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elemntary OS menu bar icon issue

I am using Elementary OS Freya and since I installed a program not using the included software manager, I get an icon in the menu bar like this: icon I tried to do sudo apt-get update -> Sudo ...
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Ubuntu X mouse focus button issues - With Solutions

For years now I've used a Cyborg R.A.T.5 mouse and have always had issues with the mouse focus on new installs. There's plenty of info around to fix it but since I lost my original solution I can't ...
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Control ALSA Volume on unity-control-center sound (not Pulse Audio)

I just managed to disable Pulse Audio to get free of its (frustrating) re-sampling feature. Everything is good with ALSA, except for I have to rely on alsamixer for volume control. Is there a way to ...
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How to get an applications menu or panel, in ubuntu - mate 15.10?

Just installed ubuntu-mate 15.10 64bit on a toshiba laptop. The install went well but after several boots, I cannot get an applications menu or a panel tp come up on the desktop. I have tried every ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop on gnome and unity

When I want to log in to gnome or unity environment, it ends up in login loop but KDE works fine. Does anyone know where could be the problem?
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Right click menus obscured onto other workspace

I'm wondering about the menu positions that pop up when you right click a file in Unity. Sometimes the menus are positioned according to where the file is positioned in the workspace. I am having some ...
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Ubuntu 14.4 Logs out user when hitting Super key

I was using Alt+F2 to run an ls redirected to a file. Later I tried it again and was logged out. After logging back in I tried it again, same thing. Now whenever I tap the Super key or click on the ...
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GNOME-SESSION-FALLBACK in trouble. Maybe someone can help

If you have multiple tasks opened on the bottom bar, you have to walk the bar one task at a time and extend each enough to close it by one means or another. You can logout or reboot in order to make ...
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Can I use a hexadecimal value rather than ANSI colors in gnome-terminal? [duplicate]

I would like to have specific colors for my PS1 prompt, but those colors do not match my theme. I would like to keep the theme consistent for vim and other programs; however, I would like to change ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Wily missing keyboard indicator icon

I don't know what exactly happened but all at once keyboard indicator icon went missing on panel: I have three input sources, so it should be displayed, my settings are on the screenshot below: ...
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Libreoffice fails to integrate with unity

I've just upgraded Libreoffice from 5.0.4 to 5.1 and I've noticed that menus don't integrate anymore with Unity bar. Any hints on how to proceed? I've already tried to uninstall and reinstall with no ...
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15.10 no desktop, black terminal, black window borders

I have no idea what happened, but when i log in i get to an empty desktop, i can open a terminal which works fine by right-clicking desktop and open terminal, here i can start compiz and unity, then ...
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ubuntu gnome - grid shortcut not working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and on the proprietary nvidia drivers on a dual-monitor setup, currently running the default gnome 3.16 installed via the ubuntu-gnome-desktop meta package. I am able to snap ...
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unfortunately compiz uninstalled in my ubuntu 14.04

unfortunately compiz uninstalled in my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to reset compiz,getting error after the restart machine desktop menu bar and side panels maximize and minimize missing even terminal all ...
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How to create colored borders for all windows?

Is there a simple gtk.css tweak (or similar) that allows me to have a colored border on all created GNOME/Unity windows? Something like this on web page: body { border: 10px solid #000000; }
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity shows wrong battery status

I am using ASUS laptop and the model is X555-50. I have ubuntu 14.04 installed with unity desktop. It used to show the correct battery status earlier. But suddenly it is not displaying the correct ...
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Can applications remember last window position?

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu, running Ubuntu 15.10 (Unity) and this is kind of driving me crazy: Some apps open flush with a certain corner or edge of the screen, some open in the middle of the screen, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Sticky Edges [on hold]

It's possible to enable the sticky edges in the corners? Not only in both sides of the screen, but in the 4 corners like in Ubuntu 14.04 or Windows 10.
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Launcher Auto-hide not working in Ubuntu 15.10

It simply is not working. It hides with enabling "atuo-hide" feature in setting>appearance but it doesn't re-appear. What have I done: 1) Keep moving cursor as to escape out left side of display 2) ...
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Extra non-working Rstudio icon in dash

New linux user with ubuntu 14.04. I installed Rstudio by downloading and then opening through the software center. After installation, I got an Rstudio icon in my dash, but clicking it had no effect. ...
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Unable to open system settings

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. I tried to open the system settings icon the launcher and the panel on the top right corner of the screen. I tried running gnome-control-center and ...
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Wacom Intuos 4 map buttons not remaining

I use a Wacom Intuos 4 at work. My pen broke and ict delivered a new pen. But the wrong pen. An inking pen (number 7 in the Wacom settings panel) which has no buttons at all. But I like the pen. It's ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 both freeze except you can still use keyboard and mouse

After a period of time which seems to be the same every time (although i have not timed it) everything on the desktop freezes, except for the keyboard and mouse. I tried disabling everything in the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 messed graphics after latest update

After latest Ubuntu auto-update, my whole system is messed up but most important one for me is strange icons. The icons are pixelated in launcher and System settings. There is some kind of black ...
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Load full screen image on boot and then close it

Is there any way (maybe with ImageMagik or something) to load a full screen image from a shell script and then close it? I have a media PC that loads kodi, mythTV and a few other things. I was hoping ...
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Shutdown button is not working as expected in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Generally when we click shutdown from top right menu, it gives option for restarting or shutting down. But in my case it simply logs off the user without any prompt. What could be the issue ?
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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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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. ...