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devilspie2 - Cannot position window flush with top of screen

I am trying to create a devilspie2 setting that places an evince window that opens a particular file ("scratch.dvi") at a certain position in the screen. I would like it to place it such that it is ...
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System Settings won't open Ubuntu 16.04

A few days ago I noticed that the battery icon on the menu bar wasn't there anymore so I tried to fix the problem through settings but when I clicked on the GUI icon it wouldn't load so I looked up ...
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Hearthstone+Battle.net Ubuntu 12.04

Since a few days, I have trouble connecting to Battle.net through wine with my Ubuntu environment (12.04, Unity precise) that I installed on my chromebook. It seems the launcher can't reach internet ...
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Unity with Gnome 3.20

Is it expectable the Gnome 3.20 apps to be patched for Unity under 16.04 16.10? If yes, any approximative time for that to happen? Thank you all! All the best, RM
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Add Secondary Monitor (Nvidia 367.27, 16.04, DisplayPort)

The Nvidia driver fails (I've tried 367, 364, 361) when I attach a monitor to the mini displayport. As soon as I do that, the UI changes... I think Unity fails to load given all the fonts change, ...
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How to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04 starting from the netboot image?

I want to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04, starting with the netboot image The install is via preseeded PXE boot. In the preseed I've tried the ubuntu-desktop task: tasksel tasksel/...
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No Unity and icons/windows flicker since last 16.04 update

So I have a problem that is identical to the one reported here. However, the posted solution did not fix the problem and I'm trying to figure out how to fix it now. Logging in TTY1, I went to see /...
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lost the left side launcher and the clock in the upper right corner when I turned on the machine

I am using version 16.04. I have had no problems until this morning when I turned on the computer. The left hand launcher and the clock/menu in the upper right corner are missing. I have my splash ...
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Launcher opens NTFS locations under devices instead of Nautilus

On Ubuntu 16.04, is there a way for Launcher to open folders from NTFS partitions (which are auto-mounted) under the icon/instance of Nautilus instead of what it started doing in 16.04, i.e. instead ...
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16.04 Unity Launcher on top of Fullscreen windows when workspaces enabled

I've noticed a problem: When I enable workspaces in Ubuntu, the auto-hide mechanism seems to bug when I open a fullscreen window. For example, when I watch a youtube video, the launcher blinks out an ...
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Dual Monitor app windows moved after unlock

Locking and unlocking will result in application windows being moved, sometimes to 'disabled' workspaces. Setup: 2 Monitors (HP 22cwa) Workspaces disabled Steps: Put application windows on 2 ...
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Inhibiting Unity multitouch gestures

We are making Ubuntu-based kiosk software that we want to be easy enough to install for DIY enthusiasts. As all interested might know, Unity (till 14.04 at least) is hard coded to intercept and ...
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(noob) Ububntu 16.04: Gnome makes battery life (a lot) shorter than Unity ? (xps 15 9550)

I'm really new to the Linux world. After a LOT of complications about setting up a dual boot win10/ubuntu, I've decided to use only Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME (for now). I've tried Ubuntu 16.04 too but I ...
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Unity-control-center segmentation fault

I cannot open the system settings anymore. unity-control-center (unity-control-center:23772): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_strsplit: assertion 'string != NULL' failed Segmentation fault (core dumped)...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installation on lenovo t450 thinkpad was crashing during setup when entering my city of residence. Any idea why?

Okay Linux world, so I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad t450, 8 gb ram, 256 ssd, i7 core, from a friend for a nice deal of $500. Since I already have the Dell xps 13, I figured I'd use the Dell ...
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How to get unity desktop on ubuntu 16.04 server?

I have a problem with one of my boxes such that the GUI login does not work. I ssh'd to it and backed it up to my network and want to upgrade it to 16.04 from 14.04 with a fresh 16.04 install. Since ...
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Unity Run Dialog

Is it possible to change the Unity run dialog to that which cinnamon and gnome-shell use? The current one has a few slight annoyances: Lack of autocomplete Inability to open directories without ...
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Possible bug in Unity 7.4.0? Windows disappearing or not activating properly

I have a couple of strange issues with Ubuntu since upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04. Has anyone else seen this or can anyone suggest a possible solution? Issue 1 Occasionally when I switch from one ...
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Shortcut doesn't show the menu bar item for Intellij IDE in Ubuntu 16.04

After some updates of my fresh installed Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed that when Jayatana is enabled, the Alt + shortcut key doesn't open the menu bar items any more in my IDE (Intellij) but Alt key alone ...
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A game with wine on full screen is giving me trouble

As you can see game is unplayable with wine on Ubuntu 16.04. I don't know how to explain my problem. When I play it on windowed screen there is no problem. I've had the same issue with outlast as well....
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Cannot login with ubuntu desktop for some accounts

I tried other desktop environments (as per Switching window manager/desktop environments?) and now I stuck in a weird state: Some accounts on the laptop (that have never tried anything other than the ...
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duplicated panel bar on dual screen in Ubuntu 16.04

Since the arrival of Unity, there has always been a "bug" regarding the panelbar when using dual screen. The bar with keyboard language and time is duplicated when you use Ubuntu with dual screen and ...
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How to stop my machine from alternating themes

I was trying to read info from a DVD, but it got very, very laggy. So me, being the experienced Ubuntian that I am, decided to turn it off and on again. When I reopened my computer, it gave me an ...
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How to bring the title bar on maximize of an app?

