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Changing Wallpaper crashes desktop

Recently (might have something to do with lightdm), when trying to change my wallpaper (either manually or through an automated one like Variety) my desktop seems to crash to where I can't click on ...
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Why does ubuntu only show 200MiB of Ram

Under systems settings >> details >> overview it only shows 236.8 MiB of ram installed. Everything else looks correct but with this information my system is running extremely slow. It has 6GB ram in ...
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How to restore default settings in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am new here. So I messed up something, I guess. I installed bunch of software, but the last I restarted my laptop, it shows log-in screen. After I logged in, there's nothing, no menu, no options, ...
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Gnome has remnants of Unity and missing things (Ubuntu 15.04) [closed]

I got a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 and Unity, but I prefer Gnome desktop environment. I followed several answers in askubuntu and stackoverflow to install gnome and things went smooth except for some ...
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Why GNOME as default in Login Screen even after lightdm as Default?

After running sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm it has successfully set Unity as DE but there is an annoying text called (default) in Gnome's row when selecting DE at login screen. Is it normal ? ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a ...
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Gmail notification through online accounts

I grant access Ubuntu to access my google account in online accounts. Now how can I setup Ubuntu to notify when I receive a new email ? Thunderbird doesn't working as explained here.
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Edit Unity Panel Shadow in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Numix theme with the Numix icons so that the look is more flat. I want to edit the Panel Shadow, while maintaining the shadows in the windows. Is there a way to do this?
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Can't find JDK for Unity3d development

I'm developing on Unity3d 5.2 a game which should be build for an Android. I use Ubuntu 14.04. I used: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk to install java. Set $JAVA_HOME and $PATH variables in ...
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Windows use own title bars and global title bar is still here

Firstly, sorry for my english, if it is making it difficult to understand the problem. I don't how but some days ago, my windows started to show own title bars while global title bar is still standing ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... ...
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lightdm greeter complains Failed to open /dev/null

While upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 something went sideways. I picked at it and got through. My system's very functional now. However, Lightdm is screwed up. If I manually run X and activate ...
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Can't log into ubuntu-desktop Ubuntu 14.04 but other DE's okay

Just as a warning, I am pretty new to linux and using terminal but hey so far linux has been too much fun learning to just turn around and go back to Windows. Any way I will try to provide the most ...
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Use desktop icon for running application

I have used the answers given here How to create a desktop shortcut in Unity? to set a custom application shortcut for spacemacs. While the shortcut works for launching the application, on running, ...
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separating ubuntu and xubuntu themes

I have a laptop with ubuntu that I use for school. To save power while I'm in class and may not have an outlet nearby, I decided to try xubuntu. I installed it with sudo apt-get install ...
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Browser instance created through script doesn't cycle with ALT+TAB

I am using a bash file with a line chromium-browser http://www.gmail.com to create a browser instance. This browser instance doesn't cycle with ALT+TAB. How to fix this? Sometimes it does. And in ...
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How can I dock a specific System Settings as an icon to the Unity launcher?

I need to access my sound settings frequently and thus would like to add a direct shortcut icon to the sound settings to the Unity launcher. Is there any way to achieve this? Unity launcher: ...
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Unity failed in ubuntu 14.04 after installing libldap-2.4-2:i386 URGENT

When i tried to install wine i get some unmet dependencies so what i did is to install them manually But when i arrive to this package sudo apt-get install libldap-2.4-2:i386 I didn't notice that ...
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Absolutely unable to enable 3d acceleration/Unity 3d on Ubuntu 15.10 in virtualbox on Windows 7

As the title says, absolutely cannot figure out how to get 3d acceleration to work. The virtual machine - Ubuntu - is unbearably choppy and I have no idea how to fix this problem. Nothing I've tried ...
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Shema missing com.canonical.unity.webapps

My unity tweak tool (ubuntu 15.10) stopped working after the last autoremove. Other articles suggest to run sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-service or sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-common. ...
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lightdm crash back to login Ubuntu 15.10

I tried the solution posted in Ubuntu 15.10 random lightdm crash but when I got to the step of reinstalling lightdm* a couple errors came up (I didn't write down what they were). Now I'm stuck in ...
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Disable workspaces and windows while in-game

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Ubuntu Tweak, and I have workspace switching and "show all windows" tied to the bottom corners of the screen. However, I was wondering if there was a way to disable this ...
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Error while installing unity-tweak-tool on Ubuntu 14.04

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool results in Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed ...
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Cursor theme problem

I recently change my cursors to look like the osx cursor but when im on the desktop the cursor is default... but then when I go into an apllication like google chrome the cursor turns into the mac ...
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Terminal single line tall after minimized

Whenever I minimize the terminal, and bring it back to the front, it is one line tall, and I can not resize it... After I minimize it and bring it back forward this is what I get: I cannot resize ...
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Switching between Chrome OS and Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo X131e Chromebook and it runs fine but later on when I switched to my Chrome OS and wanted to go back to Ubuntu (Ctrl + Alt + Shift forward/back buttons) I wasn't able ...
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System Tray Icons

My system tray icons appear to be little square boxes instead of icons in login screen. On my user desktop however, they show up as the correct icons. This appears to have started after playing with ...
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Can I change the contents of the Keyboard Shortcut List that shows up when I hold down super?

