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Desktop Switcher Tweaks

I tried searching for this question but couldn't find a suitable answer and I have to leave for work. I would like my desktop to allow me to go to Desktop Switch mode and then continue to gain access ...
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Dark GTK theme for unity like Steam

I'm search a GTK theme for Linux Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop. The Colors like SteamOS. Please look picture ... where can i get this? Thank you
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How do I use a shell command as a launcher shortcut? [duplicate]

The following command from terminal works perfectly: sh /home/flux/Downloads/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh How would I go about adding this as a shortcut, so I can open ...
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Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04, re-activation of 3rd party sources, login doesn't show up

I've just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. It went all fine, also the restart. Then, I re-activated some third party packages sources, and I did some updates. Afterwards, ubuntu doesn't start. The screen ...
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Unity top bar problem with transparency [UBUNTU 14.04.1 LTS]

I have a problem with the menu bar, as shown below: A title bar is shown behind the main bar, from Nautilus. This started happening when I updated 12.04 from 14.04.
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CompizConfig Problems

I have installed CompizConfig on my computer and configured it to what I want. I'm using Cube with wallpaper enabled and four different wallpaper for each side of the cube. Everything works fine ...
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how to fix if battery indicator in display freeze?

how to fix battery indicator freeze at lvl 90%? if i check with command acpi -V | grep Battery result is : Battery 0: Charging, 75%, charging at zero rate - will never fully charge. Battery 0: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 system freezes frequently

I have Ubuntu 14.04, and a Sony VAIO VGN-CR120E. The entire system freezes very frequently. When it freezes, I can move the mouse, but cannot click on anything, and whatever shape (hyperlink ...
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script.sh run differently when manually opening terminal and when using .desktop launcher

I have a script file script1.sh as shown below: #!/usr/bin/env bash cd /home/userA/scripts . r1.sh when I manually open a terminal and run it using . script.sh it works fine. But when I created ...
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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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What should I see in an unity8-desktop-session-mir session?

I decided to install unity8-desktop-session-mir and give it a try. After logging into the Unity 8 desktop session I was presented with a black screen and a larger-than-normal mouse cursor. Nothing ...
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How to get different text scaling for different displays?

I have a laptop with a fairly high resolution on a small display (14"). My external monitor 27" has a lower resolution than the laptop display. I would like for the text to be similar size on both ...
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Unity black screen after login [duplicate]

When I try and sign in to Unity, after the log in screen I have a black screen with the cursor visible. The issue is only with Unity, I also have xfce desktop installed for ubuntu and that works ...
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How to lock without turning the screen (monitor) off?

Due to a recent bug, each time my screen turns off, I cannot get it back on. Currently, the screen starts turning off after the computer is locked - which effectively means that I cannot lock my ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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Missing icons in Krita

I installed Krita on Ubuntu 14.04, Unity desktop, and the icons are missing: How can this problem be solved?
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Desktop Launcher executing a sequence of commands after opening a terminal

I've created a .desktop launcher as shown below which successfully opens terminal. What I want to do next is to run the following commands such as cd home/userA/scripts then ...
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How can I block users to change wallpaper (under Unity in Ubuntu 12 and 14)?

Well, that's my question. I can't find a way to block users from change my institutional wallpaper. I have some PCs running Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity and others running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I ...
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Copy the Unity launcher from one user to all users

I would like to add state of art of Unity launcher as template for creating minimal state of art of other users. I was found method how to add apps into template, but not method, how to extract ...
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How to set subl:// protocol handler with Unity?

My web app generates clickable URLs like the following when an error occurs: subl://open?url=file://%2Fusr%2Flocal%2Fwebenginex%2Fclass%2Fmodels%2Fwxclient.php&line=123 When I click it I get ...
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Eclipse has two icons on unity launcher when I only want one

I recently upgraded to Eclipse Luna and since then I've had trouble launching it from the Unity Launcher. I've modified my old .desktop file located in ~/.local/share/applications, then added it to my ...
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Running apps won't show in launcher

I just installed Ubuntu to my friend's computer, and used the same DVD I which I used to install Ubuntu on my laptop (64-bit). On friend's computer (my laptop is working), if I launch an app from ...
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Howto force gdm to start unity by default for first time logged in user?

I was to try to do setup for maxi Ubuntu installation containing Gnome, Unity,KDE, Xfce, LXDE, Edubuntu,...Eclipse, Netbeans, ICD..., octave, QTOctave, Scilab/Xcos, Open Modelica,.... for a ...
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getting error while trying to install unity-lens-applications [duplicate]

I'm trying to install unity-lens-applications because my dash doesn't show application when I search something and It returned these errors: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Can't find Ubuntu / Unity shortcut?

I've tried looking through the forums and google and haven't found an answer to this. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. Tapping the left Alt button or holding it down turns my mouse pointer ...
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Unity - desktop all empty [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04.1 froze completely trying to go into suspend mode while I closed the lid. After a hard reset I logged back in, but all I saw was the desktop background. I tried various suggestions from ...
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What are the difference between Unity and Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Taking a look at Ubuntu GNOME, screenshots i.e, and it Ubuntu GNOME looks quite similar to Unity. I was wonder if anyone which experience of the two would be kind enough to share their views.
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How do I fix weird behaviour after swapping monitor locations in Unity using a Nvidia card?

