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Global Scrolling Keyboard Shortcut (evince)

For note taking with a dual monitor setup, it would be really great to be able to scroll the opposing monitor's window (ideally evince but it could be any application) without losing focus on a ...
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Background and pointer after ubuntu 14.04 login

I updated to 14.04 by reinstalling over the old 12.04 install. After using the system for a few weeks I log in one day and there is no desktop / unity at all. Just a background and mouse pointer. ...
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“Super +D” hides copy dialog forever

How to show the 'copy progress window' after hiding it?. Super +D hides copy dialog forever, selecting "show copy dialog" or Alt+ Tab does not have any effect. The small progress bar still visible ...
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How To Modify Unity Desktop Environment

There are some things I do not like about Unity (at least I think it's something with Unity I don't like). The first is the cross to close the window is in the top left as opposed to the top right, ...
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accidentally killed compiz process

I accidentally killed the compiz process and I cannot open my terminal even by Ctrl+Alt+T. All the toolbars, menubars and etc. related to the Unity launcher are gone,only the desktop can be seen. ...
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Where is Unity Drawers?

I'd like to extend Unity with Drawers. But that is much more complicated than I expected. It's supposed to be in the Software Center. It isn't. I tried to manually install it, following these ...
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Editing ~/.vnc/xstartup to launch XFCE on VNC server

I have been following the following linode tutorial: https://www.linode.com/docs/applications/remote-desktop/using-vnc-to-operate-a-desktop-on-ubuntu-12-04 Except that I want to use XFCE instead of ...
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Broken NotifyOSD. No bubbles, only text

My problem is that NotifyOSD doesn't show bubbles as it should. Instead of them it shows text in top left corner: https://i.imgur.com/kFXdXE0.png?1 This problem appeared when I was trying out ...
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How to configure password requirement for shutdown from unity

I configured one of the PCs to act as a server. It will be used by other emloyees as well via the guest account. Obviously I don't want the PC to be shut down by any user. Also I have to shut it down ...
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Switching keyboard inputs by Super + S stopped working

Today I've noticed that Super + S no longer works. As I recall I didn't change any system settings, just installed easystroke and variety these weekends. I've already tried to stop working variety and ...
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No Skype tray icon in Ubuntu 15.04

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 and skype (4.3.0.37) I cannot get Skype indicator to appear in tray I've tried doing this: ...
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Unity desktop is black after using gnome

I installed and used gnome but now when I use unity my desktop is black and I cant see the files on it. Everything else seems to be working fine. I can still see the files on the desktop under ...
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I tried installing biodigital human, a webgl app on google chrome and it logged me out of my computer and uninstalled some apps

I was logged out. Tried logging in again but waz logged out immediately. Had to reboot. It messed my system up in the following ways: -Uninstalled wallch and classic menu indicator -System load ...
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Installation of a stable release of the Elementary OS Desktop (Pantheon) on Ubuntu 14.04

Since Elementary OS is a Ubuntu based distribution I think it should be fairly easy to install a stable version of Pantheon on Ubuntu (in my case 14.04). I have seen that many people have tried and ...
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help. not letting me type password and task bar gone

My laptop task/menu bar that runs along the bottom of the screen has disappear. I found a useful question and answer that said to press ctrl alt f1 then login in and type unity-reset. So I tried that ...
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I used apt-get to install firefox in ubuntu touch and can't run it

I've tried firefox and /usr/bin/firefox and I get the same error message. (process:5119):GLib-CRITICAL **:g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed error: no display specified so I ...
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Compiz add more animation effects

How I can add more Animation effect at compiz, for sample how I can add a Burn effect? I've search on internet to find a solution and I've found someone but don't work... One of them was from ...
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Recovering unity desktop after installing gnome3

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 . I wished to have multiple desktop environment. so for installing KDE is tried sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop so this worked and I was having ...
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Problem with saving gamma

Using Ubuntu 15.04, I have a problem with saving my gamma settings on Unity. I created ~/.xprofile wich contains: xrandr --output eDP1 --gamma 0.76:0.7:0.73 But when the system boots, I see that ...
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Hide System Settings Applications in Dash

Is there any way to remove an application icon from the dash but keep it in the System Settings? I find it useless to have them in the dash, and it really clutters the display there.. Accessing them ...
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Is there a dconf-editor setting (or some other way) to disable Unity's black popup boxes?

See that big black box? It's a popup. Is there any way to stop these from appearing? Perhaps with a dconf-editor setting or something? These popups appear frequently in Unity, like if you rest the ...
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when images are dragged onto my desktop screen the show a link and not the actual image

I just started with Ubuntu. At first if i dragged and dropped an image to my desktop it would create a link, if I would grab that link and place it elsewhere in the desktop it would give me the actual ...
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Window Click to Focus Without Passing Event To App

I like the click-to-focus behavior, but is there some way to prevent the window from receiving the click event until after it has been focused? Example, I click a window in the background to bring it ...
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No OpenVPN option in new connection dialogue

I am having an issue in 15.04 with NetworkManager vpn connections. I have openvpn installed, but it does not show up in Unity as an available connection type. john@john-desktop:~$ lsb_release -drc ...
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My Ubuntu doen's start properly!

