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How to format datetime indicator in Unity's panel to show in two lines?

Is it possible to format datetime indicator in Unity3D to show in two lines? I tried this: how-to-customize-indicator-datetime-to-two-line-configuration But that seems to work only when I run my ...
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Indicator multiload applet causes excessive compiz/CPU usage

** Update: I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz is now at 1% CPU. Most of the compiz cycles consumed on my system are caused by "indicator-multiload". This has been a problem for me since, ...
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Debugging Graphic errors

I have got a graphic problem, but I don't have a clue how to find the source of it. It seems like some parts of the display won't refresh when I am moving a window. It also has to be some software ...
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How can I restore template functionality after having deleted the Templates folder in 12.10?

As many I deleted the Templates on a fresh install. I followed the instructions in the accepted answer of What is the templates folder in the home dir for? I am running 12.10 and the proposed solution ...
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How do I get the old lock screen in 14.04?

Is it possible to revert to the old (12.04-13.xx) lock screen from the current Unity lock screen in Ubuntu? If so, how can I do it from the terminal? I have to script this change across 200+ computers,...
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HUD in 13:10 no longer returns out of focus applications or system commands

I upgraded to 13:10 having run 12:04,12:10 and 13:04 and now the HUD is not entries from out of focus applications or, more importantly for me, system commands such as lock, suspend etc. is this ...
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How exactly do global shortkeys work? [duplicate]

Many questions have been asked about specific bugs and problems with global hotkeys, media keys, etc. especially in Ubuntu 14.04. I'm still having difficulty troubleshooting them though, so I wanted ...
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Eliminate the top “mac-ish” file/edit/view/… menu after installing gnome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Delete extra toolbar on top of the screen in GNOME fallback mode? After getting gnome working and the panels moved back to the bottom where it's finally usable again, and ...
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Left edge mouse hoover doesn't bring up Unity menu when fullscreened

When I have an app full-screened in 11.10, hoovering my mouse on the left edge doesn't bring up Unity menu. I have three 11.10 computers and this is only happening on the dual-screen twin-viewed ...
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Strange icon in Unity top menu bar after installing KDE

After installing Kubuntu (I am using Ubuntu 14.04), it seems that a lot of fonts disappeared and a strange icon appeared in the top menu bar in Unity. I think it is the keyboard layout icon that has ...
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3D not working any more after adding xorg-edgers PPA

I updated my perfectly running laptop from 11.04 to 11.10. after the upgrade graphics started to act weird. It was a heavily modified system, so I thought that was probably the issue.. so I ...
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unity gone and cannot be reinstalled?

help.unity got uninstalled after I used ppa purge to delete a repository when i use synaptic to install it it says: `unity: Depends: libglib2.0-bin but it is not going to be installed help`
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How do I configure the default applications on the launcher on a LiveCD?

How can one edit unity bar default apps within a livecd? In other words if you boot ubuntu 12.04 livecd you will see in the unity bar, firefox, libreoffice, Ubuntu software center, etc. Well I need to ...
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How to create a Menu item for Eclipse in Ubuntu 13.10?

I upgraded Eclipse yesterday to version 4.3 and was faced with the missing menus bug. To get the menus back one has to start Eclipse in a different way, thus I tried to create a new item in the Main ...
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Why're two separate panel icons, when opened, grouping under the same icon

I have two separate .desktop files locked to the panel. Both of them opens terminal windows and runs a series of commands (with user input). Trouble is, while one is opened already, opening the other ...
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Unable to install Unity Revamped --ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped

I intend to use a forked version of unity (ppa:ikarosdev/unity-revamped) over the original one. The problem I'm facing is that the forked version is 5.12.0-0ubuntu3 and the original one is 5.14.0-...
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Can I put the Ubuntu button on the top panel instead of the launcher?

I'm a long *nix user, anda just upgraded to oneiric and found this HUGE button in the dash. I use a netbook and I don't have much vertical space, for me the other position was way better. So, I was ...
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How do I modify the message notifier widget in the Unity global menu?

I started to ask "What's this not-a-panel panel in Unity, and how do I control it?" but I've at least gotten as far as realizing it is the "global menu". My global menu has a message notifier widget ...
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How to make ubuntu black and white?

This might be a somewhat strange question. I had an argument with a windows person and I told him that linux is so much more customization then he told me to prove it and I told him ..... Now I need ...
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Weird “Box-like” Characters Showing up in Title Bar of Windows

[Screenshots] Why do these box-like characters appear? They disappear once the window is maximised. I can see something similar here: Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in ...
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What happens internally when I click “Lock to launcher” in Unity?

In the Unity desktop, when I start a GUI application, its icon appears in the launcher (if it isn't already there). Now when I right-click this icon, I either get the option Lock to Launcher or ...
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How can I show an icon in the panel if (and while) a certain process is running?

I have a script that works in the background. I would like to show an icon in the panel (only) if it runs; it should not show if the script is not running, just like the Dropbox icon. How can I ...
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gtk-warning due to theme tweaking harmful to my stability or not?

I installed some theme, and enabled them via ubuntu-tweak. when i run nautilus --check i get this error. Is this error harmful to ubuntu/unity/compiz's stability???. (nautilus:6598): Gtk-WARNING **: ...
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Add TeamSpeak3 to Unity launcher?

