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using multiple desktop environments [closed]

Quick question about using multiple desktop environments. Can I install extra environments without affecting my current environment. I have to use a low energy demanding environment because I will not ...
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UI Problem in Ubuntu after give update and run VLC player

I have Ubuntu 12.10 in my Lenovo G580 machin.I have given update to my system two days before VLC player and other applications are working fine till that date.After that update i can't run VLC player ...
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Trying to install minecraft (Spigot Version) in Lubuntu Desktop

I set up a minecraft server super easily on my windows server. But Lubuntu is much harder! I have installed java, but I can't get anything to go from there! Nothing boots, I can't install a wrapper, I ...
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add event on calendar

I click on add event on calendar on right upper of screen, but it does not do anything, Do I need to do any configuration to add event using Ubuntu 13.10? Your information and help is great ...
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Nautilus-actions not working

I've created a nautilus action that will allow me to easily create desktop launchers. Well, that's the idea. It isn't working. The command is: Path: gnome-desktop-item-edit Parameters: ...
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Will “full upgrade to ubuntu studio” harm unity?

I want to install ubuntu studio as a desktop alongside my unity and the other environments. What exactly does "fully upgrade" mean? Will it remove or affect unity? If yes; how? I just want to have ...
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virtual workspaces opacity

In 14.04, desktop Ubuntu, I have the option to enable virtual work spaces from System Settings > Appearance. This is great but I would like to change the opacity of the dimmed out desktops. They ...
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Why does installing Kubuntu-desktop prompt me to remove “lpr”?

I want to install the full kubuntu desktop from the software centre, when I hit install it pops out a window that says "To install kubuntu-desktop, these items must be removed:" with this package ...
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What desktop environment is this?

I saw this picture in some question before. I tried searching for what desktop it is but I couldn't figure out. Does anyone know?
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Cannot open any apps in enlightenment desktop - ubuntu 12.04

I just installed enlightenment desktop on my ubuntu 12.04 lts and I cannot open any app. I left clicked on the desktop and all app menus were there but when I went to the application menu nothing. ...
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Why should I install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 instead of Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome-shell desktop installed?

What would be the advantages of that? At Ubuntu GNOME site it says "Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories", but I'm not sure what that means ...
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Problem with desktop environments ubuntu [duplicate]

Ok so here is the problem in short: I run ubuntu 14.04 LTS with two desktop environments: Gnome which i usually use and spectrwm. I removed gnome (followed instructions from somewhere) and left out ...
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How to make Kubuntu my login again, and get rid of ubuntu

I tried installing ubuntu 13.10. After downloading I could select which ui top use, kubuntu or ubuntu. After updating and downloading proprietary graphic driver for ati card, my ubuntu is busted. ...
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How to move icons on Kubuntu?

I'm new to Linux world. Recently I've installed Kubuntu and I don't know how to move icons on the desktop. When I drag an icon from applications (start menu) and drop it, I can't move it anymore. For ...
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problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always use kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to switch to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access "settings ...
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How to stop applications without focus from opening popup windows [duplicate]

Sometimes when one is using any app, almost at the moment when one is going to click or push key "enter", a window appears in a "pop-up style" related to another app (example : dialog of updates) and ...
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Switching from Ubuntu Desktop to Ubuntu Tablet

I have been considering buying a Lenovo Yoga 11S (I am aware that I will have to recompile the kernel due to the wireless driver). My main concern is having a good experience in both laptop mode and ...
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Are there any Power Over Ethernet Software Packages? [closed]

Is there a way to set up/regulate Power Over Ethernet (PoE) from a computer running Ubuntu (either server or even desktop),for a network and if so how?
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What kinds of desktop environments and shells are available?

This question exists as it fills a specific criterion. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask Ubuntu ...
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Unity desktop shortcuts display path to file

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and something odd has happened to my desktop. At some point all the icons for all the files on my desktop began to display their path beneath the file name. This is no ...
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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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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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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 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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What's the lightest Ubuntu desktop environment? [duplicate]

My computer has 1GB ram and a very low graphic card, but I don't know how much powerful it is. My computer is very slow with Ubuntu Unity and I saw that there are many desktop environments which are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...