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Ubuntu falls back to old window style on every second boot

I already posted here for a failed upgrad from 14.04 to 16.04, see here. I assumed, that I fixed my problem bei reinstalling unityand ubuntu-desktop. Apparently, this did not solve the problem as I ...
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How can I give a script its own icon in the Unity launcher?

With Ubuntu 16.04, if you create a launcher (desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications) with a custom icon for a terminal application (so with Terminal=true) then when you start it, it will spawn a ...
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is there a way to move launcher to the right side of screen in 14.04? [duplicate]

Is there a way to move the launcher to the right side of the screen in 14.04? everything that pops up in searches is only for moving to the bottom.
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How do I change the LightDM unity-greeter wallpaper behavior?

Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 This is not how to change the login screen wallpaper, or how to stop dynamic wallpaper switching. This is how to set the default behavior from "Scale" (or whatever the current ...
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Change window animations in Ubuntu 16.04 without additional tools

How can I change the window animations (minimize and restore) in Ubuntu 16.04 using command line only?
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Synapse Application search bar indicator?

I would like to synapse search bar indicator on ubuntu 16.04. I am using the following command, but its not working: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu dont start when reboot

My Ubuntu don't start when reboot and show the following message: How to solve the problem?
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unable to set lock screen in ubuntu 16.04?

I am using dconf-editor to change my lock screen , but it always falls back to default one. I'd tried every method that's possible using dconf-editor, but unable to do so . what's the possible way to ...
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lost the left side launcher and the clock in the upper right corner when I turned on the machine

I am using version 16.04. I have had no problems until this morning when I turned on the computer. The left hand launcher and the clock/menu in the upper right corner are missing. I have my splash ...
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Save workspace in Unity Ubuntu 16.04

If I have certain applications open and each window positioned and sized in a certain way, can I save then? Also can I lock then to these positions? Ideally I would make icon shortcuts for those ...
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How can I directly move windows to another viewport, choosing from a list?

With multiple viewports, you can right click a window and then move it to the viewport right/down, etc. On Gnome, I could send a window directly to workspace 1/2/3/4. Can I implement this in Unity? ...
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Fn+F1 keystroke acts like Super+S

I don't know why, but I know it happening. After realizing that both Fn+F1 and Super+S switches between workspaces, I used xev and found out that Ubuntu senses Fn+F1 as Super+S. In other words, Fn+...
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Launcher opens NTFS locations under devices instead of Nautilus

On Ubuntu 16.04, is there a way for Launcher to open folders from NTFS partitions (which are auto-mounted) under the icon/instance of Nautilus instead of what it started doing in 16.04, i.e. instead ...
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16.04 Unity Launcher on top of Fullscreen windows when workspaces enabled

I've noticed a problem: When I enable workspaces in Ubuntu, the auto-hide mechanism seems to bug when I open a fullscreen window. For example, when I watch a youtube video, the launcher blinks out an ...
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Is Ubuntu 4K ready?

I'm planning on buying a 4k monitor, but have heard about some applications, (in general all operating systems) may not be ready for 4k which results in a very bad user experience. I mostly use ...
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Chrome launcher icon right click menu doesn't show option for opening new window

I installed google-chrome-stable by following instructions from here. When I right click on the Chrome launcher icon, It doesn't show options like 'Open a new window' or 'Open icognito window. It just ...
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Files disappear from Launcher

I tried to solve this 'cause I'm not the only one with this problem, but still I can't get rid of it. The problem is like in this gif: BUT I saw that if I open nautilus using ALT+F2, it doesn't ...
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Dual Monitor app windows moved after unlock

Locking and unlocking will result in application windows being moved, sometimes to 'disabled' workspaces. Setup: 2 Monitors (HP 22cwa) Workspaces disabled Steps: Put application windows on 2 ...
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How to prevent certain windows from rotating with the Compiz cube?

I'm using Compiz in Ubuntu 16.04. When I rotate the cube, both the Unity launcher and the title bar keep fixed. So, my question is: Is it possible to extend that behavior to other objects? In ...
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Why does launching my own script from a launcher only work once?

I created a shell script, let's say it's echo hi sleep 5 echo bye exit Then I created a .desktop -file to launch the shell script. Double-clicking it works perfectly fine: [Desktop Entry] Version=...
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How to show keyboard chart of a specific layout variant from command line?

There is previous similar question but solution there didn't work for me in Ubuntu 16.04. I mean: gkbd-keyboard-display -l us,intl The commands below work but I want to be able to specify which ...
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Inhibiting Unity multitouch gestures

We are making Ubuntu-based kiosk software that we want to be easy enough to install for DIY enthusiasts. As all interested might know, Unity (till 14.04 at least) is hard coded to intercept and ...
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Thunderbird indicator in 16.04 LTS Unity?

I recently started using Thunderbird again, but I cannot seem to get that indicator icon, i.e. minimize it to tray so that I could receive new message updates. d.conf editor shows it should be OK: ...
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Should I report an old bug that is still present?

Hot corners enabled via the Unity tweak tool in Ubuntu 16.04 do not work properly after rebooting. I've seen that this bug has been present since 14.04 and it has been reported on Launchpad, but it ...
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xfce4-notes not showing in Unity menu

I use xfce4-notes and I liked it a lot. My issue, it is not showing in Unity application menu, is there any solution?
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How to change Firefox drop-down menu color?

