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Showing all installed programs in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu, where to see all programs just like the "program files" in windows, from which I can launch a program from a list of all program installed?
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How to make custome shortcuts to work on key release than key press

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. with Unity DE. How to make keyboard shortcuts work on key release than key press. For example: If I want to use win for multiple shortcuts, it is working for only the one ...
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old classic gnome on ubuntu 15.10

I'm coming back to linux. When I was using it before it was old good looking familiar gnome time. I'm trying to get this great useful look back on my new system - ubuntu 15.10. I'm installed classic ...
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Looking for Ubuntu Wily Werewolf's icon/insignia/clipart

I'm not finding a wallpaper that I like. I would like a wallpaper image with a purple-ish background (like the official wallpaper) and with the werewolf's head on it (the same one displayed during ...
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Bug in unity : restore minimised window of nautilus

Initially a mounted drive is opened on nautilus. Now its minimised to the home folder icon in unity desktop. When I try to click it to open that nautilus (that is minimised), it opens a new Home ...
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Re-install icon packs

I am running 15.10, and for whatever reason my Firefox and Thunderbird icons have become blurry in the unity launcher. I have seem some word of this being a bug, but also a bug that is resolved. When ...
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Launcher placement dual-monitor

I have two monitors. I have multiple workspaces. I want my launcher ("launcer placement" in settings > displays) to be present on both my monitors in the one workspace, but have only one launcher (on ...
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Set “default” monitor to ALWAYS run apps in it instead of display#1

In my system, there are two different monitors 2 (main) and 1 ( in right , for films or etc.). When i use #2(main), logging in and opening an app or pressing Ctrl+Alt+T key, window opens in monitor ...
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Unity desktop environment and Georgian (MESS) layout

I've installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop with Unity desktop environment. I'm Georgian and often use Georgian (MESS) layout on keyboard. When I use LibreOffice and Georgian (MESS) layout in Unity ...
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How to Shut down Ubuntu by using keyboard?

How to shut Down Ubuntu by using Keyboard only. [Like Windows style] In windows XP if we press Start+u+u this keys for shutdown. and Start+u+r for restart computer. Start+u+h for Hibernet etc. How can ...
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Home encryption causes infinite login loop

Installed fresh 14.04 with home encrytion enabled. After opening desktop screen i changed root and main user's passwords.(before that they all were the same: user's, root's, encryption passwords) ...
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White flat theme for Ubuntu 14.04 Unity

I searched for flat themes for Ubuntu 14.04 unity and ended up with below themes. Mediterraneanwhite Trevilla-themewhite but they are not actually flat. Please help me with the real flat white ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Change loading screen [duplicate]

Well, I´m trying to change that awful purple screen with the white/orange dots on my Ubuntu 15.10 while it is loading. Not the login Screen or background. That is already solved. I would like to see ...
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What happens internally when I click “Lock to launcher” in Unity?

In the Unity desktop, when I start a GUI application, its icon appears in the launcher (if it isn't already there). Now when I right-click this icon, I either get the option Lock to Launcher or ...
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Is the Lenovo Yoga both Tablet and Desktop mode capable?

I've had a 2-in-one laptop which folds into a "tablet" (think a microsoft surface- a tablet that you can place on top of a keyboard/trackpad laptop bottom, but with a keyboard that folds back instead ...
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All programs are closed after lid is closed

I have Lenovo Y570 with Ubuntu 15.10 installed on it. Whenever I close the lid and then open it, I see the log-in screen, and if I type in my password, I find that all my programs from last session ...
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Ubuntu writes the number 5 without beeing pressed

I was looking at the bitcoin charts and when selecting 3 Years firefox stopped working for a short time and when it continued to work it wrote many 5 in the top bar like when you hold the key. Ubuntu ...
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How to add a new drop down menu in top panel in Ubuntu 15.10

I googled but couldn't find anything. Specifically I would like to add a new drop down menu with shell scripts as menu items. If adding a new drop down menu is not possible, how to add shell ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 battery indicator showing status of the mouse battery

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS 64-bit and the battery indicator always shows the status of the mouse battery when my laptop is plugged in. I tried every setting possible and even re-plugged the nano ...
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Installing KDE alongside Unity

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and i would like to install Plasma 5.4.I did the following steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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What is the usd-locate-pointer daemon?

My computer's gone mad to a point it is hardly usable (though I am somehow writing this now). There are numerous symptoms, including the mouse cursor keeping disappearing and reappearing, window ...
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Ugly looking window after dist-upgrade

I was trying to install the gnome-builderfor coding and programming. At first, I tried to build it from the source, but it gave me errors like require gtk+-3.0 >= 3.18.6 while my version is like ...
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Working Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V, but not Ctrl+C, in ALL apps

I have annoying problem with clipboard that makes me sick.. I can only copy text when cutting it. I cannot copy with Ctrl+C; Also, applications sometimes cannot put text to my clipboard (eg keepassx) ...
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System crashed after changing window manager in Mate Tweak

After installing Mate Tweak tool in my Ubuntu Mate-15.10 when I changed the window Manager my system crashed And no program is running,even after undo the changes the system not working at all.As soon ...
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black screen except launcher and menu bar parallel ubuntu on mac

After messing with lots of things, I end up on black screen every where. No thing is rendered except launcher and menu bar. Tried to reinstall parallel tools, installing and uninstalling and updating ...
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How to deactivate internet search result in unity panel Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I mostly used my Ubnutu system for programming purpose and whenever I search something from unity panel it also display result from internet(I believe but not sure). I rarely used/clicked these search ...
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Issues with unity/terminal after changing from AMD to Radeon graphics card

