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Permanent custom keyboard shortcuts for Evince (Document Viewer)

I am using the Ubuntu document viever Evince. Lately, I found out how to add custom keyboard shortcuts for the program. I was searching for a way to add a shortcut e.g. for View / Best fit (also ...
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How to install Gnome3 on Lubuntu 10.10

I am running Lubuntu, which uses LXDE (based on Openbox) instead of Gnome and I want to install Gnome3 on it. I have tested the following PPA, but it doesn't work: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Toshiba Satellite A105 boots 10.10 from live CD and works fine. (everything works) when I install it I can't get past login

When booting Ubuntu 10.10 from the live CD everything works Great. Toshiba Satellite A105-S2071 Video card - ATI Xpress 200M When I run the 10.10 installation routine it installs without errors. ...
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When Theme install I get an error:This script can not be ran with Administrative Privileges

Dialog msg-->then try again.You may need to reboot.installation will now abort... This script can not be ran with Administrative Privileges. The script elevates on its own. Please run the script with ...
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Thunderbird 8 with new mail notification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I hide Thunderbird from the launcher while running? I use ubuntu 10.10 with thunderbird 8. I tried couple of add-ons for email notification but none of them ...
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1answer
419 views

How can I invert my display colours under Kubuntu?

I installed the KDE graphical interface to run alongside GNOME for my 10.10 installation. For the most part, it seems to work well, and the extra eye candy is appealing. However, there is one thing ...
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“Sticky key”-like bug, KeyPress/Release events repeat indefinitely [closed]

I have had this bug for a long a time and have been unable to research a solution. If not a solution, some ideas of what other methods I could take to determine the exact cause would be helpful. ...
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gnome-system-monitor doesn't start any more [closed]

Recenly I noticed that system monitor can't start anymore, removing it with conf and installing it again didn't help, after running debug I get this: ** (gnome-system-monitor:9233): DEBUG: [1,117 ...
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1answer
318 views

Countdown applet, capable of counting down long periods of time?

I want to add an applet to my panel, which would count down time for one event in the near future - ~12 days from today. Standard timer-applet does not work - it is not possible to set timer to more ...
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511 views

How to install the newest GNOME 2 global menu?

I'd like to install the newest version of GNOME 2 global menu that is used in Natty. But the only thing I could find was version 0.7.10 : http://code.google.com/p/gnome2-globalmenu/downloads/list But ...
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1answer
285 views

Closing gnome-shell leaves ubuntu without a shell

My box is running Ubuntu 10.10. I installed GNOME Shell to experience Gnome 3 from the Ailurus Package Manager. It installed fine. I ran the shell by typing the following in the terminal gnome-shell ...
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Why is my theme switching to the classic and back again? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Desktop forgets theme? Okay so my Ubuntu 10.10 32-bit desktop (moments after logging in) will revert back to the "classic" gray gnome theme. This is an easy but annoying ...
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148 views

How to hide Google Desktop icon on Gnome?

It is near the upper left corner. I don't need the icon there. How to hide it?
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No keyboard layout indicator (text) in the notification area

This question seems to have a long history, but I was somehow unable to find a straightforward answer to it. I am using Ubuntu 10.10 with two or three keyboard layouts (US, RU, DE). When I first added ...
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1answer
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Update Manager Error: Failed to fetch [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix a 404 Error using a PPA? W:Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-desktop/gnome3-builds/ubuntu/dists/maverick/main/source/Sources.gz 404 Not ...
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580 views

Bring up restart / shut-down dialog box using the keyboard

Which keyboard short cut is there to bring up the restart / shut-down dialog?
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3answers
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Colour font installation (emoji) in Maverick Meerkat

I've tried to install this Apple Emoji TTF font but even the Font Viewer doesn't render them correctly. Does anyone have an idea about whether this kind of font is supported in 10.10/Gnome 2.32 ?
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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them ...
3
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1answer
356 views

How do I hibernate with s2disk from the menu?

I can hibernate my system with command "sudo s2disk". Now I'd like to call this from gnome menu with clicking on "Hibernate". what I need to do?
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1answer
897 views

Does GNOME Tweak Tool work with GNOME Shell built from GIT?

I'd like to try GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 10.10 again, after having discarded it due to the waste of space the non-configurable fonts were causing (I'm using a netbook). I read about GNOME Tweak Tool so I ...
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2answers
524 views

Can I alt-tab while dragging a chrome tab?

I'm a newb ubuntu user, coming from Windows. On Windows, I could pick up one chrome tab, alt-tab to find another chrome window, and place it there. I find that this doesn't work on ubuntu/gnome. Can ...
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3answers
99 views

Is there a way to set a password to access the computer?

Not the login keyring thing that pops up, but some people are being nosy and using my computer and I'd like to set a password before Ubuntu desktop even loads so people can't access my computer. Is ...
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How do I get the Ubuntu loginscreen etc back after installing Xubutu-Desktop?

