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Enable Wobbly Windows correctly

Whenever I want to enable the Wobbly Windows plugin in CCSM, it tells me the following: Plugin "Snapping Windows" provides the feature "edgeresistance", which is also provided by "Wobbly Windows". ...
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Which are the windows that are in the current workspace?

is there a way to know easily which are the windows that are placed in the current workspace (unity)? It seems a stupid question but is not: if a window is behind the others and therefore is not ...
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Getting back Unity Login Screen after experimenting with XFCE and Gnome. [duplicate]

I recently installed and then uninstalled, via the Software Centre, XFCE4 and KDE Plasma Desktop Environments. However, I've been left with a login screen from what I guess was the XFCE installation. ...
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How to take the executable file of the particular software and install in other system?

How to take the executable file of the particular software and install in other system like we tacking back up in android applications
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applications lens is all empty in my Ubuntu 13.10 dash

I tried unity --reset, it showed this option is deprecated or some sort of similar things, basically it didn't work, I tried unity-reset-icons and restart, didn't work either. It was working fine ...
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Missing Unity Desktop /w SLiM Login Manager

Not too long ago I installed SLiM (Simple Login Manager) as my Login Manager for Ubuntu 13.04 just to give it a try out to replace the default Ubuntu Login Manager. After getting SLiM successfully ...
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How to create a Menu item for Eclipse in Ubuntu 13.10?

I upgraded Eclipse yesterday to version 4.3 and was faced with the missing menus bug. To get the menus back one has to start Eclipse in a different way, thus I tried to create a new item in the Main ...
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Cannot change keyboard layout after uninstalling Unity

I have been messing around with my fairly new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 Gnome, where I installed two keyboard layouts - English (UK) and Russian. They worked well, I could switch them with the ...
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Virtual Desktop not working

I am running 12.04, with two user accounts set up. These both have the same access permissions. When I use my account, the Virtual Desktop works as expected and I can switch around between four ...
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Understanding different ubuntu distros and programs [duplicate]

I am slowly stumbling through Ubuntu. I use the unity interface, which if I understand correctly, sits on top of gnome (or is it gtk+?) and uses LightD{isplay}M{anager}. I also understand there are ...
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Window overlaps its context menu. How to fix?

I opened the browser, right-clicked on a page and see no context menu. Context menu lays under the browser window. To ensure this, I right-clicked on the window right bottom corner. How to fix this? ...
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Making window borders transparent

So I downloaded Unity tweak tool on my 13.10 Ubuntu and found a nice bar which was able to make my top bar transparent and I have got to say.. I love the looks of it! Now I was just wondering if it ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load desktop at all after login screen [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 for more than 1 year on my Dell N5010 laptop. It was OK yesterday morning, but when I wanted to save my VirtualBox session, it gaves me an error ( i don't remember exactly but ...
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Keyboard shortcuts are unreliable

Running natively, I'm noticing often that Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts for things like workspace switching and terminal are unreliable - that is, sometimes they have no effect and it will stay that way ...
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Some smart scopes not working

In addition to one of my questions here on this site, I discovered that a lot of my enabled smart scopes do not work in Ubuntu 13.10. For example Zotero, almost all music lenses except banshee etc... ...
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Unity options missing after gnome3 installation and removal

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and wanted to try Gnome3 as a replacement for Unity. I downloaded it, installed it, it worked fine. I didn't like it though so I decided to go back to Unity and uninstalled ...
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Problem changing settings in desktop and programs in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. installed, but it wasn't very stable, so I installed Ubuntu LTS 12.04 in its place, removing everything from /, but keeping /home. Now I have several, but possibly related ...
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How do i change the hold delay to move an unity launcher icon?

I need to increase the hold delay to move an icon in the unity launcher in ubuntu 13.10. How do i do that ? I need this because of latency of remote desktop access : a short click acts as a long one ...
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What shows up in the Unity panel by default, and how to interface it?

So when I duplicate each of those interfaces, I could run “full” Ubuntu experience on whatever DE or window manager, see everything supposed to be seen on Ubuntu and do everything as expected. – ...
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How to create a unity lens? [duplicate]

Is it possible to make my own unity and use it with language other than English?! If yes i hope you can help
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Nautilus search options show only the file type filter

I've Ubuntu 13.04 32 bit with the "stock" nautilus file browser. I want to perform a search in a directory with subdirectories for all the files modified in a period of time. With nautilus, when i ...
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Dash shows a extra chrome icon related to Amazon

In Dash the Chrome icon shows up twice under applications, one that says "Google Chrome" and a non-functional one that reads Amazon.com:J....-Google chrome. I have tried purging the Chrome app yet the ...
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Logging out from Ubuntu takes too long

When I first had only Unity as a desktop manager, I didn't need to log out so I'm not sure if this issue has been around before. I'm say so because It's important to know that I currently have Xfce ...
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Matlab: two launcher icons

I followed the instructions in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MATLAB but still have two icons, one that starts a new matlab instance and one that refers to the running instance. This is what my ...
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How to permanently enable in-dash calculator in 13.10

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I used a calculator scope from some PPA. It was very nice, worked snappily and generally behaved like calc. 13.10 has it's own calculator, which can be used, but it ...
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USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only

I am trying to use my ext4 USB drive but Ubuntu 13 is currently mounting it with write permission only for root so with my normal user I can't write to it, without sudo. The first place I checked ...
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Global keyboard shortcut for new browser tab

