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Shutdown icon missing after logout

After a recent upgrade, the shutdown (or Hibernate) icon remains missing after logout. The icon is visible after boot, after logging in, but as soon as I logout, the only icon that is visible at top ...
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Running Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 returns me to the Ubuntu login screen and never lets me run Unity. Has anyone else had this problem?

Whenever I try to run Unity from the terminal in Ubuntu 14.04, I get forced into the Ubuntu login screen to log into Ubuntu again. I used sudo apt-get $unity and then ran unity and this happened. ...
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Unable to login to Gnome (-> login loop), only Unity login possible

I have a problem basically exactly the same as this one. What did I do? I wanted to try out GNOME and installed it according to this guide: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ...
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Screensaver/black screen doesn't start on its own

Running 16.04, 5 minute inactivity timeout, sometimes the screensaver (or blank screen, to be accurate) won't start until I hit Super+L and lock the session. Suggestions? Running Nvidia 367 drivers, ...
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How do I install Unity global menu in a manual install of Firefox Developer Edition?

In Firefox Developer Edition, I'd like the title bar to change to the menu bar on hover. In about:config, the option "ui.use_unity_menubar" does not exist. I've done a manual install of Firefox ...
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Unity does not load - VirtualBox

I have the same problem as described here. I tried almost all the solutions described on that post: export DISPLAY=:0 ccsm (when switching to graphic - nothing's there). or export DISPLAY=:0 ...
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(Problem) Unity load failed [on hold]

After instalation NVidia graphic driver (in additional drivers window) and Blueman, Unity can`t be loaded. Context menu and windows works, but elements of GTK and Metacity doesn't. What's wrong? ...
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Switching window focus produces a small lag spike

Whenever I switch my window focus (i.e. Nautilus to System Monitor) it takes much longer than it should. I click, and then it switches after ~1 sec. Using System Monitor I noticed a larger than normal ...
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Clock doesn't show AM/PM anymore

My new install of 16.04 doesn't have AM/PM anymore in the clock on the top right. 12 hour time is checked in System Settings. How do I get AM/PM back?
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity dock on bottom [duplicate]

Is there a way to move the unity dock to the bottom of the screen in Ubuntu 14.04?
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Change behaviour of F1-12 keys

I just installed Ubuntu on my new Dell Chromebook 13. I know that many of you don't have experience with it but my question is very generic, so please help me out anyway. The keyboard doesn't have an ...
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Commands from HUD do not always work in 16.04

When I type a command in the HUD and press enter it may not work the first time, so I have to type the command again to make it work. Is anyone else experiencing this in Ubuntu 16.04?
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How can I combine application launchers into one launcher icon?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My launcher is full of icons and I want to categorize it by creating separate folders for each category. Is it possible? If yes then please explain me how to do it.
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16.04, nautilus problems and no files on desktop

After last dist-upgrade my unity is work but I can't open folder (or start nautilus by term), and my desktop dosn't contain any file or folder, or accept click on it. This is the error on launch ...
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Change Unity Launcher Style

I want to change my launcher to look like the one Kali Linux uses, as shown in the image: Is that possible ?
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Themes are not changing on Ubuntu 16.04

I used unity-tweak-tool for changing themes it worked. Suddenly it stopped working. The font seems to be tiny than before. I tried by removing unity-tweak-tool and from System Settings > Appearance. ...
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HELP dash search screen fonts white and background transparent

I cannot see the text in launcher when windows are open behind, it is white and dash is not staying on top of everything. The text under each icon is white but this is a problem when window underneath ...
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Folder shortcut in Ubuntu 15.10 launcher continues to load?

I followed this answer to this question in order to create a folder shortcut in the launcher. It works, but not as I expect it to. When I left-click the newly added folder shortcut in the launcher, ...
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How to install the Minbar Application in Ubuntu 16.04

Does anyone know how to install the Minbar Application in Ubuntu 16.04? (It worked for 14.04+, but the new LTS 16.04 regular Ubuntu no longer has minbar.) Can we port it to 16.04, or does anyone ...
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How to silently install Unity on 16.04?

I am trying to create a Dockerfile that installs Visual Studio Code, which requires a desktop, on Ubuntu 16.04. I can get everything to build and run except for the last line of my Dockerfile: apt-...
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black screen when updating to ubuntu 16

After I type in sudo start unity into my Chromebook, it runs the code and then there is a black screen, and nothing happens. It stays there until I shutdown my Chromebook Acer Chromebook 15 2 GB Ram ...
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Semi-transparent, deaf-to-input window to watch TV

For watching TV/videos on my computer while working on other tasks I wish there was a way to put the browser window (or a video player) into an overlay (an output-only window that becomes transparent ...
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After restoring minimized window it stays inactive (16.04 LTS)

Weird problem - probably something to do with Compiz and its plugins. Happens when I minimize a window, and restore it to its previous state by either clicking on the icon in the launcher. The ...
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ubuntu lockscreen issue

When I do Super + L in Ubuntu it locks the screen and original lock screen with white dots appears. Then after 30 seconds the screen goes black and when wake it up again lightdm greeter is shown ...
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Launcher icon duplicated when I launch Android Studio, why?

