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Ubuntu 14.04 with gtx 670 slow window animations

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an i5 2500k, 8GB ram and gtx 670. The problem is that all the window animations are very slow. For example when trying to resize a window is like it will take hours to ...
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If I change the DE on Ubuntu from Unity to Xfce will all my files switch over?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and I'd like to switch the Desktop Environment to Xfce instead of Unity, but I was wondering if my files (pictures, music, pdfs) will switch over or would they be ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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My Unity is crashing on Ubuntu 14.04

I updated a week ago to Ubuntu 14.04 and a few days ago Unity started crashing. The launcher and the panel won't even react visually. The installation is almost vanilla. The only modifications ...
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Files disappear When moved to desktop

I was in my home folder and I moved my .minecraft folder to the desktop and it disappeared! I know it is still because if i create a new folder called .minecraft on the desktop, it says I can't do ...
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Ubuntu web page loading issues

I am facing some problem with web page loading in Ubuntu 14.04.I am trying to get to the website omappedia.org but it loads for 5-10 minutes after that it shows the connection problem, try again.I ...
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How can I get the default Ubuntu boot logo back after returning from using Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop and starting using the xfce based desktop after a falling out with unity. Now I've returned to using the unity desktop but I'm left with the xubuntu boot screens. How can I ...
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How to execute a command with “=” sign in a desktop shortcut?

I'm trying to modify my Firefox shortcut in Unity so that it started with a specific parameter. From a terminal, I would start like this: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox I tried modifying the ...
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Can I stop NFS shares appearing in the launcher?

I have about half a dozen NFS shares mapped to my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Each one of them shows up as an icon in the Unity Launcher. This is unnecessary and annoying - they take up a fair bit of space, and ...
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How can I repair unity from terminal while on a WiFi that requires me to login through a web browser?

I was trying to reinstall unity-lens-applications but couldn't remember the name. I typed unity- and pressed tab to see the options. Instead of using the down key I just held enter to scroll through ...
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Unity crash when acessing the internet Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 freshly installed on a Dell desktop PC with all available updates. Whenever a program tries to heavily access the internet Unity crashes, the mouse pointer freezes and the screen ...
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unity come back to default

I did some changes via compiz, the result was this: As you see just time color is default and other like wireless and volume's color are dark. What is the terminal command to tell unity, come back ...
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“unlock from launcher” option not working

On 14.04 "Unlock from launcher" option is not working. I have removed zeitgeist and I do not have any folder in .local/share/zeitgeist. [EDIT] It seems removing zeitgeist is the cause of the ...
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What should I do if Ubuntu is frozen at the lock screen? (14.04)

I am new to using Linux, and I just built a new desktop and dual-booted it with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I have been using Ubuntu for a few weeks, and last night I tried to create a swap file on ...
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Cannot run the Unity 8 openclipart scope example

Following the instructions of this page, I have installed the Ubuntu SDK and downloaded the tutorials source code. The openclipart scope builds correctly, but I have a runtime error: $ ...
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Behave of ubuntu feel weird, super + w not work and opengl not found

while testing the Kivy python library for my ubuntu stopped working normally. But I managed to get into the graphical environment by installing startx but now it was all different. For example: 1. ...
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Can I get this theme in Unity?

I recently saw this photo online and got attracted towards it. I know that this a kubuntu desktop and i dont want the upside down dock as shown in this pic but I just want the indicator or whatever ...
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How to properly restart unity?

I keep on experiencing weird bugs. These usually start after a few hours of use. Sometimes the dash starts opening under every open window (becomes only visible on desktop, but I still can search and ...
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How to fix Unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I am having trouble with my display. I tried the following to fix... dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity ...but on doing the setsid unity, I get the following ...
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how to get unity environment in gnome

I don't want to remove gnome shell but at the same time I want to unity desktop also can I get it done in my pc with pre-installed gnome 3.
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Why does menu transparency mess up my notification area?

