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How to automatically run a script once, after installing lubuntu from a pen drive?

I've got this usb stick I'll send to my sister, and I couldn't put int Ubuntu in it (just little less than 1 gb and few MB short of fitting in 14.04). So I decided to go with Lubuntu. Then, I've ...
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Can't run unity-control-center

If anyone knows whats causing this I'd appreciate it ➜ ~ unity-control-center (unity-control-center:1895): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'unity-control-center' received an X Window System error. This ...
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Nautilus launcher icon no longer contains Places and Bookmarks on right-click (14.04.02)

I had nautilus crash (apport caught it, so I guess I can still locate the logs if it might help) the other day, and afterwards the icon on the side launcher opened a new 'identical' nautilus icon ...
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Ubuntu Tweak Doesn't Have Workspaces Pane

I am trying to change the number of workspaces available on my ubuntu install and I have been following this but I don't have the workspaces pane as an available tweak in the tweaks tab in ubuntu ...
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How to enable alpha-transparency for windows in custom Xsession?

I want to run my software in kiosk mode (on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS). For that reason, I add a custom X-login via... /usr/share/xsessions/mycustom.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=My Custom ...
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How to prevent hot corners when playing games on full screen?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and I love the hot corners feature, but it still works when I'm playing games on full screen (like Dota 2). So, during the game, if I pass the mouse around some ...
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Will all apps running on Mir look like a phone on the desktop? [closed]

Maybe it's too early to know anything but is it right that all apps running on the new Mir, will by default open on the desktop in a rectangular shape, similar to the size of an average phone? I saw ...
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Way to disable top panel on second monitor? or at least hide it properly

when im running a video in fullscreen in vlc on my second monitor or any other video player the top panel bar appears as soon as i give focus to an application on my main monitor. Have never seen this ...
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how put vmplayer desktop shortcuts to launcher?

my OS: Ubuntu 14.04 I have following desktop shortcut that starts WORD.EXE from windows VM: alx@sup ~$ cat ~/Desktop/Word.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Version=1.0 ...
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Drag-and-drop file onto executable in Quick Launcher

I wish to drag files from Nautilus onto a certain executable (.desktop file) in my Unity quick launcher (so that the executable file will run with the path of the dragged file as its first argument). ...
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Darkening the terminal's window-shadow (or changing its color)

I recently darkened my terminal's background (easier on the eyes!), but now, when I put multiple terminals on top of one another, they kind of meld together. Previously, the shadow was what made it ...
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(14.04) How to disable ALT (Hold) - “Reveals application menu”?

I looked at How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? and the accepted solution doesn't work for me. The second-best solution uses ccsm which seems to be recommended against. I ...
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Remove disabled menu item “Clear” from messaging indicator

How can I remove that useless "Clear" menu option from the indicator? I've tried checking out com.canonical.indicator.messages. But there's no trace of this "Clear" item there.
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Dash No Menu on an User Account

So my ubuntu doesn't have dash and menu bar after I logged in. But when I create and logged in as another user or logged in as a guest, the dash and menu work normally. What do you think went wrong ...
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Is it possible to get notifications on lock screen on ubuntu unity?

As we already know on Gnome lock screen we get notifications such as pidgin chat notifications etc. Same like Gnome, is there any command, configuration or software we need to change to get ...
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Does anybody know the view plugin that appears on the mid-click. I remember it was a circle with some useful buttons

I had this plugin 3 or 4 years ago and found it on omgubuntu. It looked like the circle panel that appears where you click. Just like the compass. So many years past I wonder if it has support for ...
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When I try to install an app from the software center I get an error message [duplicate]

Hello Ubuntu community! So ever since I updated Unity to 14.04 I have not been able to install any of the apps from the store. After I click the install button a message pops up that says "you are ...
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How to uninstall Gnome Desktop

I installed the gnome desktop (not the shell) alongside the default Unity desktop but I decided to not use it as I prefer the Unity desktop. I want to uninstall gnome. I already tried the cd ...
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Change brightness works in Unity but not spectrwm

I use spectrwm so I want to be able to adjust the screen brightness using command line tools. However, none seem to be working. The odd thing is that if I run Unity and access the "Brightness" ...
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How to change the title bar font color of the Radiance Theme (gtk-3.0)

There are a number of question/answers on changing the Ubuntu gtk-3.0 themes. I have changed the title bar color and added borders. However, I can't figure out how to successfully change the font ...
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Installed the Arc Theme, it doesn't look right

I just installed the Arc Theme, however it doesn't look right. As you can see here, mine looks completely different and looks like it's missing textures and other things: Whereas the normal theme ...
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How can I start Ubuntu in a minimal GUI similar to the installation?

My setup requires an Ubuntu installation that doesn't (to the layman) allow any access beyond what applications are automatically started. I'm open to suggestions as for other solutions, but my ...
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How do I make programs start maximized?

