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How do you add/remove applications to/from the Unity Launcher from command line?

I am customizing an Ubuntu 14.04 Live CD with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). The program gives you a chroot environment in a terminal to make changes. I want to add and remove what programs appear ...
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My window border's theme got stuck to virtual box's theme

i recently installed virtual box. When i first opened the virtual box and closed it, my desktop theme got changed to virtual box's window bar theme and i can't revert it back. Note: Few days ago, i ...
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Unable to create or extract archives in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity

Here's my problem: I want to create/extract archives (like .zip or .tar.gz) from my file manager in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity. But when I right-click a file, the options simply are not there. When I ...
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Unity 14.04: Cannot open Launcher because of NVIDIA screen corruption

I've just clean-installed 14.04 with Unity on my amd64 box, which has a NVidia 6150SE GPU. It's having a problem with screen corruption; after you login and try to open, say, the Unity launcher (if ...
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How to change monajat program notification into Arabic language?

How can I change the language of notification into Arabic? Program notifications appear in the English language and this is difficult to read as I don't use English in speaking. i only want to chane ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Indicators icons from choosen theme don't what to load

Indicators icons from default themes ubuntu-mono-dark/light don't want to load and system is loading others icons ( few indicators icons [precisely: power,sound,keyboard] not all in the theme ). It ...
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This session is locked - problem

When I try to login after resuming from a suspend, I get this message with a huge lock icon. This session is locked - you will be redirected to the unlock dialog automatically in a few seconds ...
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unity fails to start after booting

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 on my lenovo E531 laptop.My problem is: after booting the computer,graphical interface of ubuntu fails to start and it shows a black screen. I'd consider myself a beginner, ...
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Text becomes unreadable after high memory usage

I currently use an old laptop running ubuntu 14.04.2. I am using the default unity desktop. It has an integrated intel graphics card. After using the laptop for a while, the text becomes unreadable. ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Broken not fixable unity

I was playing minecraft and I used the kill -15 -1 command and it broke my unity and I can't get it to work again even with the CompizConfig methods. If I am duplicating topics then post a link to ...
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Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar

Is it possible to hide the application title from the menubar?
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How to I restore ubuntu-desktop / unity / gnome back to it's original state

I tried to install KDE on ubuntu, which involved me doing an sudo apt remove --purge *unity, a full install of kde and other involved packages. The problem is that somewhere in between I really ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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Unity-dash search lags inconvenient

Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox ...
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How to fix unity? [duplicate]

As the noob I am, I used the command kill -15 -1 because my Minecraft was in full screen but not showing up and I did not know what it did! Now, when I log in, it has only the wallpaper and mouse and ...
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why cant i download/install software (supported in windows) in linux operating system ubuntu [on hold]

Why cant I download/install software (supported in windows) in linux operating system ubuntu? How to install software from internet? How to install youwave/bluestacks/or any android os in linux os ...
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Creating a Unity Launcher icon for PyCharm

I can start, PyCharm from a shell script in a subdirectory of /opt. I get a gray question-mark icon (see attachment) rather than the orange/green PyCharm icon (see attachment). Note that the correct ...
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Delete gnome desktop and now update “failed to fetch”

After update on 14.10 I had some trouble with unity not working( I made mistake and install gnome-desktop than I tried to delete gnome and reinstall unity. But I made mistake again and executed: ...
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Not sure how to launch thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04

Wondering if anyone is familiar with thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04. I downloaded the thinkorswim_installer.sh to the downloads folder. I installed it by using a terminal: sudo sh ...
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How do you remove the transparent bar next to Unity Launcher?

I'd like to remove it, my background is very colorful, so it is a minor distraction. How do you guys think I could remove this tiny line?
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After installing MATE desktop some of the icons in my dash increased in size

Few days back i Installed MATE desktop on my system running UBUNTU 14.10. After the installation the size of some application icon has increased dramatically. Which is looking pretty bad. my another ...
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How do i stop the greeter from changing on lock or suspend

I have installed xfce on 14.04 unity distribution and every time I lock the session or suspend, my greeter changes from the unity default one to a xubuntu skinned one, I have not figured out why. I ...
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Black border in window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem and the terminal is filled with black color: so I Googled this problem and found some solution ...
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Installing unity on lubuntu makes system too heavy

I have a PC with Intel i3 4th Gen processor and 2 GBs of RAM. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on it and it was running very nicely. I then installed ubuntu-desktop and found that running unity made the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 host with Win8.1 guest runs horribly using VMware Player

VMware player runs soo awful I had to switch over to virtualbox. When I enter "Unity mode" the windows-native applications sometimes appear after a couple minutes and after doing so they are so laggy ...
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After using Gnome Shell for a few sessions, window decorations in Unity are wrong

