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Installation of a stable release of the Elementary OS Desktop (Pantheon) on Ubuntu 14.04

Since Elementary OS is a Ubuntu based distribution I think it should be fairly easy to install a stable version of Pantheon on Ubuntu (in my case 14.04). I have seen that many people have tried and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 wallpaper under black screen, after login (unity 7.4.0)

I'm tried to fix, but it doesn't has an affect. sudo rm -fr ~/.cache/compizconfig-1 sudo rm -fr ~/.compiz sudo rm -fr ~/.Xauthority sudo rm -fr ~/.config/autostart sudo apt-get install ...
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Evolve OS (Budgie Desktop) available in apt-get in future?

There is this new desktop environment called Evolve OS (Budgie Desktop) that has a very interesting approach, having categories for installed programs, a searchable menu, a kind of quick launcher, and ...
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HUD in other window managers (especially xmonad)

It seems that HUD (Heads Up Display) is tightly tied to Unity. However I just use xmonad as a window manager, especially I don't use unity. Is there a way to use HUD within xmonad (or more generally ...
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Huge gaps between desktop icons when Lubuntu panel moved to top

I'm using Lubuntu 14.04 on my old laptop. My laptop's screen is broken. There's a horizontal flickering band at the very bottom, so I have to move the panel to the top (via Panel Settings > Geometry ...
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No GUI on ubuntu 12.04 Server after install ubuntu-desktop [duplicate]

I just got a dedicated server from hosting company and I want to use a GUI Desktop (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 + x2go 64-bit system). So I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo ...
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Ubuntu boots on terminal only, how do I recover the GUI desktop?

Where is my Ubuntu desktop? Its booting and going always default to terminal screen, if i press Ctrl+Alt+F7 still in terminal Ctrl+Alt+F1 still in terminal. No GUI, how do I recover it? EDIT: ...
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Packages to run Firefox window on a server?

I installed Ubuntu Server 16.04 and to test something I want to use firefox on the machine remotely with: firefox -no-remote When I try it I get back Gtk-Message: Failed to load module ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...
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How to remove desktop environments?

I installed few environments that I wanted to try out on Ubuntu 12.04, but none of them worked at all. It could be that I installed them all at the same time, meaning the OS didn't get a chance to ...
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How to add Unity option to Kubuntu login screen?

I have installed Kubuntu on a machine, and decided to install a few desktops so I can change depending on my mood. However, when I ran sudo apt-get install unity, it installed fine, but when it ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unable to resize mouse pointer

I come to you for a help figuring out hot to resize a mouse pointer on the OS for a disabled family member who is unable to see very well. The OS: 64-but Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop It's a default ...
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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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What desktop environments can be safely installed without effecting Unity

I have recently safely upgraded to Ubuntu Unity 16.04 LTS. I was thinking to install KDE and Cinnamon just for learning and fun. is it safe to install them and later on, can i delete them if i do not ...
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Installing Chrome OS Desktop Environment on my 32bit computer

This question says that it's possible to install Chrome OS as a desktop environment to Ubuntu but it's only available for 64bit PCs. Would it work on my 32bit PC? I just want to try it. It doesn't ...
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What is KDE, GTK, GTK+, QT, and/or GNOME?

I'm new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general). Sometimes when looking at programs in the Ubuntu Software Center, I see things about the programs being 'for the GTK+ environment', or 'for GNOME', or a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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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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Can I install the all the software included with Ubuntu Studio on Kubuntu without losing the KDE environment?

I am planning on installing Ubuntu on my new laptop, but I prefer the KDE Plasma 5 DE and I am likely going to use a lot of creation software like that which is included in Ubuntu Studio. I don't know ...
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How to correctly install various desktop environments on Ubuntu?

I am currently running a regular vanilla Ubuntu installation with mostly standard settings (except for power management preferences and similar customisations). I know that different desktop ...
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Is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? [duplicate]

Right now I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity 7.4.0. I am thinking is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? In one workspace-01 I want all my graphic software icons. Like gimp, ...
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Is there any way to install latest LXqt 0.10 on ubuntu 14.04?

I heard it is the most lightweight DE ever made. For my Pentium 3 desktop, I guess this well designed new LXQT would be just perfect! Can anyone help?
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Why don't I get Unity as an option when logging in?

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04. I ran sudo apt-get install unity. It ran successfully. But when I log out, I don't get the option to log in again with Unity. This is what I see: I have tried rebooting. Did ...
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What is the most stable 16.04 desktop environment? [closed]

TL;DR I want to switch from KDE (plasma 5) to a more stable DE, whether it be LXDE, XFCE, Unity, Cinnamon (on Mint), or MATE (on Ubuntu LTS, if it is stable now). Those who have tried or have ...
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How can I remove Gnome Desktop Environment without messing Unity DE? (Ubuntu 16.04)

I need to get rid of the GNOME Desktop Environment which has been installed by default when I updated my pc from 15.10 to 16.04. After a while, I found myself not only with GNOME DE, but also with ...
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Ubuntu Boot to Application - have to log out and back in

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 on an Intel Atom 3815 processor (soon to change to a different processor) with a DisplayLink USB touch screen display. I have developed an application, and would like to boot ...
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No puedo mover/desplazar lanzaderas creadas por mí sobre el escritorio en Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hola a todos y gracias por adelantado.A ver si alguien puede ayudar a este pobre ignorante. El problema en cuestión surge en un ordenador con sistema operativo Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (actualizado) con las ...
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Can a non root user split monitor using Fake Xinerama or FakeXRandR?

