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Unable to access window controls on maximized windows [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 but an annoying error has been bothering me. I formatted my PC to get rid of it, but about 2 hours after the fresh install, it came back. The thing is that the title bar of ...
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No top panel after installing Gnome

I recently removed Unity and installed gnome from the software center. There is no top bar/panel.
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Aplication bar is missing and so is title bar after installing 13.04

All I have is a Screen that has the background. I am able to open a terminal screen. and I have tried all of the suggested fix. Every time I try to "Enable Ubuntu Unity Plugin". I get a ...
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Alternative to yad/Zenity for Unity

In Ubuntu 13.04 yad and Zenity notification icons aren't showed in Unity. I have written a script to use notification icon to alert me about lftp download progress. Is there any alternative that it ...
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Window behavior problems after removing Unity

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.10 and ran sudo apt-get install gnome-core then sudo apt-get remove unity unity-2d unity-2d-panel unity-2d-shell I have done this before and never had any problems ...
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Pidgin systray disappeared suddenly in 13.04 with Unity

About since a week only the pidgin systray disappeared (maybe after an ubuntu update). Pidgin works well, but it can be seen only in the message indicator. I tried restart Unity, I tried reboot, but ...
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Bumblebee Screwed Up Unity. Can't Even do a Reinstall to Get it Back

I have a MacBook Pro 6,2 with both Intel integrated graphics and Nvidia 330M. I was trying to get my external monitor to work in order to extend my display, but the proprietary drivers just gave me a ...
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Minecraft Frame Tearing

I've been trying to play Minecraft in Ubuntu. Under both the Unity and GNOME3 window managers, I notice serious frame tearing when in fullscreen mode. Is there any way to fix this?
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How to fetch “keyboard layout indicator” when it get disappeared

I'm not a native born English speaker. So I write in two languages on the web. I added both layout (English and the other) and it works good. When I log out the system and log in again, "keyboard ...
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Dash Won't Show Up / Brings up a blank window. Also glitchy screen

I am new to Ubuntu so be easy on me. I have recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.04 on a 5 year old desktop and everything works fine, except the dash button. When I click on the dash button it just ...
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Can't make intel hd 4000 drivers to work

After replacing my xserver with sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg I can't get my Intel HD 4000 card to work in 12.04. Or ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Screen problems

Okay, I haven't seen anyone else ask this question yet, but I may have just overlooked it. I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP laptop and I'm having some pretty annoying graphical problems. ...
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Any setup to version control ALL ubuntu settings?

Just now, I had to google for the third time in my life on how to disable that thing in Ubuntu, where you hold the super key and a help window pops up. Granted, there was a few months in between, but ...
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Make custom shortcut on Alt+F2

I'm using 13.04. I want to make gmrun run when I press Alt + F2. I've already made Alt + F2 disabled I add custom shortcut in All-settings/Keyboard/Shortcuts Everything works fine. I reboot and ...
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Unity launcher and top panel disappeared after use of boot repair application [duplicate]

I have installed UBUNTU alongside Win7. This morning when I turned on PC, noticed that UBUNTU was not in list. Then I booted PC with UBUNTU Live DVD and rapaired boot menu with Boot rapair ...
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Top right icons messed up Ubuntu 13.04 64bit [duplicate]

First time posting a question here so if I fail, please excuse me and of course notify me about my mistake. My situation is that currently I'm on holiday in Spain and I installed Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Unity interface works slow on intel hd 2000

Hello! I'm install ubuntu 13.04. All works fine, but unity interface slow and freeze. It's going me crazy. My pc config: i5-2300 ...
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multiple windows from launcher [duplicate]

I use xterm as my default terminal emulator (mainly because I also use OSX and BSD, so having a cross-platform terminal emulator comes in handy). I have added an xterm icon to my Unity launcher, but ...
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Alternative systray

13.04 has dropped support for old-style systray indicators. This may or may not be a step in the right direction in the long term, but it's extremely inconvenient in the short term. There are at ...
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not able to install Unity tweak in Ubuntu 12.04: 404 Not Found error [duplicate]

While installing Unity tweak, I am getting following error: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freyja-dev/unity-tweak-tool-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool W: Failed to ...
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Ubuntu GUI crashed

I was trying to install the copy.com client for linux. I was copying the libraries for it into /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ when the screen went black. I have done a hard shutdown and turned the ...
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How to obtain mail icon on the top panel?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. In 12.04 I used gmail notifier and I had handy mail icon on the top panel. Now with 13.04 I tried few email notifiers (like gm-notifier or unity mail) and I always ...
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The last two times I have updated from the Software Updater, I have had to reinstall my graphics drivers and restart Unity

The last two times I have updated from the Software Updater, I have had to reinstall my graphics drivers and restart Unity. The first time it happened it took quite a long time for me to find out how ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit broken unity and compiz after installing nvidia driver

my Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit broken unity and compiz after installing nvidia driver, i've tried the below command: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ unity --reset-icons &disown but i get: compiz (core) - ...
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X server without Unity [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on a Gigabyte BRIX and serving as a HTPC (plugged into my television through a HDMI connection) My question is pretty simple, is it possible to start Ubuntu without the ...
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Configure nemo on ubuntu 13.04

