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User interfirance, themes, Broken, Unreadable parts

Arther going on a customizing spree my the desktop themes on unity got messed up I had installed Ubuntu tweak and unsettings so I removed them but the default themes and custom ones are still messed ...
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Why don't CTRL+ALT+4/6 position windows to the left or right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands? I was thrilled to discover the keyboard based tiling functionality provided by Unity. However, why ...
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Ubuntu 3D in incompatible card due to an error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? This is really weird XD I have Ubuntu 12.04, my graphic chip is a Mother Board integrated Via Chrome9, which is incompatible with Unity 3D, ...
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Can I get gnome-shell's drop-down menus in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the global application menu? Just a quick question, in gnome-shell you get those little white menus that drop down from the title of the application but ...
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Dell Inspiron 1545 unresponsive and laggy with continued use [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 installed with Wubi (Precise Pangolin) on a Dell Inspiron 1545. Until I updated yesterday, ...
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How can I change Trash icon in unity

I've changed so many icons individually by using Main Menu. Now I want to change icons of Trash (empty and full trash) with some PNG but I don't know what to do. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04
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Can the Unity File Lens display detailed file information?

Is it possible to make Unity File Lens to display synthetic information about the files recalled by a search? It would be very useful, for example, if it could display the location, the size and the ...
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How do I configure wvdial to connect using a micromax 353g usb modem?

I have Micromax 353g usb modem . M using Ubuntu 11.04... I installed wvdail nd configured wvdial.conf as [Dialer Defaults] Init1 = ATZ Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0 Init3 = ...
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cannot get the gedit autotab plugin to work

If you are trying to write python code inside of gedit, you probably want auto-tabbing. Meaning suppose you are writing a method, you type something like: def foo(): Then hit enter. The cursor goes ...
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how to switch between unity and gnome (or recovery console) from serial-console

i am currently working over a serial-console (from desktop computer to a developing board)... i tried switching between this three visual alternatives: unity, gnome and recovery console (using the ...
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For photography use, is Unity is overheating my laptop? Should I try OpenSuse instead?

I am a perfect noob here in the Linux world. Previously was using Windows 7. Mine is an HP laptop - Intel core2duo T5470 @ 1.60GHz × 2 / 965GM with 2GB RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.04TLS and is quite ...
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How do I search files from a different partition using the dash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to let Ubuntu index and find files on a different (Windows) drive when searching? I recently created a soft link to my Windows music folder so that whenever I click ...
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How can I make lock screen be like the login screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the lock screen look like the login screen? Is it possible to have the login screen displayed when locked instead of that ugly and horrible current lock ...
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How can I add/show current application icon or Ubuntu icon on left of Unity panel?

I was wondering if we can put Ubuntu or current (focused) application icon in Unity panel on left like Mac. Please let me know if I am missing anything. Thank you.
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tiny scrollbars are difficult… and dangerous! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable overlay scrollbars? In ubuntu 12.04, the scrollbars on windows are super narrow. This makes trying to grab the resize boundary at the right edge of a ...
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How can I enable one-finger scrolling in Unity?

I would like to activate to scroll with one finger inside the Unity environment(nautilus, Dash, Firefox). Because Unity claims to be touch screen friendly but scrolling with two fingers is annoying ...
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Can't bind Super + w in xbindkeys, all other combos work fine

I am trying to set key bindings for my mouse buttons with xbindkeys and I'd like to set one of them to spread the windows as if I'd pressed Super + w but for some reason this one won't bind properly ...
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Getting window maximization to work properly with Tint2

I've added a bottom taskbar to Unity with tint2. Now I have the taskbar on the bottom of my screen as desired, but when I maximize windows their bottom edge sits under the taskbar that tint2 created. ...
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as unity in relocating intelligently in ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? Unity in ubuntu 12.04 does not give option to intelligently (panel visible in desktop, but if you leave ...
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Apps simply hide upon switching apps with Alt+Tab

After upgrading to 12.04 and being on Unity, I am having this strange problem. Say I have opened a few apps, e.g., Chrome, GNUCash, GIMP, etc., and I am presently working on GNUCash. When I press ...
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Unity - Customize keys (F10, ALT+S)

Is it possible to customize the default keys like F10 to NOT use a window control? I am a happy Midnight Commander user and would like to be able to quit within mc and not have the window manager take ...
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Don't show removable media in the launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove mounted drives from the unity launcher? Is it possible to disable or remove the icons for removable media, such as DVD drives or external hard drives, ...
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Display / find started applications in Unityu Ubuntu 12.04

i am new to Unity and miss the 'feature' that when i start a program that runs in the background (like Autokey or Wuala), i can start them from the Dash, but they are nowhere visible... Not in the ...
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Why does my wine application not display in the dash properly?

