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Chrome Notifications No Longer Display (14.04)

I recently reinstalled 14.04, and Chrome notifications worked great for about 2 days, after which there were no gmail notifications or Now cards and now there isn't even the bell icon. The Chrome and ...
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How can I profile Unity (lightdm) in Ubuntu 15.04 to help resolve performance problems?

I'm having some performance issues in Unity on Ubuntu 15.04. The Unity dash lags and many applications lag when being resized or fullscreened on 4k resolution. Let me preface this with a few things. ...
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Cannot see sound output device after login in Ubuntu 14.04. No device listed

I know this is perhaps a popular problem among Ubuntu which has a lot of resources as solutions. But what makes my problem unique is that the initial login sound of Ubuntu Desktop is heard when my ...
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Dedicated menu bar inside a window in Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity

Does somebody know how to configure Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity to show menu bars inside a window without covering the window title? I know it is possible to display the menu bar inside the title bar ...
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Assign default keyboard language per-application

Is it possible to assign default keyboard language for specific applications? I know that there is an option to always start an application with a default keyboard language but this is not what I ...
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No dash, login loop

I am running Ubuntu 15.04. I get to the login page, type in my password (Unity is visible at this point), I then go to a blank page with my wallpaper and my cursor. After about 5-10 seconds the screen ...
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How to change the position of Unity dock/dash to the bottom? [duplicate]

I am a a usual ubuntu user and I love to customise a lot. So I would like to change the dash panel on the left to the bottom. How can I do that? Please help. I have tried a lot but its not easy as ...
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How can I remove the shadow at the top of the unity launcher?

I'm using a theme (based on Ambiance Grey) where the slight shadowing that is present at the very top of the Unity launcher is visually disturbing (see image below), and would like to remove it. ...
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Configure Unity notifications to close on click

I like those notification bubbles of Unity, but the one thing I really hate of them is that I can't click them away. I know when I hover above them they become almost transparent and that I may click ...
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How to add options to unity launcher in Ubuntu 14.04LTS?

I couldn't find format option when I right click on my pen-drive in Ubuntu 14.04. I think it was available in earlier versions of Ubuntu. So now I would like to add Format option i.e when I right ...
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Ubuntu LTSP - no icons and top panel

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit desktop, to use as an LTSP server. I've configured networks and everything and thin clients connect to it, but after logging in there is only the background image. I ...
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New mail notification changed to a blue string in the upper left corner

After recent update my new mail notification is changed to a very simple blue line in the upper left corner of the screen. Any ideas how can I change it back to a normal Unity notification? I'm on ...
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From xubuntu to ubuntu then from 15.04 to 15.10, cant login on unity, got a xfc4 error [on hold]

So after testing the upgrade on my laptop and seeing that my softwares were still updating I decided to migrate my main PC to 15.10. So after the reboot, i end up on he login page, i can only choose ...
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How to remove header bar after purge Ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I have installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 14.04(unity). After couple of days I decided to remove gnome-shell. So I run the following command. sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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How to remove unity launcher border color? [on hold]

Does anyone know how to remove the cyan border? It's a part of my wallpaper, but I don't want to change it.
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Using right mouse button/opening preferences crashes most applications

I've tried to compile Metview from sources (there's no package for Ubuntu, only Fedora, OpenSuse,RHEL, CentOS) and it seems that during that operation, I broked my system (I guess, because I do not ...
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How to disable horizontal mouse wheel scrolling when mouse is over horizontal scrollbar

When I'm scrolling around code, I sometimes put my mouse over the horizontal scrollbar and then the mouse wheel scrolls horizontally which is not what I'm used to. More annoyingly, the two-finger ...
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Unable to login from text based or graphics based TTY

I am on Ubuntu 15.4 with plain old boring Unity. I am having the exact same problem as this user describes, where entering my password will cause the screen to go black before reloading back at the ...
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Unity hangs at login after upgrade to 15.04

This appears to be an issue for many. None of the suggested soloutions have worked for me: cant-login-to-ubuntu-14-04-after-upgrade The permissions and state of .Xauthority & .ICEauthority are ...
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Screen completely glitches out when I plug/unplug monitor with laptop on

I have a mobile i7 running Ubuntu 15.04, and I have a 3 monitor set up including the laptop. Now, everything used to be fine: I could come home from College with my laptop still on and plug in my ...
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Is it possible to run xmonad inside unity?

I would like to have xmonad control my window behavior, but still have the ubuntu panel at the top of the screen. Is this feasible?
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login loop and gnome shell unmet dependencies [on hold]

I am trying to come back to the Unity desktop after installing Gnome 3 from a PPA. I have re-installed ubuntu-session but there are still some unmet dependencies. Also, when I try to login I get ...
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No Launcher at all, just blank desktop (with bg image) [duplicate]

So, okay, I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 and this just came out yesterday when the launcher disappeared. I cant right click on screen 'cause nothing happens, I can open TTY with ctrl+alt F1, F2 and so ...
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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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customize ubuntu [on hold]

I'm new migrant from windows to linux and I've chosen ubuntu 14 but I faced too many problems that I can't deal with. I can't work on unity because it's sucks and I can't point to small icons on the ...
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How to Remove Webbrowser Without Uninstalling Unity Webapps?

