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How to change the time after which I have to type my password again?

When I am logged in to Ubuntu 13.10 (Unity I guess) and nothing happens, the screen gets black. I am not logged out, but I need to type the password to be able to 'do' something again. How can I ...
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How to fix: Unity not working at all (updates, upgrade, drivers, OpenGL)?

Recently I got stuck with Unity since it does not work at all - I see no system bar nor Unity launcher (3D/2D). Possible causes are: system update/upgrade or playing with drivers (additional fglrx or ...
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scroll bar gets in the way of grabbing from a Pan column on the right hand side

I've only seen this in Pan, it seems to do this on a quasi-regular basis: The problem is how to "grab" the date column on the right hand side. Unfortunately, the little up/down arrow widget gets ...
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How to make the shift switcher select the window after I release the key [duplicate]

I use Shift Switcher to surf through the open windows and select the desired one. I've configured the combinations so that they don't conflict with others. Mainly I use the next window, Super + Q and ...
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Mssing icons with booting error

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 few days ago and it works fine until now, when i get error with Ubuntu part 6 is disable and some of my icon in unity is missing. Any help please ?
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Always hide an application's window

I'm using the selenium webdriver to run automated tests in firefox on my web applications, and while it's all working perfectly, it's a little bit annoying how firefox pops up over everything while ...
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How to enable unity plugin without ccsm [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an HP Compaq D530 cmt and I can only see the desktop pic and I have found out that I don't have the unity plugin enabled. I went here to see what this person did. I got ...
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on a mac with 12.04, how does one Iock icons to the launcher?

My wife has an airbook. How does one lock an icon to the launcher on a mac? With a normal PC, it is easy, right click and "lock icon to launcher". With mac, there is no right click, and the option ...
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Why do I have gnome settings on unity desktop?

Last time I installed cinnamon and it broke my unity. So I removed cinnamon and reinstalled unity so after reinstalling I have gnome sitting on unity desktop. And now I don't have minimize button for ...
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How do I change the close/maximise/minimise button sizes in 13.10?

How could I change the button size for the window controls. I'm using a touch screen and I'm having difficulty hitting the right one. I've tried adjusting fonts but this does not help. Any ideas ...
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How to enable unity-greeter in Ubuntu 12.04?

If you want a different session for the default, you can modify this option. Manually add the following line in the [SeatDefaults] section of (sudo gedit) /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: [SeatDefaults] ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not responding

I'm running multiple process simultaneously and then the system not responding. Not even showing the 'Force Quit' dialog. What I'm doing is switching to TTY to reboot the system, or to execute kill -9 ...
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Ubuntu vnc4server no working session only terminal

So I've trid to get xrdp working on Ubutnu Server 13.10 which meant a lot of messing around with lightdm and gdm. So after giving up on xrdp i switched to vnc. I installed vnc4server purged lightdm(as ...
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How can i create unity launch icon for Chrome Evernote?

I use Evernote web app and i would like to use it separated from other Chrome tabs, as autonom web app. This is possible when i choose "Open as Window" option in Evernote Web settings. But i would ...
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Tabs missing in Unity Dash

After my friend having accidentally aborted the update to Ubuntu 13.10, several tabs in the Unity Dash are missing. Is there any package I can install to get them back?
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How to uninstall Kubuntu Plasma Desktop/Netbook system installed with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Unity

I installed KDE on Unity a few days ago to try. Decided to use only Unity after so I uninstalled it with Ubuntu software center. The problem is that I still have the startup and shutdown screens from ...
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Unity works wrong after installing other DEs

I have installed the LXDE, KDE, and GNOME environments besides unity, and also their login managers. It worked all fine, but after a while, unity starts to use the LXDE icons in the panel at the top, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not usable because of focus problems

I tried to set up Ubuntu 13.10, but there are massive focus problems which make it unusable. It don't seems to have something to do with Unity where I found something about focus problems in the web. ...
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unity-service-panel.log taking 18+ GB

Im having strange unity-service-panel.log file behavior in Ubuntu 13.10., which in 5-6 days filled up to 18.5 GB worth of space. Its located in /home/user/.cache/upstart . I have no idea whats going ...
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Unity Wallpaper with Openbox WM?

I've installed Openbox, tint2 and synapse to replace Unity on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. When I log into my account openbox starts with a grey background, as expected. I just replaced Compiz as ...
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Dialogue Windows Look Wrong After Upgrade

I recently upgraded to 13.10, and I'm noticing that nearly all of the dialog windows look like they're from 1999. The trim looks right, but the buttons and everything else just look wrong. Help me ...
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Tried Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10. How can I get Unity back?

I am running 13.10 and installed GNOME 3.10 with the gnome3-next ppa from Team GNOME, as explained in an article on Webupd8. How can I get back to Unity? I did a ppa purge and now sort of have ...
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Warzone 2100 occasionally zoomes my screen largly,how to fix it? [duplicate]

sometimes after playing Warzone 2100 for long time,when i exit the game,the desktop screen just zooms largly,and only 1/4 th screen is visible.the top bar is visible completely,but is inoperable. i ...
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No Unity, Desktop Icons (13.10) [duplicate]

After 3 reinstalls on my Dell Dimension 2400, I can only see the desktop background and the cursor. Nothing else appears. I have tried removing, redownloading and reinstalling ubuntu-desktop. I have ...
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13-10-black-borders-black-terminal [duplicate]

I have the same problem as 13.10 - Black borders, black terminal. Found that I was able to use xterm, however the suggestions I found did not solve this problem. Upgrade till Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on ...
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Lost settings menu and unity lenses after uninstalling Gnome 3

I installed gnome 3 in Ubuntu 13.10- I later decided to remove it. Now Everything has gone. When I right click the desktop I can't access the settings and all the unity lenses are missing apart from ...
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Problem moving windows to other workspaces (ubuntu 13.10)

Ok, so I had ubuntu 13.04 and I could normaly move windows to other workspaces pressing "ctrl+alt+shift+any arrow button". But I recently upgraded to 13.10 and now, when I press those buttons, I only ...
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Updated some software - now cinnamon won't work, I think Gnome Desktop became default from unity, how to change this?

