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What's the location of the hard-coded window buttons?

I am having a difficult time to get the window buttons (minimize, close) back to its right place : right (LTR principles in the western world!). I saw many topics here about this and I also tried them ...
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How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
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how to make docky available only in one virtual desktop/workspaces?

Is there a way to make docky available only in one virtual desktop/workspaces and not in other virtual desktops in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Update manager NVidia warning in Unity 3D

An attempted upgrade from 12.04 to version 14.04 generated a graphics hardware warning. After checking the warning (which was not very specific) in detail, I had my graphics card upgraded to an NVIDIA ...
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Are webapps working in Ubuntu 14.10?

At the moment I am still using 14.04 the LTS version. Anybody using 14.10, has there been a fix on webapps ? Do they work or still get a blank screen?
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Black screen with fglrx-updates (14.10)

The way was long and painfull until here, but... You will see The story: I wanted to upgrade my Laptop from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. After applying the update I remembered the situation I was in: I had ...
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How can I make my mouse middle click act like the space bar?

I want to (temporarily) make it so that clicking the middle mouse button of my 3-button mouse act like the spacebar on the keyboard. Is there anyway to do this easily? I would only do it for using ...
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Bluetooth problems after installing Gnome on 14.04 LTS

A week ago I installed Ubuntu - mainly for web development - as I thought it will save me some time. Now, I had the issue that Unity crashed once in a while, it either froze or disappeared, ...
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Reboot error after changing desktop environment

I changed my desktop environment to LXDE then I removed LXDE and installed XFCE along with my Unity desktop. The automatic login was disabled in my unity desktop. Now when I start ubuntu it directly ...
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google chrome launcher isn't working

I just downloaded google chrome from official site of chrome, and installed it. Now I locked it to the launcher. There is an Icon of google chrome. But when I click on it, nothing opnes. I always ...
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indicator-cpufreq status text problem

Running Ubuntu 14.04 and have indicator-cpufreq installed and it seem to work as it should but I'm annoyed that the text indicating what cpu frequency currently active when using ondemand mode makes ...
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My mouse click function work wrongly after reinstall ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 with windows 8.1 and seems work fine at all, except I can't enter to windows 8.1, because when I install ubuntu, I forgot to choose the efi disk partition as the boot ...
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Chrome randomly misses keyboard input

I run Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD. I have a clean, new installation. I've installed Chrome from the Chrome website. It's of version 38.0.2125.122 (64-bit). My problem is that it stops ...
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Ubuntu stuck on booting

Ubuntu stuck at booting showing only the logo.. When I press Esc, the boot seems to be stuck at : Stopping samba auto-reload integration.. How can I fix this problem?
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Kubuntu with Unity desktop background and unlock errors after upgrade to 14.0

I have a notebook which used to have Ubuntu 14.04, Kubuntu and Xubuntu installed on it. Most of the time I was using Kubuntu. After upgrading o 14.10, two very strange behaviours showed up: When ...
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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Usability problems in Ubuntu [on hold]

1) I've disabled HUD keyboard shortcut because it was useless and was getting in the way. But now I want to change it, so that a single alt (tap) shows it, instead of holding it; how do i do that? 2) ...
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How to keep search value in unity dashboard during changing lenses?

If I go to the unity dashboard and search for something, the search value is not available on other lenses.
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indicator-cpufreq always shows only one bar on Ubuntu 14.10

On Ubuntu 14.10 the indicator-cpufreq always shows only one bar. I can switch between Performance and Powersave but the indicator icon never changes. It always shows only the one most bottom bar. I ...
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Exclude files on external hard drive from Unity Dash and recently used files

For example, in the Dash search or in recently used files, thumbnails of pictures may come up that are private. Is there a way to disable the tracking of files that are on external hard drives?
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Ubuntu 14.04 lts resolution and unity crash after nvidia gpu drivers

i had a hard time upgrading to the new 14.04 lts, at first it was the resolution which wasnt native(problem still persists) and then the gpu drivers..... somehow i did manage to install gpu drivers ...
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'Closing' (hiding) terminal without clearing it

So I'm using always on top and on active workspace with transparent background (you see where it's going), and I'd like to be able to just close terminal, and next time I open it to resume work. e.G. ...
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FileZilla - Tab overlay issue

Ubuntu Version: 14.10 FileZilla Version: 3.9.0.6 This is happening when I try to open a new tab. It overlays the current tabs. Also the tabs are not switchable in this case. (prog-filezilla:13881): ...
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What are the downsides of installing kubuntu-desktop meta package to ubuntu 14.10?

Chrome is using seahorse for managing the password. If I login on kde will use kwallet? What conflicts may occur?
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Power outage while uninstalling graphics driver caused problems with unity/compiz

Recently installed an NVIDIA proprietary driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us[1] I ran into trouble installing Steam, and planned on following this advice ( Steam won't ...
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How to change Ubuntu's default login screen for gnome ubuntu login screen?

