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How to add Chrome Apps to the Ubuntu Launcher with icons

In previous versions of Ubuntu / Chromium, I was able to use the create shortcuts feature for Chrome Apps and would find the apps available in the Ubuntu launcher with icon, giving a native ...
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Bash script cannot run with keyboard shortcut

I have this script in my /home/username/ And I can run it via terminal with the following code ./script.sh or sh script.sh it works (it has executable permissions) but I cannot assign it to a ...
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No Dash search, choppy video playback on 16.04?

This is SOLVED. I have an old XP. I had no Dash search, it simply would not unfurl. Sound was choppy making videos useless unless I opened new tabs to mask them. Months of scouring Ubuntu for the ...
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How to **really** empty dconf com.canonical.Unity.Launcher favorites?

I want to completely, unconditionally remove all icons from Unity Launcher, so that no icons are ever displayed there. For that, I found out that dconf setting with the key of ...
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Shortcuts and Unity features broken after update

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from the daily live distribution some weeks before it was released as LTS. I executed an apt-get upgrade yesterday and many packages were upgraded, including some related to ...
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How to Create Desktop Shortcut to Unity Panel in Terminal of 16.04?

I would like to automate the creation of the desktop shortcut of Matlab icon in the Unity panel of Ubuntu 16.04. Basic desktop Code which the button should have found here, stored as Matlab.desktop ...
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apps wont maximize completely

When I maximize an app it will not take up the full screen. This started happening when I hooked up an external monitor to my laptop and now see below the picture of what happens. I press the ...
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Log in loop in 15.10 after installing steam

I was trying out Steam this afternoon and installed my game. It all went well and I loaded the game with no issues. But once I tried getting files through the steam workshop, my whole laptop started ...
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Why changing system default fonts won't work for menu items?

I have installed unity-tweak-tool and tinkered with the font settings. I have set all fonts to italic. However, it seems not applicable to all fields. For example, items in drop down menu and pop-up ...
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for Ubuntu 16.04 is there Unity?

Does Ubuntu 16.04 have Unity, multi desktops? Can I run nautilus? Will not run apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal.
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop Unity terminated with status 1

I have ubuntu 14.04 and am stuck in a login loop problem despite trying the common answers to the multitude of questions on the site ,none have worked. I can't figure out what's wrong and would be ...
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Nautilus sidebar not working - display words error

Currently in Xenial the words in the sidebar are not showing. I have tried reinstalling nautilus sudo apt-get install --reinstall nautilus That has not fixed it, what else should i do?
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Big Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not entirely Unix illiterate, but this distribution has got me totally buffaloed. I can't add the Terminal app to the application loader no matter what I do. I've now spent an hour researching ...
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Locate user name after gear icon

I want to ask something about customizing my Ubuntu panel. Default panel for the Ubuntu is like this 'gear icon' is default at the left of the name, but i want to change it, i want to place 'gear ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not start after Gnome shell installation

I'm relatively new to Linux, have been using it for about 6 months already. I like Gnome shell more than Unity but looks like in 16.04 Ubuntu plays a trick on me. As soon as I install gnome Ubuntu ...
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Nautilus Icon not showing window indicators

Runnung Ubuntu 16.04, upgraded from 15.10. I installed Dolphin alongside the existing Nautilus for testing purposes. Ever since, Nautilus is no longer showing open windows in the sidebar. The Files ...
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Help installing kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 16.04

Well, the problem is that I'm trying to install KDE alongside Unity on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm using the command sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop* kdm* but I'm not sure if this is correct. If it isn't, ...
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At the start of Amarok are appearing 2 question marks at the unity launcher after 16.04 upgrade

The problem appears since I upgraded from 15.10 to 16.04. This happens everytime when I start Amarok for the first time after system startup. (The picture only shows 1 question mark, because the ...
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Can't drag windows to another workspace on Ubuntu 16.04

This used to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I know that I have to enable in CCSM Desktop Wall > Edge Flipping > Edge Flip Move. Also turn off Move Window > Lazy Positioning option. I disabled Grid as well in ...
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radeon 7640 laptop 16.04 work-arounds

I have Radeon 7640 video in my laptop. I don't like opensource radeon driver. It's slow as hell (and makes my laptop hot as hellfire too). But, it's a good machine with 4 cores, I love it. I heard ...
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Dash home on Ubuntu 16.04

I used Ubuntu 12.04 for a long time before and just I've upgraded to 16.04. Dash home on 12.04 has 3 items: - Recent Apps - Recent Files - Downloads It was really convinient because I could ...
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Virtualbox in Ubuntu 16.04 - Unity grabs Alt and Super key

This is something that was answered in the past already for previous versions, there are bug reports but nothing really solves it and it's still present in 16.04 If you have Ubuntu 16.04 Unity as ...
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Omni search bar activate

Omni search bar activate Hi there, I am running Ubuntu 15.10 I'm not sure, but I think I may have once or twice activated what looks like some kind of omni search bar in the bottom right corner of ...
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upstart failure immediate at login

After I type in user password, the Ubuntu 16.04 attempts to login, but then immediate backs out to lightdm greeter. The following is lightdm's log tail -f /var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log ...
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CompizConfig-Settings-Manager bug/error?

