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How to change the dash icon in Unity 15.04 to a custom .png?

It's very tiring to have to keep looking at the default image of the Ubuntu logo in the dash. How do you change this default image into a custom image (btw, in my case I have a 48x48 .png ready to be ...
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How to change desktop icon size?

This is my desktop, the icon is too big. I tried to use gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.desktop font "Ubuntu 9" but the it changes only font size of the desktop icons. I tried to use Compiz, ...
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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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Customize ISO - SQFS — Add Custom BashRC - Alias to Ubuntu Live DVD iso [closed]

I would like to customize my Ubuntu Live iso and add an command alias that I use each time I load disk. This way I don't have to open my logs for the command(s) I use each time, mainly to start a vnc ...
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Is there a way to hide the Messaging Tray in GNOME Shell?

I find the Messaging Tray (the bottom bar) in GNOME Shell rather inconvenient. I'm looking for a way to disable it. KRSNA 2 ZED seems to have written an extension for doing just that, but I don't know ...
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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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Is there a way to display window title in the Ubuntu sidebar, like in Windows before 7?

My current main OS is Windows 7. I changed the taskbar to run vertically, mimicking Ubuntu's efficient use of the 16:9 widescreen ratio of modern monitors. I also display window titles together with ...
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Change Ubuntu Name To Another Name During Customization From Command Line [duplicate]

Am trying to customize Ubuntu to my taste. Help needed to Change Ubuntu on the startup to Azibuntu
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Xfce 4 Terminal how to wrap text

I used to use the default gnome-terminal as my default Terminal, but because I want it to be see-through I have switched to the xfce4-terminal. But there is one problem, the text does not wrap, and I ...
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How to change Ubuntu title bar text [closed]

I would like some help. I need to change the "Ubuntu Desktop" text in the title bar to say "Titan OS". How would I achieve that. I am using the Flatty theme, and would like to keep that in the ...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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Customizing Ubuntu

I had a question. If I customized Ubuntu and kept some services and looks of Ubuntu then can I call it my own OS without getting into trouble. Also If I make money out of the OS then will I have to ...
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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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Ubuntu Install With Custom UserName [duplicate]

I want to install ubuntu and make the user name like "TweakJC" but installer not let me do that. Installer forcing me to make all character in my username to small letter. Like in "tweakjc", But i ...
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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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Prevent nano from keeping history of searches

I recently noticed that when searching for a String in a file using nano, that the search gets saved to this file: ~/.nano_history But this is not necessary, and I don't want this feature, so is ...
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How to change background transparency of xterm

In terminal we can change the background transparency by changing the slider in edit>preference>background>transparent background Similarly how can we change the transparency of xterm ...
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Dynamic Backgrounds [duplicate]

I have two "background questions": Can I set my background to a gif file? Or some other video / animated picture file? If so how would I do that? Two: any way to display a live website as my desktop ...
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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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Auto hide Unity Launcher for customized liveCD

I need to change the behavior of the Unity Launcher of my liveCD of Ubuntu 14.04. I need it to auto-hide but I can't find the 'config' file to modify in order to set the auto-hide 'ON'. Thanks for ...
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Missing Python in LibreOffice organize macros menu

I have the LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 that comes with Ubuntu 13.04. The Tools-Macros-Organize macros menu only shows the LibreOffice Basic item. I assumed I would find also Python and other languages. This ...
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Cinnamon editing

After some searching, I was left pretty much stranded. I'm currently working on reworking a few things in Cinnamon desktop environment. Here's what I need advice on: Resizing the Cinnamon panel on ...
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How do I customize the context menu in Nautilus?

From time to time I come up with ideas of actions I'd like to have available in the context menu of Nautilus. How do I add them there? Is there something like a Thunar UCA plugin for Nautilus?
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Is using Unity Tweak on Ubuntu 14.04 safe?

