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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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Cannot get webapps to work after upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04. But I cannot use WebApps. In fact there is no sign of them anywhere. Firefox and Chromium are not prompting for integration. I tried re-installing both ...
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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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Can I prevent title bar going blank on non-active full-screen app? (multiple monitors)

Eclipse displays the full path to the selected file in its titlebar, for example, "Java - product/src/com/whatever/Widget.java - Eclipse Platform". When I switch to another window, this disappears. ...
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“Change wallpaper” option doesn't work

I have installed Ubuntu-GNOME then installed Unity desktop and I can't change my wallpaper! When I click on the option, the one thing that appears is the system settings window, without the option to ...
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Unity Freezes when pressing Control-S in a program

I don't really know where to start but this is sequence: I press Control S in Geany / Libre Office, etc. Suddenly, I loose tob bar and side bar. I can't select anything. Keybinds don't respond. I ...
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unable to monitor my network switch through nagios

i have configure nagios to monitor switch and it also shows 0 warning and 0 error. But switch not shown in host group. please help me
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Unity not starting in 3d anymore

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. It was all working fine. But all of sudden Unity is now using 2d emulation mode. In the logfile (.xsession-errors) this line is found: Info: Unity is not supported by your ...
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Unity Mail. How can I open a new message by clicking on it?

How to make unity-mail to open new massages by clicking on it? I mean not opening the GMail page, but open the message.
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Can I make the task switcher icons bigger in 12.04?

Perhaps just because it's jarring moving between my Mac laptop and my desktop, I'd like to have larger icons in the task switcher that appears when using alt-tab. I'm running 12.04 with Unity. I don't ...
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thinkingrock 2.2.1 sometimes hangs on launching in Unity

thinkingrock (TR) 2.2.1 worked correctly in my Ubuntu versions which are less than 12.04. Someday I have updated the system and seen the problem. When I clicked on the TR icon to launch it I saw the ...
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Unity does not load, alt-f2 does not work

I have installed 12.10 on a new hdd. After rebooting, I log in but only see the background and mouse cursor. I can ctrl-alt-t to get terminal, and ctrl-alt-f1 also to run commands. however no ...
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Global menu not working in firefox 19

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Firefox 19, "global menu bar integration 3.7.2" extension has been installed and enabled. Unfortunately the global menu integration does not work, there is still the ...
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Display issue with G580 lenovo laptop

bumped with one more problem on my new laptop Lenovo G580 with nvidia display card, changed my BIOS setting of display from optimus to UMA this caused my display behave weird I get a initial error ...
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Is there a way to restrict Alt-Tab to switching between applications in Unity?

I'd like to get behavior similar to that on OS X, where Alt-Tab only switches between applications as a whole and never between windows in the same application. Is there a way to achieve this?
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Menu: highlight as you type

In windows (or other linux environments like openbox) , when you have a program menu, context menu, applications menu, start menu or whatever you can press any key on you keyboard to highlight the ...
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How get nautilus don't change nautilus-home launcher in dash

Want to use my own custom menu for nautilus-home, but nautilus change it when it's running. How can I disable it?
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How to find *why* I can't bind some keyboard shortcut (or which app took it)?

In short: is there (under Unity) any way to find out which application grabbed some global shortcut? I do not ask for "standard shortcuts" but for some way to get information about actual shortcuts ...
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Compiz crashing after initial Ubuntu 12.10 installation

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 to my Gateway E-Series with a VGA 82845G graphics controller. Compiz crashed and terminal message error indicates that Unity is not compatible with my graphics. This ...
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How to use Gnome/Unity in my VM?

I've installed Openbox in my VirtualBoxed Ubuntu Server for having a simple GUI, but decided to put Gnome for taking advantage of the clipboard integration with the virtual machine and having a nicer ...
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Unity Mail handling hotmail accounts

I've configured Unity Mail so it monitors 1 hotmail email accounts. It don't correctly notifies me about new messages. Is there a possibility of configuring Unity Mail so it can handle hotmail ...
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libgl error, unity and compiz not starting

Recently, on startup, my unity and comiz have stopped working. Also, I'm seeing a lot of this error: [vj]:~$ LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p libGL: screen 0 does not appear to ...
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Why won't Unity launcher re-appear when all windows closed/minimized?

Why doesn't the Unity launcher re-appear when all windows are closed/minimized? It would be more practical to design it this way rather than having a completely blank desktop, especially for new ...
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Can't log into Unity 3D. Ubuntu 12.04, ATI graphics card

I realize this question has been asked previously. However, I do not have an NVidia graphics card, I have an ATI Radeon graphics card. When I try to log into Ubuntu regularly, it logs into 2D mode ...
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why is UNITY pixelated compared to KDE?

I have been using unity for a long time and when I tried kde in the same resolution settings the space was much bigger I don't know if this is a problem in unity in general but if it's not can you ...
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Noobslab theme tiny glitch?