I am a Linux beginner user. I installed sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra Immediately after I press Alt+F2 and type compiz --replace(otherwise the opacity ...
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New deb application does not appear in dash

I've had this problem in 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS. After installing a new application (Viber, e.g.) via Gdebi, Synaptic or Ubuntu software, the application does not appear in Unity dash (or classic ...
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How do I get rid of the Ubuntu scrollbars and theming in Firefox 46.0?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I've just upgraded the firefox package (released today) from 45.0.2 to 46.0. The release has brought an unwelcome change; the ugly Ubuntu scrollbars, and even uglier ...
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how to integrate wine with unity icons automatically? [16.04]

In my previous ubuntu, using ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa, apps run with wine would automagically be shown with nice icons in unity launcher. In 16.04, using ppa:wine/wine-builds, I installed wine-devel but ...
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16.04 update broke unity

When upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 unity just broke, and when trying to run unity from a command line compiz (core) gives me a segmentation fault (core dumped). If you can't fix it, please suggest an ...
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16.04 IntelliJ IDEA Desktop Entry not working

I tried running "Create Desktop Entry" both from "Tools" in main menu and "Configure" from the splash screen. It shows Desktop Entry Created You may now exit IDEA and start it from the system menu ...
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Launcher switcher and windows controls broken after update

I already had a 15.10 system and installed 16.04 on top of it by formatting the root partition but leaving home as it were. After the upgrade unity window switcher only shows the desktop place holder ...
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In Unity Desktop, is there a way to hide *some* windows but not others in the window list?

I have multiple windows that are always open, I know they're open, and I don't really care to know they exist. Specifically, I keep irc open in a window, and a live webcam in a window, scattered ...
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Unity bluetooth settings not accessible in Cinnamon

I cannot find a way to use bluetooth in Cinnamon on Ubuntu 16.10. If I change to Unity in login screen I have access to the "unity-control-center bluetooth", this not accessible in Cinnamon. If i ...
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How to reload the Unity dash?

I know that there are similar questions in here, but their answers are very outdated. I have installed many applications and created a couple of .desktop files, they have been placed on the proper ...
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why unity 8 not any work, Is it illusion?

I was install unity8-desktop-session-mir. On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and my pc is not touch but my problems: for start unity I have to wait about 2 min. and after start I have one window only on desktop. ...
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“Ghost” volumes' windows showing up in Alt+Tab

I have a strange problem after upgrading to 16.04. I have two volumes that show up when I Alt+Tab, but there are no windows open going around. If I try to open them, by Alt+Tabbing to them, nothing ...
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How do I make Alt+Tab switcher to show small windows instead of icons?

I want to have something like this: instead of what I have now: UPD: There is appropriate option in compiz-config, but it doesn't work:
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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...
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Chromium window disappears randomly but runs it just gets invisible o.O

What the title sais is the short description... its very strange and I dont know if its a ubuntu bug or a chromium one thus I had to make a huge post explaining it... :/ TLTR; I am not sure if it's ...
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Restore original default configurations of unity

I install ubuntu gnome and pantheon few days ago but managed to remove them. I already purged their files but still some configurations are still existing. My unity default settings were also ...
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Unable to install unity-webapps in ubuntu 16.04

I'm unable to install unity-webapps after upgrading to 16.04. All began as tweak unity was not launching. Now i'm unable to install it from synaptic package manager also as its indicating broken ...
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nemo not showing script icons

I just installed nemo file manager in Ubuntu by following this tutorial, and I really like this it. The only problem I am having is that nemo doesn't show the right icon on source code files (like ...
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Gnome Classic doesn't seem to start any more

I have gdm installed with Ubuntu 12.04. For a session I select Gnome Classic. This used to work fine, now for some reason when I try to start a Gnome Classic session, the screen flashes, and starts an ...
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error large bars and toolbars in eclipse?

this is my eclipse 4.2 GUI, in Numix theme: and in Ambiance theme(default) As title, Tabs and tool bars of my Eclipse too large. so, how do i fix it? please don't tell me change to default theme, ...
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How to decrease unity launcher bottom top border?

this space is annoing. It would be so a very nice desktop , but there is that damn space that is partially transparent. I would like it either full transparent or not transparent at all. regards
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I accidentally deleted usr/lib/python3.4 and now I'm having some problems, how can I fix this?

(This is not a duplicate of Accidentally deleted /usr/lib/python3.4, the errors I get are different.) Today I accidentally deleted usr/lib/python3.4, now Ctrl+Alt+T is not working anymore, terminal ...
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16.04 - sudo nautilus does not open in unity bar

In Ubuntu 16.04: when I run sudo nautilus from the terminal, a new window pops up but no arrow indicating an opened window appears besides the nautilus icon at the unity panel. When I minimize the ...
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Why the font of menu is different on global bar and window bar?

If selecting to show the menus in the window's title bar (Settings -> Appearance -> Behavior). The font is different (ugly indeed) when the menu is in the window's title bar.
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Bottom Unity launcher stops full screen video controls from working

As much as I think having the launcher at the bottom is better, it seems to have a problem. I can't control video such as youtube video when in full screen, because the launcher buttons seem to cover ...
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unity and top bar not showing. non-standard fixits are working

I've used every method to get unity and top bar to show. it worked for a bit yesterday, but most programs didn't want to work. everytime I do update or upgrade or reinstall, I get a sa-compiler ...