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Blank desktop display, no unity, no bars, etc

Foreword: I'm completely new in Linux so bear with me I was told to prevent lag on games on this Ubuntu I should tick Nvidia tested properiaty driver in additional drivers and untick openGL in ...
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Cannot Add Menu Launcher With Menulibre

I'm admittedly new to the Ubuntu Dash, but I for the life of me can not seem to add an application to it. I can create the launcher and save it (apparently) in Menulibre, where I simply added it to ...
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open files when clicked in search results

When I click the unity start button, and type a file name and click a file among results, I get options to open file, open folder and email folder. Is there a way to open files directly(without ...
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IRC client with proper indicator/tray icon

I'm having issues finding an IRC client that actually has a proper unity tray icon. Does one exist? I tried Pidgin, but their IRC implementation isn't exactly what I need, as it doesn't highlight ...
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Is dconf-tools/editor not included in ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Unity)?

I was reading an answer I required to a 'question' when I saw that dconf-tools/editor is missing from my fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Unity) installation. Has it been removed from the default programs ...
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failed to disable shorcut Alt+Tab on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I use gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+Tab shorcut, but it seems no effect. And i use gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]", ...
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No desktop environment

I installed gnome 3 on my ubuntu 14.04. I did nor like it, so i removed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. But now unity icon does not show up on login bar. It takes password, but returns to login ...
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System crash when try to minimize gtk3 applications

I have just upgraded my system from Ubuntu[unity] 14.04 to Ubuntu[unity] 15.04 (64bit). Everything is working fine except a system crash. I have installed ARC theme and when I try to minimize a gtk3 ...
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Some Applications are chunky and Pixelated and I cannot see why?

I have a screenshot example showing my monitor attached to my Dell XPS 13. The monitor is very high res and I thought I had a DPI / Scaling issue. However after some investigation I happened to open ...
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Video recording/playback problems

I have a couple problems: 1. Whenever I put a YouTube video into fullscreen, Unity shows up on top. 2. Whenever I try to do a screen recording my screen turns black, irreversibly with the exception of ...
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How to fix corrupted 14.04.03

I am not quite sure how this happened. To the best of my knowledge everything was fine, there was a routine update icon in unity, which was run. I began having firefox routinely freeze. I'd end up ...
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Unity: how to stack windows vertically? [duplicate]

I have tilted my monitor so that it is higher than it is wide. I would like to stack two windows so that one occupies the top half of the screen while the other occupies the bottom half. It's easy to ...
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Wine application in system tray

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. Somehow I managed to minimize one Wine application into system tray from where it cannot be restored - it does not respond neither to double-click nor to right-click nor ...
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How can I lock a software into one workspace?

I run a Matlab script in the workspace 1. This generates several plots. In the mean time I switch to workspace 2 and working there. My problem is that the plots are popping up in workspace 2. Is it ...
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Netbeans desktop shortcut file not working in Unity launcher, Exec command works in term

I've been having trouble with the Netbeans desktop file generated by the netbeans install script. The file in question, as found in the /usr/share/applications folder, is very simple: [Desktop Entry] ...
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How to stop Unity on the phone so it doesn't restart?

How to bring down the Ubuntu Phone GUI so I can test some Qt stuff? I figured that it's easy to put arbitrary Qt versions into home dir and run them without messing with the main installation. But I ...
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How to find files with idone not referenced by any directory

Okay, some time ago I found what seems to be a bug in nautilus. /tmp$ mkdir test/ /tmp$ mkdir test2/ /tmp$ echo "very important stuff" > test/important-file.txt /tmp$ cd .. /tmp$ ln -s /tmp/test/ ...
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Bitmask only starts with sudo

When launching bitmask through Unity it won't launch, it will only work if launched from terminal with sudo. How should I proceed?
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libGL error in Ubuntu 14.04 as Virtual Box guest

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as guest on a Windows 7 host with Virtual Box 4.3.30. I cannot start the control center from the launcher, it just won't open a window. From the command line I get /~ # ...
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Designer the ubuntu 16.04 [on hold]

I wanted to know if the charmanderproject could become part of ubuntu 16.04 ?
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sudo nautilus results in “cannot open display” error

$ gksudo nautilus Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or directory Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (nautilus:6072): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 launcher intellihide

I was wondering is there any way I can set my launcher to intellihide? For example just like "docky", which hides whenever there is a window obstructing the dock? Thanks, Nazir
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Where is my Flashback Metacity Session?

