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Desktop icons not displayed

I installed kde for trying it in parallel with unity. Then i removed kde but now no icons is displayed in the desktop and my system is exteremely slow. I tried running bleachbit as root to clean the ...
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14.04 on Yoga 2 Pro: ELAN USB touchscreen issue causing theme reset?

On several occasions, I've booted up and logged in only to find that my Unity theme has reset to the default Ambiance theme. I've also noticed that this only happens when I log in before the power ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 scrollbar “universal” color changer

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 using the default settings and on the ambiance theme. I have installed Gnome color chooser to change the normal (or "legacy") scrollbar color. In Gnome color chooser In the ...
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Unity launcher in 14.04 problem

My Ubuntu 14.04 menu behaviour seems to have gone awry. I used to be able to access miniature versions of more than one window in the same app simultaneously. A further example: when Thunderbird is ...
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Add show desktop to menu bar?

I would like to add a show desktop button to the title bar (the bar at the top of the screen). I already know how to add a show desktop button to the launcher, but not the title bar. I would put an ...
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How to re-apply fixed viewports after resolution change

I have setup CCSM so that some applications always open on certain viewports (aka workspaces) using the Place Windows option in CCSM. The problem is that if I remove my laptop from my monitor or ...
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Shell specific theme

I am running ubuntu 13.10 with ubuntu-unity and gnome 3 installed on it, due to the way the gnome adwait theme looks in unity i don't want to have to manually change the theme every time I switch ...
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How to search in dash files that aren't in default places

I have some custom folders in /home, and I would like them to be included in file search with the dash. Subfolders, however, show up. There are some answers in askubuntu regarding some close related ...
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Problem with Notification Area and Eclipse on Ubuntu 14.04

Since the last week, I have a problem with the Unity Notification Area on Ubuntu 14.04. When I'm using Eclipse, (with Oracle Java 1.7) the Notification Area dissapear and, 1-3 seconds after, reappear. ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04 after trying to put Gnome3

So everything started when I decided that I want to spice up how my desktop looked. I have been told that Gnome > Unity so I decided to try it out. I referred to this website and followed the ...
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Unity Academic lens?

I found this old article to add an academic lens to Unity. I thought the idea was great, gave it a try, but it does not work. E: Unable to locate package unity-lens-academic E: Unable to locate ...
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Ubuntu: Unable to Change Background Image After Upgrading from MythBuntu to Ubuntu-Desktop

I've been running Mythbuntu 12.04 LTS for a long time and had a specific background image that was set. Yesterday I upgraded MythBuntu to 14.04 LTS. Today, I decided I wanted to switch my user ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sluggish performance

I have a very recently build gaming rig and i installed ubuntu 14.04 on it because i hated windows 8. The problems that i am having are weird sluggish performance when dragging windows or selecting ...
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Download file doesn't work from Gmail webapp in Ubuntu 14.04?

I thought I would give the new web apps of 14.04 that run in their own browser a chance, so I tried using the Gmail web app. I am surprised to find I cannot even download attachments -- though I see ...
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How to make Unity not merge vmware icons?

I have Windows 7 running in a vmware player in Unity mode under Ubuntu (for Outlook). Even though there are vastly different programs running in Windows, they are grouped together in a single icon by ...
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Unity dash not saving changes

I'm using an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04 and my Unity dash has stopped saving changes. So changes such as unlocking launchers or adding launchers are not retained after a reboot. I have no idea how to fix ...
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How to solve Unity tweak tool and Ubuntu tweak collision?

I have installed Ubuntu tweak and Unity tweak tool. First I used unity-tweak-tool --reset-unity and then I set the panel bar to transparent in Ubuntu tweak tool. Now the problem is that the panel bar ...
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Mouse cursor doesn't show globally

I tried installing a mouse cursor theme , and anytime i try and click on any mouse theme, it doesn't show everywhere. If i put the mouse on the launcher it it DMZ-black. If it's in firefox, it's the ...
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Display (compiz/unity) errors

When i press the "Windows" (Super) key the starter will appear as if i pressed and hold the key. When io swich to my other account it works fine resetting unity and compiz achieved nothing. Sound ...
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Update Ubuntu webapps to Ubuntu 14.04

I made some Unity Webapps for Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu 13.10 (https://github.com/eudennis/unity-webapps-tweetdeck, https://github.com/eudennis/unity-webapps-feedly, ...
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Can't get the Unity menu launcher displayed on the desktop when using a login account

After installing from disk Ubuntu 13.10 it successfully upgraded online to Ubuntu 14.04 but I'm finding that I can only get the Unity GUI (with its Launcher menu access to Firefox etc) by using the ...
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ubuntu kubuntu mixed desktop

I have the Kubunntu desktop Running and added the Ubuntu Desktop because i Like Unity more. My Problem is that some how Icons in Ubuntu Unity showed up from kubuntu. I have these in Ubuntu: ...
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Nautilus Bookmarks list NOT COMPLETE on “right click” Files on Launcher

On Ubuntu 14.04 (but also on previous versions) I've added 24 bookmarks to Nautilus, and when I right click the Files icon on the launcher it is not possible to scroll all the bookmarks (also the ...
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XFCE, network manager difficult to use

To get ubuntu working with the wifi of my Compaq CQ62 laptop I have to install an older version of Crunchbang. I then typically install the xubuntu packages to get the XFCE desktop or the kubuntu ...
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How to remove both 'unity-control-center' and 'gnome-control-center'?

