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Can not use keyboard on unity

Dear Ubuntu Community, currently I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and few hours ago, an update notifier prompted to install an update. After update finished, it ask for system restart, I think there is some ...
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Upgrade 13.10 to 14.04

I tried to upgrade to 14.04 and that came up, Not sure what to do next. ruedi@ruedi-XPS-One-2710:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d Checking for a new Ubuntu release Err Upgrade tool signature ...
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Why does a bash-zenity script has that title on Unity Panel and that icon on Unity Launcher?

I have this small bash script which helps use Infinality font rendering options via a more user-friendly Zenity window: http://gnomefiles.org/content/show.php/Infinality+Style+Changer?content=161984 ...
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Which ubuntu version suits best my Laptop's configuration? [duplicate]

Dell Laptop configurations are:- Model- Dell Inspiron 1525 Processor- Intel core 2 duo 2.0 GHz, RAM- 3GB
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No result in dash for music, photo and video

I have no results for music, photo and video in dash. App search works well. Maybe it because language of my system is russian? ubuntu 14.04
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resetting unity theme doesn't stick

Ubuntu 14.04 I have Ambiance theme applied, but font colors are not following the theme. Font colors are black, which is very hard to read on the dark background. For example, the font in the switch ...
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How to activate a dialogue box on suspend?

I am using 14.04 with unity. Quite regularly it happens to me that I want to shutdown the computer, but in the right corner menu I accidently hit Suspend in stead of Shutdown. Is it possible to add ...
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How do I start Unity manually upon boot?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) LTS, and I was wondering how could I start the GUI manually upon booting the system. For example, I'd like the system to start at a black tty ...
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Kubuntu + kdm blank desktop

I recently did a sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop. Reboot loaded a kubuntu splash screen, then loaded the unity desktop. I read you needed kdm to handle the log in screen, so I did sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu Hotkeys change

Im using a Kubuntu 14.04 and i have changed a hotkeys for brightness control(fn+f2) etc. but kde is to much HEAVY to daily use. Im install unity by command (install ubuntu-desktop) when I logout and ...
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change keywords for unity smart scopes

I would like to use some custome keywords for unity smartscopes. E.g. "w" for wikipedia instead of "wiki". Is there a way to do this?
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Unity in user account, but in guest account

Yesterday I switched back from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 14.04 and after installation I faced the following problem: When I login with my user account Unity isn't loading. I can see no desktop elements - ...
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Adding lenses and scopes to Unity in Ubuntu 14.04

Ok, so I've recently gone through this post, and want to add some of the scopes mentioned there. I wanted to add the scope for Wikipedia, so I used the following code : sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Why does Unity not extend to my 2nd monitor, even when it is displaying an X-Screen?

I recently added a 2nd video card to my system, but unity refuses to extend my desktop over to the second screen. Although the secondary monitor initialises when I boot and I can move the mouse cursor ...
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[HELP]How to modify icons position in Unity Launcher

Sorry for my poor english, but: I would like to modify the launcher to make it so: This happens when the launcher is loaded in autohide mode. Where are the files with these settings? I suppose I ...
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Unity not working after upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04

The problem is basically that Unity seems broken after an upgrade from 13.04 to 14.04 LTS on x64, so here goes: 1) The Unity logon screen looks strange - e.g. the user names are hardly legible due to ...
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Cannot login to Ubuntu 14.04 returns to the login screen

I updated to 14.04 from 12.04.03. I was using cinammon at that time. When I upgraded to 14.04 ,I got a serious problem. I was unable to login, as whenever I hit enter after entering password, it is ...
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Unity partially broken after installing GNOME

I recently installed GNOME on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, but this appears to have damaged Unity such that I can't change the wallpaper in Unity, nor will the context menu appear when I right-click the desktop. ...
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Unity launcher appear on gnome session, how to fix it?

Yesterday my gnome's completely broken, cause there are unity launcher on gnome session. I have no idea why this happend, see the picture: And i'am not able to access gnome panel Reinstalling no ...
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How can I have the HOME directory for one user on an external drive?

I want to have the HOME directory of one user on an external drive and the HOME directories of all other users in the usual place.
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Arranging URL Shortcut Prompts to Copy and other Weird Stuff

On my desktop, whenever I try to move an icon for a URL shortcut, my pointer prompts me to "Copy" the location. Whenever I release the mouse button I get a Error while copying "/" message. I am, ...
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Find out which desktop environment is used via shell?

