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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 ...
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How can I decrease the volume increment in 14.04?

I know that this has already been asked a lot, but all solutions that I found are old, pre - Unity. So, I am asking again: How can I decrease the sound increment(or decrement) that happens when the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 unity won't load from this morning [duplicate]

I turned on my pc this morning and unity will not load at all. I have tried loading it manually using ctrl+alt+f1 and all i got from it was the following:- compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: core ...
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Leave the focus on the same monitor while switching desktops

When I switch desktop on one monitor focus switches to second monitor when there is window "always on top" and "always on visible workspace". How can I solve this?
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unity and the tray are not displayed after login

When I'm Log in the Tray bar works. After the correct login it disappear , also the unity bar doesn't appear. so I can not even start a terminal session for making changes, since it does not work the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 gnome crashed after installation

i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 gnome and i was dual booting with gnome and unity but suddenly gnome crashed as when i open it it shows just a blank screen with a single arrow mark and nothing ...
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interface changed after restart on Xubuntu

Something happened a few times after using Xubuntu since 1 month ago. A few times after i restarted my laptop the interface was totally changed. The icons from the panel were different and almost ...
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How to REMOVE UNITY at 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm a relative new user in linux, I have a laptop with low-medium hardware, Unity goes OK but when I work with web browser or 3-5 windows and applications , crashes and gets slow. I have installed KDE ...
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In Unity Dash, when I type 'o' is not visible while 'O' is visible. How to repair?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit, Unity-3D HUD. Lowercase 'o' is not visible in HUD. But uppercase 'O' is visible. Anyway search results are correct. In Unity Dash, when I type 'o' is not visible while ...
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Is there a command to get the location of a file which I have clicked and am dragging?

I want to be able to drag a file to the edge of the screen, and a command that gets the location of the file I'm holding. I know how to get it to run the command when at the edge, I just don't know ...
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Consistent crashing of system when debugging java using eclipse

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with unity for work. I've been debugging some Java code and every time I step inside a given method I have problems and have to restart my machine (4 times now). The only ...
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Unity not Working 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. I did a sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday and restarted my PC. Now my taskbar and panel are missing. When I try to restart Unity using unity --replace Then I get error: ...
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Speed Up Unity Dash Loading Programs

Each time I open dash for the first time since booting, it takes ages to load programs on it. I have to wait for like a minute or so and then programs appears. I have online stuffs disabled so its ...
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How can I get bigger window buttons in unity ?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity. I would like to have bigger window buttons (close, maximize, minimize) in unity (theme Ambiance or Radiance). I am using Ubuntu on a touchscreen with my fingers and ...
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Why doesn't unity show icons or panel after installing numix theme?

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu/Linux and I have a problem: Unity is not loading! When I choose Unity in the log-in screen, I get notifications and I can see the mouse, but that's it. I have Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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No apps appear in Unity Dash after gnome installation

I tried to install gnome 13.12 following this answer. First, I've encountered a problem of "failed to open session", I re-installed ubuntu-desktop to restart unity, and it worked. However, now I can ...
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Window menus stick under window name. How to fix this?

After experimenting with desktop environments and uninstalling and installing unity desktop all window menus are sticking under the window name Switching the window menu behavior has no effect. Is ...
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Window size management: Remote desktop into 1080p from 1080p (How to)

I am remoting into a desktop that is 1080p from my 1080p Ubuntu using Remina(sp?) Remote Desktop. Because of the unity launcher/bar, I cannot do the full width of the desktop. With its own remote ...
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how to scale all controls equally with high resolution display setting?

I've had some success using Unity on a high resolution display (mac retina) by adjusting the 'Scale for menu and title bars' ratio (see image below); however, some of the icons (including sliders and ...
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Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04

The menu bar and Unity launcher have disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04. Also cannot access the terminal via ctrl + alt + t. I have tried every solution for this issue that I can find, from re-installing ...
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Configuring mouse buttons to switch between apps?

I just installed 14.04, so I'm using the default setup (Unity, I guess). I have these two extra mouse buttons on the side of my mouse. Is there any way to map these so they can switch between open ...
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ubuntu 14.04 change windows dimension

May I change the opening dimensions of applications? I have tried installing ccsm but there is no more the item "widows rules" and I did not found something similar that could help me. Thank you
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HELP: I Broke Ubuntu By Uninstalling Compiz

I'm still getting used to Linux, having come from Windows. I was receiving an error that "compiz" had crashed a few times so I figured I'd uninstall it. sudo apt-get remove compiz sudo apt-get ...
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Broken workspaces problem

Selecting a program icon on the Unity sidebar won't take me to any window sitting on a different workspace, only the ones in the current. Can anyone suggest how to fix?
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How to add program icons to the desktop? [duplicate]

For example, I'd like a Terminal icon on the desktop.
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Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
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Improving performance issues on FL92 with UBUNTU?