I want to save disk space by removing unwanted applications such as webbrowser(I use firefox). however, after sudo apt-get uninstalling or purging I can't open unity tweak tool, and by reinstalling ...
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Window placement ubuntu shortcuts in Microsoft OS [closed]

I work with both Ubuntu and MS Windows. I love the Ubuntu shortcuts like ctrl + alt + rightarrow which moves windows to the left half ctrl + alt + NumPad9 which moves the window to the top ...
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No modules in /lib/modules Linaro Deskotp

I am trying to run Linaro Ubuntu Desktop on an ARM embedded device - mainly for use of the Unity GUI. When I boot my device I get output to the screen and just before the boot process completes I ...
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If I open Unity tweak tool, it mentions com.canonical.unity.webapps is missing [duplicate]

following message appears: If I press okay, nothing happens. What do I have to do?
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How to recover data from a formatted ubuntu harddisk?

I acidently formatted ubuntu 12.04 (unity) system and installed windows server 2008 R2 and that ubuntu contains important data how to recover data from the ubuntu file system??? Please give me some ...
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Starting Teamviewer 10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I was able to get Teamviewer 10 installed in a chroot of Trusty-unity (using sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb), however when I attempt to start it it fails with "The TeamViewer daemon is not running! ...
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The flickering in unity launcher search box

Whenever I try to write something in the search box on the Unity launcher, the screen flickers and the search process slows down a bit. Do I need to install additional softwares for my old graphics ...
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Purged Program Still Appears In Unity Search

I purged a program but it still shows up in the Unity search. How do I stop it from showing up in the Unity search?
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when I click Logout or Shudown

In both cases it looks the same: the taskbar/unity is gone and the apps stay on the screen as they were but frozen. What can be causing it?
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Graphical authentication agent doesn't trigger once I changed from desktop environment

I recently switched from Mate to Unity (just installed unity-desktop and removed mate-desktop) with all dependencies and suddenly, the graphical polkit window. For example, when I try to launch ...
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Problems with 14.04 most recent updates and possibly kernel

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I am using working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have been using Ubuntu for a little over a year now, I am ...
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How to detect mouse scroll on Ubuntu indicator bar?

I using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm impressed with Ubuntu has system for set shortcut for execute any command, default installed When I used Windows, I had installed AutoHotKey to realize effect like ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Slow window switching in 15.04

Upon upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04, my window switching (alt+tab, super+w) suddenly became laggy. I thought maybe something went wrong in the upgrade so I did a fresh install just to be sure. Unfortunately ...
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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unity launcher: devices reappear after every unmount

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity and dual-boot with Windows, so I have several partitions that are usually not mounted in Ubuntu. In my launcher, I don't want any built-in devices and drives (other ...
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File icon showing in properties but not in nautilus

http://i.stack.imgur.com/uoNUQ.png As you can see from the image the icon for python files displays fine in the properties window but not in nautilus. Even more, the Perl icon displays fine in ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 + Thinkpad T510 + Xmgrace -> mysterious system freeze

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Thinkpad T510 and planning on running simulation related work. The system works really nice until I try to use xmgrace to plot few *.xvg data files (see ...
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Themes & Icons not loading after logging in quickly

So this is a funny one, I guess. What am I running? Ubuntu 15.04 / Kernel 3.19 On what am I running? ASUS Zenbook ux303ln As the title says, the theme and icon style, specified in the unity tweak ...
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LXDM and Ubuntu 15.04

Currently, the lightdm is burning up too much CPU resource on my computer and from the searches I've done, it's a heavy display manager. Example, just having wunderlist web page open in firefox, the ...
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trying to disable auto raise (unity-tweak-tool not working properly?)

I just upgraded to Ubununtu 15.04 and i'm trying to disable auto raise using the unity tweak tool (0.0.6). However it seems none of the choices I make in the unity tweak tool are affected (like ...
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Chrome is freezing Ubuntu when opening a tab or restarting

This just started happening yesterday. I didn’t knowingly change anything although I have auto-update enabled in Ubuntu. I can start chrome fine, it will work for a while, but then I open a tab and ...
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“Fatal server error no screens” on acer c720 chromebook when trying to boot unity

I got crouton on an Acer C720. It installed fine and i got in to unity. I then shut off the machine, restarted it, pressed ctrl-d at the red exclamation, and went straight to the terminal. Upon typing ...
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Disable “Could not switch the monitor configuration”

Is there a way to disable the popup that says "Could not switch the monitor configuration"? I am only interested in disabling the popup, not fixing the underlying problem. I am constantly ...