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Customizing cinnamon on Ubuntu 13.10

How do you customize the windows of cinnamon, Ubuntu tweak does not work, and CCSM does not work, how can i customize cinnamon,exept the theming in settings ?
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Create an “About Us ”?

I would like to make a custom distro based on ubuntu for distribute among my group. For customisation , I would like to create or Edit "About Ubutnu " or to create a "About us " to create credits ...
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How do I make my own customized Ubuntu version? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to customize live Ubuntu CD? Is there any GUI tool for that?
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Remove the Anchor icon in Docky

Can I remove the Anchor icon from my Docky dock?
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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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LiveCD customization of Ubuntu 13.04/13.10: “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”"

Hello I've followed this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and when I boot my iso it appears a BusyBox showing this message: "unable to find a medium containing a live ...
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How to create icon on desktop [duplicate]

Now these days I am customizing Ubuntu and I want some icons on my desktop in customizes OS like My computer Home Trash How can I create these icons on my desktop. And I am in chroot environment ...
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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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Customizing the boot message? [duplicate]

When booting Ubuntu, I get this message: Is it possible to change the text Ubuntu 12.04 to Loading, please wait. ?
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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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UCK Console/Package Manager Doesn't Appear

So i opened Ubuntu Customization Kit from the menu, set the preference to "install packages manually", chose Ubuntu Mini Remix ISO file, and clicked OK. The terminal window behind started to run its ...
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What is kernel modding? [closed]

I want to take a dip in customizing linux kernel. As it's evident that linux kernel can be modified according to our specific needs. My questions are: What is kernel modding? How to perform that? ...
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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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Customising the ubuntu linux kernel

Can any one tell me how to customize the linux kernel for ubuntu package so that my kernel size can be reduced with necessary packages and the new kernel size should be very small?
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Spark client customization

I need a detailed guide for building a customized Spark client installation package for Ubuntu 12.04 32 and 64 bit. Source code : http://www.igniterealtime.org/downloads/source.jsp Objective: ...
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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 to change default in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Now these days I am working on a project in which I have to customize the ubuntu as per the requirement. I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 architecture edition for the customization. I want to change ...
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How to create multiple users during installation?

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to add this feature that Customizes OS can be able to create 2 users automatically during the installation. User can be ...
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How to remove unity upper panel in my customizes ubuntu os

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to remove unity upper bar panel and put this panel at the bottom of the screen. I need manual method to change it. I am ...
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How to customize Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I want to customize my Ubuntu 12.04 for my project work. I want to remove all the 'extra' packages which don't affect the running of my computer or other package dependencies. Example: I want to ...
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how to install new Theme for Ubuntu Customization

I am customizing the ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition for my project work and I want to install new GUI look or theme in customization. How can I inbuilt a new theme for Distro and make it as default theme. ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Changing Hotkey for “Activities”

I want to customize the hotkey for the Activities-overlay in Gnome shell in Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to edit both: /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu ...
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Chrome OS-style Display Manager

This is what the login screen looks like on Chrome OS. Is there anyway to make the login screen look similar to this, or any display manager which I can customise to look like this?
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do-release-upgrade and TLP (and other optimizations)

So it is that time again. The time to do a release upgrade because the latest version is reaching it's EOL. This time it's a bit different though. This time I've got a laptop which I've optimized ...
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Approach to creating an Ubuntu Appliance

I am using the latest Desktop Ubuntu Narwhal as a redundant load balancer. This setup also needs keepalived and Crossroads XR. This works great but now I would like to produce this as an appliance ...
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ubuntu rightclick command line custom backup

os: ubuntu 12.04 LTS, kernel: 3.8.0-35-generic kernel, when i right click on "text file/s", i would like to have a custom menu, to run a bash, to make a backup copy of text file/s i'm right clicking ...
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How to customize the Ubuntu calendar background color?

