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“Forbidden” sign in place of active locale in Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit in VMWare to experiment with. I don't remember when the problem arised, but lately I see a "forbidden" sign instead of a flag or "EN"/"GR" at Unity. In Gnome ...
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My window border's theme got stuck to virtual box's theme

i recently installed virtual box. When i first opened the virtual box and closed it, my desktop theme got changed to virtual box's window bar theme and i can't revert it back. Note: Few days ago, i ...
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Unity 14.04: Cannot open Launcher because of NVIDIA screen corruption

I've just clean-installed 14.04 with Unity on my amd64 box, which has a NVidia 6150SE GPU. It's having a problem with screen corruption; after you login and try to open, say, the Unity launcher (if ...
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How to change monajat program notification into Arabic language?

How can I change the language of notification into Arabic? Program notifications appear in the English language and this is difficult to read as I don't use English in speaking. I only want to change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Indicators icons from choosen theme don't what to load

Indicators icons from default themes ubuntu-mono-dark/light don't want to load and system is loading others icons ( few indicators icons [precisely: power,sound,keyboard] not all in the theme ). It ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Not sure how to launch thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04

Wondering if anyone is familiar with thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04. I downloaded the thinkorswim_installer.sh to the downloads folder. I installed it by using a terminal: sudo sh ...
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After installing MATE desktop some of the icons in my dash increased in size

Few days back i Installed MATE desktop on my system running UBUNTU 14.10. After the installation the size of some application icon has increased dramatically. Which is looking pretty bad. my another ...
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How do i stop the greeter from changing on lock or suspend

I have installed xfce on 14.04 unity distribution and every time I lock the session or suspend, my greeter changes from the unity default one to a xubuntu skinned one, I have not figured out why. I ...
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Installing unity on lubuntu makes system too heavy

I have a PC with Intel i3 4th Gen processor and 2 GBs of RAM. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on it and it was running very nicely. I then installed ubuntu-desktop and found that running unity made the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 host with Win8.1 guest runs horribly using VMware Player

VMware player runs soo awful I had to switch over to virtualbox. When I enter "Unity mode" the windows-native applications sometimes appear after a couple minutes and after doing so they are so laggy ...
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After using Gnome Shell for a few sessions, window decorations in Unity are wrong

I usually use Unity, but tried using Gnome Shell for a few sessions. Now that I am back using Unity, some window decorations are still what they looked like under Gnome Shell - including those of ...
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How to Set a Different Desktop Slideshow for Each Workspace

I have figured out how to do two things (well, two things relevent to this question :) To set a different background for each workspace (using Compiz Config) and set a desktop slideshow for all ...
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Utopic Unicorn .. Login screen looks different and unity is slow all of a sudden wireless card no longer working

I'm not sure why, but after a reboot I have an ugly boot up screen and the other problems listed in the title. I think this may have happened during a sudo apt-get upgrade Where I got a seg fault. ...
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Application icon animation in Unity Dash

I have left dash sidebar auto hidden. I also have a dock and each time i launch an application from the doc, the application icon slides out from the left dash sidebar little bit. Is it possible to ...
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Is Unity7 going to get Drawer functionality to organize the shortcuts on the left side?

I love Unity7... Thank you all for your work over the years on Unity7, and I hope that it continues to be maintained for all the PC users as the new work on Unity8 continues. I was wondering: Will ...
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Showing editor when clicking on file

How do I get an editor to show when double clicking on the corresponding file? For example if I click a double click on a javascript file, the atom editor icon slides out slightly in the launcher, ...
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I can't run Unity Webapps in Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS

I can't run Unity Webapps. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS on my PC, I saw the Amazon app. When I clicked it , it gave me no response. I've tried to run several other unity webapps like Google ...
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Screen tearing after disabling Compiz Composite Ubuntu 14.10

I accidentally unchecked the "Composite" checkbox, and pressed "Disable" buttons on every following dialog boxes. When I realized my mistake, I re checked it along with "Ubuntu Unity Plugin" and ...
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Firefox extension compatible with Unity to show download status in launcher

Are there any working Firefox extension compatible with Unity to show download status? Unityfox was the one I have been using for a long time but it is not compatible with latest versions of Firefox. ...
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Unity 14.04 Lock Screen Takes Forever To Lock

So, the problem is a simple problem to explain: when I lock my machine w/ Super+L (I rebound the keys), the screen takes 5-7 seconds to lock. Sometimes I have to press the keys twice. Is there a way ...
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Ubuntu launcher/dock transparency isn't working

Well as the title suggests the launcher transparency is not working I've tried it through unity tweak tool, CCSM and even the terminal but nothing is working help
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Which app switcher allows not groupping and drag and drop

I want to know if there's an app switcher in Unity (using ubuntu 14.10) that allows me to drag and drop between windows and not force the switcher to group the same application opened multiple times. ...
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Matlab Installed but not running

I have installed Matlab 2014a on Ubuntu 14.04. It's installed but I'm not not able to run it and I'm not finding any shortcut for matlab. Can someone help me so that I'll able to add a shortcut of ...
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Issues with 32 inch HDTV as my monitor using Ububtu 14.10 can't see menu?

Other than Windows 7 Pro, Microsoft Office, Avast, and Malwarebytes hitting me up for subscriptions, I had no problems viewing my desktop icons using my 32 inch HDTV as my display monitor. However, ...
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How to prevent key grabbing by unity-setting-daemon and indicator-applet-complete?