When I maximize the feh, the information that it provides when not maximized gets hidden in unity title bar? Well I want this: It's showing me feh 13 of 67 But when I maximize feh the information ...
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Can't modify settings, can't change the background, all the icons docked on the launchpad disappear

I am suffering from a weird problem. I can't change my background or power settings, and every icon I dock onto the Launcher disappears after reboot. The launcher resets to the original after every ...
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Can't log in to Unity desktop. Can log in to MATE and XFCE (16.04)

I updated what needed to be updated (required rebooting) and now I can't log in to the Unity desktop, nor the Guest account. I can log in to MATE and XFCE and on TTY1. My account is working. Using ...
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Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04 some suggested solutin does not work

I tried the suggested solutions Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04 and Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but still I am not able to get the launcher. What else I can ...
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Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system

Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system. When I arrange the icons by moving them with the mouse and refresh it, it'd be undone and rearranged by name. What's ...
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messed up Unity after installing Gnome

I recently installed KDE and GNOME desktop environments on Ubuntu 15.04 and used them for a while. When I got back to unity, it is all messed up. The terminal looks like the terminal in gnome (white ...
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Is there a way to remove the shadow on the bottom launcher?

When I change the launcher position to bottom, I get this ugly shadow: I have tried googling this for ages and I found nothing, I have also tried making several images from /usr/share/unity/icons (....
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Are there any scrollbar theme for Ubuntu? Don't like it with overlay neither without it

Are there any scrollbar theme for Ubuntu? Don't like it with overlay neither without it. Looking for something wider, Windows style maybe.
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Opening a terminal and getting network connection, Unity

I am running precise/unity installed on a chromebook. I would like help to even open a terminal window. My server/internet access is not connected and I cannot seem to reconnect but on Chrome OS ...
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16.04 scale for menu erratic behavior

I have recently upgraded my Ubuntu to 16.04 Having a high resolution screen, I tried to use the "scale for menus and title bars" options in Settings > Displays. But this is giving me strange results: ...
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Messed up double/double system after install/reinstall of `ubuntu-desktop` in Xubuntu 15.10

So I decided to install ubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Xubuntu 15.10 install and then realized the inconveniences and uninstalled ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-settings and then this happened.... I ...
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Privacy & Security icon dissapeared after uninstalling activity control monitor

As the title describes, I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed. Is there anyway to fix this? Thank you
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Unity lateral bar freezes after returning from guest user

Both my lateral bar (where the icons of the programs rest) and the upper bar (where the power, calendar, sound, etc widgets and the "File / Edit / Options / ..." of the running programs are) freeze ...
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How to close certain dialogs with keyboard shortcuts

There are certain windows that are neither full fledged applications or dialogs that can be closed by 'Ctrl + W' or 'Esc' key. These windows can be maximized and minimized by 'Ctrl + Super + Up Arrow' ...
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Invisible indicator appeared on my unity panel

why I getting this invisible indicator applet? How to get rid / remove from my unity panel? I already disable all startup and reboot. But it still there. Currently I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Here ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 wallpaper under black screen, after login (unity 7.4.0)

I'm tried to fix, but it doesn't has an affect. sudo rm -fr ~/.cache/compizconfig-1 sudo rm -fr ~/.compiz sudo rm -fr ~/.Xauthority sudo rm -fr ~/.config/autostart sudo apt-get install --reinstall ...
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Pipelight - Error with installation

I tried to install Pipelight on my Ubuntu 14.04 system, and ran the following prompts: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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I cannot reset unity

I was trying to change my theme by compizconfig-settings-manager so I was going to > preferences > import theme which was in desktop, the launcher and panel disappeared and themes not working ...
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How to programmatically hide windows associated with Desktop and Unity launcher and panel?

I'm developing WindowsForms Kiosk application using Mono 4.4.0, and I want no desktop related things being displayed when my application is launched. I.e. I want fully black, non clickable screen ...
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Unity remove titlebar when maximized vertically

Is it possible to hide the titlebar of a window that is maximized vertically? Like it is done when maximizing it?
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System Menu restart and shutdown buttons long delay on 16.04

When I try to shutdown / restart my Dell Vostro notebook from the Unity system menu (cogwheel at top-right corner) the screen often (8-9 out of 10) goes blank (some rare occasions showing the unity ...
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TeXdoc scope finds PDFs but fails to open them

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. Playing around with scopes, I found the TeXdoc scope. But I cannot get it to work. For example, I search for "tikz" and it finds a couple of PDFs such as pgfmanual.pdf, tikz-...
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Put Skype in messaging menu of unity panel?

I have Thunderbird and Pidgin that run in the Messaging Menu and are nicely integrated. But running Skype give it its own icon on the Unity Panel. How can I move it into the Messaging Menu? Can ...
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Global Menu shrinks appname

So this is not a question on how to have the Global Menu always visible, but instead, how to make the Global Menu to show the full appname. If it's too long it gets faded out: How would I be able ...
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How to add Unity option to Kubuntu login screen?

I have installed Kubuntu on a machine, and decided to install a few desktops so I can change depending on my mood. However, when I ran sudo apt-get install unity, it installed fine, but when it ...