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Side bar and Menu bar lost after upgrading to 14.10

I am new to Ubuntu and just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. After using it for 2-3 days I just installed the plugins and was experiencing the new features. I've never worked on Ubuntu before. but after ...
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Xorg segmentation fault

Okay so o have my nice custom built PC that I have been dual booting Ubuntu flavors and the likes forever but this is the first time I've had a major issue. I'm able to get to lightdm fine. But for ...
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Opting out of searching in online resources

I'm new to Unity. I've just installed Ubuntu Desktop LTS 14.04.  In the top-left corner there's an Ubuntu icon, when I click on it it pops up a search input box saying: Search your computer and ...
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Install ubuntu-desktop dependencies problem

I have added this repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty to my Ubuntu 14.04. After this I performed an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. But soon after I decided to remove installed packages from ...
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Where is the “logout” option in the Applications menu of gnome shell?

Please take a look at this screenshot: I have been using this desktop for a week but till now I can not find where "logout" option is in the Applications menu. So my question is: (1) Is this gnome ...
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How do I use unity scopes/lenses?

Let's be specific with a few scenarios. Scenario 1) Disable a lens PERMANENTLY I search for a file on my computer in unity. Instead a bunch of ads for CDs come up. Obviously that makes no sense. How ...
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Mounted devices not showing up on launcher in ubuntu 14.04. How to enable it?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavillion Desktop. Till a few minutes back, the devices, pendrives, external hard disks would show up on mounting them and plugging them in respectively. Suddenly, I ...
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Close, Minimize leave shadows on desktop

I got tired of waiting for a response to the multiple bug reports I submitted over the past month using xubuntu, so I finally just wiped it completely and installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a fresh download. ...
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How to downgrade gnome 3.14 to 3.12 on Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading gnome from 3.12 to 3.14 some icons are looking larger and weird in unity. Icons for Chrome, System Settings Dialog box as not properly getting displayed. How to solve? Should I need to ...
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Unity launcher reveal pressure

is it possible to desactivate Unity launcher reveal pressure on Ubuntu 14.10. Even if I set up the reveal pressure at 0, it is still not sensitive enough and I must try several time with the mouse ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop not loading and cannot open terminal! [solved]

Just downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & deleted windows upon install. When I log into my account the screen is blank- no icons or anything. I searched and found a couple of threads that say to ...
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Can I set the Launcher to close on mouseout

Currently, I have to hit the super key again to close it. Is there a setting to close it once focus is no longer on it?
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Can I change the desktop text/icon text color?

I have a white desktop background and so text on any icons on the desktop end up somewhat merging with the background - and it's not the nicest to look at. What I'm wondering is, is there a way - ...
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Closed Lid & External Monitor

I would like to work on a monitor connected to my laptop with closed lid. I can change laptop's behavior to "Do nothing" when the lid is closed and everything works perfectly (just my account log out ...
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Nouveau driver 3D lagging on 14.10 (less than 100 fps)

The nouveau driver supports 3D acceleration on all GeForce chipsets now. Only that on my system with a GeForce 256 (NV10) animations in Unity are lagging terribly. vblank_mode=0 glxgears reports ...
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14.10 VNC keyboard issue

I've set up vnc4server on my ubuntu box (gnome session). (When monitor is connected to that box, I use Unity) When I connected, I figured out that "s" and "d", and arrow keys are doing funny ...
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Dual Monitor's on different workspaces in 14.04

I recently updated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and before I updated, I was able to use each of my monitors in their own workspaces. Although, now it appears that both of my monitors are ...
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Unity 3D not supported on GTX 980

I've just plunged from Windows to Ubuntu on my main machine. I've been using it on an old laptop for over two years, where it was silky smooth. After I installed 14.4 LTS on my desktop, everything was ...
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Window title font changed, Nautilus home icon inverted

I was looking at some options in dconf-editor (not touching anything related to fonts and icons), when I realized that my screen suddenly started looked different... The window title font was much ...
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Mouse has been hijacked

I purchased a "Gear head" wireless mouse and used ccsm to configure the scroll wheel left and right clicks to enable 'rotate cube' both left and right respectively. After not one, but two reboots, ...
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Intelli hide for Unity Dock [duplicate]

Is there way to get intelli hide back for Unity Dock, or will that be implement back in Ubuntu 15.04? If Google thinks ChromeOS users can understand that concept I don't see why us Ubuntu users can't. ...
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What is exactly the relation between wmctrl -d and wmctrl -lG in Unity?

from man wmctrl: wmctrl is a command that can be used to interact with an X Window manager that is compatible with the EWMH/NetWM specification. wmctrl can query the window manager for information, ...
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Brightness steps twice on one keypress

I am having an issue on my HP Pavilion g7-1350dx laptop. Whenever I press the keyboard's brightness keys, I notice two things: the display brightens by two steps instead of one, and the Unity OSD ...
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I can't open Unity tweak tool

I can't seem to open the [Unity][1] tweak tool, either from the launcher or dash or terminal. In the terminal, I got these errors: t***@t***-desktop:~$ unity-tweak-tool Traceback (most recent ...
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Unity Tweak Tool Font

Each time I restart my PC font scaling value changes in unity tweak tool. I have scaling set to 0.875 in Settings>Display as well. So I believe that's causing the matter. So after each reboot I reset ...
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Unity lenses - can I make the icons smaller

