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Dash cant find music, videos and pictures

I use the ubuntu dash(launcher, starter?....) often to open documents and of course programs. I would like to open videos etc. with it too, but everytime I open the picture, video or music tab, it ...
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Activating Matlab from Command line and from Launcher [duplicate]

When I type Matlab (without sudo) on the command line for the shell, matlab properly opens. Then, on the left pane in Ubuntu 16.04, I tell Ubuntu to lock Matlab to launcher. However, when I try to ...
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Unity gone in 14.04, unable to bring it back

I tried a few discussions before deciding it would be wise to ask here. I don't know when I lost Unity desktop. I had to bank on Gnome and Cinnamon I had alongside Unity. I was using one of these ...
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unity video problems after do-release-upgrade to 14.04

After do-release-upgrade to 14.04, unity has video problems: The right-hand one inch of the screen is blank, and after 15 seconds the monitor goes into power-save-mode (i.e., it's blank). The ...
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16.04 with Unity - Icon with sound indicator icon is gone. How to activate it?

Since a few days the sound indicator icon is gone. I still have the network indicator icon, the time/calender and the user icon. But the main one with the volume controls is gone. How to activate it? ...
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Where does Unity/Unity-Greeter Load X Configuration From?

On my setup, I have one monitor that has been rotated vertically, and another that is the usual horizontal orientation. I've set all the display settings in my GNOME shell so everything looks fine, ...
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How to disable the “System problem detected” without disabling apport completly?

Is there a way to leave apport running in the background, creating its crash files in /var/crash but without Unity notifying the user about it? Removing apport-gtk only removes the application that ...
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How to display window titles on not maximized windows?

I recently moved from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS with all the resulting software upgrades. There have been a number of UI changes, but this one is most annoying. Windows that are not maximized do not ...
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Programs requiring SUDO authentication not launching from Unity search launcher and Synapse [Ubuntu, 16.04]

So, basically what's in the tittle. I can execute any installed program with both Synapse and Unity, but if it requires SUDO authentication (like Synaptic, Y-PPA manager) it doesn't launch. It's ...
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How can I add my username to the top panel in Xenial Xerus?

I would like to see my username in the top panel of Xenial Xerus. By default it is not present, as this screenshot demonstrates: How can I place the logged in username there and then easily reverse ...
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Hide sessions list after logon

On Ubuntu 16.04 with sssd/kerberos authentification on ActiveDirectory. Logon works fine, and I could disable session list on logon screen. But after logon, we can see the session list in the "...
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Blank desktop on Lubuntu 14.04

I get a blank desktop after logging in on Lubuntu 14.04. Have tried following this wonderful guide (among others), but it doesn't work for me. I have installed Unity and enabled it, but maybe this ...
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Backquote key not working after updating to Ubuntu 16 from Ubuntu 15

My back-quote key is not working anymore. I have set my keyboard layout to US, international with dead keys. It works when I launch i3 like before but when I launch with Unity, this key is the only ...
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Change top bar and font scaling on login screen 16.04

How can I apply font scaling (or just change font size) and top bar scaling at the login screen? I've customized my settings so the to bar is thinner and text is smaller and I don't like that the ...
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Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04: Not Showing on Dash and Application Lists

I just clean install Ubuntu 16.04 on my machine, and as usual I set it up to work, installing applications I usually use etc. Then I install Google Chrome, downloading the package from Chrome Download ...
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Just clicked “Restore Defaults” in Unity Tweak Tool and lost my launcher and panel

Please throw me a bone here...I did something like this last night and ended up having to reinstall 16.04 because I completely hosed Unity/Compiz. I was messing with some hotkeys in the Window Spread ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - no Unity, no Launcher, no Dash

After my latest sudo apt-get upgrade the launcher and the start bar on the left-hand side did no longer appear. Also, the Terminal did not load up when pressing CTRL + ALT + t. Ubuntu 14.04, 64 bit, ...
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Radeon 7870 Ubuntu amdgpu support. Unity is not loading

I have been looking for an information about amdgpu driver support for card mentioned in the title. All what I've found were infos from past few months which says that this card is not supported by ...
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Unity, Files/Nautilus doesn't appear on alt+tab switcher

When I press alt+tab to change between windows Files doen't appears, it's really anoying becouse when I try to access the previously oppened Files window I have to minimze everything or open another ...
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Switched to GNOME, no password prompt on wakeup

After months of using Ubuntu I decided to switch from Unity to GNOME. Everything is working fine except it seems like some settings haven't carried over. When I close my laptop and reopen it, it doesn'...
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How to set unity as default after installing ubuntu-gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 16.04?

