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apport unable to report a crash

This issue is not new, however in the past upgrading all packages worked but not now. After a compiz crash I run sudo apport-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_compiz.1001.crash then typical window for crash ...
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How do you search the Ubuntu Software Center from the Unity Dash?

Instead of having to open Ubuntu Software Center which is slow, I would like to just open up Dash, and search for the program I'd like to install. How can I make this possible? Currently I see ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow first log in

When I first login after rebooting the computer, unity takes 10 min to show up the unity bar. After that when I just logout and login, it's much faster. How to fix this problem? I already turned off ...
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How to configure ccsm from the command line or a script?

THE GENERAL PROBLEM: I wish to change some settings of ccsm from the command line, or more precisely a script. I imagine there will be some arcane combination of gsettings or gconftool that does what ...
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Unity Player for Ubuntu 14.04 installation hiccup

I am trying to set up Unity player for mozilla, so I followed the these instructions. How to install unity web player on Ubuntu 14.04? However when I tried "sudo apt-get update" I get... W: GPG ...
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Saving and restoring window positions

I'm experiencing a bug where when the machine comes back from standby a monitor connected via displayport (MST) does not come back on, however the windows are still in the area it cover if it did come ...
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gnome-terminal.desktop for key shortcut (ctrl+alt+t)

I want to change default position of terminal. I changed ~/.local/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop It works for manually opening terminal from applications menu but not for shortcut ...
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How to delete all Desktop UI

I install Elementary-Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04, after install and work with that, I don't like Elementary-Desktop and Delete that but Unity to Demolished. I try for built Unity (reset, reinstall) but No ...
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Why download Ubuntu GNOME? [on hold]

I am new in Linux, I am using Ubuntu and I don't like Unity desktop env much. So I want to switch to GNOME. As I have learnt, I can do it with some terminal commands. Confusion is, there is also ...
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screen goes black and keyboard and mouse unresponsive

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop machine for a long time without any problem. For about a week ago I decided to install windows dualbooting 14.04 and so ubuntu was reinstalled. Since then, ...
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How to start a new X windows system in other display in Ubuntu desktop 12.04

As we know, in ubunut desktop, When you power on the system, it will start a Unity Desktop using lightdm in display :0. And you can operate the system in tty7. If I want another Unity Desktop in ...
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Unity desktop on Raspberry Pi 2

The first thing needed to make it work is a driver. There was a Mesa and DRM driver for Broadcom VC4 developed recently by Eric Anholt. It's an OpenGL driver. http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/VC4/ ...
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how to remove any changes made by compiz?

I had ubuntu 14.04 with unity desktop. Then i downloaded and used compiz but messed up and now unity desktop is not usable. I dont see the menu on top or the panel on left side. Neither is the CLI ...
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Create custom shortcut GUI/view similar to the Super + hold feature

Ok I have seen the posts on custom shortcuts and know the Super key by holding it brings up a fancy list of default shortcuts. I want to for example hold Ctrl + Super + V and get all my Vim shortcuts ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly won't load the Unity GUI!

This follows up with a new twist to: Ubuntu 14.04 stopped booting suddenly The situation before the problem cropped up was a little different this time around (for one, I didn't mess around with ...
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Why does the Search/Dash menu flash once and disappear when I tap Super key?

Whenever I tap the Super key to try and open the Dash/Search (I don't know the actual name), it just flashes once and disappears. I get the same results clicking the Launcher icon. I know it's not a ...
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What is the difference between Unity scopes and lenses? [duplicate]

From what I understand, Unity has two different types of "plugins", scopes and lenses. What is the difference between these two?
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How to install vmware player tools for Ubuntu 14.4LTS?

I want to know steps to install vmware player tools for Ubuntu 14.4LTS with command
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How can I open a menu with a shortcut key if no shortcut key exists for the menu?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open/drop-down the sound menu/indicator, in order e.g. to see the currently playing song? If not, how could I set one?
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compiz genome launcher made me in blank desktop

i installed Compiz and try to check genome and when i clicked it gave me bland black screen then restarted after that all what i see bland desktop i cant open anything even the terminal help me how to ...
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dragging shortcuts to urls?

I sometimes want to copy the urls of web sites to a location on my network, rather than bookmarking and syncing bookmarks. I can drag the url from the toolbar of Firefox onto my desktop (Ubuntu ...
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How to diaplay ubuntu launcher icon in ubuntu 14 LTS? [duplicate]

Ubuntu decktop is empty, I want to know steps to display launcher icon
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How to install Prolink HSPA Modem in ubuntu 15.04 i386? [on hold]

I have a problem to install this driver in my ubuntu 15.04 i386. Can u help me this problem ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashing on viewing youtube video in google chrome

I am running the 32-bit version of ubuntu 14.04 and using Version 43.0.2357.81 of Google Chrome (google-chrome-stable) on it. Youtube usually works fine with Mozilla firfox, but as I start a youtube ...
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problem with dual monitor

I am using a dell laptop and I sometime connect it to an external monitor. That creates a lot of odd problems. I'm on Uubntu 14.04 with and Nvidia graphicd card (Quadro K1100M) and running the 331.113 ...
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How to exclude a specific folder from search in Synapse?

