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Unity: Have a window that is always on specific workspaces?

I have two monitors and 4 workspaces configured in unity (2 monitor on each workspace). I do development using IntelliJ IDE on server side and hybrid mobile app frontend so I often have two instances ...
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Unity desktop hangs while running browser along terminal

Whenever I run my Firefox Browser a long the terminal, my Ubuntu Unity desktop hangs for a lot of time. It's pretty annoying. Is there a fix to it or should I try some other desktop environment like ...
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can't see desktop except for background when log in Ubuntu14.04

I need some help, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. I had some problems when it rebooted so I had to install unity using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and continue tu update all packages ...
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Unity 2D dash and launcher unable to install!

Ok. I tried installing ubuntu TV from This page. It said that my ubuntu 2D environment will be altered. Now when I choose Ubuntu 2D,I dont have a launcher. Everything is working except there is no ...
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Windows have black borders after hibernation Unity

when my 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 machine "wakes up" after hibernation, windows look like this: http://imgur.com/a/9E6xa (Sorry for inconvenience, but board restrictions won't let me post photos) The ...
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Can't exit the “Workspace Switcher” when a window is dragged

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS with the recent "Unity" design on GNOME. I used to make heavy use of the "workspace switcher" but recently often times when I try to drag a window from one workspace ...
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Automatic folder synchronization to a specific USB drive

I am using grsync for folder synchronisation with my usb drive. I usually synchronize folders manually. Now I wish them to happen themselves. So, Is it possible to synchronize folders automatically ...
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Menu Bar and Launcher Missing in Ubuntu 14.04

After a restart my menu bar and launcher were missing. I have tried every solution for this issue that I can find, from re-installing unity and compiz to resetting Unity and everything. Then I ...
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Is there a way to install GNOME 3.12 in Ubuntu 14.04 without destroying Unity? [duplicate]

For theme development purposes, I'd like to have both GNOME 3.12 and Unity installed at the same time, and without the inconvenience of a virtual machine/dual boot. I know that the project Neon ppa ...
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Nautilus Actions Configuration Tool for Unity

I recently saw about the Nautilus Action Configuration Tool for a Gnome desktop. It will be real fun in creating new actions to the file manager context menus with it. I do wanna have one such thing ...
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Sublime text 2 unity launcher opens sublime.desktop

I have looked on various places but cannot find any answer to my problem. Here it is : I installed Sublime text 2 following this tutorial : ...
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Batttery icon is missing in Uninty Ubuntu 14.04

Could somebody help me with this issue. The battery icon dissapears from the panel. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity. How can I rapair it? Thanks!!!
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Dead link in the Ubuntu's launcher

I'm trying to lock Eclipse's icon to the launcher for a fast and easy access to it, using the simplest way of launching Eclipse, and then right clicking the Eclipse icon at the launcher and choosing ...
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How to save desktop session with Unity?

Is there a native way provided by Unity to save an arbitrary desktop session, in order to restore it during next system start? By desktop session, I refer to all the applications currently running ...
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unity - how to detect if the screen is locked?

both of these only work after the screen that was locked gets blanked; but they sometimes fail also, when for any reason the screen doesnt blanks... gnome-screensaver-command --query ...
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Removing an application created by dragging a URL onto the unity bar?

I accidentally dropped a YouTube url onto the Unity sidebar instead of dropping it into my text editor and it created a launch icon on the bar. I deleted this icon from the bar but now when I right ...
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Cairo-Dock crashed my Unity desktop, is this possible?

I'm still new to using Ubuntu and learning more and more each day. The other day I formatted my hard drive and wiped the Windows 8 partition (never use it) and re-installed my Ubuntu install to start ...
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How I can resize icons from system tray?

My system tray now : Zeal, Spotify, google notifications, skype and many more apps that they have a app indicator by default, has a horror icons with over size. I searched on google, ask ubuntu ...
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how to track a crash when changing from X :1 to X :0?

I need to track on 14.04 a crash that often happens here: I open a new X at :1 (that sometimes goes to ctrl+alt+f8 others to f9). But when I try to go back to X :0 with ctrl+alt+f7, it crashes ...
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Ubuntu Unity corner resizing pointer hard to get to display

It seems that a very meticulous hand is needed to get the corner-shaped pointer to display at the corner of a window in order that the window can be re-sized. Is there anyway to make this more likely ...
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unlock screen from command line

I was using virtualbox on a laptop and closed the lid which locked the screen and sleep the computer. Now it came back from sleep, the screen is locked, but I can not type my password. The mouse work, ...
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Lost Unity Chrome [closed]

This morning, when I started up Ubuntu, it looked like the Unity design had vanished. Likewise, Google Chrome took on the platform-generic style and Pidgin became gray boxes with black frames. ...
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How do I disable Unity Dash search features like wiki and other websites?

