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How to remove unity launcher border color?

Does anyone know how to remove the cyan border? It's a part of my wallpaper, but I don't want to change it.
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Using right mouse button/opening preferences crashes most applications

I've tried to compile Metview from sources (there's no package for Ubuntu, only Fedora, OpenSuse,RHEL, CentOS) and it seems that during that operation, I broked my system (I guess, because I do not ...
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How to disable horizontal mouse wheel scrolling when mouse is over horizontal scrollbar

When I'm scrolling around code, I sometimes put my mouse over the horizontal scrollbar and then the mouse wheel scrolls horizontally which is not what I'm used to. More annoyingly, the two-finger ...
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Unable to login from text based or graphics based TTY

I am on Ubuntu 15.4 with plain old boring Unity. I am having the exact same problem as this user describes, where entering my password will cause the screen to go black before reloading back at the ...
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Unity hangs at login after upgrade to 15.04

This appears to be an issue for many. None of the suggested soloutions have worked for me: cant-login-to-ubuntu-14-04-after-upgrade The permissions and state of .Xauthority & .ICEauthority are ...
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Screen completely glitches out when I plug/unplug monitor with laptop on

I have a mobile i7 running Ubuntu 15.04, and I have a 3 monitor set up including the laptop. Now, everything used to be fine: I could come home from College with my laptop still on and plug in my ...
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Is it possible to run xmonad inside unity?

I would like to have xmonad control my window behavior, but still have the ubuntu panel at the top of the screen. Is this feasible?
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login loop and gnome shell unmet dependencies

I am trying to come back to the Unity desktop after installing Gnome 3 from a PPA. I have re-installed ubuntu-session but there are still some unmet dependencies. Also, when I try to login I get ...
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No Launcher at all, just blank desktop (with bg image) [duplicate]

So, okay, I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 and this just came out yesterday when the launcher disappeared. I cant right click on screen 'cause nothing happens, I can open TTY with ctrl+alt F1, F2 and so ...
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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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customize ubuntu

I'm new migrant from windows to linux and I've chosen ubuntu 14 but I faced too many problems that I can't deal with. I can't work on unity because it's sucks and I can't point to small icons on the ...
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How to Remove Webbrowser Without Uninstalling Unity Webapps?

I want to save disk space by removing unwanted applications such as webbrowser(I use firefox). however, after sudo apt-get uninstalling or purging I can't open unity tweak tool, and by reinstalling ...
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Window placement ubuntu shortcuts in Microsoft OS [on hold]

I work with both Ubuntu and MS Windows. I love the Ubuntu shortcuts like ctrl + alt + rightarrow which moves windows to the left half ctrl + alt + NumPad9 which moves the window to the top ...
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No modules in /lib/modules Linaro Deskotp

I am trying to run Linaro Ubuntu Desktop on an ARM embedded device - mainly for use of the Unity GUI. When I boot my device I get output to the screen and just before the boot process completes I ...
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If I open Unity tweak tool, it mentions com.canonical.unity.webapps is missing [duplicate]

following message appears: If I press okay, nothing happens. What do I have to do?
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How to recover data from a formatted ubuntu harddisk?

I acidently formatted ubuntu 12.04 (unity) system and installed windows server 2008 R2 and that ubuntu contains important data how to recover data from the ubuntu file system??? Please give me some ...
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Starting Teamviewer 10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I was able to get Teamviewer 10 installed in a chroot of Trusty-unity (using sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb), however when I attempt to start it it fails with "The TeamViewer daemon is not running! ...
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The flickering in unity launcher search box

Whenever I try to write something in the search box on the Unity launcher, the screen flickers and the search process slows down a bit. Do I need to install additional softwares for my old graphics ...
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Purged Program Still Appears In Unity Search

I purged a program but it still shows up in the Unity search. How do I stop it from showing up in the Unity search?
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when I click Logout or Shudown

In both cases it looks the same: the taskbar/unity is gone and the apps stay on the screen as they were but frozen. What can be causing it?
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Graphical authentication agent doesn't trigger once I changed from desktop environment

I recently switched from Mate to Unity (just installed unity-desktop and removed mate-desktop) with all dependencies and suddenly, the graphical polkit window. For example, when I try to launch ...
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Problems with most recent updates

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now, I am still learning coding and commands, and learning the ...
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How to detect mouse scroll on Ubuntu indicator bar?

