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How do I hide the Systemname on the Wallpaper

So how do I hide the system-name on my Desktop? I made the top bar translucent, but now its difficult to read the window texts, because the system-name is exactly behind them.
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Create own desktop environment 15.04

How do I create my own desktop environment for Ubuntu 15.04? I have heard of doing so but I can't find the answer. I kind of want it to be using lxpanel from LXDE and openbox as well.
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Cannot install cinnamon on Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Upon installing cinnamon, I get the following errors sudo apt-get instal cinnamon Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could ...
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Desktop Manager compiz not working

I'm running ubuntu 14.04, and recently configured my desktop environment with the compizconfig-settings-manager. After some tries I reseted everything and suddenly all window top bars are away, I can'...
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Out of the box into the terminal

I am wondering if there is a possibility to modify Ubuntu (ver. 14 although I'd update to 15 if it helps in the effort) in such a way that you boot into the terminal rather than the desktop. I am not ...
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Are Desktop Environment and Desktop Managers same thing on Linux, if yes how to know which desktop manager I'm using from my terminal? [duplicate]

Are Desktop Environment and Desktop Managers same thing on Linux, if yes how to know which desktop manager I'm using from my terminal? Is task manager also the same desktop manager?
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Any stopwatch app that can be embedded on my desktop?

I am looking for a stopwatch application that be embedded on my desktop like a widget but it doesn't ruin the over all look and feel of the desktop.
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Login Screen Desktop Manager?

Is the Login handled by a desktop manager? If so, what happens if I install another desktop manager (which one will provide the login?) and how to control which one is used? Whenever I login it looks ...
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Unity Desktop Environment Crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when I choose Unity environment to login it login then blinks and logs me out again. What caused the problem: The last thing I was doing is that I was changing the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to auto-fit 4 windows in one screen?

When I want to auto-fit 2 windows in one screen, I press WINDOW+ARROW LEFT on first window. And then WINDOW+ARROW RIGHT on second window. Sometime I need open 4 windows in one screen. But I still not ...
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No dash, menu appears in black, compiz bugged on 15.04

Recently I upgraded form 14.04 to 15.04 and my desktop came with some bugs. I can't see the window's buttons, the drop downs menus appear in black and my file manager or terminal can't be seen. I am ...
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Can I install Pantheon on 15.10? [duplicate]

There seems to be a lot of question regarding Pantheon, but they all somewhat contradict each other. Is there a simple way to install it?
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How to install the latest stable elementary desktop environment (pantheon) on Ubuntu 15.10?

I asked this question a short while ago. While the answerer does explain how to install Pantheon, he makes use of the daily and testing PPAs. Is it possible to install the latest stable release of ...
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Cannot launch applications after switching desktop environment to Gnome

I recently switched from Unity to Gnome 3 by installing the Gnome Shell. But now when I try to launch certain applications (Eg. PyCharm) they crash with a message Gtk-Message: Failed to load ...
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Sliding Desktop Wallpapers into Lubuntu 15.10

How can we get an automatic desktop background image changing, over an specific time, into Lubuntu 15.10? I am interested in something like the typical slide presentation, with a, let's say, 5 ...
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Install pantheon desktop on Ubuntu 15.10?

Pantheon desktop doesn't install on recent versions of Ubuntu, but is there a way to install it now? Are there any workarounds?
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“Export Bitmap” command in InkScape generates files that make Nautilus crash

I use the "Export Bitmap..." command from InkScape. It generates the PNG file (in my case), an apparently ok file. When I hit Properties for that file, Nautilus crashes. Why is this happening? (...
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thumbnail for list view?

I like the thumbnail view in icon view, and the sorting capabilities for list view in Ubuntu Mate. Is there a way to get thumbnails in the list view in Ubuntu Mate?
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Installing Ubuntu Desktop environment onto ubuntu gnome

I have searched for an answer, but sudo apt-get install unity-desktop does not work for me. I would like to install the Unity desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10, so that I can switch between them from ...
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Ended up having kde 4.x (plasma 4) instead of Plasma 5.4 from Ubuntun 14.04

I was using Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 and was giving me trouble after going dual monitors, so decided to give KDE a try. So I installed KDE by following the commands below found here hoping that I'll get ...
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Is there a Budgie theme configuration GUI or tweak tool?

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04.3, then I wanted to install Budgie desktop environment. However, I could not find any theme changing GUI or tweak tool? Is there one?
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cant select “open with other”

I have some html files, and I wanted to open all of them from a folder. I double clicked, and I got a prompt to display in the terminal. So then I tried to right click, and open with Firefox, but that ...
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Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.10: Broken titlebar

I didn't find an answer to my situation so here it goes! I tried to install Pantheon using the official Daily, Testing and Pantches ppa (they support ubuntu 15.10 btw), installed elementary-desktop, ...
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Trouble with GNOME and JetBrain apps

I just got a new Lenovo ThinkPad E440 and I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed GNOME on it. gnome-shell --version outputs 3.12.2. Everything seems to run fine except the following issue When ...
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How do I get ubuntu desktop running on my virtual box CLI? It's stuck “Loading extension GLX”

I've got a vmware virtualbox with Ubuntu 14.04 CLI installed. I'm now trying to get ubuntu-desktop GUI running. I've already installed ubuntu-desktop with sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop. I read ...
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Are there any open source projects From which it is eary to learn Ubuntu Desktop Application Development?