I'm coming from OS X and I was using QuickSilver and AppleScripts to create global shortcuts for common actions. One that I used a whole lot was to open a new tab in Chrome and focus the omnibox, ...
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no results for music in unity-dash

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and was curious about the smart-scopes feature. Videos, applications and photos works fine, but unfortunately my music collection from gmusicbrowser is not displayed... Yes, ...
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I accidentally deleted my home folder and Trash bin (Ubuntu 12.04)

I accidentally deleted the Files folders from /usr/share/application, and now I can't open the Trash bin from the unity Panel. and I can't open any of my folders from the Dash. Also, my home folder ...
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Adding item to sound menu

I made a little Python app that posts the song I'm listening to on Twitter. I added its .desktop to the sound menu alright, but it shows up with the Prev - Play/Pause - Next controls (just like any ...
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System-wide scaling of user interface in Ubuntu (13.10 x64 or any variant)? [duplicate]

Does Ubuntu contain a feature for system-wide (dpi) scaling which can scale the entire user interface while maintaining proportionality between interface elements? If not, can this be achieved? If ...
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Top Panel and Launcher question [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about my wallpaper being stuck under my launcher and top panel, here, but now I've a new question still pertaining to said topic. I've thought on it and realized it'll look ...
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Always show Clementine's controll buttons in indicator

When Rhythmbox is installed, it's control buttons are always shown in the sound indicator, even when the program isn't running. Now I've removed it and installed Clementine instead. In the indicator ...
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Tweetdeck webapp for Firefox

Twitter bought Tweetdeck. Using Firefox or Chromium, after entering the website http://web.tweetdeck.com/ displays a notification to install Unity interface integration. Unfortunately this does not ...
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Can not login to Ubuntu 13.10 after reboot

For some reason on my System76 Bonobo, after a reboot, i try to login and I get a blinking cursor in the top left for a few seconds, than right back to the login screen. It SEEMS like lightdm crashes. ...
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Ubuntu+Gnome3 screen not dimming

I have an Ubuntu installation with Unity and Gnome3. When I log in using Unity, if the system is inactive for X minutes, the screen will dim. When using Gnome3 the screen never dims. Under ...
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Help needed to locate specific Firefox tabs/windows in Unity

I am fairly new to using Unity (using Ubuntu 12.04) and, although it has a number of features I like, have become utterly frustrated by the difficulty I have in locating specific Firefox windows and ...
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How to get Magic Lamp effect on Compiz to work properly

I am using Magic Lamp effect on Compiz along with Cairo Dock. I have noticed a very weird behaviour. When I start an application from Cairo, the MagicLamp effect makes the new window to open from ...
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No unity after login to main user account [duplicate]

Yesterday my computer stayed open all night and then when battery was empty it turned off. Its normal for my computer. But when at morning I turned it on, there wasn't login screen. It crashed ...
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Can I install a Mac-like taskbar?

I read somewhere that you can use a taskbar like the one in Mac. I have problems with adapting to the Unity launcher. Can someone please help me with this? Thanks in advance.
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Menu bar flashes and Unity menu does not display under Saucy

I'm running a fairly new installation of Saucy on a (mostly) stock DELL Dimension 9150. My menu bar started flashing today; actually, the upper quarter of my screen flashes erratically unless I'm ...
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Proxy settings for a single website

in KDE i can set manual proxies and in exception use particular site like youtube here shown in screenshot use that proxies only and all other sites load normally, my question is how can i do that in ...
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Frequently slow interface on Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, .

About my system : Dual boot Window7/Ubuntu 12.10 RAM : 1 GB CPU : Intel® Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz × 2 OS type: 32 bit Disk : 50 GB Driver : VESA: Intel(r)915G/915GV/910GL Graphics Experience : ...
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Is it possible to add personalised composite key combinations to Unity?

I think that there are some gaping holes in what composite key combinations currently exist. For example: while (comp)/O produces Ø and (comp)cO gives Ǒ for some reason (comp):O does not produce ...
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How can I reset my Unity Launcher settings?

Today I tried to change the alt+tab behavior of my Ubuntu because I did not like the grouped layout. I tried two shell scripts I found in a git gist. My problem is that since I used those scripts the ...
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Black screen during booting ubuntu 13.10+KDE GUI

Ubuntu 13.04+KDE GUI worked fine, but after update to Ubuntu 13.10 there is black screen during booting KDE GUI. After reboot black screen once again. So I have two questions! How can I force ubuntu ...
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How to change the search statements in Unity scopes?

When you open unity lenses you will see a Search ... in the search field. For example application lens you will find Search Applications in the search field in the lens. Note the image... What i ...
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Ubuntu Screen freezes frequently [closed]

Ubuntu 12.04 screen freezes frequently: It happens with no specific program (Firefox-Eclipse-Aptana-Vlc-Nautilus). The mouse pointer is still able to move around the screen, and changes to (I) when ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS no Desktop anymore, only Recovery Option with Low Graphics Support

this is my first Question ever, please be nice! Problem: After Automatic Update for 32bit-Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Unity-3D didn't worked any more, so i tried to reinstall the proprietary driver for my ...
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How to add / list / remove a group [duplicate]

How can I add a new group (for file permission)? How can I view the full list of existing groups? How can I remove a group? I prefer to do the above using a UI rather than terminal commands if ...