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This tag should be used for questions relating to desktop environments, and not a specific desktop environment such as Gnome Shell, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, Unity.

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Installing LXDE broke my system

I installed LXDE and when I rebooted all I got was a black screen. I didn't even get the screen to choose desktop environments. What do I do?
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What does it take for a desktop environment of my choice to have its own official Ubuntu derivative?

I would like my desktop environment of choice to have its own official Ubuntu derivative, like LXQT/LXDE and Lubuntu. What steps does it take to get there? I would like to see if there is a point for ...
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How do I remove home folder that shows up on desktop? [duplicate]

I don't know what I did but the next time I boot up my laptop, I find this home folder on the desktop. How did it get here? I want to delete the folder. Left click does not show the option to delete ...
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How to install the Budgie desktop environment on Ubuntu?

Is there any way install budgie desktop environment on Ubuntu and is it safe to install it?
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Is there any particular desktop environment which android uses and is there any way to get on on Ubuntu?

As android is based on Linux, it might have a desktop environment. So is it possible to get it on Ubuntu or at least build it from source to use it on Ubuntu?
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What is difference between install desktop-environment and run directly distro?

My question is what is difference between installing perticular desktop environment on Ubuntu And Using directly that (Default -environmented) distro/flavour of Ubuntu? Example: Two options: ...
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What desktop enviroment is most efficent? [duplicate]

I don't really care if the desktop environment is quick. What I want is a desktop environment that lets me open apps and get things done the fastest. I don't care about flashiness or anything. READ: ...
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Getting a black screen after instating Pantheon

I just now installed pantheon desktop environment and it's only showing a black screen. What do I do now? How do I go back to unity? After I logged out and chose unity I still get a black screen. ...
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Window menus stick under window name. How to fix this?

After experimenting with desktop environments and uninstalling and installing unity desktop all window menus are sticking under the window name Switching the window menu behavior has no effect. Is ...
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How Do I remove LXDE?

I tried LXDE and I really don't like it so I would like to get rid of it. I installed it by typing: sudo apt-get install lxde and tried to remove it by typing sudo apt-get purge lxde && ...
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Desktop configuration file errors in Folderview Screenlet

I have copied desktop configuration files/desktop shortcuts into FolderView Screenlets. These files/shortcuts were copied from the desktop folder, and they do work there. Some work from within ...
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How do I list the non-default settings in ccsm?

Does anyone know how to extract all non-default settings from CCSM? I use a few computers and finally managed to set up one of them just the way I like it. Now I want all non-default settings listed ...
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Desktop is non existent on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an issue where the "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" label stays on the screen after logging in, the desktop icons are missing, and even right-clicking on the desktop yields no result, leaving the desktop ...
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Desktop calendar to keep News and Updates

Need to keep my tasks,events,To-do and especially keep that days latest news in the corresponding date. please suggest me a good one.
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Install KDE DE without any effect on unity

Yesterday I installed KDE in ubuntu 14.04 and I was quite pleased. Then I realised that the KDE install had messed up with fonts and all I had were ugly looking fonts (in Chrome and Firefox to be ...
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XFCE Is Malfunctioning?

A while ago my custom keyboard shortcuts stopped working. After that, the panel started running in kiosk mode. Now, my desktop icons have disappeared, and left clicking or right clicking has no ...
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Which desktop environment does Zorin OS use and how to get for Ubuntu?

Which is the Desktop Environment of Zorin OS and is there any way to get it on Ubuntu?
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Cinnamon being a complete mess on Ubuntu

After installing Cinnamon the desktop icons on cinnmaon have black text where i want white and the windows are appearing as follows: And for the desktop, it is appearing like this, How do i remove ...
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How to install Gnome in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Is there a way to install Gnome on trusty tahr?
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How to get the mint theme for cinnamon in Ubuntu?

The cinnamon in Mint has a nice theme called Mint. Is there any way of getting it on Ubuntu? And also, my can icon's text looks black on Cinnamon. Is there any way to make the text white?
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can;t view desktop items when switching from gnome to unity

did a basic 14.04 installation . after a while installed gnome 3.10 switched to unity again by selecting from setting icons at Gnome login Everything is working fine Except Now I cant view any ...
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No install Desktop Environments appearing on the login screen [closed]

I tried installing Gnome an Cinnamon through the terminal but when I log out none of the new installed environments appear on the login screen. What do I do? Gnome was installed like this sudo ...
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Can't open Ubuntu

I've installed the following version of Ubuntu om my machine: ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso But when I switch on the computer, I get the command line. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ubuntu tty6 Once I provide ...
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starting a terminal in desktop (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

Anyone know how to start a (Linux) terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 desktop? I could not find an icon for it on the task menu bar along the side of the desktop. :( Thanks ahead!!!
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Can't boot after 14.04 upgrade

Dual boot from 2 hard drives (win7, U13.10). Been running good for months (year?). Auto upgraded to 14.04 over night. Got up in the morning, and it won't boot into Ubuntu. It says it can't find the ...
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Installing xfce versus xubuntu-desktop [duplicate]

