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User interface selector between Unity and GNOME? [duplicate]

Simple (and possibly stupid) question that I have not found a clear answer to: is it possible to have both Unity and GNOME installed and select which UI to use on login? Is the GNOME UI the only ...
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14.04 Unity not working after reboot

Earlier today I finished an apt-get upgrade and my machine reported that it needed to be rebooted. So I shut everything down and rebooted the box. The shutdown didn't go as smoothly as I would like ...
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How to add themes 14.04

I am running 14.04 and using unity-tweak-tool I downloaded gtk2-engines-cleanice It is not showing up in tweaks or in settings appearance I want to add and change the themes from radiance to some ...
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How to properly install another desktop on Kubuntu?

After installing Unity-desktop on Kubuntu has a few problems: Dash does not show anything (applications. ..), it is empty. When I switched back to KDE then my network connection disappeared from ...
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Weird launcher bar/chrome bug, hard to describe

I have Chrome locked to the launcher, but when I click it, it opens another icon on the launcher. When I hover over it, it says the name of one of my bookmarks. I've unlocked and locked to no avail. ...
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Expo (workplaces view) isn't working

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 64bits, with effects enabled and window spread working. Unfortunately the expo view isn't working and I don't know why. 'Super + s' isn't working and so isn't the workplaces icon ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will NOT load except for empty desktop

When I start up my computer, this is exactly what happens: GRUB loads, and I select Ubuntu. Ubuntu is loading, and before Step 3 a tty1 screen shows up, then goes away Ubuntu login screen shows up, ...
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Unity Dash slow or no results

In my Ubuntu I use the Dash to be able to search my apps. I hit super and it keep searching but no results, close the Dash, super, no results and so on until it finally starts showing results. ...
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14.04 LTS | Log Files | Debugging Unity, Gnome, XSession [duplicate]

I'm unable to fix my Ubuntu desktop (GUI only). See: 14.04 LTS | Unity reset but cant login normally 14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater The issue is in the areas of ...
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How to emulate middle button to open new app window in Trusty unity launcher with a touchpad

I read I need to mouse-middle-button-click icon in the unity launcher to open a new window. I could use a 3 buttons [wheel-]mouse, unfortunately I'd rather keep my laptop with no accessories around ...
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Unity “slow” to apply settings

Hello Ubuntu community! I performed a new Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits install (fresh new install, not an upgrade). All went correctly, but Unity/Ubuntu has a strange behavior... It starts correctly, but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts login screen extreamly Slow

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and I had to reinstall it for some reasons. It hat to be reinstalled twice actually. So now that it's working fine I have one problem. The login screen it very slow. It takes ...
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Can't change appearance on Ubuntu 14.04

Trying to change GTK Theme, Icon Theme or Wallpaper and results in nothing. When I try to remove things from the launcher, they come back... Already tryed to remove "./compiz", "./config" and ...
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Unity Launch Button Changes Color in 14.04- Why?

I just noticed for the first time that the Ubuntu's "Start Button" equivalent can be different colors. Yesterday I had to take a screenshot to debug something, and the button was blue. But today it's ...
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No desktop after installing gnome shell

Two days ago,I've tried to install gnome on Ubuntu 14.04 using this command: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop after that everything has been working well.But I've noticed ...
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How to stop Unity love handles on onscreen keybord

I have a Dell XPS12 - the one that converts into a tablet. When typing with onboard [default onscreen keyboard], sometimes 3 fingers will be touching the screen at the same time. This launches the ...
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No Unity dash and bars - existing solutions not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 on a Schenker M504 (Clevo 650) Intel i7 4712 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX850M. When switching to the NVIDIA card using PRIME, all my windows were surrounded by a thick ...
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Harmattan Conky on 14.04 with Variety wallpaper, Conky border stays as old wallpaper

It seems like this would be a common problem, yet I don't see any mention of it. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04/Unity. I have Variety installed and set to change the desktop image every 10 minutes. The 1st ...
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gnome-control-center suddenly has limited settings

I remember normally I can make most of the settings just by typing the name in Unity search, like when I type "Displays" I can configure my monitors. But all of sudden the "Displays" is no longer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity Desktop in VMPlayer 6 in Windows 8 on Intel gfx doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VMPlayer 6 on Windows 8 host. The installation was successfull, but on reboot the Unity Desktop is not working. The left panel is full with strange black slices and ...
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Unity unable to login (can login with xubuntu) [duplicate]

Any and all help would be appreciated... Ok so. My laptop is Ubuntu 14.04, and the other day I restarted it and then was no longer able to login. So what happens? I attempt to login (lightdm) and ...
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Keyboard shortcuts involving Shift and digits

I am trying to set Shift+Ctrl+Alt+1 to Move a window to workspace 1. Settings->Keyboard->Navigation->Move window to workspace 1 When I type the new accelerator, what shows up is Shift+Ctrl+Alt+!. ! ...
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desktop window orgnanizer

Suppose you open four windows. One is Geany one a browser one is LibreOffice and one is terminal. So is there any shortcut key which open four of them next together. I mean this key switch divde the ...
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Using Super+key that are already setup by unity

I want to use my Superkey for custom shortcuts. Sometimes it does not seem possible, if the key combination is already used by Unity. For example, I want to set Super+a to switch to the window ...
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Change guest username