As a non root user on a linux box (kubuntu, local, no remote connections) - can I split a single monitor into several areas (2x2 grid would be fine) and run maximized/fullscreened apps in those areas? ...
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Ubuntu OS Query for old OS

I have an old desktop with 2GB of RAM and an Intel Pentium 32-bit CPU. Which version of Ubuntu should I use?
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Enable/Disable Ubuntu Desktop environment on ubuntu-12.04.1-server-i386

I have installed ubuntu-12.04.1-server-i386 and on top of that i have installed Ubuntu desktop environment so that i can maintain server easily. Hear I totally understand that installing Desktop ...
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How to install Deepin Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I want to install Deepin Desktop Environment on my Ubuntu Xenial. Can anyone provide a step by step walkthrough on what repositories to add and how to install? I couldn't find any comprehensive ...
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Why is there no desktop after upgrading to 16.04?

So i re-installed 16.04 on my computer using boot from usb. The installation went smooth and i can log into my user, but no desktop or icons appear. It's like the login screen, but without anything ...
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why unity 8 not any work, Is it illusion?

I was install unity8-desktop-session-mir. On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and my pc is not touch but my problems: for start unity I have to wait about 2 min. and after start I have one window only on desktop. ...
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Is there a desktop environment for Ubuntu by which you can setup different custom DPI setting for different monitors in multi monitor setup?

I do not mean scaling that you can do by xrandr, but proper scaling of user interface elements using the natural resolution of each monitor, when using extended desktop.
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How to use xrdp with Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I'd like to remotely connect to an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system over xrdp using the Unity desktop environment. I have a 14.04 LTS system that I configured to use Xfce for xrdp connections, but I prefer ...
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Are window themes on a Gnome, Unity, and XFCE desktop environment interchangeable?

In other words, if I created a window theme for XFCE, would that at the same time be usable by a Unity Desktop Environment?
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Problem with desktop manager after updating to 16.04

I just update my Ubuntu to 16.04. After restarting, I found that my desktop manager is not started. It just give command line interface. After I try to input kdestart (I have Kubuntu from previous ...
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Which Desktop Environments have a Window Overview feature like Mac OS's Expose?

I know that Unity (Super+W) and Gnome (Super) do have this feature. Are there any other DEs with a similiar feature? Or is there a software wich brings it to all DEs?
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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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Set application that displays desktop

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 15.10 by default it comes with caja file manager. I've installed pcmanfm and removed caja from the system. Now the files on desktop are not shown, but they are present in ...
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Why is there a spacing between launcher and the window?

Can someone explain why there's a 1px spacing between the launcher menu and the window?? This is an issue I've noticed when I install the Ubuntu desktop environment on a Xubuntu installation. I've ...
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How to perform unattended installations of Ubuntu Desktop?

I know that there is a lot of information about headless and unattended installation of Ubuntu servers. But I need to install the desktop version of Trusty on a lot of machines and I would like to ...
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I seem to have two desktops running concurrently as well as over the top of each other

hope to god someone has seen this and knows wtf is going on :) I hardly ever log directly into the machine and will generally just use X2GO to connect to it remotely. I have not requested to install ...
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Is it possible to “semi-maximize left or right” in LXDE in any way?

I mean like in Unity when you drag a window and stick it to the "right", it first shows a shadow covering the right half of the desktop and then the window would cover that half on mouse release. Is ...
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Cinnamon Menu Not Working

I don't use cinnamon ,My mom uses it ,cause it's easy to navigate (In her opinion) using the windows like start menu, but i recently noticed the menu is not working, nothing works in the menu it ...
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Ubuntu: Xfce or Lxde? [duplicate]

Which one is the faster and will I get all the features of Ubuntu on them? I've done a little homework too on it, I think xfce will be the better option. My pc specs aren't good enough to handle ...
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Is there a more touch friendly desktop environment?

I have an acer aspire r7 , its a convertible laptop/tablet. I am interested in running a UI which is more like ubuntu touch. I installed the 13.10 thinking it was going to be more touch friendly, but ...
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DESKTOP COLOR FIX when yellow

how to fix colors on desktop? Monitor buttons didn't affect it. And looks all yellow, no white colors anymore.
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How do I block & unblock websites in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop edition. In that, I need to block the sites like torrents and Facebook, YouTube etc. Can you please help me to block and unblock the sites. If it is possible to do ...
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How to run a custom set of programs in a specific workspace?

I use several workspaces in order to have different context for different works. Therefore, I run the same set of applications in the same workspace repeatedly. And also I run the same application in ...