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FileZilla - Tab overlay issue

Ubuntu Version: 14.10 FileZilla Version: 3.9.0.6 This is happening when I try to open a new tab. It overlays the current tabs. Also the tabs are not switchable in this case. (prog-filezilla:13881): ...
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What are the downsides of installing kubuntu-desktop meta package to ubuntu 14.10?

Chrome is using seahorse for managing the password. If I login on kde will use kwallet? What conflicts may occur?
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Power outage while uninstalling graphics driver caused problems with unity/compiz

Recently installed an NVIDIA proprietary driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us[1] I ran into trouble installing Steam, and planned on following this advice ( Steam won't ...
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How to change Ubuntu's default login screen for gnome ubuntu login screen?

I'm using 14.04 LTS with unity, but i removed the ubuntu desktop and installed the gnome ubuntu desktop instead, since unity has given me some errors... The thing is, im happy with gnome, but the ...
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How to set up tightvnc to use unity

I'm trying to set up tightvnc on my computer to let me use a second monitor that I can't connect directly to the computer. However, I can't get the tightvnc desktop to use unity, it either comes up ...
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Changing the application shown at the bottom of launcher?

I would like to change the application shown at the bottom of the launcher. Insead of the Trash, I would like to place Show Desktop. Is there a way to carry that out ? http://prntscr.com/57zg78
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Ubuntu 14.04 Freezing Randomly

Ubuntu 14.04 unity freezing randomly...cant move mouse. But music keeps playing and then i press CTRL+ALT+F1 and back to CTRL+ALT+F7. it starts working again... Apps Running: Firefox, VLC, Sublime, ...
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Themes don't load

My themes don't load fully on start-up. The desktop top panel, window top panel, launcher icons, and desktop icons stay in the default theme while my docky loads up with my assigned theme. This isn't ...
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Clicking on taskbar item of open item breaks window system

When I have Chrome open and in focus, and I click on the chrome icon in the taskbar everything disappears except for the desktop background image, then everything comes back. If I click on it a 2nd ...
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Cannot add/edit/remove Startup Applications; Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity

New to Ubuntu/Linux. In Startup Applications, changes are not saved; as soon as I close Startup Applications, settings revert to default. I've searched for answers (and tons of other questions on this ...
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Missing new tab shortcut

I added a custom keyboard shortcut using xbindkeys-config for Ctrl+T. I then removed it but now I cannot use the default action for Ctrl+T - opening tabs in browsers. I cannot find this command in the ...
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Black screen with Unity launcher and dash after startup

I see this after doing sudo shutdown -r previously. Looks like compiz/unity is broken for some reason. I also tried to rm -rf ~/.cache ~/.config and reinstalled unity, didn't take any effect. By ...
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Installation of unity8-desktop-session-mir

I want to try unity8-desktop-session-mir on Ubuntu 14.04.1, but when I start an installation process I get this message: "D-bus service for managing modems must be removed - modemmanager". Since I'm ...
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Chromebook: How can I boot into Unity at startup?

I have an Acer C720 Chromebook. Using Crouton, I have installed Unity. I boot into it by typing the sudo startunity command in shell. Since I feel Chrome OS has nothing to offer me at the moment, I ...
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Intel q35 Screen Artifacts. Ubuntu 14.10 How to fix?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lpb8f40hfjsg9w0/Screenshot%20from%202014-11-09%2019%3A54%3A13.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/fkzv64cpkpf7qqk/Screenshot%20from%202014-11-09%2019%3A54%3A30.png?dl=0 ...
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Text Rendering Problem in Ubuntu and all derivatives [closed]

i have an issue with text rendering in ubuntu 14.04.1, 14.10 and all its derivatives... here is picture of my issue: It happens in all Desktop Environments. I'm using AMD R9 270X with open source ...
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how to disable workspace higlighter popup during switching workspace

How can i disable this small window that's pop-up when i switch workspace in ubunt14.04. If you did not get it have uploaded the screen shot over this link. ...
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Disable alt gr shortcuts to enable third level keybord access

I have a custom keyboard setup that I use, with 3rd level keys that appear when you press the alt gr button and another key. The problem is that I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now the alt gr key is ...
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unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers

I am using Ubuntu in a virtualbox, when I try to install guest additions I get the error: Warning: unknown version of the X Window System installed. Not installing X Window System drivers. ...
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Reduce the size of windows in Ubuntu (14.04)

Sorry to bother you with a question probably very stupid, but I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, and for some reasons, the windows seems to have a "minimal size". This is extremely annoying when I ...
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kill popup or dialog box using command line

I wonder is there a way to kill popup or dialog box by using command line? Actually I want to kill all the popup as shown in attached picture
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It is possible to create multiple toolbars in Ubuntu 14.04, not just the default one?

I would like to know if is possible to have more than one toolbar to put more icons or kind of shortcuts. I have searched for this but i have not found anything. Thanks.
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Wrong resolution - cant change

I'm not new to Linux, but I newly installed it on this PC. Its been as smooth as always, but I have a problem with the display. It runs in 1024x768 on a 1920x1080 monitor, which is not exactly fun. In ...
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Dash not working properly after Zeitgeist log cleared on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

Yesterday I cleared Zeitgeist log from last week using System Settings-Privacy-Clear Usage Data and after that Home lens no longer works properly. It does not show applications which were recently ...
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How to install gnome having unity unchanged?

