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Unity3D Warning Updating from Ubuntu 12 to 14

When I try to update from Ubuntu 12 to 14 I get the following warning: Running the 'unity' desktop environment is not fully supported by your graphics hardware. You will maybe end up in a very slow ...
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Have xfdesktop instead of nautilus on unity session

XFDesktop has cool features, like rotating wallpapers and such. Is there a way to have it handling the desptop background instead of nautilus in a normal unity session? I've tried closing nautilus ...
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panel in 14.04 is not fully transparent

There are two images just to show what I mean. In 12.04 top panel was 100% transparent. See the picture below. 12.04 In 14.04 the settings are the same, but there is no 100% transparency. See the ...
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How do I change the icon for .doc, .odt, .ods .xls .ppt filetypes from LibreOffice icon to OpenOffice icon?

The "problem" I am facing is that I uninstalled the Ubuntu 14.04's default LibreOffice and installed OpenOffice , but the .doc, .xls, .odt, .ods .... files even though they open by default with ...
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How to let Virtualbox guest capture the full screen (including system bar area)?

I am using a Windows 7 (64 bit) guest with an Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) host. I just recently upgraded to Virtualbox 4.3.16 r95972, although this problem appeared before upgrade--at the very least in the ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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Adding my launcher to the Unity Launcher automatically. How?

Based on official documentation: In order to add your launcher to the Unity Launcher on the left, you select and drag it onto the Launcher panel. Alternatively, you can place your .desktop ...
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gnome-session-flashback desktop — is just booting into gnome enough or do I need to uninstall unity?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. If I want to run Ubuntu with a less performance-sucking GUI than Unity, is it enough for me to install gnome-session-flashback desktop and set the system to boot ...
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SSD is more sluggish in Unity than my HDD on 14.04

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my old Dell 6400 laptop with 2Gb RAM (max) with a small 60Gb HDD and Unity performance has been fine. Last night I dropped in a 128Gb Adata SP600 SSD and installed ...
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Create .desktop files via GUI [duplicate]

I used Mint for a long time and we have an option to add launchers to the desktop on mint. Since I've shifted to Ubuntu for now, this has seem to become such an annoying task, to create .desktop files ...
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“Date and Time Settings” GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working?

I have been trying to access the Date and Time setting in my Ubuntu 14.04 to modify the time (which is wrong). I click in the hour in the top-right corner of the top bar, and then in "Date & Time ...
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Menu in title bar for all users

How may I apply the setting to all users on a given system?
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No longer able to move messages in Thunderbird using HUD in Ubuntu 14.04

I used to use the HUD in Thunderbird to move email messages to different folders. I found this a useful feature in Ubuntu 12.04 as I have a lot of email folders and it is quicker to use the HUD than ...
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How to disable program switching (alt+tab equivalent) with the mouse?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to stop programs switching (equivalent of alt+tab) in response to mouse gestures. Right now it happens all the time when I use the mouse, I'm not even sure what ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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Unity launcher made with Alacarte iconless

trying to create a launcher with a .png image file and main menu keeps on removing it. is .png not supported or do I need to edit the image first?
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Unity not coming up / nouveau failed to idle channel 2

First up I am extremely fresh with linux so go easy lol.. after installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my Acer aspire the first problem I encounter is a flashing courser it doesnt seem to like being ...
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How do I ensure font settings in Unity Tweak Tool are used?

The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is in an (unknown) bold serif even though the font has been set to Deja Vu Sans. The search/location bar in Firefox is in the correct font, and the window ...
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How to make terminal one desktop and unity another

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on my compaq presario laptop with a dual monitor setup. I would like to have unity on my larger screen and a full screen terminal on the laptop screen. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown and restart missing

After fresh clean install when i click right top gear icon and select shutdown from menu then a window appears with two big buttons: restart shutdown Now if i click right top gear icon and ...
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Desktop environment no showing

First, I am not a pro in Linux in any means so I may not understand what you guys suggest. So today I was using Ubuntu as usual and all of a sudden the log out dialog appeared then after some lagging ...
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Maximized window has free space on bottom

Im trying to run streams of Warcraft 3 on ubuntu 14.04. Everething is good. But it have to be windowed mode for working stream correctly. Im running it with command env ...
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Fresh install display broken

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.4 in an vwmware VM and nothing seems to work. One big problem is the display. My old VMs running 10.4 resize automatically when I resize the window in the host, this one ...
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Wobbly Windows in Xubuntu 14.04

i tried to install compiz on Xubuntu 14.04 and changed the desktop to unity. as i open the compiz it shows "some features might not be available" and I am not able to see any option of Wobbly ...
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blackscreen ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 14.04 for a few month and it worked since this morning when i tried to log in and the screen was black. Then I found This type in: sudo apt-get remove lightdm sudo apt-get ...
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How can I disable alt+click window dragging?

