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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 && 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 ...
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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

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? [on hold]

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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GTK UVC Viewer Does Not Launch 14.10

So I downloaded GUVC (GTK UVC Viewer) today but it will not launch. First I tried launching it from the Unity Bar but to no avail. It blinked and it looked to be loading but it did not launch. I also ...
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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 ...
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How to install gnome having unity unchanged?

I want to switch between unity and Gnome in the login screen. How should I do it.Is it possible to add any other interface like that in the lockscreen
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My desktop profile reset after modifying $PATH

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with standard Unity desktop. I was trying to change env variables using /etc/profile (I realise this was a mistake now and should have used ~/.profile) I had problems with my ...
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Hotcorners keep being disabled

It bugs me a lot that one of the best features of unity; hotcorners, are disabled by default. I use Unity Tweak Tool to activate hotcorners, with the upper left corner activating the workspace ...
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Drag/drop and right-click not working on Surface Pro 3 touch screen

I have a Surface Pro 3 on which I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-booting with Windows 8.1), running Cinnamon. The touchscreen mostly works great, except for two things: 1) clicking and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Launcher Some Icons Stop Responding in One Screen, Fine in the Other [closed]

I have two monitors displaying my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, and a Unity launcher in both. I keep some applications in one screen, and some applications in the other, and some applications (especially chat ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop environment does not load

I am running (or at least trying to run) Ubuntu desktop 14.04.1 LTS on a Dell Optiplex 760 with intel Core2 Quad Q8300 CPU and an intel 4 series integrated graphics controller (uname -a :Linux ...
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Is there a simple way to remove the thick gray frame around the Dash menu?

I'm referring to the frame seen here: Is there an easy way to get rid of it? I don't like it and it doesn't really match the rest of the look that I'm going for with all the theming I'm doing. ...
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How to remove the shutdown/restart/log out options from unity lockscreen?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 on one computer and 14.04 on another.After hours and hours of searching around the internet,and having uninstalled lightdm(replaced with gdm),uninstalled xscreensaver(replaced ...
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14.10 Unity VNC to Android

I'm trying to get a vnc session running so that I can show chrome on my android device. I've got two monitors connected to my machine, on one I'm programming, on the other I'm showing the website ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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Clock disappears after trying to add Weekday / Date: still wondering… [closed]

This is to confirm that this issue affects more than one of us. It's as though the menu bar has only a fixed width available for the clock indicator, and when adding the additional text required by ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Some windows with transparent background

Some windows are behaving strangely by having a transparent background. ie system monitor in the image. edit: Is not only the system monitor, here an example with gedit:
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hello i need help im new to this program and i can install anything [closed]

sex@sex-VPCCW21FX:~$ sudo apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not ...
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How can I use workspaces and have xbmc in only one of them?

I have Workspaces enabled in Unity. They work with fullscreen video reproduction in VLC and the default video player. I can have a video in one workspace, a browser in another, and switch flawlessly ...
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Touchpad gestures and Touchscreen gestures

Is possible to have gestures for touchpad and touchscreen at the same time? So far I was only able to enable gestures for touchscreen (using touchegg), after disabling unity default multitouch ...
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Retina display woes with Ubuntu

it seems I got just about everything working on my Retina MacBook Pro, save for the display issues and possibly Intel graphics. Even with scaling, programs look blown up and just plain bad. I don't ...