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Is it possible to use multiple desktop environments on same system?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to try out KDE and other desktop environments. But I'm not sure if I'll like them enough to switch permanently. I want to be safe and make a transition in a piecemeal ...
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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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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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An easy way to create a desktop shortcut?

I wonder, isn't still there 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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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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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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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 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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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 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 Text Ticker (Scrolling text)

Is there any application to display scrolling text on top of all windows in Ubuntu? Something like Tickr, but what I want is an application that can display my own text, something like appname "my ...
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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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How to create a limited use Lubuntu custom desktop?

I'm working on a project for a nonprofit cultural center. I’m trying to develop a limited desktop using Lubuntu. The idea is to provide a basic desktop, maybe only four icons, Chrome, OpenOffice, ...
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Black screen after selecting Openbox

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 on my 2GoPC. At the desktop environment menu, I selected Openbox and logged in. Then a black screen appeared with just cursor. I tried right-clicking, but nothing ...
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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 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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apt- Error installing Deepin Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying to add the Deepin Desktop Environment to Ubuntu. I have followed several guides that consist of adding the sources etc and then trying sudo apt-get install dde-meta-core however ...
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Pantheon (Elementary Desktop) not loading

I add to repository this: ppa:elementary-os/daily and installed elementary-desktop Next log off -> select Pantheon -> click login = nothing. Empty screen with my wallpaper.. Please help
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Is there an android-like live wallpaper for unity?

Is there any program which can run a 'live wallpaper' like the ones in Android? I've searched quite a bit but haven't found anything usable yet. anibg looks promising, but it is not working in 12.10. ...
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I'm stuck on User Defined Session destop environment

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time dual boot so I get to choose Ubuntu or windows. I then changed the setting where is doesn't ask for my password when booting up. I then installed Edubuntu ...
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Problem after Install Elementary OS desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed Elementary-Desktop from here After install I log out and in the session does not show Pantheon for login in LightDM. Why?
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 install Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

is it safe to install elementary OS DE Pantheon on Ubuntu 15.04 without doing any damage to the system? if so how?
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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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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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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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Cinnamon hangs immediately after startup: no interaction with panel and popup notifications

Problem summary: I installed Cinnamon and after a few restarts and configuration changes the panel does not respond anymore, same for the notification pop-ups. Seems like the desktop got the ...
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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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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, ...
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desktop problem ubuntu 14.04

I installed gnome-desktop-environment. After I installed I can't change wallpaper and right not working and folders I saved in the desktop folder is not showing in desktop. After I tried "gsetting set ...
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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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No menu options on desktop after installing KDM

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I just installed KDM 4:4 11.11. After I installed and rebooted my login screen it now gives me the options in the pic: The "Default" selection is the new KDM I assume. ...
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Difference between Unity and GNOME

I often come across the terms Unity and GNOME while reading about Ubuntu. I understand that Unity is the default desktop environment for Ubuntu. What is GNOME and how is it related to/different from ...
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How do I write applets for Cinnamon?

I'm very excited about the cinnamon desktop environment and want to write applets for it. How can this be done? Where can I find information and tutorials about it? (I have searched in google, but ...
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Error after log in, Desktop gone (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

It's the second time I boot Ubuntu and after logging in my session I get this error message : The name org.gtk.vfs.Daemon was not provided by any.service files Screenshot (in French) I can't ...