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Start Unity Web App maximized

I would like to have my Facebook web-app to start maximized. Is there any way to do this? Here is what is inside the .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=FacebookMessenger Type=Application ...
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Workspace Stopwatch?

Is there a program that can serve as a workspace-depended stopwatch? I'd like to know how much time I've spent in each workspace every day. Edit: I'm using Unity.
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Windows open second from top when I use hotkeys

I like using assigned keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) to open commonly used applications. For example Ctrl+Super+F Opens Firefox for me. When I do it this way, it opens just bellow the currently active ...
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How to have an application moved to launcher in stripped-down Unity under Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu server and then the stripped down Unity desktop. I then installed terminator. I see terminator in the Software Center. I can also locate the .desktop file for this application and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop disappears suddenly

After I boot my Ubuntu 14.04, it shows desktop successfully. Then I browse internet and open terminal, all work fine. But suddenly, when I try to scroll up or down the browser the desktop blinks and ...
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How to hide an application from window switcher (alt-tab) in 14.04

How can I hide an application from the alt-tab menu for Unity? A post in an older thread suggested using compizconfig-settings-manager. http://askubuntu.com/posts/437099/edit Install ...
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Search feature not working, programs not running

Ubuntu 14.10 install (only tag seems to be 14.04... Hint) The last two days I have seen the Ubuntu serious internal error warning pop up but long before that, the install which booted fine now keeps ...
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is it a launcher issue?

when I open nautilus, this open a new launch with strange icon. so if this is a config, tell me how can I fix that, (ubuntu 14.10 working great, but when I uninstalled xubuntu desktop it become like ...
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How do I remove this effect?

Whenever I hover over the title bar, it collapses and shows all windows. I find this really annoying and don't know how this got enabled. How do I disable this thing? Before hovering: After ...
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need help,ubuntu theme problem

I am a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user and everything was working fine,until I miss clicked some button or may have deleted a file,the Ubuntu currently looks weird,and mostly unusable. want help for it to be ...
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Ubuntu logs-out instead of shutting down

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution was working perfectly until a few hours ago. When I select 'shutdown' from the power icon at the top right corner, the system logs me out and from the login screen. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 After installing nvidia property drivers unity became strange

I have an ASUS laptop, model X550LN-BRA-DM550H, with intel graphics and geforce 840M card. I downloaded nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.47.run) and installed after. The ...
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Input source icon

Two days ago I've decided to switch to Ubuntu Unity desktop after using KDE for almost six month. Everything is running smoothly with some difficulties, but I had a small problem with my input source ...
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Why does the Unity keyboard layout indicator not always show, and how can it be fixed?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface. There are three keyboard layouts I normally switch between. In the beginning everything was fine, but as of recently when I restart my system instead ...
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can i uninstall ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop environment and replace it with paper-gtk

I'm a Linux newbie... the first Linux OS I started using is Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS and to be honest, I really don't like the Unity desktop environment that ships with Ubuntu so I was wondering if I could ...
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How start Xpad and viber minimised in the system tray when OS start. 14.04

after this Code: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade i have system tray in 14.04 LTS. Skype have menu item - "Start Skype minimised in the ...
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How can I manually adjust menu colors in themes?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface and the Ambiance theme. I like this theme, and any other theme I've tried was much worse for me. However, one thing that really bothers me with this ...
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Unity mail not retaining my user details

I have been looking for a good gmail notification app and after looking through a few, I have settled for Unity Mail. It looks good and does what I want, well mostly. I have noticed that after a ...
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Is there any way to get the Ubuntu tablet interface on an Intel powered 2-in-1 machine?

My specific device is a Sony Vaio Duo 13, which is a slider model (the keyboard doesn't detach, it simply slides under the screen to make a tablet). The processor is an Intel Haswell Core i5-- only ...
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Re installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now won't shut down properly

I formatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu. However, the system does not shut down correctly. Goes to black screen and fan switched on. Is there any obvious problems I've caused or an easy fix?
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to Caps Lock

Using crouton, I have ubuntu running on my chromebook. By default, the caps lock key is a search key and opens up the dash home. How can I map this key to be caps lock instead? I am very new to all of ...
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Suddenly cannot switch keyboard layouts

All of a sudden the keyboard layout icon disappeared from my bar, and even the keyboard short-cut that I usually use to switch between german and russian layout stopped working. The "Text Entry" ...
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How to customize login screen for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

is there a way to customize the login screen for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I want to move my login area of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from left side to the middle. After searching in the web i came across this ...
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How to set unity as default?

