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Two icons on unity panel on non-standard application launch [duplicate]

I have an application which doesn't come from any ubuntu repo (neither official, nor ppa) but available as tgz and supposed to be unpacked and ready to use. To be precise it is LightTable. The problem ...
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Firefox extension compatible with Unity to show download status in launcher

Are there any working Firefox extension compatible with Unity to show download status? Unityfox was the one I have been using for a long time but it is not compatible with latest versions of Firefox. ...
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Unity 14.04 Lock Screen Takes Forever To Lock

So, the problem is a simple problem to explain: when I lock my machine w/ Super+L (I rebound the keys), the screen takes 5-7 seconds to lock. Sometimes I have to press the keys twice. Is there a way ...
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Remove Unity completely and exchange it with LXDE [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu onto my old Windows Vista laptop but unfortunately it is running very slow. I also live in a region of Germany which has a very poor internet connection and I am unable to ...
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Unity alongside Gnome 3

I'm currently running Ubuntu Gnome. I'm wondering if it is possible to install Unity so that I can choose which one I want at the login screen.
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Unity 3D not working any more after update and crash, OpenGL VMware related?

I know similar questions have been asked a lot of times, but after spending like 8 hours testing solutions (not working) and reinstalling or reseting drivers/unity/compiz etc... I decided to expose my ...
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Why after install VirtualBox my terminal and software center remove

I installed VirtualBox-4.3.26 and after install unity is broken and Launcher and terminal are removed along with Software Center? My windows panel is not showing , for example my windows does not ...
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Ubuntu launcher/dock transparency isn't working

Well as the title suggests the launcher transparency is not working I've tried it through unity tweak tool, CCSM and even the terminal but nothing is working help
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Which app switcher allows not groupping and drag and drop

I want to know if there's an app switcher in Unity (using ubuntu 14.10) that allows me to drag and drop between windows and not force the switcher to group the same application opened multiple times. ...
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Ubuntu won't work after updating nvidia drivers

Ok so new to Ubuntu and trying to get used to it but hitting some major road blocks. I have an nvidia gtx 750 ti graphics card and loaded Ubuntu on to my desktop. The first issue I ran into was I had ...
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cannot log in in my Ubuntu 12.04 user account

I have a big problem and may be someone here can save me from reinstalling my system. I wanted to password protect individual folders on my system, so I installed Cryptkeeper by following the first ...
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Matlab Installed but not running

I have installed Matlab 2014a on Ubuntu 14.04. It's installed but I'm not not able to run it and I'm not finding any shortcut for matlab. Can someone help me so that I'll able to add a shortcut of ...
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Unity Launcher icon size slider jumps back to default

Until I updated from 14.04 to 14.10 I could set the unity "Launcher icon size" on the Look tab under Appearance under System Settings (red cogwheel/spanner icon on the sidebar by default). I have the ...
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Transparency Failure in Unity (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

Am a fairly new ubuntu user so please pardon my lack of knowledge. I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Hp Envy 14 notebook and i have been using it successfully without problems until today. I ...
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How to set nemo as default instead of nautilus?

I have recently installed nemo with: sudo apt-get install nemo But I am finding that other applications still are using nautilus to open folders like for instance the Unity search still opens its ...
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Issues with 32 inch HDTV as my monitor using Ububtu 14.10 can't see menu?

Other than Windows 7 Pro, Microsoft Office, Avast, and Malwarebytes hitting me up for subscriptions, I had no problems viewing my desktop icons using my 32 inch HDTV as my display monitor. However, ...
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How to prevent key grabbing by unity-setting-daemon and indicator-applet-complete?

Issue description With Ubuntu 14.10, using Metacity (flashback/fallback). I've the Logo key set to Meta, the Alt key set to Alt. I'm unable to use Meta-s and Meta-p (as far as I can tell, other ...
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Brightness buttons not working Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubuntu on this mac and when I press the brightness keys them meter shows that it it decreases but the screen remains at the same. How do you fix this issue?
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How to setup ~/.vnc/xstartup/ with Unity as Desktop, in Ubuntu 14.10?

I used to setup my xstartup like this in Ubuntu 12.04 as below and it worked fine. #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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What are the names of the icons that LightDM uses?

I'm currently trying (and failing) to make a system icon theme for the Ubuntu LightDM login screen. I really hate the default ubuntu-mono-dark icons, and would like to use my own set of icons. After ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound problems

When I start my PC the sound works for a few minutes and the drivers are seen in the sound settings page. After a few minutes the sound suddenly cuts off and the drivers disappear from the sound ...
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Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?

