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Sublime text 2 unity launcher opens sublime.desktop

I have looked on various places but cannot find any answer to my problem. Here it is : I installed Sublime text 2 following this tutorial : ...
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Batttery icon is missing in Uninty Ubuntu 14.04

Could somebody help me with this issue. The battery icon dissapears from the panel. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity. How can I rapair it? Thanks!!!
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Dead link for Eclipes in the Ubuntu's launcher

I'm trying to lock Eclipse's icon to the launcher for a fast and easy access to it, using the simplest way of launching Eclipse, and then right clicking the Eclipse icon at the launcher and choosing ...
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Ubuntu Unity corner resizing pointer hard to get to display

It seems that a very meticulous hand is needed to get the corner-shaped pointer to display at the corner of a window in order that the window can be re-sized. Is there anyway to make this more likely ...
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Unity sidebar and window frames disappear when I click on an icon with 2 or more dots (multiple windows)

How can I restore Unity to it's original installation settings? Background In normal operation, Unity shows up to three dots next to an icon on the left sidebar when the application has 2 more more ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (cinnamon desktop) freezing, typically when using terminal

This is really strange, but frequently, Ubuntu freezes when I'm trying to enter (even basic) commands in the terminal. It does randomly happen when opening programs like Chrome as well. It freezes for ...
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Mouse snapping back to upper right hand corner

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Lenovo Erazer x510 desktop. The mouse wants to be in the upper right hand corner of the screen. You can move it but it just snaps back into the corner. I tried ...
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After installing Gnome, desktop folder doesn't appear on my desktop [duplicate]

After installing Gnome on my 14.04 system running unity, my desktop folder (~/Desktop) doesn't appear on my desktop any-more. I only see the splash background that says 14.04 LTS in lower right hand ...
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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Unity3d & Unity WebPlayer Can't get these working

I'm trying to get Unity3d work on Ubuntu 14.04 and also Unity Webplayer. As a young Game developer, its very important I have Unity (Game Engine) so I can continue to make games. I tried Installing ...
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Desktop not working Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm using Unity for quite some time now but for the past few days now I do not see anything on my Desktop, Unity itself seems to be working fine, my Launcher still works and my top-bar works fine as ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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Minecraft Frozen [duplicate]

I am having a problem with Minecraft on Xubuntu 14.04. I downloaded Minecraft 1.7.10, and it closes the launcher and enters the game. There it gets stuck at the Mojang loading screen. I have tried ...
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No actual desktop in Ubuntu (but I do have unity launcher displaying) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu GNOME because that's what I'm used to using with Fedora but I thought I'd give a shot to Ubuntu's default desktop, so I installed ubuntu-desktop via apt but now I have the unity ...
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Shortcut for switching between applications

I am using Unity desktop environment. I find it difficult to switch between multiple open applications frequently. I currently use the ALT+TAB to get list of open applications and then switch to the ...
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unity-control-center uninstalled itself [duplicate]

I don't know how it got uninstalled since I had it before, but when I try to install it again I get the following error: oierlauzi@akerbeltz:~$ sudo apt-get install unity-control-center Reading ...
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Re-install font Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed some packages and the system fonts changed. The characters in the terminal overlap and it makes it difficult to read. I tried unity-reset but that didn't seem to ...
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Update makes system act strange

I just downloaded some updates for my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop that has support for Unity 3D. I noticed that one of the updates was for Compiz. I updated it, restarted my system and now everything is ...
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Graphical glitch causes workspace switcher screen to be too large on my account

When I press Super+S to switch workspaces, the switcher doesn't expand far enough, so the workspaces aren't fully visible: Notice how the top orange bar is not showing. The bottom one is also not ...
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Unity Lens Google Chrome Icon Will Not Go Away

I was watching a youtube video, and quit chrome. For some reason, chrome saved itself as the youtube video name as in instead of Google Chrome, it is saved on the unity lens as "Three Main reasons War ...
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Unity suddenly broken [duplicate]

All of a sudden, Unity is broken on Ubuntu 14.04. After the logging screen, I can see the desktop but there are no unity panel and no top taskbar. I tried to boot in recovery mode but I can't access ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Launcher or Dash On Login [duplicate]

I have a HP pavilion p7-1010 desktop computer that is dual-booted with Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. On Ubuntu 14.04, the main account will not show the launcher or the dash upon ...
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Files disappear When moved to desktop [duplicate]

I was in my home folder and I moved my .minecraft folder to the desktop and it disappeared! I know it is still because if i create a new folder called .minecraft on the desktop, it says I can't do ...
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How can I get the default Ubuntu boot logo back after returning from using Xubuntu?