They are pretty big, which is a problem when many results are found. Unfortunately, they don't respond to the launcher's icon resizing. Are they configurable in .dconf or anywhere?
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Unity lens - what is 'locked-scopes'

Pulling up the .dconf editor GUI, under unity/lenses, there is the 'locked-scopes' field. What does it do?
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Couldn't login at shell , nothing show up after login at unity [duplicate]

I accidentally delete Compiz, Ctrl+Shift+T didn't work to open terminal. When I opened shell it says login .. I put my user name and my password but it says login incorrect. Any suggestion ?
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No icon overlays unity

ince installing (and uninstalling) gnome shell from the ubuntu repo, Unity has been missing the square glass-like overlays that go on top of each icon in the launcher. The icons are all still there ...
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Gnome-session-fall-back unity not working

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 in my old PC.But when I tried to change unity to gnome-session-fall-back,it is not working.When I login with gnome-session-fall-back unity I am only getting default Ubuntu ...
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Can not log into Ubuntu after update software and remove nvidia driver

The story began when I updated the software (I swear I will not update it again in future). The updater installed nVidia driver (I don't know why the updater installed nvidia because the ubuntu I use ...
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Where can I find widgets for Unity?

I want to class up my desktop with various widgets that tell me network bandwidth hdd usage during r/w and real time memory usage just to name a few. What a good way to go about that?
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How to make a Desktop Launcher with Sudo for a Scanner

I have installed ubuntu on a laptop for my mum. Before she had windows and could scan things. Now I did install the scanner software for a Brother DCP-195C. However to Scan I have to start the ...
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After apt-get autoremove my desktop style has changed

After doing apt-get autoremove my unity desktop is messed up. I have menus in the application title bar even though it is not set that way. My system font changed as well and program guis are styled ...
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14.04 Desktop Unresponsive When Applications Minimized

Ive read quite a few very similar issues on here as what follows, though none match the exact symptoms Im experiencing. After a recent update, Ive noticed that when I minimize all my application ...
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install fglrx in gnome-shell prevents X from loading

I installed fglrx to fix a problem I had playing Beyond Linux in Ubuntu with an ATI 6850. I thought I'd try the proprietary version. However, after installing it my system stopped booting. I'm told ...
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How to get the 'normal' Xubuntu/Xfce panel indicator?

I have used the method linked here to replace Unity with Xubuntu/Xfce and all went perfectly. The only problem is the way the indicator plugin looks in the Xfce panel. It is this version: But it ...
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Join custom Terminal shortcut with Unity launcher icon

I've created a shortcut on the desktop which launches the terminal with a custom working directory. Here's the content: [Desktop Entry] Name=CM Terminal Icon=utilities-terminal Type=Application ...
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Dark Indicators Unity Panel 14.04

The indicators except clock suddenly became dark out of nowhere. Please help, I'm a newbie.
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Are the webapp integration useless?

Ubuntu asks for installing various websites' webapp versions by prompting when I open the particular website. As of now, I've installed WordPress, Facebook Messenger, and Reddit. But I don't see any ...
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Applications button does not function after updating kernel on Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS (32bit)

I have been a casual user (meaning it is my primary OS, but I am not a linux expert of any sort) of Ubuntu for a few years starting with version 10. I try to stay on top of my updates so that ...
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Can see part of desktop wallpaper when maximized

Whenever I maximize an application I can see a line of the wallpaper showing next to the launcher. I set the wallpaper to a pink gradient just so it would be easier to see in a screenshot but it is ...
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Sometimes custom hotkey does not work

Sometimes after a while custom hotkey does not work and I should logout and log in. Is there any other way to fix it? Why this problem happened?
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Login textbox not coming in ubuntu12.04 after switch user account

When I tried to switch to other user a/c through "Switch User Account" on Ubuntu 12.04 ,the login screen came without textbox.So I am not able to type username.I am hanged. Plz help.
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity interface becomes invisible when trying to modify color or highlighting of a text in LibreOffice

I'm experiencing a weird problem, and I'm not sure whether it is about Libreoffice or Unity shell itself or both. While working in Writer (version 4.2.8.2, but I experienced the same in 3.5), I try ...
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Unity gets resetted after crash/notebook loses power

If my notebook loses its power my unity desktop gets resetted to its default. I assume this would also happen if my notebook crashed but so far it never did. This regards only the desktop, the rest of ...
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High CPU with compiz and Ubuntu 14

The most recent update to 14 TLS has high compiz CPU usage. Running top, I can see that it goes up when hovering over the dock, and if I give focus to sublime, emacs, or gedit, it heads to 50% or ...
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12.04 LTS: Monodevelop having nothing but bugs? (Unity, ARM, Crouton)

Anything related to Mono/MonoDevelop refused to install on my desktop before. So, I decided to reinstall Ubuntu. The first thing I did when I opened it was go to UXTerm and type sudo apt-get install ...
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What package does the system menu reside in?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS Server on an ESXi 5.5 host (VMWare). My boss wanted a GUI, so I installed ubuntu-desktop, without recommends to reduce the amount of extra stuff loaded on the ...
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Dropbox icon in the wrong place

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Yesterday when I logged in, I found out that the Wi-Fi indicator disappeared. However the main problem is that Dropbox indicator is located on the left, above the Dash ...