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Dark interface at applications after installing gnome-desktop

I wanted to give the gnome desktop a try, so I installed it (gnome-desktop package). After rebooting I could select the Gnome DE just fine. I wanted then to go back to using Unity, so I selected ...
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How to add panel indicators on a locked ubuntu

How should we add indicators on a locked ubuntu panel. In a default configuration when we lock ubuntu it will also stops showing indicators and shows this kind of windows. I want to know is it ...
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Ubuntu Menu won't show applications

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Ubuntu Menu A few weeks back I noticed that the Ubuntu menu was not showing applications. I've tried everything short of reinstalling Ubuntu to get them to show. The applications ...
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How to prevent Truectypt volumes from appearing on the launcher panel?

I am using Truecrypt for some purposes (yes, I know it is considered compromised but I believe it's enough for my case and I find it very convenient) and I don't want the volumes I mount with it to ...
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what is an application shows calendar events in DateTime popup in Unity?

I remember that I've tried to set various apps up to show my events from google calendar in dateTime panel in Unity. But I believed that was unsuccessful (newbie in Ubuntu) But for now, I see that ...
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How to remove gnome.desktop safely?

The command "ls -l /usr/share/xsessions/" shows me that I have both gnome.desktop and ubuntu.desktop installed. I log on with Unity and I can use my PC but some styles and colors seem to be still ...
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How can I fix E: unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I have ran into many issues istalling steam on my Ubuntu Chromebook, so I was trying to install the package libc.so.6. I was running the command sudo apt-get install libc6*, but still I have no luck.
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Unity Through VNC from scratch

I'm a complete newB to Linux (my last interaction with unix was pre CDE) I'm now setting up an Ubuntu server to replace a box by an expensive insecure competitor (ms) and need some form of remote ...
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Clear Unity search when the search window is closed

Is it possible to make the search bar clear after I click a program, or close out of the Unity search? Currently if I type something into the search, click the result that I want, then go to make ...
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Prevent overwriting blacklist for Unity.Devices when bringing system out of suspension

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have set a device blacklist for my Unity launcher to prevent my SD card's icon from appearing there: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices blacklist ...
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“Leftover” Application icons in Unity dashboard

I realized I installed the wrong version of Skype and uninstalled it using apt-get remove skype. Everything went well but when I launched my Unity dock, I could still see this file with the icon. Same ...
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CCSM messed up unity, launcher missing

I installed CompizConfig Setting Manager and when I launched it I just clicked the show mouse option. My screen began flashing black and changing resolution and whatnot so I clicked it again to ...
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Reduce delay for re-clicking a .desktop entry in Unity launcher

I have a number of homemade desktop entries in my Unity launcher, and I perceive that after I click on any of them, the clicked item experiences a delay of 5 or 6 seconds before it will respond to ...
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Unity keep changing windows manager/template i don't relly now [screenshots]

After ugrading from lts 14.04 to last release 15, Unity keeps constansly changing windows manager or gtk theme don't really know which, also, gnome 3 doesn't work, i also had mate and xfce installed, ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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Applications' screens positioning via CompizConfig does not work

I have 3 monitors and 6 virtual desktops (3x2). The tool is able to position application windows only on the proper virtual desktop, but not also on the proper monitor. For example, I tested on ...
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xorg discrepancies between Unity and Mate

After wasting lots of time with Unity trying to configure some 3 monitors with acceleration properly, i tried xfc and also Mate where the displays and acceleration performs well, out-of-the-box, ...
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Can't get Unity to reload after closing LightDM (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

Earlier this morning, my computer was running a little slow, and I decided to try to close Xorg using the System Manager(btw, I had done this a couple of times before without any ill effects). ...
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How to stop Unity from moving windows on its own between two monitors

I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with two monitors. I also have 4 workspaces configured. What I've noticed is that often, when I switch to another workspace and come back again, the two windows that ...
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Backend changes via Network Proxy GUI

I know the manual proxy can be setup using the network options in Ubuntu 14.04 and it works fine as posted in the link. What configuration files/environment variables change after saving setting via ...
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No login prompt to GUI after motherboard upgrade

After changing motherboard in my Ubuntu 15.04 computer I ran into problem with logging in GUI. For an instant moment I see a standard login window. Immediately thereafter the following window shows. ...
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Blank screen error on Unity 5

I installed Unity 5 using PlayOnLinux and wine 1.7.42 and everything went well. But when I open the editor I just got a blank screen. If I click to create a new scene, nothing happens... Picture ...
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Unity indicators missing

I messed something up while using CompizConfig. All of the indicators in the top-right (session management, time, Internet connection) are gone. How can I bring these back?
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A unity applet that acts as a symbols storage

I think that this applet existed somewhere before, but right now I'm googling and can't find it anywhere. I need an applet (Unity, Ubuntu 14.04) that show rare symbols that I may need to type from ...
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Vertical gap at hidden launchers place even for maximized windows after upgrade

Original Image Link I have hidden launcher with auto hide option, and use docky. This strange gap started appearing after I did a dist-upgrade recently to update system. Is there any solution for ...
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stuck on tty; cannot return to ubuntu-dekstop

Before this I had a problem with low graphics mode, then I got into tty trying to fix it. Now I can run apt-get update, but cannot install ubuntu-desktop because it is unable to locate the package ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 14.04

I was tried to put the launcher on the bottom with some tutorials that I saw on the internet. The problem is that after install some of them my launcher and dash are gone. But my files are still here. ...
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software center in my ubuntu 14.04 is crashed

software center in my ubuntu 14.04 is crashed 2015-05-06 06:18:20,287 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.Geoclue.Error.notAvailable: Geoclue master client has ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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Restore Network Manager to Global Menu Bar?

