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Why do I see two network indicators in Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

After some updates, I noticed that there are 2 network indicators shown in the top panel. The first network-indicator on the left is the original one which is present in all Ubuntu 14.04 systems. The ...
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Input method icon invisible in Radiance theme

As I am Czech, but I also need to write in English, I am switching through Czech keyboard layout and English keyboard layout. In Ambiance I could see what keyboard layout am I using simply by looking ...
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Changing from Fahrenheit to Celsius in Weather Dash Plugin

When you search for a city and enable the weather filter the weather is shown in Fahrenheit. How do I change this to Celsius.
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Any way to change lightdm unity greeter background without changing current config files?

About changing lightdm unity greeter background image, most answers are to change /usr/share/glib2.0/schemas/com.canonical.unity-greeter.gschema.xml. Is there any way to change the default wallpaper ...
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Unity minimize not working properly

I have some problem with the minimize key in ubuntu it does not work properly. Only the last app I minimize, gets stuck,this also does not allow me to switch to other apps, but when I use the alt+tab ...
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Ubuntu System Messed Up!

I decided to install fluxbox on my system recently, just to try it out, so I installed it and everything executed fine. I logged into the fluxbox desktop and messed around with it for a while, then ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Recompile package (with applied .diff file) after every update

I have a .diff file which I use to patch unity source code and then recompile it, so I can remove trash icon from unity panel which is important to me. However after every update of Unity, the patched ...
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Display Settings in Compiz Cube

I Tried to change the settings using unity in compiz cube. I went to opacity settings in Unity tool and then clicked on new and then on '+' sign and then clicked on grab, then I clicked on the same ...
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How do I launch my script from a launcher?

I have my custom script in Ruby with read permission, which starts with: #!/usr/bin/env ruby I can run that script from the terminal by typing that path. I added a file with .desktop extention to ...
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How can I change the appearance of an icon?

Just installed Ubuntu 13.10 I am new to ubuntu OS. I did number 31, Google Services Launcher, of this page: What Custom Launchers and Unity Quicklists are available? I'm just trying to do some things ...
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Nautilus thinks it is always maximized when using Ambience Theme [closed]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 I have the problem that with the Ambience Theme no title bars are shown in some applications, eg Nautilus: It is also not possible to resize the window in ...
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Dash Home will not open

I am a first-time Linux user who has installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Dimension E510 that used to run Windows XP. I cannot get Dash Home to open. The other apps open: Firefox, Libre Office, etc., but ...
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Unity icon pointer locations in file system

I know this could be considered a duplicate question in some respects, but I registered for this forum for this specific question. I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I have found the reasonable ...
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Low Graphics Mode on COMPAQ computer

I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have an obsolete brand of computer with these specs: Compaq Presario-SR1500NX, 3000+AMD Processor, 256MB-PC2700 memory, 80GB-7200RPM hard drive. I am stuck with ...
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Which version for Acer AOD255E? [duplicate]

I have an Acer One netbook model AOD255E that currently has Ubuntu Natty currently installed. It runs exceptionally slow for some reason and freezes. Havent' used it in over a year and would like ...
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Why aren't maximized windows maximized anymore?

Some of my full screen applications aren't full-screen any more. In the picture below, Unity is only taking up a fraction of the screen when it should take up the whole screen. Also, Firefox and ...
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Trying to run GNOME Shell on 14.04 [closed]

I'm having problem starting gnome-shell on Ubuntu 14.04. When I do gnome-shell --replace I get the error org.gnome.Shell already exists on bus and --replace not specified What is wrong? ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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How to add “exotic” keyboard layouts on Ubuntu?

Checking the load-extra-items at org.gnome.libgnomekbd.desktop (via a.g. dconf-editor [). Unfortunately it still doesn't work for me. Can anyone help me with some walkaround (I'd like to enable the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Problem after manually installing NVidia Drivers, Unity issue

After manually installing Nvidia drivers (downloading nvidia .run driver) Laptop model - dell inspiron 14 3421 Video card - NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M I could still access the side bar(unity)/ Here's ...
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Problem with start session screen

(Sorry for my bad english) Hi Guys, my problem is that I unistalled a program (GVFS) and I used purge with the purpose of remove the dependencies, I used these commands sudo apt-get remove ...
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Is it possible to have a separate unity launcher for each virtual workspace?

I was wondering if there was a relatively straight forward (or not) way to have virtual launchers for each virtual workspace. I dislike the way a virtual workspace, say 3, will jump to workspace 1 ...
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is there a site which lets you download native Ubuntu applications?

Native applications being like http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/features/office-applications or http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/features/music-and-mobile (i installed Ubuntu through crouton on a ...
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Globalmenu doesn't work for some apps (Ubuntu 13.10)

After latest update of Ubuntu 13.10 global menu for some apps doesn't work. Global application menu bar is there but links doesn't work. All buttons that can be used are working, but global ...
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prevent java applications from creating tray icon

With Ubuntu 13.04 the possibility to whitelist (and consequentely blacklist) certain applications from creating a tray icon is gone. Since then the tray icons of Java applications and Wine icons are ...
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WINE works,but the launcher and the global menu bar are on the screen when running apps,why?

