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Ubuntu 14.04 - How to Fix the Ubuntu Appearance

I have played with XFCE and KDE and after uninstalling them I was left with some problems with my default Ubuntu desktop. I have attached some photos here to show you what I mean. I would like to ...
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How to go back to unity?

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V

Is it possibly to speed up the graphics of Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V anyhow? I've already decreased the screen resolution and disabled the COMPIZ video effects, but it's still ...
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How do I install MATE (the desktop environment)?

I have seen several youtube videos that are showing MATE (The Gnome 2.x fork) installed in 11.10. How can I install it to test it out in 11.10 and above. If it helps the only sources I know of are: ...
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mouse is not responding on the desktop

I have just installed variety and some programs one ubunto 14.04 and the mouse stopped working on the background.it does not respond for right and left click .i removed variety but the problem didn't ...
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Can I uninstall Gnome?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity as DE installed on my PC. But I recently found out that Gnome DE is installed, too. I don't need Gnome, never use it, so I wannt to remove it. Can I do this without ...
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24H time format not applied on other locations

Though my time is set to 24H, the toolbar widget shows time in other locations on 12h not 24h. The discrepancy with the location configuration is pretty clear in the screenshot below: How do I fix ...
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ubuntu12.04 has 3 desktops after software update

My Ubuntu 12.04 hasn't been used since this time last year so I updated the software via "Update Manager". But after the update, Ubuntu gets 3 identical desktops after login. Whatever operation ...
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Remove Desktop Environments [duplicate]

I installed a few desktop environments in Ubuntu 14.04 and I was wanting to remove them since they got rid of the launcher bar in Unity. The workspaces I have are default (Unity), KDE Plasma ...
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Can't start desktop [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, and I saw the following error during initial startup: The disk drive for /tmp is not ready or not present. Are there any workarounds?
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I have disabled Unity plugin in “ccsm” when turning off Expo. How can i recover it?

Common left panel (launcher) is disable too. I think i should reset settings. How can i do it? PS i can start terminal.
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How to change to other desktop environment on VNC sessions?

On my system I will use VNC to login. But at this time, after connect to the pc, I get the automatic login with unity desktop. What I have to do, to have gnome desktop on VNC connection instead of ...
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Is PCBOX PCB-TW100 touchscreen compatible with Ubuntu Desktop 14.04?

The title is very clear... Here is the link http://www.garbarino.com/m/sistemas-2-en-1-pc-box-pcb-tw100-intel-celeron/4d9ad2f26d I couldn't find specific info about the screen hardware... This is ...
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How can I make Ubuntu look like Debian 6.0 “Squeeze”?

I really like the simple look of Debian's interface. What desktop environment is it? Is it easy to replicate?
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Trying to change desktop environment but stuck on log in screen.

Im currently running lubuntu and was trying to try out gnome. now im in the log in screen and changed it to gnome in the top right hand corner. I proceed to log in but the screen goes black and the ...
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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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Very strange view duplication after update

after i've installed latest updates there's a great Issue with the rendering of my GUI.All applications become unusable after startup, due to a view-duplication(even before login). I tried a lot, also ...
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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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How do I install LXDE / Lubuntu?

I want to install lubuntu on my current (pre-existing) Ubuntu Install because of it's light-weight footprint. Can I preserve currently installed apps after installation?
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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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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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Can I install Desktop-Environment from distro's iso file?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit (Default Unity D.E.).I have Xubuntu desktop (32-bit) iso file (image). so it must there Xubuntu Desktop Environment inside iso file. I don't want to install whole ...
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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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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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black outline to windows and options on right click

I am getting a bold black outline to every window i open. Also the terminal and the notification that comes is also total black! Check image below:
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Installation PROBLEM : unity Ubuntu-Desktop

Currently I am using Gnome-Shell but now I want to use unity Desktop. I tried to install ubuntu-desktop by following command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Its showing following error The ...
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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

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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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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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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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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Launch Steam games without a X Desktop running

I'm using the first, accepted answer to this question to have Steam as an Environment on Login. Steam itself works fine, but when I attempt to start a game, the screen turns black and I have to ...