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Scale title bars and menu doesn't always work as expected

I set scaling factor to 1.38. Menu and title bars indeed always scale properly. What's wrong is that often after I restart computer, window content or top right corner menu content are not scaled ...
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Missing pixels with Intel Integrated Graphics

On the following pictures below this text, there are some missing pixels on the title bar of every application. Here's a example on the Terminal application: And from VLC:
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What are the differences in these commands when restarting Unity and/or Compiz?

I saw advice on how to restart unity without killing the session. But I can't find the explanation for the difference between the following: setsid unity setsid unity --replace setsid compiz --...
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Ubuntu 15.10 crashing randomly

Please forgive me as I am new to Ubuntu. Randomly, this thing which I think is called "Unity" will crash, and I will lose system vitals required to operate the computer. The icons in the top right ...
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How to publish Unity Game Engine app (executable binary) to Ubuntu Store?

Quite recently Unity Game Engine (not to be confused with Ubuntu's Unity user interface) added an option to create a linux build. The result is a set of two executable binary files .x86 and .x86-64, ...
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Cannot launch applications after switching desktop environment to Gnome

I recently switched from Unity to Gnome 3 by installing the Gnome Shell. But now when I try to launch certain applications (Eg. PyCharm) they crash with a message Gtk-Message: Failed to load ...
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After Installing “Unity Tweak Tool”, Every time I use the launcher, the system logout!

as i said, when i click any icon in the launcher it causes system logout, and close all apps that i was opened, without any warning. This happens when i try to switch between windows using the ...
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How To Start VNC Session With Gnome Desktop?

I'm trying to start a VNC session with the Gnome Desktop as follows: Server Side Configure .vnc/xstartup file to: #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: # unset ...
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How to enable traditional window placement/ geometry positioning

I have some remote X programs that all worked nice with 12.04. But in 14.04 there is now the following change. One program (emacs) calls another (gs) with a certain geometry specification. The ...
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How is the default auto-switching wallpaper in Unity made? (15.10)

You all know, when you go to System Settings > Appearance and look at the available background images, this looks like the screenshot below: The third background icon has a clock symbol on it and ...
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How to move Workspace switcher tab to upper right corner?

I want to move "WorkSpace Switcher Tab" to left of "Wifi settings tab" in upper right corner. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04
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Prevent unity launcher icons from highlighting across workspaces

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity DE and enabled the multiple workspaces. Now currently, when I open e.g. Firefox in workspace 1, move to workspace 2 and open a Terminal there, I still have the Firefox ...
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compiz CCSM crashed launcher- and windows-bar on Ubuntu 14LTS?

Wanted to make some window-behavior settings regarding Alt+Tab-cycling. Then after wanted to set the default behavior back. Then the entire desktop lost the unity launcher and all window-menu bars. ...
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Unity problems with Ubuntu 15.04 (caused by NVIDIA)

I would like to use Intel graphics card and disable NVIDIA graphics card forever since it is total crap which wasted 1 month of my life trying to make it work... I already did that and used Intel ...
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Launch a program at double the zoom

I've got a high DPI screen and certain applications (Skype, Gimp, Inkscape) show tiny icons. The rest of the system seems ok, so I'm just wondering if it's possible to launch a program zoomed in 2x, e....
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Remove a shortcut from Unity

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and this strange shortcut in applications lens : There's no such shortcut file in ~/.local/share/applications/ nor in /usr/share/applications I've cleared files and ...
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How to stop Unity on the phone so it doesn't restart?

How to bring down the Ubuntu Phone GUI so I can test some Qt stuff? I figured that it's easy to put arbitrary Qt versions into home dir and run them without messing with the main installation. But I ...
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Extremely high mouse sensitivity that prevents right click in touch screens

Although everything looks fine with my touch screen and Ubuntu, there's a problem that I don't understand how solve. Now in Ubuntu (Unity) there's an option to enable right-click by holding the mouse ...
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How to automatically run a script once, after installing lubuntu from a pen drive?

I've got this usb stick I'll send to my sister, and I couldn't put int Ubuntu in it (just little less than 1 gb and few MB short of fitting in 14.04). So I decided to go with Lubuntu. Then, I've ...
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How to disable horizontal mouse wheel scrolling when mouse is over horizontal scrollbar

When I'm scrolling around code, I sometimes put my mouse over the horizontal scrollbar and then the mouse wheel scrolls horizontally which is not what I'm used to. More annoyingly, the two-finger ...
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Black Borders - Different suspend commands?