I'm reading that Ubuntu 15.04 will have Locally Integrated Menus: integrated directly in the title bar and not in the system's top bar. This means that users have faster access to the menus, and ...
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Unity broken after package install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've managed to break my computer yet again, and this time, all of unity for my user is horribly corrupted. This happened when I tried fixing a problem I've had for a few moths with my Nvidia card ...
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Is there anyway to get unity permenant on desktop but hides in maximised apps? [duplicate]

New to Ubuntu and just wanting to know if you can have unity on the desktop as a permanent bar and then have it fade away when you maximise an app but can still have it appear when you place your ...
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Delay when switching window focus using SDL2 and vsync

I'm learning the basics of SDL2 and when I run my program (vsync, windowed), there is a delay when switching focus between windows and dragging windows is laggy. This applies to all windows, not just ...
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Configuration of Unity Dash

Sorry I don't write and speak english very good so I learn english ;) My question is: Now I started to use the Unity dash but, when I going to search a song in the lenses of music, I don't found ...
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[NVIDIA Jetson TK1]LVDS panel enabled effect HDMI out image pull down menu items

I use NVIDIA TEGRA TK1 board,and successfully enabled LVDS panel(1024x768). I met a problem. Currently test enable LVDS out, it will effect HDMI(main) out image like pull down menu items. picture: ...
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Unity/Ubuntu Desktop not showing in the Ubuntu desktop environment switcher

Not sure what happened, updated Ubuntu core, rebooted, and now "Ubuntu" is gone from the desktop environment switcher on the login screen of Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use Unity. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Launcher won't open

I've read through literally 1-2 hours of similar questions, and this time, no answers have helped :( Everytime I log in, I just get my wallpaper, a cursor, and a right click menu. I've reset compiz ...
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Open in Terminal context menu only opens terminal in home directory

Been testing out Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. I noticed that right click menu (when right clicked on desktop or in the file manager) has open in terminal. But when I choose, not matter what directory I ...
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What has problem, when cursor is movable and everything else is not working?

Some times my Ubuntu 14.04 becomes frozen (only the window of the program running on top of others is seen but not responsive), while my mouse cursor is still movable, but clicking it doesn't make ...
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When login interface apperas, has X or window manager or DE already started?

When booting Ubuntu, when the login interface appears before I enter anything, which has been started: X window system window manager (e.g. compiz. metacity) desktop environment(e.g. unity, gnome)? ...
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How to transform the unity launcher into a led chaser?

To celebrate April Fools' Day, I'd like to have a super notification mechanism. Would it be possible to transform my unity launcher into a led chaser? Like this:
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Chrome broken unity launcher [duplicate]

I'm having problems with the Chrome launcher icon for Ubuntu 14.04. When I open Chrome for the first time, both via the icon launcher (call it icon1) that through any other way, it creates a new icon ...
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how to download unity 7.3?

I just noticed that Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) ships unity 7.3 and it looks promising because of the transparent top bar thingy. I want it on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS because I don't want to install ...
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Broke Gnome Shell while trying to add a substitute themes folder— now computer boots to a black screen,

I'm not really thinking in whole sentences right now, so I'll just break this problem down by sections. Let's avoid laughing at my stupid error and focus on fixing the problem too. And it WAS a stupid ...
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Customize Layout of Panel and Launcher in Unity

Just wondering if there is a way to adjust the launcher to take 100% of the screens height and have the panel (menu-bar) at the top fill the width beside it. Currently it looks like this: But I'd ...
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Unity and Gnome 3 Lock Screen

I installed Ubuntu Unity 14.10. Recently, I added the Gnome 3 shell so that I can run both. At my login screen, I can choose which one to log in to. I have noticed that when I choose to log in with ...
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Desktop frozen and unity doesn't restart properly

My desktop of 14.04 was frozen. I would like to restart without closing my running programs. First I login into a text console by Ctrl-Alt-F1, and run a comand to restart compiz by compiz ...
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Cannot login on 14.10 GUI

So I booted up my laptop like normal and got to my login screen (unity) and once I logged in I was brought to my desktop with icons missing, then thrown back to the login screen. I tried changing my ...
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custom-keybindings not found

When I tried to list the available custom keybindings using gsettings command gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings I got the error message saying, No such ...
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Chrome application shortcuts open small window

I have created a bunch of chrome application shortcuts - gmail, tweetdeck, etc. They all launch in tiny windows in the upper left of the screen (see screenshot). It's easy enough to resize/maximize ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Why can User bypass password at Unity Login?

We've had Ubuntu on my wife's computer at home for several years now and as far as I am aware, she has always had to use her password to login. However, a couple of days ago, she pointed out to me ...
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nautilus sidebar flashes in ubuntu 14.04.1

Sometimes when I open session in Ubuntu and open nautilus, the markers and places sidebar blinks, as if these is a viewing problem. I am using Unity with Intel graphics drivers on kernel 3.13.
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Ubuntu Boots Into Desktop Background

When I boot Ubuntu it loads and shows only the desktop background. I have a black cross cursor and can right click to show the expected context menu for the desktop. I can use Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get a ...
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Why does the keyboard indicator show my custom keyboard on a dark gray background?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface, and I have created a custom keyboard layout by manually creating an xkb symbols file. I put the file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and I have also ...
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Random Missing Characters on Unbuntu + Unity + External Display

Every time I try to use an external display with my HDMI port I'm having random missing characters on the applications and menus like this: Video card on my system: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Unresolved dependenices after trying to reinstall ROS

I tried to re-install ROS because of issues with not finding system paths correctly and now all I can see is a black screen when I turn on the computer. In tty1, when I try sudo apt-get install ...
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Free/Open Source alternative to Teamviewer

Is there a free/open source alternative to teamviewer that will allow me to help a friend running Ubuntu 14.04 with the default unity desktop? Some years ago Ubuntu had a way to share screen/mouse ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04.2) Unity will not load on Dell Inspiron 531s with Nvidia GeForce 6150SE graphics [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 531s desktop computer. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on it, but I can only install it from USB when I go to the "Install Ubuntu" option and not the "Try Ubuntu without ...