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What is the modern replacement for PostSession from the gnome desktop manager?

/etc/gdm/PreSession and /etc/gdm/PostSession were used in gnome's DE to allow scripts to respectively run after the user session began and before the user session ended. If I'm correct, what is ...
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How to move window control buttons to the right

How to move window control buttons to the right in 14.04? The previous solutions seems not to work in 14.04. Note: Please do not mark this question as a duplicate of 174292, as 174292 is about 12.04. ...
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Samsung Keyboard Backlight Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Samsung Ativ book 8 the backlight on my keyboard worked in 13.10 until It ran an update that not only made the keyboard backlight stop working but the power off and restart option in the top ...
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How to set up portable applications?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have a folder in my home folder called Portable. I want to be able to download self contained portable applications like variations of Blender, place them in this folder, ...
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Unity webapp is not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I created an Unity webapp for Telegram: It's working in Ubuntu 13.10, but it isn't working in Ubuntu 14.04. Am I missing something? Thanks in advance! PS: How can you test it? I'm working in a PPA, ...
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Graphical special effects not working as well as the rendering looks so old

I had installed gnome and then removed it using ppa-purge, then when I restarted the computer, the graphics look horrible, Something like old windows xp - all the graphics effects disabled I may ...
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caja-x-desktop opens up windows 13.04 fix [on hold]

Hi i installed ubuntu UE 3.8, i noticed the following problems sometimes caja-x-desktop opens up 10 or less windows i noticed that i occured when i plugged in a pen-drive and tried to delete a file ...
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Get back Ubuntu Desktop

I ran these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-weather gnome-music gnome-maps cheese ...
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Unity set close button to right [duplicate]

How to set the close button to the right in Ubuntu 14.04? I tried: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close" and gconftool -s ...
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No lockscreen option in CCSM 14.04

I expected to find Lockscreen option in CCSM after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, in Unity Plugin, general section, in order to switch between unity and lightdm. Unfortunately, It's not in the tab. Why?
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Ubuntu Launcher Toggle

I am looking to create a 'toggle' to put in my Unity Launcher to either start or stop my OpenVPN setting. Basically I am looking for an icon that could either sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start ...
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How to right-click in Unity Webapps new browser

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying some webapps (Facebook, Twitter, etc). Firefox was the used browser in earlier versions, but now a dedicated browser is used instead. The problem is ...
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How to remove the 'tile' background in the launcher icons?

First let me show my launcher :- I feel my launcher is made to look ugly by the 'square-tile-thing'(for the lack of a better word) thats behind the icon. I want the icons alone to be ...
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How to make the menu of Copy's desktop app look right in unity?

First of all I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS(64 bit) with unity. Since Ubuntu One is going to be dead I have switched to Copy. Everything works fine except a menu that shows up when I press Copy's icon on ...
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Battery icon not showing in Ubuntu Unity 14.04?

After I did the latest update to Ubuntu Unity 14.04, the battery status icon is suddenly not showing up anymore on the menu bar. I checked the settings, it should show, but it doesn't; what can I do? ...
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Remote control for distribution upgrade

I've launched distribution upgrade (from 13.10 to 14.04) in Unity. Upgrade is running, but at the moment I don't have physical access to that machine (SSH is active) How can I verify in shell status ...
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How do I make the dash only show installed application without lens?

when I click the dash icon,I want the dash only show search bar and applications I have installed.Is this possible in any way? Thanks!
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What is GTK to Gnome shell and unity

Can someone tell me what exactly is GTK, Genome shell, and unity in between all of those. I might sound stupid but can someone tell me how to take advantage of any of these I am using and which one ...
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How enable Unity again?

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 I installed compizconfig-settings-manager. Then I made a mistake and disabled the unity plugin. After that unity (the dash and panel ...) are gone. I can't even run the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - LibreOffice Writer doesn't have visible minimize, maximize and close buttons

Window menu for LibreOffice Writer is locked under Unity global menu bar. If I go in System Settings → Appearance → Behavior and I checked "Show the menu for a window in the window's title ...
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Run javascript function (inside a web) with an Unity Launcher quicklist action

A web has an internal javascript function triggered by a click into a link (there is not a direct URL) <a href="" onclick="showContacts()">Contacts</a> I want a Launcher quicklist ...
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Permissions denied in QGIS (perhaps all KDE programs)?

Encountering a crash when requesting QGIS 2.2 to access data on desktop machine. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Running QGIS desktop as root via the terminal does allow me to open files! But it also pops ...
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How to switch from unity to gnome

Default ui for Ubuntu 14.04 being Unity, want to switch to Gnome. Can't find usual way to switch at login screen as mentioned here. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty doesn't utilize hot corners after rebooting

Everytime I reboot, I've to turn off and on hotcorners from unity-tweak-tool. Other wise hot corners don't work. Any fix?? Thanks in advance!
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programs that are not launched from the launcher in another screen even though one is not connected

Programs opens on 'another screen' even though I don't have a connection to another one. If I launch something not through the launcher (like right click on a link to open in a new page with firefox ...
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Multiple chromium icons in launcher of 14.04 LTS

EDIT 2014-04-19: To add a little extra context to my question, these are the original instructions I followed ...
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How can I show all non-minimized windows?