I using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm impressed with Ubuntu has system for set shortcut for execute any command, default installed When I used Windows, I had installed AutoHotKey to realize effect like ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Slow window switching in 15.04

Upon upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04, my window switching (alt+tab, super+w) suddenly became laggy. I thought maybe something went wrong in the upgrade so I did a fresh install just to be sure. Unfortunately ...
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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unity launcher: devices reappear after every unmount

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity and dual-boot with Windows, so I have several partitions that are usually not mounted in Ubuntu. In my launcher, I don't want any built-in devices and drives (other ...
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File icon showing in properties but not in nautilus

http://i.stack.imgur.com/uoNUQ.png As you can see from the image the icon for python files displays fine in the properties window but not in nautilus. Even more, the Perl icon displays fine in ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 + Thinkpad T510 + Xmgrace -> mysterious system freeze

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Thinkpad T510 and planning on running simulation related work. The system works really nice until I try to use xmgrace to plot few *.xvg data files (see ...
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Themes & Icons not loading after logging in quickly

So this is a funny one, I guess. What am I running? Ubuntu 15.04 / Kernel 3.19 On what am I running? ASUS Zenbook ux303ln As the title says, the theme and icon style, specified in the unity tweak ...
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LXDM and Ubuntu 15.04

Currently, the lightdm is burning up too much CPU resource on my computer and from the searches I've done, it's a heavy display manager. Example, just having wunderlist web page open in firefox, the ...
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trying to disable auto raise (unity-tweak-tool not working properly?)

I just upgraded to Ubununtu 15.04 and i'm trying to disable auto raise using the unity tweak tool (0.0.6). However it seems none of the choices I make in the unity tweak tool are affected (like ...
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Chrome is freezing Ubuntu when opening a tab or restarting

This just started happening yesterday. I didn’t knowingly change anything although I have auto-update enabled in Ubuntu. I can start chrome fine, it will work for a while, but then I open a tab and ...
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“Fatal server error no screens” on acer c720 chromebook when trying to boot unity

I got crouton on an Acer C720. It installed fine and i got in to unity. I then shut off the machine, restarted it, pressed ctrl-d at the red exclamation, and went straight to the terminal. Upon typing ...
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unity launcher won't show tabs on single left click [closed]

My mouse and trackpad is working perfectly.i have checked that by working on other applications. On right click it shows that there are new windows open for firefox,chrome and so on for all apps to ...
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Disable “Could not switch the monitor configuration”

Is there a way to disable the popup that says "Could not switch the monitor configuration"? I am only interested in disabling the popup, not fixing the underlying problem. I am constantly ...
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How NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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Is there any way to make scroll bars scroll all the way on every drag?

In large text documents, either using Geany or GEdit, when I'm some ways down the document, if I grab the scroll bar with the mouse too close to the top of the window and drag up, it only lets me ...
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Unity mode for vmware and ubuntu 15?

I am coming from virtualbox running ubuntu 15.04 in short: virtualbox - never again. It made me lose so much time! You can't imagine. The default Ubuntu 15.04 runs so super poorly on the machine, ...
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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity update to Xfce

I was wondering if it is possible to change my environment from Unity to Xfce on my Ubuntu 15.04 without changing the whole system to Xubuntu. If I'm assuming correctly, Xubuntu is a separate system, ...
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Can't open the Dictionary /proc in Unity Desktop,and the computer will crash [closed]

I'm new in Ubuntu. Now, here comes a problem that quite confuse me. I'm using Unity Desktop, when I open the dictionary /proc, cpu will sharply increase, and the next, the computer will crash. ...
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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Unable to Update Ubuntu SoftWare Sotre Denendency

I'm trying to install unity-tweak-tool on my machine. The software center give the error of Dependency is not satisfiable: python3 (>=3.3.2.2~) But I already have python 3.4 on my machine, What ...
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Switching from Unity to Gnome

I no longer want Unity, and I want to switch to Gnome, I read here that you have to install gnome-session-fallback package. To do this, however, when running: sudo apt-get install ...
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Unity Web Player - Linux (still not working ) [closed]

First of all, I want to apologize for my bad english ... I have problems with installing "unity web player" on Linux Mint. I used Windows all the time until now and so Linux is completely new for me. ...
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Error while booting Unity on Chromebook

After following a guide on how to set up Ubuntu it worked fine. I shut down my computer and restarted. Afterwards, I tried booting it again from the Chromebook terminal, it would not start and I would ...
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Can you have a desktop environment without a display manager?

The following article nicely explains the differences between a display manager, a window manager, and a desktop environment: What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, ...
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How can I do unity --replace without screwing things up? [closed]

Every now and then my Ubuntu 15.04 interface becomes unresponsive and freezes visually and in controls. Whenever I seek guidance on addressing such a scenario, I am advised to go to another TTY (Ctrl ...