I want to switch between unity and Gnome in the login screen. How should I do it.Is it possible to add any other interface like that in the lockscreen
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My desktop profile reset after modifying $PATH

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with standard Unity desktop. I was trying to change env variables using /etc/profile (I realise this was a mistake now and should have used ~/.profile) I had problems with my ...
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Hotcorners keep being disabled

It bugs me a lot that one of the best features of unity; hotcorners, are disabled by default. I use Unity Tweak Tool to activate hotcorners, with the upper left corner activating the workspace ...
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Drag/drop and right-click not working on Surface Pro 3 touch screen

I have a Surface Pro 3 on which I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-booting with Windows 8.1), running Cinnamon. The touchscreen mostly works great, except for two things: 1) clicking and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop environment does not load

I am running (or at least trying to run) Ubuntu desktop 14.04.1 LTS on a Dell Optiplex 760 with intel Core2 Quad Q8300 CPU and an intel 4 series integrated graphics controller (uname -a :Linux ...
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Is there a simple way to remove the thick gray frame around the Dash menu?

I'm referring to the frame seen here: Is there an easy way to get rid of it? I don't like it and it doesn't really match the rest of the look that I'm going for with all the theming I'm doing. ...
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How to remove the shutdown/restart/log out options from unity lockscreen?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 on one computer and 14.04 on another.After hours and hours of searching around the internet,and having uninstalled lightdm(replaced with gdm),uninstalled xscreensaver(replaced ...
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14.10 Unity VNC to Android

I'm trying to get a vnc session running so that I can show chrome on my android device. I've got two monitors connected to my machine, on one I'm programming, on the other I'm showing the website ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Some windows with transparent background

Some windows are behaving strangely by having a transparent background. ie system monitor in the image. edit: Is not only the system monitor, here an example with gedit:
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How can I use workspaces and have xbmc in only one of them?

I have Workspaces enabled in Unity. They work with fullscreen video reproduction in VLC and the default video player. I can have a video in one workspace, a browser in another, and switch flawlessly ...
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Touchpad gestures and Touchscreen gestures

Is possible to have gestures for touchpad and touchscreen at the same time? So far I was only able to enable gestures for touchscreen (using touchegg), after disabling unity default multitouch ...
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Retina display woes with Ubuntu

it seems I got just about everything working on my Retina MacBook Pro, save for the display issues and possibly Intel graphics. Even with scaling, programs look blown up and just plain bad. I don't ...
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Ubuntu SDK - application with indicator

I would like to create an application for Ubuntu desktop and I need to have an icon of the application in the system tray (with menu after click on the icon). Is it possible to do it in HTML5 API? ...
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How do I minimize a maximized window?

When I open, for example, firefox and maximise the window, I'm unable to minimise or close the window using the little x button in the top left. Here's the button that I want to press (it appears ...
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How to disable the suspend option in Unity

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 on an Acer Chromebook C720. After I put Ubuntu into suspend, when I woke up Ubuntu, and tried to shut it down, I got to the Ubuntu shut down screen with the blinking dots. ...
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Google+ Hangouts window steals focus [when switching desktops]

When I switch to a desktop that has the hangouts "window" on it, it steals the focus. Steps to repeat: * Desktop 1 has a terminal and the hangouts window * Type in the terminal * Switch to desktop 2 ...
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Broken packages prevent 13.10 > 14.04 upgrade, but Synaptic shows no broken packages

I tried to upgrade as described in the subject, but get the error that it can't calculate the upgrade. I ran grep Broken /var/log/dist-upgrade/apt.log and received a long list of broken packages: ...
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Import Gnome launcher icons into Unity, and have them shown in a menu

Finally moved to Unity from Gnome-classic (reason being mostly that Gnome seems to be discontinued, some iBus features don't work anymore, and Unity is less bugged in Ubuntu 14.04). However there is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 - Unity Tweak Tool doesn't change theme and font settings

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.01 in a VirtualBox machine and Unity Tweak Tool works perfectly, everything. However, after installing Ubuntu in a spare drive (not a virtual machine), Unity Tweak Tool doesn't ...
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Ubuntu refuses to recognize my external monitors

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 as a guest OS using VMWare Fusion 6. My machine is a MacBook Pro with and Intel Iris Pro graphics chipset, running OSX Yosemite. I have two external monitors plugged in to the ...
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FNKey Brightness - Change Behaviour

When I change my screen brightness using FN keys in Unity or other DEs, the brightness changes instantly. It is very sudden. But when I use xbrightness -dec 10 the change is more soften. Is there any ...
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icons missing on 14.04 unity after installing gnome 3.10

icons are in desktop folder. Just installed Gnome 3.10, but icons don't show in Unity, Gnome Classic or Gnome 3.10. What do I do?
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How to get UNITY native notification for gogle chrome?

I have tried the below link Activate Chrome native notifications But there is no such files and folders in above said answers when I installed the google Chrome recently to version 38 How can I get ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Latitude D600. It has the Pentium M CPU so, I had to forcepae in order for it to install. Now that it's installed I'm noticing the ui is extremely slow. When a ...
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What's wrong with my window menu bar?

This is not a normal window menu. I have this problem with some other programs also. Not with all programs.