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Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 print as pdf does not work

the function "print to file" doesn't have any output. I want to print for example a web page just as pdf. when the print dialogue is open, i select "print to file". a progress bar is displayed and ...
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Ubuntu corrupting all my files for use on other machines

I have recently made the switch to Ubuntu from Windows, but am encountering a bizarre problem. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 x64 (dual booted with Windows 7) on my machine, but every file I use with it ...
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Integration of a tag based file system approach in Gnome and Nautilus

I am using Gnome 3.8 and Nautilus and I am quite satisfied in principle. Yet I dislike the traditional hierarchical file system approach using paths. It may be me but I often cannot find the files I ...
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How can I add an application to the list of Open With applications?

I installed Komodo Edit from a download (wasn't available in Software Center.) I want to be able to open .php files in Komodo, but when I right-click and choose Open With Other Application, Komodo ...
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Is there any setup option to use binary prefixes [closed]

It would be better to see file sizes in binary units (i.e.: MiB) for my job everywhere in Ubuntu (at least Gnome would be perfect.) So my question: Is there any global setup option to use binary ...
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What's the easiest way to mount Windows share as a local folder in home directory?

Via Gnome Nautilus I can easily mount Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server. However, these "mounts" are kinda of fake. Many applications I run do not recognize that Gnome has mounted these server ...
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file:// protocol connected with wrong program

I have the problem that when I open some programs/documents in Gnome, the wrong application is launched to open these. I think I already narrowed the problem, that everything that is called with ...
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1answer
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Why can't files be renamed by using F2 on the open files dialog screen?

Why is it not possible to edit file names in the open file window dialogues? For instance, by pressing F2 (as per example on LibreOffice open document window dialogue). This is very useful and ...
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Add entries to Nautilus' right-click menu (copy, move to arbitrary directories) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add options to “Move to” (when you right click on a file) Assume I want to copy a file from /home/foo/bar/baz to /opt/quuz/dir1/option3. When I try it with ...
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How can I tell GNOME to execute a custom command, CLI-style?

Whenever you want to open a file with a program that's not in the right-click shortlist, you click 'use a custom command.' However, the way that's worded led me to believe that it may be possible to ...
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What is the relationship between .gconf, .gnome2, .cache, .local, and other dot-file hierarchies in my home directory?

According to this answer, .local .cache and .config are, by convention, configuration storage locations adopted by Gnome and Ubuntu. Are .gnome .gnome2 and .gconf therefore legacy configuration ...