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How to reset Unity settings to a pristine desktop but not touching MATE?

I tried in a previous installation to use only MATE and remove Unity, uninstalling all unity-related packages from Ubuntu 14.04. However, it happens I would probably need Unity to work with a ...
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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14.04 Always show menu items

Is there any way to have the menu items on window menus always visible? I hate the whole hide and seek thing and have searched Google and here but I'm unable to find anything on how to make them stay ...
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Additional variables for “Places” dirs?

I know that I can edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file to modify the locations of the various directories in nautilus' "places" list. I've even found that I can remove items from the list. Are there any ...
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Broken theme on startup

I use default Ambiance theme, but with Moka icons. From yesterday, when I start Ubuntu I get session with broken theme and icon files. If I go to System Settings and try to change the theme it has ...
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Unity Freezing on ubuntu 14.04 (new install)?

So my problem is as follows. My laptop seems to freeze randomly - at least the video output to my screen is the one that gets stuck. I could be doing anything from browsing or watching movies and the ...
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14.04 Development | Unity not going away

So I have been coding for a while now, and a few days ago, I decided I'd try out making an Ubuntu-based distro. Everything was going great: I had my software picked out, had my kernel configured ...
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changing unity dash icon on ubuntu 14.04

I tried to change the unity dash icon in usr/share/unity/icons. I downloaded a png with the same size a renamed it and copy-pasted to the folder, so i repleaced the launcer_bfb.png with the new png. I ...
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Mouse cursor dissapears when pressing Alt in Gedit

When I press Alt in Gedit, to drag it for example, the mouse cursor disappears, and then as I continue moving the mouse, the cursor starts flashing. The flashing happens only inside the writing area. ...
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Is friends app not supported in ubuntu 14.10?

I was using friends app till I updated to 14.10.I used to get notifications, Since I updated the feeds are not getting updated and I am not getting any notification from the app. Is it not supported? ...
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Ubuntu unity webapps not working in Ubuntu 14.10

I installed livemail and gmail in Ubuntu 14.10 but I get a blank screen. Someone said that there is an update needed about something called Unity-Schema something. Anybody knows a work around or the ...
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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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Can't maximize multiple windows on double monitor setup

I have 2 monitors and let's say 2 pdf files opened on separate monitors. Now I will minimize pdf file on right monitor and then when I want to open it again, I press on PDF icon in Unity (on the left) ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 transparent window title bar

Is there a way to make the window title bars transparent in 14.10? The transparent panel and launcher looks wonderful, but without the transparency of the title bars, the whole surface looks ...
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Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App

I'm using Slack as an application shortcut through Google Chrome. It appears that unity uses the web's favicon for the launcher icon, which is neat. However, it seems to cache the icon for an unknown ...
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...
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Two netwok manager indicators and two Bluetooth indicators

After installing MATE 1.8 and then upgrading to ubuntu 14.10, when I logged on to unity I saw that I have two network manager indicators and two bluetooth indicators. However, the two bluetooth ...
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Why doesn't Unity bar rotate along with the compiz desktop cube? [on hold]

In fact, I want to set some of my windows to have same behavior like unity bar.
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Default Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm unsure what the key combinations are for some of my default shortcuts. I'm aware I can just change them but I'm curious which keys would these correspond to. All ...
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Did Unity lose transparency in 14.10?

I just upgraded to 14.10, and I noticed straight away that some parts of Unity which used to be transparent and show my blurred wallpaper, are now opaque - most notably the Dash: But also the ...
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How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...
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X server keeps freezing and/or crashing after 14.04 upgrade, is it a bug or other?

No problems before upgrade. After system upgrade, everything normal except I cannot go more than a few hours (minutes!) without X server, graphics card, graphics driver, or something freezing and/or ...
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Will Unity 7.3.1 be backported to 14.04?

I'm wondering if we will see the Unity 7.3.1 release backported to 14.04 LTS release? I wanted to stick to the LTS right now, but with the HiDPI fixes I may have to upgrade.
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Blank display after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Everything installs well but the desktop appears blank. I have enabled Ubuntu Unity program after going into CCSM, rebooted the system but ...
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Screens keep freezing since update to 14.04

Ever since I updated to Ubuntu 14.04, a lot of software doesn't work. Either when I start it, they already crash, not showing the screen and just giving me a little arrow in the Unity taskbar. I can ...
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Creating a shorcut for application

I have two versions of qtcreator: first is installed by apt and binary is located in /usr/bin/. Second is installed in a custom location (I used a bundle from qt website). I run second version from ...
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How to open .doc file in ubuntu?

