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How can I restore my Unity themes to their defaults?

When I installed KDE on Ubuntu 14.10, it messed up some of the Unity settings like the text size and theme colors. I finally managed to completely remove it from my computer, and the text is back to ...
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Add to the Ubuntu Main Menu all the files of a folder recursively

I have been using Launchy both in Windows and Lubuntu. I also have found other alternatives here: Executor/Launchy alternative for linux? However, Ubuntu 14.04 comes with a menu which looks quite ...
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How can I make Thunderbird bring compose windows to the front when I click on a mailto link?

Whenever I click on a mailto link in my browser, Thunderbird obviously opens a new compose window, but it doesn't bring it to the foreground. How can I change this behavior so the window is always ...
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krunner - like solution in non kde environment

Good evening everyone. I am currently running KDE on my laptop and I would like to know if there is something with the same capabilities of krunner for unity DE. What I really need is a good file ...
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Compiz or Unity not working

After upgrading to the latest Nvidia Driver 340.58 the Ubuntu Desktop is not working. I get a blank screen with only my wallpaper. This seems to be a common problem with lot's of solutions, but after ...
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Notify -osd - change volume/brightness notification bar

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and I figured out, that it is possible to change the default icons used for notifications (basically by adding notification-audio-volume-high.svg etc. to your current theme ...
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Programs suddenly have old window designs

I don't know what I did, but it seems that most of my programs are now using some poor old window design : But for example nautilus doesn't have this problem : Would anyone know what this is ...
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Is there a way to configure Unity's top bar to autohide?

I'd like Unity top bar to be hidden, and only appear when the mouse reaches the top of the screen. Is there some configuration / plugin / patch / hack or something that would allow me to do such a ...
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eBook Cover Images in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Is there any plugin that would allow the cover images from eBooks to be seen in Nautilus file directory windows (in Ubuntu 14.04 / Unity)? I'm looking for something that would give me cover images ...
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Context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10.1?

Not having context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10 makes it a bit more difficult to identify and remember the position of options. How to enable them?
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Icon spacing/padding on unity launcher

As you can see from the picture, I removed the background light from the icons in the launcher. But now, it looks like there is too much space between the icons and the icons look small. Is there a ...
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Just changed from Unity to KDE, now my sidebar is gone

I'm new to Linux, installed Ubuntu yesterday and today I've changed from Unity to KDE, but when I restarted the system, the sidebar disappeared. I can only see my desktop and the things in it. Ubuntu ...
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Prevent unity-settings-daemon from restarting in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to restart unity-settings-daemon with the --debug flag. I couldn't find any information on unity-settings-daemon. I tried the process listed for 11.10 here: How do I kill ...
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Split Workspace switcher grids in dual monitor setups

I have a dual-monitor setup, with one horizontal and one vertical monitor. When I go into the switcher (SUPER-W), I cannot see anything, because the screen of both monitors is shown in each cell in ...
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Admin account won't load after update

I'm only asking this question because any other answer I found online to this problem didn't help me resolve it. Basically I updated my Ubuntu 14.04 system last night and it asked me to restart my ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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Run Eclipse using the search (super button)

quasi-newbie to Ubuntu here. I have Eclipse running properly and everything. The issue is that when I hit the Super key, if I type eclipse into the search, it doesn't find it/ allow me to run ...
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Change a single icon in the Unity launcher panel?

I have a third-party application, (in this case, Oracle SQLDeveloper which is a java application), that I installed manually (i.e. not through apt). When I ran it, I selected to "Lock to Launcher" so ...
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Problem with adding google calendars in Evolution - “Forbidden”

I'm trying to set up my Google calendars on Evolution. When I add my gmail account it correctly imports the main calendar. However, when I try to add additional calendars I run into problems. If I do ...
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Problem with minimizing effect in my Unity on Ubuntu 14.04.1

This is strange. You know how Unity has a fading effect when you minimize? Now it's faster than usual. If I reset Unity's settings, it fixes it, but then after a while, the effect slowly gets faster ...
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Nautilus not showing window buttons anymore?

So look at this. That is basically my problem. The file operations bar has it's top left buttons, nautilus no longer has them, I have NO idea why. Here's hoping one of you cool cats knows why. Thanks! ...
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14.10 unity | Pointer Flicker & can't move launcher | Dual monitor w/ dual video cards

I have a clean 14.10 desktop install (specs below) with two video cards each powering an HDMI monitor I have two issues, which I believe are related: the left monitor has regular pointer flicker, ...
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Cannot change theme except via reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, unity, x64. Also have an nVIDIA GPU (Optimus 555M) if that's at all relevant for this issue. I'm not sure if I'm missing anything, but I cannot seem to reliably change the ...
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After installing compizconfig-settings manager settings no longer work

Heres my issue, i work with ubuntu and set up a very effective keyboard shortcut system that, after i had to install compizconfig-settings manager stopped working. In dconf the keybinds are still ...
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gnome-screenshot problem with color depth 8, any change to generate screenshots 32 color depth?

