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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 ...
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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 ...