How to open .doc file in Ubuntu? I can open .docx file in libreoffice but i can not open .doc file so please help me for them. Using which software i can open .doc file? Show the image this type of ...
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How to install desktop environments such as kubuntu and gnome safely

Help! Last time I tried to install desktop environments I broke Unity! I want some variety, but I am too scared! I don't want to reinstall ubuntu again! Please help! I want to install extra ...
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Is there a way to replace Unity Dash with a classic style applications menu

Love this site, just joined because I finally figured out exactly how I want Ubuntu to behave and I haven't been able to find a way to do this. I know there are things like the classic menu ...
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downloaded ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS chrubuntu tty1 [on hold]

Chrubuntu login: user Password: user Then showed login details documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ User@chrubuntu:$_ What should be the next command or how could i launch the ubuntu with my ...
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Virtualbox 3D acceleration doesn't work with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 as Virtualbox guest, host is Windows 7 64 bit. Ubuntu works slowly if I disable 3D acceleration in Virtualbox and painfully slowly if I enable it. I have followed ...
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AMD Radeon R5 Graphics Glitches In Ubuntu 14.04.1

My Laptop specs : AMD A8-6410 Radeon R5 Graphics 4 GB DDR3 500 GB HDD I removed Windows 8.1 completely & installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 But, the graphics is just too damn slow. The output of ...
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Menu in Title Bar

Internally, how does Unity determine which widgets in an application are part of the menu (file, edit, etc.)? Is there a attribute in GTK that determines what's part of an application's menu bar? ...
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Window manager crashing even after compiz --replace

Today I decided to finally install ubuntu on my computer (with windows) so I installed it from my USB key. But when I start it I can't move,close or maximize/minimize any window, the top left buttons ...
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something about gnome desktop on ubuntu 14.04 unity

I install gnome session and gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04(unity),and I can't install the extensions of GNOME. What should I do if I want to use these extensions?
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Disable icons on desktop Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to figure out how to disable desktop icons in Ubuntu 14.04. I found option show-desktop-icons in dconf editor under org.gnome.desktop.background. Unfortunately this disables also custom ...
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Apps in Ubuntu Desktop are using different decoration themes

I'm using ubuntu desktop and some apps (nautilus, terminal, ubuntu settings) have the default ubuntu decoration (menu bar in upper bar, colors black, beautiful menus) but others are not integrated ...
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Controls like checkboxes and radio buttons are invisible : After Upgrade to 14.10

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. No matter what theme I try, radio buttons and checkboxes simply do not appear in my applications. Any ideas? Here's a an image showing this:
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Ubuntu doesn't support Seamless Mode in VirtualBox

Partially related to this question. I have Ubuntu 14.04 in a VM running on my Windows host. When I enter seamless mode, nothing happens at all. Nothing Ubuntu is on my screen. How do I properly use ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot after kubuntu-desktop uninstalled

Some time ago I installed kubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.04 using these instructions. However, after some time I noticed that my Eclipse started crashing often under KDE so I decided to remove it. I ...
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Glitched glyphs on Intel graphics

What do we do about font glyphs getting replaced with garbage? I am not using a third-party graphics card. That is why this is not a duplicate of Occasional artifacts when displaying characters My ...
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Video glitch, dashed horizontal lines, on Intel graphics

Can someone account for the dashed horizontal lines in my window screenshot below? Are these details sufficient? I run Ubuntu 14.04.1. The video on this ThinkPad T530 is Intel i915 (OpenGL renderer ...
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Nautilus fonts went big. 14.04

After a reboot my nautilus left bar (with bookmars: home, documents, ect..) has big fonts. I tried to reset nautilus and unity but the font still big. Tried to remove all .conf dir but nothing. Also ...
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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Indicator multiload applet causes excessive compiz/CPU usage

Most of the compiz cycles consumed on my system are caused by "indicator-multiload". This has been a problem for me since, at least, 12.04. I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on an Asus laptop with the AMD/ATI ...
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What component is responsible for tray and how to manipulate it using C++?

My goal is to write a desktop gui application that will utilize these commands found in http://askubuntu.com/a/14083/18330 pacmd list-sinks to list name or index number of possible sinks pacmd ...
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Unity HUD doesn't work on Firefox, but works on other applications

I click Alt and access the HUD and regardless of what I type, I get no results at all. The HUD is working on other applications like Writer, Banshee, Corebird and even Thunderbird. It's Firefox 33.0, ...
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Unity doesn't start and reconfiguration fails

I have a problem with unity that took me one day to approximatively solve. Approximatively means that it is not convenient and I need to fully fix the problem. I have bought a viper computer. I ...
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Create apps for unity menu

I am new with Ubuntu, I just added it to my PC and I want to create application in the unity menu bar (I want a ping tester to be clear). What I want to know is : Which langage use to create this ...
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sizing unity window issue when running as VM under virtualbox

installed ubuntu on VM (virtualBox). How do I get the right screensize without losing real estate from the ununtu desktop within the vm virtualbox window. Can't see the full desktop.