Questions about Ubuntu Touch, the mobile version for phones and tablets.

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How to change index in OptionSelector immediately (without animation)?

In my app, I use an OptionSelector to choose from a list of bike stations. I also have a map component with placemarkers for each station. When I tap a placemarker, it also changes the OptionSelector ...
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How to add new Users to Ubuntu tablet BQ M10?

I have just unboxed my all-new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition and started it for the first time. The device comes with Ubuntu 15.04 pre-installed. While playing around, I was unable to find any setting ...
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Google contacts sync on Ubuntu Touch

Why doesn't google contacts synchronization work on my Ubuntu touch? Is there is another way to copy my contacts? I saved it on my SIM card but there are no options to show my SIM's contacts How ...
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Update making any/all emails sound notification

I am using BQ Aquaris 4.5. I updated my phone yesterday when prompted. I have a problem now. I use gmail, I only used to get notifications for emails coming into my "primary" tab. Now with the update ...
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How can I set custom ringtone for a single contact?

I want to set different ringtones for the most frequent callers, so I can identify the caller just by hearing, how my phone rings.
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Ubuntu touch: collecting data in the background?

I'm trying to implement a simple application for Ubuntu touch which records GPS track in a specific format. Getting the positioning data is straightforward by using QtPositioning, but according to my ...
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Ubuntu Touch for Nexus 7 2012

I know Ubuntu Touch for Nexus 7 (2012) has been deprecated. But there must be an option for installing it on my tablet anyway, the thing is all the tutorials I find are old, and refer to the time when ...
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How do I backup my Ubuntu Phone?

How do I backup my Ubuntu Phone so I can restore it to the same state after a factory reset? To specify, I'm looking for the following: Backup configuration Backup apps Backup app configuration ...
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Issues with CuteSpotify in Ubuntu Phone

I have recently bought an Ubuntu Phone (I am one of the few lucky ones with a BQ 4.5 Ubuntu editon) and I am finding some issues when using Spotify's unoficial client, Cutespotify. First of all, ...
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What is `/system/bin/sh-`?

Why is the path of the shell displayed in the terminal emulator /system/bin/sh- and not /system/bin/sh?
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BQ E5 HD Telegram half working

I installed Telegram on my BQ E5 HD. I can start it and connect to my account. But everything I'm trying after that brings a white page with the waiting / loading pic and then nothing more, even 10 ...
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How do you tether using ubuntu phone, under windows?

I know how to do this in Ubuntu, using adb, but right now, I have stupid windows 10. How can I tether using my ubuntu phone (nexus 4) in windows 10?
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How do I develop a Ubuntu application using the Go language?

I want to develop some application for the Ubuntu platform. But I don't know C++. I can learn QML very easily. The problem is that the logic or process behind the scene in an application seems to use ...
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Compile or Cross-compile open source driver for Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone

I am trying to connect an OTG USB-Ethernet adapter on the Aquaris E4.5 running kernel 3.4.67. The adapter is Cable Matters AX88179 which has open source drivers available for linux. The installation ...
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Lock the rotation of the Scopes and Welcome screen in portrait mode on tablet

Last update Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 to 16.04 (r3) lock the rotation of the Scopes and Welcome screen in landscape mode. This is extremely inconvenient for me. Is it possible to unlock rotation or ...
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Ubuntu Phone — Problem with on-screen keyboard and a passphrase

I have a BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition and I have the following problem. I have set up a passphrase to lock my phone -- it consists of a few Latin-1 letters. Then accidentally I have changed in the ...
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Problems with notifications aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition

I have this problem. Do not get notifications from Facebook, twitter, gmail and Dekko or the application. Also in the application telegram slow to receive notifications and if I'm inside the app and ...
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How can I allow macchanger to run on ubuntu touch/apparmor?

I'm trying to run macchanger from the terminal application of an ubuntu touch device to avoid unscrupulous 3rd parties(i.e. wifi providers) from tracing my mac address. However it fails miserably with ...
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How to add user to Ubuntu Phone?

Normally I would just do sudo adduser anewuser and then provide the initial password. However in Ubuntu Phone I get: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error passwd: password unchanged What ...
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Meizu MX4 gps possibly not working

I just received my mx4. I played around with the phone yesterday and tested various stuff including the maps paps. They either told me, that detecting my location was impossible or the accuracy was ...
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How to get GPS location in Ubuntu Touch installed on Nexus 7

I want to write a python program that reads current location of the device. To make it I'm looking for an API to access current GPS location in Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7. This seems like a basic ...
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Ubuntu Touch HTML5 app Orientation lock

Can somebody tell me how can I fix my HTML 5 app into portrait mode only?
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Stop sleep in Ubuntu Touch webapp

How can I configure my webapp so the screen won't go to sleep when the app is open? This would be useful for the youtube webapp
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Download or install failed

After updating my Nexus 4 to Ubuntu 15.04 (r2) two days ago I get an error when trying to install apps from the store Download Error - Download or install failed. Please try again How should I ...
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Ubuntuphone Aquaris E 4.5 How to prevent webapps from stopping when losing focus?

