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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 ...
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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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What are the steps for using axel-kapt in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have downloaded axel-kapt and also installed it through Ubuntu Software Center. But now I don't know how to use axel-kapt, so please tell me how to use it with proper steps.
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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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privacy feature in 12.04 doesnt work? [duplicate]

I noticed my recent documents folder is showing recent activity.So I go to system settings,click privacy,set it to all for forget activity,click delete history and set record to off.Long story short ...
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xorg.conf and Unity3D?

For some reason, I cannot seem to use Unity3D with the following xorg.conf file: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" ...
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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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Gnome 'Super-#' hotkey like in Unity

I've been using unity for a while, and just switched to gnome. (Gnome 3.2 on Ubuntu 11.10) I've liked it a lot, but it's missing one key feature (in my mind). In Unity you can use the super button ...
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how to get the unity bar only hide when a window is maximize [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make the launcher hide when dodge windows in 12.04 like in 11.10? How do I do this? in ubuntu 12.04 it never go away or when a window wasn't maximize it go way ...
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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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Macbook Pro 8.1 Keyboard Backlight on Ubuntu 11.04 With KDE

Can anyone tell me how to enable my keyboard's backlight? It works fine using gdm and Unity. I recently installed kde 4.6.5 and started using kdm, everything works fine as in unity, only my keyboard's ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to add a window list on the panel in Unity?

Is there a way in Natty with the Unity shell to add a Window List (or, even better, something like Talika) to the top bar? Or, failing that, some sort of appindicator for open windows? Ultimately, ...
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15.10 Dell XPS 15 (9550) External Monitor not waking

I'm in Ubuntu 15.10, with Kernel 4.3. Things are working better than I could ever imagine. Other than ONE bug... When my laptop turns off it's screen and my external monitor's screen (I have it set ...
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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! ...
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“Date and Time Settings” GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working?

I have been trying to access the Date and Time setting in my Ubuntu 14.04 to modify the time (which is wrong). I click in the hour in the top-right corner of the top bar, and then in "Date & Time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 will NOT load except for empty desktop

When I start up my computer, this is exactly what happens: GRUB loads, and I select Ubuntu. Ubuntu is loading, and before Step 3 a tty1 screen shows up, then goes away Ubuntu login screen shows up, ...
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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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How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?

I just downloaded Sublime Text Editor, and I unpacked the tarball. However, now I want to make it searchable in the Dash Board menu, like all applications that are installed using the Ubuntu Software ...
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Cannot change keyboard layout after uninstalling Unity

I have been messing around with my fairly new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome, where I installed two keyboard layouts - English (UK) and Russian. They worked well, I could switch them with the ...
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How to uninstall lightdm?

I removed Unity from my computer. But still lightdm is showing when I typed sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm. I want to remove it. What can I do?
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Enforcing corporate desktop and short cuts on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

How can I enforce the same desktop image and pre-created desktop shortcuts for all users on Ubuntu 12.04 Unity and prevent users from changing them please?
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VNC on UBUNTU 13.04 - not showing full desktop

i am trying to use vnc on ubuntu 13.04 but I am unable to get full desktop. SO far what I have got is a error message that says "Failed to load session ubuntu-2d", or a blank screen or a desktop ...
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How to get the launcher to stay and hide? 12.04

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. My launcher keeps on hiding when I'm on the desktop. But I want it to stay out. And when I'm using programs I want it to hide. Is there anyway to do this?
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Show USB drives in launcher, but not mounted internal partitions

Well the title pretty much says it all. I have partitions that appear in the launcher when the system mounts them, just like when a USB key is plugged in. I do not want these mounted internal hard ...
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Unity 3D suddenly no longer working on my Wubi install

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my hand-built tower (important specs: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz, 8GB of RAM, NVidia GeForce 8800 GTS with 640 MB of video RAM). It's a bit of a weird setup because I installed ...
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All windows decorations disappear after I maximize any window

When I maximize some of the windows all decorations disappear (by all, I mean on all windows)... Is that common issue on Unity or I'm just unlucky to have some prone to that bug configuration? Anyone ...
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Custom launchers don't work like normal launchers, and allow application switching?

