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Unity - desktop all empty [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04.1 froze completely trying to go into suspend mode while I closed the lid. After a hard reset I logged back in, but all I saw was the desktop background. I tried various suggestions from ...
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Using both KDE and Unity desktops on separate screens in Ubuntu 14.04

I have downloaded the latest KDE and installed it successfully on my Ubuntu 14.04 - based PC. I can select which GUI to start on login, and all seems to work very well. Now what I would like to do is ...
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1answer
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Running KDE Connect in vanilla Ubuntu

So I'm new to Ubuntu but not inexperienced with customizing open source software, and I recently learned about an application called KDE Connect -- ...
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1answer
84 views

Huge KDE System Tray icons in Kubuntu 14.04

My KDE system tray icons are huge in Kubuntu 14.04: Notice that the Skype and wicd icons are sized properly, these are not KDE apps. However the KDE apps' icons (Klipper and Volume Control) are ...
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1answer
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How to blanket change scaling of ui elements?

I have a large but not especially high resolution display. I don't want to change the font sizes, but rather I want to change how large everything appears other than text. I want to know how to do ...
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How do I make the panel background invisible in Kubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I hope I am not wrong by asking a Kubuntu question. Previously there was a desktop theme called Bare Naked. It is my favorite, but no longer is available. Is there a way to make the panel ...
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Compiz magnifier not working on kde

I have ubuntu 14.04 and just switched from unity to kde(kubuntu-desktop). I use compiz magnifier when reading and it works on unity but not on kde. I like kde better and it's annoying to switch back ...
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How To Install And Test KDE Plasma 5 On Ubuntu 14.04

KDE Plasma 5 is hiting release candidate now. https://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/Plasma_5#5.0_Release_Candidate:_Thu_3_July_tagging.2C_Tue_8_July_release How can I install plasma 5 in ubuntu 14.04.
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Ubuntu settings mess up after trying Kubuntu

I am trying Kubuntu on my computer, but then I come back again to Unity and when I do, configuration keeps some of KDE's settings: General window and indicator fonts are smaller and thinner; they're ...
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0answers
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Akgregator probelms: try icon and favicons

I use Akgregator in Unity and I have two problems: I don't see the try icon (with the number of new messages): I don't see the favicons of the feeds, but only the default icon: How to solve ...
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1answer
16 views

how to have lightgray interface from kde to ubuntu

I want to give all my apps a light-gray interface without actually installing KDE or Kubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Is there a theme or something that can achieve this ?
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1answer
103 views

Is there any hope of choosing peacefully between Unity and KDE at login time (or session restart time)?

I am almost new to Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits, in my case) so I only know the Unity interface and a bit of Gnome from previous Ubuntu experience. As the new version of KDE looked promising, I installed ...
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0answers
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How to properly install another desktop on Kubuntu?

After installing Unity-desktop on Kubuntu has a few problems: Dash does not show anything (applications. ..), it is empty. When I switched back to KDE then my network connection disappeared from ...
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1answer
56 views

Find out which desktop environment is used via shell?

Is there a way to find out the current desktop environment (Gnome 3 / Unity / KDE / Gnome Session Flashback) is currently used via the shell?
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How to REMOVE UNITY at 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm a relative new user in linux, I have a laptop with low-medium hardware, Unity goes OK but when I work with web browser or 3-5 windows and applications , crashes and gets slow. I have installed KDE ...
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1answer
161 views

Install KDE DE without any effect on unity

Yesterday I installed KDE in ubuntu 14.04 and I was quite pleased. Then I realised that the KDE install had messed up with fonts and all I had were ugly looking fonts (in Chrome and Firefox to be ...
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0answers
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Desktop icons not displayed

I installed kde for trying it in parallel with unity. Then i removed kde but now no icons is displayed in the desktop and my system is exteremely slow. I tried running bleachbit as root to clean the ...
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0answers
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Repair Unity panel & dash after compiz settings change [duplicate]

I played a little with the compiz settings and the Unity top panel and dash disappeared. They aren't loaded anymore. I tried all suggestions posted here but I had no success. Temporary I installed ...
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1answer
104 views

How can I restore my Unity after removing KDE?

Eliah Kagan's answer to how to remove KDE here (How to remove all traces of KDE installed) is a great first step in removing KDE from a Ubunutu, but I still have remnants of KDE that were not removed ...
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1answer
205 views

Permissions denied in QGIS (perhaps all KDE programs)?

Encountering a crash when requesting QGIS 2.2 to access data on desktop machine. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Running QGIS desktop as root via the terminal does allow me to open files! But it also pops ...
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1answer
291 views

Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not ...
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1answer
279 views

Kdeconnect for Ubuntu

Is there an app in ubuntu that provides the same integration with android phones as kdeconnect? Now that KDE is a framework it mightn't have the same impact of installing libs into my Ubuntu install ...
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Unity programs' toolbar everything is disabled

I installed Gnome and KDE desktop environments. Now I can't select things from the programs' tool bars. I can still use the alt key. I don't know if this is the issue but some of styles from the KDE ...
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0answers
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KDE behaviour without using Kubuntu?