I would like all programs to start fullscreen, unless specified otherwise. Is there a system-wide setting I can flip? Ideally I would prefer if there was a single setting that I could activate from ...
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Can't change wallpaper from terminal

I tried all the other solutions to this question. Every time I edit my settings in dconf as root, they are overriden by something. The same goes for when I edit my user file in ...
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How do I fix desktop size? (see image)

I tried installing kubuntu-desktop for RDP. However it changed my Unity desktop a bit and I didn't know it was loading masses of other apps. So I removed it and it left the desktop changes ...
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Help window automatically opening every time for opened window

Whatever I'm working, every time a help pop-up is opening. Like when I am working on terminal, terminal help is reopening every time. If Mozilla is opened, Mozilla help is opening ... I am new to ...
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File disappeared after cutting name when renaming

I use Ububtu 15.04 with Unity interface. While I was editing a file's name, I accidentally selected the entire name (without the extension) and pressed ctrl+x and Enter. The file disappeared. Where ...
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Unity Panel not showing in 14.04

when I log in to my account, it only shows the wallpaper and one folder I have on the desktop. I found some answers where they tell me to open a terminal and reset unity settings, the problem is that ...
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How to apply a fix to a bug?

I have reported a bug a few months ago. And now seems that bug has been fixed as its status shows "fix committed". And also sounds that it is going to be released in the next version of Ubuntu, i.e. ...
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display in grayscale

I need to show my desktop in gray-scale mode. On MacOS I can do it in accessibility mode. I tried with compiz config but the color filter was removed from Ubuntu 14.04. Who can help me? I use Ubuntu ...
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How to safely remove the gnome desktop and return to Unity?

I've installed the gnome desktop env on my ubuntu 15.04 version. Now I want to remove it completely! Can someone give me the list of items to be removed using apt-get remove to remove gnome? I used ...
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Open terminal keyboard shortcut not working, launcher and top menu disappeared.

Ubuntu Version 14.10: My Unity bar and top menu bar have disappeared. I cannot open terminal like they said to open the terminal using the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+T, but it didn't work. I install ...
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“P” letter disappeared from GUI

I use Ubuntu 15.04, and today, the "P" letter disappeared from most of ubuntu related GUI interfaces. I noticed it still appears in webpages though. What could have caused this? How to fix this?
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Install Ubuntu - no LiveCD or USB [duplicate]

I have just come back onto my laptop to find that Ubuntu isn't loading the Unity interface, only the desktop icons. (Probably a bad update or something) One of my desktop icons is Netbeans - which I ...
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Launcher disappeared

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. It worked for approx. 2 days. But today when I turned it on launcher & Menu bar was absent & ctrl+alt+t was also not working. I tried "sudo service lightdm ...
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14.04 How to round bottom corner of windows?

How to round the bottom of windows in Ubuntu 14.04? In unity.css file I've added border-radius but nothing changed: UnityDecoration.bottom { background-image: none; border-radius: 0 0 6px ...
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Issue reinstalling Unity

A while ago I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and played around with some themes. Now I have issues reinstalling Unity; $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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Certain keyboard shortcuts stop working when closing laptop lid with external monitors connected

I have an Asus Zenbook UX303LA laptop and I'm working with two external monitors connected to HDMI and mDP ports on Ubuntu 15.04. When I close the laptop lid, I get the error that ...
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HUD only searching the active app

I was using 12.04 until now. As I made a clean install of 14.04 I got really surprised about the HUDs behaviour. In 12.04 the HUD searched everything including the active app, the apps in the ...
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With CompizConfig zoom, touchscreen cursor is in wrong position

On LTS 14.04, I'm using CompizConfig Settings Manager to zoom in on part of the desktop, and I've enabled 'Toggle zoom area lock' because I want to be able to interact easily with the calculator app ...
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Ubuntu stucks often even in gnome-fallback and gnome session?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron N5050. I have switched to gnome-fallback mode since unity is not so good. i opened 4 tabs in google chrome , media player and a file manager, when i want to ...
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Webkit-greeter only changes after a restart, not when logging out or locking computer

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed the lightdm-webkit-greeter using sudo apt-get install lightdm-webkit-greeter then, I did the following to get the greeter I wanted: cd /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/ ...
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Chrome Notifications No Longer Display (14.04)

I recently reinstalled 14.04, and Chrome notifications worked great for about 2 days, after which there were no gmail notifications or Now cards and now there isn't even the bell icon. The Chrome and ...
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How can I profile Unity (lightdm) in Ubuntu 15.04 to help resolve performance problems?

I'm having some performance issues in Unity on Ubuntu 15.04. The Unity dash lags and many applications lag when being resized or fullscreened on 4k resolution. Let me preface this with a few things. ...
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Cannot see sound output device after login in Ubuntu 14.04. No device listed

I know this is perhaps a popular problem among Ubuntu which has a lot of resources as solutions. But what makes my problem unique is that the initial login sound of Ubuntu Desktop is heard when my ...
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Dedicated menu bar inside a window in Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity

Does somebody know how to configure Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity to show menu bars inside a window without covering the window title? I know it is possible to display the menu bar inside the title bar ...
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Assign default keyboard language per-application

Is it possible to assign default keyboard language for specific applications? I know that there is an option to always start an application with a default keyboard language but this is not what I ...
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No dash, login loop [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 15.04. I get to the login page, type in my password (Unity is visible at this point), I then go to a blank page with my wallpaper and my cursor. After about 5-10 seconds the screen ...
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How to change the position of Unity dock/dash to the bottom? [duplicate]

I am a a usual ubuntu user and I love to customise a lot. So I would like to change the dash panel on the left to the bottom. How can I do that? Please help. I have tried a lot but its not easy as ...
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How can I remove the shadow at the top of the unity launcher?

I'm using a theme (based on Ambiance Grey) where the slight shadowing that is present at the very top of the Unity launcher is visually disturbing (see image below), and would like to remove it. ...