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How can I get chrome to stop opening up in incognito? even after purging and reinstalling fresh

I tried opening new tab(non-incognito) and then locking that to the lancher. Then unlocking the first icon, But then the second icon just opens incognito tab by default. Even though I have not made ...
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Force exit when closing from Unity Dock

Is there a way to ensure that apps you close from the unity dock really close, by which I mean an "Ubuntu" setting rather than application specific ones. The two applications I notice this most with ...
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Always show menu even in unfocused windows

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I found out, that I can enable to always show the menu in the title bar of a window by using this console command: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity always-show-menus ...
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How to improve Ubuntu 14.04 LTS boot time on a laptop?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my lenevo G505S laptop. As it, there are many complaints of this laptop not being able to handle ubuntu properly. I have some of mine. Every time I turn on my ...
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Crawling desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server on an Intel S1200v3RPS server board

I asked this question earlier but have more specific situation to report. I have this new S1200v3RPS motherboard and it runs fine with Ubuntu except when it comes to using the Desktop. The desktop ...
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Current touchscreen features in Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS

I know that, with the advent of touchscreen laptops, there are plenty of questions in regards of touchscreen support in unity, but still I couldn't find the answers I'm seeking in the forum. So, at ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Unity Runs very slowly on Intel S1200v3RPS motherboard with Intel Xeon E3 1231 v3 processor

I installed Ubuntu server 14.04.2. I have not installed any drivers or firmware updates for the motherboard. A look at Intel's download link for the S1200v3RP family of motherboards, shows no firmware ...
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I seem to not have a terminal [on hold]

I am not able to find the terminal, even when I press Ctrl+Alt+T, could it be because it didn't download with my OS? Or is it something else? I am running Ubuntu Unity, and this I am a newbie.
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“Forbidden” sign in place of active locale in Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit in VMWare to experiment with. I don't remember when the problem arised, but lately I see a "forbidden" sign instead of a flag or "EN"/"GR" at Unity. In Gnome ...
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How to remove this leftover from pantheon desktop? [duplicate]

I gave a try to pantheon desktop, and ever since after uninstalling it, whenever I resume from a suspend, I get this: Since elementary.io is a link to elementary OS, and pantheon is from this OS, I ...
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Restoring Old boot screen [duplicate]

I've installed XFCE Desktop environment, but now i've decided to switch back to Unity, i have uninstalled xfce4 and xubuntu-desktop by sudo apt-get remove xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove xfce4 ...
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I accidentally deleted unity How do I reinstall it

I was on unity using the compiz config tool and I disabled unity. How do I get back? In unity I can't do control alt T or whatever the short cut for terminal is. I can't do those short cuts. I have ...
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How do you add/remove applications to/from the Unity Launcher from command line?

I am customizing an Ubuntu 14.04 Live CD with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). The program gives you a chroot environment in a terminal to make changes. I want to add and remove what programs appear ...
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My window border's theme got stuck to virtual box's theme

i recently installed virtual box. When i first opened the virtual box and closed it, my desktop theme got changed to virtual box's window bar theme and i can't revert it back. Note: Few days ago, i ...
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Unable to create or extract archives in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity

Here's my problem: I want to create/extract archives (like .zip or .tar.gz) from my file manager in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity. But when I right-click a file, the options simply are not there. When I ...
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Unity 14.04: Cannot open Launcher because of NVIDIA screen corruption

I've just clean-installed 14.04 with Unity on my amd64 box, which has a NVidia 6150SE GPU. It's having a problem with screen corruption; after you login and try to open, say, the Unity launcher (if ...
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How to change monajat program notification into Arabic language?

How can I change the language of notification into Arabic? Program notifications appear in the English language and this is difficult to read as I don't use English in speaking. i only want to chane ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Indicators icons from choosen theme don't what to load

Indicators icons from default themes ubuntu-mono-dark/light don't want to load and system is loading others icons ( few indicators icons [precisely: power,sound,keyboard] not all in the theme ). It ...
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This session is locked - problem

When I try to login after resuming from a suspend, I get this message with a huge lock icon. This session is locked - you will be redirected to the unlock dialog automatically in a few seconds ...
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unity fails to start after booting

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 on my lenovo E531 laptop.My problem is: after booting the computer,graphical interface of ubuntu fails to start and it shows a black screen. I'd consider myself a beginner, ...
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Text becomes unreadable after high memory usage

I currently use an old laptop running ubuntu 14.04.2. I am using the default unity desktop. It has an integrated intel graphics card. After using the laptop for a while, the text becomes unreadable. ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Broken not fixable unity

I was playing minecraft and I used the kill -15 -1 command and it broke my unity and I can't get it to work again even with the CompizConfig methods. If I am duplicating topics then post a link to ...
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Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar

Is it possible to hide the application title from the menubar?
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How to I restore ubuntu-desktop / unity / gnome back to it's original state

