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How to automatically raise an application, started by a user defined shortcut

I created a keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Alt+C, for gnome-calculator. This works fine, but if another application is currently running, the Calculator gets opened behind the other application. How to make ...
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Windows 365 vs Ubuntu

I currently run on windows 365 that i have to renew yearly. I now want to install Ubuntu and do away with windows. (because it is free) Is it wise, and what version of Ubuntu if so advised. Regards
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Remove a shortcut from Unity

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and this strange shortcut in applications lens : There's no such shortcut file in ~/.local/share/applications/ nor in /usr/share/applications I've cleared files and ...
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sudo subl and desktop entry for sublime text launches different apps

I have modified sublime text with themes and plugins on ubuntu 15.04 and this had to be done with sudo subl because with the unity launcher I had a permission error with package manager installation. ...
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Ubuntu desktop lags

I've been working on Ubuntu Destkop 14.04 LTS with Unity for months now without a problem. But suddenly, it became too laggy. My only workaround was to suspend tha computer everytime after startup and ...
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Desktops Environments Other than Unity that Use Space Efficiently [duplicate]

I'm using Unity right now, and I like it, but I'm finding it's too buggy and bloated for my tastes. I'm trying different DEs, but I haven't found what I want. Are there any DEs that have a similar ...
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Scrambled video when using dash in Unity 14.04.3

On a Trusty 14.04.3 LTS (running otherwise very smoothly), opening dash from the launch-bar or from the keyboard, causes the video signal on the corresponding display to go berserk. I have two ...
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blank transparent window on startup unity 15.04

starting off my computer I noticed an unknown blank transparent window: what is this? it also looks like some preferences I had set have been lost (a specific resolution for a second monitor and ...
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sudo and gsettings

I have read some questions and answers regarding the behavior and some potential solutions to the following issue: When calling gsettings set to update the launcher, even though the command succeeds, ...
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Skype-wrapper Ubuntu 15.04

I am trying to get to work skype-wrapper on Ubuntu 15.04x64. I followed this steps to install it on Ubuntu 15.04x64. But this don't help me. Can anyone help me with this problem? I'm trying to ...
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Can unity shell run kde or gnome apps?

I wanna install an app, but I read in the requirement section that it's only run in gnome and Kde desktop, is that mean that can't work in Ubuntu 15.04.
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Tk iconified window's status is “normal”

There seems to be a problem with the Tk status command when running on gnome-shell 3.10.4 and unity 7.2.5. After iconifying a window (with Tk's 'wm iconify') the state (Tk's 'wm state') is normal, ...
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wrong reference to home user shortcuts in 'unity launcher

in my unity launcher the default Files icon points to the correct home directory; but if I try to reach the standard folders (Desktop/ Downloads/ etc. -) through the right-click shortcut it points to ...
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Unity greeter wallpaper change every minute

I have script that changes Unity Greeter wallpaper location every minut, but problem is that it doesn't show new wallpaper unless i login in to any user account and switch back to Login screen ...
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Messed up window controls after installing and removing desktop environments

I have recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop and elementary-desktop in Ubuntu 15.04, and then removed them (along with the default-settings packages). Now, my window decorations are messed up. The ...
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Segmentation fault while running some ubuntu specific apps like nautilus, unity-control-center, etc

running nautilus from the terminal the following errors are returned: compro@Inspiron-3543:~/.learn_unix$ nautilus & [1] 7326 compro@Inspiron-3543:~/.learn_unix$ (nautilus:7326): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Blank desktop display, no unity, no bars, etc

Foreword: I'm completely new in Linux so bear with me I was told to prevent lag on games on this Ubuntu I should tick Nvidia tested properiaty driver in additional drivers and untick openGL in ...
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Cannot Add Menu Launcher With Menulibre

I'm admittedly new to the Ubuntu Dash, but I for the life of me can not seem to add an application to it. I can create the launcher and save it (apparently) in Menulibre, where I simply added it to ...
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open files when clicked in search results

When I click the unity start button, and type a file name and click a file among results, I get options to open file, open folder and email folder. Is there a way to open files directly(without ...
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IRC client with proper indicator/tray icon

I'm having issues finding an IRC client that actually has a proper unity tray icon. Does one exist? I tried Pidgin, but their IRC implementation isn't exactly what I need, as it doesn't highlight ...
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Is dconf-tools/editor not included in ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Unity)?

I was reading an answer I required to a 'question' when I saw that dconf-tools/editor is missing from my fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Unity) installation. Has it been removed from the default programs ...
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failed to disable shorcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

Use : gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+Tab gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" to disable Alt+F4 in ...
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No desktop environment

I installed gnome 3 on my ubuntu 14.04. I did nor like it, so i removed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop. But now unity icon does not show up on login bar. It takes password, but returns to login ...
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System crash when try to minimize gtk3 applications

I have just upgraded my system from Ubuntu[unity] 14.04 to Ubuntu[unity] 15.04 (64bit). Everything is working fine except a system crash. I have installed ARC theme and when I try to minimize a gtk3 ...
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Some Applications are chunky and Pixelated and I cannot see why?