I wanted to test out XFCE, so I installed Xubuntu-Desktop, but unfortunately, it's changed my logonscreen, and all those other types of pre/post session screens. How do I return them to the Gnome ...
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1answer
466 views

Broken keyboard shortcuts

When I freshly installed maverick on my new notebook, I set up my keyboard shortcuts like this: Switch to WS 1 = Mod4+1, Move Window to WS 1 = Mod4+Shift+1, Switch to WS 2 = Mod4+2 and so on (Mod4 ...
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GNOME 3 from the software center is slow and buggy

When I install gnome 3 from ubuntu software centre, I feel it is too slow and the windows decorations are not clear. Can someone help me?
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Desktop wallpaper won't display images, only colours and gradients

On my ubuntu 10.10 laptop, I've recently noticed (I'm a busy guy and don't focus on my minimalist wallpaper) that my wallpaper has disappeared and been replaced with a coloured background - annoyingly ...
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1answer
351 views

Problem with tint2 transparency

I'm trying tint2 whilst using a Gnome desktop. The transparency doesn't seem to work properly, as instead of displaying the active window underneath the panel, it displays the underlying desktop ...
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1answer
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custom icon in “Places” menu

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu, but I know the basics. I read the "How do I change the folder icons in the “Places” menu?" but it didn't help, did the option #2 since I want to specify it for a single ...
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1answer
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How to make gvfs-smb always use UTF8

The problem is that if I make an entry in /etc/fstab to mount a samba share I can give the option iocharset=utf8 and this then mounts the share correctly and in the right encoding with special ...
4
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1answer
660 views

Is there a way to launch Unity Dash outside of Unity?

I've installed Unity 2d, and therefore I'm able to use the Launcher and Panel in standard Gnome Panel desktop. I would like to know whether there is a way to launch the Dash only, and if so, if it is ...
3
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1answer
436 views

How do I disable desktop icons?

I don't like icons on my desktop. On Windows I simply click right on the desktop and uncheck "Show Desktop Icons" or so. Couldn't find any similar option in Ubuntu 10.10.
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Change color of window buttons

Is it possible to change the window button color of the close, minimise and maximise buttons of the Ambience theme from orange to an user defined color? I tried to find anything relavant in the gtkrc, ...
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1answer
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Exclude folders from being scanned by shotwell

I have a phone (an HTC Hero) and when I plug it into my computer, Shotwell shows me my photos and some other files that are on some applications folders that I don't want to import. Everytime I ...
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Having two windows next to each other on gnome, similar to the win-left/right shortcut on Win7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys? I would like to have two windows next to each other. For those of you who used Windows 7 you probably ...
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2answers
524 views

Why doesn't GNOME respect OnlyShowIn=KDE; in .desktop files?

I have both KDE and GNOME desktop environments installed on Ubuntu 10.10. When I add the entry OnlyShowIn=GNOME; in a .desktop file, the application doesn't appear in the KDE menu. However, when I ...
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1answer
144 views

How do you fix a broken/missing icon (in this case, typing break icon)?

It used to work fine in another install of Maverick, I don't know why it's broken now.
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1answer
782 views

Why are window borders so hard to click in Ambiance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I increase resize Margin on windows? In Lucid, I never had this problem. However, with Maverick Ambiance I've noticed that the window borders are extremely hard ...
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448 views

show underlined menu items by default

in the previous releases of ubuntu menu items were underlined by default so i didnt have to press Alt to show them. however in maverick one has to press Alt to view them. how can i set ubuntu to show ...
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1answer
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Gnome doesn't start after libdbus update

Yesterday I updated dbus library via apt-get. This morning I switched on my laptop and found out that Gnome doesn't start properly (it tries to display error dialog, doesn't show any panels). XServer ...
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Remove windows borders (like in lxde)

I have a small screen (1280x800) and don't like to waste space. Is there a way to remove a title bar and the frames of the windows themselves? The buttons on the title bare are easily replaced by ...
3
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How can I pin osd-lyrics to the Desktop? [closed]

I have certain applications pinned to my desktop. such as Rainlendar (1), which offers this option in the settings window conky (2), with "own_window_type normal" in my ~/.conkyrc Rhythmbox's ...
3
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1answer
133 views

Can i Install new emoticons on Ubuntu as in Kubuntu?

Is it possible? or it's just a KDE specific feature?
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2answers
547 views

How to change the position of the volume up/down/mute notification popup?

Well i really don't know how is it called but i'd like to know if i can change the position where it shows (top right corner), since i no longer have GNOME panels anywhere i don`t like that popup ...
3
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1answer
717 views

Can't drag/drop applications to a different desktop

This has been bugging me for a while, and I can't find any preference settings that are affecting it, but: On one install of Ubuntu/Gnome I've been able to drag applications in the bottom panel ...
3
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1answer
318 views

ALT + F2 not behaving correctly

Recently my Alt + F2 keyboard shortcut switches my Linux machine to a virtual terminal rather than displaying the run window. I haven't made any specific keyboard changes that could of caused this ...
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2answers
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Window preview is not working in DockbarX

I have installed dockbarx using an article at omgubuntu. http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/12/new-look-dockbarx-hits-ppa/. The problem is that the window preview feature is not working. UPDATE: While ...
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How do I hide CIFS volumes in the Places menu?

I originally started an Ubuntu forums post about this but I never received any responses. Anyways, I've got my Documents, Music, Pictures, and Videos folders pointing to Samba shares on my server via ...
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2answers
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White screen with pointer after removing Unity

I have the same problem . I am a newbie. I added the repository with sudo add apt-get-repository ppa:canonical-dx-team/une then i went to ubuntu software center and installed "unity interface ...
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3answers
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Where can I find the most recent snapshot of gnome-shell?

I would love to try out the latest gnome-shell from git but it is having difficulty compiling on my machine. Not to mention, it's an extremely time-consuming process with terse error messages, so it's ...
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1answer
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When will Gnome 2.32.1 be available?

When will gnome 2.32.1 packages be released on maverick?