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Firefox: change default application

Me default djvu viewer is okular: xdg-mime: $ xdg-mime query default image/vnd.djvu okular.desktop in $HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list: [Added Associations] ...
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gnome-panel broken with xmonad session in 14.04

In 14.04, I've installed both gnome-session-flashback and xmonad. When logging in using lightdm and the XMonad+Gnome session, the gnome-panel is broken, with half the indicators missing. When ...
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How can I install TakeOff launcher on Ubuntu Gnome

Recently I've installed Phaneton Dock on my Ubuntu Gnome and now I want to install TakeOff launcher to make it look like OS X. Thanks For Help!!!.
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How to disable F1 for Help in GNOME?

I often accidentally press F1 when in GNOME which opens Help Center. Quite irritating. I tried disabling it in key bindings but search through all the places they are stored in GNOME according to ...
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How can I use Metacity and its themes with Unity?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming Now Trusty don't support Metacity themes. So... Is there a another way to enable Metacity in Unity? For example, gnome-session-flashback can return ...
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broken gnome-keyring file and google-chrome hangs

After few weeks of uptime yesterday i rebooted my laptop. After that - i discovered that there is no password in gnome-keyring. gnome-keyring segfault and didn't work. I restored ...
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How do I get Mint Menu in my Gnome Flashback panel in Ubuntu 14.04?

I installed the Mint Menu package following these instructions. It seems to have installed okay, but when I right click on the Gnome Panel and select "Add to Panel", I see no option in the list of ...
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Upgrade aborted mid-process and I've lost gnome-control-center

I upgraded my Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 installation today by using: do-release-upgrade in the terminal. When I came back it was on a tty (at least I think it was a tty)! Then as I couldn't go back to the ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 shows 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and when I open "Details" it shows 13.10. In "Software & Updates" it shows 14.04 and all the repos are "trusty". I installed 14.04 when it just became a beta if ...
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13.04 Gnome layout

My panel doesn't look like the one of other folks, for example the help and other images I've seen. I also don't see things like System settings, rather I see System tools. So several suggestions for ...
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How to upgrade from Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 beta 2 to 14.04 LTS final release?

Currently I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 beta2 release. But in details it shows as Ubuntu 13.10. Please let me know how can I upgrade it 10 14.04 LTS final release(released 17th April). I tried in ...
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Reverse Damage Caused by Gnome-Shell to Unity

OK, so I installed gnome-shell for some unfathomable reason and it essentially broke a bunch of stuff in the unity desktop. I've tried reinstalling ubuntu-desktop by doing sudo apt-get install ...
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Can't find packages, Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to install wine 1.6 but the Terminal keeps saying it can't find the packages. And when I tried to add it to the repository it says i'm not using the correct PPA name. sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 beta2 and Gnome Shell 3.12 [on hold]

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 beta2 with Gnome Shell 3.12. Everything works accept for the System Settings button in the drop down center. Is this a known bug or is there something I can do to ...
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Connecting through Quartz to Ubuntu does not show desktop only menubar

Hi I am a newbie to ubuntu. Installed 12.04 LTS on an Intel NUC and everything is running fine. Can ssh in from my macbook. However I also would like to remotely run the desktop so I installed ...
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Is it possible to maximize windows vertically in Gnome 3 by click on the top border?

I would like to maximize windows vertically by clicking on the horizontal boarder like in Windows. Is there a way to get this behavior in Gnome Shell? Thanks in Advance
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GNOME with Xmonad - Ubuntu 13.10

Does Xmonad work with the gnome-panel in Ubuntu 13.10? I tried installing it but the gnome-panel appears to not be working correctly - it freezes, disappears, etc. Has anyone got it working yet?
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Installing Gnome on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

How do I install the gnome desktop on Ubuntu (in my case Kubuntu) 13.10? (I can find the information, just not on AskUbuntu. So I figured the question should be presented)
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Keyboard Map is Changed Randomly

I'm using xmodmap to bind a key to the numbersign # like so: xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = numbersign asciitilde". This works fine but the changes are regularly reverted by some background process, ...
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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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Menu options disabled in most application in Ubuntu 13.10

The menu options such as File/Edit etc. are disabled for most of my applications such as Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and many more. I am unable to get my work done because of this. I am running ...
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Task Bar at the top missing Applications, Places and System menu

I was trying to install VLC using System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager when I realised that I don't have Applications, Places and System menu items at the top left side of task bar. I ...
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Settings pages doesn't display properly after dist-upgrade

I added the main Gnome PPA to get latest "Nautilus" version. Because Ubuntu repository has old one. After dist-upgrade mouse cursor disappeared I already fix it. Also settings page do not display ...
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Internet and sound issues

Ubuntu has stopped connecting to the Internet. It started after I uninstalled pulse audio, does that affect it? It connects to the network, but you can't do anything like update packages or browse the ...
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How can I make Ubuntu (preferably gnome desktop) be 3d?

