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ubuntu-desktop login loop; LXDE and others are working - compiz problem?

I've had some graphics issues recently that are resolved now, but while trying to resolve them I may have done some stupid things that caused the ubuntu-desktop to break. Symptoms Can't login with ...
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Minecraft icon not showing properly in launcher?

Here is my problem: the Minecraft icon in the Unity launcher is inconsistent with the icon theme, even though the icon theme has a minecraft icon in it. The theme I am using is Numix-Circle and I am ...
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Make <ALT> key not tab out from fullscreen application

So after the 15.04 update, the ALT key will pop up the Unity HUD even when a fullscreen application like a game has the main focus. Is there any way to disable this? I tried changing the hotkey in ...
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Restart Unity Without Logging Out

I've used the command unity to restart Unity without logging out, but recently that's been also logging me out. I've also tried using unity --replace but that does the same thing. Can someone ...
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System Logs out when unused for some time instead of going into lock screen

I have switched to XFCE4 some days back from Unity, but now i again switched to Unity. From that time onwards I am facing following problem. My system logs out automatically when unused for some ...
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Disable usb automount for all users

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with LTSP. I am using usbmount to mount usb thumbdrives outside of the desktop which works great. The problem is that when a user is logged into the desktop and connects a ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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After login using Ctrl+Alt+F1 getting only wallpaper

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on an ASUS computer. Everything looks OK during the installation and I pick a password. Then I try to login the screen goes black and then I am back at the login ...
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Unable to switch subtitle and audio language in VLC/Totem via menu

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 a few days ago after some years of Archlinux experience. I have a few MKV video files and for some reason I am not able to switch the audio language in the menu bar at ...
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change login screen without sudo

I'd like to understand whether a user, without root permissions, can change login screen background, in the same fashion as one can change desktop background or icon size in unity, in particular ...
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ubuntu 15.04 unity problem

I can access to gnome (metacity) like someone posted as solution, I installed it: sudo apt-get install gnome but I can't use ubuntu default, I tried many suggestions: sudo apt-get install ...
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Black screen after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

I have spent a few hours on my tablet trying to get help reading answers to similar problems but I'm still stuck. I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. I did it by following the steps on the Ubuntu ...
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Restore Network Manager to Global Menu Bar?

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and now I no longer have the option to manage he network from my global menu bar. I need this o connect to my VPNs. Any thoughts on how to restore this? Thanks
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What is the application None?

As the title, what is the application None? Sometimes I'm experiencing bugs with the unity menu bar of eclipse. In this short video I show what the problem is; at 10'', a report bug opens (you can ...
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Hided launcher does not show urgent icons

I'd like to use auto-hide option for the launcher. And in the other side, I use Pidgin messenger application, in this application when a buddy becomes on-line or off-line, its icon in the launcher ...
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How to disable grouping in Unity application switcher

How do you make the Unity application switcher ignore groups, so it always shows and switches between applications, and doesn't do any groupings? I've seen some similar questions about modifying ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unity - All windows always on top

I'm experiencing a window issue on Ubuntu 15.04 on Unity. All my windows are always on top. For instance, if I have a folder window opened before firefox, when I click on the firefox window, the ...
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awkward shadow after changing ubuntu theme [on hold]

when i change my ubuntu theme from ambiance to any other theme like Numix, it start showing awkward shadows on menus and some applications like in the pictures. how can i remove this shadows?
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right click menus, dropdown menus have no shadows and borders

I installed kubuntu-desktop on existing unity installation but for some bugs disliked it and removed it. Now there is this problem, windows in unity have shadows and borders, but the right click and ...
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what is the default theme in Ubuntu [on hold]

I'm going to be installing Kali and i want it to look like Ubuntu.I know there is gnome but what is the default theme in Ubuntu
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Launch application on a specific monitor

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and two monitors. When I open applications I need some of them to be on the primary monitor and others On the secondary. At the moment, apps always open in the primary monitor. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Unity panel icons animations do not work

I cannot get to work unity panel animations for icons. All of them are enabled at Unity Tweak but still nothing neither launch animations or notice. Any clue how debug this issue ? Distributor ID: ...
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Fullscreen window placement becomes fixed in expo workspace after switching monitors

I wonder if there is any way to loosen the fullscreen window placement rules under 14.04. Rules are improved from 12.04 to 14.04 for conserving placement following a monitor switch (e.g., switching ...
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Hiding the workspace switcher in unity [duplicate]

As many of you know, Unity includes both a GUI and a set of hotkeys to change workspaces. I have gotten used to the hotkeys to a degree where the workspace switcher icon is a waste of launcher space. ...
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Cant login into Unity. Ubuntu 14.04

I've been using KDE for a year, I decided I needed a change and installed Enlightment. I was not convinced and now I want the classic Unity desktop. It doesn't work, I did sudo apt-get install ...
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Error while building Unity 8: “Could not determine USS private plugin installation dir.”