So I recently upgraded from an AMD Radeon XFX R7800 series graphics card to a nvidia MSI GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. With the new card installed, however, I only see a my blank desktop background ...
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Unity takes on a life of its own

For no reason whatsoever the unity window (top of launcher) keeps opening itself (see screenshot taken while writing this question) every 2 minutes or so. Nothing else seems to be malfunctioning. ...
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Activate window only if it's on the current workspace

I use Unity Desktop Environment and have multiple workspaces enabled. Several windows are open (some are minimized to the launcher) and spread across my workspaces. Now I would like to be able to ...
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14.04 … google chromes eats alt-tab on unity

not sure when that started, but sometimes, when google chrome is running ... alt-tab does no longer show the application switcher. Pressing alt-tab will still switch to another application, but the ...
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Minecraft Launcher Stuck at “Starting Launcher” - SOLVED

People have had this problem on Ask Ubuntu, but all of the answers were to update Java. I'm not a big expert on computers, but I know that the Java version isn't the issue. You see, it seems very ...
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Unity Greeter Background NOT Changing!

So ever since I upgraded to 15.04 from 14.04.. The unity greeter started using the wallpaper from my unity desktop as its background.. I have tried using ubuntu tweak but it blinks my custom ...
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Login Doesn't Work Anymore after Gnome 3 Installed

I wanted to try Gnome 3, so I followed Install GNOME Desktop Ubuntu 15.04 . It worked but I didn't like it, so I purged the package and executed the second command again. Now my screen shows the Gnome ...
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ubuntu 15.10 (automatic logout killing every job)

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10. The system randomly logs out, killing every job I have running. Is there a solution for this? How/where can I best look for the reason for this (which log ...
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Text at title bar shown in global top bar for unmaximized windows

Can the text at an unmaximized window's title bar be shown in global top bar for unmaximized windows? Global top bar contains only name of the application that has an unmaximized window, whereas it ...
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Ubuntu incorrectly renders windows

I cannot use some software (such as Krusader, VirtualBox etc.) on Ubuntu 14.04, because of this weird bug (see screenshot). Most part of a window is grey and not accessible. Other windows look fine ...
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Compiz cube - Skydome Field Of View broken

I managed to turn on the 3D cube and everything around it. But the skydome displays broken. I can verbally identify the problem as it's a common thing in gaming and 3D graphics in general. The ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't load unity [duplicate]

After formatting from windows7 I installed ubuntu 15.10 from a usb drive. Although everything seems to be installed correctly after booting all I see is my wallpaper. Unity, no launcher, no dash ...
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Lightdm greeter - theming of option-button

I try to theme the unity lightdm greeter and I've succeeded in doing so by looking at the source code and the Ambiance .css files. One thing I'm not able to theme however is shown in this short video, ...
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scale monitors differently without everything becoming blurry?

problem My Laptop has a 1920x1080, 34.4x19.3 cm Monitor and I connect it to a 1280x1024, 37.6x30.1 cm external Monitor. Since the external monitor has a 30% lower pixel density, everything on it ...
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14.04: Copy dialog disappears in the middle of the transfer, and there's no way to get it back. (Unity/Nautilus)

Running into this extremely annoying issue. I start a file transfer, and continue doing something else. When I go to check on it, the file copy dialog is no longer open. I can't alt-tab to it, and it ...
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Open all grouped windows with Alt-tab

I wondered if it is possible to open all grouped windows of one application at once with Ubuntu's (well, Unity's) alt-tab mechanic. What I mean is the following case: https://i.imgur.com/ixHKwUM.png ...
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How to remove uninstalled keyboard from panel bar?

I am new to Ubuntu and from Burma (Myanmar) country. Previously I installed some of our language keyboards into my Ubuntu. After that I uninstalled them because they were not stable. But they still ...
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How to configure keyboard layout switch on key press rather than key release in Ubuntu 15.10?

I am using Unity and using Shift_L+Shift_R to switch keyboard layouts. But in Unity layout switch going on key release (when I release both shifts) rathen than on key press. This is very unusable ...
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Gnome 3 Reconfigured Nautilus! How Do I Get It Back to Normal?

I just tried Gnome 3, but didn't like it at all. So I removed/purged it, rebooted, and discovered that my Nautilus looks different now & lacks a menu. I couldn't even find a way to bring it back ...
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left control key is being weird

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.04.Whenever i try to copy something,my left control key when hit,opens up dash and asks me to type my command. how can i make it behave like a normal control key ...
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Unity Dash not showing applications after waking from suspend?

I need to remove the cache in the software center and reset unity every time. Is there any other permanent solution for this? I am using Ubuntu 14.04
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dpkg: error processing package unity-tweak-tool (--configure)

when i run apt-get install, apt-get upgrade, apt-get -f install, it always return this : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 0 upgraded, 0 ...
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How to get back Unity Greeter? Replace MATE Greeter?

So I installed Ubuntu Mate desktop environment for my 14.04 LTS (Trusty) and I am really liking it but Mate also replaced the Unity greeter which I want back... I searched about how to get back the ...
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Showing blank screen on login n [duplicate]

I am a new user of Ubuntu. I did a fresh install from USB stick of Ubuntu14.04 LTS. when I login to PC, it shows wallpaper only, and nothing is accessible. and when I boot from same USB i used for ...