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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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dpkg: error: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for reading

I get the following error after installing nmap: dpkg: error: failed to open package info file `/var/lib/dpkg/available' for reading: No such file or directory E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned ...
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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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Unity or Gnome for Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

I made clean installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on 18th of April. Then to overcome the problem of heating, I installed the fglrx-updates driver for my Radeon HD 7730M graphics. Yesterday, on boot ...
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Why is the Tomboy Note indicator icon duplicating itself?

I have a bug with Tomboy Notes application on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Whenever I boot my system, clicking the original panel, the icon doubles. And every word that I type and delete in the search bar, the ...
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Unity launcher stays behind windows

I have been having a problem with Unity launcher recently. Launcher stay behind my windows and I can't bring it to the front of my windows! As you can see, the Nautilus window is in front of the ...
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Unity will not log on

Unity will only log onto the guest version on my computer, when I type in my password normally it momentarily flashes to a black screen then return to the login screen. When running unity through ...
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When I create .desktop files, they don't get found by Trusty's Dash

Magnifier not found by Trusty's Dash though Manage Launcher (both variants) are. I've tried creating Magnifier.desktop both with Manage Launcher, Manage Launcher (Administrator) & Arronax. ...
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Remove Cairo-dock(Gnome) desktop environment from the login

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version its login is very nice but after i installed cairo-dock, cairo-dock(Gnome) desktop environment got added and i can choose either unity or cairo-dock(Gnome) desktop ...
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14.04: menus no longer visible in the Unity panel

I ran the updates on Ubuntu 14.04 this morning and now the programme menus are no longer visible in the panel. In this image the mouse is over the panel but no menu are shown: I can still access ...
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Unity doesn't load ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with wubi and after 2 days of use after the login screen unity doesn't seem to load. Notifications work so the cursor but only the backgroun appears and nothing else. What ...
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Where are the startup scripts for Unity Desktop?

I want to run a script as soon as my lightdm authentication succeed, and my Unity starts loading. and i want to run my scripts as a root user. where are startup scripts located in Unity ?
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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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Is there a way to set global/default system settings (specifically GUI Scaling)

I added Ubuntu 14.04 to my system (MacBookPro11,3) which has a HiDPI screen. In system settings, I was able to set the GUI scaling to 2.0 for my own account, and I'm happy about that. However, the ...
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How do I reset Unity default shortcuts?

How do I reset the default value of Unity shortcut? In: "System Settings -▸ Keyboard -▸ Shortcuts ..." For instances: I can't put the default Alt L for the HUD. I can't put the default ...
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How to completely remove Xubuntu login page?

I have Unity installed and later I installed Xubuntu; now I removed Xubuntu and switched back to Unity. However, every time I log in, the there will be first the Unity login page and after logged in, ...
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Dash's “search your computer and online sources” stops working after a while

The dash "search your computer and online sources" just spins and hang. It works a few times after each reboot, but then simply stops working. If I select files or applications the dash search works, ...
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Chrome unity shortcut acting up

Whenever I click on my chrome shortcut I get a new window (as expected) but I also get a new Unity entry with a different icon (one from an iconset I had been using before upgrading to 14.04 - don't ...
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Installed Gnome Shell desktop environment on Ubuntu 14.04 but its not working?

I had installed the gnome shell desktop environment on my Ubuntu 14.04 but its not working. I had been told that after installing it; I would be getting options at the log in time -'asking me' which ...
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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 ...