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“stick” button behavior in title bar?

I noticed that in Xubuntus (Xfce) windows manager settings there's an option to show a "stick" button in the title bar of application windows. Out of curiosity I enabled it (moved from hidden to ...
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Install Kubuntu over Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I've got a Macbook air and it's impossible to install Kubuntu on it, so I ended up installing Ubuntu 15.04. Now it's time to replace it with Kubuntu 15.04 and the new plasma. Of course I have to ...
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Saving Desktop display of 4 windows on my screen throughout reboot

Every time I log into Ubuntu first thing I do is to open up 4 small Windows on my desktop ( 2 on top and 2 at the bottom). These are shell windows, so that I could do work on a window ( like running ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 installs ubuntu 14 [closed]

I have downloaded Ubuntu 15.04 here. Now I have mounted it with win 8's default mounter. When I open the wubi.exe file, it prompts me install options like - installation drive, etc. In Desktop ...
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What is the best way to install Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04

I want to replace unity with Gnome 3.16, but completely confused. Can I install Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 14.04 (I can't upgrade to 14.10)? Someones says it's impossible but there is some article about ...
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How to manage desktop icon spacing using terminal in Ubuntu 14.04

How to set custom desktop icon spacing using terminal or any other way in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I want to reduce the spaces between the desktop icons to fit more icons into the desktop in a nice looking ...
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Firefox is using KDE oxygen GTK on Unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with multiple desktop environments (unity, cinnamon and KDE). However, after I installed KDE, Firefox began to use oxygen GTK when I am using Unity or Cinnamon. If a click ...
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How to add wallpapers changing throughout the day to unity? [duplicate]

In GNOME (or MATE) there was a "cosmos" slideshow. How to add something like that to Unity and how to control it? Can this be done without installing additional software?
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How to overlay a window translucently

My goal is to make a simple HUD I can use to keep important stats - i.e. server load, no. active users, etc. - constantly available. I can easily write a little app to scrape the data and display it, ...
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Basic Ubuntu installation with non-Unity desktop?

I'm currently attempting to set up an Ubuntu VM for development. All I need is the core OS with a gui, a file manager, web browser and text editor. I'd then be installing tools like git, a JDK and ...
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I cannot start even livesession of Ubuntu 15.04 (CD or USB) on Toshiba L650

THe new Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.04.2 wont show desktop even with liveusb on Toshiba Satellite L650. I try the fresh liveusb and CD on few categoricaly different computrers and laptops, and on each one it ...
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How to make KDE remember your opened windows across sessions?

This used to work on Kubuntu 14, 13, etc... but since the upgrade to Kubuntu 15.04, after I login only some of my windows re-open automatically. And some of those that do are not in the position I ...
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How to install lxde without crashing in kubuntu 15.04

I recently installed kubuntu 15.04 on my PC. After that I installed lxde from the code :- sudo apt-get lubuntu-desktop After choosing light DM and successful installation I restarted the PC , then ...
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Trouble installing Elementary desktop environment on Ubuntu 15

I am trying to install elementary-desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 but when running sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop I get a slew of recommends/errors with this at the top: elementary-desktop : ...
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is it possible to make to run only one DE deamons after login

lets say I have installed KDE,XFCE,GNOME. What I am looking for is If I login into XFCE then no background process of KDE,GNOME shouldnt start unless I open some application with that framework. Is ...
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fake windows desktop environment [duplicate]

Are there any desktop environments designed to look exactly like a windows machine? Not like cinnamon or GNOME, but exactly the same?
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How to get xfce4 desktop at startup without the bloat?

I'm trying to keep things fairly minimal, but it's tough! (Judging by what I read online, I have to pick for myself one of each of these: a display manager a greeter a window manager a desktop ...
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Will installing Unity 8 on 15.04 affect my current Unity desktop?

I would like to play around with Unity 8 on my laptop. I am currently running 15.04 with Unity and I'm afraid installing Unity 8 will break something in my current desktop? Will just get another ...
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Will Unity 8 offer the full Unity 7 desktop experience or will it be dumbed down?

Like the title says, I'm wondering what end-stage, ready-for-desktop Unity 8 will look like and whether it will break the Unity 7 workflow and additionally, things like shortcuts, window management, ...
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Lighter desktop similar to gnome-shell?

I have enjoyed using gnome-shell, specifically the ability to do simple tiling by (super) + arrow keys, the expose hot corner ability, and the (super) + type in application name functionality. All too ...
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how to move a file in desktop in a directory?

I want to move a .php file named My Form.php which I have saved on my Desktop before to \var\www. When I use: sudo mv My Form.php www in terminal, it says there is no such file My.php and Form.php. ...
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nvidia x doesnt work after installing 346.xx in 14.04

after i installed the nvidia 346.35 drivers in Ubuntu 14.04 and blacklisting the nouveau drivers and saving the new conf settings i get no desktop even though it says lightdm is running.
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How to install a desktop environment in Ubuntu server? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.x for use as a server. It comes with a plain vanilla terminal UI. How can I install a graphical desktop on it?
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Ubuntu on Nexus 10 for Surface 3-like experience?

