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Ubuntu desktop only loads GTK theme after second login

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with default Unity The first time I log into ubuntu, it seems GTK is having some problems, the buttons appear very squared, the font is wrong, non anti-aliased and the windows ...
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How do I fix Desktop after accidentally disabling everything on compizconfig?

I've done something really stupid and I don't know what to do. After trying to enable wobbly windows on my Ubuntu 14.10 desktop using Compizconfig, it for some reason removed everything. I can't ...
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Hotkeys in Lubuntu 14.10

I installed Lubuntu 14.10 yesterday (previously I used Ubuntu) and I want to activate the some usefule hotkeys that Ubuntu has. In Ubuntu, for instance, you can move opened programs on the right side ...
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My mouse automatically changes themes

My mouse is set to a theme named DMZ-White i.e. the default theme in Ubuntu but ever since I installed and uninstalled deepin de my mouse becomes white only when it's on unity-greeter or firefox or ...
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Brightness control turns off my monitor

When I press the keyboard combination to lower my brightness i.e. Fn+F2 my screen turn off and to turn it on I have to press brightness low and then brightness high button one after another. Can ...
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how to reverse the effects of ` unity --replace`

I am recently running ubuntu 12.04. I run the following codes from terminal and they pretty much messed up my computer. I would like to know if there is a way to reverse my actions. I created a file, ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. it works alright. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and File manager, Many other icons have a similiar problem. but the Openshot Icon is incredibly ...
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KMail tray icon broken ubuntu 14.04

I don't know if this is a bug, or just a matter of configuration. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed KMail 4.13.3. I wish to put it in the system tray, but every time there is unread ...
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Upgraded to 14.10 - No longer prompted for Privilege Escalation

I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. The process was not exactly smooth. I had space errors on /boot so some of the updates failed. I was finally able to get everything update. Now though nothing in ...
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iPhone 6 iOS reading mount points unknown??

Im wondering why my iPhone 6 iOS 8.1.2 is reading I have a total disk space of 56.0GB when I have a 64GB memory. What makes up for that non-exsistant memory?? 10MB /DEV/DISK0S1S3 Mount point: ...
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Change top bar in Gnome or get Gnome-like overview in Unity

I know this seems like kind of a "have my cake and eat it too"-case, but I was hoping that I could get a bit of both Unity and GNOME. Mostly I would prefer GNOME, because of it's Overview and the way ...
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sudo startunity gives me a black screen

I just installed 14.04 (previously had 12.04) on my chromebook and i rebooted my system and now when I open a terminal in chrome os to use "sudo startunity" i get a black screen. Using ctrl + alt + -> ...
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how to launch gmail web app for unity

In 14.10, I clicked the button to install the gmail web application. How do I launch the application? There's no description available for version 14.10 which I could see -- yet there was a button ...
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Problems launching LightTable with gksudo in Unity Launcher

Following the instructions found in this question: How to launch application as root from Unity Launcher? I was able to launch LightTable from the Unity Launcher. Problems: 1) Once the program is ...
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Issues with Compiz Config Setting Manager and XFCE 4

this is my problem. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE4, but when I want to configure Compiz with CCSM, the plugins that I selected doesn't save when I close the program. In unity work ...
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How to switch back to Unity

I have a very big problem. I just installed cairo-dock and I logged out from my Unity. As I logged out, Ubuntu showed me options to select other desktop, I saw an option of Cairo Desktop and I chose ...
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Ubuntu local and remote file rename not working [on hold]

I am using vanilla ubuntu 15.04 x86. Recently I observe that my file rename operations are failing. I can press F2 and the cursor appears in the edit field but I can't navigate the cursor nor can I ...
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Open application window on the screen where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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Ubuntu Unity isn't working

I have a chromebook and I'm running chrome OS and Ubuntu unity, but Ubuntu isn't working. I can't get to Ubuntu using Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow then Ctrl+Alt+Rrefresh. It just shows a black screen. ...
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Easiest/Best way to forward Ubuntu desktop to windows?

I already have PuTTY and Xming working, so I can forward individual apps. But I'd really like to be able to simply forward the entire unity desktop. I've seen advice pointing me at VNC, but while I ...
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Is there any way to make the ubuntu icon launch Kupfer instead of the dash?

I find programs like Kupfer, Synapse, Gnome-do, and Alfred much quicker, more task-oriented, and generally more useful than the unity dash. I use the shortcut keys: ctrl+space to launch Kupfer, but I ...
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Any workaround to make Ubuntu webapps work in 14.10?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 just yesterday. Webapps are of the features most advertised in the Wubi Installer. I can see that the Ubuntu browser has upgraded. Unfortunately all webapps show a blank ...
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How to change Font Color in Unity Lenses and Menus?