Is there a way to find out the current desktop environment (Gnome 3 / Unity / KDE / Gnome Session Flashback) is currently used via the shell?
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How to display the status icon of skype

How do I get the Skype status icon on the main bar of ubuntu? I've tried to follow this answer, but it wouldn't work. I don't have the panel menus. So, I'm here looking for another way to proceed. ...
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Cursor themes only work for some applications

Trying some X11 cursors from gnome-look.org (Vienna, Protozoa, Leafm, Ecliz... ) in 14.04 Unity. Done update-alternatives and chmod 755. Everything is ok, cursor themes are visible in unity-tweak, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, only wallpaper and a mouse cursor is showing

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 weeks ago, that was a fresh install. And as usual installed, Unity tweak tool, some themes, Chrome, eclipse etc. Today, while playing with Unity tweak tool, I mistakenly ...
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Menus are being placed below windows' titlebars [duplicate]

I upgraded 12.04 to 14.04 last night. I'm using unity. After upgrade this is what it looks like . How to place these menus back in global menubar? I haven't touched any compiz settings. ...
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Unity gone after installing Nvidia Prime

I wanted to replace Bumblebee with Nvidia Prime for more performance. I used these commands: sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 bumblebee* nvidia* sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings ...
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Unity has become a complete mess after installation of Pantheon

After I installed Pantheon, my unity desktop is sometimes showing only black screen and the launcher and sometimes it is showing only wallpaper and launcher. I am not able too see the desktop icons. ...
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Dragging Windows Between Workspaces Freezes UI [closed]

I am having a problem on two systems when I enable multiple workspaces and try to move windows between them (zoomed out using the workspaces button on the unity bar) the UI freezes. To replicate: ...
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Unity doesn't load, no dasher but can see desktop icons and home ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10 since 8-9 months and I had never faced problem as such. Yesterday I installed some regular updates of ubuntu 13.10 ..everything was working fine but this morning when I started ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nautilus icons size

After upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, I tried a bit of tweaks. Not sure which tweak was responsible but now I have nautilus icons that are very small. Though in the preferences the icons size is ...
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change the keyboard shortcuts to focus on doky

is there any way to change the focus of keyboard shortcut from unity launcher to docky? so when I press Super+1 the first app in docky will open not the first unity launcher app.
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Problems with tray icon from Teamspeak (14.04)

Last day I installed Teamspeak on my new Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). At first, I saw that the tray icon wasn't there, and in TS settings was activated, the icon. So I googled for that problem and I found a ...
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14.04 LTS No Dash / Launcher after update through Software Updater

I'm getting no Dash / Launcher after I login. This started after an update through the Software updater. Please help to fix ... I've already lost a day trying different options posted on ...
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Teamviewer mouse wont open the laucher

I have an issue that I am unsure of the root, as in weather it is an ubuntu issue or a teamviewer issue. On my computer I have the launcher auto-hide, While connected to it from a windows computer ...
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Unity does not load after update [closed]

How can I solve the following problem ? There is no unity dash or nothing after I updated my system last night. System Information : Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Release: ...
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Passing arguments to programs via Dash

Note: I've found an answer myself while asking this question, but is there a way to do it in regular Dash, that opens when you press SUPER - and not by using ALT+F2 (which seems like an unnecessary ...
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I can't move any windows in Unity

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and had tons of Unity issues (like many users, it seems). I was able to eventually get my Dash and top bar back by trying all of the various resets folks have suggested, ...
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Unity window placement

When I launch an application (by typing its name into the Dash and hitting enter, clicking on its icon in the panel, or using a shortcut - it doesn't matter) the application window appears in the ...
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Ubuntu Desktop does not load

If I login on my Ubuntu 14.04, I get the following desktop: This weird behavior appeared after I executed sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and restarted my computer. Don't know why ...
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Blank desktop after login

Today my 14.04 updated itself not requiring a reboot. After a while I rebooted because of other reasons and then I was pleasantly surprised by a blank screen. I have tried everything I could think ...
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mouse shortcut for setting 'Always on top' a window [duplicate]

I use very often the 'always on top' feature over the windows to see two windows at a time. But the process of right clic + select always on top is not as fast as I would like to. I would like to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity-control-panel System Settings not working properly

I am not able to see battery indicator on the main title bar. And when I go into System Settings->Power section I'm not able to see the settings which allows me to turn on/off this indicator. Also ...
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Unity not Working-Tried to fix through CompizConfig Settings manager

After long, hard trial and error, and reading other questions here, on ask ubuntu, I was able to type some code on CTRL+ ALT+ F1 or F2, it doesn't really matter, I then typed either cd /usr/bin And ...
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Unity broken with AMD/ATI Graphics with 13.10 after latest kernel upgrade

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 using an AMD/ATI graphics card Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880. Since the last kernel update Unity no longer works. When I log in I only get the desktop wallpaper - no unity panel ...
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How can I open multiple windows in one application, and show them at the same time?

Example scenario: Let's say I'm on my desktop and I do the following: open a full-screen window in application A open two half-screen windows (tiled to the left and right) in application B go back ...
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XFCE is consuming much RAM

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have 9GB RAM. So I had Unity desktop environment, and then I installed xfce4 and xfce4-goodies: sudo apt-get install xfce4 xfce-goodies Then I removed Unity using: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity broken no launchbar menu bar

I tried installing nvidia 331.79 driver from xorg-edger ppa, but after installation the unity is broken that no launchbar and no menu bar. The login screen worked properly but right after I logged in ...
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How to include microphone adjustment in sound menu

When I use skype I have 2 scrollbars for the sound: How can I keep those 2 scrollbars all the time, and not only when I have skype conversations? When I don't talk with skype, only speaker ...
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Empty tooltips in MATLAB

I am running MATLAB R2013b. Under Unity, the built-in editor of MATLAB shows empty tooltips, as seen here: Under xfce the tooltips are showing up just fine. My system: Ubuntu 14.04, Intel i7 ...