Ubuntu 32bit 14.04 runs very slowly on my compal FL92 which runs vista and windows 7 just fine. I also have problems with the boot being extremely slow, about 5 - 10 minutes sometimes and the shutdown ...
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Lock screen elements & Wallpaper frozen

I have finally made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu and now have to ask the first question because search did not help me this time. The problem is easily described: The elements shown in the ...
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What is the difference between xubuntu with Unity and Ubuntu? [closed]

I have Xubuntu 13.04 and am having trouble with installing Ubuntu, so I was wondering, "Couldn't I just install Unity?". If there is no difference, then how would I go about installing Unity and ...
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14.04, unity not working after upgrade kernel to 3.13.0-27

After installing new kernel update unity is not loading. Just blank screen without Unity panel. I have tried to delete Unity and Compiz config files, and to reinstall Unity, but there is no result. I ...
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Moving icon at the bottom of the launcher

Is there a way to put icon (for example "Show Desktop") at the bottom of the launcher, above or under RecycleBin icon? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. Here is a picture I created to show what I ...
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Unable to reinstall unity-2d on Ubuntu 14.04 desktop LTS?

It is wiered that I'm not able to reinstall unity-2d on my system. I removed it as it was not ready to go into the 2D mode. I have XRDP install for which I need Unity-2D. after removing the unity-2d ...
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Clicking on the app indicators iin the panel causes compiz to crash

so I have been using 14.04 for a couple of weeks without any problems but yesterday, after I installed a couple of new apps(Classic menu-indicator,diodon,tlp) and now every time I try to click on any ...
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How to change Spread all windows animation speed?

I know using CCSM I can change the animation speeds of minimize window, open window, etc. But I can't find the section that lets me modify the animation speeds of 'spread all windows' (Super + W ...
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How do you hide icons in the system tray in Ubuntu 14.04

I just moved from windows a few days ago and I find it very uncomfortable to have all the icons in the system tray showing all the time. How can I hide them into a drop down (kind of like in windows) ...
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Screen does not blank in Ubuntu 14.04

I cannot get the screen to blank in Ubuntu 14.04. I have set the lock screen to 1 minute. It never blanks. I have installed compiz manager and setup the unity plugin from info I read, this also does ...
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backup valuable files in ctl+alt+F1

I'm having an issue with Unity not loading after I log in upon booting. All I get is my desktop background and a cursor, no top bar, no dash. I can't use any keyboard shortcuts (other than ...
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Only background is visible after kernel update [duplicate]

After I updated to the newest kernel, at least that's what I think it was, it said ubuntu base as the description, I rebooted like it asked and when I typed in the password, my background stayed, but ...
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Can the C++ API be used to develop scopes for Unity 7?

I want to develop a Unity 7 scope for Ubuntu 14.04. I've found a nice introduction here, but unity-scope-tool depends on Unity 8 which I don't won't to install. As I can see, most of the other scopes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Notification incorrectly displayed

I have a problem with my notifications on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The notifications are just plain text with a colored background, and are also strangely placed in the top left corner. I have no idea on how ...
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First mouse click not detected

Since a few days my mouse reacts different on a click. The first click is not working properly, it seems as it is interpreted as a hoover, the second click is interpreted as the first 'real' click. I ...
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How do I list the non-default settings in ccsm?

Does anyone know how to extract all non-default settings from CCSM? I use a few computers and finally managed to set up one of them just the way I like it. Now I want all non-default settings listed ...
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Getting an XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment error while trying to reload Unity!

My unity stopped loading, icons and dash wouldn't appear. So I searched around here and found the following link. I have tried all the answers provided here Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no ...
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14.04 LTS Unity no longer boots after last 94 MB update

I am running 14.04 LTS, Unity, on an HP Pavillion 15, 4GBRAM, 750 GB hdd, I-5 machine, with AMD 8600M graphics card built in. I have disabled the dash and all Ubuntu spyware. I have been faithfully ...
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Unity not working [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and it has run fine until yesterday, when an update for Ubuntu was installed. I rebooted and it was in low-resolution without the launcher or taskbar. I reinstalled my NVIDIA ...
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swich from ubuntu (unity) lockscreen/login to gnome

I have Ubuntu GNOME installed on my pc and I also installed the unity shell, the problem is I seem to have lost the GNOME login screen and lock screen, is it possible to switch back from the new unity ...
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Stuck at Login Screen after Update (27.05.14) [duplicate]

As the title suggests, i am stuck at the login screen. My system (ubuntu 14.04) was working fine and the problem appeared after i installed all updates and the following restart. Basically i can log ...
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WARNING: terminal is not fully functional despite xterm-color

I have two Ubuntu VMs. On one of them, whenever I run git diff or git log, I see: WARNING: terminal is not fully functional I then get a horrible, monocolour diff (yech). How do I fix this? I ...