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Reinstalling Unity greatly increased start time

I had some issues with xrandr; namely, I set a primary monitor as DVI0 instead of DVI-0 which caused a whole mess of issues. After an hour of searching/messing around in the root terminal, I managed ...
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Make Unity my default DE [duplicate]

Am using Ubuntu Studio running xfce DE, I also have Unity installed, how do I make it my default DE. am new to Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu System Monitor

I'm doing a comparison about Windows OS and Ubuntu OS, and I know there is a "system monitor" in Ubuntu, can i know how it works and what is the function of it?
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Both unity 7 and unity 8?Desktop cube?

I want to ask you: 1) Can I have both unity 7 and unity 8 installed at the same time like I have unity and KDE right now?So that all i have to do is switch between them during logon? 2) How do I ...
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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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Unity/Gnome flashplugin dialog freezes session

Upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 and now when I launch Unity or Gnome sessions the session draws the desktop, hangs, and then offers this dialog: Data files for some packages could not be downloaded. ...
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Unable to launch Unity Tweak Tool

Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu, to the 14.10 version. To fix some problems with the graphic environment, I launched unity-tweak-tool and... It didn't work at all! If I start the program from the command ...
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How to install webapps ubuntu 12.04

I am a new ubuntu user using 12.04 version. I want to install webapps. However, I dont want the preview versions of webapps. I want latest versions. All the tutorials for installing webapps mention ...
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I can NOT change Alt Tab shortcut in ubuntu 12.04

My ubuntu is 12.04.5 amd64 kernel 3.13.0-39-generic . I want to use Alt Tab in Emacs , so I must disable it in unity. I cancel Alt Tab shortcut in system settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 desktop missing bars

When I start my laptop, I'm going to the BIOS settings and booting the laptop with Ubuntu 14.10, while the process, a message shows on a black screen, "…cant read pipe…" There's not enough time to ...
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Desktop not showing [duplicate]

My desktop is not showing anymore, just the desktop wallpaper and bottom text "ubuntu 14.10", no launcher and no panel. Please help me, I must finish my thesis. I was trying to reset Unity, and ...
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Enabling the scroll lock button permanently

I've seen posts already where people can use the command line to enable functionality of the "scroll lock" key. But can this be done permanently? If so, how? I appreciate the help! :)
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Unity/User Agent issues

So, there is a game called Transformers Universe that is designed with playing in browser in mind. I have installed Unity Web Player via Pipeline as every source has told me, and acquired a user agent ...
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Assigning Windows Key to Program

How do I assign solely the Windows Key with no combinations to launch an application like Google Chrome or Gnome Do? I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Slowness and Multiple icons in Unity Search

When I search an application/file in the Unity search bar, I get multiple icons (up to hundreds) of everything, and the search is extremely slow. I have Ubuntu 14.10, but the problem persists from ...
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Ubuntu 14.10(Utopic Unicorn), Displays menu is Broken?

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 from the software center, 2 days later I changed my Desktop Background from Settings-Displays , I may have updated the system with minor 3 to 10 MB updates from ...
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How do I get terminals to not have the gap when I snap them to corners? [closed]

See picture above to see what I'm talking about.
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No Unity dash after update on a fresh install. 14.04 [duplicate]

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and updated. The desktop loads but there is no dash, no launcher no anything. I was told to press ctrl+alt+F1 but the screen goes completely black. If I press ctrl+alt+F7 ...
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No date, notifications & such in top menu after “unity --replace”

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with the default Unity setup. Sometimes, (like when the bug where the password box disappears) I have to run unity --replace in another tty. But when I do that, the top bar ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity): rename workspaces

(related to this question, but that is outdated) How can I set the name of the workspaces?
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Sane alt-tab behaviour in Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity)

Say I have emacs and 3 terminal windows open. This is the way unity organizes them: one window group for emacs one window group for the 3 terminals With alttab I can switch from emacs to the ...
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black and white vertical lines in ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit yesterday in my PC. But today, desktop turned into striped lines many times and I had nothing to do except pressing the power button on CPU. Don't know why ...
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Black screen trying to use Unity desktop on a Samsung Chrombook

I cannot open the unity desktop on my Samsung Chromebook. When I toggle to it I get a completely black screen.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Default Desktop does not load. Unity seems to be crashed

For the beginning I'll say that I already tried solutions here and here, none of them seems to work. I tried compiz-config, tried to mv my .config/dconf/user file, tried to reinstall both unity and ...
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How to prevent suspend/resume hang after switching desktops

I decided to play around with different desktops to see if I preferred one of them over Unity. So I installed KDE, and some others, and then finally went back to the default Ubuntu desktop Unity. ...
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Applications unresponsive after Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. i386 running as 32-bit even though it is 64-bit in windows 7 (problem?). The Upgrade 14.04 auto update dumped grub loader. I remedied that. Once loaded and ...
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How to recover Ubuntu from bad Gnome remove?

