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Applications will only run on the Unity desktop environment

I am having issues with applications. I recently installed Gnome-Flash Back, and apps won't work, not even settings. Although all the apps work on the Unity desktop environment, the only problem being ...
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Want left and right mouse buttons to both map to select

In Ubuntu 12.04 my Asus N56DP mapped both the right and left mouse buttons to be select, or left mouse button. To get a right click or context menu, I would use a two finger click. I quickly got used ...
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How do I apply a cursor theme in Ubuntu 13.10

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 and I found a cursor theme that I really like however, when I use the GNOME tweak tool to apply it it doesn’t change but when I open a program like Firefox its there but not ...
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Crash when maximizing Thunderbird on 13.10

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, I've installed Unity tweak tool. Sometimes, when I maximize a window, the system freeze and I can't do anything (the system is still in freeze after 3 hours). I have to reboot ...
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Can't start gnome-flashback or unity using Xvnc + XDMCP

I configured my Ubuntu 13.10 using this article on IBM's website. Now I can connect to LightDM, select user and enter password, but DE doesn't start. I can see the logged-in user using who command. ...
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Unity is *always* visible, no matter what app I'm using

I have used Unity for a bit, but I have never encountered this. Any full screen (games, lock screen, etc) app, the Unity sidebar and the top bar are always visible. Thankfully, they don't work. ...
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It's safe use unity tweak tool?

I am experiencing errors in ubuntu 13.10, i enabled autohide the side panel and i have added an active left top corner, but sometimes the dash does not appear and the hotcorner does not work, i must ...
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KAlgebra load problem

I want use KAlgebra on Unity. But loading of this program waste more time and after approximately 10 minute it be loaded but on any operation it freeze again. CPU load is so high when it is trying to ...
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13.10: how to set accelerator to select keyboard layout rather than switching to next/previous?

There is a host of regressions related to switching keyboard layouts in 13.10. One of them is that the dialogue lets one choose accelerators for selecting previous/next keyboard layout: Previously, ...
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How to enable unity-greeter in Ubuntu 12.04?

If you want a different session for the default, you can modify this option. Manually add the following line in the [SeatDefaults] section of (sudo gedit) /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: [SeatDefaults] ...
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13.10 Fresh Install Slow Unity Animations Intel Graphics

I just spent the past two days Googling this and trying to find an answer before I posted. Here's the problem: I installed 13.10 64-bit fresh from a DVD and the various desktop animations in unity ...
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How to keep icon in unity launcher and remove from desktop?

A number of applications (e.g. Crashplan) install a desktop icon. This can be moved to also appear in the Unity launcher bar, so now there are two icons. If I delete the desktop one the unity bar one ...
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Why does Nautilus/Unity crash?

Every time I use Nautilus and navigate to a specific subdirectory inside my home directory, Nautilus instantly closes, and the desktop wallpaper disappears too. The computer appears to continue just ...
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Bring Back Unity Button?

This is probably going to sound really strange but I was probably one of the few people who didn't have issues with Ubuntu 11.04's Unity. It ran great for me, it was super fast, and I thought it ...
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Built in keyboard not working properly 13.10

I have a really annoying problem with my keyboard. After upgrade to 13.10 the built in keyboard on my Lenovo W520 does not work as expected. Some times I cannot even input my password at login. What ...
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Why are my desktop icons really small and without text?

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 and observed the following behavior: My desktop icons are all very tiny and the corresponding file names are not displayed. The following example shows my desktop ...
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Trying to hide Unity sidebar completely in Saucy

I'm trying to hide the Unity sidebar - completely. I know there are several posts about this, and I've followed them, but still have not gotten the (admittedly picky) results for which I'm looking. ...
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Unity Dash is unbearably slow after upgrade (13.10 32-bit)

I recently upgraded a 12.04 LTS Wubi installation to 13.10. The Unity Dash is nearly impossible to use on 13.10 due to the immense amount of lag it produces when opening, taking about 8 seconds to ...
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How do I enable system sounds for 13.10?

I just upgraded from 10.10 to 13.10 with the new unity look, and The sounds start-up and shut-down sounds don't play any more, but I can see them in the folder. Why is this and how do I enable them ...
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I logged into my system but Unity doesn't seem to come up. Maybe it has crashed

I have a problem, because it looks like Unity has crashed. Today I logged into my system, but the panel and the launcher don't came up. I only see my files that I stored on the desktop. Please help ...
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Can't log into ubuntu 13.10, tried unity, cinnamon and gnome session [duplicate]

I try to log in on the normal log in screen and the screen goes black for a second and then kicks me back to the log in screen. I can log in with a guest session just fine, however. I've tried this ...
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How to increase Unitys search timeout?

My laptop is not the fastest, especially when I'm running low on memory. This makes Unity timing out to soon when I try to start an application, for example. It just displays no results. How can I ...
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Does Unity interface relate to Unity3D?

They share the same name, if they don't relate to each other than do they have copyright conflicts between each other?
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How to remove transparency from search interface?

The search interface of Ubuntu search has a strong transparency. However, if there is any window open on the current workspace, the Ubuntu search interface is pretty hard to use read, because the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not responding

I'm running multiple process simultaneously and then the system not responding. Not even showing the 'Force Quit' dialog. What I'm doing is switching to TTY to reboot the system, or to execute kill -9 ...
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no menu in dogecoin-qt wallet client

As you can see, there is no menu on the top menu bar. It says "Dogecoin - Wallet" but there are no "File", "Settings", or "Help" menu titles. Clicking on the word "Dogecoin" in the menu bar or on the ...
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Desktop wall paper goes black, desktop is almost in accessible

I am not sure if installing Cinnamon desktop is causing the issue. But desktop wall paper becomes black,and system hangs(no such issue in W7 64 bit). Even from launcher some open application goes to ...
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Script for moving the most frequently used tabs in Unity launcher?

