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icons for unity-folders

I found a program / application called Unity Launcher Folders here. It basically creates short cuts to other programs or web pages and organizes them on the launcher. Does any body know where to get ...
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Launcher not over full length of screen

I want to change the appearance of my ubuntu launcher so that not the whole length of my left screen side is occupied. I would like it to be similar to this but on the left hand side of my screen. I ...
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Can't calibrate my screen(Lenovo 20354) Ubuntu 14.04.1

I just feel like my laptop's screen is not giving true colors. But i can't calibrate my screen. I have latest Intel Graphics Drivers installed. Is there any way to calibrate my screen like there in ...
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Strange font issues on Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

somehow the fonts on my ubuntu machine started looking really strange: Link to image (I'm not yet allowed to post images) I tried reinstalling the unity light theme, but that didn't change anything ...
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Gnome-music not scanning music folder

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 and I installed gnome-music but it is not scanning the music folder automatically, do you know if it is a bug or if I have special things to do ? Thanks !
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Dash on Ubuntu 14.10 is slow on my Dell Studio 1558

I just upgraded to the the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and the dash is running slow and freezes every now and then. I don't really want to go back to 14.04 ...
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I uninstalled unity and my desktop went away, then reinstalled it and now sidebar and the top menu bar is missing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' So after losing the sidebar and the menu bar I went to tty, reinstalled unity by using: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install ...
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is Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 stable?

I using Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome version. When I finished installing it, I updated my ubuntu with repository. But, when updating finished, my PC often crash. Is that a differences between Ubuntu Unity with ...
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GNOME Image Viewer opens its window 2 pixels shorter and distorts the image by resampling

Since installing Ubuntu 14.04 (not sure if the problem was in older versions) I noticed that GNOME Image Viewer opens images in a window which is 2 pixels shorter than it needs to be to show the image ...
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14.04 - Laptop Battery Indicator does not show the right battery percentage

Despite my battery is full; the battery indicator shows it as '98%'. When I click on it it says "Battery(charged)". Is this a bug? And how can I resolve this issue? psi. My laptop is new & I do ...
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ubuntu cannot display all the unicode

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with default unity desktop, however it seems that it cannot display some of the unicode. e.g. U+1F648 🙈the "see-no-evil" monkey. and it appears to be a white block in my ...
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RIght side of my unity panel disappeared

I don't have the clock, volume, calendar... everything in my right side of my unity panel. See the screenshot attached: One more interesting thing is that I have all of them in my login screen. ...
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Crashing when switching between aplication

When i have mutiple instance of any app like files mannager and i want's to switch between by clicking on the app the system was craching infact in first time system is stoping and throw an internal ...
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Is there any way to show vnstat as indicator Unity?

I tray indicator-netspeed but show sum of download and upload, I want to show each one seperate, Then tray system-monitor-indicator and show total network, I want to show just ppp0 bandwith. Is there ...
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Partitions mounted with fstab, not opening from Nautilus nor Unity sidebars

I had recently changed my partitions (reducing Windows partition to give more storage for Linux), and I used fstab to have convenient access to my file system. I have not problem using these ...
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Can I move or hide the unity panel so my browser tabs appear at the very top of the screen?

I really like Ubuntu, but one minor annoyance I've always had with it is that, when using a web browser that places its tabs at the top of the application (Chrome in my case, though Firefox does this ...
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change or disable modifier key (alt) which activates the application menubar?

Is there any way to either globally change the modifier key which activates the application menu bar from alt- to something else, or if not, at least to globally disable it? I use a mac for work and ...
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Unity gone after upgrading 14.10 to latest 3.16 kernel

After upgrading 14.10 to the latest 3.16 kernel today, my Unity GUI is messed up. I was able to create a folder and open it, but if I navigate to the /bin folder, right-click on bash, then select Run, ...
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Assign icon to launcher application

I know this question has been asked several times, but I revised all solutions I found and none has worked so far: alacarte to edit/create the icon from scratch. When I assign the icon, it shows, I ...
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How can I auto-hide the launcher via a script, when I maximize the browser?

I was trying to control Ubuntu 14.4.1 Launcher's behavior. I want it to auto-hide every time I have browser window like firefox maxmaized. I found this solution: #!/bin/bash ## Change value of ...
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Input lag in terminal specific to the last character

The problem: Typing appears smooth and lag free when typing quickly, but taking a closer look, it seems as though a character is only displayed once either (1) the next character is typed or (2) a ...
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Can I install a theme meant for Linux Mint[cinnamon] on Ubuntu?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my system. The other day I found this cool theme meant for the cinnamon desktop and downloaded the zip file of that theme. I extracted it to /usr/share/themes ...
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Icons get of of screen when external monitor plugged

This issue occurs when we plug in additional monitor which has bigger resoultion and we save anything to desktop. On presented example all icons that saved on desktop are not visible because there is ...
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What's the location of the hard-coded window buttons?

I am having a difficult time to get the window buttons (minimize, close) back to its right place : right (LTR principles in the western world!). I saw many topics here about this and I also tried them ...
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How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
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how to make docky available only in one virtual desktop/workspaces?

