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Why does the keyboard indicator show my custom keyboard on a dark gray background?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface, and I have created a custom keyboard layout by manually creating an xkb symbols file. I put the file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and I have also ...
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Random Missing Characters on Unbuntu + Unity + External Display

Every time I try to use an external display with my HDMI port I'm having random missing characters on the applications and menus like this: Video card on my system: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Unresolved dependenices after trying to reinstall ROS

I tried to re-install ROS because of issues with not finding system paths correctly and now all I can see is a black screen when I turn on the computer. In tty1, when I try sudo apt-get install ...
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Free/Open Source alternative to Teamviewer

Is there a free/open source alternative to teamviewer that will allow me to help a friend running Ubuntu 14.04 with the default unity desktop? Some years ago Ubuntu had a way to share screen/mouse ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04.2) Unity will not load on Dell Inspiron 531s with Nvidia GeForce 6150SE graphics [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 531s desktop computer. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on it, but I can only install it from USB when I go to the "Install Ubuntu" option and not the "Try Ubuntu without ...
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Unity launcher question - Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I want to make the launcher flat. Does anyone know how to disable the "shadow' at the top? First question I've ever posted on askubunut, sorry if it's inappropriate or if I'm doing this wrong.
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Large, unexplained gap in Unity launcher

As you can tell from the screenshot, there is a large gap in my Unity launcher for no reason. I was locking and unlocking some things from my Unity launcher, and it just happened. I don't know why. Is ...
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Unity Bar notification numbers small after upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10 from 14.04, I noticed that the notification numbers on the unity bar were much smaller, and sort of hard to read. Is there any way I can fix this? Also, is there a more ...
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Unity refuses to work in ubuntu 14.10

After I installed Mono because I needed to install Net framework 4.0, Unity stopped working completely and refuses to start even after trying every single fix in the internet. I don't get any errors, ...
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Is there a way to get all file browsing dialogues to use a single click to open files and folders?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I have set Nautilus to open files using single click. However, when navigating the 'Open' / 'Select a file' dialogues in any other application (e.g. libreoffice), I ...
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Short press on Super key opens shortcuts window [Ubuntu 14.04]

When I press the the Super key for a long time, the shortcut window opens (as it should do). Strangely, the same happens often when I press Super for a short time. Also the Icons on the Dock at the ...
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Unity3D not running on Ubuntu

I want to run Unity3d in my 14.04 via Wine. I installed Unity3d for windows from it's official website but when I try to run Unity 5.0.0f4 (64-bit).exe it shows me this message. I found one same ...
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What's wrong with my desktop entry?

I have a problem with a desktop entry, looks like is not working fine. I want it to start a Genymotion VM. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=nexus Comment="Nexus S, Genymotion" ...
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Start Unity Web App maximized

I would like to have my Facebook web-app to start maximized. Is there any way to do this? Here is what is inside the .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=FacebookMessenger Type=Application ...
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Workspace Stopwatch?

Is there a program that can serve as a workspace-depended stopwatch? I'd like to know how much time I've spent in each workspace every day. Edit: I'm using Unity.
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Windows open second from top when I use hotkeys

I like using assigned keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) to open commonly used applications. For example Ctrl+Super+F Opens Firefox for me. When I do it this way, it opens just bellow the currently active ...
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How to have an application moved to launcher in stripped-down Unity under Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu server and then the stripped down Unity desktop. I then installed terminator. I see terminator in the Software Center. I can also locate the .desktop file for this application and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop disappears suddenly

After I boot my Ubuntu 14.04, it shows desktop successfully. Then I browse internet and open terminal, all work fine. But suddenly, when I try to scroll up or down the browser the desktop blinks and ...
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How to hide an application from window switcher (alt-tab) in 14.04

How can I hide an application from the alt-tab menu for Unity? A post in an older thread suggested using compizconfig-settings-manager. http://askubuntu.com/posts/437099/edit Install ...
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Search feature not working, programs not running

Ubuntu 14.10 install (only tag seems to be 14.04... Hint) The last two days I have seen the Ubuntu serious internal error warning pop up but long before that, the install which booted fine now keeps ...
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is it a launcher issue?

when I open nautilus, this open a new launch with strange icon. so if this is a config, tell me how can I fix that, (ubuntu 14.10 working great, but when I uninstalled xubuntu desktop it become like ...
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How do I remove this effect?

