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Is there any way to save files when switching to a different version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is there any way of saving all the apps that i have downloaded and files in my home folder when switching versions of Ubuntu? I want to upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10 but don't want to lose all of the ...
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Problem associating file type to application

I'm trying to make gpxviewer the default application to open .gpx files. The problem is that it doesn't appear in the "Open with" window neither I can add it. What I have tried: Using Ubuntu Tweak ...
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186 views

How to remove unused application from the menu but not completely uninstall it on 12.04 LTS

What I wanna do is not to uninstall certain apps but to completely hide it. For example I'm using VLC I didn't want to uninstall the default Movie Player, but I didn't want to have it run my videos ...
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1answer
157 views

Sudoku doesn't work, probable sys.path error

As the title suggests, the default sudoku game doesn't work anymore. I used to use it quite frequently however, after a break when i tried to run it again, it doesn't open. If I search for Sudoku on ...
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How to I add a command to be available from the auto run box for DVD videos?

In System Settings --> Details --> Removable Media there are drop downs to let you select what to do when you insert various media types. I've written some scripts called things like ripmovie ...
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Is there a program or somehow to get mousekeys on Ubuntu 12.04

Mousekeys is a feature on Windows that allows you to press buttons on your keyboard and your mouse goes to in a certain direction and certain distance. Is there a program or built in feature like ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Opening .docx attachments in Firefox using LibreOffice

I'm trying to open .docx files from the Outlook Web App, viewed in Firefox, with LibreOffice. LibreOffice is installed on my computer and the default application for opening .docx files. What's more, ...
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1answer
181 views

Setting a file types default program to be a Jar file

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I have a file with an extension .sbd and I have a jar file (that I've written) that can open these extensions. However, I want to be able to click on the .sbd file and have the ...
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Music lens does not play music through default music player

I have set Rhythmbox as my default music player through System Settings > Details, but when I browse and play music from the Unity dash, Banshee opens up and plays the music. How can I have Rhythmbox ...
0
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1answer
288 views

ubuntu 12.04 how can I gain access to arbitrary applications in Nautilus' “open with” dialog [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add custom command in the open with dialog? I want to set a filetype to be opened by a specific program other than ubuntu's default. I usually right click > properties ...
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1answer
154 views

clicking on link opens blank firefox window

i'm using firefox 14. When i click a link outside the browser it opens a new firefox window showing google.com(My home page). I have tried setting into xdg-settings set default-web-browser ...
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1answer
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How to change what program Calenders are opened in

I was wondering... I have the Lightning plugin installed on Thunderbird, and I was wondering if I could have Calenders automatically opened in Thunderbird/lightning, instead of Gedit? The only reason ...
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2answers
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Changing default software for opening video files not working - any ideas?

I used the answer to this question to change the default software for opening video files to VLC player on Ubuntu 12.04. The settings say that this is now the default player and yet whenever I play ...
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1answer
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How can I start videos/music in my preferred player and not the default one using Dash?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed and VLC is configurated as my standard video player, Clementine for audio. Works fine when I start a video or audio in Nautilus. But whenever I start a video from Dash ...
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1answer
867 views

How to set Iron as default web browser in Unity2D?

I use Iron as my default browser, but in Unity i did not found the place, where i could set it as default for my user. In System settings is Preferred Applications, but in list of web browsers is just ...
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What does changing the default aplications list do? [closed]

There is a list of default applications in system configuration > details. I changed the default video application from the movie player Totem to VLC media player, but I can't see any change or ...
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Why is Rhythmbox becoming the default (again)?

So, it seems with 12.04, they're switching back to Rhythmbox, after switching from Rhythmbox a year ago. I don't get why. They say that it's because of a blocking bug in GTK3# (if I understand that ...