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Unity and mouse cursor problems 13.10

After install gnome 3.10 in ubuntu 13.10 mouse cursor is hidden. Only in unity, kde gnome enlightenment is ok. Its also disabled on Lightdm but in gdm is ok. my hardware is ASUS VivoBook S200E. ...
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Customizing Unity for custom live CD

So now I know how I can create my custom live CD (using ubuntu customization kit), I have added teamviewer and virtualbox to my custom image and I was even able remove the "try ubuntu" dialog by ...
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MenuBar is separate after unity reset

After unity --reset it looks like this. Haven't found anything like this in compiz config manager. Thanks. 12.04 lts.
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How to create application to find it with Unity

I tried creating a menu entry with Alacarte for Eclipse, but the item doesn't appear once created. Also I tried doing in sudo but nothing. I want to be able to run eclipse by pressing and typing ...
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Ubuntu Desktop Messed up!

Recently I started getting this weird rendering bug. I don't know where it came from, but it just started happening. I wasn't even able to think of a name of what may be the cause, so I wasn't able to ...
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Images shown with function keys actions

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 today. I have a problem with the images shown when you press function keys for volume and brightness (the ones that appear on the middle of your screen). The black ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - On first boot LightDM resolves hostname as “localhost”

This is my situation: Configured SSSD to auth against AD. (This is working great) Desktop Uses DHCP, also DDNS is configured at the server side. Deleted the /etc/hostname file - Need the hostname to ...
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Double Account Management after installing Gnome 3.10

I am in Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I decided to switch from Unity to Gnome 3.10, installed Gnome 3.10 and removed Unity. Everything is working out fine, except from the online accounts management. If I ...
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Unity window colors are corrupt

Installed 13.04 over 10.10 by erasing and installing over. Unity seems to be corrupted - should the unity window be transparent? The window I get is like the video is corrupted, all jagged and ...
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Post 13.10 Upgrade unity and other apps uninstall themselves

I recently updated from 13.04 to 13.10 using the software update application. Everything seems to be working fine, until I restart the computer - at which point some of the apps that I have installed ...
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Screen sometimes inverts after locking

Sometimes, when I wake up my computer from a screen lock, one of my screens is inverted. It does not always happen (maybe one in ten times) and it is not always the same screen. Re-locking and ...
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13.10 install has huge graphics issues, 13.04 does not. Will upgrading bring problems back?

My 13.10 install utterly failed to detect my laptop's graphics hardware. It's an nVidia Optimus laptop - I tried every possible solution I could find, including prop. drivers, bumblebee, bbswitch, ...
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how to hide firefox icon when web app is open?

How can I prevent the Firefox icon from appearing in the launcher while it's running? I only use it with the web apps.
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Combine two harddrives to one operating system

Good morning, i have a simple question where i was not able to find a personal solution: I have a triple boot system at the moment where i run ubuntu 12.04 unity 64b on a 2TB WD ubuntu studio ...
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How can I prevent the browser from switching monitors when a link is clicked on another workspace under 13.10?

I'm getting some weird behaviour in 13.10 with the following setup: Two monitors Three workspaces Chromium on monitor #2 in workspace #1 Thunderbird on monitor #2 in workspace #3 When I click a ...
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No launcher after Kernel 3.11.7 update

So I recently updated to Kernel 3.11.7 to try and fix some crashing issues in Ubuntu. The update went fine but when I restarted the launcher didnt show up on the desktop. I have tried to use ccsm ...
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Netflix not taking up full screen

I have been having problems using Netflix with Pipelight in Ubuntu. I have tried looking for answers online but I have had no luck finding anything helpful. I can maximize Netflix using Pipelight. ...
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Thunderbird display error in Unity

Problem Description I keep getting display errors in Thunderbird. The table of emails has painting issues. When I start clicking around it happens that some rows simply disappear or are being ...
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Calendar icon in unity shows wrong date

There is a column of icons in unity on the far left and one of them has the number "31" in big numerals. If you mouse over it it says "Google Calendar" and if you click on it you get google calendar ...
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Ubuntu crashes with menu bar launcher freeze during software centre use

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Dell Studio 1588 64-bit and ran into crashes as I was installing some software on the software centre. Before this, I had display/screen problems that I ...
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Graphic system malfunction

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Cinnamon. After a while I had a hang of the system and I couldn't use the keyboard and mouse and had to hard reset the machine. Immediately after that I had an ...
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Unity - Use Tab key to naviagate the HUD list

Right now, if we want to navigate the entries in the HUD results, the only way is to use the arrow keys. Is it possible to somehow map the Tab key to navigate the results?
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Running slow Ubuntu 13.10 Unity

firstly I know, that this question is here many times. But I've already read and tried about 5 best rated answers. Result was that system crashed and I wasnt able to run it or do something so I just ...
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How to remove the double header for wine applications

I don't know how they are called, but when I open a wine application I see two top bars(those with the close/minimize/resize buttons) like that: Is there a way to disable this behaviour and keep ...
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Unexpected Change in Ubuntu 12.04 GUI

Why would Ubuntu change as shown in the images below and how can I get it back the way it was? I should also mention ubuntu freezes every so often which can only be resolved with a hard reboot. Many ...
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13.10 Reinstall Unity

I broke my Unity so I need to reinstall it, since I didn't find any information how to reinstall it on 13.10 I have to ask here. Currently I'm on Gnome Shell, maybe that's relevant.
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How to configure screens in console or create screen configuration profiles?

