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compiz crashing today

Running Ubuntu 15.10 32-bit under Parallels Desktop 11. I the updater today, which included a new kernel. After reboot the login screen comes up fine, but upon login, my desktop background and ...
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How i get graphics of start menu back?

Due to some reasons I lost graphics of start menu. It's background color which was transparent becomes black as shown in image. [ It happens after the gnome desktop package using sudo apt-get ...
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Enable fan control on ubuntu gnome and macbook pro

I come here after spending 3 good hours trying to make fan control work on a macbook pro and ubuntu gnome. Some time before, I installed ubuntu unity on this same computer and fan control began ...
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how to populate shortcuts in “load file” dialog?

Whenever an application is to open a file, I get an common open file dialog. This dialog has root, and my home folder in the left pane. I can access everything, but it would be nice to have ...
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installing Dash in Ubuntu-MATE

How can I install Unity components like DASH in Ubuntu-MATE desktop environment? I've tried searching the Web for this but didn't find any solution whether it is possible to install DASH package ...
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Force a window to be displayed on every workspace

I like to have VLC media player running in the top corner of the screen while I am working. I have already configured it to always be 'on top'. Now I am trying to figure out how to have it ...
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How do I create an application launcher without coding?

I want to create a launcher for an application that I just installed but whatever I searched was about creating a file with .desktop extension, but I need another way to make this without any coding ...
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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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How can I make File Manager's Unity icon open the already opened window?

The below animation demonstrates the problem. Clicking File Manager's Unity icon opens a new window instead of the already opened window. This is different with any other application where clicking ...
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systemd service asks for gpg password in Unity

I have some systemd-timers to sync my mails via imap. Since I don't want to store my passwords in clear text I use gpg to encrypt and decrypt them. When I am using Unity each time the timers run the ...
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Choosing default browser

I am having problems choosing my default browser. As far as I can tell there are 2 ways to do it, and right now they are conflicting. What I want: default browser of Google Chrome Problem: In unity ...
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Unity keeps crashing back into login screen

Every now and then my desktop freezes and after a few seconds i will see the login screen again. My system is only hours old, and did no bigger changes to the UI. There is no real trigger, seems to be ...
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Super-F finds files in ~/tmp

I lost some data since I edited the wrong file. What had happened? I used Super-F to find a file called "foo.txt". I edited the file, but not the file in ~/doc/foo.txt, but a very old file in ...
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how to give each terminal tab its own title?

I see that there are ways to set the tabs title through the CLI, but how can I give each tab its own "title"? top pine git by default, gnome-terminal seems to show ...
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Ignoring first key pressed when waking up

As far as remember Mac OS X ignores the first key pressed when computer is sleeping while Ubuntu passes it to password field so I have to delete the first character. Is there a way to replicate Mac OS ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no input source in menu bar

After installing ubuntu 15.10 I have no input source displayed in menu bar. I have 3 input sources to use and "Show current input source" is enabled, but it doesnt work! Only language switch with ...
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14.04 LTS Log off when switching Applications

When I Click on an application in the Launcher to either launch it or switch the launcher disappears, along with the Menu bar, and then i get the log in screen. This Started only recently and i feel ...
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Wifi indicator in status line missing [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 for quite some time now, and suddenly my Wifi Indicator in the upper status bar is missing. It disappeared by itself. I searched for solutions and tried these two: 1)sudo service ...
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Unity Desktop incomplete when launching manually using 'startx $(which unity)'

This is a follow-up question to 15.10: 'startx $(which unity)' fails when booting to console. I finally managed to load the Unity Desktop after having booted into text-mode. But the desktop I ...
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15.10: 'startx $(which unity)' fails when booting to console

I followed this answer and ran the following commands on my 15.10 with Unity Desktop to boot to text mode: sudo systemctl enable multi-user.target --force sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target ...
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Blank Screen on Edubuntu 14.04 after changing the Home partition

Good day! I made changes to my system that was currently running out of space in the root and the home partition. So I popped in to gparted and adjust the sizes of the partition, everything went ...
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Icons and Themes not fully working Ubuntu 15.10

I installed the Flatabulous and Ultra-Flat-Icons themes from PPA's, which were successfully downloaded. However, when I apply them via Ubuntu Tweak, they do not apply. An interesting note is that ...
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switch to workspace with launcher no longer working with multiple desktops

I used to be able to place different apps on different workspaces in Unity, and quickly navigate to any active app by clicking on its' icon in the launcher. This would navigate the screen display to ...
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Menu/Application Launchers Missing in 15.10

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 and added Cinnamon (kranich package), and some of the Applications I've installed, (Steam, Virtualbox etc) are missing their launchers, in both Unity and Cinnamon. Alt-f2 ...
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xdotool, open and close Unity Dash on startup

on Ubuntu 14.04 the first Unity Dash search is much slower than the following searches. With xdotool I'm trying to open and then close the Unity Dash user interface on Ubuntu start-up. ...
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Unity greeter indicators 14.04

My unity greeter indicators ubuntu 14.04 appear to be generic looking blank icons. They do seem to function as intended but soar to the eye. However, when I log in as a guest or user, the indicator ...
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Network Error in Unity 8 [on hold]

I am trying to install the Unity8 desktop preview, but whenever I try to set it up with unity8-lxc-setup, I get the message" Starting the Container" a pause of about a minute or two, and then the ...
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Method for diagnosing Ubuntu crashes?

