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Integrate Kupfer functionality in Dash

Is there a way to integrate some of Kupfer's functionality in the Dash search? I like Dash, but it's lacking some nice features: (I know I'm being a bit fussy.) Partial search - In Kupfer I don't ...
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Unity launcher dissapears

When you open two or more windows of the same program, the icon in the Unity Laucher shows two or more arrows telling you there are more instances opened. And then when you click on the icon all the ...
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What commands the suspend item in system menu really launch?

On my laptop trying to go in sleep mode using the Unity Sleep item (or closing the lid for what it is worth) does not work well (it goes in suspend mode very slowly and after that I am unable to wake ...
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[Left Alt]+Tab doesn't work or How to change a Level3 Shift to a normal ALT?

I have a problem with my Ubuntu, running 14.04 LTS. The problem is that I'm trying to user Alt+F4 and Alt+Tab and it doesn't work, it only works with the Right Alt. I also tried to set a new ...
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System Settings icons missing in 14.04

I did a fresh install of trusty 14.04, but a lot of icons are missing. I installed from DVD which was painfully slow and I hope to avoid repeating the process, especially since I started customizing ...
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Corrupted window control theme on Unity

I have a question related to themes in Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to apply a few themes such as Adwaita or Zukitwo, the window controls are not accurately themed and look out of place. I have added ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Lock Screen Keyboard Error [closed]

After locking Ubuntu 14.04 x64 Desktop edition, the usb and built-in keyboards do not work on the login screen. When clicking on password area nothing happens. But if I hit Ctrl + Alt + F1 and goes ...
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Super + D Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have set from to minimize all windows settings to super + d button. Some time later this Super + D button does not works. When I check the setting i see that it is disabled. What should I do ...
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How do I find out if a configuration setting is running?

I use a High-DPI monitor on my Lenovo Yoga2 Laptop (like a retina display) so I have to change the overall font-scaling. There are many ways to set the text-scale-factor, for example dconf-editor, I ...
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Missing Unity Bar and top bar in 14.04, using Nvidia, with slightly stretched graphics

I'm new to Ubuntu, so apologies for not knowing the correct lingo for everything. I just upgraded to 14.04 on my Macbook Pro 5,5 (mid-2009). 13.04 worked great, but I'm having some issues with 14.04. ...
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Adjust urgent animation's time span?

Currently in Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity 7.2.0, when you receive a message from an instant messenger client (or anything else that would classify as the application needing attention), that icon in your ...
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Problem with Notification Area and Eclipse on Ubuntu 14.04

Since the last week, I have a problem with the Unity Notification Area on Ubuntu 14.04. When I'm using Eclipse, (with Oracle Java 1.7) the Notification Area dissapear and, 1-3 seconds after, reappear. ...
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Keeping Ubuntu dash just for searching installed applications

I appreciate the work on Ubuntu Unity dash, but I really don't need all its features. I want to keep it for only searching applications. So, I don't want to see Search Filters and the bottom ...
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How to check if Unity web apps for gmail (or other) is installed?

I'm trying to integrate gmail with my Ubuntu desktop, recently upgraded to version 14.04, but I don't remember if i have previously accepted to integrate gmail with the desktop. How can I check this? ...
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Change back to old Lock-Screen Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

The new Unity lock-screen now crashed thrice at my system - completely locking me out as a result. Also unlocking the new lockscreen in terminal was not working, when it had already crashed. Being ...
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How do I get my Unity login screen back after installing Lubuntu Desktop on 14.04?

I have installed lubuntu-desktop and xfce4 on a Ubuntu 14.04 installation. After doing so, my login screen changed. I have tried resetting my LightDM and attempted to modify the lightdm file, where ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04 after trying to put Gnome3

So everything started when I decided that I want to spice up how my desktop looked. I have been told that Gnome > Unity so I decided to try it out. I referred to this website and followed the ...
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set up windows on a workspace

I'd like to set up a command that can restore all of my windows after a reboot. I typically have a set of windows per workspace (multiple monitors) for a particular task. After I reboot (which is ...
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Why don't I see my Copy(cloud storage) icon on my menubar?

Since Ubuntu One is no more( :'-( ) I am using Copy . But I can't see the copy icon on my menu bar(or panel or whatever). I am sure that copy is running in the background(System monitor says so). I ...
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Enabling window decorations made me disable unity plugin. No borders

So I started messing around with Compiz a bit I enabled window decorations but that made me disable unity plugin So no launcher and no task bar or whatever it's called in Linux I accidentaly ...
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Software updater doesn't display Ubuntu 14.04

I have the weirdest problem. Software Updater will occasionally not display in Unity on 14.04. If I manually start Software Updater everything works fine, but if there are updates and the window ...
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Unity Academic lens?

