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Desktop files moved to secondary monitor

when I hook up a secondary monitor (to give a presentation or something) all my desktop files are placed on the secondary monitor. I want them to remain on my laptop desktop, which is emptied when I ...
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“user.mime_type” in desktop environment

Context Guidelines for extended attributes (FreeDesktop) says: user.mime_type: Sets the MIME type of a file explicitly. This attribute is documented by the "Shared MIME-info Database ...
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How to install different desktop managers on different tty

How do I install different desktop managers like Unity, KDE, XFCE etc in different ttys so that I could toggle them using CtrlAlt+F N, where N is 4,5,6 etc. In this answer I got the hint of such ...
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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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problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always uses kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to swith to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access to "settings ...
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How to avoid in the task bar other Workspace application icons?

What I want is that when I go to ones of my Workspaces, in the task bar where all current running app is showed, just appear app in the current Workspace. How can I do that?
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How to run two DE's on one partition

How to segregate 2 desktop editions (kde/gnome) installed on one partition using kdm/gdm to start, doesn't matter which. But not share the apps, bins or libs. I don't want the mish-mush of Gnome and ...
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Unable to change desktop environment in 12.10

I upgraded to 12.10 some days ago and now I'm unable to change between the environments. I currently have GNOME 3 (with extensions), KDE and, of course, Unity installed. The computer is a Lenovo G550. ...
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How to edit nautilus side menu transparency and font color?

I've been trying to customize my Ubuntu 12.04 Unity desktop. I am describing what I've done until now to make it easier to understand what is my practical question. Please don't refer to it as too ...
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Sluggish switching of desktop environments in Ubuntu 12.04

Whenever I switch from Unity to Gnome Shell or Classic Gnome, it sometimes takes what seems to be an awful long time to get to the new desktop. If I remember correctly, one time it took over 2 mins. ...
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Xfce top panel indicator problem

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04, 64 bit The output of xfce4-about is xfce4-about-Message: No vendor information found in "/usr/share/xfce4/vendorinfo However I believe I'm using 4.12 but... ...
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Firefox shows no text after installing cinnamon

I replaced my desktop environment with cinnamon. It is great except that the auto complete box in chrome and Firefox appear with no text at all:
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how to put system tools into gnome3 panel

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I cannot find the solution. I started using Gnome3, and everything is great. But, system tools has been put in Applications. I want System to be a top level ...
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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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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 ...
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how to recover a normal desktop in linux

I have a ubuntu 13.10. It worked normally until I somehow mistakenly turn it into terminal mode. I was trying to install some nox to my virtual box, and I downloaded a vm image package and imported ...
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Is there a hotkey that will force the autohide slider to appear?

Auto hide slider does not stay pinned to the colored slider bar on large archives. I would like to locate the autohide slider with a hotkey and avoid trying to locate the slider by moving the mouse ...
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Frequently slow interface on Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, .

About my system : Dual boot Window7/Ubuntu 12.10 RAM : 1 GB CPU : Intel® Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz × 2 OS type: 32 bit Disk : 50 GB Driver : VESA: Intel(r)915G/915GV/910GL Graphics Experience : ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 no menu bar

I have lenovo thinkpad T520. Just updated to 13.04. I can see desktop icons, but no menu. I can start terminal, but I cannot close windows, move them or resize them. Also, Alt+Tab does not work. I ...
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Ubuntu server 12.04 problem - switch to desktop or upgrade to 13.10?

We are running Ubuntu server 12.04, and we've also installed of the all the required packages (ubuntu-desktop etc.) to enable users to use a desktop when connecting to our server. We've encountered ...
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Removing remains of lubuntu-desktop also removed kubuntu-desktop

I've converted Lubuntu to Kubuntu by installing kubuntu-desktop. After do-release-upgrade I removed the remains of Lubuntu using the following command: sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove abiword ...
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Kubuntu Widgets in Ubuntu

I'm using Kubuntu, but by default my laptop has Ubuntu 13.10 on it. I'm wondering if I can get the same desktop widgets I have on the KUbuntu Environment on Ubuntu desktop? Everything on it I ...
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Desktop Enviroments: Lock screen widgets availability

I use two awesome de for me (MATE and Cinnamon). Also I like KDE but not too much. But this question about not desktops but lock screens. Can anybody answer, is it possible to add widgets (like ...
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Problem with Nautilus in xfce (Xubuntu 13.04)

I have installed Nautilus in Xubuntu, the file manager works great, but the desktop manager doesn't starts ("nautilus -n") even if i have closed the process xfdesktop in the session, anyone know how ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 : Logout button has gone missing

Somehow my logout/poweroff button has gone missing from the desktop, how do I restore it? Also I used to be able to select the WM to use before logging in (e.g. Unity, Gnome etc), but I don't get ...
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Tk/Tcl error on Ubuntu 12.04

