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KeePassX 0.4.3 on 11.10 (Unity) not visible in task switcher (Alt-Tab) [closed]

Update: Problem solved. I've rebooted, and now it just works. I cannot reproduce the problem anymore myself. (Reported as https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/keepassx/+bug/887115) I run ...
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How to restore the Unity login screen after installing Xubuntu desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed an Xubuntu desktop on my Ubuntu Unity 14.04 system using this command: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop gksu leafpad synaptic from this site: After logging out and ...
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How to change web browser's tab bar background color or image?

Running Precise. I am tweaking the ambiance theme to my taste. Yet I can't locate where I can modify the background color of the browser's tab bar (I suspect its value instruction to be somewhere in ...
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Open URL in Chromium and switching to existing tab open if URL already open

I was trying to create Unity quicklists for Gmail. But if the Gmail was already opened, it will still create another tab and load the web page, rather than switching to the existing. I even tried ...
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How to associate Unity Dash's buttons to the preferred applications?

Unity Dash shows some big buttons by hitting the Ubuntu logo: Internet, Mail, Games, Music. I'm currently using different programs than the original ones included in Ubuntu, but these buttons have ...
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Maximized windows stop repaint when loosing focus

I have a very annoying problem. When I maximize a window and than I change the focus to another window with alt+tab or by clicking it, when I go back to the first maximized window it stops to repaint....
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Best way to Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 Without Deleting my Files

I deleted python from Ubuntu 14.04 and now my unity desktop is gone. I can't close any files I have open. The only way I can run commands is by using xterm. I still have access to my files, which is a ...
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Application should skip the unity launcher [duplicate]

How can I skip the unity launcher for a (Py)Qt-app? As you see when running the code below, there is an icon in the launcher. I don't need that icon because I manage the windows of that application ...
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Unity Launcher Log

I'm making a custom launcher/desktop file to place in the Unity Launcher Bar. However, when I drag the launcher icon from ~/.local/share/applications, it disappears immediately. This is probably ...
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libreoffice application does not use unity launcher [closed]

Please fine below the image. In this, you may observe that though libre writer is up, unity launcher does not have blue arrow. And clicking on it, does not bring back the application window. Any ...
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How do I add a static quicklist for Opera to open new tabs and windows?

How can I add more options to Opera's quicklist such as: new tab, new private tab, new window, mail, etc?
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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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Sort Unity Launcher icons alphabetically

I like to keep my locked Launcher applications sorted alphabetically, and I was wondering if it would be possible to write a script that sorts them, so I don't have to do it myself every time I add a ...
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How to change unity side laucher position from left to right ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

Is there any method available using which we can change the position of side bar laucher from left to right. I have installed the unity tweak tool but it only allows to auto hide the launcher. There ...
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How can I move a window from an invisible viewport to the current one, without switching viewports

I use 15.04 with Unity and 4 virtual desktops. When I have opened a window on desktop 1 and am viewing desktop 2 (for example), is there a way to easily get that window from desktop 1 to show up on ...
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Hide one of two terminals in launcher?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to remove a running program from the launcher. Specifically I want to launch two terminals. One is for my normal work with several tabs, the other one is ...
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How do I remove YouTube sidebar integration?

I accidentally agreed to allow Firefox to 'integrate' YouTube with my desktop sidebar and now I want to get rid of it. How do I do this?
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ubuntu 12.10 The location is not a folder [duplicate]

i just upgraded my Ubuntu to 12.10 and i noticed that i get this message The location is not a folder whenever i try to access a mounted media (USB or even my other partitions). I am now unable to ...
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Gnome classic + Unity Dash

I like GNOME Classic more then GNOME Shell or Unity because it has a taskbar and Applications and Places menus on top. But the one thing i am really really missing is the dash from GNOME 3 and Unity, ...
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Where are my apps?

When I click on the dash icon in Ubuntu 12.10, it shows me some "Applications", but only eight of them. Where are the other apps? How can I browse for "System", "Programming", "Multimedia" and other ...
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How to change font hinting settings? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change fonts and adjust their size? I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10, and I wish to change the font rendering options (medium hinting, enable subpixel ...
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Why does webapps open another browser icon? [closed]

When I open the BBC web app, it opens another window of Chromium despite me already having one open. The happens with all of my web apps. The image above will show you what I am talking about.
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No desktop, only background with the Unity plugin

I tried all this stuff. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 and log in. Install the jibby you'll need to configure the settings by running this: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Then run ...
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How to make the Unity Launcher to be transparent?

How to make the Unity Launcher to be transparent ?
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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No Unity session after update

After I updated Ubuntu 11.10, LightDM won't show the Unity entry anymore. What can I do, to get the Unity (3D) entry back? NV drivers are fully working. I installed Gnome 3 weeks before.
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Is there a way to configure the “Super W” effect?

