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I installed unity tweak tool but cant find it in dash

I installed unity tweak tool in the terminal but i cant find it to run in my dash. does anyone know how to run it
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Ubuntu booting into gnome not Unity

First I have installed Gnome and removed unity. But now I want back unity. So I again installed unity and purged gnome. Problem is on booting it boots with gnome animation and before it i have a black ...
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Delayed touchpad scroll event causes crazy zooming if top of the page is reached

I have been experiencing this issue for years and that is quite annoying :) If I scroll down using "two finger" touchpad gesture, the scroll itself takes effect immediately. But if I'm on the top of ...
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How do I get a Mac like Dock

I want to get rid of the normal Ubuntu task bar and have a dock displayed at the bottom of my screen. I tried using Cairio Dock but I dont really like it and still could not get rid of the default ...
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how to ensure all application's menu will be accessible (in any way) at any window manager?

In Unity 3D window manager, I use the global menu. When using another window manager, the application's menu are gone, there is no single way to access them, making most of them useless. Ex.: If ...
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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Can use a custom notification daemon for my own different notifications in my app?

I want to use a notification bubble that allows clickable buttons inside it (for a media player), but the default notify-osd/notify-send does not allow that (or is limited). Can i use other ...
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Unity hates my super key

I have a bone stock XPS13, ubuntu 14.04 I cannot figure out why my super key refuses to open dash. Alt works for shortcuts, super + w works for 'expose' and i used a keyboard tester to ensure all my ...
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Cinnamon Menu Not Working

I don't use cinnamon ,My mom uses it ,cause it's easy to navigate (In her opinion) using the windows like start menu, but i recently noticed the menu is not working, nothing works in the menu it ...
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How to open a file in the same display I am working it?

I have connected a LCD to my laptop. When I try to open a file in Nautilus, the target application opens in my laptop display, rather than the second display (in which nautilus window is open). I ...
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Accidentally deleted unity-greeter -> system won't load [duplicate]

Recently, I was quite pissed by the unity-greeter error dialog box on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64). So, I had the "wonderful" idea of deleting it... The thing is: now, the system won't start up, telling me ...
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Error Icon in the Unity-panel

I tried to install Teamviewer on Ubuntu and ran into an error. After this error, I cannot get rid of this "Error Icon" from the Unity-panel. Does anyone know how to remove this? Thank you.
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Window stuck in workspace

So, I was playing around with the workspace ByteCommander suggested and I was trying to move a window down to the bottom left workspace and it got stuck How can I hide all windows and show the ...
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Save battery by setting apps in inactive workspaces into a state like minimized

I'm interested if it's possible to make GUI applications on inactive workspaces (Unity) to behave like minimized GUI applications (is it the idle state?) in order to save battery life. What I mean ...
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How to change what images dash use in a GTK Theme?

I am tweaking a GTK Theme and got a problem. When "Dash" is opened, but unfocused(this means, that the mouse is not over Dash) uses the same image as an icon as when it's hovered over that particular ...
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Why do some Chrome Apps don't display a Unity launcher icon?

Some Chrome(ium) Apps don't properly display an icon in the Unity launcher. Example: Signal Messenger Screenshot of the Unity icon: Screenshot of chrome:apps: Content of ...
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Unity woes: where to put “natural scrolling” and keyboard remapping commands?

A long-time kubuntu/kde user, I'm suddenly forced to use 14.04 with Unity. For some unfathomable reason, there is no option in the Settings to remap the bucky-bit keys (in particular, move the control ...
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customise the appearance of the desktop screen

I came across this image of Ubuntu Desktop. Can somebody tell me how can I configure my desktop the same way? The image has the calendar on the top, some applets/widgets ?? on the right, which i ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Unity white border around windows

I am using 15.10, and out of blue i started getting a whitish border around my window (all the windows i open). I have nVidia graphics card with a updated driver. Everything was fine, no changes were ...
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How do I replace Unity with Android UI but still have Ubuntu underneath? (without emulation)

I would like to standardize my GUI experience but not lose the power of Ubuntu/Debian underneath. Has anyone tried to install Android on top of Ubuntu Server?
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Can't find installed theme in unity tweak tool 14.04

I downloaded gtk3 theme from http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Graymoon?content=175659 and extracted theme to /usr/share/themes, but unity tweak tool doesn't show it in theme list. Restart of PC ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop disppeared [duplicate]

Instead of the desktop UI, I get a blank "wallpapter" screen after the normal prompt for password. Cant power down except manually turn off computer power switch. Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Thanks.
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<Shift+Shift> layout switching works not as expected

I have two keyboard layouts, English and Russian. I selected <Shift+Shift> as a layout change shortcut and have used it for years. Earlier, on Elementary Luna, Gnome 3, the layout switched as ...
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Unity 8 - Stuck at login screen

i recently installed Ubuntu Xenial in order to install Unity 8 and test how it work with my graphic card (Intel HD 3000). First I updated the system and then installed U8: sudo apt install unity8-lxc ...
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drm:intel_pipe_config_compare error

I have Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS box with integrated Intel graphics (along with Nvidia GPU card) and now I am getting this error: [drm:intel_pipe_config_compare [i915]] *ERROR* mismatch in ...
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How can I show an icon in the panel if (and while) a certain process is running?

