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(Ubuntu 14.04) Mouse hang, then the system hangs

ONLY when i use my track pad/mouse on my laptop and cross the center of it a COUPLE times every thing hangs. Then when i use my external BlurTooth mouse it doesn't hang not once. I Need to know. how ...
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Unity top panel missing application options

After the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, I am missing application specific options (in Firefox's case: "File", "Edit", "View" etc) from the unity top bar and they are displayed within application itself ...
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How to reset unity panel in Ubuntu 14.04

When I click my setting icon its shows only name in menu. Please see the image I already tried unity-reset, compiz reset method and unity reset icons. Please provide a solution for this madness.
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Can't install via usb stick

I'm installing the latest version but it says that files is unable to copy on harddisk due to usb is burned too fast it gives this error in between of the installation I can try it but can't install ...
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Unity broken after upgrade to 13.10

I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 using the system updater an now unity is broken. It looks like a display problem. The icons and the title bar are all messed up and when I try to open the dash the ...
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Unity disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using my Ubuntu 14.04 normally, and after I shutdown and restarted the computer, I saw that Unity had disappeared. I tried the following commands, but none of them worked: sudo apt-get install ...
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Will I get any lag with these specs with Unity on Ubuntu 14.04

May receive a second hand computer: The specs are: Processor: 1.6 ghz atom RAM: 1GB OS: Windows 7 I want to know if they can run Ubuntu 14.04 fluidly without Unity lagging whatsoever. I want to ...
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Compiz Put Stopped Working After Upgrade

After upgrading my computer from 13.10 to 14.04, the Put plugin under Compiz has stopped working. When I press <Super> and an arrow on my number pad, it recognizes is as though I'm trying to ...
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Show extra icon in Unity notification area (14.04, Copy Agent)

I have installed Copy Agent but when I launch it the icon doesn't show up in the notification area ... How can I fix this issue ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Custom Unity Lenses don't appear in the dash

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed custom unity lenses, the pirate bay torrent lens for example, but they aren't appearing in the dash. I have logged out and back in, and I have rebooted the ...
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Icons on top status/menu bar in gnome not following theme

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I added an icon theme and activated it using Unity Tweaks. All icons everywhere have changed to my new theme, but the top bar hasn't changed. All icons are still from the ...
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Choppy HD video playback with unity/gnome

I have been facing a video playback problem with ubuntu for a long time. Everytime I try to play a 720p/1080p video on my laptop, the performance is choppy with frames dropped every second or so. I ...
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Ubuntu not booting right. No taskbar. No unity. No left bar. No programs. Error windows don't have a title bar

I keep ubuntu up-to-date. I turned on my computer today and It was slow to boot, only reponding after I moved my mouse a bit. Then it got to the screen with an error message but the error message ...
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System tray icons for Gnote and Mail-Notification

After upgrading my desktop from Precise to Trusty, some icon notifications are not shown anymore. Specifically they are the ones for Gnote and Mail-Notification. How can I get them back? I run Unity ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login screen ui issue

I upgraded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. I failed to upgrade first time and then I logged into terminal using ctrl+alt+f1 and used the following command to upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade And I ...
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Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
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How to move window control buttons to the right [duplicate]

How to move window control buttons to the right in 14.04? The previous solutions seems not to work in 14.04. Note: Please do not mark this question as a duplicate of 174292, as 174292 is about 12.04. ...
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Unity set close button to right [duplicate]

How to set the close button to the right in Ubuntu 14.04? I tried: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences button-layout "menu:minimize,maximize,close" and gconftool -s ...
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Permissions denied in QGIS (perhaps all KDE programs)?

Encountering a crash when requesting QGIS 2.2 to access data on desktop machine. Running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Running QGIS desktop as root via the terminal does allow me to open files! But it also pops ...
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Black Screen on Ubuntu Install + garbled installer

My desktop is black and every window is garbled. In have 2 AMD Radeon 7790s in crossfire And fx 8core CPU at 4.6ghz each. 16gb of ram. The unity bar and dash icon are coloured with the default ...
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How to show old account on the greeter

TL;DR --> I want to know how to make an old account show up after reinstallation of Ubuntu so that I can log in to that account and not have to reinstall all the other software I had installed on that ...
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SublimeText turns into black hole with Unity/nVidia/Xinerama

I recently upgraded to 14.04, and after a little bit of fighting, I got my 4-monitor setup "working". However, a few applications (I've noticed gedit and SublimeText), will have the entire window ...
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Task Bar at the top missing Applications, Places and System menu

I was trying to install VLC using System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager when I realised that I don't have Applications, Places and System menu items at the top left side of task bar. I ...
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Can we change window background to a custom image?

Can we change a window background (when a folder opens) like how a dash home looks? A transparent, blur with crystal clear icons. I tried with CCMS, but it won't give dash home like feel. If there ...
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Why do desktop / monitor screens fail after staying logged in overnight?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.10. I experienced this same issue with Ubuntu 12.04, so I dont believe the following issue is tied to a specific release. I am using Ubuntu for work, by choice. Id ...
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Quick way to open terminal in current folder in nautilus? [duplicate]

I use the nautilus-open-terminal package. Before upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, nautilus used to have a settings button on the top right panal where you can click something like "open in terminal " to ...
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Any way to change lightdm unity greeter background without changing current config files?