$ gnome-screenshot -f test.png $ identify test.png test.png PNG 1920x1080 1920x1080+0+0 8-bit DirectClass 275KB 0.000u 0:00.000 $ xwininfo -root | grep Depth Depth: 24 It generates 8-bit images, ...
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Serious problem with Unity/Graphic Driver

I use the NVIDIA 970 GTX. After installing Ubuntu in dual-boot with Win 8.1 in UEFI mode, I installed the driver from the NVIDIA homepage for this: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-343.22.run Then I installed ...
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newer versions of Ubuntu fail to work but 11.04 does [closed]

I have a Dell Vostro With an Intel I7 CPU and 2GB RAM, 500Gb HD running Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwal)which works fine. but I need to upgrade. So I bought a new 1TB Toshiba drive and installed the ...
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Unity has disappeared from lightdm after updating gnome-shell

This morning I ran sudo apt-get upgrade and it prompted me to update gnome-shell. I never really use the gnome desktop environment, but I figured I might as well keep it up-to-date. After restarting ...
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Error after uninstalling GNOME

After uninstalling GNOME to switch to Unity, I can log in to my account to Ubuntu but after log in Ubuntu, I get stuck and can not access to Ubuntu. What is my error? Can anybody help me? Thank you so ...
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Restore notification style in Unity after installing Lubuntu

I installed kubuntu-desktop on my 14.10 ubuntu system. I managed to use update-alternative to set plymouth, and configured lightdm to get the default ubuntu look. The only problem that remain is that ...
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I want to learn how Unity works (documentation/command line tutorials)

some people are marking this question as duplicate of some other question(which are I looked up, not helpful. since it is just explainig how to use unity, not technical/command line documentation) ...
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Problem with Unity remains

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.10. It doesn't load Unity, the Launcher, the Dash, etc. I followed the steps given here, but the problem remains. I would be grateful if someone could help me.
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Restore original LightDM Greeter preinstalled with Ubuntu 14.10

When I login to ubuntu, I get a menu in the top right corner to load Ubuntu environment. This means that the lightdm greeter is corrupt. I tried to locate the lightdm.conf but I can't find it and ...
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Trying to recover data from Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop - can't get into Unity

I have 3.5 year old Lenovo Thinkpad w/ an i5 running Windows 7 and previously Ubuntu 10.04, each on it's own 50/50 partition of a 500GB HDD. I rarely use this laptop because the battery is pretty much ...
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How to completely restore Unity Launcher (all icons are missing)? Ubuntu 14.10

I was a little too brave in Terminal (manual "sudo rm -rf name_of_icons/themes" cleaning) and it seems I broke Unity. At first I did see some icons in left-pane, but after using command unity ...
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Changing the color of font of the dropdown menu in the unity menubar

I want to change the color of the font of the dropdowns of the menubar. I would also like to change the color of the dropdowns themselves. I was able to change the color of the menubar itself using ...
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How to replace Unity with Gnome3 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to replace Unity with Gnome3 in Ubuntu 14.04, I know there is a version Gnome Ubuntu but i prefer not having to reinstall Ubuntu. I guess I just must add repositories of gnome, update and ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Unity themes? Are there any?

If so, which is/are the best site(s) to get them? // I already found this article. Any other suggestion?
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Which are the default Ubuntu 14.10 gtk, icons, cursors and windows themes?

If I'll know that, I'll be able to remove the others via Terminal. I have a Unity desktop. Thanks in advance.
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How do I call gnome-session-quit with countdown from Unity?

To be able to shutdown with a keyboard shortcut we can assign gnome-session-quit ---power-off to a custom shortcut. In Unity this will lead to the following dialog: Then we need another at least ...
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Duplicated menu bar/panel after waking up from suspend

I have this small problem with ubuntu 14.04, unity interface, on a macbook pro 8,2, as you can see from the screenshot in the link below, the panel that appears in the login window after waking up, ...
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icons for unity-folders

I found a program / application called Unity Launcher Folders here. It basically creates short cuts to other programs or web pages and organizes them on the launcher. Does any body know where to get ...
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Launcher not over full length of screen

I want to change the appearance of my ubuntu launcher so that not the whole length of my left screen side is occupied. I would like it to be similar to this but on the left hand side of my screen. I ...
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Can't calibrate my screen(Lenovo 20354) Ubuntu 14.04.1

I just feel like my laptop's screen is not giving true colors. But i can't calibrate my screen. I have latest Intel Graphics Drivers installed. Is there any way to calibrate my screen like there in ...
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Strange font issues on Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

somehow the fonts on my ubuntu machine started looking really strange: I tried reinstalling the unity light theme, but that didn't change anything unfortunately. Do you have an idea how to fix this ...
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Gnome-music not scanning music folder

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 and I installed gnome-music but it is not scanning the music folder automatically, do you know if it is a bug or if I have special things to do ? Thanks !
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Dash on Ubuntu 14.10 is slow on my Dell Studio 1558

I just upgraded to the the Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) from Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and the dash is running slow and freezes every now and then. I don't really want to go back to 14.04 ...
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I uninstalled unity and my desktop went away, then reinstalled it and now sidebar and the top menu bar is missing

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' So after losing the sidebar and the menu bar I went to tty, reinstalled unity by using: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install ...
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is Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 stable?

I using Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome version. When I finished installing it, I updated my ubuntu with repository. But, when updating finished, my PC often crash. Is that a differences between Ubuntu Unity with ...
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GNOME Image Viewer opens its window 2 pixels shorter and distorts the image by resampling

Since installing Ubuntu 14.04 (not sure if the problem was in older versions) I noticed that GNOME Image Viewer opens images in a window which is 2 pixels shorter than it needs to be to show the image ...