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Have to reset compiz on every update to fix theme

I have Numix GTK and Icons theme installed, but every time ubuntu base is updated, I lose the theme. The only way to fix it (that I've found) is to run dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ Then I have to ...
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Top Panel not using Numix Icon set

I am using the Numix icon theme! How do I make sure that the top panel shows the Numix set, and not the default set.
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Why don't I get the latest Ubuntu for Unity

So I installed unity earlier and I checked my version of Ubuntu I only have 12.04 I reinstall u Ubuntu with unity again and I still have 12.04. Why can't I get 14.04? I was able to get 14.04 on xfce4. ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Indicator menu doesn't close on icon click

I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 to 15.04 last week. Since then, when I click on the Sound Indicator to display the sound menu, it does, but clicking on the same icon again sometimes doesn't ...
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Unity GUI won't start, compiz crash?

I upgraded and rebooted today and now I can't get Unity / X Window to start. I used to have it auto log-in since I was using the computer for kodi (xbmc). Now I get a purple screen with dots, which ...
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How are those dots called? And how to get rid of them?

sorry to bother you with such a pesky problem but I installed a few themes, and in all the ones I download, I have those lines or dots surrounding clickable areas. I chose an example where we see them ...
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Mininize Button of ubuntu is not working after installing themes

I recently installed mac os x themes, unity tweak tool, ubuntu tweak and installed themes from noobeslab.com . And after that my minimize button of desktop stop working properly. Also the system ...
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how to activate window environment after it was deactivated by compiz?

On my Ubuntu 14.04. I mistakenly deactivate my window environment, now nothing seems to be work the windows is just static, I cant go to the terminal or open up any application on my computer. And if ...
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Popup fonts in IntelliJ IDEA are too large, or bold/pixelated, 15.04 using tuxjdk

Here's a screenshot showing the problem: As you can see, where the autocomplete text exceeds the size of the popup, the font becomes strange. Similarly, the popup window has text much larger than ...
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Installed Nvidia driver, can't get back to unity

so i updated my video driver on my pc with the latest from the nvida website. I disabled the lightdm service and went to init 3. but after the install I cant get back to the unity desktop. it loads ...
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Problem mouse (cursor or pointer)

sorry for my bad english. I have version Ubuntu 14.04, I was changing themes with Unity Tweak Tool and I presented a problem: When I'm in an application, the cursor is "DMZ-WHITE", but when I'm on ...
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New windows are stealing focus

I don't like when in middle of typing password to one app, other steals focus and half of my password goes to wrong new opened window like IM chat. Can I prevent this behavior? IIRC same behavior is ...
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Window switcher iteration order

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with defaults settings(work spaces are on). I have several windows of the same app opened. I can switch between them using ALT+` But the iteration order is a mess, I don't get it, ...
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How to persist the top panel in Ubuntu

The top panel is missing or hidden behind some other panel on my Ubuntu 14.04. Also I see a bottom panel which displays my open applications. How do I remove this bottom panel and get back my top ...
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Workaround for unity compiz hot corners (and other) bug/issue

I have recently re-installed Ubuntu 14.04. I installed the Unity Tweak Tool and set hot corners for Window Spread and Show Workspaces. After rebooting, the hot corners were not working. I remember ...
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How to switch back to Ubuntu-desktop and Unity from Xubuntu-desktop and Xfce4

I'm having some weird issues. I'll try to explain everything I've done in the order that I've done them. 1) I performed a routine update last week on my Ubuntu 14.04.03 system. I was using Unity at ...
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Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet (CTH-661) not found by unity-control-center

I'm running ubuntu 14.04.3 and the wacom settings gui in unity-control-center not detecting my CTH-661. It's a bug i get only with the .3 release , 14.04.2 worked fine, 15.04 is also working ok. ...
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How to make Unity launcher to auto select the first matching application?

Is there a possibility to make Unity launcher auto select the first matching application just like this works in Windows? Example : I want to run sublime-text. I just want to press Super then type ...
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Major desktop smoothness improvement — can someone duplicate?

Cross-posting from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1496525: I just found this while trying to tweak performance in compizconfig -- I'm currently running 14.04.3 with all of the ...
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What process is launched when I press super+1…9?

I understand that the final result of this keyboard combination is to launch the app that comes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. in the dock, but I would like to know how I can identify the process that is being ...
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Mouse clicks won't respond in the majority of the work area Ubuntu 15.04 w Unity + Dead Unity

Guys this is going to be a long one since I need to describe the problem and subsequent actions in case someone can help. Keep in mind I'm an artist and not a tech guy so while I do know how to keep ...
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Any possibility to hide the borderline on the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like to know,is there a way to hide the vertical borderline that's visible to the right side of the Unity launcher in Ubuntu 14.04? Thanks!
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Unity dashboard navigation problem with remapped down arrow

Using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, I press the super key to open the dashboard and search for something. I can now use the arrows to navigate the results and select the application or folder I was looking ...
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Steam: Global menu intigration?

