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How to prevent unwanted indicators from appearing on the panel

I had a problem on Ubuntu 14.04, where some of my Unity indicators were not appearing (such as Dropbox, Caffeine, my-weather-indicator). I somehow managed to fix my problem, but new panel indicators ...
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Can't install freeglut3-dev or libglfw-dev due to unity-control-center dependency issues

I'm trying to install 2 different packages: libglfw-dev and freeglut3-dev When I run: sudo apt-get install libglfw-dev or sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev I get the following error: Some ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 using some old Gnome libraries for WPS Office?

The following isn't very important but I wanted to ask out of interest. The window design layout inside of WPS Office looks a bit old-fashioned. I haven't checked all other programmes but to me it ...
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How to start all apps minimised on login?

When I login in to Unity I'd like all apps that automatically start to be minimised. Is this possible? If so how?
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Is there any steps to enable unity (unable to see my icons and terminal windows) [duplicate]

Which steps do we have to perform in Ubuntu 14.04.2 when there's no icons and terminal window... How to open a terminal window? Because when I type ctrl+alt+t I still get no response.
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Always minimize to the dock (Plank)

When I click on application shortcuts on a dock to open them, and then click again after they've opened in order to minimize them, they minimize with an animation to their dock shortcut - just as ...
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Changing workspace shortcuts do not work

Ubuntu 14.04. The shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+←↓→↑ and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+←↓→↑ to change workspace and move applications do not work. Here is the image of the shortcuts configuration and here is the output of ...
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Run Matlab with a desktop launcher

I'm trying to make a desktop launcher for Matlab in order to run it from the desktop. This is how my desktop entry looks like: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application ...
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unity --replace Async Shell - Update Icon of Running Application

So I figured out how to update the icon of a running application. After doing the change the icon doesn't apply right away. I then launch terminal and then run unity --replace, running this flashes ...
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Upgrade warning for 3D graphics not supported, but this is brand new system, Intel graphics. What's up?

Currently running 12.04LTS looking to upgrade to 14.04LTS. Received the following warning from upgrade manager before starting upgrade: Running the 'unity' desktop environment is not fully supported ...
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Ubuntu Unity Themes - dropdowns to small

im using Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 and switched to the Unity desktop. After doing so i wanted to change the default window theme. I tried several themes (numix, paper, orchis, ...) but all have the same ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 system program problem detected after login and no desktop

I messed up with lightdm by CTRL+ALT +F1 and stopping it. Then tried to return by pressing CTRL+ALT +F7 switched to black screen. Then I tried everyting I saw on the web like reinstalling gdm, ...
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Unable to restore Unity after Compiz disable, can't open terminal

I've been looking through the forums and there are many similar problems but mine is a little different. I used Compiz and accidentally disabled Unity when I turned on Window Decoration. I found many ...
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gtk-launch .desktop is not using custom icon

I copied my .desktop shorcut to user_home+"/.local/share/applications/" then going to terminal and typing in gtk-launch nameOfMyDesktopFile it launchs it, but it doesn't take the custom icon. I'm ...
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Use evolution instead of thunderbird in top toolbar area

Is there any possibility to use evolution instead of thunderbird in the top toolbar area as email client? I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I've installed evolution, I just wanna that I can create an ...
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Bash cursor graphical bug in ubuntu 14.10

For the past few weeks (I'm not exactly sure on the timeframe, but I think it coincides with me upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10) I've had an issue with my terminal where, while typing, the white cursor ...
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Make the Unity GUI always look like it does when the dash is open

Is there a way to make the Unity GUI always look like it does when the dash is open without always having the dash open? I like the way it tints the panel and blurs out things behind it, but all that ...
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Black Screen after unistalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 for a try runing sudo apt-get install gnome-shell, then i uninstall it with all his packages using: sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell. Then i opened synaptic packages manager and ...
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Make second monitor show workspace that's on the left of primary monitor

I have been searching for a while now, but didn't find the thing I want. I have 3x4 raster of workspaces. I want to configure the workspaces as such that the second monitor shows the workspace that ...
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Upgrade to 14.10 and video drivers… no menus or dash

Finally managed to get a 14.10 install to stick, but there's no side menu and no top-right power button or menu there. If I launch a program (like use a folder to navigate to and launch a media file), ...
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Unity is gone! And cannot get it back

Hello I have had a couple questions regarding my laptop and ubuntu. I managed to get the laptop working but now I think unity is gone (assuming that is what it's called) My question is different from ...
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ccsm doesnot load, unity doestnot load unity, no launcher, no dash appears [on hold]

am not able to install unity and CompizconfigSettingsmanager in my system...my desktop screen is also blank..my icons are not visible am getting package has no installation candidate
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Ubuntu 14.10 update = ugggg, no unity

I bought all new hardware after a processor fail. Got more than what was needed for typical life sciences stuff. Intel i7 quad 4GHz, Nvidia 970, 16GB RAM, SSD (because the Google Android dev takes so ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 font settings

