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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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Unable to Update Ubuntu SoftWare Sotre Denendency

I'm trying to install unity-tweak-tool on my machine. The software center give the error of Dependency is not satisfiable: python3 (>=3.3.2.2~) But I already have python 3.4 on my machine, What ...
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Switching from Unity to Gnome

I no longer want Unity, and I want to switch to Gnome, I read here that you have to install gnome-session-fallback package. To do this, however, when running: sudo apt-get install ...
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Unity Web Player - Linux (still not working ) [closed]

First of all, I want to apologize for my bad english ... I have problems with installing "unity web player" on Linux Mint. I used Windows all the time until now and so Linux is completely new for me. ...
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Error while booting Unity on Chromebook

After following a guide on how to set up Ubuntu it worked fine. I shut down my computer and restarted. Afterwards, I tried booting it again from the Chromebook terminal, it would not start and I would ...
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Can you have a desktop environment without a display manager?

The following article nicely explains the differences between a display manager, a window manager, and a desktop environment: What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, ...
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Remove deleted files (.jpg) from Unity Dash (Ubuntu 14.04)

I once had a picture (.jpg) that I deleted but a thumbnail of it still comes up on the Unity Dash when clicking on the "pictures" filter. So obviously it says the file is missing because I deleted. ...
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Adding multiple launch options for a desktop shortcut

How can I add more than one launch options for a desktop shortcut item? The following just is an example: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=New Tab - Google Chrome ...
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Gnome, can't change window border or theme

I just now changed from unity to gnome. I got it from the ubuntu app store, and I decided to remove unity to avoid conflicts. I thought it was going well until I noticed that the side bar when you ...
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Characteres not appear after sudo apt -get update

I was installing an application and ended up giving sudo apt-get update, I restarted the computer and now Ubuntu is "disappearing" with some letters. Can anyone help me fix this? **I try ...
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Which is the best way to play unity web player content in Ubuntu?

I am trying to play unity web player content on my computer. I wish to know which method is easy to install and play unity web player content in Ubuntu? I found the following methods online: ...
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Window Transparency with Java

I'm using a java application that relies heavily on window transparency it to work properly (windows apparently fade on top of each other to make them cross over each other). On Windows it works just ...
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How can I move a window from an invisible viewport to the current one, without switching viewports

I use 15.04 with Unity and 4 virtual desktops. When I have opened a window on desktop 1 and am viewing desktop 2 (for example), is there a way to easily get that window from desktop 1 to show up on ...
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Unity web player is responding late when using with pipelight

I am trying to run unity web player in firefox. I came to know about the Pipelight plugin for firefox. The problem is I am able to install and enable pipelight. While loading any unity application ...
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Diffrent sets of applications for each user

I want to try out some alternative desktops, see whats going on, but I have a annoying issue, when I install a desktop package I get all the applications and stuff that come with it just added to the ...
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Desktop loads, but no dash. Ubuntu 15.04

This all originated when I installed Nvidia drivers from terminal using the xorg edgers PPA. I have since uninstalled them, but that did not help much. I can't even open terminal unless it is with ...
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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Adapt the look of Unity launcher/dash to theme

When I open the launcher, the theme changes. Everyone must have noticed this, but I can't find anyone pointing it out - and it really bothers me. Here's a a cropped screenshot of my desktop: ...
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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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All keyboards stopped working after login screen

My new Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140, running Ubuntu 15.04, developed a fault. It appears that all keyboard input fails after the login screen. The mouse functions normally. The catch is that the ...
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Unity Dash menu fades in/out at 1 FPS

I have a dell workstation from 2009 running Ubuntu 15.04. It was a reasonably hefty machine for its day, 4 real Xeon cores (8 w/ hyperthreading), 24 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 295. Unity's Dash menu and ...
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Can't move edge-docked window-application to other monitor [closed]

What's my setup? I've got a ubuntu 14 LTS with unity desktop and 2 displays (same vendor, same model) connected. What I want to do I want to use keyboard shortcuts to move a desktop application ...
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How to purge *all* Unity packages?

Does anyone know how to purge these packages without breaking the system? gir1.2-unity-5.0 libunity-common libunity-protocol-private0 libunity9 unity-asset-pool unity-greeter The goal is a ...
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Not able to play unity games in ubuntu 14.04 even after installing unity web player and wine

I get a white screen when loading unity games even after installing unity web player and wine.what more needs to be installed to play unity games.please explain step by step
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Minecraft launcher keeps crashing on Ubuntu 15.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I heard about how powerful and great it is and decided to dual boot it with windows. I play Minecraft, so I got java and updated it from the terminal because Java is required for ...
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Cursor theme won't change in Ubuntu 14.04 via Unity Tweak Tool

No matter what I tried I cannot get it to work. Black theme is the active one and although I can see five other cursor theme options none of them gets activated. I have tired rebooting my PC, ...
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Is there a way to display window title in the Ubuntu sidebar, like in Windows before 7?

