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Dash doesn't show applications, only files

I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I have 14.04 LTS installed and it used to work just fine. Since recently however, whenever I want to open an application, Dash doesn't show the application but just some ...
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Archey showing wrong information

I noticed that when I type 'archey' in terminal it shows that I'm using Gnome DE, but clearly I'm using Unity. Why is that? Any ideas? Here's a picture about the problem. It's not a big thing, just ...
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Restore terminal background in ubuntu unity [duplicate]

Here how my terminal look, it's ugly. and I want to restore it to the Purple background with the gray test color. Like the default installation.
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Missing launcher

I am running Ubuntu 14.10. Suddenly, my launcher and top menu bar went missing. I have rebooted but no success. I have done a unity --reset without resolving anything. The interesting thing is ...
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Can not unlock from and lock to Launcher

I just use dd -ip /dev/sda -op /dev/sdb to clone my old disk to new disk, and boot from my new disk. All the things remain the same except that applications in Launcher changed back to default. Why? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Icons and Theme not working

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, works perfectly, but I tried to change the icons (Numix Circle) and theme (Numix, gtk I guess) with Unity Tweak tool. None of the installed themes or icons are ...
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How to get around low contrast scrollbars?

The problem is I'm using Unity, the theme is Ubuntu Mono Dark, and I'm using non overlay scrollbars so I'm having a hard time actually seeing the scrollbar. This bug has been plaguing me since at ...
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Window fullscreen mode in unity. Problem with steam games in windowed mode

I don't understand how fullscreen window mode (that hides system top bar) works in unity (14.10). Some apps (firefox, terminal, chrome) use F11 shortcut to go fullscreen and it works perfectly. But it ...
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How do I know if Ubuntu installed completely?

It seems that Ubuntu has been acting sluggish and some of the animations are off, amongst other annoyances. I've installed it a while ago and I've done all my fixes to the brightness and restart and ...
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Icons On Launcher and Taskbar Different

A few days ago, this issue started popping up: Whenever I log in to Ubuntu, the icons in the Launcher bar and the Taskbar look kind of strange. Unlike the neat icons Ubuntu came with, these icons are ...
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I can't find any option to change a sound theme

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity (dual boot, but separate hard drives). I have looked all over the settings for a way to change the sound theme, but I can't find one. There is one spot in the ...
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VLC starts automatically but no visual elements

So, I got a good surprise today. I was playing VLC and I hide the GUI but I still had the indicator on top pannel while it was playing. So far everything is fine. Then I logout from my session without ...
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GUI components don't scale with font

I have a minor problem in unity. I have vimix+numix installed as theme and icon. In unity tweak's fonts tab I decreased the font scaling factor to 0,8, otherwise I didn’t changed the fonts, they’re ...
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.desktop launcher doesn't have the same environment variables

I have a shell script, for which I want to have a Unity launcher. The shell script uses gradle to build a project and deploy it on a server. I had it working fine, because I managed my gradle ...
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Why do portable app icons disappear from Unity launcher after restart?

I downloaded SublimeText and placed it in my home folder. I locked sublimetext to the Unity launcher, but when I restart my PC the icon disappears from the launcher. Why is this happening? Can I ...
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Unable to change any config in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a custom PC and something around 1 hour ago my PC just froze. The mouse and keyboard were unresponsive and I was unable to change to another tty, so I pressed the reset ...
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How to restore accidentally removed Launcher icon for external drive in Unity?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit: I used to get an icon for my portable drive on insertion. I have accidentally lost this by clicking on 'Unlock from Launcher' instead of 'Eject'. Now this icon does not appear ...
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Can't see lowercase “g” in Unity Hud

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. Now to mark as answered/closed. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can ...
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Unable to lock Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for nearly 8 months now and have been a long time Ubuntu user. Recently, I disabled the password for my user account and later re-enabled it. However, ever since doing ...
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.sh command not working in a desktop launcher

I'm using a desktop launcher to run a.sh script. In a.sh I'm calling another script b.sh using another user using this command sudo -u userB /home/userA/Documents/b.sh. But for some reason it's ...
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Unity broken, can't install due to unmet dependencies

Error Message: unmet dependencies libunity-core-6.09-9 (=7.2.2+14.04.20140714-0ununtu1) but 7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1 is to be installed Removed compiz as directed by one of the answers earlier ...
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App is accessible through Unity Launcher but can't access through terminal

I had installed Sublime Text 3 a few months back, and using some online resource I had made it accessible through Unity Launcher(unfortunately, I don't remember which resource, or how I did it). So, ...
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I Think I Lost My Files [duplicate]

will i get my files back after deleting Ubuntu's drive partition from windows8.1, because if i want to uninstall Ubuntu in the future, can i get my files from the drive in which Ubuntu is installed.
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No menu bar or sidebar on 14.04

I reboot recently and when I logged in I was presented my desktop without a top menu bar of a side dock of apps. My desktop icons are visible and launchable, but any created window does nto have a ...
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Use 100% of edge to go between monitors

My monitors are currently arranged like this: +---------+ | | +------+| | | || | | || | +------++---------+ If I'm at the top-left corner ...
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What is the system tray equivilent in Ubuntu?

