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Why my bookmarked location doesn't show up on right-clicking the Files icon on Launcher?

I have bookmarked a location recently. Although it was a quest in itself (had to search a lot to know that Ctrl+D adds a bookmark), now the bookmarked location is not being displayed on right-clicking ...
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14.04 :: Troubles after waking from suspend

I am having issues with suspending my Acer Aspire 5739G running Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried suspending using different methods - pm-suspend, from GUI, from Keyboard shortcut - but my system still ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after login

I'm new to Ubuntu, and had some trouble installing desktop (installer kept freezing up). I was able to install using the Ubuntu Server installation package (64 bit), and added ubuntu-desktop and the ...
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Is there a light-weight minimal Unity Desktop for Ubuntu 14.04?

New to linux here. I created a VM in virtualbox for the latest Ubuntu to get comfortable with linux and to learn Python. I was wondering if there is a lighter-weight desktop for Ubuntu, that still ...
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ubuntu desktops lost while updating

I've had Ubuntu 12.03 w/Unity desktop installed on my computer along with Gnome 2 and XBMC desktops which I used occasionally. In attempting to upgrade Gnome 2 to Gnome 3, I inadvertently wiped out ...
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Why Graphics on 14.04 is crashing?

Everytime I start my System. it take much time to run the system and after it start running system, a crash report nok upon the screen several times and colors of unity launchar blur and changed to ...
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firefox globalmenu for zotero-standalone

As far as I understand it the source code of firefox is hacked in order to use the unity global menu. Zotero standalone (a really great program btw!) is based on the same architecture as firefox ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows8

I install windows 8 and want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it but when I boot from usb (Live ubuntu)cann't see my partion and when I use Gparted the whole space is free.(the type of windows ...
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Add shutdown and restart options to logout confirmation dialog

I would like to have a more comprehensive dialog when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Instead of the classic I'd like to have suspend/reboot/shutdown options too. It was possible in my previous installation ...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04: Blank desktop

I just upgrade my Ubuntu to version 14.04, but the desktop after logging in is blank (no sidebar, no menu bar). I can open tty with Ctrl+Shift+F1 (F2) and log in, so I did try some solutions posted in ...
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nautilus show desktop file as normal file

here is my desktop file. nautilus show icon and name i set in desktop file. ▶ cat gitauto.desktop [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=true Name=Git Auto Push/Pull Icon=github-color.svg but ...
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Save current compiz profile? [duplicate]

I had this problem in ubuntu 14.04. When I start my computer. I had no dock, no launcher just my desktop wallpaper. I want to know if I can save my current setting and restore it when I will have this ...
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Thin line between window decoration and launcher

I did not notice until I recently changed my wallpaper, but there seems to be a thin line (maybe 1 pixel) between the unity launcher and a maximized window (see attached screenshot). This problem ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 - 3d acceleration not working

I have recently upgraded my virtualbox ubuntu version from 12.x to 14.04. After the installation I installed the virtualbox guest additions and turned on 3d Acceleration within virtualbox settings ...
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create application shortcut on the desktop

I tried to create an application shortcut to my desktop. I am unable to move the icon to the desktop like windows does. Do I need do code or configure to have my application on the desktop? Your help ...
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Unity3D Warning Updating from Ubuntu 12 to 14

When I try to update from Ubuntu 12 to 14 I get the following warning: Running the 'unity' desktop environment is not fully supported by your graphics hardware. You will maybe end up in a very slow ...
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Have xfdesktop instead of nautilus on unity session

XFDesktop has cool features, like rotating wallpapers and such. Is there a way to have it handling the desptop background instead of nautilus in a normal unity session? I've tried closing nautilus ...
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panel in 14.04 is not fully transparent

There are two images just to show what I mean. In 12.04 top panel was 100% transparent. See the picture below. 12.04 In 14.04 the settings are the same, but there is no 100% transparency. See the ...
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How do I change the icon for .doc, .odt, .ods .xls .ppt filetypes from LibreOffice icon to OpenOffice icon?

The "problem" I am facing is that I uninstalled the Ubuntu 14.04's default LibreOffice and installed OpenOffice , but the .doc, .xls, .odt, .ods .... files even though they open by default with ...
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How to let Virtualbox guest capture the full screen (including system bar area)?

I am using a Windows 7 (64 bit) guest with an Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) host. I just recently upgraded to Virtualbox 4.3.16 r95972, although this problem appeared before upgrade--at the very least in the ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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Adding my launcher to the Unity Launcher automatically. How?

Based on official documentation: In order to add your launcher to the Unity Launcher on the left, you select and drag it onto the Launcher panel. Alternatively, you can place your .desktop ...
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gnome-session-flashback desktop — is just booting into gnome enough or do I need to uninstall unity?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. If I want to run Ubuntu with a less performance-sucking GUI than Unity, is it enough for me to install gnome-session-flashback desktop and set the system to boot ...
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SSD is more sluggish in Unity than my HDD on 14.04

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my old Dell 6400 laptop with 2Gb RAM (max) with a small 60Gb HDD and Unity performance has been fine. Last night I dropped in a 128Gb Adata SP600 SSD and installed ...
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Create .desktop files via GUI [duplicate]

I used Mint for a long time and we have an option to add launchers to the desktop on mint. Since I've shifted to Ubuntu for now, this has seem to become such an annoying task, to create .desktop files ...
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“Date and Time Settings” GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working?