I just installed Unity Tweak from the Ubuntu Software Center. The program have a lot of different customization options, like transparent bars and more options for windows snapping. But, can those ...
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How to remove the right border of the starter in unity?

I was wondering if it's possible to remove the white border from the unity starter (the background of the starter is transparent, so the border is visible). After searching around for a while I ...
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Folder icon not shown properly in ubuntu 15.04

In my Ubuntu 15.04,Folder icon not properly appear. Even it doesn't appear on standard theme.please help me to fix this?.
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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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How can I modify Ubuntu Touch image?

I want to modify Ubuntu Touch tarball to remove or add new system apps. Savvy APIs can't do that. How can I do ? I've mako (Nexus 4) device.
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How to install Compiz effects on Gnome 3?

I want to install Compiz desktop effects/graphics in my GNOME 3 desktop. And I want to customise the animations being shown on my desktop. Is it possible?
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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 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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I can't for the life of me figure out how to customize color in ncmpcpp

I finally was able to get ncmpcpp setup on my new eOS install (after giving up out of frustration on a previous install) and I love it. I really want to change to colors though and I know this is ...
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Changing login screen wallpaper

I have been trying to change my login screen wallpaper to one of my own using ubuntu-tweak. The wallpapers are located in Ubuntu's default wallpaper folder and I have given all users read privileges ...
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Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar

Is it possible to hide the application title from the menubar?
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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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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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Building and Maintaining a Distribution [closed]

I have been searching on the internet in the past few days about making my own linux distribution. I've found lots of tutorials on how to build one either from scratch (which i don't really prefer) or ...
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How to use user configurations for other users ubuntu 14.04

I want to set default desktop environment with needed programs on Launchpad, and needed languages in keyboard launcher on unity panel for new users, who will be log in at first time (I have LDAP ...
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Change Unity Default Dash Shortcuts

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 running Unity Desktop and I'd like to change the default shortcuts of the Unity Dash (Super+a for Application, Super+c for Photos, Super+v for Videos, etc.) but can't find the ...
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Make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to make Ubuntu compatible with Arabic language Can you help me please
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How to change Desktop default environment for new users [duplicate]

I want to set default Desktop environment (the question is not about gnome-panel, KDE etc.), need to unlock unnecessary icons from launcher and lock needed applications on launcher, set keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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Changing window title color on Utopic

I'm using 14.10 Utopic Unicorn since today, and I can't find a way to change the title bar color (the bar containing the app's name) and the top bar, both are gray-black by default, it's - in my ...
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What controls the generation of window borders? (MATE)

What I'm looking for is what controls window borders; specifically what actually defines what goes where (as in, the program that says the bottom bar goes at the bottom, not the side or what keeps the ...
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Custom Distro for small business

So I want to start my own business that supports (Installation and customer support) a custom Ubuntu derivative for small business (The OS is free of charge but the support is paid). However I'm ...
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How to make a custumised ubuntu LiveCD distribution with more than 4 GB content inside?

I am trying to make my own Ubuntu distribution with some huge files (aprox 8 GB) inside. I tried using UCK but it doesn't allow me to make iso image greater than 4 GB(mkisofs process). Can you ...
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How to make a new Ubuntu based distro by customizing the Live CD? [duplicate]

I would like to customize the live CD to make my own distro based on Ubuntu. The problem is that I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04. This means that I cannot use Ubuntu Builder. UCK doesn't work ...
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Creating Custom Server ISO

I am trying to create a custom server ISO from the regular server ISO however it's too complex. I've tried doing the mini ubuntu but they do not support UEFI which I need(You would think they would). ...
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How Can I Add, and Use, a Color Scheme for Geany?

I have found that one of my favorite text editors for programming is Geany, however the default color scheme is very bright and hurts my eyes when programming for awhile. There are other color schemes ...
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How can i change menu background color of Firefox?

I like dark themes but I don't like the right-click menus or File-Edit-View menus to be black. So I edited gtk.css files of my current theme to do so. The problem is in Firefox all menus are still ...