I followed this link to set unity as my default: How to set Unity as default again? But when I sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s ubuntu, it produced an error. ls lists the following for ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...
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menu bar icons does not appear

This morning turned my laptop on, and I found it get in loop when access or log in(log in and log out at the same time), which is solved by using GDM to access on the ubuntu, then after accessing ...
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Wifi connecting at login then disconnecting. Ubuntu 14.10

I am new to Ubuntu 14.10 and I recently dual-booted Ubuntu 14.10 with Windows 7 pro on my Asus laptop. For some reason, after I log in to Ubuntu, wifi works but is extremely slow. After couple of ...
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How to change unity side laucher position from left to right ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Is there any method available using which we can change the position of side bar laucher from left to right. I have installed the unity tweak tool but it only allows to auto hide the launcher. There ...
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nautilus changed after installing gnome-shell

I tried to installing gnome-shell with this command: apt-get install gnome-shell after that I restarted the machine and Ubuntu couldnt log in. It says: failed to start session I used Alt+Ctrl+F1 ...
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Active Application indicator prevents Lock Screen from engaging when screen turns off

Using Ubuntu desktop 14.04.2 x86_64, Unity 7.2.3. When the screen is set turn off after a period of inactivity in System Settings->Brightness & Lock, the Lock setting is set to on, the Lock ...
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Unity desktop broke after installing GNOME

I'm running 14.04. I've already got half way there. I've reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but my actual desktop is still not working. No icons displayed, can't right click or drag, same wallpaper as login ...
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How can I disable DisplayPort-1 in grub?

How do I turn off/disable DisplayPort-1 in Grub? Specifically, I'm looking for something similar to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=LVDS-1:d", except for DisplayPort-1 instead of LVDS-1. This is ...
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Adding Gnome Commander to Launcher

I've installed GNOME Commander to Ubuntu 14.04.01 However, it's not showing up when I search for it in the Launcher. I'd like to know how to: Add Gnome Commander to the Launcher How to launch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes while booting with purple screen

Been using Ubuntu unity for about 6 months and decided to give Ubuntu Gnome a try. Unfortunatly didn't like it so decided to return back to unity. Since then I have had loads of touble. My main issue ...
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How do I change Google Chrome's system tray icon?

I'm very meticulous about how my desktop looks, and using Google Chrome as my main browser, I'm annoyed by certain inconsistencies in the icons that are in my panel. As you can see in the ...
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Difference of HUD behavior in between Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04

It seems to me that when press Alt and type, in 14.04, it only searches the menu of the current program. However, in ubuntu 12.04 it searches the menus of the programs running in the background. ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity on top of it. ...
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Can I replace Desktop with Terminal? [closed]

I want to place terminal instead of desktop folder behind all my windows in Unity. Can I? How?
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Does installing libglew-dev on 14.04.2 uninstall unity7 and install unity8?

I've been reluctant to apply any of the solutions to this problem: Can't install libglew-dev because libcheese and libclutter don't have the required versions because it appears that my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 is totally broken, how can I reinstall from a new disk?

I tried updating my kernel (intel pentium processor, Msi r7 260x graphics, Ubuntu 14.04) and now my computer will boot and display a black screen and a pop up saying the stored configuration for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 drops panels settings on log in

After standart update of packages i lost my panels settings(pinned apps to panel, lang settings, thrunderbird icon etc). And it drop all settings after each relogin. Suppose that problem unrelated ...
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Ubuntu drawers opening at boot [closed]

Ever since I have installed drawers, every time I turn on Ubuntu, one of my drawers will open. Is this normal? I have several other drawers and the issue only happens to this one(even when I ...
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unity theming flaw

I am using a unity theme called 'Flatttice' installed from noobslabs ppa. The problem with theme is the selected background color and selected foreground color are same for inactive windows. This is ...
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Why does X220 Tablet rotation work with stilus only while touch input does not rotate with screen?

I have a Lenovo x220 Tablet and have tried installing both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 on it, both with unity, and both have the same problem. When I install with unity and try to use the touch screen ...
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Remove events from the panel's calendar indicator

How can I remove calendar events from unity Panel? I installed evolution and imported an .ics archive to test. After removing the calendar from evolution and remove evolution, the calendar events are ...
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Ubuntu (Unity) is not working on my chromebook?

Everytime I type in shell then sudo startunity into crosh, I get this error message and I don't know how to fix it Entering /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise... -su: 32: Syntax ...
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Compiz completely freezes after running application under WINE

I want to looking into this deeper and finally report it back to the devs. Not all WINE applications make compiz freeze, for example I was running Diablo 3 just fine yesterday. Anyway, for some ...
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No Unity Interface after logon

I logged onto my computer this morning after having left it off over the weekend and the Unity interface didn't load. I get my desktop and the files I have on it, but no launcher, no menu bar. I tried ...
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Lost my Unity sidebar / dock

I did a quite drastic removal of packages from my Ubuntu, and seem to have lost the sidebar / dock in Unity. The desktop icons are still there and work, but there's no way to launch applications from ...
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How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal for different Linux versions? Basically I want to know where Linux stores the keyboard shortcut files and how it can be edited. On my research I ...