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Unity: Menubar error!

My Menubar doesn't show the icons for "network-manager" and the "indicator-multiload". It worked fine until today. Here is a screenshot: I want that it looks like this: Also if i start Skype ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphics problems

I have problems with ubuntu 14.04 unity. The programs that I use for example Google Chrome sometimes go black. THen in order to seeagain the program I should minimize maximize the window and this only ...
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Error while booting into Unity Desktop- Chromebook

I installed Ubuntu 12.03 on my HP Chromebook 14 several months ago. Until yesterday my laptop has run fine with both OS dual booted. Yesterday I tried booting into the unity Desktop the way I usually ...
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How to make font black and background white on dash window

Ubuntu 14.04.1 Theme Radiance Opacity 0 Background solid color white I want simple black text on white background like in normal books. Dash window: for selecting programs program label font color ...
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Can application windows/dialogs be given transparency?

Can application windows/dialogs be given transparency? Suppose I'm working in LibreOffice while a Firefox window is opened in the below layer which I want to keep checking. If I could make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 + Gnome PPA or Ubuntu Gnome edition for a smooth experience?

I prefer Gnome Desktop Environment. I have downloaded "Ubuntu Gnome edition"(14.04.1), tried, installed on a Samsung RV-509 Laptop. It is buggy and has random freeze issues as I observe. Compared to ...
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no unity after installing fglrx-updates

I decided to do the fglrx-updates because I read it would be better, but then I got a black screen after rebooting. After a few different suggestions I got my desktop back, but no top bar menu or the ...
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no GUI after installing amd catalyst driver

I'm running a DELL inspiron 3537 with 64 Ubuntu 14.04. After asking around I've decided to install the drivers for the computer. Here's what I did: install the intel driver from here reboot ...
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Screen Adjustment (height and weight)

I hate windows and i have been using Ubuntu for about 3 months. I only have one problem. When I connect to a TV and select only secondary screen (via super+p) it just doesn't fit properly. I mean i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Unity - java application gui does not show

When I open certain java-powered applications, the primary GUI will not show up. However, the GUI windows for misc functions such as the "Tips and Tricks" type windows, project creation, save dialog ...
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How to fix graphics glitch with filezilla in unity

I am having issues getting filezilla to display properly. I have put red rectangles around the areas that are graphic glitching. I don't know where or what settings I need to edit to fix this. I am ...
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Ubuntu Tweak unable to edit quicklists, Ubuntu 12.04.5

Hello! I've got fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.5, 32 bit and the latest Ubuntu Tweak version 0.8.7 from the stable PPA. The Quicklist Eitor seems to be unable to do anything with the quicklists: ...
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Cannot log into Gnome/Unity after upgrading to 14.04

System with Intel Core i3 CPU with integrated Intel i915 graphics System boots, shows login screen normally including configured background. After logging in to Gnome, Gnome Classic, Gnome Fallback ...
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resolution problem after updating ubuntu and virtualbox

I updated virtualbox and guest additions and I believe sudo apt-get upgrade after this I can't use both monitors when 3d is enabled: Requested size (3840, 1080) exceeds 3D hardware limit (1024, ...
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Display problems with ubuntu, mainly with size of everything

After installing ubuntu, everything is tiny, there is only one choice for resolution (3840x2160), and the "scale for menu and title bars" does not move no matter what i try to do with it. there is ...
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installing pulseaudio 5 has crashed system settings and other icons

I installed Pulseaudio 5 as I need to send sound to satellite Android speakers. Any way after install: Pulse audio does not boot, System settings won't boot(from icon or the menu), sound icon missing ...
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How to change default monitor

I have an Asus laptop with intergrated intel graphics and a nvidia GEFORCE GTX 760m. Im using the intergrated monitor aswell as a monitor hooked up with HDMI. They're both working fine i just can't ...
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Unable to run custom Launcher entry which should run app as root

I'm trying to add an option to my Launcher which would open the application as root. My /usr/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop entry looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 ...
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How do i theme new Header-bar for gtk3 compnents?

in my themes i do now have header-bars definiton . I don't get the ambiance code in this point. I did see that they aren' t exactly like normal toolbars. and don' t behave like ones. Can someone ...
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Failed to load session “ubuntu”, How to solve this problem?

i tried using Alt+Clt+f1 it shows welcome to 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.0.0-32-generic i686) do-release-upgrade sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-2d sudo ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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Theme doesn't propagate for several minutes after boot

I'm using Unity on a standard Ubuntu install on my desktop, dual booting through Refind. I've installed the FGLRX drivers to deal with some graphics corruption (and make my dual monitors work ...
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Ubuntu 14.041 Gnome with Unity crashes when using Gnome-RDP

Ubuntu 14.041 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) on DellLatitude E650 series Ever since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.041, the Gnome desktop periodically crashes when I'm running Gnome RDP. It doesn't happen ...
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Alternatives to StartupWMClass in .desktop

is there any alternative to StartupWMClass in order to group a java application under the same launcher in unity? My problem is related to the fact that some applications, such as SqlDeveloper 4, ...
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Ubuntu keeps crashing very frequently, couldn't find cause as well as solution

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 before 8-10 days. At that time, it was running so smooth and fast. But then I wanted to try gnome desktop and so I installed gnome-shell, ubuntu-gnome-desktop. I didn't ...
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Mange Notification Duration

How to Reduce Duration of Notification ?
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Unity / Grub Problem

When Ubuntu 12.04 load, it does not show graphical interface, only a cursor. And then goes to tty1. When I go to Ctrl+Alt+F8 I can see some text infos (starting apache2..etc). I tried: restart ...
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How can I install Unity 8 and lightdm on Ubuntu Server?