I find myself moving the last used icon in the Unity launcher to the top for easier access to the programs that I'm using. I use different programs on a daily basis depending on what I'm trying to ...
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Printer scanner driver for Epson Workforce WF-5320

Having trouble with setup here. I have 64-bit Ubuntu Unity 12.10. First I ran sudo apt-get install xsltproc Then I clicked accept on the Epson website here. I downloaded ...
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A part of a context menu cannot be closed

My computer is working slow at the moment, and after a right click on some area for opening a menu this rectange was shown but the menu wasn't loaded. I left-clicked out this rectangle but it hadn't ...
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making unity dash filters stick

first time poster. I have deselected nearly all categories and sources in unity search filter but every time I type something new they are automatically re-enabled (music/amazon/ebay/lots more) I ...
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Why do I have updates for Dolphin and Konqueror while I'm using only Unity?

I don't remember downloading a different desktop management environment (DM), so I'm using only Unity. Why do I have updates for Dolphin (A KDE file manager) and Konqueror (A KDE web browser) ? I'm ...
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Where should I put my photos so that they are visible in Unity's photo lens?

I have many pictures but for instance put in ~/Dropbox/Photos and they are not detected by unity's photo lens. I have even tried putting some of them in ~/Pictures but still no Pictures in the lens. ...
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How to get back from TTY to Unity [duplicate]

I got a problem. I installed SDL, rebooted pc, and got to GNOME-terminal or in other name it's TTY I guess so. I tried to reboot again, but I get the same screen. Could someone help me how to get out ...
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Icon size to provide for unity .desktop, and the syntax to reference it

What size icon should I provide (and reference) in a .desktop file for an application? I'm using Sublime Text 2, which provides .PNGs up to 256 pixels square, but by default references 48x48 in it's ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 extremely slow and laggy

i recently installed ubuntu 13.10 and its been extremely slow ever since. The annimation that appears when you open or close an application takes about 15-20 seconds to complete. I have searches the ...
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Ubuntu vnc4server no working session only terminal

So I've trid to get xrdp working on Ubutnu Server 13.10 which meant a lot of messing around with lightdm and gdm. So after giving up on xrdp i switched to vnc. I installed vnc4server purged lightdm(as ...
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Blank Screen upon login after installing openGL

I have an Inspiron N5010 running Ubuntu13.10 64b. It uses Intal HD Graphics (i.e. no ATI/Nvidia graphics card) I need a software that uses OpenGL, and I installed multiple packages using synaptic ...
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How can i create unity launch icon for Chrome Evernote?

I use Evernote web app and i would like to use it separated from other Chrome tabs, as autonom web app. This is possible when i choose "Open as Window" option in Evernote Web settings. But i would ...
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Add a persistent progress bar to launcher icon

I'm trying to write a script (python) to add a progress bar to an launcher icon. When I execute my script the icon changes, then my script exits and it changes right back. How do I change the icon in ...
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When I try to create a drawer in 13.10 only an empy one is created

I know Drawers works fine in 12.04, but in my 13.10 box, drag & drop doesn't work anymore, only a empty entry is created in the drawer Utility when I drag & drop the System Settings to the ...
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12.04 Unity - Windows Consistently Jump Behind Main Menu Bar

I have run a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed all the latest updates, and have not made any alterations to the interface. However I am presented with a persistent problem: When using ...
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Problem with shutdown/restart option

Whenever I try to shutdown/restart from the system tab, I am given the option to log out or lock and pressing them does nothing. shutting down from the terminal works fine using commands like ...
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Keep Smart Scopes settings set

I recently upgraded to 13.10 Saucy Salamander and as most of us know, it is the first Ubuntu version to truly use Smart Scopes. While this is useful and I do like parts of it, I don't want all of the ...
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Borders and Title Menus disappeared on ubuntu “pop-up” Modal windows

I awoke this morning from uneasy dreams to find my Ubuntu 12.04's pop-ups transformed into a gigantic bug. I'm not aware of having made any changes here, but the pop-ups look like this: You can ...
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Hourglass pointer launching a nemo quicklist sub-item from UnityLauncher

Running raring 13.04 I meet a strange behaviour (non-blocking). When I launch a home subfolder (e.g. Music) from the nemo launcher, the windows opens fine but I always get the hourglass pointer for ...
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XDM floating icon on GNOME shell but not in Unity

So I installed XDM from this link, its already a DEB file. The problem is I got XDM floating icon which is always on top of anything in GNOME shell, but when I switched to Unity, I don't have this ...
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DASH does not display the letter “C”

I saw a similar reference here but my issue is the letter "C". Up until yesterday, I did not have this issue. I have not installed any software or made hardware changes. I tried the solution from the ...
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how to restrict 3D (unity 3D) usage to only one screen

I got dual monitor setup, configuration is like this: xrandr --output HDMI-0 --above LVDS And Unity 3D became irratatingly slow. For example character appears only 1 second after I key in them. ...
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Unity and PHPStorm hotkeys conflict

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and work in PHPStorm. The problem is that the populat PHPStorm hotkeys don't work but Unity's hotkeys work instead. For example, by pressing Alt+F1 I'm expecting "Select target" ...