A few questions. First, what's the difference between installing xfce vs xubuntu-desktop? I mean I know Xubuntu is Ubuntu with xfce but what exactly is the difference between installing the ...
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kbuntu desktop installation language

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS (spanish) and I installed kbuntu-desktop, but the installer make it in English (american), is there any way to use KDE in spanish ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop Manager

How do I activate the desktop manager? I'm getting the error message "desktop manager inactive" after installing, then removing Cairo. When looking for alternative desktop pictures, I installed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not showing top bar or nautilus [duplicate]

I logged in and suddenly all I can see is my desktop, my desktop icons, and nothing else. My guest account works fine, however, and everything shows! what happened and what can I do? My top bar and ...
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How to install LXQt DE in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I heard like there is a new (Lightweight) Desktop environment available named as LXQt for Ubuntu and I would like to know how can I install it in my Ubuntu 14.04. Thank you.
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How to get rid of KDE look and feel parts in other DEs?

I've installed kubuntu-desktop to try. KDE disappointed me, I removed it by means of sudo apt-get remove --purge kde-*, then autoremove (it is well known that just sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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Completely drop Unity for Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time, so I know the troubles of attempting to install the two alongside each other.. What I don't know is what the best way to completely drop Unity for Gnome is. So ...
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how do I change the date/time format in the top panel in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I searched for this answer and have tried dconf-editor and gconf-editor per instructions and nothing changes the top panel time. When I change the format using the system settings menu it does NOT ...
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How to make KDE Desktop my actual desktop?

I'm running the KDE Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. Is there a way to make it recognize my KDE desktop as THE desktop during a KDE session? Currently, if I save a file to my "desktop" it's not on the ...
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Remove KDE and switch to CLI

I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 on my server this morning, I thought it would be cool to run a GUI. Though it occupies too much memory for my liking. How can I revert back to CLI, permanently? And ...
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where have my desktops gone? [duplicate]

I am not a computer expert. I Recently did a steady follow the rules two step upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10. I seem to now only have one desktop screen, or 'page' as i call it, instead of the four ...
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Installing desktop environment changed BG in GRUB2

As a Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32-bit user I have installed various desktop environments and found out that the loading screen and the background of GRUB2 changed from pink to gray together with a change in ...
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Where are desktop enviroment texture packs found?

On mac OS there is a directory where you can put images in to replace default screens like the booting screen. Is there an equivalent for desktop enviroments like gnome, unity, kde, lxde, sfce etc.?
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After Ubuntu 14.04 install error with tmp/ files

When I install Ubuntu as desktop (as a dual boot, like a program on Windows), the whole process completes but when after finishing an install my laptop restarts, the launcher won't run and I get a ...
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Unity disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using my Ubuntu 14.04 normally, and after I shutdown and restarted the computer, I saw that Unity had disappeared. I tried the following commands, but none of them worked: sudo apt-get install ...
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how to set default session in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I have tried one of our site solution but its not working. the solution in our site is How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? But its not working for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. How ...
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“Unable to locate package cinnamon” when trying to install cinnamon

i want to install cinnamon on ubuntu 14.04, but i get an error "unable to locate package cinnamon" sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Desktop enviornment [duplicate]

My question is what desktop should i use with these specs Processor:intel pentium D 2.0ghz Memory:1GB (Can upgrade to 2GB) Hard disk:60GB 5400rpm (will upgrade on to a SSD [about 80GB]) Os:ubuntu ...
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Drag and Drop desktop icons

Is there a utility that allows a drag and drop of app icon to the desktop to create a quick launch icon? I know the terminal command to create one. But it is somewhat difficult if you do not know the ...
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An easy way to create a desktop shortcut?

I wonder, isn't there still an easy way to create a desktop shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04 (or Unity)? There is no context menu on desktop doing this. So I tried the following: I looked for an app I want ...
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13.04 Gnome layout

My panel doesn't look like the one of other folks, for example the help and other images I've seen. I also don't see things like System settings, rather I see System tools. So several suggestions for ...
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Install Ubuntu Desktop Variable From CD [closed]

How To Install Ubuntu Desktop Variations (such as lubuntu-xubuntu) from installation cd?
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Some programs not displaying on desktop

When I click other programs like Wine, Transmission, System Monitor it appears on the Launcher but not on the desktop. I notice that when you click their icon on the Launcher, there is a blurred ...
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How can I remove GNOME shell(desktop environment) but remain Unity?

I am current using Ubuntu 13.10 dist and I'm very happy to use Unity than Gnome shell. Now I would like to remove gnome shell completely and install Cinnamon desktop(I just want Unity and Cinammon in ...
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Cant access ubuntu GUI from XEN

I have ubuntu server installed on my XEN server. Now due to some reasons i need to configure some GUI based application on Ubuntu so for that i installed ubuntu-desktop via apt-get. Now when i want ...