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Unity doesn't work on VNC server under 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I find the Unity destkop in vnc4server never works as it did under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here is my ~/.vnc/xstartup for vnc4server: #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources ...
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Issues with my File manager - Files [duplicate]

While a window of the File manager is opened, on clicking the files icon, in Unity, should open the minimised screen. But Files application opens another new Window. This is reaally annoying as I end ...
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Systematic way of finding shortcut associations

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and all that. Is there a way to systematically lookup for any shortcuts associated with a key combination? I could scan the System Settings gui and Compiz Setting ...
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plymouthd crashed with sigsegv in ply_trigger_add_handler()

i use clean operation in recovery mode to make some free space.But after this operation i cannot see unity desktop while login in as default user, but i am able to login as guest and root.i tried lots ...
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shortcuts for external display/settings?(14.04/unity DE)

OH! there may be more being asked here than this page is for,so PLEASE,feelfree to slip this query into the right page if that is at all possible. it is ultra-urgent,as we are now disabled by what has ...
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Wine Systray Not working on Unity Ubutnu 14.04

The problem is that the wine systray is not working in my unity desktop on ubuntu 14.04, any other apps for ubuntu (Skype, Steam-ubuntu version-, transmission) they work fine, just the Wine systray is ...
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Missing menu bar 14.04

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some time without problems. However my menu bar has just disappeared and I cannot access any applications. My wallpaper and documents on the desktop appear and when ...
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How do I run a script on Unity login/logout?

I have two scripts - one to mount some folders over SSHFS - and one to unmount. I would like to launch the mount script when my default Ubuntu desktop is launched (after I log in at the graphical ...
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Is this a security risk/concern?

According to: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Linux_Viewer#Installing_and_Running The Second Life Linux client entirely runs out of the directory you have unpacked it into - no installation step ...
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“Depends: ___ but ___-saucy is to be installed” type broken dependencies after Trusty upgrade

The installer threw an error near the end of the 14.04 Trusty upgrade. unity-control-center is not installed and upon trying to install it I now have a chain of broken dependencies which, after going ...
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How to disable notifications for a specific application?

I recently installed the native Linux Spotify client on my Ubuntu 14.04, which works like a charm. The only thing that really really annoys me is that I get a notification for each new song that ...
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Unity not working in 14.04.01 LTS, blank desktop

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS as a dual boot installation (the other OS is Win XP with SP 3), but when I log in there is nothing on the desktop, just the background. My computer: Intel D865PERL, ...
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Running KDE Connect in vanilla Ubuntu

So I'm new to Ubuntu but not inexperienced with customizing open source software, and I recently learned about an application called KDE Connect -- ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lightdm and Unity optimal configuration

What I'm using: SonyVaio Vpcef2e1e (with 4GB RAM and Ati mobility radeon™ hd 4250) In the old days I never had issue with the graphics. I had to fight sometimes to add drivers to the graphic ...
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Key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports

Alt-` is used to switch between an application's windows in the current viewport in Unity. Is there another key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports? I do not ...
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Changing windows layout close,minimize,maximize,menu keys

I've searched out around and found out this useful tool named Unity Tweak, however once I try to change my key (close, minimize, maximize & menu) positions, nothing happens... Not sure if I'm the ...
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How to display the skype indicator on the status top-bar?

How do I to display the Skype indicator on the top bar, please? I'm actually running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. Architecture: 64 bits. And, I haven't customized my theme. I've tried to follows ...
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Set mouse scroll as shortcut for just one application?

I'm using Unity in Ubuntu 14.04, but since I can't put the Unity dock on the bottom of the screen, I've set it to hide and set the sensitivity low enough that my mouse can't activate it and slide it ...
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How to enable single click?

I have Ubuntu 13.1 installed with the default window manager and DE. I am trying to enable single click so I can open files and folders with only one click. I tried googling and all results said to ...
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launcher icons can not be changed

I deleted something cache folder since I can not move and delete icons from the launcher bar. I did a reset the icons, reinstall desktop and unity, the whole system (didn't touch the /home) could ...
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Sidebar in Ubuntu 14.04.1 [duplicate]

Hi I'd like to know before I download, is that left sidebar still there and not movable to bottom -without playing with codes. Thanks.
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Not able to hide hidden files / folders from nautilus broswer

This is the issue in Ubuntu 14.04 I am not able to hide hidden files/folders permanently from nautilus browser. i am able to hide hidden files/folders from nautilus browser temporarily but when i am ...
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Open terminal in 'always on top' mode on startup

I want Ubuntu to open a terminal in the lower right corner when I log in, with the always on top mode enabled. I have made a script which does this when I run it from a terminal, but it does not work ...
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Problem with Script not working properly when ran from Custom Launcher

I am using 13.10 and I have created a Launcher that I want to place on my Desktop using help from other posts that I found here. My problem is (I think) that my Launcher doesn't execute my script. ...
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Installing logger pro on 12.04 LTS over Crouton

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 Bit on my Acer C720 chromebook over Crouton unity. I'm trying to install Vernier's Logger Pro but failing horribly. The application simply doesn't start when I double ...
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Problems with shortcuts in the Unity Tweak Tool

I'm having problems with my Ubuntu 14.04 (Unity). I configured shortcuts corners several times, however, they do not work. Especially, the shortcut "show desktop" belonging to Docky. I'm using the ...
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Bricked - tty mode incorrect, terminal disabled, unity broken

After installing VirtualBox unity seems to be uninstalled.. Launcher and task bar are missing. I can't access terminal from the normal ctrl alt T command. I tried logging into TTY mode but it says my ...
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System Settings/ appearance

I upgrade the Ubunto from 12.04 to 14.04 and, I can not find the appearance in the system settings, beside some other settings. May someone help me with it?
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How to see, which key is pressed, as seen by unity window manager?