Is there a way to make docky available only in one virtual desktop/workspaces and not in other virtual desktops in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Update manager NVidia warning in Unity 3D

An attempted upgrade from 12.04 to version 14.04 generated a graphics hardware warning. After checking the warning (which was not very specific) in detail, I had my graphics card upgraded to an NVIDIA ...
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Are webapps working in Ubuntu 14.10?

At the moment I am still using 14.04 the LTS version. Anybody using 14.10, has there been a fix on webapps ? Do they work or still get a blank screen?
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Black screen with fglrx-updates (14.10)

The way was long and painfull until here, but... You will see The story: I wanted to upgrade my Laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. After applying the update I remembered the situation I was in: I had ...
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How can I make my mouse middle click act like the space bar?

I want to (temporarily) make it so that clicking the middle mouse button of my 3-button mouse act like the spacebar on the keyboard. Is there anyway to do this easily? I would only do it for using ...
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Bluetooth problems after installing Gnome on 14.04 LTS

A week ago I installed Ubuntu - mainly for web development - as I thought it will save me some time. Now, I had the issue that Unity crashed once in a while, it either froze or disappeared, ...
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Reboot error after changing desktop environment

I changed my desktop environment to LXDE then I removed LXDE and installed XFCE along with my Unity desktop. The automatic login was disabled in my unity desktop. Now when I start ubuntu it directly ...
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google chrome launcher isn't working

I just downloaded google chrome from official site of chrome, and installed it. Now I locked it to the launcher. There is an Icon of google chrome. But when I click on it, nothing opnes. I always ...
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indicator-cpufreq status text problem

Running Ubuntu 14.04 and have indicator-cpufreq installed and it seem to work as it should but I'm annoyed that the text indicating what cpu frequency currently active when using ondemand mode makes ...
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My mouse click function work wrongly after reinstall ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 with windows 8.1 and seems work fine at all, except I can't enter to windows 8.1, because when I install ubuntu, I forgot to choose the efi disk partition as the boot ...
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Chrome randomly misses keyboard input

I run Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD. I have a clean, new installation. I've installed Chrome from the Chrome website. It's of version 38.0.2125.122 (64-bit). My problem is that it stops ...
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Ubuntu stuck on booting

Ubuntu stuck at booting showing only the logo.. When I press Esc, the boot seems to be stuck at : Stopping samba auto-reload integration.. How can I fix this problem?
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Kubuntu with Unity desktop background and unlock errors after upgrade to 14.0

I have a notebook which used to have Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu and Xubuntu installed on it. Most of the time I was using Kubuntu. After upgrading o 14.10, two very strange behaviours showed up: When ...
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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Usability problems in Ubuntu [closed]

1) I've disabled HUD keyboard shortcut because it was useless and was getting in the way. But now I want to change it, so that a single alt (tap) shows it, instead of holding it; how do i do that? 2) ...
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How to keep search value in unity dashboard during changing lenses?

If I go to the unity dashboard and search for something, the search value is not available on other lenses.
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indicator-cpufreq always shows only one bar on Ubuntu 14.10

On Ubuntu 14.10 the indicator-cpufreq always shows only one bar. I can switch between Performance and Powersave but the indicator icon never changes. It always shows only the one most bottom bar. I ...
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Exclude files on external hard drive from Unity Dash and recently used files

For example, in the Dash search or in recently used files, thumbnails of pictures may come up that are private. Is there a way to disable the tracking of files that are on external hard drives?
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts resolution and unity crash after nvidia gpu drivers

i had a hard time upgrading to the new 14.04 lts, at first it was the resolution which wasnt native(problem still persists) and then the gpu drivers..... somehow i did manage to install gpu drivers ...
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'Closing' (hiding) terminal without clearing it

So I'm using always on top and on active workspace with transparent background (you see where it's going), and I'd like to be able to just close terminal, and next time I open it to resume work. e.G. ...
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FileZilla - Tab overlay issue

Ubuntu Version: 14.10 FileZilla Version: 3.9.0.6 This is happening when I try to open a new tab. It overlays the current tabs. Also the tabs are not switchable in this case. (prog-filezilla:13881): ...
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What are the downsides of installing kubuntu-desktop meta package to ubuntu 14.10?

Chrome is using seahorse for managing the password. If I login on kde will use kwallet? What conflicts may occur?
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Power outage while uninstalling graphics driver caused problems with unity/compiz

Recently installed an NVIDIA proprietary driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us[1] I ran into trouble installing Steam, and planned on following this advice ( Steam won't ...
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How to change Ubuntu's default login screen for gnome ubuntu login screen?

I'm using 14.04 LTS with unity, but i removed the ubuntu desktop and installed the gnome ubuntu desktop instead, since unity has given me some errors... The thing is, im happy with gnome, but the ...
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How to set up tightvnc to use unity

I'm trying to set up tightvnc on my computer to let me use a second monitor that I can't connect directly to the computer. However, I can't get the tightvnc desktop to use unity, it either comes up ...