I have been contributing in this forum through asking and answering questions, but now I want to contribute in Open Source Projects by coding. But I have no idea which are the suitable platforms and ...
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How i install Budgie on Ubuntu 15.04

I want test Budgie Desktop on my Ubuntu 15.04 64 bits PC but i can't install due some problems; So, i tried install from several ways: Official PPA: In several guides to install Budgie say that in ...
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How do you remove a stubborn Lubuntu-desktop environment after changing ubuntu's default login screen? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid (using WUBI) on an old Dell I use mostly for emails. I then installed Lubuntu-desktop environment but now I want to remove it. When I run the command sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu without Desktop Environment?

Hello I have an old netbook. And it's slow too. I love Ubuntu and also Ubuntu have good repositories. Is there any version of ubuntu without desktop environment?
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Enlightenment dependencies are installed but not [duplicate]

When I try to remove the dependencies after a I had a huge error on the install, they claim there is needed ones and it asks to run sudo apt-get -f install, when I run it, it returns error code (1). ...
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Ubuntu Minimal Install - No desktop environment?

Note: I installed Ubuntu Minimal because of a bug in (apparently) all *buntu 15.04, 14.04 and 14.10 versions which cause the installer to hang when installing on my system before the partitioning ...
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Why are there two separate desktops with KDE?

Running Ubuntu 15.04, and I was fed up with Unity, so I installed kubuntu-desktop. Works fine, switch to it at login. There's a weird behavior that I can't find explained elsewhere however - I appear ...
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How to solve the blank screen problem in ubuntu 15.04 after selecting ubuntu from grub loader?

After I select Ubuntu option from grub loader, I get blank screen only, but when I select recovery mode Ubuntu in advanced options, then Ubuntu does not create a problem. I want suggestions to ...
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Different environment variables depending on gui or shell

The environment variables of a program differ on whether it is started from a terminal or from the desktop (by clicking on its icon). For example: I use bash and have specific variables set in my ....
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Menu text is dark after installing KDE-desktop

I installed the package kde-desktop, and now my menus in Unity have dark text: Changing my theme in System settings > Appearance > Look does nothing to change the text color. How can I change ...
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creating split view windows on Ubuntu

Like on windows i press windows symbol key with left or right arrow to create spilt windows of equal sizes, how do i do that with Ubuntu? I use Ubuntu 15.04
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Desktop environment without Python dependency

I'm looking for a desktop environment without Python dependency unlike Unity and GNOME. Because I don't want to get in to any trouble like this link.
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Profiles for desktop settings depending on connected screens

Is there any way in Linux to save a profile for desktop settings depending on what screen is active? (like, different fonts and so on depending on whether there is only laptop screen or attached ...
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How to switch back to Ubuntu-desktop and Unity from Xubuntu-desktop and Xfce4

I'm having some weird issues. I'll try to explain everything I've done in the order that I've done them. 1) I performed a routine update last week on my Ubuntu 14.04.03 system. I was using Unity at ...
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Remove panning viewport

To correct for TV overscan, I have entered a value of 50 for understanding NVIDIA X Server Settings. This works fine for the current session, however upon restart the Windows still looks like it fits (...
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Why when i log-in using another desktop environment, apps doesn't appear to be installed?

I want change Unity desktop since is too slow and replace it with another one, GNOME or Budgie Desktop. Then i downloaded Gnome. I restart the PC and i log-in with gnome. But when i go to the "app ...
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Installed a couple desktop environments to play around with — now a gray screen on login and wake from sleep

I installed MATE, Gnome, and Cinnamon on a boot of Xubuntu 14.04 to, as I said, experiment. Right away, I noticed I was welcomed to a gray screen when I logged in instead of the usual splash login ...
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Issues Viewing Some Websites in Ubuntu Desktop (14.04 LTS)

I have a lot of experience with Linux Servers, but the Desktop distros are relatively new to me. I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS (however had same issue on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). I am having trouble ...
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14.04 Desktop - how to assign domain to hostname?

Situation : we were - and still are partially - on a domain name (dark.void) we wish to get rid of! Here is the current content of the different networking configuration files in an attempt to switch ...
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How to prevent the dimming of my desktop picture when enabling icons on desktop?

I have recently noticed that when having the Icons on desktop feature enabled in gnome-tweak-tool: That my desktop image is slightly darker than it is when the feature is disabled, and I have ...
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xkill-ed my desktop

I was doing xkill In a terminal window to close a non responsive program but clicked my Desktop instead of my program now all the icons and everything are gone, and restarting didn't fix it. What ...
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What's the definition of a linux distro? [duplicate]

Disclamer: the question i am asking is what determines what linux distro i'm using not "am i still useing ubuntu" now for the question. I use to think that a linux distro was defined by its desktop ...
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Installing Ubuntu Desktop on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I can't seem to install Ubuntu Desktop on my Windows 7 PC. Once it was done downloading Cyberlink Power2Go opened up and told me that "No burner is currently available or you don't have rights to ...
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If I install Xubuntu desktop

Are there any conflicts with installing different Desktop environments in Ubuntu ? I have already installed Gnome-Shell and can't log-out the session to switch DE. I have to reboot to change.
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Upon reboot, can GUI applications be started in an X session without ever having the screen unlocked?

I have a home server. Sometimes, I have to reboot it from a distance, or it reboots itself, say after a power failure. I would like that some GUI applications to be started under my user, ...