Anyone know how to integrate steam in to the unity global menu (Top left menu) ? I'm a fan of the tidy look of the menus been integrated to the task bar but steam does not do this and I could not ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 machine is extremely slow

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet from Utopic Unicorn. I'm a bit of a noob here. My machine was running great before the upgrade, however now, everything has slowed to a crawl. browsing ...
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Run script when logout/login wih unity in ubuntu 15.04

I don't know how to run automatically a script when I logout/login in Unity with ubuntu 15.04. Thanks in advance!
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How to get Unity Web Player working on Ubuntu 14.04

I followed all the instructions to install pipeline and then enable unity3d on http://pipelight.net/cms/installation.html, and then how to get unity3d working in firefox by following the link to unity ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 blank screen after login (many solutions tried)

I'm desperate, I need my computer but Unity doesn't seem to start after login on my Packard Bell tk-85. I just shows the wallpaper and the cursor. I logged in from Ctrl+Alt+F1 and tried many ...
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how to “undo” developing unity 7

So I've followed all of these steps successfully: https://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/unity/ Now I am wondering how to completely undo all of this. How would I go about running the ...
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[SOLVED]Can't close windows or move them, keyboard hotkeys don't work and task bars are invisible

This is super strange, my windows don't have the close, maximize and minimize buttons, I can't move them either, can't see my task bar and my upper bar, the one with the time and functionalities like ...
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The unity icons are missing in one /home directory and present in another

A friend has 2 disks. We used only 1 for a long time and partitioned it into a / partition for Ubuntu and a second /home partition for all his data. At some point all of his Unity icons disappeared ...
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After clicking on the Unity Dash icon all opened windows are flashing along with system tray & shortcuts bars

While updating Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 I noticed that one update (qmmp from a ppa) ended up in error (some process killed shown in the terminal). Later I saw that one dependency was not installed. I ...
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14.04 logs in to black screen

I've searched here on AU for similar issues, tried many things including most all of the suggested fixes from this question without success. (Trying hard to avoid getting the dupe post flag here!) ...
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Hide other workspace apps

Is there a way to hide apps that are running on other workspaces, so that my 'Work' does not look all cluttered with apps useless me when I am on that workspace. Yes, I saw this question but it was ...
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Disable Unity lenses in Ubuntu 15.04?

I'm sick and tired of seeing all kinds of results in the Unity dash when I start typing. I know I can use filter results to deselect some of the categories, but often those categories will turn ...
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Problem installing ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) in Virtualbox 5.0

I am trying to install 64 bit Ubuntu in virtual-box 5.0.x as guest OS inside a 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 host. I tried both 14.10 and 15.04 (both 64 bit) without success. When the tried installing ...
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Running apps indicators in the side panel with multiple monitors

Using multiple monitors (3 in my case), is it possible that indicators of running apps in the launchpad in each screen, will show only apps that are running in that screen. I mean, if there is a ...
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Ubuntu desktop lags

I've been working on Ubuntu Destkop 14.04 LTS with Unity for months now without a problem. But suddenly, it became too laggy. My only workaround was to suspend tha computer everytime after startup and ...
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Tk iconified window's status is “normal”

There seems to be a problem with the Tk status command when running on gnome-shell 3.10.4 and unity 7.2.5. After iconifying a window (with Tk's 'wm iconify') the state (Tk's 'wm state') is normal, ...
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Messed up window controls after installing and removing desktop environments

I have recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop and elementary-desktop in Ubuntu 15.04, and then removed them (along with the default-settings packages). Now, my window decorations are messed up. The ...
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Blank desktop display, no unity, no bars, etc

Foreword: I'm completely new in Linux so bear with me I was told to prevent lag on games on this Ubuntu I should tick Nvidia tested properiaty driver in additional drivers and untick openGL in ...
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Some Applications are chunky and Pixelated and I cannot see why?

I have a screenshot example showing my monitor attached to my Dell XPS 13. The monitor is very high res and I thought I had a DPI / Scaling issue. However after some investigation I happened to open ...
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Video recording/playback problems

I have a couple problems: 1. Whenever I put a YouTube video into fullscreen, Unity shows up on top. 2. Whenever I try to do a screen recording my screen turns black, irreversibly with the exception of ...
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How to fix corrupted 14.04.03

I am not quite sure how this happened. To the best of my knowledge everything was fine, there was a routine update icon in unity, which was run. I began having firefox routinely freeze. I'd end up ...
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Bitmask only starts with sudo

When launching bitmask through Unity it won't launch, it will only work if launched from terminal with sudo. How should I proceed?
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libGL error in Ubuntu 14.04 as Virtual Box guest

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as guest on a Windows 7 host with Virtual Box 4.3.30. I cannot start the control center from the launcher, it just won't open a window. From the command line I get /~ # ...
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Libre Office icons on HiDPI

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on Dell XPS 13 with high resolution display. In LibreOffice, the icons appear to be very small, although I have changed their size to "Large" in the Options menu. After ...
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virtual box installation on ubuntu 14.04

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I installed VirtualBox to 5.0 for first time. A weird thing happened at this point; the icon for the ubuntu software center changed to a question mark. At this ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: Dual monitor setup - new icons disappear on a smaller display

I have established a dual monitor setup successfully with my Ubuntu 15.04 (with default display settings and Unity 7.3.2). The first is a built-in display (1) and it belongs to my laptop (1366 x ...
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Right Click on Nautilus, Title Bar does not always display a dark menu

When I right click on the title bar of any program, the menu displayed is sometimes dark and sometimes white. The selected theme is Ambience. I did not face this problem until I installed Unity Tweak ...