I usually use Unity, but tried using Gnome Shell for a few sessions. Now that I am back using Unity, some window decorations are still what they looked like under Gnome Shell - including those of ...
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How to Set a Different Desktop Slideshow for Each Workspace

I have figured out how to do two things (well, two things relevent to this question :) To set a different background for each workspace (using Compiz Config) and set a desktop slideshow for all ...
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Got a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Unity, anything critical to do before installing Gnome? [on hold]

It's a fresh install, been logged into once to see if it worked. Basically just looking for anything that I would want to do before installing gnome such as installing my nvidia drivers or any other ...
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Use the same icon when starting from commandline vs starting from terminal

I have an eclipse installation that was not installed through the repositories. To be able to launch it conveniently, I symlinked the path to eclipse to /usr/bin, (so that it can be started by ...
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Launcher ubuntu touch

I m left hand I was thinking if it s possible to move the launcher on the right and side of the screen ? sometime it s a bit weird to use it with the left thumb on the left and side of the phone it s ...
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Autorunning Plex command In Ubuntu Unity on Chromebook?

I have managed to get the Plex Media Server running on my Chromebook via Crouton and Unity. The only thing is that it won't load unless I run the command sudo su -c /usr/sbin/start_pms plex Is there ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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The command to change desktop picture? [duplicate]

How can I change the desktop background picture from command-line on Unity, without using the settings panel?
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No desktop after enabling root in Ubuntu!

I have enabled root account on Ubuntu 14.10. After that, I logged out and logged in, but there is no desktop and no bars. I tried opening a terminal using keyboard shortcut but nothing is working. I ...
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Utopic Unicorn .. Login screen looks different and unity is slow all of a sudden wireless card no longer working

I'm not sure why, but after a reboot I have an ugly boot up screen and the other problems listed in the title. I think this may have happened during a sudo apt-get upgrade Where I got a seg fault. ...
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How to start Unity desktop on a headless machine?

I am trying to get the Untiy desktop (That I am used to using) running on a Ubuntu box that is now headless. I already have a fake desktop running via the Xorg dummy display driver. When I VNC into ...
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How to get a different Unity Launcher with different icons on each workspace?

I read through the various answers to having separate desktop folders in each Workspace using Screenlets, devilspie, or CCSM ... but that's not the answer to my question. I installed 14.04 LTS a few ...
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Worse compiz performance in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I know this question has been asked multiple times before, but they seem to be like 3-4 years old now and I could not find any associated with Ubuntu 14.04. Also, solutions mentioned there do not ...
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Application icon search path order [duplicate]

From where does Unity first search icons? I would like to overwrite alarm-clock-applet icon in unity taskbars indicators section but i do not want to do this every time my icons package gets updated! ...
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Is there any way to open all instances of a particular application without having to click on its icon multiple times?

I'm using Unity. If there's any desktop version out there that supports this I'd be curious to know about it. For example, say I have 3 terminals open. Whenever I click on the terminal icon on the ...
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Application icon animation in Unity Dash

I have left dash sidebar auto hidden. I also have a dock and each time i launch an application from the doc, the application icon slides out from the left dash sidebar little bit. Is it possible to ...
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After every kernel update I reinstall the Nvidia drivers and lose the Unity bar

After each kernel update, after the reboot I don’t get anything on screen, therefore I switch to the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and reinstall the Nvidia drivers, then I reboot but I don’t get any Unity ...
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Match overlay icons in spread/scale to icon theme [14.04]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Compiz 0.9.11.3. Not all overlay icons in the spread mode match the icon theme. For example: emacs24, gimp, libre office, Mathematica, Google-chrome, sublime. ...
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How to center windows title text (ubuntu 14.04 )

I'm trying to change the title text of the windows in unity to the center I saw this tutorial: ...
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Is Unity7 going to get Drawer functionality to organize the shortcuts on the left side?

I love Unity7... Thank you all for your work over the years on Unity7, and I hope that it continues to be maintained for all the PC users as the new work on Unity8 continues. I was wondering: Will ...
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Showing editor when clicking on file

How do I get an editor to show when double clicking on the corresponding file? For example if I click a double click on a javascript file, the atom editor icon slides out slightly in the launcher, ...
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Show Copy dialog by default

In Unity, when i move files, I see this: icon that tells me there is a transfer going on. I would rather see the window with multiple progress bars that tells me what the disk write speed is, and ...
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I can't run Unity Webapps in Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS

I can't run Unity Webapps. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS on my PC, I saw the Amazon app. When I clicked it , it gave me no response. I've tried to run several other unity webapps like Google ...
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Docky runs as regular plank. How can I get docky back?

I'm currently using docky as my primary app launcher. One day, docky just started running as regular plank. It just looks like regular plank, with regular plank settings window and options and no ...