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Ubuntu 12.04 Launcher icons corrupted

I have my launcher icons corrupted. Some of them are shown as 'invisible' or dark. I have already tried unity --reset-icons unity --reset but both commands end up with some kind of no such file or ...
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Ubuntu home folder

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 & suddenly I am seeing extra files in home directory starting from .filename. I know these are the some of the system files & third party software files but in Ubuntu . ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. When I turn on my computer, it lets me put in my password and then shows me only my background. No launcher, icons, or dashboard. I can open up the finder by right-clicking, ...
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How do I get the old lock screen in 14.04?

Is it possible to revert to the old (12.04-13.xx) lock screen from the current Unity lock screen in Ubuntu? If so, how can I do it from the terminal? I have to script this change across 200+ ...
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Wallpaper not showing on login screen

Problem I have a custom wallpaper as my desktop background, but it doesn't show up on the login screen and the default Ubuntu Unity "greeter" is shown. Past Cases In the past, they used to show up ...
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desktop not visible in ubuntu14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 in vmware. After logging in I'm only getting the wallpaper, no desktop icons are showing up. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get install unity startx ...
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No “Date and Time” Gui Tab [closed]

The time is displayed on the top panel on my Ubuntu 13.10. When I click there, a menu opens as usual. But, when I click on "Date and Time Settings", it does not open "Date and Time" window, rather ...
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On 14.04, focus follows mouse appears to break it

Nopne of the tools (Unity tweaks, gconf-editor, gsettings, unity-tweak-tool) and in no case are settings actually changed (even after logout or reboot). HOWEVER, now all my title-bar menus are dead. ...
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Network Manager Icon disappeared 14.04

So a couple of weeks ago my network manager icon stopped appearing; I still get automatically connected to my saved networks and the internet works fine, etc. If I go into System Settings and look at ...
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How can I fix this Workspace glitch?

When I have Workspaces enabled (just 2 x 2) It shows this: It even clones screenshots. When disabled, there is still this: And I have to move the window whenever I open a new one from the left ...
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Dual Booting on Chromebook

I recently managed to dual-boot my Acer C720 Chromebook with Ubuntu Unity. However, unlike the standard desktops that I've seen via tutorials, etc., Unity comes preloaded with Firefox, Libre tools, ...
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Suggestion for a light weight distro of linux [closed]

I'am a new ubuntu user. I install ubuntu 14.04 LTS unity distro. At first it was fast enough to work with. But as soon as I install more apps it becomes impossible to work with as it becomes so slow ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Snap to 1/4 of the screen instead of 1/2

I have a 4k monitor on my system, I would like to change how ubuntu snaps windows, I would like it to only snap to like the upper right, upper left ext.... instead of just the left or just the right ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for switching between windows of the same application?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I can press Alt+| to switch windows of the same application. How can I change this keyboard shortcut to something else? I have tried using Gnome Control Center under System ...
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From Gnome to Unity

I just uninstalled Gnome and reverted back to Unity. I followed the instructions from all the questions found on this site but I still have some pieces left from Gnome. Menus on gnome-terminal and ...
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[Solved]Will Ubuntu Be faster In Gnome

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on My old Pc Having 2GB Ram Pentium 4 Processor 3.04Ghz 6GB Swap But still it works very slow like Hell. If I install Gnome Classic Then It will Be fast Or Not?
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I've completely screwed up my computer by removing compiz then purging dconf*, is there any way to salvage the situation?

I removed compiz to reinstall it, then I couldn't reset it because dconf couldn't get a connection and nothing else was working, so in my frustration I decided to purge dconf* and reinstall it all, ...
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How to get back unity and compiz after uninstalling, no launcher or dash on startup

I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04. The Unity ...
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How can I remove Gnome Shell

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch and soon after decided to try out the Gnome 3 Shell, which I installed from the official repos. However, it seems to conflict with Unity. Indeed, after ...
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Dark menu item on dark menu background

I recently decided to go back to Ubuntu's default "Ambiance" theme in Unity, but doing so resulted in dark text on dark menus (like the one in the attachment), which I find hard to read! This only ...
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nm-applet does not work Ubuntu 14.04

The network manager 'nm-applet' has disappeared from the unity panel of my Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to run it from the commad line, I receive an error: $ nm-applet nm-applet-Message: using ...
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some apps/popups displayed in gnome-style in ubuntu 14.04 (unity)

after installing valama, some dialogs (open-dialog, save-dialog, password-prompt, ...), are displayed in gnome-style (no title-bar). this issue appears in any application using gnome-dialogs (i.g. ...
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How to open the terminal with specific command already run? Best at Unity Launcher! [duplicate]

I know how to add a command to the Unity Launcher, but don't know how to have automatically opened terminal for the command. Especially needed when sudo command needs password or command result ...
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Run xfce4 desktop from terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. After update I've got Unity frozen. Upper panel was all-gray, buttons on side panel didn't respond. Tried to repair, but no luck. Re enable Unity plugin and some other in ...
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An application launched from script has no icon

I use an application (Simplify3D for example) which is a binary launched by bash script. The GUI is created by the binary, while the .desktop file points to the script. For this reason I do have an ...
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System Settings isn't opening [closed]

I can click on system settings, however nothing occurs. My output when trying to open it in terminal: unity-control-center libpulsecommon-4.0.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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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 ...