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Nautilus fonts went big. 14.04

After a reboot my nautilus left bar (with bookmars: home, documents, ect..) has big fonts. I tried to reset nautilus and unity but the font still big. Tried to remove all .conf dir but nothing. Also ...
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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Indicator multiload applet causes excessive compiz/CPU usage

Most of the compiz cycles consumed on my system are caused by "indicator-multiload". This has been a problem for me since, at least, 12.04. I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on an Asus laptop with the AMD/ATI ...
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Unity HUD doesn't work on Firefox, but works on other applications

I click Alt and access the HUD and regardless of what I type, I get no results at all. The HUD is working on other applications like Writer, Banshee, Corebird and even Thunderbird. It's Firefox 33.0, ...
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Unity doesn't start and reconfiguration fails

I have a problem with unity that took me one day to approximatively solve. Approximatively means that it is not convenient and I need to fully fix the problem. I have bought a viper computer. I ...
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Create apps for unity menu

I am new with Ubuntu, I just added it to my PC and I want to create application in the unity menu bar (I want a ping tester to be clear). What I want to know is : Which langage use to create this ...
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sizing unity window issue when running as VM under virtualbox

installed ubuntu on VM (virtualBox). How do I get the right screensize without losing real estate from the ununtu desktop within the vm virtualbox window. Can't see the full desktop.
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Global smooth scrolling

Mac has native smooth scrolling (animation when you scroll something). I really like that thing. Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling, globally, in Ubuntu? When I say globally I mean, enable it ...
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all menu dissapeared after python uninstallation

I uninstalled Python3(in ubuntu 14.04) using:- sudo apt-get autoremove python3 After reboot, all menu were gone. Only the desktop icons are visible. The Launcher isn't working. Even Ctrl+Alt+T ...
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Ubuntu freezes after removing Gnome

My first Linux experience is Ubuntu 14.04.Since I got bored with Unity,I changed my desktop environment to Gnome.After a while,I removed Gnome and returned to Unity.But now,I cannot change my ...
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cannot open “startup applications”

I cannot open the startup applications program. Its present when I search for it in the dash but it wont open. I even tried using gnome-session-properties but I get the following message. More info:i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 doesn't restart properly or hangs at restart [on hold]

I using 64-bit ubuntu 14.04.1 on my asus x550lc notebook. Everytime I restart the system freezes(hangs).
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Way to disable launcher-popups without installing new software?

I'd like to disable the pop-up that appears when I move my mouse over a Launcher-Icon. The popups always cover up stuff I'm trying to look at. In this screenshot, I want to disable the popup that ...
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How to enable sticky windows?

I remember some desktops had a sticky windows feature, where windows close to eachother would snap together at their border and 'stick'. How can this be enabled in Ubuntu?
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How can I keep my Unity always the latest version?

I tryed to update my packages by typing " apt-get update/ upgrade/ dist-upgrade ", but my Unity isn't the latest version. I also searched about it but there's nothing telling how to upgrade to the ...
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Ubuntu search not finding any files

I've noticed that the search indexes only those files which have previously been opened with some application. For example, searching for a presentation returns 0 results initially, but once I ...
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Borderless mode shift window outside of screen. How to hide top and left unity bars?

Thats wired. It seam Unity override screen composition so that app (game) that use full screen window size, do not occupy whole screen (expected behaviour), but whats left after Unity took space for ...
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Unity launcher does not find executable

When I try to seek some executable application by the Unity Launcher it not found any application! I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Example: I press the super key and type "Firefox", but he seeks no ...
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Application launches but no longer appears on monitor (only visible in ALT-TAB menu)

I had a dual monitor setup up until recently. After booting back up with just one monitor, one (at least) of my applications launches but doesn't show on the monitor I'm actually using. When I ALT+TAB ...
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How to have multiple instance of unity-settings-daemon

Is there a way to have another running unity-settings-daemon on a different $DISPLAY. I tried --display=:1 but I always got this error. ** (unity-settings-daemon:xxxx): WARNING **: Name taken or bus ...
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After upgrading to 14.04, I get “System program problem detected” and no Unity launcher

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I manage to login but I get a "System program problem detected" and no Unity launch bar. I delete all entries under /var/crash but the following crash file ...
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When i open my drive in linux it can't open ,what i do [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/rajeev/A480692B80690560: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" ...
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Removing shadow between launcher and panel

How do I remove that shadow? Looks very ugly.
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Unity doesn't start for only one account

I have several accounts in my Ubuntu 14.04. Only for one of of them, after login, unity doesn't start. I can only see the desktop background and the mouse icon. I tried all the solutions in: Problems ...
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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Disable unity-greeter dynamic switching (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 Unity greeter has introduced selected user dynamic background, that means that when selecting a user from the available users list the background will change to reflect the selected ...
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reinstall ubuntu-desktop after removing gnom*

i have laptop with ubuntu 14.04 i tried to install gnome to try it and after a while i wanted to remove it so i used the following command apt-get remove gnom* i rebooted and before the ...
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How to add running program icon to left-side bar? [duplicate]