Here is my .desktop file for Civ 4: [Desktop Entry] Name=Civilization 4 - Beyond the Sword #Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/cornwall/.wine" wine C:\\\\windows\\\\command\\\\start.exe /Unix ...
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Launcher doesn't re-appear after I select auto-hide [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launcher auto-hides but does not come back I have 12.04 version. When I select ON option for auto-hide the launcher I can't make it re-appear. It doesn't matter what ...
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How to remove the mail/IM icon from the notification area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove the mail icon indicator applet? How do I remove the mail/IM icon (envelope) from the notification area in Ubuntu 12.04? I'm not using the IM client nor ...
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Unity in 12.04 with vmwgfx (VMWare player 4.0.3)

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VMware Player 4.0.3. I have also installed all updates. But when I login to Unity it is not working. I can see desktop but Dash and Icons are disorted. I have read ...
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Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application [closed]

If I click an icon in the launcher with multiple windows open it doesn't show me all open windows for that application (like ctrl+w does for all open windows). I seem to remember it working as ...
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Does Wine 1.4 on Ubuntu 12.04 have an application launcher menu like it used to on 10.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one create a custom application launcher for Wine installed apps? Previously on 10.04 it was located in the upper left corner sub menu. If so, where did it ...
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How to get the 'right click + scroll' feature of VistaSwitcher in Ubuntu?

When using Windows I use VistaSwitcher to scroll through open windows. I have used Compiz to set Ctrl+Scroll to next and prev windows but I'd (ideally) like something with the ability to see the ...
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How to get Nvidia graphics working on Sony Z laptop? [duplicate]

I have an older Sony VAIO Z 590 laptop with switchable graphics between Intel and Nvidia GeForce 9300M. It is NOT Optimus. I did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04. Everything works, but it's using Unity ...
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Unity launcher Removal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity's launcher auto-hide behavior? How can I remove the unity launcher in 12.04 completely or at least hide it? I have tried to Uninstall it ...
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How do I hide indicators in Unity panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to hide items in Unity's top panel? Say I don't want to have the message indicator in top panel. How do I hide it?
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Configuring unity for individual workspaces

Is there a way to make visible only the launchers on the current workspace in unity? Truthfully, would just like to keep separate programs on separate workspaces, I'm making "panic button"
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How to decrease the “hump” that is required to move the mouse over a Sticky Edge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors? I love the Sticky Edge feature in Unity. However, I find it presents too much of a hurdle to move the ...
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Unity Dash Button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher? How to change the Dash icon in the Unity Launcher? When I follow the instructions in the link above (yeah I know for ...
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Drag and Drop Files in Unity with 3 Monitors

I have been experiencing an odd phenomenon in Ubuntu Unity (2D and 3D) with 11.04/11.10 and 12.04. I have three monitors running on nVidia gpus (in Ubuntu 12.04, this configured itself with the ...
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ubuntu crash problem

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. I accidently removed libpng from the system and after that I'm not able to get to my desktop. Everytime I restart the system, after Ubuntu logo all is the login screen and ...
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How to disable Unity style notification when using Gnome Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome 3 notifications are replaced with notify-osd when the machine goes to sleep I just install gnome shell for my Ubuntu 12.04, when I try to use Empathy, the ...
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Display sub-directories in Video Lens

I just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 to try out. I'm really liking the Unity Dash for easily opening content (HTPC in mind). I decided to see how it works and I dumped a folder full of ...
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How can I reload the Unity to show changes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restart Unity When I make changes to elements in Unity's launcher and the search-layer, like the icons, the changes are not reflected immediately. How can I ...
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Difference between Unity and 2D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? I can't tell the difference between 2D and Unity(3D?) when I log in with the trial LiveCD. How can I tell which one I am using and if I am ...
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Launcher feature “dodge windows” is no longer available in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? Previously, the launcher will be autohide when we maximize the window of any applications and will remain ...
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create new new launcher icon in unity in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I edit/create new launcher items in Unity by hand? How to create new launcher icon in Unity? For example , i wrote a bash script, and i want add to Unity ...
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How to get the launcher in 12.04 to “dodge windows” like it does in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I configure the launcher to “dodge windows”? I want the 12.04 launcher to act like it did in 11.10, Where it would only hide if it was being dodge by ...
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How can I see connection information like KDE does?

Is there a way I can see download/upload speeds, downloaded/uploaded size, etc. information as KDE network manager shows? I am using 12.04, with Unity and I don't want to install any other software ...
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Launcher makes no colored in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop the Unity launcher chameleon effect? The pitcher does not provide color after removing configuration window. Here a video to show: ...
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How to adjust Unity icons and and pane size? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the size and order of the launcher panel? I'd like to use smaller icons (24x24 or so) to make my Unity panel thinner and "higher" (to let more icons fit ...
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unity, seeing all instances of same open application windows on all virtual desktop

I noticed this strange issue with unity. I am using 12.04. The desktop has 4 virtual desktops, which I can switch between using the 'workspace switcher' which is very nice. But I noticed the ...
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NX session window icon shrinks and is non-responsive, but remote session still active

This is a tough problem to summarise in one line! Steps to re-produce: From Ubuntu Unity desktop (I've experienced this is 11.10 and 12.04), start an NX session with a remote server [do something ...