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Eclipse won't start from docky nor launcher

Eclipse won't start from docky nor launcher, even though I can double click it to start in nautilus. It told me: failed to change to directory '/eclipse' ( No such file or directory) I didn't ...
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After login Desktop not showing 16.04

I am using ubuntu 16.04 and I have installed kali linux on top of that using katoolin, after restarting I can enter the password but desktop showing blank no icons. I used below command no use. Please ...
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Installing icon stuck to launcher Ubuntu 16.04

Just updated from 15.10 to 16.04. While trying to install VLC player from Ubuntu Software the installing icon got stuck on the launcher. Any reason why this happens? I had to relaunch software ...
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Gtk theming in applications changed after update, so have nautilus fonts

After I updated Ubuntu 16.04, the fonts in nautilus and desktop and a bunch of other places have changed and don't look their usual self. Here is how the fonts look like now: Also the theming in ...
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Cause and fix for pop up dialog when using Gnome Music in Unity

I wanted to try Gnome's music app (gnome-music). After I got it to recognize my music, I'm facing the same issue as Saurav on Superuser when trying to run it in inside a Unity session: I recently ...
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Where are the brightness indicators gone? [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.10 LTS on my Dell Inspiron - 5558 sometime back and don't know what I did but messed up with some settings related GNOME and all. POOF!!! The brightness indicators, sound ...
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HELP! How to install GNOME on a SuperMicro SuperServer 5018R,a ZaReason ZR-130?

I just got my first server and it appears only minimal software is installed. How do I get the GNOME desktop installed? Am I required to install Unity? Right now, although I have a working ...
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Unity search doesn't find all files (16.04 LTS)

Why does Dash fail in finding files sometimes? I'm getting annoyed by this. First it was freshly installed apps, now it literally does not allocate the file next to the one it finds. If you look at ...
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Is there any fast switch between light mode and dark mode (light/dark theme) in 16.04?

Many Android apps have an option for light/dark mode (daytime vs. nighttime hours). I find that very useful at times. Is there any such option in Ubuntu 16.04?? It would be very useful for battery ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Unity Crash

a week ago i had issue with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS After logging in the system just hanged... Anyway i decided to upgrade to 16.04 LTS then i ran into the first issue when the installer loads it just hangs ...
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Bring application to foreground on double click [duplicate]

Whenever I have an application opened and I double click a file that has to launch in the same application, it remains in the background. For example, if I'm reading some pdf and then double click a ...
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Unity tweak tool broke unity [duplicate]

I was poking through the settings in unity tweak tool, adjusted a few things just to see what they did. Like window behavior on sides/corners multi desktops (forgot what they are called in ubuntu) ...
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Installing Unity3D with Wine

So I've been trying to install Unity using the famous scripts by Cauê and Tomza which failed. I just installed without the scripts and it installed though visual studio and VSTU failed. I tried to ...
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Unity not loading after a fresh install of 16.04

I just installed 16.04 on a new PC and when I log in unity does not load properly. All I can see is some popups flashing on the top right corner. I can go into TTY and when I try to launch unity from ...
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How to restore system default settings in ubuntu 16.04?

I am trying to restore the unity control center but there are always missing items even after I run: sudo apt install unity-control-center and sudo apt install ubuntu-desktop And this is what I ...
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indicators not showing up in 16.04

I have a number of programs set to start automatically (skype, whatsie, etc), but their indicators are not showing in the top panel. I have checked the system monitor and they are indeed running, but ...
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What is Unity-plug-in in Google Chrome?

I am trying to get Chrome's (and Chromium's) notifications to display with Ubuntu's native notifications. Linux Native Notification seems to do exactly that, but I am not able to install it, since it ...
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What file or setting controls user backgrounds in unity-greeter?

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial The unity-greeter background image for my user stopped inheriting my Unity desktop background. Whatever image I use, it is still stuck on Flora... Selecting guest user changes ...
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How to remove the other DE's which get installed while installing GNOME and Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon from the terminal and Cinnamon(Software Rendering) also got installed. While installing GNOME from the terminal and GNOME Classic, GNOME Flashback(Compiz) & GNOME Flashback ...
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Custom (editable) message for each user after login

The computer is being used by three users (+1 admin) and they use unity login. The three users come, use the computer and logout. I have to give some instructions, news and details every time they ...
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Removing Gnome and it's left overs from Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Gnome by repository in my ubuntu 14.04, just to give it a try. It happens that i don't like it and tryed to get back to unity. But, even removing gnome shell and stuff, the background ...
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Is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? [duplicate]

Right now I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity 7.4.0. I am thinking is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? In one workspace-01 I want all my graphic software icons. Like gimp, ...
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How to cycle through and open, open windows?