I have Ubuntu 16.04LTS with the default Unity desktop. Down the left hand side is the launcher bar/taskbar, with icons for all the apps I use. Above the ordinary housekeeping apps I have Eclipse and ...
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Arc-darker theme

People, who use arc-darker theme, do you see such behavior in nautilus? Or there are some problems in my system?
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Scale volume and/or screen brightness with a logarithmic scale

I own an Acer Aspire E5-773G notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity Desktop. When I change the volume or screen brightness level (no matter whether using Fn+Arrows or through e.g. the Volume ...
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My terminal went black, cannot see any text, how to reset its color?

I know many people have asked for changing terminal's font color and I followed many methods, but they didn't work. I think my problem is quite serious... This is how it looks like: A few months ...
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Can I have a window showing small live preview of another workspace?

Is it possible to mirror a live section of one workspace so that it is visible in the current workspace as a window that can be moved around? The other day I had a Windows 10 VM running on my Ubuntu ...
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Bluetooth, mouse cursor and keyboard layout settings are not stored

With every reboot the bluetooth is toggled of event hough it has been disabled the previous session, same goes to cursor size setting set to large cursor. Even though removed in the previous session ...
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Launch app with Unity Launcher vs Terminal?

I have ubuntu 14.04 and ros indigo in my system. When I use any application (e.g. eclipse + PyDev or spyder) to run python code for ros (very simple code such as import roslib). If I launch the app ...
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Application's upper bar does not merge with menu bar when window is full size

anyone else having this problem on Ubuntu 16.04?
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How to stop menu bar appearing in full screen mode when switch desktops?

In Ubuntu 16.04, unity. I have multiple desktops enabled and several applications running in full screen mode(firefox and terminal). When I switch one to another - the menu bar appears for several ...
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After setting somethings in compiz I get “focal blur” which I don't want

I recently did tweak some settings in compiz(set the desktop to be cylinder with ground reflection, made wobbly windows and added window shifter). It overally works very good. But there is one problem....
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for Unity Desktop

I own a notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity DE that does not have any keyboard LEDs to indicate NUM-Lock or CAPS-Lock states. It would be useful for me to see them anyway, ideally through an ...
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Unity 16.04 accented letters don't show in dash, hud, and are replaced in window title bars

running 16.04 since its official release. Up to date. Since few days I have a problem with accented letters : in dash if I type « démarrage » on keayboard I only get «dmarrage» in the dash, same ...
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How to change the size of the Launcher [duplicate]

My Ubuntu Launcher bar is so large that it's currently taking about 7.5% of my total screen. How can I change the size of the Launcher bar to make it whatever size that I want?
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What are the default fonts on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Gnome 3 and it changed a lot of settings. I decided it wasn't for me and uninstalled it but the fonts are still different. If you have are using default settings on 14.04, a screenshot of ...
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Applications won't run after reinstallation of 16.04 (64 bit)

I have just reinstalled 16.04 on a new machine after running it a few days. Oddly, most of the applications I have since downloaded from Ubuntu Software have not run properly. Evolution installs but ...
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How can I always keep the Desktop icons organised, and sorted by name?

I would like to keep my Desktop always organised by name. How can I achieve this? Desktop not organised by name: Desktop after having organised by name:
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Workspaces missing in ubuntu 16.04. No appearance preference in settings.

Recently installed ubuntu 16.04, and could not find a way to enable workspaces. There is no option called appearance in my settings
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Why did removing 'python3' remove many other important packages from Ubuntu 16.04?

What I did: sudo apt-get remove python3 What I got in response : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were ...
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Xorg conflict with grub on 16.04

I'm running a new install of Ubuntu 16.04. I have a Nvidia GTX 960m. The Nvidia drivers from their site and from the Ubuntu repos both cause me problems (not the least of which being blurry lines ...
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Unity Wifi GUI - Connects ok, but doesn't display any other networks

Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Ideapad Y560. The wifi automatically connects upon startup to the network I've been using, which is good. However, I can't find a way to display other networks that are in ...
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How to switch desktops from kde to unity in kubuntu?

I installed unity and each time I turn on my pc, a command line interface pops up and I log in and run startx to get into the graphical user interface. But I am not able to switch from kde to unity ...
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How do I set the scaling of my lightdm to 1?

I am using a Surface Pro 3 with Ubuntu and I would like to apply the scaling of 1 to the lightdm login screen. This is an image of my display settings with the scaling at one. This setting allows my ...
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Mouse pointer jumps to lower left just before left clicking when using touchpad

I have an Asus Zenbook UX305 with 16.04 and Unity installed. When using the trackpad ("Elan touchpad" identified by xinput), I use my right hand for maneuvering the mouse pointer, and my left for ...
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Mycroft on Desktop. How?

After seeing the news of Mycroft running on my favourite distro spreading over and over and after seeing it in action on a Desktop system, I decided that I want it. I tried to look for it with snap ...
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Programs launch to wrong display

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and have the desktop spread across two displays: Sometimes when I start a program from the launcher on the BenQ display, the window will open on the laptop display. This isn'...
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Can't Install Unity 8 (Stuck on 'Waiting for headers') Ubuntu 16.04

I recently wanted to give unity 8 a shot so I entered this command into my terminal: sudo apt-get install unity8-desktop-session-mir But this is what happens: I am using the Australian internode ...