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Unity without compiz (with XfWM4 instead)

Can I run Unity with a different window manager than compiz? I'd prefer XfWM4. Background story: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I like Unity - I especially like the part where besides the top bar I get ...
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Custom Ubuntu Theme: Make title bar black when fullscreen

half a year ago, I made a custom version of the Ambience Theme to fit it to the colors I like. Now I try to make the title bar/panel (The Bar where the icons and the clock is in) of the system Black ...
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Slow Booting Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04 & facing the problem that it is taking much time to boot, so I installed bootchart to see which process is taking much time but could not understand the chart ...
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Making .desktop files - Just a few questions

I would like to ask some questions about .desktop files, and figure something out that I think would be rather nifty. I will start by saying I am running [elementary OS Luna] with kernel ...
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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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How to change color in gtk theme?

After upgrading from saucy to Trusty my favourite app ghex has become ugly (and some other apps too) The border color has become absolutely black (#000000). I want to set another color, but where? I ...
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Can I uninstall Gnome?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity as DE installed on my PC. But I recently found out that Gnome DE is installed, too. I don't need Gnome, never use it, so I wannt to remove it. Can I do this without ...
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unity-control-center uninstalled itself

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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Enable horizontal scroll 14.04

My laptop is Acer V3-571g with default settings, except for enabling brightness controls, as instructed here. Horizontal scrolling is not working. Instead, while holding ALT key, it switches trough ...
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new windows very slow to launch

This problem shows up a day or two after rebooting. Launching any new window will be very slow. It comes up first with either just a transparent overlay or with the window grayed out and the rest of ...
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Web page loading issues [closed]

I am currently working in Ubuntu 14.04 & trying to access a web page using Firefox & Chrome both but its not loading the web page. I am getting the error like The connection has timed out ...
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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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How to reenable unity - tried the standard stuff

While going through my compiz settings, I noticed, that windows decarator is off, and I clicked to turn it on - then clicked yes, before I've read that this will turn off unity. I tried reenabling ...
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Nautilus: Reaching the context menu of the current folder with no empty space

The context menu button (gear icon) was removed from Nautilus in Ubuntu 14.04. It was the only way I knew to access the current folder's context menu (particularly the items added by RabbitVCS) when ...
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Click only lockscreen?

I'm currently running Ubuntu on my Split x2 and have almost everything working. I have OnBoard pinned on the side bar so when I'm using it as a table I can still type, the only annoying thing is I ...
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gazebo gazebo: error while loading shared libraries: libsdformat.so.1: cannot open shared object file

I installed GAZEBO with UBUNTU 12.4 like indicated in this link, but when i launch it (command GAZEBO) I obtain this message: gazebo: error while loading shared libraries: libsdformat.so.1: ...
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Application icon disappears from Ubuntu launcher

I checked the forum topics and tried various suggested solutions but none worked to resolve this issue. OS: Ubuntu 12.04: Accounts: Administrator (Administrator), Resource (Standard) Wine: 1.4 ...
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Screencloud Tray Icon Disappeared, Already Installed libqt4-svg

I was messing around with a lot of programs and files last night trying to get some things to work. Then, when I turned my computer on this morning, I noticed that my screencloud tray icon had ...
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Unity 3D Suddenly Disabled Ubuntu 12.04

My Unity was always OK since first install in 2012. I always use Unity 3D session, never use 2D session. But now, I have only Unity 2D session. I don't want 2D session, I want my 3D session back. I ...
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bash: install_path: No such file or directory

When I open a new terminal I get : bash: install_path: No such file or directory My .bashrc file conatins the following code : # some more ls aliases alias ll='ls -alF' alias la='ls -A' alias l='ls ...
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How to customize workplace for it to be unique

I am using the advantage of workspace which most linux OS has, but it will be more usefull for me if i can customize it. Is there some way to customize ubuntu 14.04 to make workspace to have unique ...
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Cannot login through the command line

I have only been using Ubuntu for about three weeks so do not be surprised if you lose me trying to explain something, I will try my best to be as detailed when needed though. Anyways, Unity right ...
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Nautilus opens with hidden files [duplicate]

As the title says, every time when I open Nautilus from unity launcher, it opens with all files being shown. Normally it opens with hidden files being hidden, how can I change it back to that ...
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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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Neither launcher nor dash appears on login, Unity Plugin enabled

I was trying to fix an issue with Ubuntu 14.04: my screen would freeze when the computer was woken after being asleep. I followed the instructions here (Ubuntu 14.04 System freezes on wakeup from ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Hotkeys don't work unless an application is open

This is a strange one for you all! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have Guake Terminal installed which has a hotkey to make it pop open on the screen when I press F12. This stopped working a few days ...
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Unity - Gaussian Blur to the launcher bar?

If the top panel can be blurry, can the Launcher bar be blurry like the panel or the dash?
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Not every feature supported in lubuntu interface

I ve been using LXDE for a month and newly I ve realized that not every option included in LXDE interface. for example when I start ubuntu with default unity interface, everything is normal. but when ...
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Custom launcher arguments?

I know I can add custom shortcuts or even url links to the launcher. Can I create custom launcher shortcuts that accept or process arguments? For example, can I set a launcher link to open ...
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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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Keyboard shortcuts do not save after reboot on 14.04

Is this a bug? I assign my keyboard shortcuts (i.e. F4 to close program, F3 to toggle maximization of window, & F2 to minimize window) they work for 2-3 boots then reset spontaneously after ...
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Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in Ubuntu 14.04

So I've noticed this problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 a few days back. I've noticed that whenever a window title is supposed to contain any accented character like "ï", the title bar ...
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Removing “user accounts” from system settings

I don't need user account management on my system settings for security reasons. Is it possible to remove user management from settings? Although i don't want it for all user accounts. As given ...
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it ask me for password when i try to open disk and connect to a netwrk

that's the following problem it is asking me for password i have no idea which password i never kept the password except user password
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Ubuntu 13.10 x64 one account launcher not showing

On my account on my computer (and my only one) doesn't want to show the launcher. I know this was asked before but none of their answers worked, like ccms. The top bar doesn't show up either. All that ...
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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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After UNB, where do I go?

I've been running Lucid NBR since forever and I love it. A recent kernel update broke some services and while a revision fixed them, the writing is on the wall, I have to update. Unity fits on my ...
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Deleted /default/index.theme

Could anyone who is using the standard Ambiance or Radiance themes and icons, please post me a copy of this file /usr/share/icon/default/index.theme , I overwrote it by accident and do not have a ...
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Photo lens only searches one subfolder

On my computer (running Ubuntu 14.04) Unity's photo lens only searches one subfolder of my Pictures folder. The strange thing is that there is nothing special about that folder. My photos are ...
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Errors installing GNOME on 14.04x64 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install GNOME with the following commands: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 with gtx 670 slow window animations

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an i5 2500k, 8GB ram and gtx 670. The problem is that all the window animations are very slow. For example when trying to resize a window is like it will take hours to ...
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If I change the DE on Ubuntu will my files be deleted?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and I'd like to switch the desktop environment to Xfce instead of Unity. I was wondering if my files (pictures, music, pdfs) will switch over or would they be ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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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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How to execute a command with “=” sign in a desktop shortcut?

I'm trying to modify my Firefox shortcut in Unity so that it started with a specific parameter. From a terminal, I would start like this: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox I tried modifying the ...
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Can I stop NFS shares appearing in the launcher?

I have about half a dozen NFS shares mapped to my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Each one of them shows up as an icon in the Unity Launcher. This is unnecessary and annoying - they take up a fair bit of space, and ...