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How to disable Alt key mnemonics in Firefox?

I'm using the Firemacs addon with Firefox 35 in Ubuntu 14.10, which provides Emacs-like key bindings for composing text in the browser. Unfortunately there is some global system behavior that keeps ...
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unity doesn't start - a default configration backend is not used

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I login I get an empty dekstop. Here is a tutorial how to reset unity and compiz: ubuntu handbook. First of all I go to tty1 and I run command export DISPLAY=:0 Next: ...
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Unity and launcher not loading, but short cuts dont work to

I know there is a lot of questions about that issue, but none of the solutions worked for me, because I can't even open a terminal. I can loggin in either my account or the guest account, but both of ...
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Where does Compiz store information about configuration backend

I use UBuntu 14.04. Compiz can use two types of configuration backend: Flat-file Configuration Backend (~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/Default.ini), GSettings Configuration Backend ...
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Why I cannot reinstall the unity after I install the gnome on Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have ...
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No Unity option while log in

I am aware that there are some Unity related topics here. But my case is entirely different and I didn't notice it until recently that Unity is missing. I am using Gnome Classic and Cinnamon since a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 > Replace unity-settings-daemon with gnome-settings-daemon

I would like to prevent unity-settings-daemon from starting up when I log in and instead have gnome-settings-daemon run. The reason is that the unity-settings-daemon is hilariously broken (namely ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 from 12 .04 crashes unity

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04 and now no longer have unity. The boot appears to be ok and whenit reaches the unity log in screen, the regular bar across the top is present but after I login, ...
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Nvidia 840M driver installation Acer E5-571

After a lot of trying and installing I don't know anything more to I can do to get this running. I am having trouble installing the current Nvidia proprietary driver 346.35 on a Nvidia 840M graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS middle mouse button on scroll not working

Before I describe the problem I honestly say that I'm really surprised that no-one has experienced that bug! Description of problem: I have installed new Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on new hard-drive. At ...
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Compiz unity stole launcher

I installed compiz through terminal on Ubuntu 11.10 and as I used unity my launcher and top panel disappeared. I uninstalled compiz from terminal and launcher was still not there. I have gone through ...
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display managers not working on 14.04

My 14.04 is up-to-date. Yesterday it was working, and I shut it down last night. But today when I booted up, the display managers weren't working properly. And continue to be broken after many ...
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Chrome issue with Ubuntu 14.04

I have a bizarre issue using Chrome in Ubuntu 14.04 : when i wanna launch for unknown reason i found that instead of the normal Chrome launcher i found something else: You may say it's not a big ...
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Mouse Scrolling not working on left unity bar in Ubuntu 14.04LTS [on hold]

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04LTS . But now when I try to scroll over the left unity bar it doesn't work. The scrolling of the mouse doesn't work on the left unity bar. How can I enable this? ...
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Ubuntu Unity (Compiz?) tearing when a window is full screen

I've have this really strange issue on Ubuntu with Unity and I make a window full screen. Here's a screenshot Notice on the left hand side you can see a gap where it's like the window does stretch ...
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Weird problem with GTK/WM

Today I started experiencing this weird bug in Ubuntu, possibly in GTK? where it seems like some theme aspect is bugging out or not loading correctly. Sadly I am not familiar with this part of the ...
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Korean(hangul) text entry in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to get a korean(hangul) text entry working in ubuntu 14.04. So far I installed ibus-hangul and added korean(hangul) to text entry and activated ibus in the language settings. Now I ...
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How to add Google Calendar as a Unity launcher?

Despite that I am able to create Unity launchers for Google Keep, Play Music, Inbox & Drawing; the same does not work for Google Calendar. I added Google Calendar to my Chrome as an application ...
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indicator-applets(File Edit View etc) and window titlebar overlaps in gnome panel

i have installed the Gnome panel in ubuntu 12.04 lts along with indicator-applet and window titlebar and window controls(maximized and minimized buttons). after activating these applets both of these ...
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Unity is gone after installing fglrx, looking for help

So everything started from the point where i wanted to play a game on Ubuntu, since it was mentioned that ubuntu automatically supports my hardware i didn't bothered to install any drivers, but i ...
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Gedit not working even though it's installed in Ubuntu 14.10

When I type gedit in my terminal, I get: daniel@daniel-pc:~$ gedit The program 'gedit' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo apt-get install gedit So I do that: ...
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Accidently deleted Home Folder

How do I get the Home Folder back and the icon? I'm using Unity desktop environment.
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How can I kill this annoying text bar at the bottom of every window?

There is a bar at the bottom of every window I open. It displays info on whatever the mouse is hovering on but tends to cover file names if I have the window maximized. I tried searching, but I ...
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Chrome Flash Player Extension Keeps Bringing Up Black Bar 14.04

Hi there I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and am trying to watch cartoons while I do some work (I have it running through a second monitor). I am watching out of the Google Chrome native client. Every time I ...
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Ubuntu desktop only loads GTK theme after second login

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with default Unity The first time I log into ubuntu, it seems GTK is having some problems, the buttons appear very squared, the font is wrong, non anti-aliased and the windows ...
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How do I fix Desktop after accidentally disabling everything on compizconfig?

