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how to disable workspace higlighter popup during switching workspace

How can i disable this small window that's pop-up when i switch workspace in ubunt14.04. If you did not get it have uploaded the screen shot over this link. ...
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Disable alt gr shortcuts to enable third level keybord access

I have a custom keyboard setup that I use, with 3rd level keys that appear when you press the alt gr button and another key. The problem is that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now the alt gr key is ...
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unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers

I am using Ubuntu in a virtualbox, when I try to install guest additions I get the error: Warning: unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers. ...
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Reduce the size of windows in Ubuntu (14.04)

Sorry to bother you with a question probably very stupid, but I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, and for some reasons, the windows seems to have a "minimal size". This is extremely annoying when I ...
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kill popup or dialog box using command line

I wonder is there a way to kill popup or dialog box by using command line? Actually I want to kill all the popup as shown in attached picture
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It is possible to create multiple toolbars in Ubuntu 14.04, not just the default one?

I would like to know if is possible to have more than one toolbar to put more icons or kind of shortcuts. I have searched for this but i have not found anything. Thanks.
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unselectable check boxes on compiz config on ubuntu 14.04 after installed compiz-plugins-extra? [closed]

like, i just installed ubuntu on my external hdd to play it on the go, i decided to install compizconfig in it to add animation effects, then i couldn't find the plug-ins that i was searching for, i ...
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Wrong resolution - cant change

I'm not new to Linux, but I newly installed it on this PC. Its been as smooth as always, but I have a problem with the display. It runs in 1024x768 on a 1920x1080 monitor, which is not exactly fun. In ...
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...
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How to install gnome having unity unchanged?

I want to switch between unity and Gnome in the login screen. How should I do it.Is it possible to add any other interface like that in the lockscreen
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My desktop profile reset after modifying $PATH

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with standard Unity desktop. I was trying to change env variables using /etc/profile (I realise this was a mistake now and should have used ~/.profile) I had problems with my ...
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Hotcorners keep being disabled

It bugs me a lot that one of the best features of unity; hotcorners, are disabled by default. I use Unity Tweak Tool to activate hotcorners, with the upper left corner activating the workspace ...
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Drag/drop and right-click not working on Surface Pro 3 touch screen

I have a Surface Pro 3 on which I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-booting with Windows 8.1), running Cinnamon. The touchscreen mostly works great, except for two things: 1) clicking and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop environment does not load

I am running (or at least trying to run) Ubuntu desktop 14.04.1 LTS on a Dell Optiplex 760 with intel Core2 Quad Q8300 CPU and an intel 4 series integrated graphics controller (uname -a :Linux ...
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Is there a simple way to remove the thick gray frame around the Dash menu?

I'm referring to the frame seen here: Is there an easy way to get rid of it? I don't like it and it doesn't really match the rest of the look that I'm going for with all the theming I'm doing. ...
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How to remove the shutdown/restart/log out options from unity lockscreen?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 on one computer and 14.04 on another.After hours and hours of searching around the internet,and having uninstalled lightdm(replaced with gdm),uninstalled xscreensaver(replaced ...
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14.10 Unity VNC to Android

I'm trying to get a vnc session running so that I can show chrome on my android device. I've got two monitors connected to my machine, on one I'm programming, on the other I'm showing the website ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Some windows with transparent background

Some windows are behaving strangely by having a transparent background. ie system monitor in the image. edit: Is not only the system monitor, here an example with gedit:
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How can I use workspaces and have xbmc in only one of them?

I have Workspaces enabled in Unity. They work with fullscreen video reproduction in VLC and the default video player. I can have a video in one workspace, a browser in another, and switch flawlessly ...
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Touchpad gestures and Touchscreen gestures

Is possible to have gestures for touchpad and touchscreen at the same time? So far I was only able to enable gestures for touchscreen (using touchegg), after disabling unity default multitouch ...
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Retina display woes with Ubuntu

it seems I got just about everything working on my Retina MacBook Pro, save for the display issues and possibly Intel graphics. Even with scaling, programs look blown up and just plain bad. I don't ...
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Ubuntu SDK - application with indicator

I would like to create an application for Ubuntu desktop and I need to have an icon of the application in the system tray (with menu after click on the icon). Is it possible to do it in HTML5 API? ...
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How do I minimize a maximized window?