I have two monitors and integrated GPU (Intel® HD Graphics 4600). It works fine for work or movies, but if I launch games in fullscreen mode - I get artifacts, glitches and so on. Temporary disabling ...
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Unity Dashboard won't find local files, rearrange icons on two computers

I can't move icons around my unity launcher anymore and the Dash won't search my local files and folders. Was working when I first installed 13.10, but now it won't search for local files, and it ...
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Where can i find Unity 7.1.2's appearence/gui files on my drive?

Where are all the different files for unity located that pertain directly to Unity's appearance? Where if I edited this file, saved, logged out and back in (or refreshed,) I'd see a visible ...
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How to make Nautilus and Unity panel respect screen boundaries?

I'm having a problem with Nautilus and the Unity panel indicators. My display looks like this: which makes the viewport a large rectangle one that encompasses both screens. Thus, the icons on the ...
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Unity Web apps don't have menu options or notifications

I'm using Firefox 24.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit. I installed a couple of web apps (Twitter, YouTube, GMail) by surfing to the websites and by installing it via the pop up that appears However they ...
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How to add an icon to the Ubuntu Unity toolbar using .desktop file?

I am very new in developing application under Linux. I have a doubt regarding about the use of .desktop file to add an icon into the Ubuntu Unity toolbar. I have the following .desktop file: ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Workspace switcher icon doesn't indicate the workspace I'm currently in

first of all, English is not my native language, so please bear with any mistakes I make. The title says pretty much all. The workspace switcher works fine so far, but the icon behaves as if I were ...
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13.04 - endless login loop

I don't know what I did other than stupidly typing 'startx' in a ctrl + alt + F2 terminal. Now, when I shutdown, it went to login screen. I thought wierd and tried to log back in and got stuck in and ...
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Change menu bar size unity 7.1.2 - Ubuntu 13.10

I'd like to slightly edit the size of the bar that has the wifi, date and time on it. The unity panel, or menu bar. This post: Increase Menu Bar Size demonstrates how to do exactly what I'm talking ...
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Ubuntu without Nautilus. Best way to paint a wallpaper?

I've replaced Nautilus with PCManFM on Ubuntu 13.04, because I want to completely get rid of Nautilus. I don't like having Nautilus installed only for painting a wallpaper. Applications like Firefox ...
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The monospace font rendering is broken

The monospace font renderer seems to have problem with rendering monospace fonts, especially with Ubuntu Mono font. Some line's width is different. It seems like the font is shrinked to half size ...
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Half-maximized windows misplaced after switching display

I have a laptop which I often plug into a larger screen with another display resolution. Thus I'm frequently changing the screen for the system to use. Also I've recently discovered the advantages of ...
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Launcher doesn't open when switching to a new workspace

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. When I switch to a new workspace, the launcher search will not open when I hit the super key if there are no windows in the workspace. If I click on the launcher and ...
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unity global menu bar over ssh (forwarded x11)

I've got a small nas server running debian wheezy and a desktop ubuntu 13.10. Now I'm running quodlibet music player remotely on the nas (with audio forwarded to the desktop using pulse server :-)). ...
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How do you make it so when you click an app on the side it jumps to the opened app

I'm not sure what I did but I had it so I could click on the icon that split it into 4 screens and throw whatever I wanted on whichever screen I wanted but I fiddled around with some stuff and made it ...
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Disable CPU rendering

I have a problem with the 3D Functions of Unity after the Upgrade to 13.10. I've got a ThinkPad R60 with Intel GMA950 Graphics. Low 3D performance, i know. But Unity worked well since 11.10. My ...
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Remove unity top bar from second screen

How can I remove the top bar from the second screen? I want it to appear only on my main screen. The second monitor is connected by HDMI.
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How to add a launcher to Unity for an application that is on a automatically mounted partition

I want to add a launcher to ADT (Eclipse, with Android Developers Tool plugin (bundle)), so I've created an adt.desktop file at ~/.local/share/applications/ directory. Contents of the adt.desktop ...
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How webapp works?

I am using chromium-browser as default browser. When i open facebook webapp it open a new chromium-browser with a new chromium launcher icon. And after fully load the page chromium launcher icon ...
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Change profile from unity to default in CompizConfig Setting Manager

I am using CompizConfig Setting Manager to change the profile from unity to default, and as the result of what I did, only Unity2D can work now. Please help me to return my unity.
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How to get Unity App lens to show history?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.03 64bit , all updates. My Unity app lens suddenly doesn't show my history of apps used when I open it. It always worked fine , and all of a sudden from today it doesn't show ...
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Window isn't always Bring to front

Wondering if this is a feature or can be configuration. Ubuntu doesn't always bring applications to the front sometimes it 'shakes the icon in the launcher' Seems to depend if the application is ...
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Click on indicator to open app window on top

When I click on indicator icon on panel, for example qbittorrent, clementine,...etc, the app window opens in background so I have to click on Unity launcher icon or use Alt + Tab to get the windows ...
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indicator menu via 'alt' in 13.10 / saucy

I used to be able to access the various indicator menus via the app/global menu by pressing 'alt'. That allowed me to fire up a VPN, change the screen birghtness etc. After upgrading to 13.10 that no ...