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Is there any way to completely remove the launcher, not just hide it?

I would rather that the launcher did not appear whatsoever, even when I open dash. Is it possible to remove it, without removing unity? Hiding it works, but I don't like it being there with the dash, ...
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Desktop Window Manager won't finish initialization

I've had Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed for about 6 months now, and it had been working great until the Ubuntu 13 upgrade. The Desktop Window Manager (unity) wouldn't load, so I reboot into safe graphics ...
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Desktop won't display properly on monitor (VGA)

It flickered a lot during the 12.04 LTS install (it was still usable though), and the login screen is fine. But as soon as I log in, the desktop doesn't display properly, all I see is a black screen ...
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I want to get current path when I open terminal in current folder in Unity

I have installed the nautilus-open-terminal, so I have "Open in Terminal" line in the context menu, but in terminal is always path to the home folder. I want it to be like in KDE: in some folder > ...
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How to make Kubuntu my login again, and get rid of ubuntu

I tried installing ubuntu 13.10. After downloading I could select which ui top use, kubuntu or ubuntu. After updating and downloading proprietary graphic driver for ati card, my ubuntu is busted. ...
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14.04 Unity not working after reboot

Earlier today I finished an apt-get upgrade and my machine reported that it needed to be rebooted. So I shut everything down and rebooted the box. The shutdown didn't go as smoothly as I would like ...
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How to add themes 14.04

I am running 14.04 and using unity-tweak-tool I downloaded gtk2-engines-cleanice It is not showing up in tweaks or in settings appearance I want to add and change the themes from radiance to some ...
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How to properly install another desktop on Kubuntu?

After installing Unity-desktop on Kubuntu has a few problems: Dash does not show anything (applications. ..), it is empty. When I switched back to KDE then my network connection disappeared from ...
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Expo (workplaces view) isn't working

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 64bits, with effects enabled and window spread working. Unfortunately the expo view isn't working and I don't know why. 'Super + s' isn't working and so isn't the workplaces icon ...
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How to emulate middle button to open new app window in Trusty unity launcher with a touchpad

I read I need to mouse-middle-button-click icon in the unity launcher to open a new window. I could use a 3 buttons [wheel-]mouse, unfortunately I'd rather keep my laptop with no accessories around ...
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Unity “slow” to apply settings

Hello Ubuntu community! I performed a new Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits install (fresh new install, not an upgrade). All went correctly, but Unity/Ubuntu has a strange behavior... It starts correctly, but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 lts login screen extreamly Slow

I have ubuntu 12.04 lts and I had to reinstall it for some reasons. It hat to be reinstalled twice actually. So now that it's working fine I have one problem. The login screen it very slow. It takes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity Desktop in VMPlayer 6 in Windows 8 on Intel gfx doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in VMPlayer 6 on Windows 8 host. The installation was successfull, but on reboot the Unity Desktop is not working. The left panel is full with strange black slices and ...
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Compiz - Change Magic Lamp minimize direction to be from the side of the window

The (non-wavy) magic lamp effect looks great, however, it always starts the animation from the top of bottom of the window making it minimize up or down and towards the launcher. Is it possible for ...
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Unity cannot load with Intel card after an update

I know there is a bunch of similar questions out there, but none of them helpful for me so I created my own. After some updates Unity cannot load with Intel VGA. It's an Optimus configuration with an ...
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Change unity for gnome-fallback

I am trying to set up a couple of computers with Ubuntu 14.04. When we had the computers running 12.04 we were able to get users to log in with gnome-session-fallback as a default. However, I am ...
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Changing application Icon that appears in the top bar

I'm not talking about the actual theme icons, but I would like to be able to replace a couple of application icons that appear in my topbar. Specifically the 'worksnaps' icon, which sucks as it is ...
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How to hide close, min, max buttons on Ubuntu 14 04 Unity top panel for maximised windows that do not have focus?

If I have an unmaximised window with focus on top of a maximised window, the close, min, max buttons of the unfocused maximised window below are still shown in the Unity top panel in Ubuntu 14.04. I ...
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Recent update broke Unity on two of my installs

When booting, the login screen shows up normally, but after logging in all I see is my wallpaper. No panel or launcher. I can open my guake terminal with my keyboard shortcut which allows me to ...
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Launchpad duplicated and screen splited

After my last update of Ubuntu, as I usually do, when I restarted the PC, the Desktop appears duplicaded, including the launchpad. It's impossible to work since every app I open is replicated in the ...
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No result in dash for music, photo and video

I have no results for music, photo and video in dash. App search works well. Maybe it because language of my system is russian? ubuntu 14.04
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Why does Unity not extend to my 2nd monitor, even when it is displaying an X-Screen?