I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04, and the fonts in terminal is changed as follows: The s is mixed with the @, and when I use the unity-tweak-tool, it shows: How could I do correct ...
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Create a Bug Report where there isn't a crash

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 daily image (28/2) on a partition this evening however when I log in it just displays the background and nothing else. It doesn't crash. I discovered by chance that right ...
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Guest account works, but regular account does not

My System is Samsung R580 and I am having a problem logging in to Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS. Yesterday, I ran sudo apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and have not been able to log into my admin account ...
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No launcher or menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My system has a Windows 8 dual boot with Ubuntu,but now when I boot in to Ubuntu only desktop loads and nothing else. I can only open the terminal ttyand there's no launcher menu bar. The super key ...
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Screen rendering problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Intel video card

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Sony laptop and I've had a problem I've never seen before. The side bar menu text, the dropdown menu text and sometimes the background image weren't ...
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Unhandled Lockdown error (-256)

Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS up to data packages while writing these. Looks like paired when type iidevicepair list but get this error message when click on the nautilius to iPhone. From Cannot mount ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Space doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.10?

Ctrl-Alt-pretty much everything else works. Ctrl-Space works. Alt-Space works. But nothing seems to see Ctrl-Alt-Space. If I go into System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and try to assign C-A-S to a ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Gnome 3.14 over Ubuntu Unity without losing /home?

The title says it all. I'm coming from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS then I upgraded to 14.10 still in Unity. I've followed tutorials explaining how to install Gnome 3.14 and I can say that I'm loving it. The ...
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Horizontal glitches/lines/Screen tearing in ubuntu 14.10

Why do I get horizontal lines like the ones shown below in my Ubuntu 14.10 acer aspire 4736z laptop as shown in figure (see the icons of terminal, vuze, hardisk etc)? This happens some time (~10 min ...
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How to transform an Ubuntu Unity to Ubuntu Mate?

I want to git rid of unity and all its applications and move to Mate, there are of course a method to install the Mate desktop environment along side Unity, but I don't want that only. I want it to be ...
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Hardware problem with unity script. Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu installed on my VitualBox. I don't know what the problem is but sometimes when I boot Ubuntu, it says you don't have the specific hardware for running Unity, and changes the UI to a ...
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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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Is there an application like the GNOME system settings which is more modular (remove some devices, leave others)?

I'm looking for a GUI application which works as nicely as Ubuntu's system settings, except that it lets me remove some of the items in it without the whole thing crashing. In the current GUI, ...
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Ubuntu trash can does not open

I am trying to open the trash can from my Ubuntu Launcher it does not open. Infact it does not do anything. Every time I try to delete something it simply goes away and is not shown in the trash can. ...
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Ubuntu search button not responsive

When I click on the search button on my unity bar (the button with the ubuntu logo to open up search) it doest do anything, and I've tried resetting it with unity --reset and that didn't help. Anyone ...
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sudo startunity problems

when I open terminal in chrome to go back to Ubuntu i see this: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity Entering /usr/local/chroots/precise... /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: 19: exec: ...
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Image Viewer (eog) causes lightdm to restart

When I open an image and without zooming, try to drag to any border (which is ofcourse, by mistake), eog closes and a black screen appears** that says lightdm is starting, and lands me in login ...
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Log on Gnome desktop moniter black screen

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02,but when I login at my system via Gnome my monitor goes black. When I try to log on via Unity the desktop works fine. Specs:Dell 9020 How can I fix that problem?
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Can't change ubuntu desktop wallpaper in Unity on Ubuntu Gnome [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 (desktop) and installed Unity desktop environment (DE) on top of it, so I can select Unity or Gnome desktop when I log in on Ubuntu. When I log in with the Unity ...
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Why are my launcher icons missing/not working on a fresh install?

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 and my desktop looks normal, but on the left-hand side where the icons usually go, mine were different! The Firefox browser wasn't there or any of the other ...
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How can I transfer my Unity settings from one machine to another?

I have customized Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 quite heavily on my laptop. Now I have also installed Ubuntu on my desktop machine and I want to reuse the config file. I have customized it with ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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hardware audio keys wont work in unity, but they do in openbox

When I use the volume keys on my laptop the volume does not change on the default desktop environment. However, after I installed openbox, suddenly my volume keys worked! How can I fix my audio keys ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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Generic problem with networkmanager on Ubuntu 12.04 / elementaryOS [solved] [closed]

Hello together: Since some days I've got issues with the networkmanager under Ubuntu 12.04. To be concrete it is the nm-applet itself. I can connect via LAN or WLAN without problems, but some entries ...
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Go back to Unity 7 from Unity 8

Despite the warnings which stated that Unity 8 is still unstable I wanted to give it a try. I installed it through bash, logged out and while logging in I've changed envirnoment to Unity 8. Now I ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...