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Ubuntu Dash Plugins

How is these dash plugins used? The description says that they can let information being displayed under various headers. But when I really search it, the results wanted are not included, neither ...
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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 ...
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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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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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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 ...
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Firefox globalmenu for Zotero Standalone

As far as I understand it the source code of Firefox is hacked in order to use the unity global menu. Zotero Standalone is based on the same architecture as Firefox (xulrunner). Would it be possible ...
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Add shutdown and restart options to logout confirmation dialog

I would like to have a more comprehensive dialog when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead of the classic I'd like to have suspend/reboot/shutdown options too. It was possible in my previous installation ...
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create application shortcut on the desktop

I tried to create an application shortcut to my desktop. I am unable to move the icon to the desktop like windows does. Do I need do code or configure to have my application on the desktop? Your help ...
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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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“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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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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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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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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Unity freezes from time to time (Ubuntu 14.04)

Fresh install of unity, it freezes approximately every 2 minutes for 10 seconds or so. When it freezes I am only able to move the cursor and switch between shell and gui (ctrl-alt-f2). Video ...
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How to change workspace switcher icon when using more workspaces?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I would like to see current workspace position while using more than 4 workspaces. When I changed number of WS with compiz-config/unity-tweak/ubuntu tweak I realized that ...
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How do I get the old lock screen in 14.04?

Is it possible to revert to the old (12.04-13.xx) lock screen from the current Unity lock screen in Ubuntu? If so, how can I do it from the terminal? I have to script this change across 200+ ...
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Automatic folder synchronization to a specific USB drive

I am using grsync for folder synchronisation with my usb drive. I usually synchronize folders manually. Now I wish them to happen themselves. So, Is it possible to synchronize folders automatically ...
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Unity menus and fonts weird rendering

I have an issue that occurs occasionally on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64). Sometimes, right when I turn on my pc, the font and windows are messy. But, if I log out and log on Guest Account, everything works ...
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Network Manager Icon Isn't In the Unity Panel

I accidentally purged network-manager. Hopefully, I downloaded the debs required by network-manager and installed them. Now, the network-manager indicator is not in the Unity panel. Is there a fix? ...
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Screen locks after a few seconds

Ubuntu 14.04 locks my screen after a few second. I don't always have to log in after this happens. Most of the time I do. It's about every 20-30 seconds that I have to do this. I have tried to change ...
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How to restore Firefox download progress bar in Unity launcher?

Firefox used to be better integrated with Unity: when downloading it would show the number of files and a progress bar. This was achieved through the Unityfox add-on, but it no longer works and the ...