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. On log-in screen I always had Flashback Metacity and Compiz Sessions (beside Unity) and I used Metacity (heavily customized). Because I had problems with ...
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Libre Office icons on HiDPI

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell XPS 13 with high resolution display. In LibreOffice, the icons appear to be very small, although I have changed their size to "Large" in the Options menu. After ...
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Dash does not get focus when maximized window open at the back

This has been asked here but it doesn't seem to have a fix. In Ubuntu 14.04, when a maximized window is open and you open the dash, you won't able to have focus on the dash. User events such as click ...
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Unable to hide unity launcher automatically on startup Ubuntu 14.04 machine and set reveal sensitivity to low of launcher form shell script

As per my project requirement, I need to hide unity launcher(if present) automatically on startup Ubuntu 14.04 machine. If I run the script dconf write ...
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Getting Jungledisk working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to get the desktop client for Jungledisk working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, so that I can restore some family photos which have been backed-up into a jungledisk-format backup vault (which can't ...
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virtual box installation on ubuntu 14.04

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I installed VirtualBox to 5.0 for first time. A weird thing happened at this point; the icon for the ubuntu software center changed to a question mark. At this ...
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Unable to add any indicator to panel in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to add this indicator. At first it worked well. I was changing some stuff in dconf-editor and now I have only the date, time, sound and power indicators. All the other indicators have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 32bit [duplicate]

When I login using credentials , the desktop screen doesn't load after waiting for some time. I have tried using commands sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop unity and also tried sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: Dual monitor setup - new icons disappear on a smaller display

I have established a dual monitor setup successfully with my Ubuntu 15.04 (with default display settings and Unity 7.3.2). The first is a built-in display (1) and it belongs to my laptop (1366 x ...
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How to highlight current screen (or window)?

I'm using two screen setup at work and while it usually helps more than it hurts, I have some issues with it. One of them is problem with trailing focus - sometimes I make mistake of typing on wrong ...
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Extremely high mouse sensitivity that prevents right click in touch screens

Although everything looks fine with my touch screen and Ubuntu, there's a problem that I don't understand how solve. Now in Ubuntu (Unity) there's an option to enable right-click by holding the mouse ...
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Inconsistent mouse and touchpad scroll behaviour across applications

The mouse/touchpad scrolling behaviour on ubuntu 15.04 appears to be inconsistent. Compared to the "Mouse and TouchPad" settings, the few applications I have tried group like this: same as setting: ...
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What is the “Run Command” dialogue? [duplicate]

What is the "Run Command" dialogue that comes up when you press Alt+F2? Is it the same thing or in someway related to the menu that comes up when you press Alt from inside a application (like Firefox ...
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Changing themes and environment variables :: 14.04 lts

Hey i'm having problems trying to find an editor for the theme color options, particularly pertaining to the field color and text color for general windows. I downloaded the new version of the ...
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Unity Launcher Crashes Computer When I have 2 instances of same program

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop straight from Dell. They installed Ubuntu. I have a problem whenever I have multiple windows of the same application open. Say I have 2 terminal windows or ...
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Adding an item to right-click menu on window

I have some problems with my firefox consuming too much resources on my system when I have a lot of tabs open. Nocsript addon and such helps somewhat, so most of the time that is ok. But, when I am ...
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Right Click on Nautilus, Title Bar does not always display a dark menu

When I right click on the title bar of any program, the menu displayed is sometimes dark and sometimes white. The selected theme is Ambience. I did not face this problem until I installed Unity Tweak ...
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Ubuntu Unity Login Timeout

i have strange issue in my ubuntu, sometimes when i login very fast (fast type my password), unity loads with old style theme (windows 95 style colors, and old style fonts), problem occured after ...
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Ubuntu Dash Plugins

How is these dash plugins used? The description says that they can let information being displayed under various headers. But when I really search it, the results wanted are not included, neither ...
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Switch a workspace with one click

In Cinnamon the workspace switcher is a panel applet, which works as in the old times. One can click on the rectangle 1,2,3 to quickly choose the workspace. In Unity one has to enter the workspace ...
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How to embed a terminal into the desktop on Ubuntu?

I'm pretty new on Linux, so sorry if it's dumb, but is there a way to embed the terminal into my desktop? And btw, if the anwser is yes, can I embed another terminal on the side who only shows my ...
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Ubuntu loading default user profile every login. Can't change settings

Every time I login recently, I get a default user profile. I can't change settings like the background, unity launcher size, etc. Changes I make the launcher do not persist after logging out. When I ...
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Problems after removing gnome-shell package

I recently installed the gnome-shell package to try out gnome desktop, didn't like it so much so I removed it and returned to unity. I'm trying to fix a few things that seem to have been messed up by ...
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Stuck in a login loop Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

So this is what happened. I tried to power off my laptop using the classical power off button in Unity. My laptop went through the normal power off procedure, but suddenly, Ubuntu got stuck on a black ...
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How to disable animations to speed up screen updating in VIrtual environment

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in VirtualBox under Windows. The screen updating is very slow, especially the effect where it tries to zoom windows and cross-fade between windows. Alt-TAB is almost ...
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After an upgrade, Unity system settings are transparent

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04 and I now have a problem with my settings. If I go on system settings, there is no problem. But if I click on any icons, I get a partially transparent windows: ...
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Unity / gnome-terminal passing control keys

I'm trying to get a setup with GNU screen in gnome terminal that I'm happy with (emacs user). I really like having Ctrl+^ as my GNU screen command key (as it doesn't interfere with any emacs key ...
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Cannot open gnome-terminal preferences window

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04, I can no longer access gnome-terminal preferences from edit > profile preferences. Things I have tried to no avail: Switching to another profile using terminal ...