I installed KDE after Ubuntu and this changed some Fonts in Unity. I followed some advice (i.e. using Compizconfig Settings Manager and other programs, switching themes back and forth) and am almost ...
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How to re-organize my desktop environments? [duplicate]

I wanted to try out some different desktop environment other than Unity so I installed kubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop then I didn't like it so much, so I removed it ...
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Every click on a dropdown menu lets it crash

I have a problem with my dropdown menus in Ubuntu 14.10. Every time I click on a dropdown menu it won't open and the program crashes. This happens in the software-center, the system settings, just ...
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Installing Unity3D problem

How do I install Unity3D on Ubuntu correctly? I've installed it but when i try to run it it says "Error initializing license system. Please contact support@unity3d .com"
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Screen turns off without reason

The precise problem The screen turns off the display suddenly, and does not respond to the mouse or keyboard. What actually happens?? When I am working on my PC (OS - Ubuntu 14.10) suddenly without ...
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Making youtube fullscreen will freeze Unity (the whole desktop)

I never had this problem until today. When I watch a youtube video everything is fine, until I make the video fullscreen. It actually continues to play perfectly when fullscreen, but when I then exit ...
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Updated Lubuntu 14.04 01/23/15, now panel and file system is messed up

I'm new to Linux and I don't have the first idea what factors aren't relevant, so I'll have to default to giving every detail. My apologizes in advance. Okay, so about a day ago I accidentally ...
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Use Gnome along with Unity

I have a question, could be dumber one. If I install Gnome 3.12 in my Ubunutu-14.04 would I be able to use both Unity and Gnome? I mean is there a way to switch from Gnome to Unity by logging out? ...
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No icons in the top bar of the unity desktop

Following is the screenshot: There is no icons like networking or sound or time to the right of the top bar of the unity desktop. I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. What's the matter? How to fix it? ...
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What is the best way to install Gnome desktop?

I want to install Gnome desktop in my 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 I just googled and I found two ways to install Gnome. I also read other answers on askubuntu and googled but can't find what is difference ...
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Reset Unity to original icons [on hold]

I am very new to Ubuntu and was looking for a way to make it look like Windows as we are hoping to switch over at work, but I don't want to have to teach everyone a whole new way of doing things. I ...
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Ubuntu unity launcher numbers to be always shown

When I hold the 'super' key on my keyboard, it shows me numbers over the launcher icons so the super+number combination would jump to the application. I tend to forget numbers, and holding the 'super' ...
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Nemo dpkg error when upgrading PPA version

When trying to upgrade to the PPA version of Nemo, I get the following dpkg error: $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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ubuntu 12.04 chrome shockwave crashing and not working on youtube, imgur or netflix

ubuntu 12.04 chrome shockwave crashing and not working on youtube, imgur or netflix. title says it all, trying to update everything, it ran both youtube and netflix 24 hours ago just fine and now ...
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Unity keybindings interfere with IntelliJ. Will switching to gnome desktop let me see all keybindings?

Several of the keybindings on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity interfere with the keybindings in IntelliJ. I can see most of the Ubuntu / Unity keybindings with this script gsettings list-recursively ...
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VMWare WindowsHost + Ubuntu Core + Docker + Ubuntu Unity?

I am new to Docker, and until now I didn't need it in fact. Recently, I bought WindowsTablet, SurfacePro2, and I want to keep using WindowsOS for the hardware compatibility and optimization. ...
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What causes the deviation in the wmctrl window move command

About wmctrl With wmctrl (not installed by default), we can get information on windows, their id, their geometry, the pid they belong to etc. We can also move or resize windows with several commands. ...
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Openbox and xfce4-power-manager

I am using Ubuntu and openbox. When I start up, I see the normal login screen like when using unity and it connects to Wifi. I have selected openbox from the dropdown list and it remembers this ...
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How to Move Bottom Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS [duplicate]

I want move unity launcher to bottom. I tried sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paullo612/unityshell-rotated sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unityshell-rotated libnux-1.0-0 ...
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The google chrome notification bell!

I am very new to ubuntu and completely new here, I love ubuntu, I have both a windows desktop and a macbookpro and I still now prefer using my ubuntu laptop! But now that you know that I am a newbie, ...
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sync google contact on gnome contacts

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and I'd like to sync my contacts from Google on Gnome contacts without to pass via Evolution. I've tested it on Gnome Shell 3.14 and it run perfectly while on ...
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How do I reboot login screen?

After locking Ubuntu 14.04 and invoking login screen sometimes I get the page with disabled password field. How can I restart login screen in command line without restarting whole X server?
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Can I set a keybinding to resize a window to half its size, in a chosen direction?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm looking into getting a 40" 4k display and have found how to resize windows down to quarter sections of the screen, but I would like the ability to further resize them down if ...
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(Almost) barebones Ubuntu installation [on hold]

All I need is Ubuntu and Unity, no other apps, not even Software Center. How can I accomplish that?
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't login with GUI

Today I decided to update my ubunt. Bad decision. I had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed and I updated it to the newest 14.04. After the installation process was done, I rebooted and tried to login at the ...
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Desktop screen stops responding unless I switch to terminal screens

I seem to be running into a very strange issue that I cannot pin down or find the answer to, mainly because I can seem to describe the issue properly to search. Here are the symptoms. At some point ...
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Ubuntu not booting up after uninstalling Gnome desktop

I Have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on my machine. I installed Gnome desktop on top of that. But I didn't liked it so I uninstalled the Gnome desktop using the commands sudo ppa-purge ...
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error initializing license system unity3d wine(Ubuntu 14.04 64bit)

I followed all the steps of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6YzEfHc81k But this problem still there