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Trusty's first login keyboard cheat-sheet: Can I see it again?

After upgrade to 14.04 trusty I got a nice "cheat sheet" for unity keyboard shortcuts. I saw it briefly after login. Changing the display brightness on my laptop made it disappear already. Can I see ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 install Gnome Flashback without installing Unity?

Ive been experimenting in a QEMU/KVM VM, I want to install a normal installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 and then install Gnome-Flashback on top of it so that I can possibly put this setup on my ...
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Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
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Shut down option not working from the corner button and more problems

I am facing a serious problem with Ubuntu 14.04. When the screen locks on its own, the shutdown button is still there to use. In Ubuntu 13.10, when the screen locked itself nobody could power down the ...
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Light alternative for Unity clock applet (netbook)?

Default clock applet is heavy based on evolution ( I think it is provided by this package )indicator-datetime. For this reason, on on Ubu 14.04, it is sucking about 30mb of ram ( as for htop info ) ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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Crippled unity control center

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop, and - in order to make my Skype, MuseScore, Ardour etc. working properly I removed pulse audio (ALSA server is doing all the sound stuff just fine). The ...
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Browser display issue - text only

I have installed 14.04 LTS, and the browsers (mozilla, chromium, ubuntu browser) displays text-only pages, with no alignment. All texts are spread out and looks abnormal. Help me.
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My steam won't start!

Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled automatically Installing breakpad exception handler for appid(steam)/version(0_client) Uploading dump (out-of-process) [proxy ''] ...
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how to fix: no unity, no launcher no dash in ubuntu 14.04

I have two computers. One intel i3 core with nvidia graphics card and the other amd 4000+ with nvidia graphics. In both these computers I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04. Now both these computers are ...
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Themes and icons change to default automaticlly

as we always do i've customize my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the pc i find my themes and icons change to default . i tried to solve it by starting recover mode to fix the damaged ...
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unity crash when dragging on image viewer

I use Ubuntu's default Image Viewer program for viewing images. It's obvious that when the showing image is bigger than the window, scrollbars appear and dragging on the picture, moves the picture ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse and window focus issues

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 tonight and I'm having this weird issue with my mouse and window focus. I can't seem to click on any Unity Launcher icons. More over I can't click on unfocused ...
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Can't shutdown and logout from top panel in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. Shutdown and logout from the top panel are not working. They worked fine when installing the OS, but a few days back I installed fglrx drivers for my ATI graphics ...
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What is the modern replacement for PostSession from the gnome desktop manager?

/etc/gdm/PreSession and /etc/gdm/PostSession were used in gnome's DE to allow scripts to respectively run after the user session began and before the user session ended. If I'm correct, what is ...
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How to move window control buttons to the right

How to move window control buttons to the right in 14.04? The previous solutions seems not to work in 14.04. Note: Please do not mark this question as a duplicate of 174292, as 174292 is about 12.04. ...
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Samsung Keyboard Backlight Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Samsung Ativ book 8 the backlight on my keyboard worked in 13.10 until It ran an update that not only made the keyboard backlight stop working but the power off and restart option in the top ...
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How to set up portable applications?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have a folder in my home folder called Portable. I want to be able to download self contained portable applications like variations of Blender, place them in this folder, ...
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Unity webapp is not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I created an Unity webapp for Telegram: It works perfect in Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 14.04 is not working: I open the Webogram web. Firefox is asking about to install the webapp > I click yes. ...
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Graphical special effects not working as well as the rendering looks so old

I had installed gnome and then removed it using ppa-purge, then when I restarted the computer, the graphics look horrible, Something like old windows xp - all the graphics effects disabled I may ...
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caja-x-desktop opens up windows 13.04 fix [on hold]

Hi i installed ubuntu UE 3.8, i noticed the following problems sometimes caja-x-desktop opens up 10 or less windows i noticed that i occured when i plugged in a pen-drive and tried to delete a file ...
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Get back Ubuntu Desktop

I ran these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-weather gnome-music gnome-maps cheese ...
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Unity set close button to right [duplicate]

How to set the close button to the right in Ubuntu 14.04? I tried: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close" and gconftool -s ...
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No lockscreen option in CCSM 14.04

I expected to find Lockscreen option in CCSM after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, in Unity Plugin, general section, in order to switch between unity and lightdm. Unfortunately, It's not in the tab. Why?
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Ubuntu Launcher Toggle

I am looking to create a 'toggle' to put in my Unity Launcher to either start or stop my OpenVPN setting. Basically I am looking for an icon that could either sudo /etc/init.d/openvpn start ...
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How to right-click in Unity Webapps new browser

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying some webapps (Facebook, Twitter, etc). Firefox was the used browser in earlier versions, but now a dedicated browser is used instead. The problem is ...
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How to remove the 'tile' background in the launcher icons?