The problem with Alt-Tab is that it only shows you icons, and also groups windows of one app which are slow to separate. Also, the Super-W view showing all the windows at a reduced resolution is also ...
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Make Dolphin show EXIF date

I use Dolphin to manage pictures. I often want to know when a picture was taken. The information is available in the picture's EXIF metadata. PROBLEM: I haven't found how to make the EXIF metadata ...
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Activate first window on given screen shortcut

I'm working on three screens, and I have IDE opened on the right screen and browser on the left screen. While typing in IDE I'd like to move with one shortcut to first app opened on the left screen, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Progress bars are weird with a white box

I see this white boxes in progress bars whenever there are some text inside it. Please see the picture below. This is same for any application. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525, ...
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Amazon icon reappears in the launcher everytime I login

Every time I log into Unity, the Amazon icon appears in the launcher, even after I have unpinned it from the launcher and removed all packages relating to unity-webapps.
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Ubuntu 16.04 Login Loop/no launcher nvidia

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 15 (.10 I think) to Ubuntu 16.04, and had the login loop issue (where I would enter my password, press enter and then it would take me right back to login screen, same ...
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ALT key on Freecad software not working virtualbox (Host OS CentOS 6.7, Guest OS Ubuntu 16.04)

ALT key by itself is not working virtualbox for Freecad. However ALT+L (and some other ALT key combinations) are working for locking screen. I tried ...
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GTK THeme Weirdness

I've been fiddling around with ubuntu 16.04, and eh... I've somehow borken the gtk theme rendering of certain elements http://imgur.com/a/BTIuZ Right now Im using Arc theme, several other themes are ...
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Getting Gnome-Calendar to run with Unity (integrate gmail calendars)

I upgraded Ubuntu to 16.04 and came across the calendar application. However, in tutorials I found online I could see people integrating gmail accounts from the calendar settings menu. I could only ...
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Killing GUI background processes on logout

I am logging into Ubuntu 16.04, and have written a startup application that runs redshift in the background: exec redshift To start this upon login, I added it under Ubuntu's Startup Applications. ...
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VLC interface problem in 16.04

In VLC if I enter into full screen mode by double clicking, then after auto screen turn off time(The time of inactivity after which the screen turns off in idle mode) the mouse pointer and the control ...
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Separate icons for Chromium and Hangouts in Unity (Ubuntu 16.04)

I installed the Hangouts extension, but both hangouts and Chromium share the same entry in the Unity launcher, which makes it very difficult to switch between Chromium windows and chat windows (see ...
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Is there any way to save my session in Ubuntu 16.04 (NOT hibernate)?

I went through a lot of previous duplicates. But still.... Well dconf editor > org > gnome > gnome-session > auto-save-session is not working. It doesnot prompt me to save during log off/reboot. On ...
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Undeterministic black second screen [Ubuntu 15.10, Dell Latitude 3340 (hdmi) -> IIyama (vga)]

Problem: My second screen works most of the time fine, but sometimes it turns to black and is then difficult to get it back working. This behavior seems semi-random, that is why I find it difficult ...
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Do Unity Web Apps No longer Intergrate Into the HUD?

Do unity-web-apps no longer integrate into the HUD (x) and into the desktop (x)? I haven't used unity-web-apps since 12.04, and I do not know if it is simply not working or if this is a feature that ...
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Vnc Ubuntu 14.04 destop don't show menus icon

Just like the picture shows above, no application icon showed in the taskbar, my /home/sdfsd/.vnc/xstartup file are like this: #!/bin/sh export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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Flash Player alternative(s) to Linux

Is there any alternative(s) to replacing Flash Player that will integrate well with Linux and Firefox? I am currently running Mint 17.3 Mate and Unity 14.04.x (dual boot) with the latest version of ...
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How to cleanup themes/icons that I messed up

I've been playing a bit too much with my custom themes/icons. I started by copying them from /usr/share/themes (/icons) to ~/.themes (.icons). Then afterwards decided to delete the original files to ...
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After login, nothing but a black screen

So I tried to install Unity3D and it didn't work out. Each time I started it it would crash. Anyways, I moved on and did some stuff on blender. I switch off my computer and restart it a little later, ...
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Global menu bar is empty in Unity on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm running the new Ubuntu LTS (16.04) with Unity 7.4.0 (The default for 16.04). I've taken three screenshots. The first is the behavior I expect in Chromium. As you can see in this screenshot, I was ...
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How heavy is unity dash?

I live in a country where there is loadshedding for 12 hours. So i heavily depend on an external inverter. When I am using some resource heavy applications or playing video my inverter makes a certain ...
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Some programs fails to integrate with unity

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 32bit. Some programs not integrate with Unity menu: terminal, nautilus, Libreoffice, gimp. Some programs integrate: Krusader, Firefox, vlc. I have checked some system ...
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Run Command on Unity [duplicate]

Whenever I press the left CTRL key the following pops up: It is annoying me a lot because this means I can't do normal CTRL+C, CTRL+V. How do I get rid of this? I can't find it anywhere in the ...
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Why don't I get Unity as an option when logging in?

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04. I ran sudo apt-get install unity. It ran successfully. But when I log out, I don't get the option to log in again with Unity. This is what I see: I have tried rebooting. Did ...
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Terminal is not restored to proper size

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. The terminal is not restored back to its original size after maximizing in Unity. Is there any workaround? Or should I report a bug? In that case what should be the package?
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Another X-Server failsafe question

Updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04. Seems to have gone fine. On reboot I get the Ubuntu animation with the dots, then I get a low video mode dialog. I cannot get out of it, it has an infinite ...
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Why are installed apps not displayed immediately in unity dash? ubuntu 16.04

Why are installed apps not displayed immediately in unity dash? Well they do appear but with delay may be minutes, sometimes hours. I just installed variety and it is not showing up right now at dash. ...
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Media keyboard buttons not working

When I press the up-volume, down-volume and mute buttons on my keyboard, nothing happens. The shortcuts option under keyboard in preferences recognizes the buttons, and org.gnome.plugins.media-keys ...