It occurred to me that this could be a very convenient way to keep a little bit of information sitting just in the background, ready whenever I need it. I am referring to this list
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Changing Themes Not Applying

When trying to select a non-default theme in the Unity Tweak Tool, the row is selected, but the theme does not change. I have tried: Rebooting Reinstalling the theme I am trying to use (Arc) ...
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Gnome 3 screwed up Unity, especially Nautilus

I wanted to try gnome 3 in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (which had unity). I installed gnome 3 alongside unity; tried it; didn't like it. So, I uninstalled gnome 3 environment. But now my unity is not working ...
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How to remove bottom gnome-panel of Unity on Ubuntu 15.04?

I installed Unity desktop environment but I am with a weird bottom panel on it. How to remove it and have a default Unity desktop? It seems every time I load the Unity desktop the bottom gnome-panel ...
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Launcher and menu bar has dissapeared on ubuntu 15.10

After login this appears Yesterday, I have uninstalled several application software. After rebooting the computer launcher and menu bar dissapeared and every functionality related to that has gone. ...
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Missing icons in ubuntu GUI

I have been using ubuntu for several months now and I have never come across an issue as such. The following screenshot was captured and has applications without icons. The following is a ...
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Choose window manager from command line

I didn't know what Window Manager I should use: I like both Gnome/Unity of Ubuntu and LXDE of Lubuntu: sometimes I need lightweight (example maximize battery - Lubuntu), sometimes I need (want) Unity ...
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Ubuntu Gnome VS Fedora Gnome (Workstation) [closed]

I am a new Linux user. I installed Ubuntu with Gnome desktop environment (I really do not like the Unity shell, looks so bad in my opinion). I like very much the Gnome, it looks more pro. I installed ...
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Unable to control brightness on Xfce environment

I installed a normal Ubuntu and installed Xfce4 on it. (Not Xubuntu!) The brightness control worked beautifully on Unity Desktop Envionment after I install the AMD Catalyst driver, but not on Xfce ...
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Ubuntu-GNOME - nm-applet icon just disappears when usb-tethering is active

I don't actually use UbuntuGNOME distro, but rather installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package on the stock unity-based version of trusty. All other things are smooth after transition, except this one ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with fullscreen window

So I will make this short and sweet. Is there a way or package that makes it so I can use keyboard shortcuts even if I am using a full screen application? For example DosBox does not allow any ...
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Customizing Unity lockscreen with modals

Is it possible to add modals to current unity lockscreen? An example of modals in lockscreen can be seen in GNOME's lockscreen * - image taken from OMGUbuntu.co.uk article If not, is there somekind ...
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what file, or files am I looking for to fix my video card settings?

I have been using Ubuntu for many years. the problem is that when I installed Ubuntu I had a much worse video card, and Unity has never worked. I could never use anything but the GTK interface. I now ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - some mouse events register only after movement or 1 second delay

My Logitech wireless mouse behaves oddly with Ubuntu 15.10. The mouse scroll and left click event gets registered in the below cases: - immediately IF moving the mouse (even for one pixel). If not ...
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Desktop icons outside the monitor on second monitor (smaller one)

I have a 24" and a 27" monitor connected to my notebook and arranged as you can see in the Display Settings window below. So the right (blue) monitor is higher than the left (green) one. My problem ...
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How to get the Ubuntu wallpapers on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am currently running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and although those who maintain GNOME for Ubuntu claim that they do update the wallpapers every new release, either it's not updating, or it ...
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Help, I broke my desktop. How do I reset it?

My desktop appears to be broken. I can no longer see any shortcuts I placed on my desktop. When holding down the mouse and then moving the mouse I also no longer see any selection area. The desktop ...
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after software display flickering

Hello Everybody today i just update my system ubuntu 15.04 ( 64bit ) using software updater now my screen is flickering ( fontsize increasing decreasing almost every where ) my cpu is 100% running, so ...
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How to remove the bottom panel of Gnome Classic in Unity?

I switched to Unity environment and there is a bottom panel of Gnome Classic that is not natural of the proper Unity. How to remove it?
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Is it possible to convert one unity theme into a cinnamon theme?

I found a very nice theme but it seems for other DE, not for cinnamon. I'd like to know if and how I can have the same result on cinnamon. Thank you. link to the theme
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Touchegg 14.04 unity confusion

So I have been trying to get touchegg to work for a while now, but I am not great with the basics of Linux. I followed this post, but to create the launchers I followed this one. Now I don't know how ...
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Desktop icons not appearing

I am fairly new to Ubuntu ( I have been using it for about a week and a half). I am using 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I immediately installed a bunch of apps. Everything was working well. I tried out a couple ...
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Has anyone had any success with scaling in certain applications? I feel like i need a magnifying glass [duplicate]

I've been using linux on my Yoga 2 Pro, which has a resolution of 3200x1800. I've managed to scale the ui via the settings and unity tweak tool, but i still cant seam to figure an easy fix for ...