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Can't click on menu item in live-cd after using gparted

I'm trying out the new 16.04 desktop Xenial Xerus Live CD, and I've come upon a very peculiar thing: When I open the menu, I can select anything like normal, however when I open gparted and click on ...
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Problem in connecting to cyberoam portal

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 LTS ,I want to connect to cyberoam portal of my hostel.I have installed openvpn from Ubuntu software centre.Googled about the issue which redirects to download SSL ...
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What keyboard shortcut do you use for Screenshot?

I like how OS X has the screenshot shortcuts set up so that you can press them with your left hand. So, on Windows I configured Greenshot to do the same thing with Alt + S. However, Alt + S gives ...
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clicking one launcher adds instance on another launcher. how to seperate?

I have chrome and empty-chrome empty-chrome simply starts chrome from webdriver. I would like to have 2 different icons in the launcher. so I defined a new entry under /usr/share/applications/empty-...
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How to repair UNITY after installing KDE

I installed KDE and XFCE on my Ubuntu 14.04 just to taste a new Desktop environment, but I didn't liked it so I decided to switch back to Unity. But whenever I login into Unity, the top panel icons ...
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Menu Bar and Launcher missing after installing updates (16.04 LTS)

I have Ubuntu running in a VirtualBox VM on both a Windows 7 host and also a Macbook Pro. Four times now (on two different hosts) after having successfully installed (auto-)updates, and restarted the ...
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Unity Dock Appears When Viewing Movies On Dual Screen System

I have a dual screen setup and I often will have a movie playing in VLC while surfing the Web on the other monitor. I place the movie in full-screen mode with no Unity Dock showing. However, when I ...
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Is it possible to install themes on Ubuntu 16.04.1 without any third party software?

I had the theme pack downloaded, but tutorials on the internet tell me to use third party software such as unity tweak tool. My ideal solution is to just extract the theme somewhere in the system, ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 damaged completely [on hold]

I face a problem that unity launcher of ubuntu desktop disappered, I had solved this problem after that I tried to setup genome ubuntu along with ubuntu desktop I found that the response of ubuntu ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 launcher is missing after installing new updates

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 and every things was good. After installing new updates, lanucher, meues and top panel disappear when I login. I tried this commands: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ ...
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Task switching brings focus to wrong desktop with maximised windows

Using ubuntu 16.04, I'm facing an issue where I want to switch to another window, the window manager activates another desktop (space) then where the window resides. I've seen this issue on a couple ...
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Unity not starting in 16.04 [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 under VirtualBox. Today I updated VirtualBox to 5.0.26. After it I updated the Ubuntu using GUI, but the update has frozen during grub update. After reset, it started normally and I ...
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Can't find the eclipse was installed by eclipse Installer

I downloaded an installer from here and run eclipse-inst. It showed a dialog to select an IDE to install, I selected Java and installed it in /root/java, then it showed me a button to launch it... I ...
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Ubuntu workspace switching shortcuts don't work

Core problem: The following keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces ( unity viewports ) are not working. Ctrl+Alt+Up for switching workspace above Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up for moving window to ...
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Set password for specific workspace

I would like to set a password for a specific workspace W so that when I (or someone else using my user session) tries to switch to that workspace, they can't do so unless they know the user password. ...
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16.04 volume control from media keys stopped working

I just installed 16.04 from scrath a week ago, at first the media key on my keyboard worked wonder and allowed me to control the volume. Then i made an update and the control from the keyboard media ...
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Black background and no input from neither the mouse nor the keyboard after user login

After I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my machine and tried to log in, all I got was the Unity launcher, a black background, the volume bar with the mute icon and no way of interacting with the UI. The ...
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Cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04

I want to setup quick input method but I cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04. I can see the iBus option in the Language Support. How can I launch the iBus Preference window ...
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Desktop black and widgets disappeared after Ubuntu 16.04 latest OS Update - 21st July 2016

This is driving me nuts so I am hoping someone can help. I'm running 16.04 Xenial on an XPS-13 Dell 9350. This morning I was performing an OS update through the Ubuntu Software center. Right after ...
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16.04 Workspaces, Launcher placement stopped working

Everything was working correctly until I updated my Ubuntu 16.04 to the latest kernel, etc. running a dist-upgrade. After the update, my workspaces stopped working even though I tried to check, ...
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Are there any power consumption indicators?

I would love to see how much power my notebook is consuming all the time. Therefore I want an indicator that constantly (interval of 1 second maybe) monitors the current power consumption (measured ...
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On initial login, running applications do not show in the unity launcher or ALT+TAB

This problem is fixed if I log out and log back in again, but comes back if I reboot the computer. I have recorded a video showing the problem: http://173.72.189.135/bug.mkv Thanks in advance for ...
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I switched from unity to i3wm but after suspend I still have gnome-screensaver instead of i3lock

How do I configure Ubuntu 14.04 so that when I close the lid of my laptop (in a i3wm session) and open it again, the screen is locked via i3lock instead of gnome-screensaver? I spent the day ...
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Error messages in log about com.canonical.Unity.Scope.Home

I see the following messages in my log-files: Jul 20 09:52:29 SysH-PC3 com.canonical.Unity.Scope.Home[1913]: (unity-scope-home:12285): libunity-protocol-private-WARNING **: protocol-scope-discovery....
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Unable to resize launcher icon in ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in Virtual Box. I am facing the launcher icon resize issue since yesterday. Hence I deleted the VM and installed a new instance. Facing the issue still. If I run unity it'...
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How to remove the ubuntu name/logo from appearing on top of my desktop background image?

