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KDE: “Switch to Previous Desktop” goes to next instead

Not sure if this is a bug or not, but I've just set a shortcut in the system settings of KDE for "Switch to Next Desktop" and "Switch to Previous Desktop". "Next" Desktop works fine. Previous desktop ...
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Wine Application on Unity Panel

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Unity. I have some Windows Apps that would have a icon in the Toolbar on Windows OS, but now I'm using wine, so is there any way to make that icon appear on the Top Panel?
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Not Able to change the Launcher Icon Size & not able to unlock icons from Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04

I have never faced this problem before. It's been a 2 year since I am using Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday, I just installed the updates on my machines and when I restarted the Ubuntu,...
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Appearance of Desktop Automatically

In any folder or at in any location when I press any character for searching or use short cut key simply press any button from keyboard then folder disappear and empty desktop appear automatically ...
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How to collapse “Dash plugins” field by default in Applications lens?

When I go to the applications lens in the Dash, it always shows the "Dash Plugins" field expanded by default, while the "Installed" applications is collapsed. How can I set it up so that the "...
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Cannot enter Unity after upgrade to 14.04 LTS (Ctrl+Alt+F1 DOES NOT OPEN TERMINAL)

I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Cannot enter Unity. It shows black screen for a while and then it gives me login screen again. I have read already the article concerning some magic in prompt, but ...
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How to create multiple icons for Sublime Text in Unity's sidebar?

I would like to open two windows of Sublime Text and switch between them using Win+3 and Win+4 hotkeys. But Unity allows me to have only one icon in a sidebar per application. So I can't use two ...
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Vanishing desktop and no Bootable device

This is a strange problem, so I am going to try to explain it as best as I can. When using Ubuntu unity the left icon bar will arbitrarily vanish. In addition the network manager and time and ...
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Mate-like gui with unity-like window spreading?

I am inclined to switch to Mate, as that is the gui I like the best of those I've tried, that is supported with Ubuntu. However, I really like the way Unity spreads all open windows on a workspace ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop, onboard and update manager does not start as well

.Xsession errors has the following etc/X11/Xsession.d/20desktop-profiles_activateDesktopProfiles: line 31: $ERRFILE: ambiguous redirect Script for ibus started at run_im. Script for auto started at ...
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Way to turn off the “Keyboard Shortcuts” overlay that appears over the Launcher icons?

When activating the "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay, two things happen: the Launcher icons are overlaid with numbers and the middle of the screen is overlaid with a shortcuts window. The answer provided ...
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Thunderbird default theme not displayed correctly in ubuntu 14.04

L.S., The default theme in Mozilla Thunderbird is supposed to 'integrate' with unity, in the sense that it takes over the colors of the chosen gtk theme. This, however, is not working in my case; I'...
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How compile Unity for disable gesture on Ubuntu 14.04 (touchegg)

I installed Touchegg from source, now i'm trying to compile unity to remove default administration for gesture with 3 or 4 finger. I did this command for install all the necessary to compile unity: ...
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Error Minimize Window After Try Love Wallpaper HD

Sorry if the same question is already answered. I have tried to search, but I don't get the same problem. I just tried to use love wallpaper HD via Ubuntu Tweak. I selected one picture and ...
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Midnight Commander acts differently depending on how I launch it. Why?

If I launch a terminal (CTRL ALT t) and then launch Midnight Commander (mc) it acts as it should in at least this one way. The man page tells me that ALT-t will change the panel view from this to ...
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How do I get Ubuntu server 14.04 to display as if it were actually desktop?

This question is kind of misleading. Let me first explain what I want. End Goal My goal is to have a syslog server, using rsyslog, that has 2 monitors, connected to a discrete video card. I would ...
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Borders of windows panels gone, after customizing gtk(Numix) theme

so I have been trying to customize the colors of of a gtk theme to my taste, but after I tweaked the files and set the colors to my taste, the 1 px white border of the windows panels gets removed. I ...
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X-window freezes (Firefox) but becomes active again if I maximize the window

Occasionally the Firefox window freezes. The cure is to maximize the window and then I can resize it to the previous size. This happens very rarely (so its not a big problem). However, I have ...
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Issues with 4k monitor

So, I have a 4K monitor, and Ubuntu 15.10 seems to have issues with it. The mouse pointer will revert to a tiny pointer at times, like when hovering over the unity bar. I set the resolution to ...
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I tried to re-compile the unity desktop for ubuntu 15.04 but I'm having trouble understanding how to execute my results

I hope you will forgive me if this is not the right place for this question: I compiled and installed ubuntu desktop following the instructions given at http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/...
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Workspace switcher's “black transparency layer” over unselected workspaces

I need to remove/disable the [black transparency layer] like function that is called in the Workspace Switcher. The selected Workspace is normal when selected/hovered over, and the 3 unselected ...
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How to configure assigned floppy disk ownership for Unity 14.04?

The floppy disk device I've recently added to a previously installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop seems to be functioning correctly in GNOME Files on the unity desktop; however, media inserted into this ...
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Remove Unity 8 from 15.04 on Dell 11 3147

I tried unity 8 on Wily. It worked once, looked sort of blah. Restarted the Dell 11 3147, got 'No bootable devices ...'. Restarted from USB stick, ran boot-repair from Terminal, and now it opens with ...
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Steam loading with invisible window?

Steam was working earlier today. I apparently made a change that affected the operation, but I can't recall exactly when it stopped working. The first thing I know that I changed before verifying it ...
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How to change the launcher icon of folders/files?