After a system crash, the shortcuts I use for switching the workplaces with Mod_3 modifier (e.g. Mod_3 + Left to switch workplace left) ceased to work. I use the following .Xmodmap script: remove ...
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How to turn off window refreshing during resizing

I have noticed that ever since upgrade to 14.04, when working with R, resizing a window triggers thousands of redrawing requests. This is able to kill off my session completely if the redrawing takes ...
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Unity Launcher “application start” feedback in custom theme

When I start application in Unity, the application launcher icon blinks informing me that something is happening. That's a behaviour in default Unity theme. However, in theme I use (Moka) such ...
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How do I create the “Gnome-Desktop-Item-Edit” program's launch icon with root privileges and more?

I personally dont prefer running commands in terminal to achieve a task and prefer apps to execute the job. Creating launcher for apps is one such command where I prefer the gnome-desktop-item-edit ...
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How to avoid unity lens to capture the meta key so I can use EMACS? [duplicate]

When I use the graphical EMACS and I want for, for example, execute M-x . as soon as I press the Meta key the unity dash opens and I lose focus from emacs, this is really annoying. how do I avoid ...
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Get back the original Ubuntu Desktop after removing Mate

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 and later installed Mate desktop environment. I did not like it and wanted to switch back to Ubuntu Unity. I removed Mate Desktop from the system also. But I have several ...
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Open apps can not be activated after a while

I just bought a system 76 kudu pro with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. When I have a few applications open and haven't used some of them for a while and want to use them again, it won't work. The apps are ...
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Can't I open an app without a keyboard?

Any application which is not locked in the Launcher can be opened via searching for it. But how do I open an application without the help of the keyboard? That is, without typing in the search field. ...
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How do I fix Unity crashing after using Unity Tweak Tool to set Window spreading/scaling?

The problem: After setting Window spreading to on in Unity Tweak Tool, Unity will crash on trying to initiate the Window spread/Scale Compiz effect. This results in the Unity panel and launcher, as ...
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How do I disable changing proxy settings?

I've got several machines, running 14.04.1, for kids to access. Each machine has accounts for each kid, as well accounts for several adults. Although I've set a system wide proxy use policy, it ...
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How to make Ubuntu 14.04 run with less lag?

I recently updated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and for the first time it worked! However, whenever I move my mouse over an application icon on the unity shell, the animation takes forever to ...
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Screen tearing with GT 730M (and no Sync to VBlank option in Nvidia settings)

I've got problems with screen tearing while using Geforce gt 730M (GPU is Optimus with additionally Intel 4000). Tearing appears during scrolling websites, watching movies, playing games etc. I've ...
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Modifying common keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu [14.04]

I need to modify the Common Applicaton Shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 so I can use the Super (Windows) key instead of Ctrl. I looked them up in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts but there are no ...
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Untrusted application launcher (symlink)

I have tried: Untrusted Application Launcher and Untrusted application launcher? neither of above applies to this case, as I made a symbolic link: /usr/share/applications$ ls -la onboard.desktop ...
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Unity 14.04 Desktop does not take focus for “focus under mouse”

I am using an updated 14.04 Ubuntu with Unity (regular setup, nothing fancy or custom). I have "focus under mouse" enabled. This works fine, except that the Desktop cannot get the focus - this is a ...
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Theme lightdm-gtk-greeter

There are a couple of question that deals with changing the icon theme / desktop theme of the lightdm-greeter. I wonder if it is possible to change other parameters of the greeter in order to be ...
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Why doesn't 'launcher.set_property(“urgent”, True)' work?

My script: #!/usr/bin/python # update bar on dash icon by stdin # ex: for i in {0..100};do echo "$i";sleep 0.3;done | ./$0 import sys, time from gi.repository import Unity, Gio, GObject, Dbusmenu ...
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How to find a Window which should be visible on Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I have Keepass2 in my Launchbar. I do execute Keepass and I can see it is executing by a small arrow. With statement : ps - fu bernard | grep keepass2 results into : bernard 2433 ...
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Disable system shortcut for a single application

When I use emacs, I want to be able to use C-q (quoted-insert). However when I do that in Unity, the program quits since C-q is the system-wide shortcut I set for closing a window. I want to keep C-q ...
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Programs never open in foreground

Why don't programs open in the foreground? How can I change this behavior? Nautilus will open in the background, Remmina (the remote desktop program) also opens in the background. I have to click on ...
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QT applications indicator and appmenu don't work / ubuntu 14.04

I'm not sure when this happened,but form yesterday,I found my VLC player's indicator and appmenu dont work. there is no indicator icons and appmenu doenst appears on the top bar. Not only VLC but ...
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Why do I have question marks instead of ordinary icons? [duplicate]

Some applications produce question marks for their subwindows in the unity menu instead of ordinary icons. What could cause this behaviour?