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How to prevent fonts from rescaling [closed]

In Ubuntu 14.04 there's a new feature that I love called "scale for menu and title bars". It is located in the display settings. I have set the scaling to 0.875. Since setting this, I have had many ...
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Completely drop Unity for Gnome on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been using Ubuntu for a long time, so I know the troubles of attempting to install the two alongside each other.. What I don't know is what the best way to completely drop Unity for Gnome is. So ...
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unity not loading? No taskbar, no alt-ctrl-T, just blank screen with background

New user here still trying to figure things out. I've switched GPUs and, when I did, it now won't load anything but the desktop background. I was able to get into a browser because I had a photo on ...
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How can I remove Unity icons that launch nothing?

I have a problem involving shortcuts in the dash. When I click one, it launches nothing. How can I remove these useless shortcuts?
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Rounded Window Corners with Themes not Working

I am trying to use themes on Ubuntu (14.04) Unity and I am having some issues with that themes are not looking like they are supposed to look. Here is a screenshot: Notice that the top bar of the ...
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Ubuntu not running Unity after login [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Wubi installation. After logging in I can only view my wallpaper. It does not show any of the normal GUI taskbars or menus. Using Ctrl+Alt+T does not bring up a ...
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Launcher labels have red background

I've recently migrated to Ubuntu from Windows 7 and it's been great so far. I have this one problem though that I cannot solve. On the right side of the screen where my icons/shortcuts (launcher) are, ...
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No background for launcher icons (14.04)

Using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with Nvidia 331.38 proprietary and tested drivers. Recently the icons in the launcher have no longer got any background color. There are also differences to the indication of ...
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How do I restore the default unity login screen after removing xubuntu?

I have installed xubuntu on top of ubuntu on my system, and I tried it out, and I found out that I like unity a lot more than xfce. I have removed all (or all that I know) of the xubuntu packages, but ...
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Stop automatically changing workspaces when switching to an opened application

In the following picture, If you switch to the web browser, then switch to gedit again by clicking on the icon on the launch bar on the left, the workspace will switch automatically to the ...
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I have installed xfce on ubuntu 13.10, but now icons and colors in unity is strange. How to fix?

I wanted to install XUbunutu looks on my Ubuntu machine and I have done it like so: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop But now when I have restarted the machine, I first got xUbuntu log-out scree. ...
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14.04 unity is very slow and unuseable

14.04 very slow after install 12.04 faster. Amd sempron 1.5 2gig ram 250 hd Gforce FX 5500.video card 256 AGP x8 whats wrong.?
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any 3d drivers for ati fglrx which would support google earth and other 3d apps on chrome

i have installed many 3D apps on my ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop but none of them are supportive i have asked many questions regardind this previously but no answer was available i think it is just due to ...
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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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Extra items in panel after installing xubuntu over ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T60 and found out that Unity is too slow. So, I did sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop When I log into an Xubuntu session, the panel has a ton of junk ...
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Password field of login screen is disabled

I'm using ubuntu 14.04, here in the 'login screen' the password field is disabled, this issue also occurs sometimes during 'lock screen'. I don't want to remove password from my account nor do i want ...
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Autohide launcher is cut off / clipped in 14.04

With autohide enabled on 14.04 (Unity 3d), my launcher ends up cut off, clipped, ie. doesn't come completely back out of hiding. It still functions fine... but it's about 20% still off the edge of ...
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Numix removes borders and colors in unity launcher

I recently re-installed ubuntu 14.04, when i installed the numix gtk theme, the borders of all the icons in the unity launcher dissapeared along with the colors, i tried relogging, re-applying the ...
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Unity launcher icon boxes missing 14.04LTS 64bit

I just ran across an issue which I have never seen before and I was unable to google anything useful regarding this as well. Basically, after I set my Unity launcher icon size to 32, the icons lost ...
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Log In broken? Giving me nothing but a screen with the wallpaper, and I can hardly move the mouse

I recently decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 via USB 2.0 onto my Windows Vista PC. I read on the forums that you can do that, so I went ahead and did that. I used Pendrivelinux to get the files for ...
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Clicking on gmail from panel indicator opens new window instead of restoring

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, and I have Gmail installed as a web app. When the app is minimised, and I click on Gmail from the Panel Mail Indicator, it opens a new window instead of restoring the ...
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How do I get the source code of the unity interface and compile it? [duplicate]