I updated my ubuntu 12.10 today and everything has got changed. The color, theme, the top window bar looks different. Earlier I was using Unity and it looks now Gnome has become the default. I was ...
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How can I restore the Time and Date to the panel?

After upgrading to Saucy Salamander which I think is v 13.10 my date and time usually disappears after boot up. I have seen some solutions on older questions one of which is: Using the terminal type ...
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Disable unity launcher to launch in full screen?

When I press the application launcher it come in full screen and it has blurry background. I want it small and transparrent...because it is laggy! I don't know how to say what I want. I searched on ...
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Switching back from Gnome to Unity, wiping Hard disk

I am new to Ubuntu. I installed 12.04, which runs Unity. I decided to try Gnome 13.10. My PC did not particularly like Gnome so I decided to switch back to Unity with a fresh re-install, hoping any ...
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blue popup echo box at top of screen

i have this strange problem. When i connect to internet or disconnect from internet i get somekind of popup at top of screen like Connected to router name. And it's kinda annoying... Btw i am using ...
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can't download apps through unity

I am unable to buy apps using ubuntu. I tried to download full circle magazine through Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 and received an error "Problem occurred while loading the URL ...
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How can I launch Grub-Customizer?

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10. I've installed grub-customizer and re-checked my installations of unity and grub-customizer. When I try and reinstall grub-customizer I get the message that ...
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Problem with workspace switching

In Ubuntu 13.04, to move an application from one workspace to other, Ctrl+Shift+Alt+ the side of switching used to work. Now, I can use Ctrl+Shift+Alt+-> and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+<- work, but ...
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gear icon missing unity panel in ubuntu 13.04

i lost the gear icon in Unity panel while trying to change icon themes. the icon appears in ubuntu-mono-light and in some added themes. i reinstalled ubuntu desktop and unity but no success. is it an ...
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Ubuntus desktop

Okay so is there a way that I can use the desktop part of ubuntu like windows? In the sense that applications and programs are clickable on the desktop? I can't seem to figure anything out and ...
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Show file extension in file name [duplicate]

Is there anyway to show files suffixes by default in file name in unity? For example: If I have a file called test.bin, it is shown as test in Unity. I'd like it to be shown as test.bin by default ...
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How to disable unity panel focus keyboard shortcut Alt+F1

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and trying to disable Alt+F1 shortcut as I need it for usage in Pycharm. I have already gone through How to disable Alt+F1 / Alt+F2 shortcuts?. But it is not working for me. Any ...
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Newbee Question: Attempting to install Ubuntu server + Unity to get a GUI of server configuration

My objective is to get a graphical desktop of the ubuntu server services (apachee, sql, dhcp, and similar services). Ideally I should be able to configure these services through a GUI. I have ...
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Two 12.04 machines have the same display settings but different results

I have one machine that has a relatively fresh install of 12.04 and one that I inherited. The terminal window in the inherited machine has a really weird font, and the regular one is what I would ...
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Ubuntu Slower than Debian on 512 MB RAM

So, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My System Details are in the screenshot. My Ubuntu is very slow for me, I mean that when I try to open any application, it takes 3-4 seconds but Debian took 1 sec. ...
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A problem with graphic function of 13.10 unity desktop

It's a little bit hard for me to describe my problem with words, look at the screenshot The images just cannot fade away when they are supposed to so that they just mess up together.
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unity doesn't load showing error

My pc has a graphic card less than 100mb can still ubuntu 13.10 work.I got a answer of previous question of installing ccsm but it shows error pakage data not found how to fix this issue
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Ubuntu Unity 13.04/13.10 systray no longer present

From what I can tell, a decision was made to remove the systray from 13.04/13.10. I managed to get it re-enabled on my upgrade for now. What I am not able to find, is the replacement solution for ...
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Eclipse's toolbar is displaying incorrectly unless I run Eclipse as root

I just installed Ubuntu 13, and while trying to set up Eclipse on my computer I ran into a weird issue- the toolbar in Eclipse refuses to function correctly if I do not run the Eclipse executable as ...
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Unity no longer loads in 13.04 for main user

When Ubuntu starts up, Unity fails to load (I can only see my desktop with no unity sidebar and no system bar in the top right). I tried the advice of Unity does not start in Ubuntu 13.04 which ...
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no launcher, no dash, no unity, how to get back to my desktop?

FYI, I have tried these, but none worked as of yet! Please help! I must not want to reinstall Ubuntu precise: AskUbuntu:Unity Launcher missing AskUbuntu: Unity doesn't load Youtube:Restore ...
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Gajim: Can't access submenus in top menu bar

I just installed Gajim 0.15.4 from Ubuntu repository on Ubuntu 13.10. Advanced, as far as I know, is supposed to be a sub-menu. Clicking on it does nothing. What can I try to fix this problem?
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Ubuntu froze during upgrade to 13.10

My computer boots into Ubuntu, but there are issues with the way Unity loads up. There is nothing on the panel in the top right corner of my desktop, although the Launcher appears. I tried safe mode ...