I'd like to configure the "Super W" effect, is it possible? I can't find it in the ccsm. Using Unity 3D in Ubuntu 11.10. Thank you.
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.desktop file. There was an error lunching the application

I a new ubuntu 12.04 user. I've read my stuff and copied/pasted code from here and there trying to make my second life client have a shortcut on the sidebar. I did this before... I did a format to ...
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How to compile a Unity scope? (Or: how to use libraries in Vala?)

I'm currently learning Vala, and after going through the basics I wanted to do an actual small project to make it more fun. For this, I thought creating a scope for Unity would be perfect (in this ...
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How do I start the Privacy and Activity Manager from command line?

This is the "Security & Privacy" dialogue in System Settings.
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How can I preserve the desktop's icon positions after reboot, on a dual monitor setup (Unity)?

I have a dual monitor setup running Unity on Ubuntu 14.04 Whenever I boot the machine, the system appears to forget the positions of my desktop icons on the right-side display (Connected via VGA). ...
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The “power cog” has disappeared [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 beta 1. The "power cog" (the button at the top right corner of the screen) seems to have disappeared. I am not sure what caused that because it was there when I installed 11.10 ...
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How can I create a launcher and also have it in the apps toolbar

I want an app icon for smart git. I can create one on my desktop with $ gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/ --create-new and selecting the smartgit.sh app. That works for an icon on the desktop. How ...
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How to fix the Gnome/Unity shortcut for an application?

I installed the development version of Gimp, then found it too buggy, so switched back to the Ubuntu repository version. In doing so, somehow Gnome/Unity/whatever became confused and now fails to ...
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dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The given address is empty

So I got this script change_wallpaper, based from the answer from this: Automatically change Ubuntu wallpaper at a certain hour and ran it through cron. # For changing wallpaper at a certain time */1 ...
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Why can't I move a window to the top left corner with wmctrl in Unity?

I've been playing around with wmctrl to take more control of my windows. I've encountered a weird behaviour where Unity reserves double the space. See this screen shot: I opened the terminal and ...
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Nautilus doesn't work… from command or from unity

I had a little bit of a problem when I uninstalled Gnome3 from my laptop (made it slower), and packages might have uninstalled a few things that nautilus needed in that process. Now, when I click ...
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System not reaching login on GUI

Yesterday I finally got around to upgrading from 10.04 to 11.04 (I'm very forgetful about such things). I did an upgrade through the update manager, first to 10.10, then to 11.04. Unfortunately, I've ...
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Diagnosing and fixing apparently random Ubuntu crashes?

I have read this question and tried to follow the selected answer's advice. I have also read this question but the second question I believe is unrelated to my issue. (But I'm not sure.) When Ubuntu (...
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How to make Unity Launcher menu be almost always hidden and not influence window placement

I'm using Unity on 11.04. I've had a look at the compiz-config settings but could not find any answers. I would like to change a few default settings in Unity Launcher. I would like to apply ...
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Is this PPA safe and will it work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are “PPA's” safe to add to my system, and what are some “red flags” to watch out for? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anton0/unity sudo apt-get ...
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Uninstalling unity results in booting to white screen

I installed unity from the software center then decided to eventually remove it. Now my desktop boots to a while screen. I get the nvidia splash and then a white screen. I can see my mouse pointer ...
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How to configure window switching functionality?

The currently selected window is hard to tell, most of the time I have to look at the title of the selected window in the top bar, there is no highlights on the selected window, how to fix that?
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Where are my “recent documents” in Unity?

I used to be able to get my recently owned documents with about one click from the drop down menu in Gnome2. In Unity I can't find recent documents anywhere. Searching on the net, there is some ...
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How to enable Unity 3D on an Nvidia Quadro 1000M

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, which has a Nvidia Quadro 1000M graphics card. At login, I chose the 3D version of Ubuntu, but somehow my laptop doesn't support this and switches to Unity 2D ...
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persistent notification for Unity launcher icons

I was delighted to learn about the demands_attention flag as explained here: Is there any way to initiate "urgent animation" of an icon on the Unity launcher from command line? However, ...
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Why is my card Unity blacklisted with all the requirements fulfilled?

The following is the Unity test output: OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation OpenGL renderer string: GeForce FX 5500/AGP/SSE2 OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 173.14.30 Not software ...
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Wine application in system tray

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. Somehow I managed to minimize one Wine application into system tray from where it cannot be restored - it does not respond neither to double-click nor to right-click nor ...
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Persistent Window Placement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open application in specific workspace Does anyone know a way of keeping windows in the place you put them, between shutting down and logging back on again, rather where ...
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Show windows on all workspaces? (scale addon not working) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Scale mode window on same workspace? Is there a way to show windows on ALL WORKSPACES? I can use alt+tab, after changing behaviour through ccsm, but Unity switcher only ...