Whenever I hover over the title bar, it collapses and shows all windows. I find this really annoying and don't know how this got enabled. How do I disable this thing? Before hovering: After ...
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need help,ubuntu theme problem

I am a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user and everything was working fine,until I miss clicked some button or may have deleted a file,the Ubuntu currently looks weird,and mostly unusable. want help for it to be ...
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Ubuntu logs-out instead of shutting down

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution was working perfectly until a few hours ago. When I select 'shutdown' from the power icon at the top right corner, the system logs me out and from the login screen. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 After installing nvidia property drivers unity became strange

I have an ASUS laptop, model X550LN-BRA-DM550H, with intel graphics and geforce 840M card. I downloaded nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.47.run) and installed after. The ...
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Input source icon

Two days ago I've decided to switch to Ubuntu Unity desktop after using KDE for almost six month. Everything is running smoothly with some difficulties, but I had a small problem with my input source ...
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Why does the Unity keyboard layout indicator not always show, and how can it be fixed?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface. There are three keyboard layouts I normally switch between. In the beginning everything was fine, but as of recently when I restart my system instead ...
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can i uninstall ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop environment and replace it with paper-gtk

I'm a Linux newbie... the first Linux OS I started using is Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS and to be honest, I really don't like the Unity desktop environment that ships with Ubuntu so I was wondering if I could ...
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How start Xpad and viber minimised in the system tray when OS start. 14.04

after this Code: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade i have system tray in 14.04 LTS. Skype have menu item - "Start Skype minimised in the ...
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How can I manually adjust menu colors in themes?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface and the Ambiance theme. I like this theme, and any other theme I've tried was much worse for me. However, one thing that really bothers me with this ...
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Unity mail not retaining my user details

I have been looking for a good gmail notification app and after looking through a few, I have settled for Unity Mail. It looks good and does what I want, well mostly. I have noticed that after a ...
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Is there any way to get the Ubuntu tablet interface on an Intel powered 2-in-1 machine?

My specific device is a Sony Vaio Duo 13, which is a slider model (the keyboard doesn't detach, it simply slides under the screen to make a tablet). The processor is an Intel Haswell Core i5-- only ...
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Re installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now won't shut down properly

I formatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu. However, the system does not shut down correctly. Goes to black screen and fan switched on. Is there any obvious problems I've caused or an easy fix?
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to Caps Lock

Using crouton, I have ubuntu running on my chromebook. By default, the caps lock key is a search key and opens up the dash home. How can I map this key to be caps lock instead? I am very new to all of ...
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Suddenly cannot switch keyboard layouts

All of a sudden the keyboard layout icon disappeared from my bar, and even the keyboard short-cut that I usually use to switch between german and russian layout stopped working. The "Text Entry" ...
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How to customize login screen for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

is there a way to customize the login screen for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I want to move my login area of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from left side to the middle. After searching in the web i came across this ...
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How to set unity as default?

I followed this link to set unity as my default: How to set Unity as default again? But when I sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s ubuntu, it produced an error. ls lists the following for ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...
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menu bar icons does not appear

This morning turned my laptop on, and I found it get in loop when access or log in(log in and log out at the same time), which is solved by using GDM to access on the ubuntu, then after accessing ...
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Wifi connecting at login then disconnecting. Ubuntu 14.10

I am new to Ubuntu 14.10 and I recently dual-booted Ubuntu 14.10 with Windows 7 pro on my Asus laptop. For some reason, after I log in to Ubuntu, wifi works but is extremely slow. After couple of ...
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How to change unity side laucher position from left to right ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Is there any method available using which we can change the position of side bar laucher from left to right. I have installed the unity tweak tool but it only allows to auto hide the launcher. There ...
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nautilus changed after installing gnome-shell

I tried to installing gnome-shell with this command: apt-get install gnome-shell after that I restarted the machine and Ubuntu couldnt log in. It says: failed to start session I used Alt+Ctrl+F1 ...
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Active Application indicator prevents Lock Screen from engaging when screen turns off

Using Ubuntu desktop 14.04.2 x86_64, Unity 7.2.3. When the screen is set turn off after a period of inactivity in System Settings->Brightness & Lock, the Lock setting is set to on, the Lock ...
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Unity desktop broke after installing GNOME

I'm running 14.04. I've already got half way there. I've reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but my actual desktop is still not working. No icons displayed, can't right click or drag, same wallpaper as login ...
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How can I disable DisplayPort-1 in grub?

How do I turn off/disable DisplayPort-1 in Grub? Specifically, I'm looking for something similar to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=LVDS-1:d", except for DisplayPort-1 instead of LVDS-1. This is ...
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Adding Gnome Commander to Launcher

I've installed GNOME Commander to Ubuntu 14.04.01 However, it's not showing up when I search for it in the Launcher. I'd like to know how to: Add Gnome Commander to the Launcher How to launch ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS freezes while booting with purple screen

Been using Ubuntu unity for about 6 months and decided to give Ubuntu Gnome a try. Unfortunatly didn't like it so decided to return back to unity. Since then I have had loads of touble. My main issue ...
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How do I change Google Chrome's system tray icon?

I'm very meticulous about how my desktop looks, and using Google Chrome as my main browser, I'm annoyed by certain inconsistencies in the icons that are in my panel. As you can see in the ...
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Difference of HUD behavior in between Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04

It seems to me that when press Alt and type, in 14.04, it only searches the menu of the current program. However, in ubuntu 12.04 it searches the menus of the programs running in the background. ...
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aura ash vs x windowing server

I don't completely understand the underlying technology very well, but it seems to me that Chromium OS is based on Aura and Ash and Ubuntu currently uses X Windowing Server with Unity on top of it. ...