I started off with Ubuntu 14.04 and decided that I wanted to change it into a minimal XFCE install. I want to remove unity-control-center, but apt-get installs gnome-control-center. Deleting ...
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How to have Windows force minimise to Cairo Dock

I just installed Ubuntu 14.0.4 on my HP Envy M6 via Dual Boot with Windows 8. I have Cairo Dock installed and I've been messing with its settings in advanced mode thoroughly, but I just can't get all ...
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Super key gets 'stuck'

Anytime I try to hit the super key, whether to bring up search or for a hot key, it gets stuck like it's being held down. I have to tap it once more to unstick it. It's not the keyboard I don't ...
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Problem with Active corners and Unity Tweak in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with Unity tweak tool. The problem is when I configure the active corners for reveal all the programs it is not saved between sessions, so I must configure them every time that I ...
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Unity 14.04 problem: fine from live usb, no dash and no launcher after installed

Last night installed 14.04:i386 on my netbook, from a live usb. Using the live usb, Unity works fine. After installed the system, there was no launcher and no dash. After spending hours of trying ...
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Unity Invisible when a fullscreen application is running

After a recent update I can no longer see the dash side bar if I also have an application running in fullscreen. I first noticed it when Playing Diablo 3, but I later checked it with a video running ...
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Increase the size of the arrow notifier indicating multiple open windows in different workspaces

I often spread work in different workspaces, and have multiple windows of the same application (example, Nautilus, Emacs) open in each workspace. These are indicated by the arrow (solid or ...
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Missing Ubuntu animations

I recently reinstalled my nvidia drivers & ever since then my GUI has been acting different. e.g - I can't see the workspace switching transition animation, workspace switches when switching ...
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After installation of 14.04 finished up with some unwanted items.

After installation of 14.04 finished up with some unwanted icons on the upper horizontal task bar, left to the other wifi, startup, etc. settings icons. One is the familiar "penguin" icon and another ...
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Menu have icons in ubuntu tweak not working

When I entered ubuntu-tweak to tick "menu have icons" I found icons only on mouse right click menu except cut,copy,paste... Anyway all window menu, once selected, show no icon near the corresponding ...
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Disabling the display of mounted partitions on Unity launcher

On Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit is it possible to disable the displayed shortcut to mounted partitions. I have included a partition that was not present at the installation time in the /etc/fstab file ...
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ubuntu 14.04 is frequently hanging

ubuntu 14.04 is installed in my asus k-55vd. it hangs frequently and after pressing ctrl+alt+f1 or f2 etc. and then after again pressing ctrl+alt+f7 it gets fix automatically, sometimes with a partial ...
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ubuntu admin user no unity bar and launcher

I have recently upgraded ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Now I am facing a problem, on login screen my pc doesn't connect with wifi it says "not enough privileges". Also when I login, I can only see desktop ...
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location menu:hover which gtk3 class themes indicator-datetime

setting .menuitem:hover or .menu .menuitem:hover does not help. I checked the source code gtk3 theme code etc I did also read the source code of indicator. The menu section is 100% code compatible to ...
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setUrgent is not working in a webapp

I'm developing a webapp and in Ubuntu 13.10 & 14.04 I found this issue: Unity.Launcher.setUrgent(true); It's not working from a web app. I was reading the Overview and I think it has to work. ...
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In ubuntu 14/04, ibus doesn't work with unity webapps

I just started using Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and touch Unity web app. I found an issue: I open an Unity webapp like unity-webapps-amazon or unity-webapps-telegram, I can't input any Chinese word by ibus ...
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Unity Web App for BBC News no longer shows notifications since upgrade to 14.04

Hi I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and I've been accustomed to having the notifications for the BBC News Web App come up but they have stopped since I upgraded. I use Firefox for the web ...
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Disable Menu items access with keyboard shortcuts

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing some issues. When I press Alt + another key it opens the top menu bar to the corresponding menu (for example, if I press Alt+F then it opens the ...
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Ubuntu Slower than Debian on 512 MB RAM

So, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My System Details are in the screenshot. My Ubuntu is very slow for me, I mean that when I try to open any application, it takes 3-4 seconds but Debian took 1 sec. ...
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Cannot set 'alt-a' as shorcut in system shorcuts

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I'm trying to set a hotkey alt-a, but the alt key highlights the menu bar and so when I press a it goes back to 'All Settings' and doesn't set the hotkey. How can I set ...
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12.04 'Precise Pangolin' disfunctional after upgrade from 10.04 'Lucid Lynx'

Hello all and thank you for your time reviewing my problem. I have used 10.04 (Which I believe to be a LTS?) Lucid Lynx with the unity desktop on my Lenovo S10-3 netbook for a couple of years now and ...
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Gmail Web App doesn't show the number of unread emails

I install gmail Web App. A Gmail icon appears in the unity bar, but it doesn't show unread emails. What should I do to show number of unread emails?
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What happened to my Unity Application?

Something is wrong when I try to search some applications in the dash. I don't know how to describe it, but you can see it in the attached pictures: I'm using unity 12.04 LTS, with Faenza icons, ...
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Stuck in Unity 2D

After performing an update on my computer today and after the restart my computer will not boot into the 3D mode. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this! Thank!
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Why will Screenshot not show up in Dash?

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, and am running into a problem I've not seen before. This is on an Ubuntu 12.04 system. I can't find Screenshot. I'm trying to take a shot of a screen from a web page, go ...
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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 ...