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Can I change what displays the Launcher is shown on [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Duplicate Second Unity Launcher on Dual Screen In precise, when using a dual screen setting, the Unity launcher is present on both screens: Is it possible to have ...
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How to navigate and launch installed applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? How can I configure Unity? How do you navigate and select via keyboard installed applications in Unity? Previously, I ...
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How do you pin your favorite apps to the dash? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I edit which icons appear in the Unity dash? how pin your favorite apps to the dash? eg replacing Firefox - explore the web ("explorar la web") with opera in the ...
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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 do I remove Lubuntu Desktop from Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to completely remove desktop? When I installed Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 on my computer I also added the lubuntu desktop to try using the following command: sudo add-apt-...
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How to change the default volume name?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. When I mount the logical volume through Unity dash or the File Manager it creates the mount point at /media/$USER/557808d2-b3a5-4bf2-b84b-93a3b42ce36a. I want to change the ...
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How can I either lock items in the launcher OR restore a set of items in the launcher?

I admin a batch of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop machines in a public library (they are diskless and boot via DRBL). Sometime users (I'm guessing kids) remove icons from the launcher. I want to either prevent ...
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Uninstalled aplications still show launcher icons under installed aplications?

The question is in the title, I always remove applications that I do not use after installing or upgrading, this includes games etc (wish it was possible to install Ubuntu with no applications then ...
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Prevent unity launcher icons from highlighting across workspaces

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity DE and enabled the multiple workspaces. Now currently, when I open e.g. Firefox in workspace 1, move to workspace 2 and open a Terminal there, I still have the Firefox ...
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The brightness gets reset after unlocking

I'm getting this annoying behaviour (didn't occur on any of the previous releases), every time the display gets lock after typing the password the brightness is reset to 100%. But when I open the "...
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14.04 unity does not start after login screen

In Ubuntu 14.04, after arriving at the lightdm login screen and entering my password, the screen briefly disappears, but then comes back to the login screen. When going to terminal with ALT-CTR-F1 and ...
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Unity broken after package install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've managed to break my computer yet again, and this time, all of unity for my user is horribly corrupted. This happened when I tried fixing a problem I've had for a few moths with my Nvidia card ...
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How to add a bookmark to the Home Folder icon in Unity?

In question How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity? there is an explanation of how to add my favourite places as a quicklist in the home icon in Unity (i.e. Videos,...
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Increase Menu Bar Size

I'm wondering if there is a way to increase the menu bar size at the top of the screen. I installed 12.04 LTS on my home theater pc, but the mouse isn't as precise (pardon the pun) as on my laptop. I ...
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How to increase text size?

the option at the login screen indeed makes the text bigger and easier to read but it only seem to be in effect for the login screen. When I login to the desktop, everything is back to normal size. Is ...
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Panel opacity should change the indicators' menu opacity, is this a valid bug?

In Ubuntu 11.04 with unity 3.8.16-0ubuntu1~natty1 when clicking an indicator its icon turns opaque and the menu shown is also opaque, regardless of the panel opacity value. I think both the icon when ...
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Stop alt from trying to drag my window?

I cannot find it in the keyboard settings at all. In previous versions there was a tick box saying something along the lines of "use meta key instead of alt to drag windows?" So how can I prevent alt ...
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Ubuntu 12.10, cannot resize any window

I am using the unity interface and i usally work with maximized windows. However lately i noticed that i cannot resize windows. I can get them maximized and to normal state. When in normal state i ...
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Screen completely screwed up when in dual screen in Unity [closed]

Ok, I read Unity has problems when in dual screen mode, but this seems something different from the bug I read filed. As soon as I attach the secondary screen I get both screens completely screwed up ...
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Can I remove 'dash home' from the Unity launcher?

How can I (if it's possible), remove the dash home icon on the unity launcher. My reasoning is that it is slow (taking a few seconds to open) and I much prefer Synapse for launching applications and ...
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Jerky mouse movements

As the Title indicates I have some problem with delicate movement of the mouse in Ubuntu fresh installation. The jerkiness is shown more at small and slow movements when the mouse will move a 2 ...
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Why Recent Items are not being deleted even using the Privacy app in Unity?

I wanted to remove certain things from the Recent folder and used the Privacy app as indicated on this site. However, nothing has changed. The files are still in the folder and , even though I changed ...
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No GUI after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 15.04 to 15.10 today. To do this I used sudo do-release-upgrade. The upgrade to 15.04 went without any problems, but after upgrading to 15.10 I only get to console/...
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How can I use gnome shell by default instead of unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? I don't like unity much. I have no trouble to log out and log back in with gnome, but if I reboot my ...
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15.10: 'startx $(which unity)' fails when booting to console

I followed this answer and ran the following commands on my 15.10 with Unity Desktop to boot to text mode: sudo systemctl enable multi-user.target --force sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target ...
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After installing gnome desktop, desktop disappeared

I need your help in order to get out of a mess I've got in. After installing successfully Ubuntu 13.10, I wanted to install some missing codecs in order to open mp3 and mp4 files. I found the solution ...
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Run command don't run command line programs

In Unity there is some menu called "Execute a command", which could be run by shortcut ALT + F2. It is working fine only when I try to use it to run GUI programs like e.g. gedit. It is completely not ...
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Setting LANG for SublimeText from Unity

I am trying to run SublimeText with the package control addon and each time I open it using the Unity launcher I receive this error. So far I have tried following the instructions provided by ...
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Unity 3D rename workspaces?