When I open, for example, firefox and maximise the window, I'm unable to minimise or close the window using the little x button in the top left. Here's the button that I want to press (it appears ...
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How to disable the suspend option in Unity

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an Acer Chromebook C720. After I put Ubuntu into suspend, when I woke up Ubuntu, and tried to shut it down, I got to the Ubuntu shut down screen with the blinking dots. ...
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Google+ Hangouts window steals focus [when switching desktops]

When I switch to a desktop that has the hangouts "window" on it, it steals the focus. Steps to repeat: * Desktop 1 has a terminal and the hangouts window * Type in the terminal * Switch to desktop 2 ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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Import Gnome launcher icons into Unity, and have them shown in a menu

Finally moved to Unity from Gnome-classic (reason being mostly that Gnome seems to be discontinued, some iBus features don't work anymore, and Unity is less bugged in Ubuntu 14.04). However there is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 - Unity Tweak Tool doesn't change theme and font settings

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.01 in a VirtualBox machine and Unity Tweak Tool works perfectly, everything. However, after installing Ubuntu in a spare drive (not a virtual machine), Unity Tweak Tool doesn't ...
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Ubuntu refuses to recognize my external monitors

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 as a guest OS using VMWare Fusion 6. My machine is a MacBook Pro with and Intel Iris Pro graphics chipset, running OSX Yosemite. I have two external monitors plugged in to the ...
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Weird Ubuntu 14.10 Problem with XRDP

I have a little problem with xrdp running on ubuntu 14.10. I upgraded from 14.04 and there were no error or something similar. So after trying to login into my lxde-session i noticed that there were ...
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FNKey Brightness - Change Behaviour

When I change my screen brightness using FN keys in Unity or other DEs, the brightness changes instantly. It is very sudden. But when I use xbrightness -dec 10 the change is more soften. Is there any ...
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icons missing on 14.04 unity after installing gnome 3.10

icons are in desktop folder. Just installed Gnome 3.10, but icons don't show in Unity, Gnome Classic or Gnome 3.10. What do I do?
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How to get UNITY native notification for gogle chrome?

I have tried the below link Activate Chrome native notifications But there is no such files and folders in above said answers when I installed the google Chrome recently to version 38 How can I get ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Latitude D600. It has the Pentium M CPU so, I had to forcepae in order for it to install. Now that it's installed I'm noticing the ui is extremely slow. When a ...
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What's wrong with my window menu bar?

This is not a normal window menu. I have this problem with some other programs also. Not with all programs.
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How can restrict “maximize window” operation to a specified rectangle?

I want both my Ubuntu Unity taskbar and my virtual Windows7 OS taskbar to be always visible. To achieve it, I want to restrict the ubuntu 'maximize window' operation so that the maximized applications ...
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playing wav files on the iso disc

Can I play audio files off of windows7 while I am trying out Ubuntu with just the iso disk without installing it. Is it possible to access windows files while in Ubuntu?
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Change content of list in app indicator made using cappind

I made a simple indicator using cappind script which is based on zenity - Webupd8 article Capind page I want to change the text of the list according to some condition.. Like, if the contents are - ...
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Ubuntu Live: Disable Keyboard Shortcut Overlay on first boot

I am working on an Ubuntu 14.04 Live system. On every boot it displays the same "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay that is shown when you press the Super key for two seconds. This is a nice feature for ...
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Black bars when setting wallpaper to span on multiple monitors

I have a wallpaper with a width smaller than the total width of my two monitors. In windows this isn't a problem, because when setting the wallpaper to the windows equivalent of span, it just spans ...
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multi-monitor organize desktop by name bug

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with Unity, and using two monitors: my notebook build-in display, 1366x768 and an external monitor at 1920x1080 resolution. my primary monitor is the built-in, and so, when ...
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Shift + Super + Right shortcut does not work (maybe blocked by other program?)

I want to map Shift + Super + → to "Switch to workplace right" action, but it doesn't work. It doesn't seem to do anything. Mapping any other shortcut to this action works fine. Also Shift + ...
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running Pycharm Gtk-Message: Failed to find module “unity-gtk-module”

I'm work trying to run Pycharm on Ubuntu/crouton on my HP 11 chromebook. Everytime I try to run I get the error: Gtk-Message: Failed to find module "unity-gtk-module" Can someone help?
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Intergated wireless mouse doesn't work

I have problems with the wireless mouse of my QOSMIO PX30T. Keyboard and mouse are both wireless and their receiver is integrated, so I can't change the USB port or unplug and replug it. Both work ...
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Menu bar has disappeared 14.10 - nvidia

I had some issues on upgrade 14.04->14.10 that others have reported with nvidia drivers failing to update, but it was working fine. I just rebooted and the menu bar is missing, there are desktop ...
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Can't find “Background” in system settings

So, recently I upgraded to 14.10 and since then I experienced some problems but slowly I managed to solve most of them. I used Gnome for while but few days ago I changed back to Unity and today when I ...
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How To Set System Wide Proxy Using Shell Script

I want to make a script that sets and unsets SYSTEM WIDE proxy just as what happens through the network settings. I tried this answers gsettings part but it does not work in 14.04 Could Anyone ...
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Customize fonts in context menus and dialogs

So I changed all my desktop fonts to 'Ubuntu Light' using unity-tweak-tool and I am running Iris Dark Theme, but the fonts in Nautilus, dialogs and context menus are unaffected (see screenshots) How ...
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2nd Monitor not displaying anything with Multiple X Screens

Specs: Unity Nvidia Quadro K2200 - 340.46 Drivers Multi-Monitor: ASUS P287Q (4K main, DP 1.2) and Generic Lenovo Thinkvision 1600x1200 monitor (DVI) Since I have different DPIs on both screens, I ...