I am a somewhat nontechnical user of a desktop running 14.04 LTS. I've been working in Ubuntu for several years. The hardware is somewhat old. Occasionally I experience technical issues with Ubuntu ...
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Precise movements of the cursor on a textfield in ubuntu touch: is there currently a way to do this?

In a ubuntuphone (or I assume in general on a Ubuntu Touch GUI on a touch device) how am I supposed to accurately move the cursor while I am editing a line in a textfield? Tapping is going quite never ...
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Changing Wallpaper crashes desktop

Recently (might have something to do with lightdm), when trying to change my wallpaper (either manually or through an automated one like Variety) my desktop seems to crash to where I can't click on ...
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Why does ubuntu only show 200MiB of Ram

Under systems settings >> details >> overview it only shows 236.8 MiB of ram installed. Everything else looks correct but with this information my system is running extremely slow. It has 6GB ram in ...
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How to restore default settings in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am new here. So I messed up something, I guess. I installed bunch of software, but the last I restarted my laptop, it shows log-in screen. After I logged in, there's nothing, no menu, no options, ...
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Gnome has remnants of Unity and missing things (Ubuntu 15.04) [on hold]

I got a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 and Unity, but I prefer Gnome desktop environment. I followed several answers in askubuntu and stackoverflow to install gnome and things went smooth except for some ...
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Why GNOME as default in Login Screen even after lightdm as Default?

After running sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm it has successfully set Unity as DE but there is an annoying text called (default) in Gnome's row when selecting DE at login screen. Is it normal ? ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a ...
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Gmail notification through online accounts

I grant access Ubuntu to access my google account in online accounts. Now how can I setup Ubuntu to notify when I receive a new email ? Thunderbird doesn't working as explained here.
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New to Ubuntu (Linux in General) [closed]

I'm new to Linux and left Crapdows completely due to it being closed source and me not being able to customize MY computer. I was wondering if you guys could help me with my Linux Journey and could ...
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Edit Unity Panel Shadow in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Numix theme with the Numix icons so that the look is more flat. I want to edit the Panel Shadow, while maintaining the shadows in the windows. Is there a way to do this?
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Can't find JDK for Unity3d development

I'm developing on Unity3d 5.2 a game which should be build for an Android. I use Ubuntu 14.04. I used: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk to install java. Set $JAVA_HOME and $PATH variables in ...
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Windows use own title bars and global title bar is still here

Firstly, sorry for my english, if it is making it difficult to understand the problem. I don't how but some days ago, my windows started to show own title bars while global title bar is still standing ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... ...
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lightdm greeter complains Failed to open /dev/null

While upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 something went sideways. I picked at it and got through. My system's very functional now. However, Lightdm is screwed up. If I manually run X and activate ...
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Can't log into ubuntu-desktop Ubuntu 14.04 but other DE's okay

Just as a warning, I am pretty new to linux and using terminal but hey so far linux has been too much fun learning to just turn around and go back to Windows. Any way I will try to provide the most ...
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Use desktop icon for running application

I have used the answers given here How to create a desktop shortcut in Unity? to set a custom application shortcut for spacemacs. While the shortcut works for launching the application, on running, ...
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separating ubuntu and xubuntu themes

I have a laptop with ubuntu that I use for school. To save power while I'm in class and may not have an outlet nearby, I decided to try xubuntu. I installed it with sudo apt-get install ...
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Browser instance created through script doesn't cycle with ALT+TAB

I am using a bash file with a line chromium-browser http://www.gmail.com to create a browser instance. This browser instance doesn't cycle with ALT+TAB. How to fix this? Sometimes it does. And in ...
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How can I dock a specific System Settings as an icon to the Unity launcher?

I need to access my sound settings frequently and thus would like to add a direct shortcut icon to the sound settings to the Unity launcher. Is there any way to achieve this? Unity launcher: ...
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Unity failed in ubuntu 14.04 after installing libldap-2.4-2:i386 URGENT

When i tried to install wine i get some unmet dependencies so what i did is to install them manually But when i arrive to this package sudo apt-get install libldap-2.4-2:i386 I didn't notice that ...
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Absolutely unable to enable 3d acceleration/Unity 3d on Ubuntu 15.10 in virtualbox on Windows 7

As the title says, absolutely cannot figure out how to get 3d acceleration to work. The virtual machine - Ubuntu - is unbearably choppy and I have no idea how to fix this problem. Nothing I've tried ...
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Shema missing com.canonical.unity.webapps

My unity tweak tool (ubuntu 15.10) stopped working after the last autoremove. Other articles suggest to run sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-service or sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-common. ...