I recently added a 2nd video card to my system, but unity refuses to extend my desktop over to the second screen. Although the secondary monitor initialises when I boot and I can move the mouse cursor ...
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[HELP]How to modify icons position in Unity Launcher

Sorry for my poor english, but: I would like to modify the launcher to make it so: This happens when the launcher is loaded in autohide mode. Where are the files with these settings? I suppose I ...
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Arranging URL Shortcut Prompts to Copy and other Weird Stuff

On my desktop, whenever I try to move an icon for a URL shortcut, my pointer prompts me to "Copy" the location. Whenever I release the mouse button I get a Error while copying "/" message. I am, ...
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change the keyboard shortcuts to focus on doky

is there any way to change the focus of keyboard shortcut from unity launcher to docky? so when I press Super+1 the first app in docky will open not the first unity launcher app.
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Problems with tray icon from Teamspeak (14.04)

Last day I installed Teamspeak on my new Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). At first, I saw that the tray icon wasn't there, and in TS settings was activated, the icon. So I googled for that problem and I found a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity-control-panel System Settings not working properly

I am not able to see battery indicator on the main title bar. And when I go into System Settings->Power section I'm not able to see the settings which allows me to turn on/off this indicator. Also ...
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Unity not Working-Tried to fix through CompizConfig Settings manager

After long, hard trial and error, and reading other questions here, on ask ubuntu, I was able to type some code on CTRL+ ALT+ F1 or F2, it doesn't really matter, I then typed either cd /usr/bin And ...
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Leave the focus on the same monitor while switching desktops

When I switch desktop on one monitor focus switches to second monitor when there is window "always on top" and "always on visible workspace". How can I solve this?
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ubuntu 14.04 gnome crashed after installation

i have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 gnome and i was dual booting with gnome and unity but suddenly gnome crashed as when i open it it shows just a blank screen with a single arrow mark and nothing ...
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interface changed after restart on Xubuntu

Something happened a few times after using Xubuntu since 1 month ago. A few times after i restarted my laptop the interface was totally changed. The icons from the panel were different and almost ...
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Consistent crashing of system when debugging java using eclipse

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with unity for work. I've been debugging some Java code and every time I step inside a given method I have problems and have to restart my machine (4 times now). The only ...
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No apps appear in Unity Dash after gnome installation

I tried to install gnome 13.12 following this answer. First, I've encountered a problem of "failed to open session", I re-installed ubuntu-desktop to restart unity, and it worked. However, now I can ...
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Window size management: Remote desktop into 1080p from 1080p (How to)

I am remoting into a desktop that is 1080p from my 1080p Ubuntu using Remina(sp?) Remote Desktop. Because of the unity launcher/bar, I cannot do the full width of the desktop. With its own remote ...
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Improving performance issues on FL92 with UBUNTU?

Ubuntu 32bit 14.04 runs very slowly on my compal FL92 which runs vista and windows 7 just fine. I also have problems with the boot being extremely slow, about 5 - 10 minutes sometimes and the shutdown ...
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Clicking on the app indicators iin the panel causes compiz to crash

so I have been using 14.04 for a couple of weeks without any problems but yesterday, after I installed a couple of new apps(Classic menu-indicator,diodon,tlp) and now every time I try to click on any ...
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Desktop is non existent on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an issue where the "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS" label stays on the screen after logging in, the desktop icons are missing, and even right-clicking on the desktop yields no result, leaving the desktop ...
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Top panel shows on all three monitors (Ubuntu 14.04)

Is there a way to have it showing on only one? I tried to switch between unity, gnome and gnome XXXX Compiz in order to see what I liked the best, and I believe the three panels on the monitors then ...
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Acer C720, Crouton and an external blu-ray player?

Okay everybody be patient with me as I am not a computer geek, or genius. My question is if I installed Ubuntu on my chromebook can I use an external blu ray player to play blu ray movies? If so, what ...
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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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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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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, ...