About changing lightdm unity greeter background image, most answers are to change /usr/share/glib2.0/schemas/com.canonical.unity-greeter.gschema.xml. Is there any way to change the default wallpaper ...
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Ubuntu System Messed Up!

I decided to install fluxbox on my system recently, just to try it out, so I installed it and everything executed fine. I logged into the fluxbox desktop and messed around with it for a while, then ...
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Display Settings in Compiz Cube

I Tried to change the settings using unity in compiz cube. I went to opacity settings in Unity tool and then clicked on new and then on '+' sign and then clicked on grab, then I clicked on the same ...
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Dash Home will not open

I am a first-time Linux user who has installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Dimension E510 that used to run Windows XP. I cannot get Dash Home to open. The other apps open: Firefox, Libre Office, etc., but ...
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Low Graphics Mode on COMPAQ computer

I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have an obsolete brand of computer with these specs: Compaq Presario-SR1500NX, 3000+AMD Processor, 256MB-PC2700 memory, 80GB-7200RPM hard drive. I am stuck with ...
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Is it possible to have a separate unity launcher for each virtual workspace?

I was wondering if there was a relatively straight forward (or not) way to have virtual launchers for each virtual workspace. I dislike the way a virtual workspace, say 3, will jump to workspace 1 ...
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Problems with nvidia gt630m drivers

Hello i have used Ubuntu 12.04 for some time now but now i have encountered a really annoying problem that drives me crazy. I first got this problem when i updated my nvidia drivers, version 331 ...
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How to deal with bug in 13.10 that freezes computer when resizing windows? [closed]

I'm a beginner to ubuntu and there's a bug in 13.10 than freezes the computer around every 5th time you try to maximize a window by dragging it up against the top of the screen. After this happened, ...
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Putting web links on the unity desktop

I have been trying to put a web link on my desktop. Researching on this I have found that some urls can be just dragged and dropped. When you do this with others you get a copy of the web page not ...
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Set scaling back to default [duplicate]

I accidentally set the scaling settings at 4, and couldn't reset them. Is there any way to reset these settings back to default? I'm running a Microsoft Surface Pro (10.6", 1920x1080), and I cannot ...
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Issues with Unity and Gnome [closed]

Usually my computer loaded the desktop on ubuntu, however starting today, I can not load the desktop. The only interface I can get, is if I click the power button (physical) it takes me to the ...
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How can I fix my desktop background setting?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10. I installed gnome3 out of curiosity a few days back, from then my desktop background just went black. It won't change no matter what I do. I removed gnome completely and ...
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Two title bars for all windows [closed]

I have found that I have two title bars for all window screens. The attached images describe the problem, I can minimize or close the window from any title bar. Note: the attached screenshots for ...
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Nvidia drivers making unity not working fine

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Gigabyte P35K. Unity was working fine at the first boot, but then I installed the Nvidia driver and now when I move a window it is pretty slow, when I take the ...
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How to use a classic menu with Unity? [duplicate]

Am not talking about drop down menu indicators , I need a classic menu i can place it at the unity launcher so it will be a good navigator with a lot of tools .
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Unity laucher resize bug [duplicate]

Hello i just installed ubuntu 12.04 and installed the updates that was available. I have used ubuntu 12.04 before with no problem but now i want to make the icon size on the Unity launcher smaller. I ...
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Cannot change Window Border of Gnome Classic session

I have found many "solutions" for this problem, including modifying gsettings.py, as well as installing Gnome Tweak Tool or Unity Tweak Tool. I have even attempted using Gnome 3.10. Nothing I have ...
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unity panel icons not working

All the custom icon themes I install can change the nautilus icons just fine, but the unity panel always looks like this: Except when I set it to the standard Ubuntu mono, that looks normal. I'm ...
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How can I restart correctly the whole unity interface from the commandline?

Often, I stumble upon some small compiz bug or corruption in the screenoutput. when that happens I run unity --replace from a vty. That fixes it, but reloading unity in this way makes the global menu ...
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Launch Keyboard Config GUI from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with the LXDE desktop. I would like to launch the standard keyboard configuration GUI tool but cant seem to find it in my menus. Can anybody let me know whats the name of the ...
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Firefox 27.0.1 Address Bar Completion Pop-up Text Blank

I can't seem to catch a screenshot, but the drop-down menu that appears when you're typing into the address bar with suggestions seems to be broken. The icons on the left-hand side of each suggestion ...
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Window borders suddenly became transparent and ugly

All of a sudden my window frames got really ugly and smudgy. I suspect it came from an update of Ubuntu, using 13.10 with the latest updates. I would guess that unity is trying to make the window ...
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Is there a way to change the application icon theme?

It is relatively simple to change the overhead statusbar icon theme; I know how to do this. How can I change the icon theme used in many of the Ubuntu applications' controls to something less ...
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Ubuntu desktop 12.04 Desktop Environment customization

I am a new Linux user, I want to accomplish the following settings of the followings no Dash icon no trash icon no workspace switcher icon In global menu bar, only show the current time, but can't ...