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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 + ...
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The indicator icon of Copy.com disappeared or the menu is unreadable

Copy.com is a commercial service offering free space (much like Dropbox and, once, UbuntuOne). Starting with version 13.10 and continuing with 14.04, two bugs plague the Copy.com application on Ubuntu ...
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Unity not loading, how can I troubleshoot?

All of a sudden, when I log in to Ubuntu 14.04, I have no top menu bar, no launcher, no dash, only my desktop. Shortcuts like alt-F2 don't work either. Logging in as guest works worked fine. At ...
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What does Super + e do?

If the desktop has focus and I press super and then e, a little text box appears at the bottom right hand corner of the screen. What is it supposed to do?
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Problems with Ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop after upgrade [duplicate]

I have been facing multiple problems after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04. All the problems are related to the desktop interface. After upgradation, I have been unable to change my wallpaper. Firstly ...
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After installation of 14.04 finished up with some unwanted items.

After installation of 14.04 finished up with some unwanted icons on the upper horizontal task bar, left to the other wifi, startup, etc. settings icons. One is the familiar "penguin" icon and another ...
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Ubuntu 14.4: Add links to places in menu

I would like to add custom links to the places window on the top of the left pane in every nautilus window. I found solutions that suggest to just drag and drop it over the left pane, but that does ...
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Will Unity performance ever improve on older hardware?

Despite tweaking, unity only runs 'acceptably' on my mid-to-lowendish laptop, despite being advertised otherwise. Are there improvements planned or am I better off getting used to xfce/lxde right now? ...
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Libreoffice and Chrome crash when showing dialog box (insert, save, open) (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm upgrading my 12.04 to 14.04, after that everytime I want to insert image in Libreoffice, or saving pdf from chrome or opening "customize and control" in Chrome, the software is always crashed. ...
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Menu have icons in ubuntu tweak not working

When I entered ubuntu-tweak to tick "menu have icons" I found icons only on mouse right click menu except cut,copy,paste... Anyway all window menu, once selected, show no icon near the corresponding ...
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intel_powerclamp: Start/Stop forced idle injection

I do not really knows when it started, i just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and was about to do something about graphics performances (unity felt sluggish). That situation already lasted for 6 months I ...
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Startup shortcuts screen lost.

When I first upgraded to Trusty Tahr, there was a screen with the keyboard shortcuts. After that, I don't see it again and don't know how to find it. Does anyone know where it went? Thanks,
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Which vim version can I use?

I recently installed vim on Ubuntu (14.04) with Unity. As it turns out, vim does not support yanking text to the clipboard (usind + or *). I read here that I have to install GVim in order to add this ...
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How can I lock the screen using the new lockscreen from the command line?

Ubuntu 14.04 introduces a new lockscreen that looks similar to the login screen. I am still able to lock the screen using the command gnome-screensaver-command --lock (as I always did before), ...
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Broken unity after upgrading

This questions is closely related with previous questions asked here. But there are some differences. I was trying to upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04LS. While download the packages, the system hanged ...
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Unity broken after upgrade to 13.10

I have upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 using the system updater an now unity is broken. It looks like a display problem. The icons and the title bar are all messed up and when I try to open the dash the ...
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Disabling the display of mounted partitions on Unity launcher

On Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit is it possible to disable the displayed shortcut to mounted partitions. I have included a partition that was not present at the installation time in the /etc/fstab file ...
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Unity disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I was using my Ubuntu 14.04 normally, and after I shutdown and restarted the computer, I saw that Unity had disappeared. I tried the following commands, but none of them worked: sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I set a different default place when I click on 'files' in the sidebar?

This is another question all about the usability of unity, which is proving to be not as easy to customise as I'd like. Using Ubuntu 14.04, When I click on the files icon, it immediately takes me to ...
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System tray icons disappeared after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I have many applications with tray icons like davmail, hardware monitor. I miss this feature on Ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone have a solution? There are some tools like Skype indicator, but I need a ...
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Keystroke error in Unity after upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 a strange error occurred: keystroke on c has no effect, whereas a longer stroke gives a lot of c's (as expected). The error is reproducible, but appears in Unity only, ...
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ubuntu 14.04 is frequently hanging

ubuntu 14.04 is installed in my asus k-55vd. it hangs frequently and after pressing ctrl+alt+f1 or f2 etc. and then after again pressing ctrl+alt+f7 it gets fix automatically, sometimes with a partial ...
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How to move a window if titlebar is overlapped by Ubuntu menu [duplicate]

okey i know this is a duplicate of: How to move a window if titlebar is overlapped by Ubuntu menu but some smuck wouldn't let me comment, so i had to start a new question. all the proposed answers ...
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Thunderbird won't show any alert or notification for events

I have searched but no chance. I'm using lightning on Ubuntu 14.04 and the reminder is not working. It won't show any alert messsage, a popup, a notification and even won't play any sound to remind ...
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Both 'minbar' and 'monajat' programs dont show up in the Unity Top Bar for Ubuntu 14.04, please help

I installed:(Monojat and Minbar), via: sudo apt-get install -y minbar monojat ; minbar & ; monojat & ; When I press SUPER and S, I can see them next to the clock, but when I am in a ...
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ubuntu 14.04 doesn't install properly on my system

If a try to run the install disc for 14.04 LTS it only works in text mode. If I install 13.04 and upgrade to 14.04 only text mode works and I need to install unity manually to make the graphic login ...
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[SOLVED]Problem Notify Popup only display blue bar On Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04, but not from clean install. I update it from 13.04 -> 13.10 and 14.04. Some day ago, I just realize that some things wrong with it's Notification Pop Up. It only display blue bar ...
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What does this “1” mean over the Chromium button in the Launcher?

I took a screenshot but I can't work out how to attach it. I think the words in the question itself do the trick. At least, I hope they do.
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Unity launcher, dash and menu fonts are not anti-aliased

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. After installing Qt4 settings manager and tinkering with it (changing the font face for Qt apps) I notice that unity launcher, dash and menu and date indicator fonts are not ...
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Show the shortcuts cheatsheets

I've just installed trusty with unity. I press the win key for a while, but the shortcuts cheatsheet won't show up. I tried with compiz-settings-manager and with ubuntu-tweaks with no luck at all. Is ...
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Unity 8 Preview in 14.04 - Will it break anything? [closed]

I recently upgraded to 14.04, and I love it. I also want to be able to try out the Unity 8 Desktop Preview, but this is my main system and I'd rather not mess it up. There doesn't seem to be any ...