I have a dark theme on 12.10 I really like that has 1 issue. Every dark theme I've tried with unity and GTK has been showing light shaded characters on google or any other white colored search bar or ...
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Problems with wireless connnection

I have Ubuntu with Unity and KDE interfaces. And my wireless connection to the Internet via one router(only this) in KDE is much faster than in Unity. What can be the reason?
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How can i change navigation keys for results produced by HUD

Once the HUD is invoked how I can remap keys for navigating through its results? For example, ctrl + j for go down and ctrl + k for go up. Thanks in advance.
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Starting a program after login

I want to run clipit automatically after login. It sits on Unity's menu bar so I presume it has to be called after Unity is loaded. I have searched for other questions on "how to run a command after ...
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Unity launcher: launch second app from results

How do I quickly (using keyboard) launch the second result of unity's launcher. Example: How do I launch Advanced Settings? The fastest way I found is to do Down Down Right and that is SLOW.
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KDE Plasma-styled menu and UI in unity [problem]

i don't know what i've done, why it happened but although i'm running ubuntu 12.04 with unity, but in some applications(libre office, gimp, chromium, compiz config manager,...) UI and menus are just ...
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clicking top circle window freezes the computer and distrubes video

I don't know if I use gnome or unity. I have the problem described in the title. can I somehow fix it or uninstall the circle thing and use some alernative of it ? Circle thing does not have a ...
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music lens shows duplicate entry, and music wont play?

My music lens shows dual entry, and none of them will play. here is a screen-shot . My media player of choice is banshee. I haven't imported my music in Rhythmbox only banshee i am running 12.10 ...
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Fuzzy matching in Unity?

Ok, I used Unity long time ago, and now having another stint. As far as I can recall in the search bar that you get after clicking the Ubuntu button it used work on principle of fuzzy matching. For ...
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After installing cinnamon 1.6 the unity desktop environment has some cinnamon settings

Issue: After installing cinnamon 1.6 the unity desktop environment having some cinnamon settings. Yesterday I installed cinnamon 1.6. It causes some changes in my unity desktop environment. After ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 GUI slows down after 20-30 minutes

Several weeks ago, I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (dual booting with Windows 7) on a new SSD in a Dell XPS 17. It starts up fast and runs fast, but ever since yesterday, the GUI slows to a crawl after 20 or ...
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Menus are displayed wrong

Mean While My Mail Notifcation Icon Not Displaying Perfectly It `is Looking Like This And Finally Why i`m Getting Borders Around The text :( And Actually It Should Not Look Like This Theme ...
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Graphics card fan is loud (additional graphics card drivers cause problems)

Okay this explanation is a bit longer ... but I start at the beginning: I've been using Windows 7 for a very long time, shortly after the release of v12.10 I installed Ubuntu via Windows installer. ...
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*Newbie Question* Unity stopped working, can't put it back on

While trying some compiz plugins, my Unity suddenly stopped working. Making me lose acess to my Dock, luncher, ETC (Can still access desktop). I am using Gnome3 at the moment, but i really miss Unity. ...
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How does the Unity Global Menu work?

I'm looking to do something similar to the Global Menu and I'm wondering how the Unity shell does this. How it gets the relevant menu associated with the active window is specifically what I'd most ...
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How do I make 3finger multitouch work on Samsung 530?

I have Samsung 530U4C. How can I configure 3-finger gestures to work? Choosing next photo using 3 finger "scrool" worked in Windows 7. If I use synclient TapButton3=2 I may use it as medium mouse ...
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Is it possible to enable the right-click context menu in the Unity search menu?

When I right-click on an icon in the Unity search menu, it doesn't appear to do anything - although when I click an icon on the desktop, it displays a context menu. Is this by design, or is it a bug ...
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Text Editor not showing in Unity

When I run the text editor application, it is not recognised by Unity. It run and show, but it will not appear in the launcher. From then, I can only access it but ALT-TAB. Also, if I try and open a ...
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Intermittent 100% CPU running e.g. Firefox or Libre Office writer on 12.04 Unity

Occasionally some applications lock and their windows goes dark or changes colour. This has happened most frequently when running Firefox but happened today when running Libre Office Writer and ...
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How to change “Ubuntu Desktop” from unity top panel

Now these days, I am working for customization of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition according to my needs. So I am working in chroot environment. I want to remove "Ubuntu Desktop" label from the unity top ...
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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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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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No panel, launcher and window decoration in Unity after using KDE

This is not a bug. I used KDE for months and I installed many things to make GTK apps look native in KDE 4. Now I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, but Unity does not show launcher, panel, and window ...
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Can't see Unity bar and Panel

I messed up my Ubuntu. What I did is that i Uninstalled CompizConfig bcoz two features were not working well. So I uninstalled CC. And then I restarted my system. Ubuntu fallback in 2d mode. So i ...
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Heroes of Newerth lagging periodically

Everything was fine on Ubuntu 12.04. Today when I moved to Ubuntu 14.04 and installed HoN everything was fine, game loaded game started normally, in the game everything working fine just I have lags ...