I have a script that works in the background. I would like to show an icon in the panel (only) if it runs; it should not show if the script is not running, just like the Dropbox icon. How can I ...
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Need help finding Dependency packages

I Dont know how to reinstall these things so i can use youtube from softwere center? ( unity-webapps-youtube: Depends: unity-webapps-common but it is not going to be installed
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Complete reinstall unity or downgrade from 16.04 to 15

I was happy with my ubuntu 15.xx When I activated the development sources in the software updater and did a full upgrade. Update failed halfway and I was left with a unity interface that didn't work ...
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Install another DE on Ubuntu..?

I can install another DE on ubuntu , so that the two desktops have separate programs ? for example if I install kde on ubuntu and then I login with unity , I do not want to see the kde programs. Is ...
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Numix Theme not showing up in Ubuntu 14.04

I have recently installed the Numix theme and the Numix circle icons. However, when I enable the theme and the icon set in Unity Tweak tool nothing appears to change on my desktop. The Launcher icons ...
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Icons on sidebar. Ubuntu 14.04

How I can remove icons on sidebar? Ubuntu 14.04.
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Unity Search Crashes

I updated yesterday. All seemed well. I started my machine today and noticed a number of strange issues. When ever I open the unity search bar my machine crashes. The mouse will move however all of ...
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Changing icon and text sizes (and toggling) for visually handicapped

I need to temporarily make everything larger: icons, text, etc. while I cope with a temporary visual problem. Is there an easy way to toggle between normal resolution and "large-print", if you will? ...
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How to make Unity Dash full screen?

When you hit the Windows key on the keyboard the dash opens: But I am using a 20" monitor and the launcher is smaller. Is it possible to make the Unity dash full screen? like the Gnome launcher? ...
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How can I mount NFS directory on Unity?

An NFS directory is shared by a SPARC server. Utilizing a Samba application, it is not a problem to link a folder shared by an MS-Windows server. But, it is hard to link a directory shared by an NFS ...
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setxkbmap error: “More than one layout variant on command line”

I need to set a stateless keyboard layout switch between uk and ro layouts while pressing right Alt. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. In gnome I do this with grp:switch in dconfEditor > gnome > ...
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How to run a program automatically and don't show the desktop? [duplicate]

I'm trying to provide our application together with a rugged computer, each time the user turn on the computer (for example, press the power button), our application runs automatically. When the ...
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.desktop file will not open with SpaceFm

While using Google Chrome I often drag website links from the address bar into a folder on the desktop for later reference. This creates a .desktop file that is essentially a link to a webpage. ...
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Does “mate” desktop environment use graphics acceleration?

Does "mate" desktop environment use graphics acceleration ? I know that Unity uses graphics acceleration, while Xfce doesn't. The reason I am asking this is because I need as simple as possible ...
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Unity: indicator and application menu stop working after switchnig between different user accounts

ubuntu 15.10 I have various user accounts. I have problems with the indicator and the application menu (they do not respond when I click with the mouse, although I can still access them with Alt+F10) ...
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Unsolvable Ubuntu 15.10 problems [closed]

I am relatively new to Linux. I have opened some questions here during my quest to keep Ubuntu as a main OS anyway. I managed to sustain a seemingly redundant installation and everything seems to work ...
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How to make Unity launcher change colour periodicaly

How to make Unity launcher change colour over time ?
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Ubuntu windowing

I am recent user of Ubuntu (other Linux distros), overall I am not impressed, and I really dislike the windowing features (the windows meaning). when I drag and edge of a window, I don't want a single ...
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How to get normal menus?!?! - Missing preferences in gedit [closed]

Before you assume this must be a dupe because everybody wants normal menus... trust me I've searched and it isn't. So, I want Windows-style menu bars, not Ubuntu's weird and stupid implementation. ...
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How to make active application float to the top of the launcher

How would one make icons on the launcher jump to the top of the launcher when switching to a window using Alt+Tab or by clicking that window's icon on the launcher ?
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Will 16.04 Unity 7 improvements be available in 14.04

I was wondering if the Unity 7 improvements made in 16.04 will be available in 14.04?
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Three Screens: Duplicate primary screen and have 3rd secondary screen without launcher

I have two screens, that I use for working and surfing, the primary (with unity launcher) is 16:9 and the secondary (without unity launcher) 5:4. When I have guests or lie in my bed I would like to ...
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Double alt+tab application slider

As picture below, there are two sliders, one overlapping the other. How to remove the top and keep the Ubuntu default? Ubuntu version: 15.10
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Unity wiped clean of all customizations

So I just booted up my desktop. On the actual login screen, all of my previous customizations seem to be there. I've installed the Numix theme and icon set, and that doesn't seem to be disturbed on ...
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After installing i3 I now have the i3 notification theme on unity. How can I change it back?

I installed i3 alongside unity but now I see the i3 notification box while on unity. How can I change this back to the unity one without removing i3? The other solutions to this problem seem to be ...