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Gnome ubuntu 15.10 keyboard shortcuts

I'm having problems with keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl+alt+t or volume up and down not working in gnome Ubuntu 15.10. I switched to gnome because my XPS 13 trackpad does not work well with Unity, ...
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after login system, The desktop turn black and a little while works out

ubuntu 14.04. Before the problem happened, I notice something wrong with flash-player in firefox, especially when using ibus input method. so i removed the bus and then reinstall it but nothing ...
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Broken fonts in Unity (they became thinner)

Today, my Ubuntu 14.04 froze after suspending, so I had to hard-reboot it. When it rebooted, the fonts in the system changed from: to: I hope you can see the difference. The latter are ...
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Cannot login to my ubuntu after some unity hacking

I installed unity 7 using bzr lp:unity trunk and I wanted to try a small hack to get started what I did is that I just modified the sentence that appears in the search box when you open the ...
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Why the result : “Compiz supported: no” in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying for a while to get a working Ubuntu system going in our house. I even had a computer built with the requirements listed on the Ubuntu website in mind. (But I will be clear, nothing ...
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Unity dock: Tor Browser opens as Firefox icon

I have installed TorBrowser and pinned it to my Unity launcher. Now whenever I start it, it show up in the launcher as Firefox. I know that TorBrowser is a modified Firefox version, but I would ...
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Starter is not very sensitive

Unfortunately the starter used in unity, when hidden, is not sensitive enough. Even if I use the highest sensitivity setting it won't show up unless I hit the border of the screen really hard with my ...
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Pantheon/Elementary Desktop not completely uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed, or attempted to install, the Elementary Desktop by adding the elementary-os/testing and elementary-os/daily ppa's then sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop. This did not work ...
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System unity crashed in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and many systems connected to the network, all system has the same problem. Firefox and Thunderbird are not working and not showing Desktop. Unity automatically crashed and ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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Is it more appropriate to use a Ubuntu Desktop or a Server for my development environment?

Right now I am dual-booting both Linux and Windows 8 on my laptop, but because I am preparing to move to Windows 10 and want to have access to my linux environment on my Surface Pro as well I have ...
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Unity is gone after upgrading 15.04 to 15.10 (before alpha 1) [on hold]

I guess I need some help here... I've upgrade to ubuntu 15.10 before the alpha 1 was released. The results was that I was only getting a black screen, only with the pointer icon working and could not ...
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How do I enable the PPTP addition dialogue when using a regular user in Debian Wheezie under Gnome Unity?

I just installed openvpn, pptp and vpnc. Under the user I am using, I am unable to create a PPTP connection as the dialogue is grayed out. Under the root user login, I can with no problems, however I ...
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Unity Crashes :: Top and Side bars missing

While I was working on Firefox, I faced black busy screen and I had to shutdown my firefox to make my computer responsive again. When I restarted firefox, it couldn't start. So I restarted whole ...
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Mixed mouse themes

I have a problem with my mouse cursor theme style. Sometimes, it shows the theme I downloaded, sometimes the default Ubuntu theme (depending on which window I´m on). I already tried: Installed ...
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How do I disable the automatic fade to black on lock? (15.04)

I have an issue where I lock my desktop, and it will fade to black almost immediately. It does not always resume correctly when "waking up", so I'd like to disable the fading entirely. I have tried ...
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missing indicator-datetime in Ubuntu 14.04.2

[Running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 x86_64 -- 3.16.0-41-generic -- on an Intel DuoCore T9300] My Unity bar indicator-datetime disappeared suddenly about a week ago. No warning and no other problem apart ...
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Ubuntu Vivid Windows title from left side to right side with gnome shell?

I want to make windows UI and for this I need to move close,min,max icons (on windows title bar not gnome desktop's title bar) And I said on title that I am using Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet so Previous ...
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Gnome-shell unmet dependendcies

After playing with ElementaryOS DE, and completely removing Unity DE on my Ubuntu 14.04 installation, I am in unmet dependency hell. Output after sudo apt-get install gnome-shell is as follows: The ...
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Chromebook Unity Usb Execute Permission Troubl

I'm trying to set up a usb drive to have executable permissions on my chromebook running ubuntu but I'm having some issues. When I pull up Xterm and trype fdisk -l, no devices pop up under the ...
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Add or remove locked Unity launcher items from terminal?

I've been building a very thorough script to handle the process of fresh-installing Ubuntu and setting it up just the way I like (as well as adapting it for use at where I work). It's a bash script I ...
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What are the drivers for the VisionTek 7K 64MB Video Card?

I am trying to set up dual monitors with my existing onboard VGA and this graphics card that I was given. This new graphics card does some weird stuff with Unity(switching default monitor, the ...
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When creating a launcher item in 15.04, what is the significance of quotes in the file path?