I've got the same problem as in that question: after the system update, Firefox drop-down menus became black. How can I change their color back to white? (I'm opening a new question because that ...
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Black desktop background , large icons and missing UI components

Ubuntu Version: 16.04 I had installed Gnome Desktop environment using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop But when I logged out and tried to switch the Desktop environment, clicking on the ...
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(noob) Ububntu 16.04: Gnome makes battery life (a lot) shorter than Unity ? (xps 15 9550)

I'm really new to the Linux world. After a LOT of complications about setting up a dual boot win10/ubuntu, I've decided to use only Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME (for now). I've tried Ubuntu 16.04 too but I ...
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Unity-control-center segmentation fault

I cannot open the system settings anymore. unity-control-center (unity-control-center:23772): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_strsplit: assertion 'string != NULL' failed Segmentation fault (core dumped)...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installation on lenovo t450 thinkpad was crashing during setup when entering my city of residence. Any idea why?

Okay Linux world, so I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad t450, 8 gb ram, 256 ssd, i7 core, from a friend for a nice deal of $500. Since I already have the Dell xps 13, I figured I'd use the Dell ...
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How do I write a Unity sytem indicator in python?

Background: This is NOT for application-indicators but system-indicators. Picture: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopExperienceTeam/ApplicationIndicators The objective is to find a final solution ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity Panel Problem: Window Title Not Shown

When the application is maximized, the title of window is sometimes shown on the panel bar. This is OK. And when the window is inactive (switched to another application), the title of first window ...
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Ubuntu Touch -Text message Unity icon not showing notifications

I have noticed that when I receive a text message (SMS) on my Ubuntu phone, i do not receive plus 1 notification in the text message icon on the unity bar. Without this notification, I am finding that ...
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Swapping Alt and Super keys with different Keyboard Layouts in 16.04

I have two keyboards I use regularly, one PC layout and one Mac layout. I would like the Alt and Super keys in the same position on each but they are reversed. I don't mind switching them manually ...
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How to get unity desktop on ubuntu 16.04 server?

I have a problem with one of my boxes such that the GUI login does not work. I ssh'd to it and backed it up to my network and want to upgrade it to 16.04 from 14.04 with a fresh 16.04 install. Since ...
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Clock disappeared from top panel. Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T460. After installing the kernel from http://linuxdaddy.com/blog/install-kernel-4-4-on-ubuntu/ (that should have solved another problem), the clock ...
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Centering the application launchers on the panel in 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with the default Unity desktop environment on a Lenovo Yoga 3 pro. I have moved my launcher panel to the bottom of my screen, from the left, and have it so that it auto hides. ...
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Cannot resize Chome app icon on Unity desktop

When I add a Chrome app to the Unity desktop, the Icon is huge and I cannot resize it: i.e. when I right-click on the Icon and select Resize Icon..., I see the resize-handles, but dragging will not ...
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Ubuntu Desktop isn't Working

I deleted my previous nvidia driver and have tried to install lasted nvidia driver from nvidia.com after first login my taskbar, launcher etc.. haven't worked(cant right click on desktop, just ...
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Show Wine (Windows) System Tray in Ubuntu 16.04

I cannot figure out how to see and access Wine apps minimised to the windows system tray. Any ideas? I have a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a windows application running on Wine and ...
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Disabling WiFi while airodump-ng is running crashes the session

I'm starting airodump-ng from the aircrack-ng package (version 1:1.2-0~beta3-4 on 16.04) like this: Switch my WiFi device to monitor mode (creates new virtual interface mon0): sudo airmon-ng start ...
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Unity problem? missing launch bar and severe flickering of windows/icons

what works: - background wallpaper is shown correctly - mouse seems to behave normally what doesn't work: - none of the launch bars is visible - desktop icons flicker between their correct ...
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What package(s) to install for missing button icons in KDE applications on Unity?

I run some KDE applications on Ubuntu 16.04 Unity, such as KDE Connect. I seem to be missing some packages that provide button icons: Does anyone know which packages to install to have these ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install no desktop icons, blank desktop (just wallpaper), tried to reinstall compiz

I'm new to Ubuntu so go easy on me. I've heard great feedback and support from these forums so I'm crossing my fingers. I booted ubuntu 16.04 on my new custom build pc, I went through all the ...
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How do I double click an .rtf file in file manager to open it with libreoffice?

Running Ubuntu 16.04, unity Using Files 3.14.3 (the default file manager). Have libreoffice installed. I have a variety of .rtf files which libreoffice reads perfectly. However, despite making ...
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Top menu and “start” menu gone

My top menu and left-hand side menus are gone, I have already tried: 1. reinstall nvidia drivers 2. play with confizconfig, 3. reset unity, none of those really work, similar to other threads, Guest ...
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twitter unity webapp has mobile view

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and installed the unity webapp for twitter. But I only get mobile view of the twitter client How can I change this back to the desktop view as it was before on ...
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Unity Run Dialog

Is it possible to change the Unity run dialog to that which cinnamon and gnome-shell use? The current one has a few slight annoyances: Lack of autocomplete Inability to open directories without ...
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Unable to install and run App/Panel Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

I have developed an app indicator for Ubuntu 14.04 using Python. I followed this tutorial and I was able to push my app indicator to my PPA successfully. When I run the following commands - sudo add-...
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Open SQL Light DB from Unity

I have installed sqlitebrowser to browse database. But when I try to open db from Unity I have only one option Open with gedit When I choose open With Other Application... I cant find sqlitebrowser....