How do I manually add something to the Unity Launcher? I downloaded the TeamSpeak 3 client, and though I can run it from the executable I'd really like to have a launcher icon on the unity launcher. ...
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Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity !

How can I drag and drop files (media files specifically) in my Unity. While playing videos or music, if I like to drop another file in the totem/vlc media player, how to do it ?
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Help with syntax and customization of .desktop files for Unity

I tried below, and it works as expected. Sandboxing Firefox in a volatile state through Firejail. Exec=firejail --seccomp --private firefox What is this for? And what does it do? Actions=NewWindow;...
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How can I force new windows to open in background & without focus?

I have Opera set as my default browser but it is the same for Firefox. When opening a link in Liferea, the link opens in an external browser and the browser gets focus. I would like to open the links ...
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How to disable application window previews rotation in Unity 3D? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with 3d unity. When I have several windows of the same application (say Nautilus) opened and I click on its launcher (in unity app launcher bar) window previews appear offering ...
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Keyboard and touchpad do not work after upgrade

Today I made an update of my ubuntu 11.04 installation. After rebooting the keyboard and touchpad of my asus eeepc do not work anymore. I can only login with the onscreen keyboard. Seems to be a unity ...
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Removal of unity-preferences makes launcher not show up

In 11.04 I used the unity-preferences tool (called menu and launcher in the the dash I believe) to set Unity to only reveal when the mouse was moved to the upper corner. I liked this method better as ...
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Change background color of selected text

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and when I select a text (for example to copy something from browser), it has ugly orange background. I want to make it something normal like blue. I tried gnome-color-...
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Recent update killed unity 3d launcher

I am scratching my head on this one, a lot of things are still new to me. I updated 126 packages just now through the update manager, and upon reboot everything works fine except the unity launcher. ...
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How to enable Unity 3D support in 12.04 using open-source drivers for RadeonHD cards?

As the title says I can't enable the Unity 3D support when I'm using open-source drivers (xorg-edgers). I have an xfx Radeon HD 6950 by the way. If I install the proprietary 12.3 drivers from AMD it ...
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Desktop entry does not appear in Unity launcher

I created a .desktop entry for a custom QGIS installation in ~/.local/share/applications. For some reason the Unity launcher and Kupfer refuse to index the entry - it does not show up. Here is the ...
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Shutdown just logging out [duplicate]

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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CCSM doesn't work when changing launcher visibility or number of workspaces

The compizconfig setting manager doesn't work on my 11.10 installation of Ubuntu. I've tried setting the launcher panel visibility to "never" and changing the number of workspaces in the virtual box, ...
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How to disable the activity log for the application lens? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop Unity from remembering search history? How to clear search history of application search? Every time when I select application lens or press Super+A it shows ...
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Can't run unity-control-center

If anyone knows whats causing this I'd appreciate it ➜ ~ unity-control-center (unity-control-center:1895): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'unity-control-center' received an X Window System error. This ...
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Resume upgrade to 13.10

I had 13.04 and started to upgrade to 13.10. But the computer hanged and I rebooted it. I did instructions from How do I resume a release upgrade/update? Now OS launches, but I upgrade is incomplete:...
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Unity dash: Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search

I face with problem Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search When searching in applications. However searching within files or musics etc is ok. Just applications are not found. it even ...
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Nautilus bookmarks do not appear at all [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bookmarks in nautilus only in menu, not in the shortcut tab On my latest Ubuntu install, using version 12.04, my bookmarks are not there. I can ctrl+d to add bookmarks, ...
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Disable the Keyboard Shortcuts overlay

I am automatically provisioning many fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installs and would like to know how to disable the Keyboard Shortcuts overlay from the command line?
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Why are my scroll bars so wacky looking?

I'm not sure what I did, but my scroll bars look like hell. In this picture, you can see them adjacent to the suggested questions and at the windows edge. What is that about? This behavior is ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10, and Unity graphical elements not showing up

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 from 15.04. Problems: The Unity sidebar and top bar are nowhere to be found. No matter if I push the cursor against the screen border. The Unity top bar only ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo (...
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How to make terminal windows half-transparent in Unity 2d?

That's it. I want to have terminal windows to be (half-) transparent in Unity 2d without wasting too much resources. This question has arisen after an update from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, after which ...
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How to restore unity after gnome-shell installation?

I Just installed gnome-shell in my 12.04 box and, unity disappears from the login screen. This is what I've done trying to fix: #Exec: unity --reset` Purge and install: indicator-session Set ...
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Is there a text-based window switcher for Unity?

The visual switcher is very poor at providing context. E.g. the browser window thumbnails are too small to tell apart, and often most of them are blank (see screenshot). Is there any switcher that ...
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Scrollbars missing in Eclipse [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to blacklist an individual application from using overlay-scrollbars? In their frantic quest for pixel real estate, Unity designers have set their greedy ...
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Ubuntu boots to “Read Only Filesystem” after Upgrading

I recently upgraded to 15.04, but when my computer restarted it wouldn't boot into gui and said it was a "read only file system" I came across this Ubuntu boots in read-only filesystem after upgrade! ...