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Separate icons for Chrome and Hangouts in Unity

Is there a way to have separate icons for Chrome and Hangouts in Unity? All my Chrome windows and Hangouts chats are combined under the Chrome icon. I swear I've seen them separate before, but I ...
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How do I get to Unity from full screen XBMC (w/o exiting the program)

Yes, this is a noob question, but that's how bad I am at navigating in Unity. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I have XBMC to start directly at login (the machine is used primarily as my media player), and to ...
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Desktop shortcut and lock to launcher for phpstorm failed to launch program

I have just installed phpstorm, phpstorm can be opened via command line but I can't open the program via launcher or desktop shortcut and nothing error shown. - My phpstorm.desktop code : [Desktop ...
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newest kernel not loading

I got problem (maybe after automatic update - not sure) with loading ubuntu (14.04 lts) - it is now showing weird graphic during booting - something like this LINK and then black screen insted of ...
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Strange Menu Bar

More often than not, when I boot into Ubuntu, the menu bars are completely white and non-transparent. Many of the icons are different too. All my folders and jar files are also just white sheets of ...
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How do you make printing use default settings every time you print?

I would like 'Print' to use default settings instead of settings used last time. If I used 2 on a side printing last time, I would not want it to remember that setting next time. Is it possible to ...
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Alternatives to StartupWMClass in .desktop

is there any alternative to StartupWMClass in order to group a java application under the same launcher in unity? My problem is related to the fact that some applications, such as SqlDeveloper 4, ...
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Ubuntu keeps crashing very frequently, couldn't find cause as well as solution

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 before 8-10 days. At that time, it was running so smooth and fast. But then I wanted to try gnome desktop and so I installed gnome-shell, ubuntu-gnome-desktop. I didn't ...
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Mange Notification Duration

How to Reduce Duration of Notification ?
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Unity / Grub Problem

When Ubuntu 12.04 load, it does not show graphical interface, only a cursor. And then goes to tty1. When I go to Ctrl+Alt+F8 I can see some text infos (starting apache2..etc). I tried: restart ...
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How can I disable all dash plugins except a select few at once? [duplicate]

My Dash is extremely slow and I came here looking for a solution. I found this answer: You can disable individual scopes in the Dash Plugins section of Applications Lens. Ubuntu 13.10 (or 14.04 in ...
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Unity having “Damaged Packages” upon reinstall over Gnome 3

When I got Gnome installed over Unity, on login I couldn't chose to return to the standard Unity desktop. Every time I attempt the simple sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I get the error Some ...
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Ubuntu will not start [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 will not start. I can get is far as the Grub menu but when I select Ubuntu I immediately get a black screen and nothing happens. I can boot normally when I use an older Linux version but ...
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How can I install Unity 8 and lightdm on Ubuntu Server?

I would like to use the new Unity 8 which uses Mir without having to install Xorg. If it's possible, I'd like to use LightDM as my display manager. I first tried installing the ...
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How do I adjust transparency of background windows?

When I switch away from windows (with alt-tab), they seem to turn semi-transparent. When I have a number of windows stacked (but not taking up the full screen), some of the ones behind the (opaque) ...
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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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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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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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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 ...