I noticed that WebApps on my Aquaris E 4.5 Ubuntu Editon are somehow frozen when they lose the focus or when the phone goes on stand-by. This is annoying when e.g. an Internet Radio WebApp is pushed ...
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Cannot launch app in Ubuntu Device

I have just installed the Ubuntu SDK on an Ubuntu 14.10 system (a virtual 32-bit install). I have also installed Ubuntu Touch on a 2013 Nexus 7. The device is seen by the host and the device is ...
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TypeError: Cannot call method 'hasOwnProperty' of null, while creating a QMLscene window

I am trying to make a simple Ubuntu Touch web application with Qt Creator. I have set up a new project according to the tutorial and committed the files to Bazaar. I have set a url instead of the ...
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QML app icon not effective when called from app.setWindowIcon()

I've a Qt5/QML hybrid app built with Ubuntu Touch SDK. I'm trying to set the app icon for it, but without success. Code looks like this: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { QApplication app(argc, ...
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Ubuntu Touch Phone Apps on Desktop

I'm running Ubuntu Touch on a Galaxy Nexus. Loving it. Is there a way to run the phone-app on a desktop from the phone? I.e., if we were running x11, I would simply export this through an ssh ...
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3G Data connection assistant on Ubuntu Touch

I still couldn't manage to create a woeking 3g data connection with Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview on my Nexus 4 phone :-( Will there be a setup assistant on the phone once version 1.0 is ou tu help ...
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Google voice and video chat plug-in for Ubuntu Touch

I'd like to send and receive phone calls using my google number over Wifi. To do this in a browser on my ubuntu desktop I have to install the Google voice and video chat plug-in but this dose not seem ...
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How to support converged device layout changes?

I'm interested in developing some applications for Ubuntu, using the SDK, for converged devices, including phones, tablets, and PCs. How can I detect which device the application is running on, and ...
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Does Ubuntu support NFC hardware on Nexus 7?

I was wondering if the NFC hardware on Nexus 7 is supported by Ubuntu. As I understand, the Nexus 7 contains the PN544 chip set. I installed the PC/SC service (pcscd) which works with external USB ...
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How to unhide mouse cursor on Nexus 7?

I am using Synergy to control my Ubuntu on Nexus 7 using my desktop mouse and keyboard. However, the mouse cursor is displayed only if I connect my mouse via USB. What service controls the visibility ...
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How do I install .deb files on bq Aquaris?

I have recently purchased a bq Aquaris m10 FHD, and I am looking to install the desktop version of dropbox, as well as the latest scrivener beta. The whole point of this tablet, was to have a tablet ...
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Ubuntu Touch — Bluetooth and speakers

I have set my new Ubuntu tablet and my new bluetooth speakers. They work great and connect as I turn them both on. Is there a way I can have the sound coming from both the tablet speakers and the ...
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How to install Ubuntu sdk on ubuntu touch?

I bought a BQ M10 Ubuntu Edition. I want to use that device also as notebook and i want to develop ubuntu apps with the device. The problem is, that there is not ubuntu sdk IDE program installed on ...
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Ubuntu Touch: Google Hangouts on bq M10

Google Hangouts doesn't work in the default browser on Ubuntu Touch OTA10.1. It just gives a message "It appears as if you're using an old or uncommon browser that doesn't support common standards". ...
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Ubuntu for Meizu Mx Pro 5 - Android Edition?

I own Meizu MX Pro 5, regular Android edition. Now that the MX Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition is coming out, I wonder if I could install Ubuntu-Touch using dualboot on my MX Pro 5 - or at least install ...
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Ubuntu on Surface Pro 4

Last night I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 for programming. I did all that with the help of an external keyboard and mouse because Surface keyboard and ...
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Early adbd on ubuntu touch device

I need to run adbd at early boot stage (before lightdm has started) on Ubuntu touch device (Nexus 10). As far as i know, adbd is launched after login screen password is entered. In upstart scripts i ...
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How can I remove a google calendar from list of calendars on BQ ubuntuphone?

The ubuntu phone is improving at each update. By the way I added different google calendars to the canonical calendar app and now I'm not able to remove them as I experience synchro problems with some ...
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In call volume (earpiece) too loud on Nexus 4 (ubuntu touch)

I'm running ubuntu touch (stable, mako: #24) on my Nexus 4. During calls the volume of the earpiece is much too loud (minimum setting). The volume buttons just change the volume from loud to very ...
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Constant Network Error on BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone

I am recurrently getting "Network Error" on my BQ Ubuntu Phone. I'm still connected to the wifi according to the indicator, and most of the time it starts working if I refresh the page a few times. ...
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How to stop Unity on the phone so it doesn't restart?

How to bring down the Ubuntu Phone GUI so I can test some Qt stuff? I figured that it's easy to put arbitrary Qt versions into home dir and run them without messing with the main installation. But I ...
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Extremely high mouse sensitivity that prevents right click in touch screens

Although everything looks fine with my touch screen and Ubuntu, there's a problem that I don't understand how solve. Now in Ubuntu (Unity) there's an option to enable right-click by holding the mouse ...
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Is it possible to install metasploit on Ubuntu touch

I know that it is possible to install Metasploit on iPhones and somehow on Android mobile devices, today I installed ubuntu emulator and try ubuntu touch directly from my computer and I have a ...
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Update BQ E5 via apt-get

I've got an BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition phone. Does updating and upgrading the phone via apt-get cover all the updates that Ubuntu provides via user-interface (as I know they do ...
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Ubuntu touch – /etc/fstab resets after every restart

I have just received the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu edition and have already started hacking it. Managed to use davfs2 to mount remote drives ok, but anything I add to /etc/fstab is automatically removed every ...
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How to make an online, offline app with cache

I just wanted to know how I can do this. For example, I want to have an app that's linked to a WordPress site and when I'm connected to the internet, I want see everything normally, but when I'm not ...