I have installed tk/tcl on ubuntu 12.04 sudo apt-get install tk tcl When I executed wish I had a problem that all my window applications: terminal, file manager, firefox, ... can't drag & icons: ...
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Replace XFCE4 with Cinnamon without Log-In Screen

I have a Google I/O Chrome Pixel that I've been playing around with Crouton. This is my frist real shot at Ubuntu and have made the upgrade from 12.04 -> 13.04. Using chroot I can run both Chrome OS ...
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No Desktop - 13.04

Before I start. I am kind of new to Ubuntu. I upgrade to 13.04 and it seemed to go well. But when I logged in I got no launcher or anything. I can right click to bring up a menu and use the shortcut ...
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Screen doesn't dim down to save power on Ubuntu 13.04

While idling my screen does not dim down to save power on my ThinkPad T430. I use acpi_osi='!Windows 2012' to fix dimming for function keys. On some days while the beta dimming to save power ...
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A simple 4 desktop KDE

I just installed KDE, it has a LOT of options. What I want is 4 simple desktops that I can switch between. Each desktop should have it's own icons to run particular applications and programs, such ...
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How to analyze why “Try Ubuntu” does not launch?

I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop for i386 since I like to run it on an older computer which does not support 64bit. I successfully following this tutorial on how to create a bootable ...
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12.04.1 Server verses 12.04.1 Desktop - Wifi issue

I spent a couple of days trying to figure out why I could not connect to my wifi connection running 12.04.1 Server but installing 12.04.1 Desktop connects just fine, what am I missing here? It's the ...
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Compiz desktop cube not working properly

On Ubuntu 12.10, I downloaded ccsm and enabled all the plugins required for desktop cube, like I usually did in 10.10. But it's appearing as it should be. I have attached a screenshot for your ...
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Emacs blinking when switching desktop on Ubuntu

I am using emacs with Ubuntu (12.04 LTS). I used the following command to put it on fullscreen (defun toggle-fullscreen (&optional f) (interactive) (let ((current-value ...
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Use a different .desktop file for different window managers

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 (Desktop) and I primarily use 2 window managers currently (xmonad and the standard unity). In xmonad I need to launch nautilus with the --no-desktop option, but when I am using ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.10, it works fine until I log out and log back in, then none of the programs load and I have a blank desktop

I'm new to these forums and pretty new to Ubuntu, but I've been trying to learn and I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my XPS17 as a dual-boot with windows 7. I had some problems during installation but ...
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displaying gnome classic instead gnome 3 with fglrx driver

I installed ubuntu 12.04. I have 1GB AMD graphics card. my gnome was working fine until I installed fglrx driver. After that whenever I try to go in gnome 3 it ends up with classic display. What ...
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Unable to Login to ubuntu after installation of Gnome desktop

After installation of gnome desktop on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS, i'm unable to log in to my administrator account. Please note that using guest account I've removed gnome desktop and killed gnome session ...
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Favorite desktop environment to use with NoMachine NX server?

What's everyone's favorite desktop environment to use with NX? It's a known bug that Unity won't work with Ubuntu 12.10 and there's no more ubuntu-2d. gnome-classic and gnome-session-fallback crash ...
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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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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 ...
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PHP app in OpenStack

I have installed OpenStack using DevStack. I have PHP5, Apache2 and mySQL installed too obviously. I want to know that how can I run a simple PHP page using OpenStack because all I see tutorials on ...
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Is my Wacom tablet support determined by the desktop environment?

I am considering returning to Ubuntu after having been using Linux Mint for the last little while. The reason I switched from Ubuntu to Mint was because I preferred the MATE interface. However, I ...
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Issues with Unity and Gnome

Usually my computer loaded the desktop on ubuntu, however starting today, I can not load the desktop. The only interface I can get, is if I click the power button (physical) it takes me to the ...
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Xubuntu 12.4 does not save any desktop settings

This is getting annoying that my XFCE desktop on a Xubuntu 12.4 fresh installation does not store any of my desktop modification to its settings , for example I've added Keyboard Layout widget to the ...
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Desktop Not Loading after changes in grub

I wanted to load my laptop to CLI by default. I made a change in /etc/default/grub file and added "text" to one of the grub lines as instructed by the online article and did sudo update-grub. It ...
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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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Unable to switch desktop environments in 13.10

I have Unity, KDE (Kubuntu), and Gnome installed in 13.10. All three show up in the drop down when I go to switch users/login; KDE Plasma Workspace is the default option. I've tried lightdm, gdm, and ...
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Icon only taskbar applet in cinnamon

I have installed the cinnamon applet Icon Only Taskbar in my Ubuntu to make the taskbar feature like that of Windows 7. But there is a number displayed above the taskbar icons to indicate the number ...
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No menubar or launcher activity

I have Dell XPS L502X with grphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M. I installed CUDA 5.5 in Ubuntu 12.10 which contains NVIDIA Graphics driver. After installing the desktop is like this. I tried ccsm and ...