My current main OS is Windows 7. I changed the taskbar to run vertically, mimicking Ubuntu's efficient use of the 16:9 widescreen ratio of modern monitors. I also display window titles together with ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04

I've just upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04. Problem is that some programs as NetBeans IDE 8.0.2, Blender, Gimp, ... dissapeared from main menu. Is there a way to resolve this without reinstalling ...
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Test for Artifacts

I have some weird effect on the screen when I open for example the terminal from the dock. The effect doesn't work perfectly and there is like a small vsync on the windows manager. I'm thinking maybe ...
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How to install themes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

how can I install other themes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I've tried some methods but none of them don't work. 1) first, I've try to put my new themes on ~/.themes folder, but I've see don't have that ...
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Covered in corrupted characters after clean Ubuntu/Firefox reinstall

Latest Update: Firefox 39.0 still causes the two serious problems listed below after a fully clean re-install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Firefox to a reformatted partition, without restoring any ...
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Why does 15.04 gnome-terminal not have the Unity-style scrollbars?

I really like the "overlay-scrollbars" that were introduced in Unity. Here is a screenshot: In 14.04, the gnome-terminal had overlay-scrollbars. But I installed 15.04 (full install, not update) and ...
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Remove <Super>L lock screen shortcut

I'd like to repurpose Super+L, but it locks the screen and I can't figure out where to disable this. I'm using Unity. Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> System shows the keybinding for Lock screen is ...
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Is there a text-based window switcher for Unity?

The visual switcher is very poor at providing context. E.g. the browser window thumbnails are too small to tell apart, and often most of them are blank (see screenshot). Is there any switcher that ...
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LibreOffice 4.4.4.3 crashes Unity (12.04 LTS)

For close to the last year, I have had problems with LibreOffice randomly crashing my Unity desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Today, I found a consistency to the problem and recorded a video to show what ...
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Cannot launch eclipse from Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I recently downloaded the Eclipse package and placed it in a folder in my Home directory, without blending the installation with anything else in the system. Eclipse opens normally, if I use the ...
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Chrome indicator not being displayed in the system tray anymore

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity front end. Last time I checked, google chrome stable used to have an indicator icon on the system tray. If chrome was closed using the cross button, it would minimize ...
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Removing Unity on Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 and using Gnome 3

I'm running into an issue when trying to convert from using Unity to just Gnome 3. I keep ending up with the GUI looking as such, with remnants of Unity's Close, Minimize, and Maximize buttons. ...
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Ubunut themes don't work install

I've try to install different themes from http://www.ubuntuthemes.org/ and after I downloaded, I've put it on my themes folder in /usr/share/themes but don't work, before that I've try to put in ...
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CSD broken in Unity

Its awesome that Unity is slowly making strides in making CSD apps functional and less ugly in unity. but i was wondering , is there a way to fix it in 15.04 for the default theme?
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How to load GNOME before login?

I installed GNOME 3 with the theme Paper, but when I boot with Ubuntu the login screen is still styled as Unity. Not a terrible problem, but is there a way to load GNOME before logging in?
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Is there a way to open a new unity desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 using the startx command without bugs?

When I'm in text mode and I use the startx command to open a second desktop environment, it never opens properly on Ubuntu desktop running with Unity. The toolbars on the left and top of the screen ...
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unable to acces my account after a bad manipulation

Well all started when i tried yesterday to download virtual box on my ubuntu14.04 So i went to the website downloaded the version for ubuntu and got a .deb i clicked into it then got redirected to ...
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Remmina cannot perform VNC remote desktop session before user logs in

I would like to perform a VNC remote desktop session with Remmina between two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I am able to do this remote session when a user is already logged into Unity on the ...
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Unity crash and network adapters missing after uninstalling virtualbox

While trying to remove VirtualBox install the latest version on Ubuntu 14.04, Unity crashed and is now refusing to load properly (no sidebar, taskbar, keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl + Alt + T ...etc). ...
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LXDE: Macbuntu/Unity tweak tool error

I am attempting to install the Macbuntu theme on my chromebook. Ubuntu 14.04, LXDE environment through Crouton. However, when I try to follow This guide, I get stuck on step three with the unity ...
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Broken Packages, Unmet dependencies [duplicate]

BatCave:~vikiboy$ sudo apt-get install pantheon-files Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. This may ...
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Why does my Unity screen get corrupted

I recently installed 14.04 and noticed that after some use, the text and/or icons get corrupted. I updated to 15.04 but the problem persists. If I restart unity the problem goes away, but so do all ...
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I am trying to enable Transparent window borders in Ubuntu 15.04

I am trying to enable Transparent window borders in Ubuntu 15.04. Is there a way to get this done? or are they any other transparent themes that can be installed in Ubuntu 15.04
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GTK3 checkbox background

I got a GTK theme (Paper), but the checkboxes and radio buttons don't look like they are supposed to - there's just no background. The theme uses background-color and background-image, but those ...