Any good way to rename workspaces in Unity 3D (e.g. compiz)? Back when I was running metacity (e.g. old Gnome 2) we could called them useful names like "Personal", "Work", "Development", "Media", ...
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Can I stop NFS shares appearing in the launcher?

I have about half a dozen NFS shares mapped to my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Each one of them shows up as an icon in the Unity Launcher. This is unnecessary and annoying - they take up a fair bit of space, and ...
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Swiping left on the touchpad opens the photo search. How do I disable this?

It's almost random, but most of the time, if I swipe from right to left on the touchpad of my keyboard, it opens the photo search. I have not been able to locate any setting/tweak that explains this ...
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Unity tweak tool - make the Launcher fully transparent? [closed]

I want my Launcher to be transparent, so I check "Transparency" in Unity tweak tool and... it's solid. When I uncheck the transparency button... it is transparency. I've made gif to show it clearly. ...
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Change LightDM session name entries for Desktop Environments?

When using LightDM, sessions, (not usernames) are named in a way I would like to change, for example, Ubuntu is Unity 3D, and I would like to name it that way, the following to: Ubuntu 2d to Unity ...
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Can I control where an application launches so it doesn't make my launcher autohide?

Is it possible to lock the spawn location of applications so they don't hide the unity bar? At the moment applications launch up the top left of the screen, pushing out my unity bar (which is really ...
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How do I get the Wicd manager to appear in the system tray?

I have a Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) on which network Manager does not work. I have replaced it with wicd, and accepted work·around. With the traditioanl Gnome, the wicd connection would appear in the ...
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Unable to sign into 11.10 user

I upgraded to 12.04 today from 11.10 from a bootable thumbdrive. The upgrade took approximately 8 hours. I had to make a new user, and I'm unable to sign into my user that I used in 11.10. I can see ...
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How do I fix the icons after manually installing LibreOffice 4.0?

I removed the previous version of Libreoffice and installed the current Libreoffice 4.0 from libreoffice.org/download. But now the icons and global-menubar are inactive: see screenshot. Click on the ...
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How do I stop the unity side bar from apearing when I try to drag & drop?

Every time I use Drag&Drop (even with Bookmarks in Firefox or songs in Banshee) the unity side bar apears and often blocks the place where I want to drop it. Is there a way to fix this? EDIT: ...
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3D compiz effects choppy and slow. How to fix?

I have a ATI proprietary drivers but it makes the Unity 3D very slow except 2D. Like everything works but it runs a bit slow and choppy. You could even see it when you see the loading circles on the ...
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How do I use Compiz's “Scale Window Title Filter”?

I saw an answer that described filtering the windows in compiz scale. The feature seems to be Scale Window Title Filter. I have Scale, Scale Addons, and Text turned on in CompizConfig. When I invoke ...
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How can I open two half-screen windows in a row without overlapping?

I use a monitor that is exactly 2×1024 pixels wide as a substitute for a dual-screen configuration. In Ubuntu 10.10, I could open two windows in a row and each would be automatically placed on a ...
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Screen turns off without reason

The precise problem The screen turns off the display suddenly, and does not respond to the mouse or keyboard. What actually happens?? When I am working on my PC (OS - Ubuntu 14.10) suddenly without ...
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Network connection icon has disappeared from the panel in Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.10 from Ubuntu 13.04. When I tried to install Java in the terminal, I got a message that said: some repository files failed to download. They have been ignored, or ...
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Wine Systray Not working on Unity Ubutnu 14.04

The problem is that the wine systray is not working in my unity desktop on ubuntu 14.04, any other apps for ubuntu (Skype, Steam-ubuntu version-, transmission) they work fine, just the Wine systray is ...
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Can I add wine application category list to unity dash?

In the dropdown list of application categories wine is missing and so all wine applications are missing as well. How can I add wine applications to the application category?
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Printer scanner driver for Epson Workforce WF-5320

Having trouble with setup here. I have 64-bit Ubuntu Unity 12.10. First I ran sudo apt-get install xsltproc Then I clicked accept on the Epson website here. I downloaded iscan-data_1.25.0-...
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Dolphin does not show thumbnails

I have changed my Unity default file manager to Dolphin. Problem: video thumbnails don't show up anymore. In Nautilus the thumbnails are shown correctly. How to make Dolphin show thumbnails?
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Is it now safe to install/uninstall GNOME 3 from the ppa?

I saw a question where someone mentioned having GNOME3 + Unity on the same system. When will it be possible? NB: I'm referring to installing from the GNOME3 PPA. Please do not tell me how to add the ...
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How to remove status options from Messages Indicator? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. I'm willing to have an indicator for my Gmail inbox. My current situation : I now use unity-mail, which works great with indicator-messages and is fully ...
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Sound doesn't work in Unity, but does in Ubuntu Classic

I recently updated to 11.04, and it seems rhythmbox broke for me in the update, as well as the new default, banshee. When I try to play a song, the play button changes to a pause button, but nothing ...