Is there a way of getting the KDE behaviour using Unity?. I mean the jumping Icons and everything but without installing KDE alongside Gnome or Unity.
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0answers
511 views

Getting back Unity Login Screen after experimenting with XFCE and Gnome. [duplicate]

I recently installed and then uninstalled, via the Software Centre, XFCE4 and KDE Plasma Desktop Environments. However, I've been left with a login screen from what I guess was the XFCE installation. ...
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0answers
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Understanding different ubuntu distros and programs [duplicate]

I am slowly stumbling through Ubuntu. I use the unity interface, which if I understand correctly, sits on top of gnome (or is it gtk+?) and uses LightD{isplay}M{anager}. I also understand there are ...
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System-wide scaling of user interface in Ubuntu (13.10 x64 or any variant)? [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu contain a feature for system-wide (dpi) scaling which can scale the entire user interface while maintaining proportionality between interface elements? If not, can this be achieved? If ...
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779 views

Proxy settings for a single website

in KDE i can set manual proxies and in exception use particular site like youtube here shown in screenshot use that proxies only and all other sites load normally, my question is how can i do that in ...
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0answers
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Black screen during booting ubuntu 13.10+KDE GUI

Ubuntu 13.04+KDE GUI worked fine, but after update to Ubuntu 13.10 there is black screen during booting KDE GUI. After reboot black screen once again. So I have two questions! How can I force ubuntu ...
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2answers
445 views

How to add a keyboard modifier state applet to Unity panel?

I am a KDE user thinking about moving to Unity. Due to manual disability, I use sticky keys and in KDE I have an applet in the system panel which shows which modifier keys are active. I remember that ...
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0answers
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KAlgebra load problem

I want use KAlgebra on Unity. But loading of this program waste more time and after approximately 10 minute it be loaded but on any operation it freeze again. CPU load is so high when it is trying to ...
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3answers
70 views

Why do I have updates for Dolphin and Konqueror while I'm using only Unity?

I don't remember downloading a different desktop management environment (DM), so I'm using only Unity. Why do I have updates for Dolphin (A KDE file manager) and Konqueror (A KDE web browser) ? I'm ...
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1answer
357 views

How to uninstall Kubuntu Plasma Desktop/Netbook system installed with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Unity

I installed KDE on Unity a few days ago to try. Decided to use only Unity after so I uninstalled it with Ubuntu software center. The problem is that I still have the startup and shutdown screens from ...
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2answers
243 views

Where is my Cursor?

My os is ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the kde desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install gnome 3.10: sudo ...
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0answers
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Unity Does Not Work after reinstall

I started out with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Then, I installed kde (by using sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop), removed unity (by using sudo apt-get remove unity unity-2d unity-2d-shell compiz), installed ...
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2answers
263 views

Cinnamon broke Unity and KDE on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Something after installing Cinnamon has screwed up my ability to use Unity and KDE on Ubuntu 13.10. When I try to log in to either I get an error that dbus could not start. Any ideas what has ...
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1answer
108 views

I was trying to make a switch from Unity to KDE, and now my laptop hangs on boot

I recently asked how I could remove Unity after installing KDE (used kubuntu-desktop), and was told to run a long apt-get command that boiled down to "purge these Unity packages and make sure ...
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How do I remove Unity after installing KDE? (13.10) [duplicate]

I've run with Unity since 12.10, but near the end of 13.04 I decided I wanted to try KDE. So I installed kubuntu-desktop. Since then, I've upgraded to kubuntu 13.10. However, when I shut down my ...
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Unity and other GUI broken due to interrupted installation

General questions is this: How to troubleshoot and fix Graphical User Interface Environments on Ubuntu 13.04 if installation of one of environments was interrupted (paused) by either pressing CTRL+C ...
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use kde window style in unity

I want to know if its possible to use the KDE widget style in unity. Basically have all my programs run looking like there in KDE but while still allowing me to use unity. I dont want to use the ...
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1answer
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Which of the major Desktop Environments are known to “hurt” each other, if installed simultaneously?

I have a friend who is new to Ubuntu, and he wants to find the right Desktop Environment. I'd like to be able to recommend that he simply install several of the major DE's simultaneously, then try ...
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1answer
556 views

how to install KDE icon theme in ubuntu? (ROSA Icons)

I recently got the great ROSA icon theme from the ROSA repo, I extracted the archive and put it into the .icons folder, under KDE I can select the icons no problem, but under unity using gnome tweak ...
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1answer
252 views

Is there any way to add KDE widgets in unity environment? [duplicate]

I need a KDE plasma desktop widget (for typing quick short notes). But I use unity environment. Is there any way to add KDE widgets in unity environment? Or is there any widget or widget manager for ...
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0answers
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How to thoroughly remove KDE settings? [duplicate]

So I installed KDE to give it a nice go, and while I enjoyed it for those few days, many parts of it annoyed me, therefore I went back to Unity. I proceeded to remove KDE and all of its apps (at which ...
2
votes
2answers
777 views

Unity and KDE desktop on the same screen

As you can see in the screenshot below, the user has managed to run KDE desktop in Unity (or vice versa?) I've already installed kubuntu-desktop package and CompizConfig Settings Manager and also ...
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Unable to login after installing KDE

I had a Unity environment on my laptop and yesterday I decide to change it to kde, so I typed: sudo apt-get install kde and installation was correct, I choose lightdm in menuconfig as default login ...
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1answer
879 views

sudo apt-get remove unity

Just what sort of problems would doing the above command lead to. I have installed kde desktop and would like a pure kde DE. I understand theres kubuntu but I've done so much with this one now that ...
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1answer
423 views

KDE theme appears in Unity, Cinnamon, and XFCE

I am running Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity, Cinnamon, XCFE, and KDE installed. Every time I run KDE, the KDE theme appears in all the applications when run on any of the other desktops. I'd really ...
2
votes
0answers
105 views

Font messed up after kubuntu-desktop installed [duplicate]

I wanted to try kde, so I installed kubuntu-desktop, I didn't like it so I removed. That messed up my font configuration in Ubuntu. Firefox and menu bar are ok, however, the rest (Eclipse, ...
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2answers
920 views

How do I make the login screens and boot splashes match when installing different desktops?

I wanted to try out different desktop environments so I installed XFCE, KDE, GNOME, etc on top of Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 After a while I decided that I didn't like those other DEs and would stick to ...