I have the popular "Black window borders" problem after coming back from standby when closing the lid. I use a NVIDIA graphics card and Ubuntu 15.04. The surprising thing is that when going to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashing on viewing youtube video in google chrome

I am running the 32-bit version of ubuntu 14.04 and using Version 43.0.2357.81 of Google Chrome (google-chrome-stable) on it. Youtube usually works fine with Mozilla firfox, but as I start a youtube ...
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Windows are closed after unlocking

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a long time. Recently when I lock my computer and unlock it after a while, Unity starts normal but all windows are closed. I was willing to share some (actual) info, ...
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How to get unity build dependencies after apply the LTS Enablement Stacks?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.2 installation with the LTS Enablement Stacks (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack). I would like to build the Unity package from source to apply some custom ...
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Unity System Daemon crash after upgrade to 15.04

I just updated to 15.04, and I had to fix my LightDM as it wouldn't start the GUI. I uninstalled my NVIDIA drivers and installed the dependencies for it, and I can boot into Unity now. However now ...
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System Logs out when unused for some time instead of going into lock screen

I have switched to XFCE4 some days back from Unity, but now i again switched to Unity. From that time onwards I am facing following problem. My system logs out automatically when unused for some time,...
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How to fix low-resolution wallpaper?

Whenever my computer starts and I log in, the desktop wallpaper loads at half resolution. Everything else is native resolution, and if I reselect the wallpaper it loads at full resolution. It's JUST ...
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Fast switching wmii and unity

I'm developing user interfaces, and while developing in wmii it's critical that I get the same user experience that users for unity would get. So does anyone know how to make fast switching between ...
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Always show menu even in unfocused windows

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I found out, that I can enable to always show the menu in the title bar of a window by using this console command: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity always-show-menus ...
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Show Copy dialog by default

In Unity, when i move files, I see this: icon that tells me there is a transfer going on. I would rather see the window with multiple progress bars that tells me what the disk write speed is, and ...
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How to setup ~/.vnc/xstartup/ with Unity as Desktop, in Ubuntu 14.10?

I used to setup my xstartup like this in Ubuntu 12.04 as below and it worked fine. #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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Random Missing Characters on Unbuntu + Unity + External Display

Every time I try to use an external display with my HDMI port I'm having random missing characters on the applications and menus like this: Video card on my system: 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Unity launcher question - Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

I want to make the launcher flat. Does anyone know how to disable the "shadow' at the top? First question I've ever posted on askubunut, sorry if it's inappropriate or if I'm doing this wrong.
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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How can I stop the sides of Unity windows from behaving like corners when I'm resizing with a mouse?

Sometimes, my desktop will get into a state such that when I click on a side (including bottom or top) of a window to resize it, then, in addition to being able to resize that edge (perpendicular to ...
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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Forcing appliation to open in the desktop that they have started

I don't know if this is a bug or feature? I have 4 desktops in my Ubuntu. I start an application in say Desktop #2 and then I immediately switch to Desktop #1 to continue working on another ...
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Changes in /etc/lightdm.conf.d/*conf or /etc/lightdm.conf makes any difference

I am trying to make my lightdm use a correct setup of my displays both for login and session. I have most likely misunderstood something here, but by reading the wiki I did the following: I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Super slow after trying to install nvidia drivers

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that has both an Intel Graphics Media chip, and a GeForce GT 525M Graphics Card. I recently clean installed Ubuntu 14.10 after having upgraded from 14.04 and running into ...
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lock screen takes time to show

When I leave my desktop I lock it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+L. When I Use Windows or Gnome-shell the lockscreen shows instantaneously and I can leave my desk. When I use Unity it takes a few seconds until ...
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Sometimes custom hotkey does not work

Sometimes after a while custom hotkey does not work and I should logout and log in. Is there any other way to fix it? Why this problem happened?
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Ubuntu 12.04: Installing MonoDevelop “broken packages”/“unmet dependencies” error

I am very new to Linux, so please forgive me if the answer to my question is obvious. Since I am running an ARM device and can't install wine, I am trying to install Mono/Develop. The problem is, ...
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Reopening windows minimized with Super+D

I've noticed this a while ago and I have no idea what to do to fix it or even if this behaviour is expected. Lets say I have 3 gedit windows open. Then I keep working on the terminal, firefox etc. ...
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How to get UNITY native notification for gogle chrome?

I have tried the below link Activate Chrome native notifications But there is no such files and folders in above said answers when I installed the google Chrome recently to version 38 How can I get ...
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Black Screen when playing YouTube Videos

The computer is a Toshiba Satelite Pro U300. It's worked fine up until a recent update about a week or two ago. When I try to play YouTube videos, the whole monitor goes black, and the computer seems ...
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Is friends app not supported in ubuntu 14.10?

I was using friends app till I updated to 14.10.I used to get notifications, Since I updated the feeds are not getting updated and I am not getting any notification from the app. Is it not supported?
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Ubuntu unity webapps not working in Ubuntu 14.10

I installed livemail and gmail in Ubuntu 14.10 but I get a blank screen. Someone said that there is an update needed about something called Unity-Schema something. Anybody knows a work around or the ...
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Unable to change to native resolution

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I am unable to change my monitors resolution to its highest native supported resolution: 1920x1080. It is instead stuck on 1024x768. After booting, and after LightDM first starts, ...
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Weird “Box-like” Characters Showing up in Title Bar of Windows

[Screenshots] Why do these box-like characters appear? They disappear once the window is maximised. I can see something similar here: Accented characters not rendering correctly on title bar in ...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...