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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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No modules in /lib/modules Linaro Deskotp

I am trying to run Linaro Ubuntu Desktop on an ARM embedded device - mainly for use of the Unity GUI. When I boot my device I get output to the screen and just before the boot process completes I ...
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How to recover data from a formatted ubuntu harddisk?

I acidently formatted ubuntu 12.04 (unity) system and installed windows server 2008 R2 and that ubuntu contains important data how to recover data from the ubuntu file system??? Please give me some ...
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Starting Teamviewer 10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I was able to get Teamviewer 10 installed in a chroot of Trusty-unity (using sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb), however when I attempt to start it it fails with "The TeamViewer daemon is not running! ...
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The flickering in unity launcher search box

Whenever I try to write something in the search box on the Unity launcher, the screen flickers and the search process slows down a bit. Do I need to install additional softwares for my old graphics ...
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Purged Program Still Appears In Unity Search

I purged a program but it still shows up in the Unity search. How do I stop it from showing up in the Unity search?
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Problems with 14.04 most recent updates and possibly kernel

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I am using working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have been using Ubuntu for a little over a year now, I am ...
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How to detect mouse scroll on Ubuntu indicator bar?

I using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm impressed with Ubuntu has system for set shortcut for execute any command, default installed When I used Windows, I had installed AutoHotKey to realize effect like ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Slow window switching in 15.04

Upon upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04, my window switching (alt+tab, super+w) suddenly became laggy. I thought maybe something went wrong in the upgrade so I did a fresh install just to be sure. Unfortunately ...
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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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LXDM and Ubuntu 15.04

Currently, the lightdm is burning up too much CPU resource on my computer and from the searches I've done, it's a heavy display manager. Example, just having wunderlist web page open in firefox, the ...
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trying to disable auto raise (unity-tweak-tool not working properly?)

I just upgraded to Ubununtu 15.04 and i'm trying to disable auto raise using the unity tweak tool (0.0.6). However it seems none of the choices I make in the unity tweak tool are affected (like ...
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How NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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Unity mode for vmware and ubuntu 15?

I am coming from virtualbox running ubuntu 15.04 in short: virtualbox - never again. It made me lose so much time! You can't imagine. The default Ubuntu 15.04 runs so super poorly on the machine, ...
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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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Unable to Update Ubuntu SoftWare Sotre Denendency

I'm trying to install unity-tweak-tool on my machine. The software center give the error of Dependency is not satisfiable: python3 (>=3.3.2.2~) But I already have python 3.4 on my machine, What ...
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Remove deleted files (.jpg) from Unity Dash (Ubuntu 14.04)

I once had a picture (.jpg) that I deleted but a thumbnail of it still comes up on the Unity Dash when clicking on the "pictures" filter. So obviously it says the file is missing because I deleted. ...
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Adding multiple launch options for a desktop shortcut

How can I add more than one launch options for a desktop shortcut item? The following just is an example: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=New Tab - Google Chrome ...
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Which is the best way to play unity web player content in Ubuntu?

I am trying to play unity web player content on my computer. I wish to know which method is easy to install and play unity web player content in Ubuntu? I found the following methods online: ...
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Unity web player is responding late when using with pipelight

I am trying to run unity web player in firefox. I came to know about the Pipelight plugin for firefox. The problem is I am able to install and enable pipelight. While loading any unity application ...
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Desktop loads, but no dash. Ubuntu 15.04

This all originated when I installed Nvidia drivers from terminal using the xorg edgers PPA. I have since uninstalled them, but that did not help much. I can't even open terminal unless it is with ...
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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Adapt the look of Unity launcher/dash to theme

When I open the launcher, the theme changes. Everyone must have noticed this, but I can't find anyone pointing it out - and it really bothers me. Here's a a cropped screenshot of my desktop: ...
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Unity Dash menu fades in/out at 1 FPS

I have a dell workstation from 2009 running Ubuntu 15.04. It was a reasonably hefty machine for its day, 4 real Xeon cores (8 w/ hyperthreading), 24 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 295. Unity's Dash menu and ...
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Not able to play unity games in ubuntu 14.04 even after installing unity web player and wine

I get a white screen when loading unity games even after installing unity web player and wine.what more needs to be installed to play unity games.please explain step by step
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Minecraft launcher keeps crashing on Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I heard about how powerful and great it is and decided to dual boot it with windows. I play Minecraft, so I got java and updated it from the terminal because Java is required for ...
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Cursor theme won't change in Ubuntu 14.04 via Unity Tweak Tool

No matter what I tried I cannot get it to work. Black theme is the active one and although I can see five other cursor theme options none of them gets activated. I have tired rebooting my PC, ...
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Is there a way to display window title in the Ubuntu sidebar, like in Windows before 7?