Now, looking around on Google shows me some ways in which to customise the settings of the Guest session. But, I would love a way to change the name of the Guest account. Basically, I'm planning to ...
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Unity autostart hides dropbox icon while manual start does not

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For information: Autostart works, and Dropbox is active item in Startup Applications. libappindicator1 is installed nautilus-dropbox reinstalled several times dropbox works, icon ...
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CCSM not saving any changes made

I'm making changes with ccsm to the unity plugin, mainly to disable a whole ton of useless keyboard shortcuts which just take fullscreen applications out of focus and cause other problems. The changes ...
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Compiz - Change Magic Lamp minimize direction to be from the side of the window

The (non-wavy) magic lamp effect looks great, however, it always starts the animation from the top of bottom of the window making it minimize up or down and towards the launcher. Is it possible for ...
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Unity desktop shortcuts display path to file

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and something odd has happened to my desktop. At some point all the icons for all the files on my desktop began to display their path beneath the file name. This is no ...
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What kind of traffic is going to ec2-54-83-181-212.compute?

I'm toying with some tools to monitor the network traffic going to and from my laptop. Specifically, I'm using iftop and nethogs. I am constantly seing traffic with a site reported as ...
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Unity cannot load with Intel card after an update

I know there is a bunch of similar questions out there, but none of them helpful for me so I created my own. After some updates Unity cannot load with Intel VGA. It's an Optimus configuration with an ...
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14.04 LTS | Unity reset but cant login normally [duplicate]

I have reset unity successfully, but I cannot login normally via the login screen. This is an update to 14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater Steps I follow: Login ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse pointer does not move

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, after updating the Unity doesn't load. The sidebar and topbar disappear. On the main screen, there are only the background and the pointer. I've solved this problem by entering ...
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Is There a Flawless Working Antivirus program for Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I tried to install Clamav, Avira, Bitdefender and Comodo to install on my Ubuntu Unity 14.04 OS but couldn’t able to success. All have a problem to resolve. Is there a flawless program that workouts? ...
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How to disable the auto resizing of Windows when you touch the top or bottom

Can someone tell me how to stop the autoresizing behavior of Windows in Ubuntu 14.04 when you touch the top or bottom when resizing the window. There is an undesirable effect of the the bottom ...
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Viber notification is not in the right position

This question is basically the same question as Annoying Viber notification, but the guy there didn't get any answer. So I am also posting it as I couldn't find any answer anywhere. As you can ...
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Change unity for gnome-fallback

I am trying to set up a couple of computers with Ubuntu 14.04. When we had the computers running 12.04 we were able to get users to log in with gnome-session-fallback as a default. However, I am ...
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Changing application Icon that appears in the top bar

I'm not talking about the actual theme icons, but I would like to be able to replace a couple of application icons that appear in my topbar. Specifically the 'worksnaps' icon, which sucks as it is ...
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Intelligently autohide the launcher in Ubuntu 14.04

According to this answer, it is possible to configure the launcher to: Dodge Windows - The launcher will hide when a window would overlay it. Dodge Active Window - The launcher will hide only ...
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How to hide close, min, max buttons on Ubuntu 14 04 Unity top panel for maximised windows that do not have focus?

If I have an unmaximised window with focus on top of a maximised window, the close, min, max buttons of the unfocused maximised window below are still shown in the Unity top panel in Ubuntu 14.04. I ...
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Where to find command in ubuntu 14.04 to mount the ntfs partition when clicked on the icon?

My question seems to be related to auto mount partition when login, but it is more of learning about the inner command used by ubuntu OS for mounting the drive when the icon is clicked. So, my ...
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Previous frame seems to flicker in any type of window

Recently my 14.04 setup has run into some strange problem. Basically almost all windows (often) start flickering the "previous frame" (or that is what it feels like). There doesn't seem to be any ...
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Recent update broke Unity on two of my installs

When booting, the login screen shows up normally, but after logging in all I see is my wallpaper. No panel or launcher. I can open my guake terminal with my keyboard shortcut which allows me to ...
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Launchpad duplicated and screen splited

After my last update of Ubuntu, as I usually do, when I restarted the PC, the Desktop appears duplicaded, including the launchpad. It's impossible to work since every app I open is replicated in the ...
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Where is Launcher.qml in ubuntu 14.04?

Where is/usr/share/unity-2d/shell/launcher/Launcher.qml (From 12.04) located in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Is there a way to uninstall Unity?

I changed my desktop to LXDE because I’m running Ubuntu in a VM. I don't want to download Lubuntu and reinstall (I think it will take too much time), so I simply want to uninstall ubuntu-desktop or ...
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14.04 running slow in VirtualBox. Enabling 3D Acceleration caused OS to crash on login

I'm using VirtualBox on my computer at work, with Windows as the host OS and Ubuntu as the Guest. Ubuntu, inside of VB, is EXTREMELY slow. A quick google showed me this was a common problem with a ...
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Tomboy notes aren't searchable from Dash

I installed Tomboy and created an example note. Trying to search both the title (first line) and the content didn't give any results. I was expecting the notes to show up after searching for them, ...
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Can not use keyboard on unity

Dear Ubuntu Community, currently I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and few hours ago, an update notifier prompted to install an update. After update finished, it ask for system restart, I think there is some ...
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Upgrade 13.10 to 14.04

I tried to upgrade to 14.04 and that came up, Not sure what to do next. ruedi@ruedi-XPS-One-2710:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d Checking for a new Ubuntu release Err Upgrade tool signature ...