I can't seem to understand how to assign a keyboard shortcut to it. It just says ...
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Proper way to install debian packages on filesystem extracted on host machine not directly on development board

I am customizing linux filesystem based on ubuntu, the filesystem is extracted on my development machine in which i can install custom binaries, libraries and scripts which is fairly easy enough. But ...
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How to change the year to 2558?

I am a Buddhist, and if I cannot have a Buddhist calendar, I would at least like to have to Buddhist year, which is currently (in 2015) 2558. But due to the 2038 year problem, I'm not sure if I can do ...
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how to remaster ubuntu 14.10 (currently installed )

i want to remaster my ubuntu as I want to create my spin of ubuntu for my friends . I was not able to install remastersys . I used many scripts like relinux and linux live but no result . Is there a ...
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How to change desktop background from command line in Unity?

I have a script that updates my desktop background every day with the NASA APOD. Since upgrading to 11.10, that script stopped working, presumably because I'm using gconftool-2 to actually update the ...
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How to edit icon layout in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu settings)?

I would like to change the current icon layout in gnome-control-center to a list view. The reason is because I'm running Gnome 3 with a bit of enlarged text to be able to read from 4 meters away (TV ...
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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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How to change qTox's call ring?

When you are called on qTox you hear some sort of ring, is there any way to replace that ring with a custom one? So for instance I have an mp4 file which I would like it to play instead of the default ...
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Where Can I Find a Novell NetWare Client for Ubuntu?

I am trying to build a custom version of Ubuntu for my school and they seem to be using the Novell NetWare software (for Windows) so students can log-in to their accounts. I have tried using WebDav ...
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How to convert Ubuntu cursor to Windows and conversely?

Is it possible to convert ubuntu cursor theme to windows .cur and .ani. and make ubuntu cursor theme from Windows .cur & .ani files? If so, How thanks :)
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How to get Firefox to only load images from trusted origins

As you can see by the name, I am paranoid, and I realise that I can get something malicious on my machine through looking at an image. I have disabled my browser's cache, but this still only limits ...
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Does Ubuntu Customization Kit work on all Ubuntu Versions? (15.04+)

I'm trying to create a customized Ubuntu install, but I'm not sure if its compatibly to Ubuntu 15.04. I know its compatible with 14.04 LTS, but is it with 15.04, since Development stopped 2 years ago. ...
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What application launchers are available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternative launchers that can be used to launch programs in Ubuntu's default Unity desktop?
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Change colour of calendar on ubuntu phone

I am using a google calendar with the calendar app on my ubuntu phone. Somehow by default the events and appointments are displayed in the app with a black colour. Is there a way to change this colour ...
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How to change name in top bar for an application in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I would like to be able to change the text for an application in the top bar. So for instance how would I change this: To just Firefox?
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Ubuntu 15.04: How can I make Capslock + æ,ø,å type these letters, with an English keyboard?

I've been googling for hours, and I really can't seem to find an answer to what I'm trying to do here. So basically what I wanna do is use an English keyboard, but make it so that when I press ...
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How to customize top bar in Gnome 3.18?

I have problems after updating Gnome from 3.16 to 3.18. I can't get the normal top panel as I had with 3.16: black with centralized time/date on the itself. I tried to use shell-themes, but instead of ...
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How to get more than cows from cowsay

I have recently installed cowsay and am using it to amuse me by piping the output from fortune to it. And although this is great, I understand that you can get more than just cows with cowsay, and I ...
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How can I customize the Ubuntu boot up logo?

I am making a custom distribution, and have a question about the Ubuntu Logo with 5 dots displayed when booting up. The Ubuntu-Logo-Script in the /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntutext folder has the word ...
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How to clear PS1's formatting in gnome-terminal?

I have configured gnome-terminal in .bashrc to have custom colours: PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[00;37m\][\[\033[00;32m\]\t\[\033[00;37m\]] ...
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Ubuntu Customized Live CD Fails to run Display Manager

I was testing a customization on an Ubuntu 15.04 Live CD and I got this error, Stopping User Manager for UID 999... [ OK ] Stopped User Manager for UID 999. [ OK ] Removed user-999.slice. [ OK ] ...
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How to set a custom text highlighting colour

If you use the Adwaita theme you get Blue as the highlighting colour, for Numix you get Red/Orange (not sure exactly which), I have Numix, and like it, but I would like to change the highlighting ...
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How to make gnome-terminal cursor green

I have customized my Terminal look a great deal now, and to add the finishing touches I wish to make my gnome-terminal cursor green (it is currently white), however there appears no way to do this in ...