By 3D I mean anaglyph 3d with 3d glasses like the red and blue ones. I've seen some ways to do this but they are at least two years old. I'm using ubuntu gnome 13.10. I'm using nvidia 330m, but by all ...
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Hot bar inaccessible, no alt-tab, no program menu and other UI problems suddenly occuring

I turned on my machine here today and multiple elements of the ubuntu UI had stopped working. The hot bar, with applications like terminal, system preferences etc. which normally pops forward when I ...
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Ubuntu Gnome problems [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu gnome on a new computer I built and it's very glitchy. What's wrong with it? Was it wrong to install it without the original Ubuntu on it?
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I cannot log in to my computer from GNOME login session, but can from tty

Help! Something really terrible just happened a few hours ago... First, I entered my password as the picture below , after pressing ENTER, it would show some information in terminal , and then ...
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Gnome version 3.12 [closed]

I upgraded Ubuntu to 14.04 and I love the gnome shell. I was installing gnome for it and double checked my version, I guess I have 3.12 and I thought I was downloading 3.10 to be safe. XD So here's ...
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Ubuntu Settings won't open with Gnome 3 desktop installed

So I am running Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit, and have been using the Gnome 3 desktop since the day I installed 13.10. However, just recently the settings app has stopped working. When I try to open it through ...
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How to enable lock screen button in Unity after installing xscreensaver?

I need this because I replaced gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver, so the lock screen button does not work. The alias path - may be the XY problem AFAIK alias is usually used to make 'shortcut' for ...
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Changing from Standard Ubuntu13.10 to Ubuntu Gnome 13.10?

On my desktop computer I run Ubuntu 13.10 with gnome-shell and gnome classic desktop as installed "out of the box" via Synaptic. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 on my laptop and it looks and ...
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Why can't I see the contents of “trash:///” over VNC?

I've got a box running Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop and I've set up VNC on there with the following in my xstartup file: #!/bin/sh unset SESSION_MANAGER gnome-session –session=gnome-classic & ...
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What are the issues of having KDE libs with Gnome and vica versa

I'm a KDE user with one or two of Gnome applications, notably Tomboy Notes. So far I've not experienced any actual issues that I could pin point to being caused by having Gnome libs on my KDE based ...
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metacity theme ignored, windows get default decoration

While editing the metacity-1 xml for my chosen theme, I added something invalid by mistake. The next time I booted up the decorations on all windows had reverted to some kind of default style. Even ...
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Nautilus takes so long to open when I have a network folder mounted

Im using Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and nautilus takes a long to open when I have my NAS folders mounted on fstab. When I open Nautilus as root, its open quickly. What I have to do
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How change gnome langauge? [duplicate]

I try to find a solution on Google without find nothing usefull. I installed the last UbuntuGNOME 14.04 but under System Settings -> Region & Language -> Language there are no "+" button to add ...
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X keeps restarting without getting to login screen

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 in my PC. Two days ago, oneconf crashed while I was working and I had to restart the computer. Since then, I haven't been able to go past the black screen to the login ...
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how can i fix "errors were encounterd while processing: mmodemanager whoopsie

I am using an Ubuntu 13.10 image on my android and I cant seem to install the Ubuntu gnome desktop. Device information: - Sony Xperia S (LT26I - Arm-V7 - Snapdragon S3 1.83ghz - Adreno 220 GPU - ...
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Ubuntu System Messed Up!

I decided to install fluxbox on my system recently, just to try it out, so I installed it and everything executed fine. I logged into the fluxbox desktop and messed around with it for a while, then ...
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Ctrl-space not working in terminal after installing Cinnamon

I recently switched my desktop environment from Gnome to Cinnamon. In my terminal, I use tmux, and have my prefix key mapped to Ctrl-space. After the upgrade, Ctrl-space stopped being captured by ...
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cannot style window list in gnome panel [closed]

I am using version 13.04 in Gnome Fallback. I would like to edit the CSS of my theme to change the style of the gnome panel window list. There are existing selectors for PanelApplet and WnckTasklist ...
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Per user dconf locks

After reading much useful information in this site I've come to understand how the dconf system works, giving priority to user settings first, then system-db if there are any. I understand that these ...
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vi/vim/view /etc/alternatives loop

I wanted to understand the difference between the executables vi and vim. which has led me to /usr/bin/, and there I've found the following symlinks: /usr/bin/vi -> /etc/alternatives/vi ...
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Nautilus thinks it is always maximized when using Ambience Theme [closed]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 I have the problem that with the Ambience Theme no title bars are shown in some applications, eg Nautilus: It is also not possible to resize the window in ...
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How to prevent gnome-mplayer from asking to resume at the latest position

gnome-mplayer asks whether to resume at the latest position if the playback has been canceled before the end of the video in a previous run of the program. How can I prevent this, i.e. start every ...
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Detect program is not responding

In Ubuntu, when a program is not responding, a gray shadow comes over it so the user notices that it is not responding. My question is how can I detect if any running program is not responding from ...
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how to go to a directory in gnome terminal which contains spaces as its name? [duplicate]

I tried to md5sum a image but the path is long and contains spaces, and there is no option in the file manager to open that path in gnome-terminal. Like right-click-> open current directory in ...
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Trying to run GNOME Shell on 14.04 [closed]

I'm having problem starting gnome-shell on Ubuntu 14.04. When I do gnome-shell --replace I get the error org.gnome.Shell already exists on bus and --replace not specified What is wrong? ...
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System performance is extremely laggy when copying and extracting files

After a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (64-bit) and the according Gnome 3 (stable) PPA my system (Samsung 900X3C) is extremely laggy, when files are copied to the external hard-drive (HDD) or ...