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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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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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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 ...
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Window list issue on 12.04 Gnome Classic in VirtualBox

I have 12.04 installed on a VirtualBox machine. I'm not huge fan of Unity, so I've opted for Gnome Classic as my desktop. One of the big advantages of classic gnome is that you can add a "Window List" ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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Mouse curser disappearing on login

So after I installed Ubuntu 13.10 over Windows 8 (which took ages due to having an AMD graphics chipset) I decided to install the GNOME shell which as to my knowledge is at 3.10. It installed fine ...
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Stop Screen Dimming After 60 Seconds (MacBook running 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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How do I assign a keyboard shortcut to a menu option in a program?

I am trying to assign a keyboard shortcut to a checkbox in a Pidgin windows. Specifically, how do I create a keyboard shortcut that will toggle the enable plugin checkbox in the Pidgin plugin window, ...
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gnome 13.10 facebook login “Your popup is too small to display this page. Please enlarge it to proceed.”

I am not able to login into Facebook in online accounts of gnome-ubuntu 13.10. Always get the message Your popup is too small to display this page. Please enlarge it to proceed. What should ...
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Conky not removing the old frame

My conky will just stack up the frames and not remove the old one's, this will cause the conky to be unreadable after a few seconds. Example: And after a few minutes: Is there a setting i'm ...
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Tmux [exited] on startup

I recently installed Tmux and became really glad for it. All of a sudden I though it would start throwing an error when I try to create a new session from within my terminal: tmux new -s my-session ...
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Can't find org.gnome.shell.recorder in gsettings

I am trying to do screen recording on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and supposedly pressing Ctrl+Alt+Shift+r will do it. In order to get audio I found on a different post that I need to run the command: ...
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Disable auto login so I can choose desktop environment

I've installed gnome-session-fallback on my ubuntu GNOME 14.04 beta, after that i logged out and logged in selecting Gnome Classic (Compiz) but some how it is screw up... and the only thing i see is ...
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Ubuntu Gnome / Nvidia - Triple Monitor possible?

Ubuntu Gnome / i5 3570k Desktop / Nvidia GTX 260 & GTX 210. 260 drives two 21.5" monitors at 1920x1080, 210 drives an old 17" monitor at 1024x768. Using default graphics it works fine without ...
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How can I force the gnome clock in the top menu bar to update?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. When I use sudo ntpdate -s time.nist.gov to update my system time, I observe that the date command returns the correct time, but the gnome clock in the top menu bar on the ...
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Cant change size of wallpaper (stock or from home/pictures) 13.10 using gnome3

Anyone got any idea why there are no options to adjust selected desktop wallpaper (ie Zoom / scale etc) in ubuntu 13.10 and gnome3 (works fine in unity but i really dont like using it). Same issue for ...
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How to fix this broken Gnome Shell ?

Any idea how I can fix this theme? The gap between the icons are bigger than usual and the dock is mis-positioned to a lower portion of the screen!
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Can not switch language with keyboard

I have added the locale language at installation. But now, When I change the language from toolbar, It still types English. System is installed freshly and has latest updates. Edit: I have removed ...
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Software & Updates cannot be launched from Gnome Control Center

I cannot launch Software & Updates from Gnome Control Center. Problem started after I updated to Saucy. However, running sudo software-properties-gtk works fine. And this is what I have in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 empty desktop after any update

I use gnome 3 with NVIDIA Driver. every time i make an update after reboot my desktop is empty. I solve the problem reinstall nvidia driver. So is very frustrating that every time need to reinstall ...
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Weird invisible boundaries on secondary monitor

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.8.4 I have strange invisible boundaries or borders that I cannot drag windows across on my secondary monitor with my dual monitor set up. Also, program menus ...
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GNOME Shell showing black on some windows

I installed GNOME 13.10.04 today and everything it's ok but there are black areas popping out inside the windows. I can't take a screenshot because it appears without those black areas in them. ...
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Will I be able to use gnome-session-fallback with 14.04? [closed]

I am a passionate hater of unity (sorry) and the first thing I did last time with 12.04 was install gnome-session-fallback to get the layout I wanted. Now I am going to get a new computer soon and ...
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How can I install Gnome 3.10 in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I don't think I am a complete n00b when it comes to Ubuntu, but I cannot figure this out for the life of me. I removed unity from my computer, I added the gnome shell and core, and a few other things, ...
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How do i install GNOME 3.12 on saucy(13.10) [duplicate]