I've done something really stupid and I don't know what to do. After trying to enable wobbly windows on my Ubuntu 14.10 desktop using Compizconfig, it for some reason removed everything. I can't ...
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Hotkeys in Lubuntu 14.10

I installed Lubuntu 14.10 yesterday (previously I used Ubuntu) and I want to activate the some usefule hotkeys that Ubuntu has. In Ubuntu, for instance, you can move opened programs on the right side ...
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My mouse automatically changes themes

My mouse is set to a theme named DMZ-White i.e. the default theme in Ubuntu but ever since I installed and uninstalled deepin de my mouse becomes white only when it's on unity-greeter or firefox or ...
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Brightness control turns off my monitor

When I press the keyboard combination to lower my brightness i.e. Fn+F2 my screen turn off and to turn it on I have to press brightness low and then brightness high button one after another. Can ...
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how to reverse the effects of ` unity --replace`

I am recently running ubuntu 12.04. I run the following codes from terminal and they pretty much messed up my computer. I would like to know if there is a way to reverse my actions. I created a file, ...
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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. Unity works all right. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and with File manager. Many other icons have a similar problem. but the Openshot Icon is ...
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KMail tray icon broken ubuntu 14.04

I don't know if this is a bug, or just a matter of configuration. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed KMail 4.13.3. I wish to put it in the system tray, but every time there is unread ...
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Upgraded to 14.10 - No longer prompted for Privilege Escalation

I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. The process was not exactly smooth. I had space errors on /boot so some of the updates failed. I was finally able to get everything update. Now though nothing in ...
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iPhone 6 iOS reading mount points unknown?? [on hold]

Im wondering why my iPhone 6 iOS 8.1.2 is reading I have a total disk space of 56.0GB when I have a 64GB memory. What makes up for that non-exsistant memory?? 10MB /DEV/DISK0S1S3 Mount point: ...
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Change top bar in Gnome or get Gnome-like overview in Unity

I know this seems like kind of a "have my cake and eat it too"-case, but I was hoping that I could get a bit of both Unity and GNOME. Mostly I would prefer GNOME, because of it's Overview and the way ...
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how to launch gmail web app for unity

In 14.10, I clicked the button to install the gmail web application. How do I launch the application? There's no description available for version 14.10 which I could see -- yet there was a button ...
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Problems launching LightTable with gksudo in Unity Launcher

Following the instructions found in this question: How to launch application as root from Unity Launcher? I was able to launch LightTable from the Unity Launcher. Problems: 1) Once the program is ...
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Issues with Compiz Config Setting Manager and XFCE 4

this is my problem. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE4, but when I want to configure Compiz with CCSM, the plugins that I selected doesn't save when I close the program. In unity work ...
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How to switch back to Unity

I have a very big problem. I just installed cairo-dock and I logged out from my Unity. As I logged out, Ubuntu showed me options to select other desktop, I saw an option of Cairo Desktop and I chose ...
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Ubuntu local and remote file rename not working [on hold]

I am using vanilla ubuntu 15.04 x86. Recently I observe that my file rename operations are failing. I can press F2 and the cursor appears in the edit field but I can't navigate the cursor nor can I ...
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Open application window on the same screen as where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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Ubuntu Unity isn't working

I have a chromebook and I'm running chrome OS and Ubuntu unity, but Ubuntu isn't working. I can't get to Ubuntu using Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow then Ctrl+Alt+Rrefresh. It just shows a black screen. ...
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Easiest/Best way to forward Ubuntu desktop to windows?

I already have PuTTY and Xming working, so I can forward individual apps. But I'd really like to be able to simply forward the entire unity desktop. I've seen advice pointing me at VNC, but while I ...
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Is there any way to make the ubuntu icon launch Kupfer instead of the dash?

I find programs like Kupfer, Synapse, Gnome-do, and Alfred much quicker, more task-oriented, and generally more useful than the unity dash. I use the shortcut keys: ctrl+space to launch Kupfer, but I ...
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Any workaround to make Ubuntu webapps work in 14.10?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 just yesterday. Webapps are of the features most advertised in the Wubi Installer. I can see that the Ubuntu browser has upgraded. Unfortunately all webapps show a blank ...
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How to change Font Color in Unity Lenses and Menus?

I installed KDE after Ubuntu and this changed some Fonts in Unity. I followed some advice (i.e. using Compizconfig Settings Manager and other programs, switching themes back and forth) and am almost ...
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How to re-organize my desktop environments? [duplicate]

I wanted to try out some different desktop environment other than Unity so I installed kubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop then I didn't like it so much, so I removed it ...
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Every click on a dropdown menu lets it crash

I have a problem with my dropdown menus in Ubuntu 14.10. Every time I click on a dropdown menu it won't open and the program crashes. This happens in the software-center, the system settings, just ...
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Installing Unity3D problem [on hold]

How do I install Unity3D on Ubuntu correctly? I've installed it but when i try to run it it says "Error initializing license system. Please contact support@unity3d .com"
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Screen turns off without reason

The precise problem The screen turns off the display suddenly, and does not respond to the mouse or keyboard. What actually happens?? When I am working on my PC (OS - Ubuntu 14.10) suddenly without ...