I have been trying to access the Date and Time setting in my Ubuntu 14.04 to modify the time (which is wrong). I click in the hour in the top-right corner of the top bar, and then in "Date & Time ...
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Menu in title bar for all users

How may I apply the setting to all users on a given system?
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No longer able to move messages in Thunderbird using HUD in Ubuntu 14.04

I used to use the HUD in Thunderbird to move email messages to different folders. I found this a useful feature in Ubuntu 12.04 as I have a lot of email folders and it is quicker to use the HUD than ...
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How to disable program switching (alt+tab equivalent) with the mouse?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to stop programs switching (equivalent of alt+tab) in response to mouse gestures. Right now it happens all the time when I use the mouse, I'm not even sure what ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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Unity launcher made with Alacarte iconless

trying to create a launcher with a .png image file and main menu keeps on removing it. is .png not supported or do I need to edit the image first?
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Unity not coming up / nouveau failed to idle channel 2

First up I am extremely fresh with linux so go easy lol.. after installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my Acer aspire the first problem I encounter is a flashing courser it doesnt seem to like being ...
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How do I ensure font settings in Unity Tweak Tool are used?

The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is in an (unknown) bold serif even though the font has been set to Deja Vu Sans. The search/location bar in Firefox is in the correct font, and the window ...
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How to make terminal one desktop and unity another

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on my compaq presario laptop with a dual monitor setup. I would like to have unity on my larger screen and a full screen terminal on the laptop screen. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu 14.04 shutdown and restart missing

After fresh clean install when i click right top gear icon and select shutdown from menu then a window appears with two big buttons: restart shutdown Now if i click right top gear icon and ...
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Desktop environment no showing

First, I am not a pro in Linux in any means so I may not understand what you guys suggest. So today I was using Ubuntu as usual and all of a sudden the log out dialog appeared then after some lagging ...
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Maximized window has free space on bottom

Im trying to run streams of Warcraft 3 on ubuntu 14.04. Everething is good. But it have to be windowed mode for working stream correctly. Im running it with command env ...
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Fresh install display broken

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.4 in an vwmware VM and nothing seems to work. One big problem is the display. My old VMs running 10.4 resize automatically when I resize the window in the host, this one ...
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Wobbly Windows in Xubuntu 14.04

i tried to install compiz on Xubuntu 14.04 and changed the desktop to unity. as i open the compiz it shows "some features might not be available" and I am not able to see any option of Wobbly ...
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How can I disable alt+click window dragging?

In Ubuntu 14.04, when you hold alt and click a window, you can drag it around. As I understand, you used to be able to disable it through gconf, but Unity doesn't read settings from here any more ...
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Problems installing xubuntu [closed]

I tried to install Xubuntu, but strange things happened. I am a newbie so bear with me. The first time I started Xubuntu and spent time with the desktop environment that I like better than Unity. ...
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Customizing unity tricks overlay and make it compatible with Gnome

As you now when I hold the SUPER key in unity, shortcuts will appear like below: but this features doesn't work on gnome enviroments. Now there are some questions: How can I run it in gnome and ...
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After upgrade interface is gone and terminal won't activate

I can run terminal commands by using a text file on the desktop but I can't run the terminal using a keyboard shortcut. (Make sure you are able to run as an executable) All windows open on top of ...
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Remove Notification Area Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a 15minutes old Ubuntu user, and I have a question. How do I remove this thing: The notification area annoyance that pops up whenever you think about touching something at the bottom of your ...
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Signatures Invalid and Problem with MergeList error

So, whenever I try to update repos recently (via apt-get), I get something like this: Reading package lists... Error! W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures ...
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Is there a programmable way to tell if the screen is locked with the new Unity interface?

I have lots of stuff in my crontab, including some that talks to my screen. If I'm not there for it to be notifying, I don't really want it to run. Is there a way I can check to see if the computer ...
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FreeNX and NX broken in 14.04 - black screen on login

I updated from 12.02 to 14.04 LTS. I had been using FreeNX to login from my Windows desktop machine, but now it appears Ubuntu isn't playing nicely with FreeNX anymore. This appears to be the case ...
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Where can I find more Unity themes?

This might already be answered, but I can't find it. I am getting a bit bored of the traditional purple feel of unity and I would like something new. Where can I find more Unity themes? I have ...
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I have no longer access to Unity DE after installing XFCE DE on Ubuntu 14.04. Is it fine?

I followed this link. Now Whenever I log in to my computer, it shows the XUbuntu login screen. When I go for choosing the other DE in the login page, I can only find two DEs "Xfce" & "XUbuntu ...
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Is there a generic solution for reactivating a window that has been “minimized to tray”?

I have written a script that responds to a keyboard shortcut by, if it is not already open, execute the Spotify application. If Spotify is already opened, the script uses xdotool to activate the ...