Recently I installed gnome-desktop in my Unity Ubuntu 16.04.Now I want to set my Unity desktop environment as default. I installed Gnome by using these commands : sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-...
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Authentication not working

I've noticed that every time my graphical applications want to produce a window asking me for the password to get administrative privileges, said window never appears and instead the applications ...
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Cannot logout in Unity

When I logout, I can change accounts, but the account I have logged out remains logged in after changing to another account. Both accounts are then logged in, the check-mark appears next to both in ...
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I don't seem to have the gnome-terminal

When I press Ctrl + Alt + T, Ubuntu 16.04 opens xterm and when I search for gnome-terminal nothing is found. I searched for terminal and the only 2 applications there are XTerm and UXTerm. How do I ...
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How to disable animations in Ubuntu 16.04

For some reasons the animations really slow up my Ubuntu virtual machine. How can I disable all the frilly animations? Super Key Dashboard fade-in/fade-out Alt+Tab fade-in/fade-out Other? There ...
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Icon in Unity launcher (14.04)

Problem: Icon for Visual Studio Code is wrong. It uses the icon from the text editor Things I have tried so far: I tried setting the Icon with alacarte to /usr/share/code/resources/app/resources/...
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Unity shows nothing after login

After logging in, unity show only the wallpaper and the cursor. I've tried gnome and shows only a blank screen after logging. Something similar happens with flashback. So no window manager is working. ...
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How to refresh Unity's applications list after installing an app (using 16.04)?

so I just installed an app available on default and 3rd-party repositories --via apt-get--. My problem is that Unity icons for these apps doesn't show in the Applications list. I looked at Ubuntu ...
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Unity not working with amdgpu-pro in 16.04 LTS

I decided to install the amd-gpupro drivers because Kerbal Space Program was lagging severely. After putting radeon.modeset=0 into the kernel parameters in /etc/default/grub and putting amdgpu in /etc/...
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Ubuntu 16.04: My menu bar doesn't respond

No matter what program I have open, the menu bar won't respond correctly. It responds to the close/resize icons on the far left, but nothing else. It's there, but unresponsive. It started happening ...
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Sliding animation for Guake under 16.04

I know that there are a lot of posts about it, but I'm not so retarded not to have read them. The problem is that the methods of achieving it, described in all the posts I've found so far seem to be ...
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Adding a launcher item for a terminal program that has no UI

Please see the edit at the bottom! I have followed here for adding an item to the launcher. Here are the contents of my new .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=OpenRefine Comment=2.6-rc....
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Change Image For Launcher Shortcut

I created a desktop shortcut that opens Firefox to a particular URL following these instructions. In the instructions they show you how to customize it with a particular image. I was able to do this, ...
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Mozc “Input Mode” menu not shown

Left: How the Mozc menu is supposed to look like (notice the Input Mode menu) Right: How it shows after upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 (notice the lack of Input Mode) The default input mode being ...
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Migrating from ubuntu 14.04

currently I am using ubuntu 14.04 on Dell latitude 3550 i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, 16 gb ram, 500gb hdd. I use it mainly for programming, using Intellij ulitmate 14.1.7. The system hangs up a lot and I ...
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devilspie2 - Cannot position window flush with top of screen

I am trying to create a devilspie2 setting that places an evince window that opens a particular file ("scratch.dvi") at a certain position in the screen. I would like it to place it such that it is ...
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Remove XFCE Start-Up/Loading/Boot Screen While Keeping XFCE

I've recently gotten Xfce on my Unity machine. I want to keep Unity and Xfce, but how do I remove the boot/loading screen that says "Xubuntu" when I want it to say "Ubuntu" like it did before I ...
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How to remove Google virtual mount drive from Ubuntu 16.04?

I tried Gnome 3.18 Google Drive integration feature to access my Google Drive USE GNOME 3.18 GOOGLE DRIVE INTEGRATION FEATURE IN UNITY, XFCE AND OTHER DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS [UBUNTU 16.04] which works ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not shutdown properly from GUI

If I try to shutdown Ubuntu from GUI (gear icon in top right > Shutdown > Shutdown) nothing happens. The running applications stay open, the Desktop does not disappear, nothing. I can continue ...
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System Settings won't open Ubuntu 16.04

A few days ago I noticed that the battery icon on the menu bar wasn't there anymore so I tried to fix the problem through settings but when I clicked on the GUI icon it wouldn't load so I looked up ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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Interactive prompt displayed but ignored on ACPI shutdown event (16.04) [duplicate]

This is a very weird issue, and I've consulted the usual resources but found nothing. When I press the shutdown button, I expect to see an interactive prompt -- e.g., "Shutdown / Reboot / Suspend / ...
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Jar files in the Ubuntu Hud

So I have a few jar files that I frequently use (Minecraft and other launchers, to name a few) and they show up under the "File and Folders" section. If I open other files that have a similar file ...
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alt-tab for IR remote

is there a way to set up a key combination that brings up the alt tab interface and leaves it up after releasing the keys, allowing to navigate between open windows with arrow keys and selecting them ...
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Hearthstone+Battle.net Ubuntu 12.04

Since a few days, I have trouble connecting to Battle.net through wine with my Ubuntu environment (12.04, Unity precise) that I installed on my chromebook. It seems the launcher can't reach internet ...
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Unity not loading after uninstalling kubuntu

I installed kubuntu to see what its like, hated it and wanted to go back to unity. So i uninstalled it. The problem now is that I dont seem to get unity running. Booting always hangs at a list with ...
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Opening Simple screen recorder fills up the panel with multiple icons

I have installed the lubuntu desktop today from the software center. I was using Unity and it was so slow for some reason. When I open simple screen recorder, the panel got filled with multiple icons ...
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Bug fixing test/checker any tools in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Bug fixing test/checker any tools in ubuntu 16.04.Just,I want to know any process.
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How to menubar/taskbar move bottom position in Ubuntu 16.04?

Menubar/taskbar move bottom position in Ubuntu 16.04.
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Why this behavior with Nautilus Launcher in 14.04?

Silly and inconsequential, but ... I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. When I right click on the file drawer icon for Nautilus on the launcher, I don't get a consistent response. Sometimes, I'll see ...