I found this old article to add an academic lens to Unity. I thought the idea was great, gave it a try, but it does not work. E: Unable to locate package unity-lens-academic E: Unable to locate ...
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Unity launcher icon edges disappeared in 14.04

For a couple of days my Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 has been acting weird. The icon borders in the launcher have disappeared and the indicators are acting strange as well (blocks instead of arrows). All of ...
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Ubuntu: Unable to Change Background Image After Upgrading from MythBuntu to Ubuntu-Desktop

I've been running Mythbuntu 12.04 LTS for a long time and had a specific background image that was set. Yesterday I upgraded MythBuntu to 14.04 LTS. Today, I decided I wanted to switch my user ...
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Unable to change almost any configuration from my desktop

first, apologies for my english. Well, my problem is that if I can't change any configuration. some examples: 1-can't unlock any apps from the Launcher. 2-can't disable online searchs on the Dash. ...
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trash media to eject it, like in OS X [closed]

Is there some simple way to make Trash treat removable media as OS X's Trash does? (It treats drag and drop of the media to the Trash as eject, actually changing the icon from a trash basket to an ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and shortcuts

I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and now have some problems with system shortcuts. It's in such menus, as Launchers (Launch terminal), Navigation (Switch to another workspace), Windows ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sluggish performance

I have a very recently build gaming rig and i installed ubuntu 14.04 on it because i hated windows 8. The problems that i am having are weird sluggish performance when dragging windows or selecting ...
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Ubuntu still shuts down after I plugged my charger in

On Kubuntu when my battery is dying and I plug my charger in, it says "All suspensions have been cancelled." On Ubuntu or more accurately, Unity-based distors, it still shuts down after plug in my ...
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Download file doesn't work from gmail webapp in ubuntu 14.04?

I thought I would give the new webapps of 14.04 that run in their own browser a chance, so I tried using the gmail web app. I am surprised to find I cannot even download attachments -- though I see ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Unity won't load, no access to terminal [duplicate]

I was working on the system all day on Friday and had it logged out for the weekend. This morning when I try to boot Ubuntu, I'm taken to a screen consisting of the default desktop purple-orange and ...
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how to disable alt+w unity binding

I can't for the life of me find where it's specified. Oddly I don’t think I’ve had this problem before in unity. When editing in emacs, the alt+w short-cut is vital and every time I press it I get the ...
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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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How to make Unity not merge vmware icons?

I have Windows 7 running in a vmware player in Unity mode under Ubuntu (for Outlook). Even though there are vastly different programs running in Windows, they are grouped together in a single icon by ...
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Double lock screen Ubuntu 14.04

So I've got a brandynew System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, and if I close the lid, putting it to sleep, and reopen it, I am presented with the very nice new Unity lock screen. However, when I ...
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Strange glitches on initial login

After a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 with full-disk encryption, my computer boots up fairly quickly. When I first log in to my account, four strange glitches happen all at the same time, and all ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS randomly freezes (graphics/unity only) [duplicate]

When I'm just chilling on the desktop or doing whatever, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will (every 10-20 minutes or so) just randomly freeze. The screen just stops, I can't see my mouse move, etc. However, I can ...
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Mouse works only in some applications

Recently my mouse has been buggy (actually one of the reasons I'm switching from Windows 8.1) (I say mouse, but I mean mice, I've tried several). It will work just fine, but when I try to click in the ...
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Why does my program crash if it doesn't fit in the display?

I used to make programs for my E-ink PocketBook using SDK from http://pbsdk.vlasovsoft.net/ on 32bit Ubuntu 12.04, and it worked great. Recently I went to 14.04 64bit. I use gcc with the -m32 option ...
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Ubuntu unity error after kubuntu-desktop

After installing kubuntu-desktop, when I log into a default unity session there are some minor cosmetic errors. The drop down menus (File, Edit, etc) have black words on the black menu and the ...
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Can't open Google Chrome, can't search applications in dash, startup applications stopped running

I am experiencing many issues with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04: I can't open Google Chrome from the sidebar. I can't search any applications in the dash. f.lux and Screencloud have stopped ...
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Move window in dual monitor setup

I'm running a dual monitor setup, with one of the monitors most of the time in standby, but connected (it's a TV). It works fine if both are turned on, but when the monitor is in Standby mode some ...
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Unity dash not saving changes

I'm using an up-to-date Ubuntu 14.04 and my Unity dash has stopped saving changes. So changes such as unlocking launchers or adding launchers are not retained after a reboot. I have no idea how to fix ...
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How to solve Unity tweak tool and Ubuntu tweak collision?

I have installed Ubuntu tweak and Unity tweak tool. First I used unity-tweak-tool --reset-unity and then I set the panel bar to transparent in Ubuntu tweak tool. Now the problem is that the panel bar ...
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Mouse cursor doesn't show globally

I tried installing a mouse cursor theme , and anytime i try and click on any mouse theme, it doesn't show everywhere. If i put the mouse on the launcher it it DMZ-black. If it's in firefox, it's the ...
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Display (compiz/unity) errors

When i press the "Windows" (Super) key the starter will appear as if i pressed and hold the key. When io swich to my other account it works fine resetting unity and compiz achieved nothing. Sound ...
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Cannot access installed applications from HUD

I was trying to get rid of dash plugins within the search, so I created & copied a list of my scopes and used: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "[$(find ...
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Unity does not launch in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated from 13.10 from 14.04 a few weeks ago, and it was working fine. But last night, after a login the wallpaper shows up, but the Unity does not, and nothing else. The weird thing is, that if I ...
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slow graphics when cpu usage is high in 14.04

I just upgraded to 14.04 and it has an annoying issue to me. Whenever it is doing something CPU intensive (ie. encoding audio or video and the usage is over 80%) Unity goes veeerrry slowly. Windows ...
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Problem with icon arrangement in the laucher

I'm having a problem with selecting and arranging the icons in the launcher panel. I had the same problem in 13.10. I hoped it would go away in 14.04 but unfortunately it hasn't. First, when I ...