I used WINE to run Counter Strike 1.6 on Ubuntu 12.04 and everything works well,excepting that the launcher and the global menu bar remain on the screen.They just become twice bigger and when I'm ...
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What causes application window to 'fade'?

All, (using Ubuntu 12.04. Issue shows Firefox 28, but has occured with various applications) In the image below, Firefox seemed to have 'faded' after a script error I have experienced this with ...
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Help for a Linux newbie [duplicate]

What are "lenses?" I keep seeing the term in comments by people who have been around Linux forever, but it does not appear in any of the legends on the Ubuntu desktop. And now you people are driving ...
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cannot rearrange launcher icons

I am no longer able to rearrange launcher icons. I can drag the icon to a desired new position, but it will not drop. Also, clicking on "unlock from launcher" has no effect. It is not a mouse problem ...
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Problems with nvidia gt630m drivers

Hello i have used Ubuntu 12.04 for some time now but now i have encountered a really annoying problem that drives me crazy. I first got this problem when i updated my nvidia drivers, version 331 ...
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Using unity as console command launcher

I wonder, is there any way to do this in Ubuntu's Unity: press Super button type gksu wireshark enjoy Wireshark as root In other words: is there a way to execute shell command from unity line?
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How to deal with bug in 13.10 that freezes computer when resizing windows? [closed]

I'm a beginner to ubuntu and there's a bug in 13.10 than freezes the computer around every 5th time you try to maximize a window by dragging it up against the top of the screen. After this happened, ...
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Putting web links on the unity desktop

I have been trying to put a web link on my desktop. Researching on this I have found that some urls can be just dragged and dropped. When you do this with others you get a copy of the web page not ...
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Can I use unity web apps in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've learnt of the unity web apps and would like to use them in saucy, but I can figure out how. I cant seem to find any straight forward instruction.
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Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit: double click does not open applications

I have just reinstalled my Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. The problem is that if I click an icon on Unity, Chromium for instance, the application does not open. In addition, also a double click on a file does ...
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Unity tweak tool: how to disable window switching shortcuts?

I found the "unity tweak tool" the other day, and today I played around a bit ... and today I wanted to make some adaptions for the task switcher. There is a field for windows switcher shortcuts; ...
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How to create icon on desktop [duplicate]

Now these days I am customizing Ubuntu and I want some icons on my desktop in customizes OS like My computer Home Trash How can I create these icons on my desktop. And I am in chroot environment ...
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Set scaling back to default [duplicate]

I accidentally set the scaling settings at 4, and couldn't reset them. Is there any way to reset these settings back to default? I'm running a Microsoft Surface Pro (10.6", 1920x1080), and I cannot ...
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Not able to login with LightDM

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity desktop. Unfortunately I am not able to log into my desktop. After entering correct password it keeps looping back to login. Could you please help me to sort out ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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How can I disable quick search in unity file explorer?

When I'm exploring files and folders, and type some character, I would like, instead of open a search, to jump over the file or folder containing the name of the pressed key. Sorry about my poor ...
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Can't click on text fields

I'm having this weird problem with my Ubuntu since I bought a new laptop,sometimes without any clear reason it doesn't let me click on any text field and nowadays I saw that I can't click on the top ...
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Problem for using PlayOnLinux

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , so I have installed PlayOnLinux in order to get Ms Office 2010 in my ubuntu. I have succeeded to get Ms Office 2010, but my problem now is, when I open the 'Dash Home' ...
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is there a quick way to get back to windows7?

Is there a quick way to get back to windows7 when I find that ubuntu has loaded without my (knowing) prompting? I use windows 7 but every now and then I find that Ubuntu has loaded, I then have to ...
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Keyboard shortcut to focus on (idle) terminal

I would like to know, if there is possible to use keyboard shortcut to focus on first idle (non working) terminal window in unity (13.10)? Something like Ctr+Alt+T, but before opening the new instance ...
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Ubuntu 13.10. Where is my desktop environment? [duplicate]

Now (some minutes ago) I runned QT Creator to make my app for ubuntu. When I was starting my computer lagged. After 1-2 minutes I opened Dash (I'm using default Unity DE) to find CharMap. When I was ...
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Kdeconnect for Ubuntu

Is there an app in ubuntu that provides the same integration with android phones as kdeconnect? Now that KDE is a framework it mightn't have the same impact of installing libs into my Ubuntu install ...
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Increase Unity dash opacity in ubuntu 13.10

Is it possible to set opacity=100(not transparency) for unity dash(search)? I am not talking about blur effect. When i set no blur then unity dash looks full transparent. To reduce the load i want to ...
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“No executable specified.” Ubuntu SDK Unity8

Was working last night, but today when I started up again, I could not run unity8 out of QtCreator/UbuntuSDK. After building and running, it just states: "No executable specified." FYI; This is a ...