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Multiple chromium icons in launcher of 14.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS a few weeks before the official release and set up multiple google chromium profiles. Using "StartupWMClass", I managed to get each profile to have a separate version of ...
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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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Unity Tweak Tools missing schema in 14.04

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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Error launching Unity Tweak Tool in Ubuntu 14.04

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 to 14.04

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 ...
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How can I use Metacity and its themes with Unity?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming Now Trusty don't support Metacity themes. So... Is there a another way to enable Metacity in Unity? For example, gnome-session-flashback can return ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unity launcher problem after 1st launch

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. After I started an application and stopped it I cannot launch that application again by clicking on the launcher icon. Nothing would happen. I can ...
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How can I apply exceptions to window decoration on compiz in ubuntu 14.04?

Back in the previous releases, I used the compiz plugins "window decoration" and "window rules" to have a transparent, sticky, unmovable gnome-terminal acting as a wallpaper. The trick was to create a ...
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Not loading unity launcher in ubuntu

I've recently updated ubuntu to 14.04 and somehow it got messed up in between and i restarted system and from advanced options i fixed packages and installed everything. The issue now is i can't able ...
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Is it possible to show launcher on a non-primary monitor?

I'm using the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and have an annoying problem. I have 3 monitors connected to my computer and I would like to have the unity launcher show on my left screen while using my middle ...
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No Unity 3D support, Intel HD 4600, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04

So I've got this killer PC I use for GPGPU programming. Hardware: Intel i7-4770K (integrated intel HD4600) 2x NVidia Geforce GTX780Ti I want to use the GTX'es only for CUDA programming. It's a ...
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Problem with window filter in spread mode

It seems there is a bug in this new feature. -Type Super+w -Type something to use the window filter (firefox or chrome by example) -Use alt+tab to go to another windows. The windows is not fully ...
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Howto restore the new 14.04-lockscreen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 but since some weeks I'm stuck with the old 13.10 lockscreen design for some reason. I already tried compizconfig-settings-manager but it doesn't offer me any option for ...
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How can I get the Dash working properly?

It worked until 6 days ago, when I updated from 13.04 to 13.10. Now, it seems that the "Friends scope" is the only function that works. For example, Super+A doesn't do anything, whereas Super+G does. ...
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Efficient use of screen real-estate in Unity

Today I've just read that Part of the reason for the introduction of Unity was to provide more efficient use of the display space... so I thought, I should give it a (second) change. However, my ...
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How do I turn unity back on?

My ubuntu 14.04 upgrade didn't work. When I rebooted after it was done I had to choose between something called cinnamon and something called gnome fall back. I don't like either. I can't find ...
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Which Gmail notification app will work with 14.04?

I tried using the Gmail webapp and unity mail, but neither of them light up the notification indicator (the envelope does not turn blue). Unity mail doesn't even show up in the messaging menu. What ...
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Is there a way so show mounted servers in the Unity launcher

I connect to several servers, which when mounted show up under network in Nautilus, however they don't show up in the Unity launcher. Is there a way to make them show up there just like the normal ...
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problem with display status bar and unity

something wrong with the status bar it looks like stripe and the unity display also blurred and the border is not align,the system display wrong version of graphic driver,it say it is Gallium 0.4 on ...
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How to get copy.com notification icon on Unity on Trusty to work?

Do you guys know how to get Copy's systray icon to work? That's an old question and the old fix doesn't work no more.. I've already tried: sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 and the other: ...
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Reverse Damage Caused by Gnome-Shell to Unity

OK, so I installed gnome-shell for some unfathomable reason and it essentially broke a bunch of stuff in the unity desktop. I've tried reinstalling ubuntu-desktop by doing sudo apt-get install ...
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Heroes of Newerth lagging periodically

Everything was fine on Ubuntu 12.04. Today when I moved to Ubuntu 14.04 and installed HoN everything was fine, game loaded game started normally, in the game everything working fine just I have lags ...
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Black Screen on Ubuntu Install + garbled installer

My desktop is black and every window is garbled. In have 2 AMD Radeon 7790s in crossfire And fx 8core CPU at 4.6ghz each. 16gb of ram. The unity bar and dash icon are coloured with the default ...
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How to get/enable the new locally integrated menus (LIM) inside of the windows titlebar?

