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Unity launcher fails to auto-hide after 15 minutes of use

My Unity launcher is set to Auto-hide and hides however, about 15 minutes into using it, it just stops hiding and sits on top of my windows. I see here many are experiencing a problem with the ...
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Unity + Gnome 3 broke on update — NVidia card — OpenGL working

Think the title is fairly clear (system specs below) I cannot get Unity (2d works) nor Gnome 3 to load properly since an update run last Friday thus far I've tried installing propietary drivers ...
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Unity multi-monitor problem

I have multi-monitor setup where one (separate) is set above another (notebook). Notebook is set as main monitor, this is where launcher is. There are a couple side effects: When I open a new app, ...
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Is there a per-application volume control indicator?

There was per-application volume control applet for Gnome 2. There is a per-app volume control extension for Gnome-Shell. Is there any indicator applet for Unity like this two?
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Remove icon borders in Unity application switcher

In Unity's application switcher (ALT-TAB), each icon has a colored border (see red arrow in screenshot below). It is misleading, a bright icon has a bright border, making it look as if it were the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04. Show windows issue. Blank window appears

I've got a problem with an action "show windows" which shows all windows when I reach a right down edge of my screen (similar to Expose at MAC). Since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 this function has ...
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With Nvidia proprietrary drivers cannot choose monitor launcher appears on

It's awesome that unity now let you choose in which monitor you want the unity launcher to apear. However, once I've install the nvidia privative drivers I can't chose anymore. I force what normally ...
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Remove a shortcut from Unity

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and this strange shortcut in applications lens : There's no such shortcut file in ~/.local/share/applications/ nor in /usr/share/applications I've cleared files and ...
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How to stop Unity on the phone so it doesn't restart?

How to bring down the Ubuntu Phone GUI so I can test some Qt stuff? I figured that it's easy to put arbitrary Qt versions into home dir and run them without messing with the main installation. But I ...
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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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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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Black Borders - Different suspend commands?

I have the popular "Black window borders" problem after coming back from standby when closing the lid. I use a NVIDIA graphics card and Ubuntu 15.04. The surprising thing is that when going to ...
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How do I disable the automatic fade to black on lock? (15.04)

I have an issue where I lock my desktop, and it will fade to black almost immediately. It does not always resume correctly when "waking up", so I'd like to disable the fading entirely. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashing on viewing youtube video in google chrome

I am running the 32-bit version of ubuntu 14.04 and using Version 43.0.2357.81 of Google Chrome (google-chrome-stable) on it. Youtube usually works fine with Mozilla firfox, but as I start a youtube ...
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Windows are closed after unlocking

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a long time. Recently when I lock my computer and unlock it after a while, Unity starts normal but all windows are closed. I was willing to share some (actual) info, ...
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missing some icons in KDE 5 launcher and tray after installing unity

I have kubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. last night I installed unity desktop using the command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop on my laptop. but after first restart I missed some of my application ...
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System Logs out when unused for some time instead of going into lock screen

I have switched to XFCE4 some days back from Unity, but now i again switched to Unity. From that time onwards I am facing following problem. My system logs out automatically when unused for some ...
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Fast switching wmii and unity

I'm developing user interfaces, and while developing in wmii it's critical that I get the same user experience that users for unity would get. So does anyone know how to make fast switching between ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 keyboard shortcuts problem

I've noticed some time ago that some of my shortcuts in ubuntu 14.10. stopped working. I hoped that update to 15.04. will fix it but unfortunately that was not the case. I have problem only with few ...
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Always show menu even in unfocused windows

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I found out, that I can enable to always show the menu in the title bar of a window by using this console command: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity always-show-menus ...
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Show Copy dialog by default

In Unity, when i move files, I see this: icon that tells me there is a transfer going on. I would rather see the window with multiple progress bars that tells me what the disk write speed is, and ...
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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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Unity launcher question - Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I want to make the launcher flat. Does anyone know how to disable the "shadow' at the top? First question I've ever posted on askubunut, sorry if it's inappropriate or if I'm doing this wrong.
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Unity fonts changed after using GNOME

I have installed GNOME on Ubuntu, and after using it for a while, I decided to switch back to Unity. But all the fonts have changed to the standard GNOME fonts and I want to change it back to the ...
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Chrome window is off position after maximizing

when I unmaximize my Chrome window and then maximize it again, it appears to be redrawn incorrectly, see the attached GIF to see for yourself. What is even worse, is that Chrome still thinks the ...
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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How can I stop the sides of Unity windows from behaving like corners when I'm resizing with a mouse?