On my system this not needed and affecting performance. I'd like unity-dash to search only for programs and documents by default. How can I achieve that?
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Ubuntu 14.04 - You have held broken packages

This is a very popular question, but bare with me as I have tried teverything you are all about to suggest. So This is what I get: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to remove a URL shortcut from the unity panel

I have Ubuntu 12.04. I was watching a video on chromium and I went up to the global menu and there was an option of create app shortcuts. I tried it and now I want to remove it. I added it to the ...
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Questions about reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu and got a system without internet. After deleting all types of drivers and putting important drivers and resetting network, it worked. Recently, I installed pantheon and mate, and ...
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How to install Cinamon Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

The default desktop environment for Ubuntu 14.04 is Unity, I think. How would one install "Cinamon" instead of Unity. Also, could I have instructions to change back to Unity. Thank you so much!
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Unity to Xmonad switching disables sound

I mostly use XMonad. But whenever I log out of XMonad and login to Unity and login back to XMonad the master volume is muted. I end up running amixer set Master unmute. Its just an annoyance and I ...
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Unity sidebar and window frames disappear when I click on an icon with 2 or more dots (multiple windows)

How can I restore Unity to it's original installation settings? Background In normal operation, Unity shows up to three dots next to an icon on the left sidebar when the application has 2 more more ...
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No unity panels after changes in ccsm

I was trying to change some settings with the compizconfig settings manager but there was a conflict between some of the appearance options. Unfortunately, now I can't see the Unity dash or the panel ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (cinnamon desktop) freezing, typically when using terminal

This is really strange, but frequently, Ubuntu freezes when I'm trying to enter (even basic) commands in the terminal. It does randomly happen when opening programs like Chrome as well. It freezes for ...
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Swiping left on the touchpad opens the photo search. How do I disable this?

It's almost random, but most of the time, if I swipe from right to left on the touchpad of my keyboard, it opens the photo search. I have not been able to locate any setting/tweak that explains this ...
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Show desktop icon moves to the bottom after app instalation

I have added "show desktop" to the launcher and placed it at the top. If I install a new app using USC its icon appears at the top of the launcher and "show desktop" goes to the very bottom. Is there ...
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Missing menu and icons in unity panel [duplicate]

The menu and icons went missing after i installed Stream on my Ubuntu 13.04. You can see that, the File, Edit, .... menus are missing from the unity panel. So is the clock, network and restart ...
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Mouse snapping back to upper right hand corner

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Lenovo Erazer x510 desktop. The mouse wants to be in the upper right hand corner of the screen. You can move it but it just snaps back into the corner. I tried ...
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Installing Unity 14.04 on qemu arm

How do I install Ubuntu desktop 14.04 with Unity in qemu-system-arm virtual environment? Which debs do I have to install and in what sequence? v Or is there an executable which would make all the work ...
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Systray icons missing ubuntu 14.04

We use Druva inSync for backups at the office. However after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 , we have been struggling to get the tray icons working. We have followed all steps we used in previous ...
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No menu bar and unity launch after upgrading to 14.04; ccsm cannot start

Yesterday I upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04 by do-release-upgrade. Things were Ok after the upgrading. However today when I logged into my account, no menu bar, no unity launch. I tried ctrl+alt+F1 to ...
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Video lag with Unity as the Default Desktop?

I never had this issue in Mint (XFCE, Cinnamon) or Xubuntu, but now after installing Unity, fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1, when ever I move the cursor while a video (Youtube, Twitch TV) is playing, ...
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Unity menus and fonts weird rendering

I have an issue that occurs occasionally on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64). Sometimes, right when I turn on my pc, the font and windows are messy. But, if I log out and log on Guest Account, everything works ...
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Numix GTK theme removes the “Unity Boxes”

Firstly, yes, I am aware this is a feature of the theme however I personally find it, well, ugly. My question is basically if there is anyway to reverse this and keep the boxes while still using the ...
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Conky widgets are not working

I installed conky-manager from ppa and many widgets aren't working. Actually only all in one circle widget (my-wehather indicator) is working... In Unity, just select one more widget besides "all in ...
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Ubuntu Toolbars changed to a different color and style when I booted up

When I booted into Ubuntu, the bar on the top of the screen and also all the web browser tabs had changed to a kde style. I used to have kde installed, but I uninstalled it a while back. How can I ...
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GNOME client-side decorations persist after removing GNOME [closed]

I have completely removed Gnome 3.12, all Gnome shell extensions, any extra applications, etc. from Ubuntu 14.04 and then reinstalled Unity. After rebooting I still see the characteristic client-side ...
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Google Chrome icon is fuzzy/blurry in Docky

As the question says, the Chrome icon is fuzzy in docky. I tried this: How get a higher resolution icon for Google Chrome in Docky? But that didn't seem to help. I would have commented my issue ...
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Ubuntu release upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 fails - log-in fails

Upgrading Ubuntu To upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10. to 14.04. I ran sudo do-release-upgrade. The first attempt failed and I found the following message in the error log: ...
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Where to change default <Super>+<Space> keyboard switch key by a terminal?

Since 14.04 default keyboard switch key is Super+Space I preparing sample system for clone on hundreds of pc's and want to assign another default keys to switch layout with command line. I cannot ...
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After installing Gnome, desktop folder doesn't appear on my desktop [duplicate]

After installing Gnome on my 14.04 system running unity, my desktop folder (~/Desktop) doesn't appear on my desktop any-more. I only see the splash background that says 14.04 LTS in lower right hand ...
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Like Mouse Button Modifier is stuck when clicking in windows after 14.04 upgrade

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 on my desktop. I am having severe mouse issues that are making it nearly impossible to function. At first, I believed it was a driver issue (I have a wireless ...
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Can I add widgets to the new Unity lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I lock my screen using Linux Mint 17, there is a giant clock on the lock screen. I got used to this, and now I'm wondering if I can also add a giant clock (or any widget, for that matter) to my ...