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Window placement ubuntu shortcuts in Microsoft OS [on hold]

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 most recent updates

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now, I am still learning coding and commands, and learning the ...
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Where is terminal?

I have just installed ubuntu on my moms chromebook, ive installed firefox using xterm, why xterm? because when i search, look on the app thing where bash home is, and press ctrl+alt+t terminal is not ...
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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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unity launcher won't show tabs on single left click [on hold]

My mouse and trackpad is working perfectly.i have checked that by working on other applications. On right click it shows that there are new windows open for firefox,chrome and so on for all apps to ...
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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 ...
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How NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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Unity stuck zoomed in after hdmi plugged in

I have a Dell XPS 13 2015 running Ubuntu 14.04. I plugged in a mini-display port to hdmi adapter into it to do a presentation. This seemed to work fine, I went for lunch and the laptop screen wouldn't ...
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Is there any way to make scroll bars scroll all the way on every drag?

In large text documents, either using Geany or GEdit, when I'm some ways down the document, if I grab the scroll bar with the mouse too close to the top of the window and drag up, it only lets me ...
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Unity mode for vmware and ubuntu 15?

I am coming from virtualbox running ubuntu 15.04 in short: virtualbox - never again. It made me lose so much time! You can't imagine. The default Ubuntu 15.04 runs so super poorly on the machine, ...
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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity update to Xfce

I was wondering if it is possible to change my environment from Unity to Xfce on my Ubuntu 15.04 without changing the whole system to Xubuntu. If I'm assuming correctly, Xubuntu is a separate system, ...
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Can't open the Dictionary /proc in Unity Desktop,and the computer will crash [closed]

I'm new in Ubuntu. Now, here comes a problem that quite confuse me. I'm using Unity Desktop, when I open the dictionary /proc, cpu will sharply increase, and the next, the computer will crash. ...
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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Unable to Update Ubuntu SoftWare Sotre Denendency

I'm trying to install unity-tweak-tool on my machine. The software center give the error of Dependency is not satisfiable: python3 (>=3.3.2.2~) But I already have python 3.4 on my machine, What ...
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Switching from Unity to Gnome

I no longer want Unity, and I want to switch to Gnome, I read here that you have to install gnome-session-fallback package. To do this, however, when running: sudo apt-get install ...
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Unity Web Player - Linux (still not working ) [closed]

First of all, I want to apologize for my bad english ... I have problems with installing "unity web player" on Linux Mint. I used Windows all the time until now and so Linux is completely new for me. ...
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Error while booting Unity on Chromebook

After following a guide on how to set up Ubuntu it worked fine. I shut down my computer and restarted. Afterwards, I tried booting it again from the Chromebook terminal, it would not start and I would ...
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Can you have a desktop environment without a display manager?

The following article nicely explains the differences between a display manager, a window manager, and a desktop environment: What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, ...
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How can I do unity --replace without screwing things up? [closed]

Every now and then my Ubuntu 15.04 interface becomes unresponsive and freezes visually and in controls. Whenever I seek guidance on addressing such a scenario, I am advised to go to another TTY (Ctrl ...
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Remove deleted files (.jpg) from Unity Dash (Ubuntu 14.04)

I once had a picture (.jpg) that I deleted but a thumbnail of it still comes up on the Unity Dash when clicking on the "pictures" filter. So obviously it says the file is missing because I deleted. ...
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Ubuntu hangs a lot [closed]

After reading most of the article ..I am posting this question As per the suggestion, I reduced the swapiness value also installed some on the memory management utility ,installed Intel graphics ...
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Adding multiple launch options for a desktop shortcut

How can I add more than one launch options for a desktop shortcut item? The following just is an example: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=New Tab - Google Chrome ...
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Gnome, can't change window border or theme

I just now changed from unity to gnome. I got it from the ubuntu app store, and I decided to remove unity to avoid conflicts. I thought it was going well until I noticed that the side bar when you ...
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Characteres not appear after sudo apt -get update

I was installing an application and ended up giving sudo apt-get update, I restarted the computer and now Ubuntu is "disappearing" with some letters. Can anyone help me fix this? **I try ...
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Which is the best way to play unity web player content in Ubuntu?

I am trying to play unity web player content on my computer. I wish to know which method is easy to install and play unity web player content in Ubuntu? I found the following methods online: ...
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Window Transparency with Java

I'm using a java application that relies heavily on window transparency it to work properly (windows apparently fade on top of each other to make them cross over each other). On Windows it works just ...
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How can I move a window from an invisible viewport to the current one, without switching viewports

I use 15.04 with Unity and 4 virtual desktops. When I have opened a window on desktop 1 and am viewing desktop 2 (for example), is there a way to easily get that window from desktop 1 to show up on ...
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Unity web player is responding late when using with pipelight

I am trying to run unity web player in firefox. I came to know about the Pipelight plugin for firefox. The problem is I am able to install and enable pipelight. While loading any unity application ...
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Diffrent sets of applications for each user

I want to try out some alternative desktops, see whats going on, but I have a annoying issue, when I install a desktop package I get all the applications and stuff that come with it just added to the ...