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Ubuntu Tweak unable to edit quicklists, Ubuntu 12.04.5

Hello! I've got fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.5, 32 bit and the latest Ubuntu Tweak version 0.8.7 from the stable PPA. The Quicklist Eitor seems to be unable to do anything with the quicklists: ...
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Permanently have a CLI/Terminal in one Workspace?

Is it possible that I could have a permanent CLI or Terminal in one of the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04, such that the Terminal/CLI would start on boot and could not be closed. I need to use the ...
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Uninstalling Xubuntu and returning to Ubuntu

Using 14.04 I'm having a problem removing Xubuntu, so I can return to regular Ubuntu. I tried removing: sudo apt-get remove abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview ...
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Cannot log into Gnome/Unity after upgrading to 14.04

System with Intel Core i3 CPU with integrated Intel i915 graphics System boots, shows login screen normally including configured background. After logging in to Gnome, Gnome Classic, Gnome Fallback ...
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Unity Doesn't Load On 14.04

I have already tried many different solutions. Running unity from tty1 does not make unity appear int tty7 (the graphics one). Running unity from a terminal inside of tty7 causes the screen to flash ...
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resolution problem after updating ubuntu and virtualbox

I updated virtualbox and guest additions and I believe sudo apt-get upgrade after this I can't use both monitors when 3d is enabled: Requested size (3840, 1080) exceeds 3D hardware limit (1024, ...
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HowTo change Mouse Cursors in all Windows and Applications?

I use Ubuntu Unity tool to change mouse cursors. But, now I have three differents results. 1) In Firefox I have the wanted result, my mouse cursor theme applied. 2) In Ubuntu I still have a white ...
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Parallels: Scale title bars and menu not working

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on my Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display with Parallels 10. Unfortunately the whole GUI is very small so it isn't very comfortable to work with. A fix for this ...
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Xilinx ISE Unity Launcher

I am trying to create a Unity launcher for Xilinx ISE 14.7 in Ubuntu 14.04. Here's what I have done so far: I installed Xilinx ISE 14.7 to ~/username Created a run_ise.sh script with the following ...
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How to edit the text that appears on the Unity login screen?

I was previously using Ubuntu 13.04 and had done PostgreSQL Advanced Server installation which edited my Unity login screen to include its title. I've since uninstalled that proprietary version of ...
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A required package was not found - Ubuntu SDK default template has this error

I want to do some Unity Scope development and I'm getting this error: CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/FindPkgConfig.cmake:283 (message): A required package was not found Here's a quick ...
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How exactly do global shortkeys work?

Many questions have been asked about specific bugs and problems with global hotkeys, media keys, etc. especially in Ubuntu 14.04. I'm still having difficulty troubleshooting them though, so I wanted ...
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Unity doesn't hide in VirtualBox Fullscreen Mode

I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works perfectly except the fullscreen mode. Windows expands to the fullscreen resolution, but Unity's Launcher and top panel always ...
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Reset user desktop to its default

I've been searching and no answer seems to apply. I've got Ubuntu 12.04 with 2 users created. One of the users messed up her desktop (top panel stretched out, left panel disappeared, windows have ...
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Autohide launcher does not work ubuntu 14.04

Altough I've setted to autohide sometimes this feature does not work. After restarting it works but after a short period of time again stops autohiding. Any shortcut to hide launcher? Or how to ...
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Snap window to corner

Using Ubuntu 12.04LTS precise. On my old laptop I could use CTRL+ALT+numpad to snap windows to corners. But my new laptop does not have a num pad on the keyboard. Is there an alternative shortcut? (Or ...
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Ubuntu Stopped working due to removed packages that have been gone for months

I've customized my install by stripping out all the unity packages that make the system unusable for me and replaced panels with AWN. sudo apt-get remove unity unity-asset-pool ...
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switching back to ubuntu from chrome os problems

im using a HP chromebook 14 and i just finished installing ubuntu on it. it booted up and i was able to switch back and forth between chrome os and ubuntu. i restarted my laptop and it booted back up ...
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After upgrade no GUI

I am new to Ubuntu. I recently received a 'hand me down' machine at work, and decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1, in the hopes of solving some problems I was having. The upgrade started fine, but ...
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How to remove the panel in the left side (the “starter”)?

How to remove the starter? The "panel" on the left side of your screen with all the icons on it - icons like Firefox, LibreCalc and so on. I have installed "docky" - so it would be great to delete the ...
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Display problems with ubuntu, mainly with size of everything

After installing ubuntu, everything is tiny, there is only one choice for resolution (3840x2160), and the "scale for menu and title bars" does not move no matter what i try to do with it. there is ...
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installing pulseaudio 5 has crashed system settings and other icons

I installed Pulseaudio 5 as I need to send sound to satellite Android speakers. Any way after install: Pulse audio does not boot, System settings won't boot(from icon or the menu), sound icon missing ...
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Make Scale / Window Picker preserve relative window positions?