I have a screenshot example showing my monitor attached to my Dell XPS 13. The monitor is very high res and I thought I had a DPI / Scaling issue. However after some investigation I happened to open ...
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Is it possible to get a usable Ubuntu 15.04 running in Virtual Box on OS X?

I've just installed Ubuntu 15.04 with the guest additions (on VirtualBox 5.0.2, video mem=128MB, 3d enabled). Graphics are very "sluggish" even with HiDPI (Retina) disabled. After disabling all ...
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Video recording/playback problems

I have a couple problems: 1. Whenever I put a YouTube video into fullscreen, Unity shows up on top. 2. Whenever I try to do a screen recording my screen turns black, irreversibly with the exception of ...
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How to fix corrupted 14.04.03

I am not quite sure how this happened. To the best of my knowledge everything was fine, there was a routine update icon in unity, which was run. I began having firefox routinely freeze. I'd end up ...
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Unity: how to stack windows vertically? [duplicate]

I have tilted my monitor so that it is higher than it is wide. I would like to stack two windows so that one occupies the top half of the screen while the other occupies the bottom half. It's easy to ...
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Wine application in system tray

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. Somehow I managed to minimize one Wine application into system tray from where it cannot be restored - it does not respond neither to double-click nor to right-click nor ...
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How can I lock an application (and all its new windows) into a specific workspace?

I run a Matlab script in the workspace 1. This generates several plots. In the mean time I switch to workspace 2 and working there. My problem is that the plots are popping up in workspace 2. Is it ...
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Netbeans desktop shortcut file not working in Unity launcher, Exec command works in term

I've been having trouble with the Netbeans desktop file generated by the netbeans install script. The file in question, as found in the /usr/share/applications folder, is very simple: [Desktop Entry] ...
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How to stop Unity on the phone so it doesn't restart?

How to bring down the Ubuntu Phone GUI so I can test some Qt stuff? I figured that it's easy to put arbitrary Qt versions into home dir and run them without messing with the main installation. But I ...
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How to find files with idone not referenced by any directory

Okay, some time ago I found what seems to be a bug in nautilus. /tmp$ mkdir test/ /tmp$ mkdir test2/ /tmp$ echo "very important stuff" > test/important-file.txt /tmp$ cd .. /tmp$ ln -s /tmp/test/ ...
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Bitmask only starts with sudo

When launching bitmask through Unity it won't launch, it will only work if launched from terminal with sudo. How should I proceed?
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libGL error in Ubuntu 14.04 as Virtual Box guest

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as guest on a Windows 7 host with Virtual Box 4.3.30. I cannot start the control center from the launcher, it just won't open a window. From the command line I get /~ # ...
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Designer the ubuntu 16.04 [closed]

I wanted to know if the charmanderproject could become part of ubuntu 16.04 ?
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sudo nautilus results in “cannot open display” error

$ gksudo nautilus Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or directory Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (nautilus:6072): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 launcher intellihide

I was wondering is there any way I can set my launcher to intellihide? For example just like "docky", which hides whenever there is a window obstructing the dock? Thanks, Nazir
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Where is my Flashback Metacity Session?

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. On log-in screen I always had Flashback Metacity and Compiz Sessions (beside Unity) and I used Metacity (heavily customized). Because I had problems with ...
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Libre Office icons on HiDPI

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell XPS 13 with high resolution display. In LibreOffice, the icons appear to be very small, although I have changed their size to "Large" in the Options menu. After ...
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Dash does not get focus when maximized window open at the back

This has been asked here but it doesn't seem to have a fix. In Ubuntu 14.04, when a maximized window is open and you open the dash, you won't able to have focus on the dash. User events such as click ...
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Unable to hide unity launcher automatically on startup Ubuntu 14.04 machine and set reveal sensitivity to low of launcher form shell script

As per my project requirement, I need to hide unity launcher(if present) automatically on startup Ubuntu 14.04 machine. If I run the script dconf write ...
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Getting Jungledisk working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to get the desktop client for Jungledisk working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, so that I can restore some family photos which have been backed-up into a jungledisk-format backup vault (which can't ...
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virtual box installation on ubuntu 14.04

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I installed VirtualBox to 5.0 for first time. A weird thing happened at this point; the icon for the ubuntu software center changed to a question mark. At this ...
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Unable to add any indicator to panel in Ubuntu 14.04

I was trying to add this indicator. At first it worked well. I was changing some stuff in dconf-editor and now I have only the date, time, sound and power indicators. All the other indicators have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 32bit [duplicate]

When I login using credentials , the desktop screen doesn't load after waiting for some time. I have tried using commands sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop unity and also tried sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: Dual monitor setup - new icons disappear on a smaller display

I have established a dual monitor setup successfully with my Ubuntu 15.04 (with default display settings and Unity 7.3.2). The first is a built-in display (1) and it belongs to my laptop (1366 x ...
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How to highlight current screen (or window)?

I'm using two screen setup at work and while it usually helps more than it hurts, I have some issues with it. One of them is problem with trailing focus - sometimes I make mistake of typing on wrong ...
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Extremely high mouse sensitivity that prevents right click in touch screens

Although everything looks fine with my touch screen and Ubuntu, there's a problem that I don't understand how solve. Now in Ubuntu (Unity) there's an option to enable right-click by holding the mouse ...