Sometimes, my desktop will get into a state such that when I click on a side (including bottom or top) of a window to resize it, then, in addition to being able to resize that edge (perpendicular to ...
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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How can I add a custom python indicator to the unity-greeter login screen?

I've installed a custom indicator called PRIME Indicator and it shows up in the top panel (next to date time etc) after I login. I would like to show the indicator before login on the unity-greeter ...
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Forcing appliation to open in the desktop that they have started

I don't know if this is a bug or feature? I have 4 desktops in my Ubuntu. I start an application in say Desktop #2 and then I immediately switch to Desktop #1 to continue working on another ...
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Changes in /etc/lightdm.conf.d/*conf or /etc/lightdm.conf makes any difference

I am trying to make my lightdm use a correct setup of my displays both for login and session. I have most likely misunderstood something here, but by reading the wiki I did the following: I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Super slow after trying to install nvidia drivers

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that has both an Intel Graphics Media chip, and a GeForce GT 525M Graphics Card. I recently clean installed Ubuntu 14.10 after having upgraded from 14.04 and running into ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Installing MonoDevelop “broken packages”/“unmet dependencies” error

I am very new to Linux, so please forgive me if the answer to my question is obvious. Since I am running an ARM device and can't install wine, I am trying to install Mono/Develop. The problem is, ...
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How to resolve my “loading icons” in compizconfig while loading Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox?

I'm running through the post about unity-doesnt-load-no-launcher-no-dash-appears to get my 14.04.1 loaded on VirtualBox. I've gotten to the step where I run ccsm, but it hangs at "Loading Icons...", ...
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Reopening windows minimized with Super+D

I've noticed this a while ago and I have no idea what to do to fix it or even if this behaviour is expected. Lets say I have 3 gedit windows open. Then I keep working on the terminal, firefox etc. ...
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How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
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Black Screen when playing YouTube Videos

The computer is a Toshiba Satelite Pro U300. It's worked fine up until a recent update about a week or two ago. When I try to play YouTube videos, the whole monitor goes black, and the computer seems ...
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Is friends app not supported in ubuntu 14.10?

I was using friends app till I updated to 14.10.I used to get notifications, Since I updated the feeds are not getting updated and I am not getting any notification from the app. Is it not supported? ...
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Ubuntu unity webapps not working in Ubuntu 14.10

I installed livemail and gmail in Ubuntu 14.10 but I get a blank screen. Someone said that there is an update needed about something called Unity-Schema something. Anybody knows a work around or the ...
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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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Unable to change to native resolution

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to change my monitors resolution to its highest native supported resolution: 1920x1080. It is instead stuck on 1024x768. After booting, and after LightDM first starts, ...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...
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Firefox globalmenu for Zotero Standalone

As far as I understand it the source code of Firefox is hacked in order to use the unity global menu. Zotero Standalone is based on the same architecture as Firefox (xulrunner). Would it be possible ...
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Add shutdown and restart options to logout confirmation dialog

I would like to have a more comprehensive dialog when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead of the classic I'd like to have suspend/reboot/shutdown options too. It was possible in my previous installation ...
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“Depends: ___ but ___-saucy is to be installed” type broken dependencies after Trusty upgrade

The installer threw an error near the end of the 14.04 Trusty upgrade. unity-control-center is not installed and upon trying to install it I now have a chain of broken dependencies which, after going ...
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Open apps can not be activated after a while

I just bought a system 76 kudu pro with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. When I have a few applications open and haven't used some of them for a while and want to use them again, it won't work. The apps are ...
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Unity 14.04 Desktop does not take focus for “focus under mouse”

I am using an updated 14.04 Ubuntu with Unity (regular setup, nothing fancy or custom). I have "focus under mouse" enabled. This works fine, except that the Desktop cannot get the focus - this is a ...
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Disable system shortcut for a single application

When I use emacs, I want to be able to use C-q (quoted-insert). However when I do that in Unity, the program quits since C-q is the system-wide shortcut I set for closing a window. I want to keep C-q ...
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Unity freezes from time to time (Ubuntu 14.04)

Fresh install of unity, it freezes approximately every 2 minutes for 10 seconds or so. When it freezes I am only able to move the cursor and switch between shell and gui (ctrl-alt-f2). Video ...
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How do I get the old lock screen in 14.04?

Is it possible to revert to the old (12.04-13.xx) lock screen from the current Unity lock screen in Ubuntu? If so, how can I do it from the terminal? I have to script this change across 200+ ...