First let me show my launcher :- I feel my launcher is made to look ugly by the 'square-tile-thing'(for the lack of a better word) thats behind the icon. I want the icons alone to be ...
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How to make the menu of Copy's desktop app look right in unity?

First of all I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS(64 bit) with unity. Since Ubuntu One is going to be dead I have switched to Copy. Everything works fine except a menu that shows up when I press Copy's icon on ...
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Battery icon not showing in Ubuntu Unity 14.04?

After I did the latest update to Ubuntu Unity 14.04, the battery status icon is suddenly not showing up anymore on the menu bar. I checked the settings, it should show, but it doesn't; what can I do? ...
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Remote control for distribution upgrade

I've launched distribution upgrade (from 13.10 to 14.04) in Unity. Upgrade is running, but at the moment I don't have physical access to that machine (SSH is active) How can I verify in shell status ...
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How do I make the dash only show installed application without lens?

when I click the dash icon,I want the dash only show search bar and applications I have installed.Is this possible in any way? Thanks!
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What is GTK to Gnome shell and unity

Can someone tell me what exactly is GTK, Genome shell, and unity in between all of those. I might sound stupid but can someone tell me how to take advantage of any of these I am using and which one ...
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How enable Unity again?

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 I installed compizconfig-settings-manager. Then I made a mistake and disabled the unity plugin. After that unity (the dash and panel ...) are gone. I can't even run the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - LibreOffice Writer doesn't have visible minimize, maximize and close buttons

Window menu for LibreOffice Writer is locked under Unity global menu bar. If I go in System Settings → Appearance → Behavior and I checked "Show the menu for a window in the window's title ...
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Run javascript function (inside a web) with an Unity Launcher quicklist action

A web has an internal javascript function triggered by a click into a link (there is not a direct URL) <a href="" onclick="showContacts()">Contacts</a> I want a Launcher quicklist ...
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Permissions denied in QGIS (perhaps all KDE programs)?

Encountering a crash when requesting QGIS 2.2 to access data on desktop machine. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Running QGIS desktop as root via the terminal does allow me to open files! But it also pops ...
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How to switch from unity to gnome

Default ui for Ubuntu 14.04 being Unity, want to switch to Gnome. Can't find usual way to switch at login screen as mentioned here. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty doesn't utilize hot corners after rebooting

Everytime I reboot, I've to turn off and on hotcorners from unity-tweak-tool. Other wise hot corners don't work. Any fix?? Thanks in advance!
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programs that are not launched from the launcher in another screen even though one is not connected

Programs opens on 'another screen' even though I don't have a connection to another one. If I launch something not through the launcher (like right click on a link to open in a new page with firefox ...
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Multiple chromium icons in launcher of 14.04 LTS

EDIT 2014-04-19: To add a little extra context to my question, these are the original instructions I followed ...
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How can I show all non-minimized windows?

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with Unity. It has some great keyboard combos for navigating about my various windows. Super + W shows all open windows. Alt + Tab lets me scroll through ...
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Window glitch on programs [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm experiencing this very annoying problem: when I try to open a libreoffice app the buttons on the window are hidden by the menu bar and I can't minimize it or close ...
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Unity Tweak Tools missing schema in 14.04 [duplicate]

When I try to start up Unity Tweak Tool in 14.04, it throws up a window that says: "The following schema is missing: com.canonical.unity.webapps In order to work properly, Unity Tweak Tool ...
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com.canonical.unity.webapps schema missing, what is happening?

com.canonical.unity.webapps In order to work properly, Unity Tweak Tool recommends you install the necessary packages
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Certain fonts look too small after upgrading

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 today and after that certain fonts are looking smaller than they were before, I tried changing that from the GNOME-tweak-tool as well as Unity-tweak tool, The size increases ...
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Global Menu Bar wont refresh?

While the question itself may sound vague, basically what is happening is when I minimize an application (firefox for example) all the options as well as the option to minimize maximize or close stay ...
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cannot login to ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded my Hp g6 from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday. Now I cannot log into the system using ubuntu/unity But I can still login using i3 windows manager. I checked and found the ubuntu-desktop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Applications not visible after clicking on “move to another workspace” or “move to workspace right”" [on hold]

In Unity I have total 6 workspaces. If I open an application and click on "move to another workspace" or "move to workspace right", the application disappears. However I can still see that the ...
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Problems after upgrading to 14.04

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I could log in to my X session (albeit with really low graphics). While trying to fix the graphics, I managed to break the X session. Now, after typing my password ...
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I've lost control of all my settings on Ubuntu

I've been using Ubuntu for the last three months. I had installed programs, and kept them on the launcher and used a wallpaper manager - Variety. This morning when I opened my Laptop, I found that all ...