I am going through the steps to build Unity 8 and when I get to $ ./build it fails with this error Could not determine USS private plugin installation dir. How do I proceed?
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Restarting Unity in 15.04

Last week when running 14.10 I used alt+f2 "unity" to restart Unity. Now, in 15.04, doing the same mi session gets closed How can I restart Unity without closing my session? Tks Jossaq
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Log in into Ubuntu using a Windows machine like it was a new session

Context I have two machines at home a laptop with Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 a laptop with Windows 7 Professional The thing is that I used to use the Ubuntu machine a lot, but some time ago I forgot ...
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I deleted my home folder, now I can't log in through Unity

I deleted my home folder when followed the steps in: ecryptfs-setup-private --undo I'm not worried about the data or anything, but I can't log in through Unity anymore. I switched to root in the ...
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Fixing Compiz windows bleeding effect after snapping windows

I have a slight problem with windows bleeding and not showing up right on Ubuntu 14.10. When I snap a window to be fullscreen, i.e. Google Chrome, there is a bleeding effect that happens and moves ...
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My computer does not shutdown or reboot [on hold]

Since I installed Ubuntu 15.04, my computer doesn't reboot or shutdown. I tried installing 14.04.2 but the problem is the same. I keep pushing power button to turn off computer. I tried sudo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 change wallpaper and launcher of guest session

I've seen this, but making a whole new special purpose user isn't what I want. I just want to change the default launcher icons and the wallpaper. I've tried creating /etc/guest-session/auto.sh and ...
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USB mouse unusable in Unity

Is there something special you have to do to get a USB mouse or trackball to work in Unity? I was using a USB trackball with Gnome-Shell on a laptop and it worked perfectly. When I switch to Unity, I ...
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Expo edges and wallpaper not working after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm using Compiz and its Wallpaper and Expo plugins. Since yesterday, after every reboot my first wallpaper won't show anymore and the edge setting won't work, so ...
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ubuntu 12.04 falls back to login or no icons in gui [duplicate]

after hours of searching for solutions i am quite confused and frustrated now. None of the solutions here helped. This is what happend and what i did. Suddenly after days of offline the 12.04 ubuntu ...
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How do I change the click target area for the corner box expand to expand a window in Unity Desktop?

When trying to adjust the size of a GUI window (such as my terminal editor window) I have to be exactly on the bottom right hand corner before the window-adjust icon appears. The target area is so ...
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How to fix low-resolution wallpaper?

Whenever my computer starts and I log in, the desktop wallpaper loads at half resolution. Everything else is native resolution, and if I reselect the wallpaper it loads at full resolution. It's JUST ...
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Since 15.04 Upgrade, Lost my Terminal/Shell

Since I've upgraded to 15.04 I've lost my terminal. I cannot fall back to using xterm because xterm is simply not as good as the basic Ubuntu terminal! How do I get it back? When I click the ...
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How to set different scaling on multiple monitors?

I have a notebook with a resolution of 3200x1800, running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with kernel 4.0.0-040000-generic. Unitys scaling function works great to magnify the menus, titlebar and applications. Now ...
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Resizing window to a particular size

I want to resize a game's window to 1280x720. I tried with wctrl and xdotools but it wasn't working. I'm using 15.04. Here's a video showing the problem.
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No login background and Ubuntu logo after fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.xx

Got a strange problem. I use Ubuntu a few years now. Recently I've updated from 14.10 to 15.04. After that there was no background or Ubuntu logo with version at the bottom. Just violet screen with ...
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Fast switching wmii and unity

I'm developing user interfaces, and while developing in wmii it's critical that I get the same user experiance that users for unity would get. So does any one know how to make fast switching between ...
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restore compiz/unity as default window manager from xmonad

I have installed and tried the xmonad window manager but now i want to switch back to compiz/unity as the default window manager. How can I do this? I have tried compiz --replace but i get: ...
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How can I start up an application with a pre-defined window size and position?

I'm wondering is there any way to achieve the affect of the Ctrl-Alt-Keypad shortcuts in Unity using terminal commands instead? I want a command that sets a gui window to half the size of the screen, ...
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What does the unity/compiz error “FBO is incomplete” mean and how can I fix it?

I am having trouble with Unity after an upgrade to 14.04 (and still there after another update to 14.10 which was due to me not paying attention) I have no unity or anything else and only have ...
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Why does the Terminal minimize when initiated in Ubuntu 15.04?

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 update Steam quit working. So I tried to remove Steam installer and reinstall it; along with the installation I received the message: Steam, Steamdeps are run in a ...
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Google Calendar in unity

Is there a way to sync google calendar with unity without adding new software ?? If there isn't a way can you recommend the light weight software for this task?? that will have the ability to notify ...
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Second screen toolbars/launcher not working (15.04 fresh install)

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude E6420 with an external monitor. Everything works fine on the external screen, but the launcher and toolbars do not react when clicked ...
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Active window changes when switching workspaces

I have a terminal open on Workspace 1 in fullscreen. My active workspace is now top-left, and I am typing in my active window Firefox. Then I press ALT-CTRL-DOWN followed by ALT-CTRL-UP, and I come ...
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Duplicate icons, and some old ones in Dash [duplicate]

My issues is that I've some how managed to get duplicate icons (picture below) and some older icons. When I click on the duplicate / old icons it just takes me to the system settings. This is driving ...