In Ubuntu 14.04, when you hold alt and click a window, you can drag it around. As I understand, you used to be able to disable it through gconf, but Unity doesn't read settings from here any more ...
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Problems installing xubuntu [closed]

I tried to install Xubuntu, but strange things happened. I am a newbie so bear with me. The first time I started Xubuntu and spent time with the desktop environment that I like better than Unity. ...
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Customizing unity tricks overlay and make it compatible with Gnome

As you now when I hold the SUPER key in unity, shortcuts will appear like below: but this features doesn't work on gnome enviroments. Now there are some questions: How can I run it in gnome and ...
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My tweaks keeps reseting after restarting when using Unity tweak tool

I am having trouble with unity tweak tool, whenever i reboot my computer on Ubuntu 14.04, all the settings (hot corners, workspace settings... etc)is not working anymore. I tried searching on Google ...
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After upgrade interface is gone and terminal won't activate

I can run terminal commands by using a text file on the desktop but I can't run the terminal using a keyboard shortcut. (Make sure you are able to run as an executable) All windows open on top of ...
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Remove Notification Area Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a 15minutes old Ubuntu user, and I have a question. How do I remove this thing: The notification area annoyance that pops up whenever you think about touching something at the bottom of your ...
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Signatures Invalid and Problem with MergeList error

So, whenever I try to update repos recently (via apt-get), I get something like this: Reading package lists... Error! W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures ...
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Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked with the new Unity interface?

I have lots of stuff in my crontab, including some that talks to my screen. If I'm not there for it to be notifying, I don't really want it to run. Is there a way I can check to see if the computer ...
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FreeNX and NX broken in 14.04 - black screen on login

I updated from 12.02 to 14.04 LTS. I had been using FreeNX to login from my Windows desktop machine, but now it appears Ubuntu isn't playing nicely with FreeNX anymore. This appears to be the case ...
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Where can I find more Unity themes?

This might already be answered, but I can't find it. I am getting a bit bored of the traditional purple feel of unity and I would like something new. Where can I find more Unity themes? I have ...
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I have no longer access to Unity DE after installing XFCE DE on Ubuntu 14.04. Is it fine?

I followed this link. Now Whenever I log in to my computer, it shows the XUbuntu login screen. When I go for choosing the other DE in the login page, I can only find two DEs "Xfce" & "XUbuntu ...
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Is there a generic solution for reactivating a window that has been “minimized to tray”?

I have written a script that responds to a keyboard shortcut by, if it is not already open, execute the Spotify application. If Spotify is already opened, the script uses xdotool to activate the ...
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Is it harmful to install a lighter desktop environtment (XFCE) on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am to install Xfce, because the default (unity desktop) on ubuntu 14.04 runs pretty slow on my lenovo z570 laptop. Is it really recommended to keep the default desktop environment ? I googled a ...
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sometimes i can use super-space to summon gnome-do, other times i can't (14.4 with classic)

[I know its kind of a duplicate, but I tried All the others and nothing worked so far] I have a 14.4. with (I'm not sure if its still called like that, but it used to be called:) the "classic" ...
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Disable new keyboard shortcut for Show Desktop

After a recent upgrade of 14.04, an icon "Show Desktop" appeared in my launcher bar. I removed it with Unity Tweak Tool. A new keyboard shortcut was also setup: Super+D now also shows the desktop. ...
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Graphical interface not starting after suspend

While ubuntu was still working the update manager was telling me that not all packages could be installed and asked if I wished to do a partial update. I said no, but opened the synaptic package ...
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Unity not working on 14.04 after compiz configurator change

I am new to Ubuntu and probably have a noob problem, but it seems to me to be rather complicated, any help will be appreciated. I've tried to add opacity property to windows via compiz configurator ...
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Unity - 14.04 - Set Launcher Icon Size - via command line

I've got a few computers, all coming to the end of their life. The first couple have gone and I find myself again having to re-install ubuntu on it's resurrected remains and then laboriously ...
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Hide the Unity Launcher, when an application is maximized

I would like to hide the launcher only when an application goes maximized. This would be really useful when using my browser, because I could have that additional space. Auto-hiding the Launcher isn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 multi user rdp with active directory authentication

I have never tried this and hopefully I am missing some basic concept of vital piece of information, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 Server and I have downloaded likewise to enable active directory ...
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Happy Medium between Ubuntu and Cinnamon?

I am very new to Linux distros and have been tinkering around. I'm currently using Cinnamon after a few weeks on Ubuntu's Unity. I really like Unity and I'm not too fond of Cinnamon, but I like the ...
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Lubuntu-Desktop not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently decided to install LXDE on my Ubuntu 14.04 (it's not a fresh installation, however it's quite recent). I wanted to use mainly Unity and use LXDE sometimes when I needed higher performance. ...
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Unity scrolling is too fast [duplicate]

Just installed 14.04 and tried StackOverflow. The mouse wheel scrolls a full-screen for a wheel click, and this is too much for me. I am loosing my way around web pages. Is there a way to make Unity ...
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my ubuntu Desktop Don't work well

I tried to install gtk+ on ubuntu for learn gtk programing . before that Ubuntu Desktop was working well.when I installed it my ubuntu didn't work well.my themse,Icons,bg,keyboard languages and ... ...
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Using both KDE and Unity desktops on separate screens in Ubuntu 14.04

I have downloaded the latest KDE and installed it successfully on my Ubuntu 14.04 - based PC. I can select which GUI to start on login, and all seems to work very well. Now what I would like to do is ...