I wanted to change some things in Unity. So how to download and compile the code?
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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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Drag and drop application launcher problem in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 13.10 I was able to drag most application launchers that show in "search your computer and online sources" -> "applications" to my desktop or a folder on my desktop. I cannot manage this in ...
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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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14.04: password not accepted after computer wakes up from sleep

If i press Ctrl+alt+L to lock the screen, I can get back in by typing my password. If I put the computer to sleep, wake it back up again, I cannot log in anymore because it says the password is ...
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Synaptics touchpad not detected while switching user on Unity

Synaptics touch pad is detected and works well if a single user is logged in . However if we swtich to another user , mouse no longer works for the second user . You could either switch using the ...
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Can menus be moved below the title bar? [duplicate]

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm having one user interface problem in the new Unity: I hate how the menu bar and title bar have been merged into one item. (I hate even more the old scheme ...
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java file will not launch from .desktop file - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have a bin/bash script- #!/bin/bash java -Xms256m -Xmx1g -jar KeeperDesktop.jar inside an executable text file ( keeper-start) I have created a .desktop file for it as i want to launch it ...
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Unity no longer available after upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded to 14.04, I had no error messages but Unity disappeared from the list of desktop environments in the log in screen. As you can see below, Unity is installed. How can I log in back ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04) Mouse hang, then the system hangs

ONLY when i use my track pad/mouse on my laptop and cross the center of it a COUPLE times every thing hangs. Then when i use my external BlurTooth mouse it doesn't hang not once. I Need to know. how ...
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How to monitor network speed of remote system on unity panel?

I have a linux-based dd-wrt router that connects my home network with outside world. I'd like to see, what is the current network load on the router in a convenience of the tray (a.k.a. indicator ...
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How to disable (Not remove completely) global menu bar?

While using the text-editors I like to work on text editors with completely full-screen mode. But In almost all editors the global-menu-bar of ubuntu Desktop remains on the screen. I just want to ...
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How do I make a program auto-start everytime I log in in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I read the previous answers to this question, and tried to follow, but it does not work. I wanted to add Chromium and Skype to the Startup Applications, but I can't find out what command I should ...
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Window snapping changes in Tweak Tool not taking effect

I'm trying to change the window snapping behavior in Unity (14.04) using the Tweak Tool. The Window Snapping section of the tool is available, and all the options are available (not greyed out). I ...
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How to modify Unity windows snapping shotcuts

When unity's window snapping is enabled the following short cut's are enabled too: snap left : Ctrl+Super+Left snap right : Ctrl+Super+Right Naively I though this was configured in ...
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Starting a windowed program in a specific workspace, from command line

I wonder if I can "send" a windowed program into a specific workspace when I start it via command line. For example, I would like to start my computer with a certain number of windowed programs open ...
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Unity top panel missing application options

After the upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, I am missing application specific options (in Firefox's case: "File", "Edit", "View" etc) from the unity top bar and they are displayed within application itself ...
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How to reset unity panel in Ubuntu 14.04

When I click my setting icon its shows only name in menu. Please see the image I already tried unity-reset, compiz reset method and unity reset icons. Please provide a solution for this madness.
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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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Multi Monitor Issues after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04

I just performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I have 3 Nvidia Quadro Cards powering three monitors. I used nvidia-settings to enable the three monitors: *NOTE: The forum will not let me post the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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What is the terminal command for launching a web app?

In Ubuntu 14.04, We know all Web apps run in ubuntu-made browser instead of firefox. I would like Gmail and some other services Webapps (in the ubuntu made browser) to launch in the startup. To do ...
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Missing date & time from top panel of Unity Desktop - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 an my machine and since the last upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 the date&time is missing in the top panel of Unity. This machine was originally installed with Ubuntu 12.10. I ...
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12.04lts to 14.04lts: No menu-bar/launcher after logout/login

The solution here works for me to fix the desktop after log-in: http://askubuntu.com/a/292997/227118 , but I am back to square one after logging out. How to solve this issue permanently ?
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Calculator does not get focus when opened from keyboard shortcut

I am using a Microsoft Natural® Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and since I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that the Calculator application does not get focus when started from the ...
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Can't install via usb stick

I'm installing the latest version but it says that files is unable to copy on harddisk due to usb is burned too fast it gives this error in between of the installation I can try it but can't install ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for certain symbols (logical operators)

(using Ubuntu 12.04) currently I'm dealing a lot with logic (not for computer science, though), so my idea was to create specific shortcuts on my keyboard for easy typing. my idea is to use Ctrl + ...