I'm trying to make an icon for Sublime Text 2. When I use the settings below I get "There was an error launching the application" [Desktop Entry] Name=Sublime Text Type=Application ...
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Simultaneous Ctrl_L+Shift layout switch doesn't operate as before

After using gnome-tweak-tool on my 15.04 with Unity the keyboard layout switch (Ctrl L+Shift) doesn't work as before. Now I always have to complete the exact sequence as: pressing "Shift" key first, ...
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Two X-screens, how to get a window manager on second screen?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I have two X-screens, on separate graphics cards. I believe the screens are :0.0 and :0.1. The problem is that, at startup, only my primary screen has a window ...
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Messed up Lightdm , Help

I was playing with lightdm customization and i think i have completely messed it up. I added a few themes and tried switching themes by editing the webkit conf file and after a restart lightdm won't ...
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Ubuntu boots to “Read Only Filesystem” after Upgrading

I recently upgraded to 15.04, but when my computer restarted it wouldn't boot into gui and said it was a "read only file system" I came across this Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade! ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 GDM Login Banner, with User List Disabled

I've seen several posts and absolutely no replies (or rather few helpful ones -- even seen a few stating to "use LightDM") on this issue. We use GDM instead of LightDM due to a bug/feature in LightDM ...
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Every time I open Chrome the window moves down

Weird question, I know. Basically no more than what the title says; I have compizconfig settings manager and set the windows to open in center, which Chrome does, but only on the first open. After ...
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Consolas font on terminal emulators not working properly under i3-wm

I have the Consolas font configured for my terminal emulators (Terminator and gnome-terminal). My box is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. If I turn on my computer and log in to i3-wm the font looks like ...
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I typed a terminal command and it hung up my computer?

I typed simply unity in my terminal prompt box and suddenly everything went like freeze, more over the tabs which I opened were accessible although but indeed they were slow, even the side bar wasn't ...
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Version 14:04 Control (Gear symbol): only partly working

'suddenly' the control is only partly workking: no response to 1: system settings, 2: about this computer etc. Reinstalling unity-control-center: message incompatible dependencies for e.g. 1: ...
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Crafting compizconfig shift switcher match for application group windows only

So far I have not found a nice way to view all open files with long filenames in Unity. Normally when using the shift switcher you can choose to cycle windows in the current workspace, in all ...
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Extra task bar after cinnamon installation

Since I have installed Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04 I haven't the normal Unity bar above my programms if I use the Unity desktop. http://i.stack.imgur.com/hGSql.png If I maximize the windows I see the ...
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Can't remove steam

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to install steam from the .deb from the steam website (steam_latest.deb) and this didn't work; I installed later with apt-get install steam (along with the 32 ...
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How to revert to Unity from Xfce desktop at Ubuntu 14.04

I used Ubuntu 14.04 in my PC. Now after some installations I have the Xfce desktop. I want to revert to Unity again. Now I have the Xfce desktop and I want to revert to the Unity desktop. So how ...
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Can't start Unity - no screens found?

I'm very new to all of this, so please stay with me. I have a Chromebook and I try to start Unity using sudo startunity in Terminal. I've had several problems before; starting today I haven't been ...
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How to remove Gnome desktop from Regular (Unity) Ubuntu 15.04

Currently have Ubuntu 15.04 with the default Unity desktop environment. I wanted to try the Gnome environment so I followed the following instructions: Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 However, ...
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Drag and drop from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu phone

Any tips or advice on dragging .jpeg files from the PC desktop to the Ubuntu phone? I get an error image message every time.
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Desktop grid not working

The placement for desktop icons seems to be broken somehow. I use a standard Ubuntu 14.04 with no modifications. The 'keep aligned' option is set but the icons do not behave properly. To me, the grid ...
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How can I change the default Ubuntu Installer icon

Hello Ask Ubuntu community I'm working on a Ubuntu Based Distro and am having trouble with replacing the "Install Ubuntu" name and icon for example: I am using remastersys to make my Distro, ...
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Problems developing uTouch webapp: Fix video and block pop-ups

I made a webapp as per the tutorial: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/web/tutorials/web-app-tutorial/ but there are a few problems with my web app. Firstly, how can I block pop ups? Secondly, how can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unity The powert management module could not be loaded

I know there are similar questions but they are 5 years old and several are specific to KDE or Mint. The problem is that when I open the Power Management settings I can't do anything cause I get ...
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Smoother fonts in Chromium installed automagically

Yesterday evening observed that the Chromium fonts got smoother. I don't really know to explain it, but it feels just better. The bold text is a little bit bolder that it was in the past and other ...
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Some, but not all, programs take 30 seconds to load on an otherwise fast computer

I'm having a strage issue with certain, seemingly unrelated, programs (Okular, Kile, Spyder) taking about 20-30 seconds to load after clicking them on the launcher or opening a related file. Other ...
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How can I stop MineCraft from crashing on my chromebook?

I am trying run minecraft on Linux (Ubuntu) on my chromebook. I use crouton power it. I have installed the correct java version, got it all set up. But the launcher starts and acts perfectly normal. ...
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Unity crashes when window is minimized via starter

To be able to minimize a window through clicking on the icon in starter, I executed the following command from 1: gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ ...
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Minecraft mousepad problem

Minecraft runs great for a couple minutes. but when I have moved and mined too much the mouse pad that controls the characters up down left and right view point slows in response dramatically. the ...
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Do not hide shaded window bars

I configured Unity to shade the window on mouse double click and then the shaded window title bar hides and you can only see on the unity launcher with a small triangle that the application is ...
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Make window think it's on top

I've been wondering. When you play a video in a browser in fullscreen and switch to a different window - the browser (or plugin container in some cases) get's a notification that this window is not on ...