When I use the Scale feature in Ubuntu 14.04, the miniature versions of the windows are not in the same relative positions on the screen as the actual windows. Suppose, for example, that I have 2 ...
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Unity doesn't load - no Launcher or Dash appears [closed]

I am using 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my simple Desktop-PC (3GHz Intel P4, 1GB RAM, Intel inbuilt Graphics, and NO extra graphic-card) so nothing to worry about graphic like nvidia etc. Here is ...
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After installing Gnome, icons in Unity changes

I install Gnome via apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After I rebooted, my Unity now look very weird. All icons are replaced by Gnome icons. Is there a way to get my Unity back to ...
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How to change default monitor

I have an Asus laptop with intergrated intel graphics and a nvidia GEFORCE GTX 760m. Im using the intergrated monitor aswell as a monitor hooked up with HDMI. They're both working fine i just can't ...
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No applications found in the Dash Home

Running 12.04: When I go to the Dash Home, it shows no applications, anywhere, including the Applications lens. I would include a screenshot, but I apparently need at least 10 reputation in order to ...
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Unable to run custom Launcher entry which should run app as root

I'm trying to add an option to my Launcher which would open the application as root. My /usr/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop entry looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 ...
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how to restore default graphic driver configuration

I am running ubuntu 14 on a mac machine. recently I notice compiz was too slow, so I changed from default generic driver to propietary. after that, I got a blank screen. I am able to enter recovery ...
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association window <-> .desktop file <-> launcher entry

I'm trying to integrate my JS code with unity using low level dbus messaging. I'm able to set launcher icon properties (progress, count, menu etc) for known .desktop files ( for example, ...
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Issues with Ubuntu Unity

When I boot into Ubuntu on my Dell Dimension 9100 with Nvidia 7300 le graphics, everything works fine until I login, then unity freezes after a few seconds. I need some way to boot into Ubuntu in ...
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Unity configure a desktop to occupy only part of the physical screen

Iḿ not sure if my question explains what I would like to do so please: I find myself constantly working with two different applications at the same time and if I want to see them both simultaneously, ...
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dash doesn't show askubuntu search results on 14.04

Unfortunatly I get no search results from askubuntu, although it should be integrated in unity-scope-home. Could anybody explain how to reconfigure the dash to get it working? I tried reinstalling ...
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How do i theme new Header-bar for gtk3 compnents?

in my themes i do now have header-bars definiton . I don't get the ambiance code in this point. I did see that they aren' t exactly like normal toolbars. and don' t behave like ones. Can someone ...
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Lost GUI after installed GTK. Gets warning-“System running in low graphics mode”

am using ubuntu 14.4.0 64 bit. yesterday i installed GTK, Glibc and it's dependencies. including, libffi-dev, libcairo2-dev, libtiff-dev, flex, bison, xorg-dev, libatk-bridge2.0 finally ...
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Failed to load session “ubuntu”, How to solve this problem?

i tried using Alt+Clt+f1 it shows welcome to 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.0.0-32-generic i686) do-release-upgrade sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-2d sudo ...
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I can't change my desktop settings

The background settings (right click on wallpaper) seem to be locked. I can't change nothing, not even my wallpaper. Any ideas?
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Please help install an Ubuntu desktop

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 base system on my IBM Thinkpad labtop. Then I installed the gnome-shell using apt-get, but it does not work: I have the error message "cannot open X windows manager". I ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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How to hide Unity launcher from one workspace?

I want to keep launcher active only in main workspace. E.g. I like to keep Citrix window in full display mode without launcher (in workspace II).
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How to mute sound effects in 14.04 via the command line?

Using the command line, I want to mute the sound effects in Ubuntu 14.04. The GUI way of doing so is going to System Settings (unity-control-center), then going to the Sound Effects tab: The answer ...
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Theme doesn't propagate for several minutes after boot

I'm using Unity on a standard Ubuntu install on my desktop, dual booting through Refind. I've installed the FGLRX drivers to deal with some graphics corruption (and make my dual monitors work ...
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how to get fan stacks like in mac osx [duplicate]

My system: Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Unity desktop. Docky. Compiz and its setting manager. MAC OSX theme from Noobslabs. I want to have the ability to launch a fan stack like you find in MAC OSX ...
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No acces to applications

I am trying Ubuntu and installed it in a Virtualbox under Windows 8.1. Everything seems to work fine, however in the upper left corner of the window "Applications", "Places", "System" and the like are ...
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Task bar and Launch bar disappearing Ubuntu 14.04

Seconds after its starts that the task bar and the launch bar were disapeared. And it get me unable to reboot, to close apps and access to application launcher. I think that is probably an update ...
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Ubuntu 14.041 Gnome with Unity crashes when using Gnome-RDP

Ubuntu 14.041 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) on DellLatitude E650 series Ever since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.041, the Gnome desktop periodically crashes when I'm running Gnome RDP. It doesn't happen ...
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Separate icons for Chrome and Hangouts in Unity

Is there a way to have separate icons for Chrome and Hangouts in Unity? All my Chrome windows and Hangouts chats are combined under the Chrome icon. I swear I've seen them separate before, but I ...
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How do I get to Unity from full screen XBMC (w/o exiting the program)

Yes, this is a noob question, but that's how bad I am at navigating in Unity. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I have XBMC to start directly at login (the machine is used primarily as my media player), and to ...
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Desktop shortcut and lock to launcher for phpstorm failed to launch program

I have just installed phpstorm, phpstorm can be opened via command line but I can't open the program via launcher or desktop shortcut and nothing error shown. - My phpstorm.desktop code : [Desktop ...
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newest kernel not loading

I got problem (maybe after automatic update - not sure) with loading ubuntu (14.04 lts) - it is now showing weird graphic during booting - something like this LINK and then black screen insted of ...