I installed xubuntu-desktop and starting using the xfce based desktop after a falling out with unity. Now I've returned to using the unity desktop but I'm left with the xubuntu boot screens. How can I ...
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No unity launcher and top status bar showing in Ubuntu after re-installing

I removed everything of Unity and Ubuntu desktop and Installed Lubuntu. But Now I want to go back to Ubuntu (Unity) and I re-installed Unity but when I login into then it doesn't show Unity launcher ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Tray icon out of place in 14.04

The tray icon for Truecrypt is out of place: All my other icons are where they should be. How can I fix this?
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Installed NVidia 610 now, no menu on left

I'd like to use MythTV so I purchased an NVidia 610 and installed in my Ubuntu Server tower. First boot, no issues, so I update Linux while installing NVidia drivers from "Additional Drivers". After ...
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Where are the settings modified by “unity-tweak-tool” stored? [duplicate]

Where are the settings as modified by "unity-tweak-tool" stored? Can they be edited with a text editor? Is there documentation, manual or help on the available options? Are there options not ...
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Slow Ubuntu desktop 14.04

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 but the Desktop appears to be really laggy...ie opening the unity menu or dragging windows etc... I installed the classic desktop using these instructions: ...
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Workspace-switching problem

Press super+s. You should see your 4 workspaces. Move your mouse, go over another workspace other than that which you were in. Press super+s again. You should go to the workspace that had the mouse ...
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Automate two commands in sequence on login (Killing Nemo)

In a June4 reply on an askubuntu post regarding When Cinnamon is installed, Unity desktop “smears” (doesn't refresh) and shows no wallpaper madrang wrote that: There is no need to purge cinnamon. ...
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how to have lightgray interface from kde to ubuntu

I want to give all my apps a light-gray interface without actually installing KDE or Kubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Is there a theme or something that can achieve this ?
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Problems with Desktop screen after login

I am running Ubuntu 14.04-64bit. I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop with a nVidia GEForce GT 650M video card. I am not using the nVidia drivers that are in "synaptic". This morning when I booted up, ...
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Recommended ways to add mouse control of minimise windows Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've recently switched from Windows XP to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm happy using Ubuntu, with one small exception. I've been unable to work out how to minimise windows using the mouse and the launch pad, ...
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Can't find my app in a dash, something is wrong with .desktop file?

I created .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=STS Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/root/springsource/sts-3.5.1.RELEASE/STS Icon=spring_tool_suite.png Actions=New; [Desktop Action ...
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XFCE-like menu in Unity?

I am a new Ubuntu 14.04 user (having moved from Windows XP at the advice of a friend), and I'm loving it! I like Unity a lot, but one thing that I dearly miss is the Windows Start Menu's folder-like ...
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Getting dropbox to sync at start-up problem

Dropbox: I expect it to sync at start-up, with the dropbox icon in top bar. However, the only way I can open dropbox is by running ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd Which does work, but only while the terminal ...
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Multiple notifications via notify-osd or alternatives

I am searching for a way to display multiple notifications at once. The default app for Ubuntu seems to be notify-osd. Can this be configured to display multiple notifications? PNotify is a very ...
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Unity “File” button opening a separate window when automounting USB

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and whenever I plug an USB drive it automounts it normally and opens a Nautilus window. However, when I change to another window and then try to return to my files by clicking ...
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Disable HUD menu

I know it may be useful feature for someone, but i don't use it at all. Is there any way to protect HUD key from beeing set up after every/some update of Ubuntu?
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Fluxbox Lightdm nautilus

I recently started using fluxbox, I'm using Lightdm as a desktop manager and was using gnome/unity before fluxbox. I'm facing a few troubles while trying to adapt to this new window manager, the ...
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Is there any hope of choosing peacefully between Unity and KDE at login time (or session restart time)?

I am almost new to Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bits, in my case) so I only know the Unity interface and a bit of Gnome from previous Ubuntu experience. As the new version of KDE looked promising, I installed ...
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Unity Dash slow or no results

In my Ubuntu I use the Dash to be able to search my apps. I hit super and it keep searching but no results, close the Dash, super, no results and so on until it finally starts showing results. ...
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Can't change appearance on Ubuntu 14.04

Trying to change GTK Theme, Icon Theme or Wallpaper and results in nothing. When I try to remove things from the launcher, they come back... Already tryed to remove "./compiz", "./config" and ...
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Can not use keyboard on unity

Dear Ubuntu Community, currently I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and few hours ago, an update notifier prompted to install an update. After update finished, it ask for system restart, I think there is some ...
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Upgrade 13.10 to 14.04

I tried to upgrade to 14.04 and that came up, Not sure what to do next. ruedi@ruedi-XPS-One-2710:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d Checking for a new Ubuntu release Err Upgrade tool signature ...
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Kubuntu + kdm blank desktop

I recently did a sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. Reboot loaded a kubuntu splash screen, then loaded the unity desktop. I read you needed kdm to handle the log in screen, so I did sudo apt-get ...
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Adding lenses and scopes to Unity in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok, so I've recently gone through this post, and want to add some of the scopes mentioned there. I wanted to add the scope for Wikipedia, so I used the following code : sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Unity launcher appear on gnome session, how to fix it?

Yesterday my gnome's completely broken, cause there are unity launcher on gnome session. I have no idea why this happend, see the picture: And i'am not able to access gnome panel Reinstalling no ...