How can I customize Ubuntu calendar colors? I would like to have current date color, yellow or orange, possibly without installing anything, just editing a configuration file, Any suggestions?
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How do I change the appearance of the Unity greeter? [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the appearance of the Lock Screen on Ubuntu 13.10 (unity)? At current its simply a black screen with a tiny clock on the upper right corner. I would like to change this to ...
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Custom Ubuntu CD : show a custom message

I am building a custom Ubuntu CD using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallCDCustomization, I use preseed to customize the installation, but I have to display a message before the installation ...
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How to hide some icons in System Settings?

I installed programs to tweak Ubuntu settings. I found a blog that gave me good ideas, and also a good place to start. The problem is that these programs that I was installing in my computer to ...
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How to change the purple background color in grub?

How to do this manually, not installing any tools?
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Change Custom Theme's Desktop Label

I'm attempting to write a custom theme for 12.04 and would like to change the upper left-hand corner label for the desktop from "Ubuntu Desktop" to a simple icon. (See image) ) In looking through ...
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How can I create a new kind of emblem?

The emblems in Nautilus don't quite fit my needs. How can I add a new one, just for my user account?
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Customize Recent Documents List. E.g. to not show photos

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in the classic mode. "Places" drop-down menu has "Recent Documents" at the bottom, but it fills up with photos whenever I simply look at them with Gnome image viewer. I only ...
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how do I change the default wallpapers in Ubuntu 13.10?

I want to make my own OS based on Ubuntu and I want to change the default wallpaper pack (the one with all the wallpapers canonical provides) and replace it with my own custom wallpapers. I've been ...
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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 Create and Configure Icon Themes in Gnome?

I know the basics for designing icons but I have no idea how to configure and compile them into a file so that I can create a gnome icon theme out of them. Can anyone help? It would be much ...
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How can I add a custom compose key sequence?

How can I add a custom compose key sequence? For example, I would like Compose, |, > to type the ▸ symbol. I have tried adding the following to ~/.XCompose: # Import default rules from the ...
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Wallpaper going under bar

I'm having wallpaper problems, the wallpaper is going under my toolbar and iconbar and whatnot and I'm not exactly sure what to do about it. I've played around with the appearance settings but no ...
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How to change the menu icon of mate desktop menu applet?

I am using the Mate Desktop Environment v-1.4.1 and having a Mate-Menu applet in the bottom panel: Shutdown [ICON] Applications Places System. See screenshot below. Is there any way to change or ...
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Dolphin: Any already-done sound customizations?

Like, obviously it should go "iki-iki-iki" and "splash" etc when you open folders and whatnot. I am absolutely 100% sure that would remain amusing and not get old and annoying ever at all so has ...
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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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Can I change the LXDE appearance from a css or similar type of file? If yes, which file?

I'm experimenting with Ubuntu on my android tablet using the Complete Linux Installer app. I'm using a light image of Ubuntu 12.04 with LXDE and Openbox. I'm trying to personalize the theme. I ...
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Manage Custom Shortcuts

I have a bunch of customs shortcuts: But since the migration to the new configuration tool gnome-control-center keyboard (since gtk-3/Gnome-3/Unity/Ubuntu 12.04) I can not sort these shortcuts ...
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How can I customize/disable notification bubbles?

Is there a way you can disable or customize the notification bubbles on Lucid?
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How do I generate a list of packages added since installation

A number of useful pages show how to generate a list of all installed packages, eg How do I generate a package download list? Is there a way to restrict the generated list to those I have added since ...
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How do I change the title bar buttons on Kubuntu?

I'm thinking about making some custom buttons for the window title bar (close, maximize, etc.) for Kubuntu 13.10. The problem is that I can't figure out what files I'm supposed to be editing to do ...
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Adding Seamonkey/Firefox extensions to custom LiveCD

Is there a way to add Seamonkey extensions to a custom Ubuntu LiveCD? I'm working with UCK, and I would like to add a language pack extension (.xpi) to Seamonkey so that the language would be ...
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How can I customize a system locale?

At System → Administration → Language support → Text. I can only choose standard locales, but I would like to fine-tune. For example in Windows I could customise things like time and date format, ...