I hear about this new feature, but don't know how to enable it. It look as this Do anyone have any idea how to enable this? And is it possible to get it on other Desktop Environments like XFCE?
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How to show old account on the greeter

TL;DR --> I want to know how to make an old account show up after reinstallation of Ubuntu so that I can log in to that account and not have to reinstall all the other software I had installed on that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 minimize, maximize, close on right [duplicate]

Who can I have my minimize, maximize, close buttons back on right in 14.04? Thank you in advance
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How to remove the keyboard layout icon from the menu bar in Unity?

First let me show a screen shot of my menu bar : I just want to remove the En icon from there. How do i do it? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity. Thanks in advance.
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SublimeText turns into black hole with Unity/nVidia/Xinerama

I recently upgraded to 14.04, and after a little bit of fighting, I got my 4-monitor setup "working". However, a few applications (I've noticed gedit and SublimeText), will have the entire window ...
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How to change “Ubuntu Desktop” from unity top panel

Now these days, I am working for customization of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition according to my needs. So I am working in chroot environment. I want to remove "Ubuntu Desktop" label from the unity top ...
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Finding Installed Software

Since I have not been able to open Dash Home in 12.04.4 see Dash Home will not open, I am hoping for a work-around. Is there another convenient way to open apps/programs without having to search ...
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Unity segmentation fault under nVidia Xinerama [on hold]

I just upgraded to 14.04, and I knew ahead of time that I was going to have X issues, but I did it anyway. I have 4 screens attached to an nVidia Quadro NVS 450, using the proprietary nVidia driver ...
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How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
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Strange item on unity desktop - transparent circle [on hold]

Lately, after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I accidentally found a strange item on my desktop. I was only able to see it since it had a layover effect on the white background of my browser. This item was a ...
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Set scaling back to default on Surface Pro

I accidentally set the scaling settings at 4, and couldn't reset them. Is there any way to reset these settings back to default? I'm running a Microsoft Surface Pro (10.6", 1920x1080), and I cannot ...
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Will the MATE desktop conflict with the Unity desktop?

I want to use the MATE desktop environment on Ubuntu, but I've heard from some people that MATE will not work without conflicts. Is this true? And if it is, are there any ways to resolve the ...
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How do I add a border around windows but keep the Ambiance theme?

I seem to live my life in the terminal - many terminals in-fact. I also love the Ambiance theme - but the new borderless windows does not provide the visual differentiation I'm used to (the same ...
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Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not Lubuntu) ...
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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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Menu options disabled in most application in Ubuntu 13.10

The menu options such as File/Edit etc. are disabled for most of my applications such as Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and many more. I am unable to get my work done because of this. I am running ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly very slow

For some reason, my Ubuntu 12.04 recently became very slow. My specifications: HP laptop, core 2 duo T6600, 2.20 Ghz x2 Ati radeon 2 GB RAM Symptoms in Unity 3d: Dash takes endless to open ...
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Task Bar at the top missing Applications, Places and System menu

I was trying to install VLC using System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager when I realised that I don't have Applications, Places and System menu items at the top left side of task bar. I ...
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Why isn't conky working right in Unity desktop?

First of all, my desktop environment is unity. I am using it with 14.04 OS(with all recent updates). I recently installed infinity conky. I installed and followed all the instructions correctly in the ...
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Startup Applications feature [on hold]

On Ubuntu 14, the Startup APplications preferences tool is not listed in System Settings, and it is not listed on the top right cog icon. Why must Ubuntu insist on: a) Making documentation, FAQs, ...
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After messing with configuration files can't start ubuntu, get black screen

Today I was trying to get tap to click to work on my ACer c720 with only ubuntu installed. At one point I restarted the computer and I only got a black screen with a non-blinkning cursor in the top ...
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How to edit ccsm manually in ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to built my own ubuntu 14.04 cd image with UCK, I would like to know if is there a way to edit ccsm manually to change the "MINIMIZE ON CLICK" setting so when I build the image that change ...