Every time I open a new Home window, the icon showed in the launcher is this: It should be a "folder image" but the icon showed seems to be a "snail". I would like to change it for another image.
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Set Theme for Session

I'm looking into setting up a OSX theme on Ubuntu 14.04, but I do not want to modify the default Ubuntu session. I found this and this on how to add a custom session to lightDM. But I cold not find ...
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superposed characters in dash, terminal, gedit

after resetting unity and gnome installation of unity-tweak-tool my problem still persists. In the dash Application and the names below the icons are not readable because the characters overlap. If I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Control behaves weird

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC and after installting the OS I modified some of the xbd-settings, then I reset them back to the initial state. After that, my left Control key behaves like this: 1. If ...
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How to disable `Alt+Tab` in unity under 12.04?

I can not find Alt+Tab in Shortcuts of Keyboard of System Settings. Emacs need Alt+Tab. How to disable it in unity ? Thanks
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Have Chrome Apps Get Their Own Launcher on Docky

How can I get Docky to file chrome app windows (I'm particularly interested in Hangouts) under separate launcher icons? I've checked the WM_CLASS values, and for Hangouts I see this: WM_CLASS(STRING)...
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LightDM doesn't display topbar and toolbar for user

I had my laptop running some rsync stuff over night. Unfortunatelly, I somehow forgot to plug it. When I started the laptop today every thing seamed fine. It booted, there was the loginscreen and I ...
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new workspaces took over my teo original workspaces out of the blue Ubuntu 12.04

After several failed boot sequences I managed to login but got four new workspaces. Two are attached to my two original workspaces. Another two workspaces are independent. I can´t work in the original ...
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wallch icon has moved and is distorted

The wallch icon used to appear in the top left corner of the screen, over the top of the circular red close window icon (as reported in Move or remove the wallch button on top left). It now appears ...
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Menu item for suspend-to-RAM missing for just one user

In the menu from the upper right of the gnome desktop of my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (the settings symbol with the current username) I find a menu item "Bereitschaft" to suspend-to-RAM for all but one  ...
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Multiple boot system

I have 4 Ubuntu operating systems on my grub. And each distro has grub installed. Ubuntu Unity 16.04 Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Kubuntu 14.04.03 LTS Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS So the grub can be confusing! I ...
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Cannot boot into console after installing Unity on Ubuntu 15.10 LTS LAMP server

A Newbie question: To make some of the tasks easier until I am thoroughly settled into console commands I installed Unity on my Ubuntu 15.10 Server. All works. Now for speeds sake, and to force ...
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Ubuntu weird startup application window

I have a relatively fresh installation of Ubuntu that has mostly standard packages installed (or 2 ppa's added). Recently, something changed in my system and am not sure what it is. When I log in, I ...
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Add parameters to Terminal launcher called by shortcut

I installed Terminator app and it is auto-replaced default gnome-terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut, but now I want to add parameter like "--geometry ..." to Terminator call. How I can do that? I tried ...
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Placing launcher on secondary display

I have two monitors and am using the 352.63 NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 15.10. I'd like my right hand monitor to be my primary, but have my launcher placed on the left hand monitor. In the "Screen ...
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A java program with a long title prints nothing on titlebar

I have a JFrame where I want to setTitle with a text string. The title can be fairly long (50-80 characters). For years now if I resized the window, Java would just truncate my string and show ...
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Cairo-Dock doesn't dissapear from alt-tab

Cairo-Dock still appears in the alt-tab switcher for me, despite following the accepted answer for Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]. To verify that I have set it up correctly: I went to ...
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unity dash icons missing

Some system icons in the unity dash are missing, as displayed in the picture below, such as System Settings, Details, etc. How can I get them back? I tried to change to another theme, but it didn't ...
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Unity Desktop Environment Crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when I choose Unity environment to login it login then blinks and logs me out again. What caused the problem: The last thing I was doing is that I was changing the ...
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unity launcher and top menu bar missing

I am using ubuntu 12.04 dual booted along with windows 7. Things were going smooth till now, but with the latest UPDATE, the unity launcher and the top menu bar are missing. Except terminal no ...
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Virtualbox upgrade broke ubuntu

Forgive me, but I didn't document this problem and I can't really reproduce it since my computer isn't really working right now I recently tried to upgrade virtualbox on ubuntu from 4.3 to 5.0. ...
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No dash, menu appears in black, compiz bugged on 15.04

Recently I upgraded form 14.04 to 15.04 and my desktop came with some bugs. I can't see the window's buttons, the drop downs menus appear in black and my file manager or terminal can't be seen. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unable to wake back from suspension

Okay, bear with me for a second So yesterday my battery tray icon had stopped showing up, which is kind of important to me, also I received no warning whatsoever when the battery was low, so my ...
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Lightdm not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04.3

Recently I installed ubuntu-gnome desktop and then purged the same after trying and I have chosen my default desktop manager as lightdm and there is nothing like gdm as I have purged it also.The ...
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How to change background color in Gnome Tweak Tool?

I developing my own mod for Zukimac theme and when I change .background { color: @theme_fg_color; background-color: @theme_bg_color; /*#d4d4d4*/ } to .background { color: @...
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Eclipse tooltip disapearing too fast

My eclipse tooltip is disappearing too fast and I literally have to be as fast on the trigger as when I'm playing cs go to do an import. I'm not sure if the problem arose when I installed a new theme ...