I added excluded folder to Security & Privacy settings and I followed this instructions but all of them seem to be working only when using Unity Dash search. Inside System and Home Dir. I could ...
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Java applications show title-bar only with multiple monitors

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu, Java and multiple monitors. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Java 1.7.0_80 (application requirement) and a laptop with a monitor hooked up via VGA. The issue is when ...
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Can I change or replace Unity Launcher Dash behavior?

Recently I installed Synapse launcher and I use it as default one now as due to my reasons of ram memory lack Synapse works twice faster. What I'd like to know if it's possible to change or replace ...
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KDEish theme in Ubuntu

I installed KDE alongside Ubuntu, but now I want to remove all traces. As seen here, http://i.imgur.com/TwOLhF1.png my winows have different icons and a differnet theme. Can anybody help me out? I ...
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Globally disable “include online search results”

We have started replacing some Windows desktops with Ubuntu for some users in the organization I work. Because of our policies we need to globally disable the following features: The Include online ...
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Is there a version of Ubuntu where the Ubuntu icon goes to gnome multitask [on hold]

Are there any forms of Ubuntu where you click the Unity bar Ubuntu icon and get the Gnome workspace viewer? I think that would be a very cool looking transition, Do you understand what I mean?
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When I log in to Unity, there is no window decoration and no dash. What should I do?

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity 7 and KDE Plasma 5 installed. Following a recent update/upgrade, no window decorations and no dash appear on login, though windows do. What should I do?
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Is it possible to send keys to inactive window via any c/c++ library?

I'm developing a program where I need to control an inactive window by sending a couple of keys. I was wondering if there is any c/c++ library to do so on Ubuntu (and linux in general) ? I googled a ...
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old application launcher window in the repository

In older version of Ubuntu there used to be (in the repository) an application launcher window, that itself was a normal gtk application. It was just like the old control-center mentioned in How to ...
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Ubuntu XFCE missing system settings

I installed XFCE alongside Unity and almost all the icons from the gnome-control-center are missing. I have removed and reinstalled gnome-control-center, I have reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but ...
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How to make indicator-sysmonitor as a default indicator

The Ubuntu 14.04 currently have at the top right corner these indicators shutdown,lock button, calender time details, battery details, Input format (English) as the default indicators. Is it possible ...
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Is using Unity Tweak on Ubuntu 14.04 safe?

I just installed Unity Tweak from the Ubuntu Software Center. The program have a lot of different customization options, like transparent bars and more options for windows snapping. But, can those ...
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Shutdown just logging out

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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MY laptop is too slow!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 OS. It was performing good at the beginning but after a week of using, it becomes very slow and annoying actually. My laptop features: Memory : 3.0 GB Processor : Intel® Core™2 ...
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Cannot reassign XF86Back and XF86Forward keys

I have thinkpad laptop with annoying back/forward keys near the arrow keys. I often press them by mistake, which leads to text losses while typing in browser. In other DEs (mate, xfce etc.) I usually ...
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How to remove the right border of the starter in unity?

I was wondering if it's possible to remove the white border from the unity starter (the background of the starter is transparent, so the border is visible). After searching around for a while I ...
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Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
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Unity Dash Flickers Instead of Opening

When I hit the meta key or click on the dash button, the dash will open very, very briefly and then immediately close. It is so quick I cannot read anything in the dash, let alone click anything. ...
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Getting Ubuntu Unity to run on my Chromebook (Toshiba CB30-B-104)

Completely new to Ubuntu and using terminal but have taken on the seemingly arduous task of trying to run Unity on my Chromebook. Main reason I want to try ubuntu out is for VLC, Transmission, text ...
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Unity launcher shows blacklisted unmounted partitions forever

"unlock from launcher" is ineffective - they all come back with the next boot. There is a workaround posted for Ubuntu 12.10 (see below) but this does not work for 15.04. This started after using ...
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Ubuntu Titlebar theme switched per application

So i was gone for two days come back and fire up my rig with ubuntu 14.04 on it. All of the sudden some applications are using a modified toolbar/titlebar as opposed to the one I want, the traditional ...
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Gnome flashback interface styling related on Ubuntu 14.04

Is it possible to get the window for shutdown/restart from Unity, with the blurred background and all, on Gnome flashback? On flashback, I currently get the old basic window.
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Put external monitor on the left

On my laptop with 14.04, I want to use an external monitor. I want to put my external monitor on the left side but ubuntu seems to logically put it on the right side. I tried to organize the display ...
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Windows are closed after unlocking

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a long time. Recently when I lock my computer and unlock it after a while, Unity starts normal but all windows are closed. I was willing to share some (actual) info, ...
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blank desktop on Oracle virtualbox

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my oracle virtualbox, after installation, it brings forth a blank desktop without any programs or applications on it. It will display "Guest session" ...