Simple question; title says it all. What is the equivalent of the system tray in Ubuntu? I've heard the icons in the upper right hand corner referred to as indicators. Are these the same thing as ...
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x2go with Unity: alt keys are not sent correctly to remote apps

I'm using x2go on ubuntu 14.04 to connect to another 14.04 machine that is running inteliJ I'm not able to use any alt keys combinations on inteliJ such as alt+1 or alt+f I configure my x2go session ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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Cannot log-in at locked screensaver, must log-in with “switch user..”

I have configured my screensavers to lock the page after some time; and I prefer to lock the sceen myself using the title bar "Lock/Switch account..." feature, e.g. when I leave my desk. While trying ...
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Ubuntu Touch - how to create Unity .desktop launcher to make UT terminal to open and execute a command?

I have latest Ubuntu Touch installed on Nexus 7. I just apt-get installed there 'emacs' package. Currently I open Terminal application in Ubuntu Touch and key in "emacs" to get it launched. I want ...
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Ubuntu touch full desktop

Would it be possible to take my nexus 10 with the latest ubuntu for tablets installed, mount the system partition as rw, and, by means of adding and removing packages, get a full unity 7 desktop ...
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How to edit unity popup menu?

I want to create Ubuntu Touch theme for Ubuntu desktop. I have accomplished this so far. I'm left with one thing; and that is adding an orange border to the top panel popup menus. How can I do ...
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message saying "downloading wine-unity3d-installer (N/A MiB) whenever I open MuseScore [closed]

This happen whenever I open musescore, it crashes it too PLEASE make it stop
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How to install Unity3D [duplicate]

I am a games developer, recently I have migrated to Ubuntu, it's amazing!! but I don't know how to install Unity3D.
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Ubuntu unity 13.10 can't boot when restarting after the installation of guest additions (virtual box)

First I hope the question hasn't been asked before... I've been reading threads on this forum for 2 days but none of them answers my question! So the title is exactly the problem: when I try to ...
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T9 keyboard using numeric keys

after bought an gamer mouse, that have 12 numeric keys at left side, i was wondering how to do an T9 keyboard to use that keys on ubuntu? I'm working with java but can't figure out how to integrate ...
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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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Randomly unable to unlock the desktop

I cannot find any pattern, and this drives me nuts. Sometimes, after locking my Ubuntu-unity Ctrl+Alt+L or using the menu), if fail to log in again. What happens in case of failure is (normally): ...
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How to change icon for mounted devices in Unity/Nautilus?

When I mount a my phone, Unity set this icon (or one like it) in its Launcher: /usr/share/icons/Humanity/devices/48/multimedia-player.svg Nautilus show this icon (or one like it): ...
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Dual-monitor windows not loosing focus

Is there a way to make sure that when a window is clicked on Screen #1, whatever window that has focus on Screen #2 remains focused as well? For example, a full-screen video game is running on Screen ...
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14.04LTS Unity Desktop on my main account not functioning

Logging into usual user account today after updates two days ago (I update regularly), and my desktop opens up, but with no launcher, no control bar, just the desktop shortcuts. ALT L doesn't work, ...
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ubuntu wall disabled can't use keyboard

I have been using compiz, for a while but at some point it said. "you have to disable ubuntu wall" when I click disable, the top and left unity menu disappeared. and the close buttons and I can only ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to right-click menu [duplicate]

I would like to change keyboard shortcut to right click from Shift+F10 to something simpler like Ctrl+Return to make working with nautilus without mouse smoother. By right click I mean opening menu of ...
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How to change unity greeter logo position?

I have changed unity-greeter logo successfully by replacing desired logo to /usr/share/unity-greeter/logo.png Now I want to change the position of the logo. Is it possible? I use 14.04 64-bit os
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How to animate mesh inside a room

I am learning animation in blender and i was stuck with a problem that how to animate any object, mesh or character inside a house or a room? Can anyone help me by answering this question! I will be ...
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Disappearing Conky

Every time I launch my conky, and I click anywhere on the desktop, it disappears, and I have to keep relaunching it, does anyone have a solution?
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My NVidia GTX 960 card creates openGL problems with Unity on Ubuntu

I posted a bug about this on launchpad already, but was hoping maybe someone on here would have some suggestions about other things I could try. Background: I had a working Ubuntu 14.10 system with ...
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Extensions for unity

Users of Gnome can write and upload extensions for customisation, as can be seen here https://extensions.gnome.org/. Is there anything similar for Unity? I haven't been able to find anything. I know ...
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Adding a file/directory to a specific location (on the Desktop) [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04.(Unity Desktop Environment) I like to use a specific part of my desktop(the screen) to store files related to my current work, and certain other spaces to store images and others. ...
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Permanently set the resolution for my second monitor

After every restart, I have to manually set the resolution of my second monitor with: sudo xrandr --newmode "1600x900_60.00" 118.25 1600 1696 1856 2112 900 903 908 934 -hsync +vsync sudo xrandr ...