As in question, how can we assign an icon here? Regards
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no wired connction icon show on my computer

I'm using the latest version of GNOME on ubuntu 14.04 and connected to a wired connection. what to my surprise is there is no wired connection icon in the top right corner. I didn't uninstall the ...
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Conky Harmattan isn't displayed after launch

I've just downloaded Conky Harmattan, and followed the instructions for the installation, on my Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop. After launch (that is: conky), conky isn't displayed at all. I've ...
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Can't expand Software Updater window

All, Weird issue, but the window for Software Updater stuck in an un-expanded state: There aren't any selection handles on the edges, no maximize button... I'm stumped! Running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Remove Launcher icon gloss [duplicate]

How can I make the icons in the image of a launcher and desktop look the the icons on the launcher to the far left? It only applies that glossy overlay with darker themes and I'm trying to use ...
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How to automaticlly select application when switching workspace

When I use the short cut Ctrl-Alt-Arrow it switches the workspace but the application that is open isn't selected, so then I have to do ALT Tab to select the last application I was last using in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop won't load after uninstalling graphics driver

I had to uninstall my graphics drivers(nvidia drivers from their driver page) in order to fix a problem with another program not working(steam). I restart my computer, log in, and the desktop won't ...
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Unity: Menubar error!

My Menubar doesn't show the icons for "network-manager" and the "indicator-multiload". It worked fine until today. Here is a screenshot: I want that it looks like this: Also if i start Skype ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphics problems

I have problems with ubuntu 14.04 unity. The programs that I use for example Google Chrome sometimes go black. THen in order to seeagain the program I should minimize maximize the window and this only ...
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How to disable Raise-on-Click in Trusty?

When a windowed app has focus and I click a maximized app below it, I'd like to set focus to the maximized window but for the windowed app to remain in the foreground. I recently upgraded (by means ...
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Error while booting into Unity Desktop- Chromebook

I installed Ubuntu 12.03 on my HP Chromebook 14 several months ago. Until yesterday my laptop has run fine with both OS dual booted. Yesterday I tried booting into the unity Desktop the way I usually ...
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window buttons position [closed]

No, there is no useful answer to that question, not for 14.04 anyway. Current wisdom seems to be that is not possible. However, in my 14.04 I have uninstalled the Unity desktop, I only have Gnome ...
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MenuBar in the right corner doesn't work

My Menubar doesn't show the icons for "network-manager" and the "indicator-multiload". It worked fine until today. Here is a screenshot: I want that it looks like this: I'm using a VPN and ...
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How to make font black and background white on dash window

Ubuntu 14.04.1 Theme Radiance Opacity 0 Background solid color white I want simple black text on white background like in normal books. Dash window: for selecting programs program label font color ...
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Searching in Dash

What are the characters which the Dash search uses to split filenames into words? I mean, if you have a file some random.txt, the dash will show if you enter either 'some' or 'random'. But what if I ...
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Unity not working. No panels nor file menus. (Can't register object 'org.gnome.Shell' yet as we don't have a connection, waiting for it…)

Pastebin file http://pastebin.com/UTeLDG3v Thing is i get errors like these. WARN 2014-06-17 15:59:45 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:579 Can't register object 'org.gnome.Shell' yet as ...
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Super slow Dash in Ubuntu 14.04 (rest of graphics running normally) [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and everything's working great except for the Dash which is terribly slow, it takes more than 10 seconds to open and then another great deal for me to be able to type and to ...
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Re-enable keyboard shortcuts “first login” cheat-sheet

How can you make the "first login" keyboard shortcuts pop-up re-appear at the next login (or make it re-appear at every login)? I know you can pull up the cheat-sheet by pressing and holding the ...
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How to fix Unity locked disabled settings?

I am not able to adjust any of the settings in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything in Unity is locked/disabled. I've tried uninstalling Unity and reinstalling it. I've tried installing xscreensaver and that did ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load after updating from 12.04 to newer version

Sorry if this question dublicates another one, yet so far I've been looking for an answer for my problem and no such I found here. After loading my 12.04 Ubuntu once I've got a system message to ...
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What can be done when my Ubuntu completely hangs and nothing works?

My system recently hung up and nothing worked. Cursor, keys, Ctrl commands (like Esc, Alt+Delete), Alt+F4, everything hangs up. Once, I saw my cousin slam some keys and a totally black screen opened, ...
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Can application windows/dialogs be given transparency?

Can application windows/dialogs be given transparency? Suppose I'm working in LibreOffice while a Firefox window is opened in the below layer which I want to keep checking. If I could make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 + Gnome PPA or Ubuntu Gnome edition for a smooth experience?

I prefer Gnome Desktop Environment. I have downloaded "Ubuntu Gnome edition"(14.04.1), tried, installed on a Samsung RV-509 Laptop. It is buggy and has random freeze issues as I observe. Compared to ...