When I boot my Ubuntu it starts the plymouth screen, but when the plymouth finish it shows the final of the log and the mouse appears a few seconds later. To exit this screen I need to hear the sound ...
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Docky keeps getting disabled and unity sidebar launcher doesn't hide ,Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Docky and updated unity and done all the settings to autohide and reduce the sensitivity of the sidebar launcher to low and yet after being idle for sometime , I have to logout and ...
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How to enable CCSM startup dialog again?

I have just installed CCSM to enable wobbly windows. CCSM presented me a dialog with a warning to use the program with caution. Several programs have such dialog, usually with a check box to whether ...
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Windows with alpha cause the current user session to logout

So this does contain some sample code, but simply to demonstrate the issue and it is not a problem with the code: This will generate the proper window. I have a window that has transparency enabled. ...
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Desktop issue after dist upgrade

I upgraded my 14.04 to 14.10 then to 15.04. after upgrade to 14.10 and reboot desktop acted strange and upgrading to 15.04 didn't fix it, see this image: Filesystem and desktop icons are working ...
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Stuck at loading screen after removing LightDM

I removed unity and installed cinnamon on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything was working fine. I recently removed LightDM in favour to the lock screen of cinnamon using this method How to uninstall ...
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Shell script to remove unity launcher(if present in Ubuntu 14.04 ) and/or the xfce panel (in the case of xubuntu)

Just want shell script to remove unity launcher(if present in Ubuntu 14.04 ) and/or the xfce panel (in the case of xubuntu). If anybody has idea about the same then please let me know. Thanks
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Annoyances with appindicator icon positions (Ubuntu 14.04.2)

I have a niggling problems with appindicator icons. The first problem is with the positioning of one particular icon, I've managed to change the order of all but one of my user indicators using the ...
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Can I remove KDE and replace it with Unity? [duplicate]

I want to switch KDE with Unity. Is there a way?
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(initramfs) unable to find a live medium containing a live file system

I used Unetbootin to put the iso on a USB drive, tried it on multiple hard drives (same pc) and got this error every time: (initramfs) unable to find a live medium containing a live file system I ...
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Build unity 7 from source for ubuntu 15.04

I followed the instructions at build unity from source on Ubuntu desktop 15.04 but it didn't work when I do make install it exits with error cannot create /pam.d it requires a privileged user. If I ...
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Adding TeamSpeak3 to Unity launcher

I've extracted TS3 in to /opt Folder, marked the ts3client_runscript.sh as executable, added a file named teamspeak3-client.desktop to /usr/share/applications with the content: [Desktop Entry] ...
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Panel opacity reveals a duplicate panel in unity

I recently noticed that my top unity panel (when set to an opacity below 1.0 in Compiz Config Settings Manager) is showing up twice, one overlaying the other. Has anyone else experienced this? If ...
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How to enable Ubuntu 14.04 Unity to show the installed applications?

After a lot of fiddling and fidgeting to get back internet connection on my Desktop running Ubuntu 14.04, I find that the Ubuntu dash shows only files and folders etc. The installed applications are ...
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Unity dash: Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search

I face with problem Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search When searching in applications. However searching within files or musics etc is ok. Just applications are not found. it even ...
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after login system, The desktop turn black and a little while works out

ubuntu 14.04. Before the problem happened, I notice something wrong with flash-player in firefox, especially when using ibus input method. so i removed the bus and then reinstall it but nothing ...
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Broken fonts in Unity (they became thinner)

Today, my Ubuntu 14.04 froze after suspending, so I had to hard-reboot it. When it rebooted, the fonts in the system changed from: to: I hope you can see the difference. The latter are ...
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Cannot login to my ubuntu after some unity hacking

I installed unity 7 using bzr lp:unity trunk and I wanted to try a small hack to get started what I did is that I just modified the sentence that appears in the search box when you open the ...
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Why the result : “Compiz supported: no” in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying for a while to get a working Ubuntu system going in our house. I even had a computer built with the requirements listed on the Ubuntu website in mind. (But I will be clear, nothing ...
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Unity dock: Tor Browser opens as Firefox icon

I have installed TorBrowser and pinned it to my Unity launcher. Now whenever I start it, it show up in the launcher as Firefox. I know that TorBrowser is a modified Firefox version, but I would ...
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Starter is not very sensitive

Unfortunately the starter used in unity, when hidden, is not sensitive enough. Even if I use the highest sensitivity setting it won't show up unless I hit the border of the screen really hard with my ...
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Pantheon/Elementary Desktop not completely uninstalling Ubuntu 14.04

I installed, or attempted to install, the Elementary Desktop by adding the elementary-os/testing and elementary-os/daily ppa's then sudo apt-get install elementary-desktop. This did not work ...
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System unity crashed in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and many systems connected to the network, all system has the same problem. Firefox and Thunderbird are not working and not showing Desktop. Unity automatically crashed and ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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Is it more appropriate to use a Ubuntu Desktop or a Server for my development environment? [closed]

Right now I am dual-booting both Linux and Windows 8 on my laptop, but because I am preparing to move to Windows 10 and want to have access to my linux environment on my Surface Pro as well I have ...
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Unity is gone after upgrading 15.04 to 15.10 (before alpha 1) [closed]

I guess I need some help here... I've upgrade to ubuntu 15.10 before the alpha 1 was released. The results was that I was only getting a black screen, only with the pointer icon working and could not ...