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and now I no longer have the option to manage he network from my global menu bar. I need this o connect to my VPNs. Any thoughts on how to restore this? Thanks
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What is the application None?

As the title, what is the application None? Sometimes I'm experiencing bugs with the unity menu bar of eclipse. In this short video I show what the problem is; at 10'', a report bug opens (you can ...
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How to disable grouping in Unity application switcher

How do you make the Unity application switcher ignore groups, so it always shows and switches between applications, and doesn't do any groupings? I've seen some similar questions about modifying ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Unity panel icons animations do not work

I cannot get to work unity panel animations for icons. All of them are enabled at Unity Tweak but still nothing neither launch animations or notice. Any clue how debug this issue ? Distributor ID: ...
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Cant login into Unity. Ubuntu 14.04

I've been using KDE for a year, I decided I needed a change and installed Enlightment. I was not convinced and now I want the classic Unity desktop. It doesn't work, I did sudo apt-get install ...
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Restarting Unity in 15.04

Last week when running 14.10 I used alt+f2 "unity" to restart Unity. Now, in 15.04, doing the same mi session gets closed How can I restart Unity without closing my session? Tks Jossaq
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No login background and Ubuntu logo after fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.xx

Got a strange problem. I use Ubuntu a few years now. Recently I've updated from 14.10 to 15.04. After that there was no background or Ubuntu logo with version at the bottom. Just violet screen with ...
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Active window changes when switching workspaces

I have a terminal open on Workspace 1 in fullscreen. My active workspace is now top-left, and I am typing in my active window Firefox. Then I press ALT-CTRL-DOWN followed by ALT-CTRL-UP, and I come ...
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Send window to back of alt-tab order

I'm used to the behavior in Windows where minimizing a window sends it to the back of the alt-tab order. How do I get this in Ubuntu Unity 14.4? Specifically, let's say I have this window order: ...
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Crawling desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server on an Intel S1200v3RPS server board

I asked this question earlier but have more specific situation to report. I have this new S1200v3RPS motherboard and it runs fine with Ubuntu except when it comes to using the Desktop. The desktop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Unity Runs very slowly on Intel S1200v3RPS motherboard with Intel Xeon E3 1231 v3 processor

I installed Ubuntu server 14.04.2. I have not installed any drivers or firmware updates for the motherboard. A look at Intel's download link for the S1200v3RP family of motherboards, shows no firmware ...
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“Forbidden” sign in place of active locale in Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit in VMWare to experiment with. I don't remember when the problem arised, but lately I see a "forbidden" sign instead of a flag or "EN"/"GR" at Unity. In Gnome ...
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My window border's theme got stuck to virtual box's theme

i recently installed virtual box. When i first opened the virtual box and closed it, my desktop theme got changed to virtual box's window bar theme and i can't revert it back. Note: Few days ago, i ...
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Unity 14.04: Cannot open Launcher because of NVIDIA screen corruption

I've just clean-installed 14.04 with Unity on my amd64 box, which has a NVidia 6150SE GPU. It's having a problem with screen corruption; after you login and try to open, say, the Unity launcher (if ...
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How to change monajat program notification into Arabic language?

How can I change the language of notification into Arabic? Program notifications appear in the English language and this is difficult to read as I don't use English in speaking. I only want to change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Indicators icons from choosen theme don't what to load

Indicators icons from default themes ubuntu-mono-dark/light don't want to load and system is loading others icons ( few indicators icons [precisely: power,sound,keyboard] not all in the theme ). It ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Not sure how to launch thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04

Wondering if anyone is familiar with thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04. I downloaded the thinkorswim_installer.sh to the downloads folder. I installed it by using a terminal: sudo sh ...
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How do you remove the transparent bar next to Unity Launcher?

I'd like to remove it, my background is very colorful, so it is a minor distraction. How do you guys think I could remove this tiny line?
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After installing MATE desktop some of the icons in my dash increased in size

Few days back i Installed MATE desktop on my system running UBUNTU 14.10. After the installation the size of some application icon has increased dramatically. Which is looking pretty bad. my another ...
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How do i stop the greeter from changing on lock or suspend

I have installed xfce on 14.04 unity distribution and every time I lock the session or suspend, my greeter changes from the unity default one to a xubuntu skinned one, I have not figured out why. I ...