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Compiz frequently resetting “Initiate Window Move” shortcut key back to defaults

since i am using quiet a few applications where i need alt+leftmouse shortcut to be available - i installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and changed the shortcut under "Enable Move Window" - ...
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How to remove unity upper panel in my customizes ubuntu os

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to remove unity upper bar panel and put this panel at the bottom of the screen. I need manual method to change it. I am ...
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Reinstalling nvidia drivers caused a problem?

I've been struggling with Ubuntu 12.04 for past 24 hours to setup nvidia properly. 1.I've checked out additional drivers tool and started downloading recommended package but stopped the operation in ...
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What is the difference between gtk-window-decorator and compiz-decorator?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed CCSM. I found that the default decorator was /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator. Is it correct? I am using the user configurations (the home directory of my user ...
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The future of Unity [duplicate]

I used 10.04 for work for a couple of years and found it to be awesome. Then someone convinced me to upgrade to 12.04 because Unity looked good. After wrestling with it for about 6 months I decided to ...
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Edges of some windows running across workspaces in Unity

I like to use the Compiz Grid keyboard shortcuts to put windows on the left half and right half of my screen. But I've noticed that when running programs like GVim or the terminal, which require their ...
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How do I get my Dashboard to advise anything but 'Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search'? [closed]

The statement Sorry, there is nothing that matches your search comes as a result (virtually invariably) upon my entering just about anything in the command line or search string in Dashboard. This ...
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Implementing Unity Global Menu

I'm working on a desktop (like XFCE) as a private project, and I would like to implement the Unity Global Menu in my desktop using python. I've looked at the Dbusmenu API and even Unity's dbus ...
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How to prevent unity changing workspace when activating window previously partially draged across two workspaces

How to prevent unity from changing automatically workspace when activating minimized window previously partially dragged across two workspaces the way that bigger part of window is in other ...
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How to get Ubuntu standard background settings dialogue back?

After installing the gnome shell in Ubuntu 13.10 the dialogue for changing the desktop wallpaper gets replaced with gnomes's dialogue, which is feature less, poor and useless thing. To illustrate the ...
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Problem booting up after upgrade

I am a novice in regards to the backend of computers! I have encountered the following problem. I updated 12.04.4 (LTS) and the unity interface has disappeared. Once the update was finished, I was ...
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Should Unity WebApps look like a webpage

I've got a few Unity Web Apps on my Ubuntu 13.10 MBP 17". When I click on them they open up to the sites web page in my browser. I'm just curious to know if the web-apps are supposed to do anything ...
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Missing dictionaries for spell-checking with kate and kile

Spell-checking works in Kate and Kile, but only for English texts. It is not possible to select another language and dictionary. The selection of the dict is available for Kate/Kile at: Settings -> ...
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How to enable visual effects (compiz) without disabling Unity?

How can I install compiz fusion (or whatever it is called) to have visual effects like windows burning to ash on minimize , rotating (3d cube) workspaces etc ? I was using compiz (ccsm) in 10.10, but ...
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Can't Change keyboard Layout in Cinnamon 2.0.6 Installed on Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10,and there was bug that you couldn't change your keyboard layout via "Shift+Alt",I updated it and there was fix for this bug. when i Installed Cinnamon 2.0.6 and ...
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Launch Keyboard Config GUI from terminal

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with the LXDE desktop. I would like to launch the standard keyboard configuration GUI tool but cant seem to find it in my menus. Can anybody let me know whats the name of the ...
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Firefox 27.0.1 Address Bar Completion Pop-up Text Blank

I can't seem to catch a screenshot, but the drop-down menu that appears when you're typing into the address bar with suggestions seems to be broken. The icons on the left-hand side of each suggestion ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Unity but without the “Big Brother” add-ons and prebundled app cruft

I just tried the minimal Ubuntu install (a 36MB mini.iso) to see if I could get a normal Ubuntu desktop installation with Unity but without the unwanted cruft such as Amazon/Ebay/Music suggestions in ...
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Alt Tab for all workspace

I thought Alt + Tab would cycle though all open programs that are in different workspaces. I think this should be dynamic according to if you have workspace toggle on or off. I know this can be done ...
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Window borders suddenly became transparent and ugly

All of a sudden my window frames got really ugly and smudgy. I suspect it came from an update of Ubuntu, using 13.10 with the latest updates. I would guess that unity is trying to make the window ...
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GUI programs launched from command line appear behind other windows

Often, when I launch a GUI application from the command line, its window will appear behind other windows. For example, if I make a terminal full-screen and launch gitk, it will not appear to have ...
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Is there a way to change the application icon theme?

It is relatively simple to change the overhead statusbar icon theme; I know how to do this. How can I change the icon theme used in many of the Ubuntu applications' controls to something less ...
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Unity launcher won't hide

first question asked on this site. Just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 from wiping the HDD, had it installed before with the same hardware and didn't have this issue. For some reason I'm unable ...
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Ubuntu desktop 12.04 Desktop Environment customization

I am a new Linux user, I want to accomplish the following settings of the followings no Dash icon no trash icon no workspace switcher icon In global menu bar, only show the current time, but can't ...
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Is is possible to swap the Ctrl and Super keys in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

First of all, this is not the same as Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity since Alt/Win are apparently the same key in my keyboard. So I have ctrl,super, alt/win as ...
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How can I hide encrypted volumes from Unity users?