When setting up a secondary monitor, something strange happens when I change the location of my secondary monitor to the other side (the left side) of my main monitor. When a window gets maximized on ...
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Acess dash menu options with application launched as root

I have a question regarding why I can't use unity dash menu to work with app like for example gedit when I launch it with sudo. To be clear if I just launch gedit without gksu I can acess menu via alt ...
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How do I get the folder hierarchy on the same bar as my window controls(max, min, close)?

In this image the controls for the apps (play, pause, folder hierarchy and the like. NOT file, edit, window, help etc...) are on the same "bar" as the the little traffic light window controls, the ...
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How can I specify a custom icon for different folders in Unity?

I would like to have certain folders have their own custom icons. I've been doing this with scripts for some time, by creating .desktop files like the following: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application ...
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terminal is not opening by using shortcut and UI is crashed

Unfortunately i uninstalled unity plug-in due to unstallation of compiz and terminal is not opening even by using shortcut keys. please help me. i am all destroyed right now.
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EOG (Eye of GNOME) doesn't re-summon itself

I keep noticing something rather annoying about the EOG image viewer on Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if this is a "bug" or if I am simply not doing something right. If you open an image, open another ...
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Cyborg R.A.T. 9 - mouse clicks not working after login

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and I have the Cyborg R.A.T. 9 wireless mouse. Every time I turn on the computer and login I can move the mouse around, but clicking on anything other than the icons in ...
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Firefox not responding after every search

I am a brand new user running 14.04 on a partitioned hard drive. So far I have had nothing but issues with it. This particular issue occurs when I open Firefox. The browser opens fine but once I ...
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What file specifies the desktop environment for a user?

I'm having problems with Unity on a slow laptop, but it's configured to autologin so I never see the login screen. Also, the screen or display driver is messed up so I don't see the far right part of ...
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Why the context menu isn't like the launcher menu everywhere? [closed]

I don't think I'm the only only one to think that context menu from the launcher is quite sexy! So why isn't the whole system's interface like that? The context menu elsewhere is pretty normal ...
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Desktop entry does not appear in Unity launcher

I created a .desktop entry for a custom QGIS installation in ~/.local/share/applications. For some reason the Unity launcher and Kupfer refuse to index the entry - it does not show up. Here is the ...
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Change title bar's color on focus in Compiz

When the focus is gained by a window, I want title bar of this active window to be red, opacity of inactive windows to be decreased. (solution for KDE) Are these possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with ...
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My Super shortcut on Unity don't work after i installed and uninstaled gnome

I can't use my super shortcut on unity if I don't have any window open. Today I installed gnome 3, and then uninstalled. After this my unity become different, and some shortcuts don't work. Can ...
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I need to understand something about Ubuntu's default backgrounds and resolution

So I have an old laptop with a resolution 1024x768 and if I want to use a bigger photo for background it always crops itself or I have to use in scale mode which is not a thing I like to do. But I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphics problem/unity problem

In my ubuntu 14.04, an graphical unexpected black wide border is showing up with every window. Even nothing is showing up in terminal and terminator. Here is a screeshot: Can someone please explain ...
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Firefox unity app

I have a problem with Firefox unity apps. If I click on the dash and start Gmail, Live mail, Facebook or I guess any of them, I have limited functionality of browser, right click doesn't work, ...
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Why my bookmarked location doesn't show up on right-clicking the Files icon on Launcher?

I have bookmarked a location recently. Although it was a quest in itself (had to search a lot to know that Ctrl+D adds a bookmark), now the bookmarked location is not being displayed on right-clicking ...
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14.04 :: Troubles after waking from suspend

I am having issues with suspending my Acer Aspire 5739G running Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried suspending using different methods - pm-suspend, from GUI, from Keyboard shortcut - but my system still ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after login

I'm new to Ubuntu, and had some trouble installing desktop (installer kept freezing up). I was able to install using the Ubuntu Server installation package (64 bit), and added ubuntu-desktop and the ...
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Is there a light-weight minimal Unity Desktop for Ubuntu 14.04?

New to linux here. I created a VM in virtualbox for the latest Ubuntu to get comfortable with linux and to learn Python. I was wondering if there is a lighter-weight desktop for Ubuntu, that still ...
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ubuntu desktops lost while updating

I've had Ubuntu 12.03 w/Unity desktop installed on my computer along with Gnome 2 and XBMC desktops which I used occasionally. In attempting to upgrade Gnome 2 to Gnome 3, I inadvertently wiped out ...
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Why Graphics on 14.04 is crashing?

Everytime I start my System. it take much time to run the system and after it start running system, a crash report nok upon the screen several times and colors of unity launchar blur and changed to ...
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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 (a really great program btw!) is based on the same architecture as firefox ...