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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 ...
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Unity Theming Transparent Panel

I am making a theme for Ubuntu and just want to know 2 things (at the moment): How can I set the transparency of the panel from the theme and How can I set the height of the panel from within the ...
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Can't install packages without installing IBus and removing Ubuntu-desktop

I have Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS. So I was trying to solve the issue where IntelliJ complains about IBus not being updated to 1.5.11. So I followed the instructions here and now I can't install any ...
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KDE: “Switch to Previous Desktop” goes to next instead

Not sure if this is a bug or not, but I've just set a shortcut in the system settings of KDE for "Switch to Next Desktop" and "Switch to Previous Desktop". "Next" Desktop works fine. Previous desktop ...
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Where in Ubuntu can I locate the files to edit the css to create my own theme?

In Advance: I apologize I am very new to Linux! I am reading this documentation, everything seems pretty straight forward, however I do not know where to locate the files shown in the example. Some ...
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How can I determine what a shortcut key combination does in Ubuntu 15.10?

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and can not unbind Super<Button2> from showing me window menu. I bound Super<Button2> to resize window, but it still opens windows menu. How do I ...
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How can I get Unity to display applications when pressing start key?

Currently, in order to to get to the to installed application list, I have to at least click 3 times. I want to shorten this process to only one click. I would like go straight to the Unity installed ...
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Missing pixels with Intel Integrated Graphics

On the following pictures below this text, there are some missing pixels on the title bar of every application. Here's a example on the Terminal application: And from VLC:
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Workspaces in overlay and keyboard disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 / Gnome

How can I reconfigure the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04.3 with GNOME? Two days ago I was able to switch using keyboard shortcuts CTRL + ALT + LEFT OR RIGHT and drag and drop frames from the Expo into a ...
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Wine Application on Unity Panel

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Unity. I have some Windows Apps that would have a icon in the Toolbar on Windows OS, but now I'm using wine, so is there any way to make that icon appear on the Top Panel?
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Best Desktop Environment for Steam [closed]

I think my question is rather simple. What is the best Desktop Environment for use of Steam and games. I have had many problems with Unity in the past and there must be a better Environment. What is ...
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Arduino 1.6.6 Splash Appearing then immediatly Dissappearing on launching from UNITY

Let me explain my situation. I use UBUNTU 14 and it is regularly updated. I downloaded the Arduino 1.6.6 compressed file from Arduino.cc for Linux. I extracted it in the home folder. I run Arduino ...
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How to get back Unity Greeter? [duplicate]

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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How to completely restore default desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04 lts after installing and removing gnome desktop environment.

I got a mix of icons and windows display between gnome and unity. I have follow the steps in other forums with that explain how to remove gnome and restore unity, but that did not work as I expect. ...
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What are the differences in these commands when restarting Unity and/or Compiz?

I saw advice on how to restart unity without killing the session. But I can't find the explanation for the difference between the following: setsid unity setsid unity --replace setsid compiz ...
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Some desktop environments don't work anymore after system changes (reusing `/home` in new install)

After some reinstallation/configuration/partition resizing work (I really can't say where the point of failure was, but see below for details), I ended up with unity not working anymore, a situation ...
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Not Able to change the Launcher Icon Size & not able to unlock icons from Launcher in Ubuntu 14.04

I have never faced this problem before. It's been a 2 year since I am using Ubuntu. I was running Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday, I just installed the updates on my machines and when I restarted the ...
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Appearance of Desktop Automatically

In any folder or at in any location when I press any character for searching or use short cut key simply press any button from keyboard then folder disappear and empty desktop appear automatically ...