Basically I want to make sure that users cannot mount or attempt to decrypt and mount local volumes. I figured for unencrypted volumes it is sufficient to create a noauto fstab entry that points to a ...
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Want to display Matlab figures in current workspace alone, Ubuntu 12.04

I use multiple workspaces of ubuntu 12.04 for my work. For instance, I run Matlab in one workspace and edit my documents in another. When I run my Matlab code, it generates multiple figures. However, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 hangs up sporadically [closed]

I am running ubuntu 13.10 (classic unity setup). It hangs up sporadically without any obvious reason. The last time it hung up at 18:01 (the clock showed this time). Here is the logs information from ...
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Problems after upgrading to 13.10 from 12.10

It's my first question and I am pretty much desperate by now. So please look upon any errors likely to occur in my question. So, I had Ubuntu 12.10 running alongside Windows 7 (which is the default ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for switch to specific window in unity Switcher

It is possible to bind custom key for switch to specific application? For example: super+1 switches to the chrome window (not a first in windows list). super+2 switches to the nautilus window Or ...
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Running programs missing in launcher

I'm using 12.04 Desktop. I often find that certain programs just don't show or vanish from the launcher even while running. This is commonly seen with Solitaire and now I see it with Libre Office ...
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Picasa won't stick in Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I just installed Picasa 3.9 (in Wine) in Ubuntu 12.04LTS with Unity. It works fine. I can launch it via the Dash OK. I can slide the Picasa Icon from the Dash to the Launcher & it stays there ...
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Hibernate option missing in ubuntu 12.04, after extending the Root partition

Till yesterday, the hibernate option was enabled and working perfectly fine. Today morning, I have extended the root partition by adding some extra free space to it. I used the gParted tool in the ...
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window title bars are not displaying correctly 13.10 when laptop plugged in

) As you can see the window title bars are completely messed up (partly transparent or white) when they should be all grey according to the ambiance theme when plugged in. And the weird thing is it ...
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Problem with Gnome 3 Internet Connections

I need your help. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I decided to give Gnome a try. I liked it more than Unity so I decided to stick with it. I customized many things to make it a better experience for me. ...
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Toolbar options not clickable

Not really sure how to better describe this issue, but most options in the toolbar cannot be selected or clicked upon and are darkened. It is not application specific, as it is present in almost every ...
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App, Home lenses not working

I've read every possible forum on this topic, however none of them seem to work. I have ubuntu 13.10 and i installed gnome 3.10 on it despite the warnings, it was badly incomplete and so i first ...
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How can I quit a frozen application? [duplicate]

I can't get Alt-F2 to do anything. The mouse will not respond; the application just freezes - way too often, I may add, way too often. Do I have a "bot" on my computer? What can I do if I do? ClamTK ...
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Swapping out icon set for a different one (13.10, Ambience theme)? [Solved]

I have hunted for an answer to this one, which must be out there, but I only seem to find older, out-dated "solutions". I would like to use the new Lubuntu Box Icon set in Ubuntu 13.10. But how?? My ...
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compiz put to next output does not work in all winsows configurations

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. Compiz "Put To Next Output" does not work for windows which were placed/sized with Grid Top or Bottom (Left, Right or full width). The window bounces back to previous location. ...
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Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout?

Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout? I know KDE does this, but would like Unity to remember what applications were loaded and to restart them in the appropriate ...
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Unusual graphic glitch in settings menu, among other windows

So I have this issue with how windows display in windows most prevalently in all settings menus, and I can't resize the window. I honestly have no idea what to call it, but it is an inconvenience that ...
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Nothing shows up [duplicate]

Just restarted my computer and this happens, tried switching desktop managers and the same thing. Help?
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shut down without extra question [duplicate]

When I select shutdown in the top right corner, I get an extra question in a new window in the middle of the screen with a big button to shut down. How can I directly shut down Ubuntu 13.10, without ...
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Modify indicator - increase distance between icon and text

This is my second question about theming an indicator-applet. With the theme I'm using (FlatStudio,it doesn't matter if Grey, Dark etc...), there is one small annoying bug: The distance between the ...
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“System is running in low-graphics mode” error [duplicate]

I am very new to working with Ubuntu and working with command line input. Last night I tried to install Netflix desktop app which required wine-compholio, wine-browser-installer and lib(I forget the ...
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Searching Window Spread in Ubuntu 13.10?

The super + w shortcut which "window spreads" will not let me search through windows. I tried messing with ccsm but still cannot figure out what is wrong. Ubuntu 13.10
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Can I run the Unity launcher in GNOME 3?

I would like to use GNOME 3 with the Unity launcher and dash. Is there any way to do this?
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Using hot corners, spread all windows function, all preview images are blank… any ideas?

Using Ubuntu 13.10 and unity tweak tool. I have the hot corners feature setup to spread all windows when I go to the bottom left corner. However ~97.63% of the time when I spread all windows, all ...
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Unity launcher and panel diappears when changing text colour in libreoffice

We have quite a few laptops (about 200) where the Unity launcher and panel disappears when changing text color in Libreoffice (latest stable with ppa:libreoffice/ppa). They all run 12.04 32 bits and ...