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with Unity. It has some great keyboard combos for navigating about my various windows. Super + W shows all open windows. Alt + Tab lets me scroll through ...
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Window glitch on programs [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm experiencing this very annoying problem: when I try to open a libreoffice app the buttons on the window are hidden by the menu bar and I can't minimize it or close ...
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Unity Tweak Tools missing schema in 14.04 [duplicate]

When I try to start up Unity Tweak Tool in 14.04, it throws up a window that says: "The following schema is missing: com.canonical.unity.webapps In order to work properly, Unity Tweak Tool ...
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com.canonical.unity.webapps schema missing, what is happening?

com.canonical.unity.webapps In order to work properly, Unity Tweak Tool recommends you install the necessary packages
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Certain fonts look too small after upgrading

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 today and after that certain fonts are looking smaller than they were before, I tried changing that from the GNOME-tweak-tool as well as Unity-tweak tool, The size increases ...
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Global Menu Bar wont refresh?

While the question itself may sound vague, basically what is happening is when I minimize an application (firefox for example) all the options as well as the option to minimize maximize or close stay ...
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cannot login to ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded my Hp g6 from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday. Now I cannot log into the system using ubuntu/unity But I can still login using i3 windows manager. I checked and found the ubuntu-desktop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Applications not visible after clicking on “move to another workspace” or “move to workspace right”" [on hold]

In Unity I have total 6 workspaces. If I open an application and click on "move to another workspace" or "move to workspace right", the application disappears. However I can still see that the ...
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Problems after upgrading to 14.04

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I could log in to my X session (albeit with really low graphics). While trying to fix the graphics, I managed to break the X session. Now, after typing my password ...
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I've lost control of all my settings on Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for the last three months. I had installed programs, and kept them on the launcher and used a wallpaper manager - Variety. This morning when I opened my Laptop, I found that all ...
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How can I use Metacity and its themes with Unity?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming Now Trusty don't support Metacity themes. So... Is there a another way to enable Metacity in Unity? For example, gnome-session-flashback can return ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unity launcher problem after 1st launch

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. After I started an application and stopped it I cannot launch that application again by clicking on the launcher icon. Nothing would happen. I can ...
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How can I apply exceptions to window decoration on compiz in ubuntu 14.04?

Back in the previous releases, I used the compiz plugins "window decoration" and "window rules" to have a transparent, sticky, unmovable gnome-terminal acting as a wallpaper. The trick was to create a ...
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Not loading unity launcher in ubuntu

I've recently updated ubuntu to 14.04 and somehow it got messed up in between and i restarted system and from advanced options i fixed packages and installed everything. The issue now is i can't able ...
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Is it possible to show launcher on a non-primary monitor?

I'm using the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have an annoying problem. I have 3 monitors connected to my computer and I would like to have the unity launcher show on my left screen while using my middle ...
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No Unity 3D support, Intel HD 4600, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04

So I've got this killer PC I use for GPGPU programming. Hardware: Intel i7-4770K (integrated intel HD4600) 2x NVidia Geforce GTX780Ti I want to use the GTX'es only for CUDA programming. It's a ...
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Problem with window filter in spread mode

It seems there is a bug in this new feature. Type Super+w Type something to use the window filter (firefox or chrome, for example) Use alt+tab to go to another window. The window cannot be fully ...
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Howto restore the new 14.04-lockscreen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 but since some weeks I'm stuck with the old 13.10 lockscreen design for some reason. I already tried compizconfig-settings-manager but it doesn't offer me any option for ...
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Efficient use of screen real-estate in Unity

Today I've just read that Part of the reason for the introduction of Unity was to provide more efficient use of the display space... so I thought, I should give it a (second) change. However, my ...
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How do I turn unity back on?

My ubuntu 14.04 upgrade didn't work. When I rebooted after it was done I had to choose between something called cinnamon and something called gnome fall back. I don't like either. I can't find ...
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Which Gmail notification app will work with 14.04?

I tried using the Gmail webapp and unity mail, but neither of them light up the notification indicator (the envelope does not turn blue). Unity mail doesn't even show up in the messaging menu. What ...
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Is there a way so show mounted servers in the Unity launcher

I connect to several servers, which when mounted show up under network in Nautilus, however they don't show up in the Unity launcher. Is there a way to make them show up there just like the normal ...
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problem with display status bar and unity

something wrong with the status bar it looks like stripe and the unity display also blurred and the border is not align,the system display wrong version of graphic driver,it say it is Gallium 0.4 on ...
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How to get copy.com notification icon on Unity on Trusty to work?

Do you guys know how to get Copy's systray icon to work? That's an old question and the old fix doesn't work no more.. I've already tried: sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 and the other: ...