I would like to use the new Unity 8 which uses Mir without having to install Xorg. If it's possible, I'd like to use LightDM as my display manager. I first tried installing the ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, re-activation of 3rd party sources, login doesn't show up

I've just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. It went all fine, also the restart. Then, I re-activated some third party packages sources, and I did some updates. Afterwards, ubuntu doesn't start. The screen ...
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Unity top bar problem with transparency [UBUNTU 14.04.1 LTS]

I have a problem with the menu bar, as shown below: A title bar is shown behind the main bar, from Nautilus. This started happening when I updated 12.04 from 14.04.
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Ubuntu 14.04 system freezes frequently

I have Ubuntu 14.04, and a Sony VAIO VGN-CR120E. The entire system freezes very frequently. When it freezes, I can move the mouse, but cannot click on anything, and whatever shape (hyperlink ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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Running apps won't show in launcher

I just installed Ubuntu to my friend's computer, and used the same DVD I which I used to install Ubuntu on my laptop (64-bit). On friend's computer (my laptop is working), if I launch an app from ...
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Howto force gdm to start unity by default for first time logged in user?

I was to try to do setup for maxi Ubuntu installation containing Gnome, Unity,KDE, Xfce, LXDE, Edubuntu,...Eclipse, Netbeans, ICD..., octave, QTOctave, Scilab/Xcos, Open Modelica,.... for a ...
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Can't find Ubuntu / Unity shortcut?

I've tried looking through the forums and google and haven't found an answer to this. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. Tapping the left Alt button or holding it down turns my mouse pointer ...
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How do I fix weird behaviour after swapping monitor locations in Unity using a Nvidia card?

When setting up a secondary monitor, something strange happens when I change the location of my secondary monitor to the other side (the left side) of my main monitor. When a window gets maximized on ...
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Acess dash menu options with application launched as root

I have a question regarding why I can't use unity dash menu to work with app like for example gedit when I launch it with sudo. To be clear if I just launch gedit without gksu I can acess menu via alt ...
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EOG (Eye of GNOME) doesn't re-summon itself

I keep noticing something rather annoying about the EOG image viewer on Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if this is a "bug" or if I am simply not doing something right. If you open an image, open another ...
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Cyborg R.A.T. 9 - mouse clicks not working after login

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and I have the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 wireless mouse. Every time I turn on the computer and login I can move the mouse around, but clicking on anything other than the icons in ...
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Firefox not responding after every search

I am a brand new user running 14.04 on a partitioned hard drive. So far I have had nothing but issues with it. This particular issue occurs when I open Firefox. The browser opens fine but once I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphics problem/unity problem

In my ubuntu 14.04, an graphical unexpected black wide border is showing up with every window. Even nothing is showing up in terminal and terminator. Here is a screeshot: Can someone please explain ...
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Why my bookmarked location doesn't show up on right-clicking the Files icon on Launcher?

I have bookmarked a location recently. Although it was a quest in itself (had to search a lot to know that Ctrl+D adds a bookmark), now the bookmarked location is not being displayed on right-clicking ...
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Why Graphics on 14.04 is crashing?

Everytime I start my System. it take much time to run the system and after it start running system, a crash report nok upon the screen several times and colors of unity launchar blur and changed to ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows8

I install windows 8 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but when I boot from usb (Live ubuntu)cann't see my partion and when I use Gparted the whole space is free.(the type of windows ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04: Blank desktop

I just upgrade my Ubuntu to version 14.04, but the desktop after logging in is blank (no sidebar, no menu bar). I can open tty with Ctrl+Shift+F1 (F2) and log in, so I did try some solutions posted in ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 - 3d acceleration not working

I have recently upgraded my virtualbox ubuntu version from 12.x to 14.04. After the installation I installed the virtualbox guest additions and turned on 3d Acceleration within virtualbox settings ...
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Have xfdesktop instead of nautilus on unity session

XFDesktop has cool features, like rotating wallpapers and such. Is there a way to have it handling the desptop background instead of nautilus in a normal unity session? I've tried closing nautilus ...
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Unity not coming up / nouveau failed to idle channel 2

First up I am extremely fresh with linux so go easy lol.. after installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my Acer aspire the first problem I encounter is a flashing courser it doesnt seem to like being ...
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How do I ensure font settings in Unity Tweak Tool are used?

The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is in an (unknown) bold serif even though the font has been set to Deja Vu Sans. The search/location bar in Firefox is in the correct font, and the window ...
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Desktop environment no showing

First, I am not a pro in Linux in any means so I may not understand what you guys suggest. So today I was using Ubuntu as usual and all of a sudden the log out dialog appeared then after some lagging ...