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different icons on different workspaces

When I install an icon on one workspace it is installed on all four workspaces. Is it possible to install different icons on different workspaces? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working, am I doing this right? Ctrl+Alt+R does nothing

In this image i have what I've setup for a custom keyboard shortcut to start tmux but it's not working. Is it tmux? Or something else? I've logged in and out.
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In unity's dash, how do I change the font colour?

I seem to have white font over a white background when I press "super" or the dash button on the launcher. Can I change the font colour or make it darker in the dash?
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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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Transparent Window Title Bars 14.04LTS

I can't figure out how to get transparent window title bars in 14.04 Have tried dconfig editor which has no effect (worked on previous versions) Any suggestions or step-by-steps massively ...
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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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custom icon has odd border svg?

I got the default folder .svg from my OS and edited it to add a paintbrush for my artwork folder and I place in in a separate icons folder saved as an .svg when I look at it in the folder it has a odd ...
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How to change the icon of an aplicatication at the LxPanel on Lubuntu?

After installing Lubuntu 12.10, I decided to install IDLE 3 (from the official Ubuntu repository), but something unexpected happened, its icon gets bigger then the LxPanel and all the another ...
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How to use a different gtk (gtk3) theme for some applications?

I want to use a custom theme for Nautilus and for some other applications but I want to keep the generic theme for the rest of the applications and system. I know it can be done in gtk2. For ...
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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How can I get bigger Ubuntu logo at the top menu in 11.04

I have made my panel bigger and all the icons also get bigger except one, the logo on the left of the main menu that says "Applications Places System". Is there a way to make that logo/icon the same ...
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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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Is there any GUI tool for Mutter customization?

I recently switched from GNOME Shell to the GNOME 3 fallback mode, and I'm using Mutter for my window manager. Is there any tool that will allow me to customize it to an extent, similar to the Compiz ...
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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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I can't find any option to change a sound theme

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity (dual boot, but separate hard drives). I have looked all over the settings for a way to change the sound theme, but I can't find one. There is one spot in the ...
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Ghost box displayed in the notification area

I have a problem with this in the notification area. Apparently a "ghost box" is below these options, so that not all look good, especially the volume bar. Thanks in advance for your reply. This is ...
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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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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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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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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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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 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 to activate my lens on Quantal?

How to enable/activate any unity lens on Quantal? I installed many unity lens on Quantal, using the following command, but none is active on dash. sudo apt-get install unity-lens-wikipedia sudo ...
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Attach one window to another window in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, is it possible to attach one window to another window (so that one window becomes the "parent window" of the other window)? I'd like to know if it's possible to do this for any two open ...
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Creating a bootable CD based on Ubuntu Server

Note: bootable here refers to an Installation CD, not to the El Torito bootable CD standard if narrowly construed, or to a Live CD if widely construed. What tools exist to create a bootable CD ...
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How to remove this white bar on the taskbar?

after searching around for a while I still haven't found a way to do this. I was wondering if it's possible to remove this white bar from the taskbar.Any help would be appreciated, thanks :) ...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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 ...
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Customized Kubuntu 14.04 LTS: Problems in Virtualbox

So I made a customized Kubuntu with BlackLabImageCreator, the .iso is 3GB large. My problems now are that: 1. It's slow as hell, I tested with a "normal" Kubuntu 14.04 iso, it ran pretty smooth. 2. I ...
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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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Can I manually update an old Gnome theme?

I am currently decorating my Ubuntu 14.04 with freshly installed Gnome shell themes. It a great pleasure since the possibilities are eminent. Recently I've come across a theme which is perfect for my ...
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boot to ram, squashfs filesystem and custom kernel

I am trying to boot my Ubuntu based custom linux OS to ram. I compile the kernel from scratch, so it does not have aufs or unionfs. I don't want to patch the kernel. It seems the live-boot-tools ...
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Ubuntu Customization Kit doesn't work with Mini Remix? (14.04)

I'm using UCK to create a customized Ubuntu from the Mini Remix 14.04 iso. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 to do so. If I run the Customization Kit on the iso, it goes normally, but then problems start. After ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Changing application Icon that appears in the top bar

I'm not talking about the actual theme icons, but I would like to be able to replace a couple of application icons that appear in my topbar. Specifically the 'worksnaps' icon, which sucks as it is ...
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“Present Windows” desktop effect: set up two differently-configured versions bound to different hotkeys? (ignore minimized windows/not)

I want to set up set up two versions of the "Present Windows" desktop effect (ie, have each bound to a different hotkey), so that one uses the "ignore minimized windows" option and the other doesn't. ...