I'm using 14.04 LTS with unity, but i removed the ubuntu desktop and installed the gnome ubuntu desktop instead, since unity has given me some errors... The thing is, im happy with gnome, but the ...
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How to set up tightvnc to use unity

I'm trying to set up tightvnc on my computer to let me use a second monitor that I can't connect directly to the computer. However, I can't get the tightvnc desktop to use unity, it either comes up ...
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Changing the application shown at the bottom of launcher?

I would like to change the application shown at the bottom of the launcher. Insead of the Trash, I would like to place Show Desktop. Is there a way to carry that out ? http://prntscr.com/57zg78
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freezing Randomly

Ubuntu 14.04 unity freezing randomly...cant move mouse. But music keeps playing and then i press CTRL+ALT+F1 and back to CTRL+ALT+F7. it starts working again... Apps Running: Firefox, VLC, Sublime, ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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update bug after updating ubuntu 14.10 to 14.10.1 [on hold]

Last monday,I updated ubuntu 14.10 and after finishing updates,I cannot access setting and I switch setting however not working.Nothing appear and my ati graphic driver is also removed.How can I fix ...
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Clicking on taskbar item of open item breaks window system

When I have Chrome open and in focus, and I click on the chrome icon in the taskbar everything disappears except for the desktop background image, then everything comes back. If I click on it a 2nd ...
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Cannot add/edit/remove Startup Applications; Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity

New to Ubuntu/Linux. In Startup Applications, changes are not saved; as soon as I close Startup Applications, settings revert to default. I've searched for answers (and tons of other questions on this ...
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Missing new tab shortcut

I added a custom keyboard shortcut using xbindkeys-config for Ctrl+T. I then removed it but now I cannot use the default action for Ctrl+T - opening tabs in browsers. I cannot find this command in the ...
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Black screen with Unity launcher and dash after startup

I see this after doing sudo shutdown -r previously. Looks like compiz/unity is broken for some reason. I also tried to rm -rf ~/.cache ~/.config and reinstalled unity, didn't take any effect. By ...
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Will you be able to install kde on ubuntu phone? [closed]

i am very excited about ubuntu phone but, maybe i am wrong, it comes with a desktop that looks like unity. I have tried almost every ubuntu based distro and its corresponding desktops, the one that I ...
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Installation of unity8-desktop-session-mir

I want to try unity8-desktop-session-mir on Ubuntu 14.04.1, but when I start an installation process I get this message: "D-bus service for managing modems must be removed - modemmanager". Since I'm ...
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Chromebook: How can I boot into Unity at startup?

I have an Acer C720 Chromebook. Using Crouton, I have installed Unity. I boot into it by typing the sudo startunity command in shell. Since I feel Chrome OS has nothing to offer me at the moment, I ...
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Intel q35 Screen Artifacts. Ubuntu 14.10 How to fix?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lpb8f40hfjsg9w0/Screenshot%20from%202014-11-09%2019%3A54%3A13.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkzv64cpkpf7qqk/Screenshot%20from%202014-11-09%2019%3A54%3A30.png?dl=0 ...
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Weird black bars on screen [on hold]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and NVIDIA drivers, and everything was working fine, but after reboot I've got a bug report, and now it appears after every reboot. Also, something has broke, and now ...
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Text Rendering Problem in Ubuntu and all derivatives

i have an issue with text rendering in ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 and all its derivatives... here is picture of my issue: It happens in all Desktop Environments. I'm using AMD R9 270X with open source ...
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how to disable workspace higlighter popup during switching workspace

How can i disable this small window that's pop-up when i switch workspace in ubunt14.04. If you did not get it have uploaded the screen shot over this link. ...
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Disable alt gr shortcuts to enable third level keybord access

I have a custom keyboard setup that I use, with 3rd level keys that appear when you press the alt gr button and another key. The problem is that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now the alt gr key is ...
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unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers

I am using Ubuntu in a virtualbox, when I try to install guest additions I get the error: Warning: unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers. ...
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Reduce the size of windows in Ubuntu (14.04)

Sorry to bother you with a question probably very stupid, but I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, and for some reasons, the windows seems to have a "minimal size". This is extremely annoying when I ...
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kill popup or dialog box using command line

I wonder is there a way to kill popup or dialog box by using command line? Actually I want to kill all the popup as shown in attached picture
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It is possible to create multiple toolbars in Ubuntu 14.04, not just the default one?

I would like to know if is possible to have more than one toolbar to put more icons or kind of shortcuts. I have searched for this but i have not found anything. Thanks.
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unselectable check boxes on compiz config on ubuntu 14.04 after installed compiz-plugins-extra? [on hold]

like, i just installed ubuntu on my external hdd to play it on the go, i decided to install compizconfig in it to add animation effects, then i couldn't find the plug-ins that i was searching for, i ...
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Wrong resolution - cant change

I'm not new to Linux, but I newly installed it on this PC. Its been as smooth as always, but I have a problem with the display. It runs in 1024x768 on a 1920x1080 monitor, which is not exactly fun. In ...
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...