Is it possible to remove the Ubuntu name/logo from appearing on top of my desktop background image? I find it pretty intruding and disgraceful. Thanks! Here is an example of what I mean. The logo is ...
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Disable Unity Multitouch Gestures (Unity 7.3.3, Ubuntu 15.10)

I have yet to find an answer for Unity V7.3+ and/or Ubuntu 15+, is it really still the case that there are zero options for disabling these without recompiling Unity? I have a touchscreen monitor, ...
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No shown files and right-click

I've installed Gnome desktop besides Unity. It was very unstable system, therefore, I removed Gnome but it was not completely removed. Now, welcome icon of Gnome is shown. No files shown on desktop ...
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Evolution fades when not in focus, how to turn off?

I'm running Evolution 3.18.5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 in Unity. When the window loses focus, everything becomes "faded". How would I turn that off?
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity Vnc Doesnt Works? [closed]

I have Installed vnc server on ubuntu 16.04 unity Desktop. When i wanna to connect from windows vnc client to my ubuntu server, I cant see ubuntu unity Louncher i can see only desktop icons . Is ...
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Mouse works but clicks are not registered

Sometimes, lately very often when I try to click around window header or try to drag and drop it, it simply doesn't register my clicks. It feels like I am clicking void background. This issue first ...
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Terminal Marked “Not Executable”, and owner is root. Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop(Chromebook)

So for some reason, terminal didn't appear anywhere when I tried to find it in my applications. So I went to the usr folder in my computer, and searched "terminal" there. I found it, but it was all ...
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14.04-How to install Unity Greeter without installing ubuntu-desktop

so I've been using Ubuntu Desktop and I'm happy with it. But now I want to try out MATE desktop on 14.04, and I found this guide: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/install-mate-desktop-ubuntu-14-04-...
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Missing “poweroff” in lightdm

I have the next problem. When I try to poweroff or logout, the lightdm show well but only de Universal Acces button show in the top bar. There is not the poweroff button, so I have to execute "...
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Indicator systemtray: only showing icons on laptop display?

I am using the indicator-systemtray-unity for quite some time; and initially, it worked really good for me: I clicked the indicator, and it would display a little array below the indicator; containing ...
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How do I install a gtk2 theme on 16.04?

Alright, so there are a number of themes from gnome-look that I would like to install. Problem is, most of them are written for gtk2, and the unity tweak tool only seems to recognize themes that use ...
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Can't click in applications / windows

Just installed Ubuntu today, first time using it. I noticed during installation that on and off I couldn't click the mouse and had to use tab and enter to select things. I could always move the mouse ...
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Bluetooth setting not working properly in cinnamon

I had installed cinnamon desktop on ubuntu 16.04 some weeks ago and have been using it as default since then, without any problem. But today i noticed a problem- the bluetooth setting doesnot work ...
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integrate wine menu bars with ubuntu

I've seen that it is possible to integrate Java swing menu bars with unity here. Is there anyway to do the same with windows applications running with wine?
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Shutdown icon missing after logout

After a recent upgrade, the shutdown (or Hibernate) icon remains missing after logout. The icon is visible after boot, after logging in, but as soon as I logout, the only icon that is visible at top ...
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Running Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 returns me to the Ubuntu login screen and never lets me run Unity. Has anyone else had this problem?

Whenever I try to run Unity from the terminal in Ubuntu 14.04, I get forced into the Ubuntu login screen to log into Ubuntu again. I used sudo apt-get $unity and then ran unity and this happened. ...
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Unable to login to Gnome (-> login loop), only Unity login possible

I have a problem basically exactly the same as this one. What did I do? I wanted to try out GNOME and installed it according to this guide: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ...
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Screensaver/black screen doesn't start on its own

Running 16.04, 5 minute inactivity timeout, sometimes the screensaver (or blank screen, to be accurate) won't start until I hit Super+L and lock the session. Suggestions? Running Nvidia 367 drivers, ...
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How do I install Unity global menu in a manual install of Firefox Developer Edition?

In Firefox Developer Edition, I'd like the title bar to change to the menu bar on hover. In about:config, the option "ui.use_unity_menubar" does not exist. I've done a manual install of Firefox ...
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Unity does not load - VirtualBox

I have the same problem as described here. I tried almost all the solutions described on that post: export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm (when switching to graphic - nothing's there). or export DISPLAY=:0 ...
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(Problem) Unity load failed [on hold]

After instalation NVidia graphic driver (in additional drivers window) and Blueman, Unity can`t be loaded. Context menu and windows works, but elements of GTK and Metacity doesn't. What's wrong? ...
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Switching window focus produces a small lag spike

Whenever I switch my window focus (i.e. Nautilus to System Monitor) it takes much longer than it should. I click, and then it switches after ~1 sec. Using System Monitor I noticed a larger than normal ...
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Clock doesn't show AM/PM anymore

My new install of 16.04 doesn't have AM/PM anymore in the clock on the top right. 12 hour time is checked in System Settings. How do I get AM/PM back?
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity dock on bottom [duplicate]

Is there a way to move the unity dock to the bottom of the screen in Ubuntu 14.04?