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Enabling the scroll lock button permanently

I've seen posts already where people can use the command line to enable functionality of the "scroll lock" key. But can this be done permanently? If so, how? I appreciate the help! :)
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Unity/User Agent issues

So, there is a game called Transformers Universe that is designed with playing in browser in mind. I have installed Unity Web Player via Pipeline as every source has told me, and acquired a user agent ...
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Assigning Windows Key to Program

How do I assign solely the Windows Key with no combinations to launch an application like Google Chrome or Gnome Do? I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Slowness and Multiple icons in Unity Search

When I search an application/file in the Unity search bar, I get multiple icons (up to hundreds) of everything, and the search is extremely slow. I have Ubuntu 14.10, but the problem persists from ...
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No date, notifications & such in top menu after “unity --replace”

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with the default Unity setup. Sometimes, (like when the bug where the password box disappears) I have to run unity --replace in another tty. But when I do that, the top bar ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity): rename workspaces

(related to this question, but that is outdated) How can I set the name of the workspaces?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Default Desktop does not load. Unity seems to be crashed

For the beginning I'll say that I already tried solutions here and here, none of them seems to work. I tried compiz-config, tried to mv my .config/dconf/user file, tried to reinstall both unity and ...
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How to prevent suspend/resume hang after switching desktops

I decided to play around with different desktops to see if I preferred one of them over Unity. So I installed KDE, and some others, and then finally went back to the default Ubuntu desktop Unity. ...
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Broken theme on startup

I use default Ambiance theme, but with Moka icons. From yesterday, when I start Ubuntu I get session with broken theme and icon files. If I go to System Settings and try to change the theme it has ...
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Unity Freezing on ubuntu 14.04 (new install)?

So my problem is as follows. My laptop seems to freeze randomly - at least the video output to my screen is the one that gets stuck. I could be doing anything from browsing or watching movies and the ...
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14.04 Development | Unity not going away

So I have been coding for a while now, and a few days ago, I decided I'd try out making an Ubuntu-based distro. Everything was going great: I had my software picked out, had my kernel configured ...
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Can't maximize multiple windows on double monitor setup

I have 2 monitors and let's say 2 pdf files opened on separate monitors. Now I will minimize pdf file on right monitor and then when I want to open it again, I press on PDF icon in Unity (on the left) ...
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Two netwok manager indicators and two Bluetooth indicators

After installing MATE 1.8 and then upgrading to ubuntu 14.10, when I logged on to unity I saw that I have two network manager indicators and two bluetooth indicators. However, the two bluetooth ...
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How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...
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X server keeps freezing and/or crashing after 14.04 upgrade, is it a bug or other?

No problems before upgrade. After system upgrade, everything normal except I cannot go more than a few hours (minutes!) without X server, graphics card, graphics driver, or something freezing and/or ...
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Window manager crashing at startup even after compiz --replace

Today I decided to finally install ubuntu on my computer (with windows) so I installed it from my USB key. But when I start it I can't move,close or maximize/minimize any window, the top left buttons ...
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something about gnome desktop on ubuntu 14.04 unity

I install gnome session and gnome desktop on my ubuntu 14.04(unity),and I can't install the extensions of GNOME. What should I do if I want to use these extensions?
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Apps in Ubuntu Desktop are using different decoration themes

I'm using ubuntu desktop and some apps (nautilus, terminal, ubuntu settings) have the default ubuntu decoration (menu bar in upper bar, colors black, beautiful menus) but others are not integrated ...
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Glitched glyphs on Intel graphics

What do we do about font glyphs getting replaced with garbage? I am not using a third-party graphics card. That is why this is not a duplicate of Occasional artifacts when displaying characters My ...
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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Unity HUD doesn't work on Firefox, but works on other applications

I click Alt and access the HUD and regardless of what I type, I get no results at all. The HUD is working on other applications like Writer, Banshee, Corebird and even Thunderbird. It's Firefox 33.0, ...
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all menu dissapeared after python uninstallation

I uninstalled Python3(in ubuntu 14.04) using:- sudo apt-get autoremove python3 After reboot, all menu were gone. Only the desktop icons are visible. The Launcher isn't working. Even Ctrl+Alt+T ...
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cannot open “startup applications”

I cannot open the startup applications program. Its present when I search for it in the dash but it wont open. I even tried using gnome-session-properties but I get the following message. More info:i ...
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How can I keep my Unity always the latest version?

I tryed to update my packages by typing " apt-get update/ upgrade/ dist-upgrade ", but my Unity isn't the latest version. I also searched about it but there's nothing telling how to upgrade to the ...
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Borderless mode shift window outside of screen. How to hide top and left unity bars?

Thats wired. It seam Unity override screen composition so that app (game) that use full screen window size, do not occupy whole screen (expected behaviour), but whats left after Unity took space for ...
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Application launches but no longer appears on monitor (only visible in ALT-TAB menu)

I had a dual monitor setup up until recently. After booting back up with just one monitor, one (at least) of my applications launches but doesn't show on the monitor I'm actually using. When I ALT+TAB ...
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How to have multiple instance of unity-settings-daemon

Is there a way to have another running unity-settings-daemon on a different $DISPLAY. I tried --display=:1 but I always got this error. ** (unity-settings-daemon:xxxx): WARNING **: Name taken or bus ...
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After upgrading to 14.04, I get “System program problem detected” and no Unity launcher

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I manage to login but I get a "System program problem detected" and no Unity launch bar. I delete all entries under /var/crash but the following crash file ...
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Removing shadow between launcher and panel

How do I remove that shadow? Looks very ugly.
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Unity doesn't start for only one account

I have several accounts in my Ubuntu 14.04. Only for one of of them, after login, unity doesn't start. I can only see the desktop background and the mouse icon. I tried all the solutions in: Problems ...
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Disable unity-greeter dynamic switching (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 Unity greeter has introduced selected user dynamic background, that means that when selecting a user from the available users list the background will change to reflect the selected ...
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Conky Harmattan isn't displayed after launch

I've just downloaded Conky Harmattan, and followed the instructions for the installation, on my Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop. After launch (that is: conky), conky isn't displayed at all. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop won't load after uninstalling graphics driver

I had to uninstall my graphics drivers(nvidia drivers from their driver page) in order to fix a problem with another program not working(steam). I restart my computer, log in, and the desktop won't ...
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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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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 ...