Issue description With Ubuntu 14.10, using Metacity (flashback/fallback). I've the Logo key set to Meta, the Alt key set to Alt. I'm unable to use Meta-s and Meta-p (as far as I can tell, other ...
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Screen brightness not changing Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed Ubuntu on my mac and when I press the brightness keys the meter shows that it it decreases but the screen brightness remains the same. How do you fix this issue?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound problems

When I start my PC the sound works for a few minutes and the drivers are seen in the sound settings page. After a few minutes the sound suddenly cuts off and the drivers disappear from the sound ...
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Delay when switching window focus using SDL2 and vsync

I'm learning the basics of SDL2 and when I run my program (vsync, windowed), there is a delay when switching focus between windows and dragging windows is laggy. This applies to all windows, not just ...
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Configuration of Unity Dash

Sorry I don't write and speak english very good so I learn english ;) My question is: Now I started to use the Unity dash but, when I going to search a song in the lenses of music, I don't found ...
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[NVIDIA Jetson TK1]LVDS panel enabled effect HDMI out image pull down menu items

I use NVIDIA TEGRA TK1 board,and successfully enabled LVDS panel(1024x768). I met a problem. Currently test enable LVDS out, it will effect HDMI(main) out image like pull down menu items. picture: ...
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When login interface apperas, has X or window manager or DE already started?

When booting Ubuntu, when the login interface appears before I enter anything, which has been started: X window system window manager (e.g. compiz. metacity) desktop environment(e.g. unity, gnome)? ...
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Cannot login on 14.10 GUI

So I booted up my laptop like normal and got to my login screen (unity) and once I logged in I was brought to my desktop with icons missing, then thrown back to the login screen. I tried changing my ...
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nautilus sidebar flashes in ubuntu 14.04.1

Sometimes when I open session in Ubuntu and open nautilus, the markers and places sidebar blinks, as if these is a viewing problem. I am using Unity with Intel graphics drivers on kernel 3.13.
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Is there a way to get all file browsing dialogues to use a single click to open files and folders?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I have set Nautilus to open files using single click. However, when navigating the 'Open' / 'Select a file' dialogues in any other application (e.g. libreoffice), I ...
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Start Unity Web App maximized

I would like to have my Facebook web-app to start maximized. Is there any way to do this? Here is what is inside the .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=FacebookMessenger Type=Application ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop disappears suddenly

After I boot my Ubuntu 14.04, it shows desktop successfully. Then I browse internet and open terminal, all work fine. But suddenly, when I try to scroll up or down the browser the desktop blinks and ...
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Search feature not working, programs not running

Ubuntu 14.10 install (only tag seems to be 14.04... Hint) The last two days I have seen the Ubuntu serious internal error warning pop up but long before that, the install which booted fine now keeps ...
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is it a launcher issue?

when I open nautilus, this open a new launch with strange icon. so if this is a config, tell me how can I fix that, (ubuntu 14.10 working great, but when I uninstalled xubuntu desktop it become like ...
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Ubuntu logs-out instead of shutting down

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution was working perfectly until a few hours ago. When I select 'shutdown' from the power icon at the top right corner, the system logs me out and from the login screen. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 After installing nvidia property drivers unity became strange

I have an ASUS laptop, model X550LN-BRA-DM550H, with intel graphics and geforce 840M card. I downloaded nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.47.run) and installed after. The ...
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Why does the Unity keyboard layout indicator not always show, and how can it be fixed?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface. There are three keyboard layouts I normally switch between. In the beginning everything was fine, but as of recently when I restart my system instead ...
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How start Xpad and viber minimised in the system tray when OS start. 14.04

after this Code: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade i have system tray in 14.04 LTS. Skype have menu item - "Start Skype minimised in the ...
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Unity mail not retaining my user details

I have been looking for a good gmail notification app and after looking through a few, I have settled for Unity Mail. It looks good and does what I want, well mostly. I have noticed that after a ...
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Re installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now won't shut down properly

I formatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu. However, the system does not shut down correctly. Goes to black screen and fan switched on. Is there any obvious problems I've caused or an easy fix?
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menu bar icons does not appear

This morning turned my laptop on, and I found it get in loop when access or log in(log in and log out at the same time), which is solved by using GDM to access on the ubuntu, then after accessing ...
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Wifi connecting at login then disconnecting. Ubuntu 14.10

I am new to Ubuntu 14.10 and I recently dual-booted Ubuntu 14.10 with Windows 7 pro on my Asus laptop. For some reason, after I log in to Ubuntu, wifi works but is extremely slow. After couple of ...
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nautilus changed after installing gnome-shell

I tried to installing gnome-shell with this command: apt-get install gnome-shell after that I restarted the machine and Ubuntu couldnt log in. It says: failed to start session I used Alt+Ctrl+F1 ...
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Active Application indicator prevents Lock Screen from engaging when screen turns off

Using Ubuntu desktop 14.04.2 x86_64, Unity 7.2.3. When the screen is set turn off after a period of inactivity in System Settings->Brightness & Lock, the Lock setting is set to on, the Lock ...
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How can I disable DisplayPort-1 in grub?

How do I turn off/disable DisplayPort-1 in Grub? Specifically, I'm looking for something similar to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=LVDS-1:d", except for DisplayPort-1 instead of LVDS-1. This is ...