I know there is a "Ubuntu on Nexus" option out there, but what I want to know is can I have a "Surface 3 Pro" experience, i.e., touch as well as (bluetooth) mouse and keyboard with "regular" Ubuntu ...
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How to fix unity? [duplicate]

As the noob I am, I used the command kill -15 -1 because my Minecraft was in full screen but not showing up and I did not know what it did! Now, when I log in, it has only the wallpaper and mouse and ...
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Problems with pantheon on Ubuntu

I always had problems when I install pantheon on Ubuntu specially when I turn to unity back, like the Wallpaper turns black, the mouse icon change to the pantheon version and I can't change it back to ...
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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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Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Gnome

Hai all I just want to know is there any Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME. I love to use Ubuntu... But I hate the Unity desktop... So want an Ubuntu system with GNOME 3. So if I install ...
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Pantheon Desktop Environment not installed correctly on Ubuntu

So I recently installed Pantheon and now its causing me problems. First of all I installed it but it isn't present at the login screen also and I can't seem to uninstall it via ppa purge or synaptic ...
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Is there any way to open all instances of a particular application without having to click on its icon multiple times?

I'm using Unity. If there's any desktop version out there that supports this I'd be curious to know about it. For example, say I have 3 terminals open. Whenever I click on the terminal icon on the ...
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Add “virtual” screen in my PC like a second screen connected

I would like to know if there is any software that allows me to add a second "virtual" screen to my computer. I would like to add this screen over my actual screen. Because a picture is worth a ...
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Window not remaining in single workspace

I'm running Xubuntu and right now I have the issue of some of my windows following me around when I change from one workspace to another, I set them the a specific workspace and also set them to be ...
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After Ubuntu 14.04 LTS update, nothing works

Ubuntu updated and I rebooted. I get to the login screen and am greeted with incredibily low resolution, leading me to believe that this is a graphics driver problem because i have installed my nvidia ...
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Begining Development for Ubuntu (and Linux in General). Where to start? [closed]

I realize this is not particularly a good question to ask here as it is largely opinion based but I'm not really sure where else to post this. Recently, I moved over to Ubuntu as my primary OS and am ...
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Switched to cinnamon, now Plank dock won't work

As the title says, I was using whatever the Ubuntu default DE was, and I had Plank set-up very nicely on the bottom of my screen. I've now switched to cinnamon and I love it, but the only problem I'm ...
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can i uninstall ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop environment and replace it with paper-gtk

I'm a Linux newbie... the first Linux OS I started using is Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS and to be honest, I really don't like the Unity desktop environment that ships with Ubuntu so I was wondering if I could ...
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no gui just a blank desktop [duplicate]

I just installed 14.04, which went smooth but after logging in the top bar disappears and there is no launch bar on the side. Have tried re-sizing the screen, and re-installed twice but nothing comes ...
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Unity desktop broke after installing GNOME

I'm running 14.04. I've already got half way there. I've reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but my actual desktop is still not working. No icons displayed, can't right click or drag, same wallpaper as login ...
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Does running the vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 with MATE D.E. installed provide the same reduced resource usage benefit as running Ubuntu MATE 14.04?

My girlfriend is running Ubuntu 14.04 on her entry level laptop. Ubuntu uses more system resources than some other desktop environments, particularly MATE. I'd like to increase the performance of ...
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How to access the user environment from a dpkg hook/application ran as root?

I have an application that is executed each time dpkg is called using a hook DPkg::Post-Invoke {"<path to my app>/my-app";}; The application needs to read the gsettings of the current ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.02 64bit login takes me to desktop wallpaper with no access to any desktop funtions, how do I fix this? [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04.02 64 bit. When I log in the top and side bars disappear on the desktop and there is no functionality. How do I fix this?
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I don't know the passphrase to ubuntu. Is there a way to uninstall ubuntu?

I'm trying to restore my Dad's computers to original settings, but Ubuntu gets in the way. As soon as I turn on the computer, Ubuntu comes up and I have no other options. Thx
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Unity default settings

Every time I boot in to Ubuntu 14.04.02 64 Bit.I have to run unity-tweak-tool --reset-unity to reset unity to its Defaults. This has happened after I install kubuntu-desktop and logged in to GNOME ...
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Disable The Function of Drawing on The Desktop (CTRL+CLICK(DRAG))

I have a problem with the CTRL+CLICK(DRAG) in the default Ubuntu desktop. I can't open a new tab in the browser by CTRL+CLICK, but when I press CTRL and then drag the pointer there will be a line drew ...
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Change Dekstop Resolution to 1920 x 1080

im using GTX 650 already install NVIDIA Driver Version 346.47 the biggest resolution only 1360x768 im already try auto, but not help in win 8.1 can max to 1920x1080 how to change the resolution ...
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Unified handling of hotkey definitions

There can be multiple places where global hotkeys can be defined: Key settings for window handling/desktop Settings for multimedia- or other special-use keys Desktop popup UIs like program starters, ...
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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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Does REMOVING and ENVIRONMENT can make an old computer faster?

Not to long ago, I found an old Dell computer (Celeron, 500 MB RAM, 20GB HD). Since I didn't know that "lighter" versions of Ubuntu existed I decided to give Lucid a shot. Due to graphics drivers ...
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Ubuntu desktop freezes sometimes

After having installed Ubuntu 14.10 freshly, I still have the same error that I already had in 14.04 and 12.04. The desktop sometimes just freezes. To use the desktop again I press Ctrl+Alt+F8 and ...
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Any good information on HOW ENVIRONMENTS work in / on Ubuntu?

I'm currently learning (really early stages) of Ubuntu. I've learned so far that Ubuntu can be run with other environments on it. Could you guys please provide info (links or descriptions) on HOW ...