Using gnome-desktop-item-edit, I created a custom launcher for Chrome. When I use the launcher, it doesn't show the arrow next to the icon in the Unity launcher, so any windows I open are ...
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Gbirthday - Is there a way to let it work with Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know any birthday reminder alternative to GBirthday? I use the very useful and small birthday (and more) reminder tool Gbirthday a lot, but it seems not to work ...
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Ring Switcher in Unity

In classic GNOME2 desktop I could install Compiz and customize it with Compiz config settings manager so that clicking on a specific screen location allowed switching between open windows. With Unity ...
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Autohide for “Unity bar” and panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will the Unity launcher auto-hide? I like to have my system revert to a plain, empty desktop when no windows are open... Does the current version of unity have a setting ...
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How to stop the Unity Desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one exit the X server? I would like to shutdown the graphical interface and every related graphical application on my Ubuntu 11.10 (with 4 GiB memory and 4 GiB ...
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Making Unity Dash open with the last used Lens as the active Lens

Especially with no keyboard shortcuts for custom-installed Lenses, I thought it would be nice for the Dash to always open the last used Lens for me (instead of the default Home/Global Lens). Is it ...
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Why does Unity depend on Gnome

In the light of some similar questions I have received, I took the liberty of creating a simple question that addresses this which are: Why does Unity depend on Gnome and to what point is the ...
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How to show windows only from the current workspace in switcher?

I would like to make the window switcher (typically invoked with Alt-Tab) in Unity to show only windows from the current workspace. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How can I switch my current session between Unity, Unity 2D, and Gnome?

If I am currently logged in to Unity, is there a way for me to switch my current session to Unity 2D or Gnome without logging out and in again? I know I can restart Unity by running unity --replace. ...
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After the removal of Ubuntu Classic in 11.10, will I be able to install it once again?

After Ubuntu Classic is removed in 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), will I be able to re-install it?
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How do I remove the video lens?

How do I remove the video lens in Unity 12.04?
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Are GNOME Shell extensions compatible with Unity?

Today I saw an article about extensions for GNOME Shell, so it got me thinking a couple of questions that may apply to many users in Unity: Will the GNOME Shell extensions be compatible with Unity? ...
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Pidgin not showing up after opening it [closed]

I am on Ubuntu 11.10. I have installed Pidgin right after installing 11.10. As far as I remember everything worked great. However, for a while now (in the mean time I did some video drivers ...
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Arrange icons on unity 2d bar

I can't arrange icons on 2d unity bar. Whenever I'm trying to drag icons whole bar dragged up and down instead! I can only remove and add app icons to bar, but they always added at end, just before ...
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Add Vim to Unity launcher?

Please can someone explain how to add a launcher icon in Unity (along the left side) for Vim - or any other terminal-based application? I press alt+f2, type vim, and drag the icon to the left ... but ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching lenses

It used to be that I could switch to another lens by using the Tab button in 11.10 but it seems that the key has been mapped to focusing different sections of the same lens in 12.04. Is there a new ...
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How to switch and list windows (possibly of the same application) in Unity?

Is there a way to switch easily between specific windows belonging to the same given application? For example, open Firefox, maximise the window; then, open its History window (History menu -> Show ...
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Dash application search unresponsive at startup

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10. When I attempt to use the dash to search for an application immediately after log in, the search is unresponsive. I have to open and close the dash several times and ...
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Does Ubuntu have the equivalent of a registry, especially for desktop GUI items?

I've seen several references to 'Compiz Config' and a 'gnome config' application that seems to not be installed by default. Where do these config applications store their data? Is there a registry ...
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Who takes up decisions prior to development in Ubuntu?

I am an absolute Linux beginner trying to wrap my head around open source. I was keen to know about who is the key player in taking up decisions for open source development. How do the developers ...
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Resetting GTK Settings: Ambiance Menu Colors

Whenever I use either Ambiance, or a theme that is based off of Ambiance (Ambiance-Colors for example), the menu text for the unity menus as well as all drop down menus is dark, like so: . The ...