I tried to install KDE on ubuntu, which involved me doing an sudo apt remove --purge *unity, a full install of kde and other involved packages. The problem is that somewhere in between I really ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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Unity-dash search lags inconvenient

Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox ...
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How to fix unity? [duplicate]

As the noob I am, I used the command kill -15 -1 because my Minecraft was in full screen but not showing up and I did not know what it did! Now, when I log in, it has only the wallpaper and mouse and ...
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why cant i download/install software (supported in windows) in linux operating system ubuntu [on hold]

Why cant I download/install software (supported in windows) in linux operating system ubuntu? How to install software from internet? How to install youwave/bluestacks/or any android os in linux os ...
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Creating a Unity Launcher icon for PyCharm

I can start, PyCharm from a shell script in a subdirectory of /opt. I get a gray question-mark icon (see attachment) rather than the orange/green PyCharm icon (see attachment). Note that the correct ...
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Delete gnome desktop and now update “failed to fetch”

After update on 14.10 I had some trouble with unity not working( I made mistake and install gnome-desktop than I tried to delete gnome and reinstall unity. But I made mistake again and executed: ...
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Not sure how to launch thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04

Wondering if anyone is familiar with thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04. I downloaded the thinkorswim_installer.sh to the downloads folder. I installed it by using a terminal: sudo sh ...
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How do you remove the transparent bar next to Unity Launcher?

I'd like to remove it, my background is very colorful, so it is a minor distraction. How do you guys think I could remove this tiny line?
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After installing MATE desktop some of the icons in my dash increased in size

Few days back i Installed MATE desktop on my system running UBUNTU 14.10. After the installation the size of some application icon has increased dramatically. Which is looking pretty bad. my another ...
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How do i stop the greeter from changing on lock or suspend

I have installed xfce on 14.04 unity distribution and every time I lock the session or suspend, my greeter changes from the unity default one to a xubuntu skinned one, I have not figured out why. I ...
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Black border in window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem and the terminal is filled with black color: so I Googled this problem and found some solution ...
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Installing unity on lubuntu makes system too heavy

I have a PC with Intel i3 4th Gen processor and 2 GBs of RAM. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on it and it was running very nicely. I then installed ubuntu-desktop and found that running unity made the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 host with Win8.1 guest runs horribly using VMware Player

VMware player runs soo awful I had to switch over to virtualbox. When I enter "Unity mode" the windows-native applications sometimes appear after a couple minutes and after doing so they are so laggy ...
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After using Gnome Shell for a few sessions, window decorations in Unity are wrong

I usually use Unity, but tried using Gnome Shell for a few sessions. Now that I am back using Unity, some window decorations are still what they looked like under Gnome Shell - including those of ...
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How to Set a Different Desktop Slideshow for Each Workspace

I have figured out how to do two things (well, two things relevent to this question :) To set a different background for each workspace (using Compiz Config) and set a desktop slideshow for all ...
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Got a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 with Unity, anything critical to do before installing Gnome? [closed]

It's a fresh install, been logged into once to see if it worked. Basically just looking for anything that I would want to do before installing gnome such as installing my nvidia drivers or any other ...
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Use the same icon when starting from commandline vs starting from terminal

I have an eclipse installation that was not installed through the repositories. To be able to launch it conveniently, I symlinked the path to eclipse to /usr/bin, (so that it can be started by ...
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Launcher ubuntu touch

I m left hand I was thinking if it s possible to move the launcher on the right and side of the screen ? sometime it s a bit weird to use it with the left thumb on the left and side of the phone it s ...
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Autorunning Plex command In Ubuntu Unity on Chromebook?

I have managed to get the Plex Media Server running on my Chromebook via Crouton and Unity. The only thing is that it won't load unless I run the command sudo su -c /usr/sbin/start_pms plex Is there ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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The command to change desktop picture? [duplicate]

How can I change the desktop background picture from command-line on Unity, without using the settings panel?
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No desktop after enabling root in Ubuntu!

I have enabled root account on Ubuntu 14.10. After that, I logged out and logged in, but there is no desktop and no bars. I tried opening a terminal using keyboard shortcut but nothing is working. I ...
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Utopic Unicorn .. Login screen looks different and unity is slow all of a sudden wireless card no longer working

I'm not sure why, but after a reboot I have an ugly boot up screen and the other problems listed in the title. I think this may have happened during a sudo apt-get upgrade Where I got a seg fault. ...
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How to start Unity desktop on a headless machine?

I am trying to get the Untiy desktop (That I am used to using) running on a Ubuntu box that is now headless. I already have a fake desktop running via the Xorg dummy display driver. When I VNC into ...
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How to get a different Unity Launcher with different icons on each workspace?

I read through the various answers to having separate desktop folders in each Workspace using Screenlets, devilspie, or CCSM ... but that's not the answer to my question. I installed 14.04 LTS a few ...