After reading the following blog post and YouTube video: GNOME 3.12 Debuts With Polish, Improvements Galore | OMG! Ubuntu! Top 12 Features of GNOME 3.12 | OMG! Ubuntu! GNOME 3.12 Released - See ...
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Background picture not showing after editing with dconf-editor

To remove a desktop item (In the process of replacing nautilus with an older version, a "Computer" icon appeared on the desktop), I used dconf-editor to toggle the entry show-desktop-icons in ...
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Eve-Online and wine 1.7, Alt+Tab issue [Help]

I have issues with running eve on ubuntu. When I execute the following code in a terminal I get issues. wine eve.exe The launcher starts and I login. As soon as I click on play, a new wine window ...
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ubuntu 12.04 - images can not be loaded anymore

2 symptoms: most of the application icons from the gnome dock, and the background are black. in nautilus, if I browse jpeg images and try to open them, it says: "Could not load image 'zzz.jpg. ...
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How can I configure folder/file views in 12.04.4?

I would like to set up my user account folder view options to show as much information as ls -a does in a terminal window. Is this possible? And how? If not, how close can I get?
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How can I fix my desktop background setting?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed gnome3 out of curiosity a few days back, from then my desktop background just went black. It won't change no matter what I do. I removed gnome completely and ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool

I have just installed GNOME Tweak Tool by typing this command in the terminal: sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool After installing I have applied few tweaks but after rebooting my Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Automaticly starting Bash-script when opening graphical programm

I want to start a shell script automaticly when I'm starting e.g. libreOffice. The problem is, that I don't know, where I could build the trigger to start the script in. Is there a folder / file ... ...
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How to specify keyboard layout vairant in org.gnome.desktop.input-sources

I have a Thinkpad laptop with an external Apple keyboard. I like to remap the keys for the external keyboard so I have adjusted the relevant parts (the section for mac) in xkb/symbols/us and ...
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Cannot install GNOME extensions

Currently having issues installing gnome extensions via their website. Usually there is a SLIDER bar that says ON/OFF , but I am unable to see it. I am running Firefox 28.0 along with UBUNTU 12.04. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 blank after login — images/icons can't be displayed

I rebooted my 12.10 (Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-60-generic #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 03:55:18 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux) which has been running fine for many months after a Thunderbird update and ...
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Icons missing in gnome-shell, nautilus, totem

Last night when I reboot my system, I see that a lot of icons are missing. In gnome shell I don't have anymore the icon for the sound but I can still click on the space. I have the relative same ...
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File Dialog: different behaviour for browsing back and forth

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and the gnome shell. My default file manager is nemo, but nautilus is also installed. I'am wondering why there is no consistent way of browsing directories in the file dialog ...
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Wacom tablet input area doesn't match display area

After running a full-screen program with a different resolution than my display, my Samsung Slate doesn't map its pen's input correctly to the screen. This should be fixed by the map to monitor ...
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Change Datetime format

I'm using Gnome 3 / Gnome-shell, and Ubuntu 13.10. I'd like to display the timestamp (as in, the number of seconds since 1970/01/01 00:00 UTC) next to the clock in the top bar. I figured out I just ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 mouse pointer disappears

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Optiflex 9020 computer. I rapidly switched to Gnome Classic instead of Unity, and I have a problem since then. My mouse pointer disappears every time I : ...
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I get the following error glib-gio-error ** settings schema 'org.gnome.desktop.interface' is not installed

when I run the command: sudo apt-get install gsettings-desktop-schemas I get this: Reading dependency tree... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Ubuntu Wireless, Bluetooth and Mouse issues on Lenovo Flex 15

I recently installed Ubuntu with GNOME onto my Lenovo Flex 15. The install ran fine and I gave the OS 200GB and shrank my windows 8 to 250GB (It is dual booted). I restarted my computer after the ...
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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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Why does Unity not showing wallpaper after installing Gnome?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10.My system works very fine until I installed Gnome Desktop and Cinnamon.Cinnamon wasn't working then I removed it.Unity's desktop is fully black.Right now,Gnome works just fine ...