Recently installed gnome-shell over Ubuntu, but it wasn't really as I rembered it so tried to go back. Followed a set of recommended steps here on AskUbuntu, mainly from this and followed the last ...
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automatically organizing windows on large monitor

I have 27" monitor running ubuntu 14.04. When I work, I usually have more than 5 to 6 application (windows) open, which I organize in such a way that some part of that window ( application ) is just ...
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How to not minimize the particular windows on Show Desktop?

I use Indicator Stickynotes 0.4.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity installed on it. After all windows minimizing with a Show Desktop icon or Ctrl + Super + D shortcut, notes are going with them too. I've ...
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Forcing time/date applet to show correct time

Ubuntu: 14.04 x86_64, all latest updates applied. After recent time zone change, time/date applet continues to show "old" time. tzdata package is updated. ntpd is working. date shows correct ...
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I have many problems after installing Gnome 3.10 [closed]

I just tried to install Gnome 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 and now my OS is totally destroyed. I am also seeing lots of lag. How can I revert it or install it correctly? I uninstalled it, but this did not ...
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Black Screen when playing YouTube Videos

The computer is a Toshiba Satelite Pro U300. It's worked fine up until a recent update about a week or two ago. When I try to play YouTube videos, the whole monitor goes black, and the computer seems ...
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unity broke after installing emerald

After installing compiz settings and emerald, unity broke in Ubuntu14.04. Desktop just shows wallpaper but unity and unity launcher doesn't appear. I tried uninstalling compiz and emerald and again ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the "SYSTEM" key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Unity settings were messed up when replacing it with MATE and launcher's gone

I tried in a previous installation to use only MATE and remove Unity, uninstalling all unity-related packages from Ubuntu 14.04. However, it happens I would probably need Unity to work with a ...
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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14.04 Always show menu items

Is there any way to have the menu items on window menus always visible? I hate the whole hide and seek thing and have searched Google and here but I'm unable to find anything on how to make them stay ...
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Additional variables for “Places” dirs?

I know that I can edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file to modify the locations of the various directories in nautilus' "places" list. I've even found that I can remove items from the list. Are there any ...
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Broken theme on startup

I use default Ambiance theme, but with Moka icons. From yesterday, when I start Ubuntu I get session with broken theme and icon files. If I go to System Settings and try to change the theme it has ...
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Unity Freezing on ubuntu 14.04 (new install)?

So my problem is as follows. My laptop seems to freeze randomly - at least the video output to my screen is the one that gets stuck. I could be doing anything from browsing or watching movies and the ...
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14.04 Development | Unity not going away

So I have been coding for a while now, and a few days ago, I decided I'd try out making an Ubuntu-based distro. Everything was going great: I had my software picked out, had my kernel configured ...
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changing unity dash icon

I tried to change the unity dash icon in /usr/share/unity/icons. I downloaded a .png with the same size and renamed it and copy-pasted to the folder, so I replaced the launcer_bfb.png with the new ...
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Mouse cursor dissapears when long-pressing Alt in Gedit

When I press Alt in Gedit, and hold it for two seconds or so, the mouse cursor disappears, and then as I continue moving the mouse, the cursor starts flickering. The flickering happens only inside the ...
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Is friends app not supported in ubuntu 14.10?

I was using friends app till I updated to 14.10.I used to get notifications, Since I updated the feeds are not getting updated and I am not getting any notification from the app. Is it not supported? ...
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Ubuntu unity webapps not working in Ubuntu 14.10

I installed livemail and gmail in Ubuntu 14.10 but I get a blank screen. Someone said that there is an update needed about something called Unity-Schema something. Anybody knows a work around or the ...
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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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Can't maximize multiple windows on double monitor setup

I have 2 monitors and let's say 2 pdf files opened on separate monitors. Now I will minimize pdf file on right monitor and then when I want to open it again, I press on PDF icon in Unity (on the left) ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 transparent window title bar

Is there a way to make the window title bars transparent in 14.10? The transparent panel and launcher looks wonderful, but without the transparency of the title bars, the whole surface looks ...
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Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App

I'm using Slack as an application shortcut through Google Chrome. It appears that unity uses the web's favicon for the launcher icon, which is neat. However, it seems to cache the icon for an unknown ...
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...