I used Unity Tweak Tool to set the menu to be transparent but now my notification area gets all confused after it changes: As you can see it looks like it's not clearing earlier images from the ...
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Workspace focus problems

I've been having a problem on my desktop system since 14.04 (or how I've started working) with focus on the workspace. I'm an avid updater, so I'm usually current in my distributions. I generally ...
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Removal of the Lock/Switch Account menu in gnome desktop Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

We are looking for a way to remove the list of previously logged on users from the shutdown menu in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running Gnome Classic Desktop. We have lots of computers in a lab environment where ...
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Ubuntu system servtices issues

In Ubuntu 14.04 i am not seeing the option for system services running in the system.How do I open System->Administrator->Services in Ubuntu 14.04.
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After reboot, my ubuntu 'freezes' at the purple ground, without any menu icon, just movable mouse

I just rebooted my computer with Ubuntu14.04 Than the login prompt shows, with a very-low resolution, which is not the same as before reboot. Then Logged in, but nothing happens, just leaving me ...
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Raise window on mouse up event instead of click event in ubuntu

Main problem is drag and drop from a maximize windows to another window(not maximized). I have a maximized nautilus window and i want to drag and drop a file into skype window. But as soon as i click ...
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No unity launcher and top status bar showing in Ubuntu after re-installing

I removed everything of Unity and Ubuntu desktop and Installed Lubuntu. But Now I want to go back to Ubuntu (Unity) and I re-installed Unity but when I login into then it doesn't show Unity launcher ...
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Problem configuring how a launch bar application starts

I've installed Google Chromium under goobuntu 12.04. The application works fine, but I want it to start in 'incognito' mode by default. I've found instructions for how to initiate this using a ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Tray icon out of place in 14.04

The tray icon for Truecrypt is out of place: All my other icons are where they should be. How can I fix this?
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Installed NVidia 610 now, no menu on left

I'd like to use MythTV so I purchased an NVidia 610 and installed in my Ubuntu Server tower. First boot, no issues, so I update Linux while installing NVidia drivers from "Additional Drivers". After ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity - Applications missing from dash

When starting the dash (e.g. by hitting the Windows key) quite often (most of the time) there are no applications listed. Recent files and downloads show fine, but in order to have applications listed ...
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System Monitor on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and here is how System Monitor looks. Is it a bug?
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Unable to resume regular Ubuntu WM after Bluetile

I can't resume the regular Unity Window Manager after running bluetile which I installed with apt-get. Bluetile has a quit function called by Win+Shift+q, however upon exit it doesn't reset the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + VMware 6: Left Ctrl and Right Shift not functioning

Before I launch a virtual machine in VMware, all the modifier keys function properly. Even when I launch VMware, but before I start the virtual machine everything works great. However once I start a ...
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Can I make menus never dissaper?

When you start application menus (File, Edit, View, etc...) disappear and applications title replaces them. Can I disable this feature and make sure that menus never disappear?
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Problems with graphics drivers on Latitude D600 running 14.04

this is my first time installing ubuntu on a laptop, which is the Dell Latitiude D600. I have been having a very specific issue related to what might be the graphics driver, but I am not completely ...
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Launch gnome-terminal into GUI via TTY

My GUI is completely messed up and I need to get the gnome terminal working. Ctrl-Alt-T doesn't work because Unity or Gnome are broken. All I'm getting is a mouse and another program that I launched ...
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Where are the settings modified by “unity-tweak-tool” stored? [duplicate]

Where are the settings as modified by "unity-tweak-tool" stored? Can they be edited with a text editor? Is there documentation, manual or help on the available options? Are there options not ...
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Lost visual interface

I am new to Ubuntu, and am using it on a Parallels virtual machine. I performed package updates using "apt-get upgrade" only to get a black screen and the task bar (which didn't open any ...
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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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Issue with Sublime Text Unity icon

I just installed Sublime Text 3 via the terminal from the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer ...
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Launcher, top bar missing & cannot close, maximize, or move windows

I opened my laptop after a month of inactivity (Dell, running 14.04). It was in the suspended state during this time, and upon reopening it, the laptop functioned perfectly. After this initial use, I ...
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Slow Ubuntu desktop 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but the Desktop appears to be really laggy...ie opening the unity menu or dragging windows etc... I installed the classic desktop using these instructions: ...
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How to restore the Unity login screen after installing Xubuntu desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed an Xubuntu desktop on my Ubuntu Unity 14.04 system using this command: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop gksu leafpad synaptic from this site: After logging out and ...
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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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No option (icon) to switch between unity and Gnome

I've installed the Gnome shell from the software center, but there is no option on the login screen to switch between environments. This works on my PC so no idea why it's not working here. I'm using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mouse Pointer/cursor disappears when changing user

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (using unity) and everything seems to work fine until I try to use a second user. Once I click to log into another user it takes me back to the login screen and once it ...
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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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Completely blank Desktop GUI [duplicate]

After Login nothing shows up. I can only move the mouse, no keyboard or anything else, just a blank screen with 14.04 LTS logo on bottom left corner.