My current main OS is Windows 7. I changed the taskbar to run vertically, mimicking Ubuntu's efficient use of the 16:9 widescreen ratio of modern monitors. I also display window titles together with ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04

I've just upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04. Problem is that some programs as NetBeans IDE 8.0.2, Blender, Gimp, ... dissapeared from main menu. Is there a way to resolve this without reinstalling ...
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Test for Artifacts

I have some weird effect on the screen when I open for example the terminal from the dock. The effect doesn't work perfectly and there is like a small vsync on the windows manager. I'm thinking maybe ...
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Covered in corrupted characters after clean Ubuntu/Firefox reinstall

Latest Update: Firefox 39.0 still causes the two serious problems listed below after a fully clean re-install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Firefox to a reformatted partition, without restoring any ...
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Cannot launch eclipse from Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I recently downloaded the Eclipse package and placed it in a folder in my Home directory, without blending the installation with anything else in the system. Eclipse opens normally, if I use the ...
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Chrome indicator not being displayed in the system tray anymore

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity front end. Last time I checked, google chrome stable used to have an indicator icon on the system tray. If chrome was closed using the cross button, it would minimize ...
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CSD broken in Unity

Its awesome that Unity is slowly making strides in making CSD apps functional and less ugly in unity. but i was wondering , is there a way to fix it in 15.04 for the default theme?
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unable to acces my account after a bad manipulation

Well all started when i tried yesterday to download virtual box on my ubuntu14.04 So i went to the website downloaded the version for ubuntu and got a .deb i clicked into it then got redirected to ...
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Remmina cannot perform VNC remote desktop session before user logs in

I would like to perform a VNC remote desktop session with Remmina between two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am able to do this remote session when a user is already logged into Unity on the ...
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LXDE: Macbuntu/Unity tweak tool error

I am attempting to install the Macbuntu theme on my chromebook. Ubuntu 14.04, LXDE environment through Crouton. However, when I try to follow This guide, I get stuck on step three with the unity ...
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GTK3 checkbox background

I got a GTK theme (Paper), but the checkboxes and radio buttons don't look like they are supposed to - there's just no background. The theme uses background-color and background-image, but those ...
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Will snappy core replace apt-get? [duplicate]

On this question I asked on the Ubuntu Developers G+ I got an answer from Mitchell Reese (not a Canonical employee, but an enthusiast like me) saying that apt-get install is more or less being ...
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“Thick” system menu fonts in Ubuntu 14.04 after some updates

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, everything of the system menus was with medium font(Ubuntu). Thene some updates were installed and the font changed to another one. I've tried Unity Tweak Tool, ...
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Global Scrolling Keyboard Shortcut (evince)

For note taking with a dual monitor setup, it would be really great to be able to scroll the opposing monitor's window (ideally evince but it could be any application) without losing focus on a ...
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How To Modify Unity Desktop Environment

There are some things I do not like about Unity (at least I think it's something with Unity I don't like). The first is the cross to close the window is in the top left as opposed to the top right, ...
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accidentally killed compiz process [duplicate]

I accidentally killed the compiz process and I cannot open my terminal even by Ctrl+Alt+T. All the toolbars, menubars and etc. related to the Unity launcher are gone,only the desktop can be seen. ...
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Where is Unity Drawers?

I'd like to extend Unity with Drawers. But that is much more complicated than I expected. It's supposed to be in the Software Center. It isn't. I tried to manually install it, following these ...
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Broken NotifyOSD. No bubbles, only text

My problem is that NotifyOSD doesn't show bubbles as it should. Instead of them it shows text in top left corner: https://i.imgur.com/kFXdXE0.png?1 This problem appeared when I was trying out ...
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How to configure password requirement for shutdown from unity

I configured one of the PCs to act as a server. It will be used by other emloyees as well via the guest account. Obviously I don't want the PC to be shut down by any user. Also I have to shut it down ...
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Switching keyboard inputs by Super + S stopped working

Today I've noticed that Super + S no longer works. As I recall I didn't change any system settings, just installed easystroke and variety these weekends. I've already tried to stop working variety and ...
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Unity desktop is black after using gnome

I installed and used gnome but now when I use unity my desktop is black and I cant see the files on it. Everything else seems to be working fine. I can still see the files on the desktop under ...
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Compiz add more animation effects

How I can add more Animation effect at compiz, for sample how I can add a Burn effect? I've search on internet to find a solution and I've found someone but don't work... One of them was from ...