I have made nemo default file browser in ubuntu 13.04 (unity). Everything works fine. But I cannot find how to remove trash from desktop. I tried gconf-editor but nemo is not there. How can I remove ...
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Clementine Dark-Light Icons in Unity tray

Do not matter which icon set I use, Ubuntu-Mono-Light or Ubuntu-Mono-Dark, the Clementine tray icon does not change. I have found that in both themes there is a icon called "clementine-panel-grey.png" ...
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color seems unaligned since fixed login loop, other graphics changed (Ubuntu 12.04)

after I fixed my previous problem (login loop ubuntu 12.04), my graphics (only in Unity afaik) been changed. Pictures and other media don't have any problem with their display, so it isn't a problem ...
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Acer C-7 Chrome Book

I am running 12.04 Chrubutu and I like it. However, I am running 13.04 on my other netbooks and laptops and I heard that 13.04 is supported on the chrome books. I am would very much like to find out ...
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Carelessly remove all files in ./local/share/applications in my home directory [duplicate]

I carelessly ran the command rm ~/.local/share/applications/*, then when I restarted, there is nothing showed, only a wallpaper, no Unity Dash. What should I do?
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Compiz Fusion And Unity Tool

I tried to install compiz fusion on ubuntu studio 13 and all I got was this Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using ...
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How to fix the unity problem? [duplicate]

Today, i just tried to turn on my computer (acer 8935G, ubuntu 13.04), and the only things that showed up are the desktop icons. The toolbar and the applications disapeared . I try to fix this problem ...
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Can't back to Unity after install Pantheon

I tried install pantheon with no success and after that i tried go back to unity, but my desktop is ugly now. Tried logout/login and change to default, removed purge pantheon repositories, ...
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Misaligned buttons?

I have been installed ubuntu-gnome package, then modifying the Unity themes, and that button is misaligned now. Before After What should I do? Note I'm using 13.04.
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Fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installed, login not working

Having all sorts of issues with mini.iso, thought it'd save me some time downloading (slow internet) but I simple don't know what packages I need to get. Anyways, my issue right now is logging into ...
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Compiled wireshark 1.10.0 presents an uncomplete interface in ubuntu 12.04

I compiled Wireshark 1.10.0 in my Ubuntu 12.04 but it presents an incomplete user interface like in this image (the missing part is at the bottom). This seems to be something wrong with Unity ...
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GNOME 2 does not start in Ubuntu Linux 12.04 after login though installation is complete

I have a pc with only 512 mb RAM. Ubuntu Linux has installed successfully. Instead of the default Unity desktop I need to use the GNOME desktop. I have done the installation of the desktop and logged ...
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No desktop after using janitor in ubuntu tweak

After using janitor in ubuntu tweak in my ubuntu 13.04 and after restarting there is nothing,no top panel no dock and no left launcher. Is there any way get them back? plz help me guy otherwise i ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 desktop background problem

I have a problem with my desktop background after last update. My Desktop wall paper looks like mosaic and when I open any window, the background keeps the trail of it. I've tried running in fail ...
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Unity disappeared after updating [duplicate]

Unity just disappeared after a software update. Rebooting didn't help and neither did resetting Compiz.
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity High Resource Usage

When I'm trying to switch windows by clicking on the icon in the Unity bar, it shows up the open windows and I can click on the one I want to switch to. But when I do that, my computer hangs up, for ...
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Reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and now I cannot change preferences like theme, wallpaper, and nautilus preferences

So I just down-rev'd ubuntu from 13.04 back to 12.04 LTS desktop 64 (Precise). I am using Unity. I just reformatted the Ubuntu partition, but kept my home directory intact, and everything seemed to ...
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Unity not coming up after 12.10 -> 13.04 upgrade

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04. When I start Ubuntu, I get to the login screen fine and can input my password and login. However, after I log in, I'm greeted with just a blank screen that has only ...
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Add “Application Menu” to dock? [duplicate]

I currently have a love/hate thing going on with Ubuntu - I like the fact is has a strong userbase, good support and looks polished, but am frustrated by a handful of user interface issues I wish I ...
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Is there a workspace handler in Unity like that of gnome-shell?

I used gnome-shell for a while and I became addicted to the possibility to add workspaces simply moving a window in the last one on bottom; and obviously to remove all remaining empty workspace except ...
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launcher, top panel disappeared and global menu & hud disabled

This morning, I removed all the unity-webapps-something and didn't pay attention that removing unity-webapps-service or unity-webappas-common required to remove other key packages: The following ...
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No Unity 3D in VirtualBox

I'm having trouble running Unity 3D in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in VirtualBox. I tried enabling 3D acceleration, it still does not show 3D. Only 2D. I tried installing VBox Guest additions, won't show 3D. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - When maximized, Window title blocks the maximize, minimize, and close buttons

You can access the menu bar when you bring your cursor up to the top (as in the first image), but when I move it over to the X button to close the program or the maximize or minimize buttons, the ...
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Unity Panel Disappeared After Losing My Home Folder

I had my home folder on it's own virtual disk that got corrupted and I lost the data on it. I was able to recreate my home folder in the same place, but now when I log into Ubuntu I get an empty ...
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Lost desktop in Ubuntu 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed alongside Win 7 in a 10Gb recovery partition that has been fine. I didn't like Unity, so was using Gnome desktop, no problems. Today I noticed disc space on Ubuntu was ...