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how to change background color of Calibre - and the like - in ubuntu 14.04

I followed the explanations given in answer of "how to change background of nautilus in ubuntu 14.04" but it did'nt work for a number of applications like Calibre. Yet when I was in Mandriva 2011 I ...
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Window scroll handles/bars aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified?

Window scroll handles/bars are aren't working for me in Ubuntu. Can they be modified? For one thing the handles disappear, which means I have to hold the mouse in the right place to make them ...
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Why did 13.10 break my custom keyboard layout?

I was using a custom keyboard layout. Basically I modified the us-mac layout to fit my ideal of a math-heavy version of the regular us layout that also throws German umlauts into mix. It went well and ...
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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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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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Cannont install super boot manager

I want to customize my plymouth, by using super boot manager. I added the repo and then updated, there is no problem at all. After I tryed to install super-boot-manager something went wrong. I get ...
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want to customize Gnome 14.04 [closed]

I want to change several things on my Ubuntu gnome 14.04: Lockscreen with another one with a different design and have notifs and music controls Splash screen the startup screen Icons themes How ...
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How to Customize the Default Plymouth Theme in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've tried a lot to change my plymouth loading image! I need to write my name in the place of Ubuntu!
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How to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system?

I want to make my own new Ubuntu based operating system. With New custom theme and lot of softwares pre-built ! Can I do it only with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit) ? Then how ?
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using “try ubunutu” option

My question is similar but not exact duplicate of the question posted here... How do I create a completely unattended install of Ubuntu? I need unattended "try ubuntu" option. I do not want to ...
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How can i Change LibreOffice UI?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 , and i am unable to apply personas to my Libreoffice. I also feel that LibreOffice Ui lacks user-friendliness. Is there anyway i can get modded UI for LibreOffice? Or if not ...
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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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How to make custom installation? [duplicate]

I want to create a bootable USB for Ubuntu instalation. And I want when Ubuntu installation is going on , my chosen tools to be get installed automatically,And also want to add my favorite Desktop ...
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Dwm patching issue

I'm trying to apply an official patch from suckless and I use cd dwm-6.0 git apply ~/Downloads/dwm-6.0-xft.diff and my terminal tells me /home/caesar/Downloads/dwm-6.0-xft.diff:129: trailing ...
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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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Customize desktop appearance 14.04

I'd like to adjust my colors, themes, icons and such. Windows has a great tool for this and the "myunity" application doesn't seem to be available any longer for 14.04 Thanks!
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Customizing Desktop's menu bar for custom live CD

How to customize the text "Ubuntu Desktop" at the top left menu bar of Desktop in a custom live CD ?
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How do I change the color of the screen that is displayed before the login screen?

How do I change the color that the system displays just before the login screen is displayed? Here is the boot sequence on my machine in the order that things are displayed: The BIOS screen is ...
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Change font colors in Grub2

I can't get the font colors to change at all; the only thing I've managed to accomplish is getting a custom background on the Grub screen. I tried grub-customizer but that doesn't work. I tried what ...
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How to install Mac buttons and scrollbars on 12.10?

I recently installed the mac theme for Ubuntu 12.10 from Noobslab. The installation went properly and I am now running the Mac theme. But I still don't have the scrollbars and buttons for Mac. This is ...
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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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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 Customize Ubuntu Bash to make it like Mint?

I love Linux Mint's bash customization. It includes both a color prompt and a quote displayed with ASCII art. Is it possible to have it in Ubuntu?
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How to create modified Kubuntu Live/Install DVD? [duplicate]

I want to modify Kubuntu LiveCD not only with changing wallpapers and desktop themes, but also with some packages, not included in official distribution, and some settings, such as alternatives for ...
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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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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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Changing default dash view - 12.04 lts

I would like to know if it is possible to replace the default display of the dash from historical (last soft and files used) to list of installed software (second icon at the bottom of the dash ...
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Happy Medium between Ubuntu and Cinnamon?

I am very new to Linux distros and have been tinkering around. I'm currently using Cinnamon after a few weeks on Ubuntu's Unity. I really like Unity and I'm not too fond of Cinnamon, but I like the ...
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How to get a list of applications installed in Ubuntu dash?

In Gnome, we have applications grouped up based on their type (like - games, accessories, et al). But in Unity, we need to manually type in the Unity to get the App. Is there any keyword/utility to ...
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how to customize or replace ubuntu grub like openSUSE's grub?

I want to customize my grub like openSUSE like this, it have distro icon, have not wide highlight selection, etc I have been using grub customizer but still cannot produce like openSUSE's have. How ...
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How can I hide the text under the desktop icons?

I want to display the desktop icons without the text. I only have the Home and Trash icons on the desktop. Any sugestions?
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Solar System Model Live Wallpaper

New here (Duh!) and I was checking some live wallpapers that are similar to stuff for the android phones and tablets. I am looking for a way to have an actual and interactive solar system model as 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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Is it possible to change the behavior of close button?

Can I change the behavior of the close button so it won't close the application/window but merely minimize it? Similarly to the behavior in Mac OS X.. Edit: A nice workaround would be to change the ...
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Create a Live CD with Uck

I am trying to create a livecd using uck with Ubuntu 14.04.1 but when the iso is opened using uck the sources.list file has only 4 lines. Even if sources.list is manually edited if I try to install ...
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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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Plugin Layer Alternatives to Compiz's Plugin Layer

Compiz's Widget Layer is buggy with Unity Global Menus, and limited to one layer. Alternatives are needed. An alternative can be either: An actual Widget Layer application. A unique solution that ...
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Access harddisk from Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt

How do I access my hard disk from the Ubuntu Customization Kit-prompt? The mounted file system is the Live CD's own system. I want to use it for installation of deb-packages stored at the local hard ...
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How can I make Ubuntu look like Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”?

I really like the simple look of Debian's interface. What desktop environment is it? Is it easy to replicate?
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Can't customize grub

A while ago my grub's background turned black. I'm not sure why. It kinda looks something like this: (except that it's grub 2 not this 1.98. whatever) I think this issue is related to installing ...
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Ubuntu Live CD customization with automated install

I am trying to customize an installation CD for Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm having some issues. I've used Ubuntu Builder and Ubuntu Customization Kit (UCK) and successfully updated packages and added ...
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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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Making a live CD of my ubuntu install

i want to make a CD of current ubuntu install. I wanna make a live CD/DVD that, when installed, install my custom system, while allowing the user to enter their details like password , use name, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection not working

I'm brand new to Linux so I thought I'd give it a shot for my gaming pc I just built, however it says the wired connection is not connected. When it is I really can't give out the terminal info ...
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Is there any way to speed up the default plymouth boot animation?

I have been following a number of different basic tutorials that tell you how to customise Plymouth splash screens by modifying the existing scripts and images, which has mostly been successful. ...
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launching apps that aren't showing up in the app finder (Xubuntu on VM)

I've been playing around with running different distros of Linux in VirtualBox on my iMac (OS 10.7.3). This is the first time I've used Linux so I basically don't know what I'm doing, and am learning ...
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Can i customize the password prompt window/box( to perform administrative tasks)?

Can i customize(change colors, the shape) the windows/boxes,that are shown below: Where those settings stored in CSS?
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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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Where do I start to create my own Ubuntu derivative? [duplicate]

I would like to create my own Ubuntu derivative with my desktop environment of choice and my preferred set of prepackaged programs. What base should I start with and what modifications should I start ...
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How to customize the context menu in Nautilus?

From time to time I come to ideas of actions I'd like to have available in a menu which pops up when I right-click on files in Nautilus. How to add them there? Is there something like Thunar UCA ...