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What file or setting controls user backgrounds in unity-greeter?

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial The unity-greeter background image for my user stopped inheriting my Unity desktop background. Whatever image I use, it is still stuck on Flora... Selecting guest user changes ...
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How to remove the other DE's which get installed while installing GNOME and Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon from the terminal and Cinnamon(Software Rendering) also got installed. While installing GNOME from the terminal and GNOME Classic, GNOME Flashback(Compiz) & GNOME Flashback (...
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Custom (editable) message for each user after login

The computer is being used by three users (+1 admin) and they use unity login. The three users come, use the computer and logout. I have to give some instructions, news and details every time they ...
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Removing Gnome and it's left overs from Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed Gnome by repository in my ubuntu 14.04, just to give it a try. It happens that i don't like it and tryed to get back to unity. But, even removing gnome shell and stuff, the background ...
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Is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? [duplicate]

Right now I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity 7.4.0. I am thinking is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? In one workspace-01 I want all my graphic software icons. Like gimp, ...
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How to cycle through and open, open windows?

The problem with Alt-Tab is that it only shows you icons, and also groups windows of one app which are slow to separate. Also, the Super-W view showing all the windows at a reduced resolution is also ...
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Make Dolphin show EXIF date

I use Dolphin to manage pictures. I often want to know when a picture was taken. The information is available in the picture's EXIF metadata. PROBLEM: I haven't found how to make the EXIF metadata (...
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Activate first window on given screen shortcut

I'm working on three screens, and I have IDE opened on the right screen and browser on the left screen. While typing in IDE I'd like to move with one shortcut to first app opened on the left screen, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Progress bars are weird with a white box

I see this white boxes in progress bars whenever there are some text inside it. Please see the picture below. This is same for any application. I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Login Loop/no launcher nvidia

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 15 (.10 I think) to Ubuntu 16.04, and had the login loop issue (where I would enter my password, press enter and then it would take me right back to login screen, same ...
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ALT key on Freecad software not working virtualbox (Host OS CentOS 6.7, Guest OS Ubuntu 16.04)

ALT key by itself is not working virtualbox for Freecad. However ALT+L (and some other ALT key combinations) are working for locking screen. I tried http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/24460/...
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GTK THeme Weirdness

I've been fiddling around with ubuntu 16.04, and eh... I've somehow borken the gtk theme rendering of certain elements http://imgur.com/a/BTIuZ Right now Im using Arc theme, several other themes are ...
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Getting Gnome-Calendar to run with Unity (integrate gmail calendars)

I upgraded Ubuntu to 16.04 and came across the calendar application. However, in tutorials I found online I could see people integrating gmail accounts from the calendar settings menu. I could only ...
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Killing GUI background processes on logout

I am logging into Ubuntu 16.04, and have written a startup application that runs redshift in the background: exec redshift To start this upon login, I added it under Ubuntu's Startup Applications. ...
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VLC interface problem in 16.04

In VLC if I enter into full screen mode by double clicking, then after auto screen turn off time(The time of inactivity after which the screen turns off in idle mode) the mouse pointer and the control ...
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Separate icons for Chromium and Hangouts in Unity (Ubuntu 16.04)

I installed the Hangouts extension, but both hangouts and Chromium share the same entry in the Unity launcher, which makes it very difficult to switch between Chromium windows and chat windows (see ...
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Is there any way to save my session in Ubuntu 16.04 (NOT hibernate)?

I went through a lot of previous duplicates. But still.... Well dconf editor > org > gnome > gnome-session > auto-save-session is not working. It doesnot prompt me to save during log off/reboot. On ...
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Undeterministic black second screen [Ubuntu 15.10, Dell Latitude 3340 (hdmi) -> IIyama (vga)]

Problem: My second screen works most of the time fine, but sometimes it turns to black and is then difficult to get it back working. This behavior seems semi-random, that is why I find it difficult ...
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Do Unity Web Apps No longer Intergrate Into the HUD?

Do unity-web-apps no longer integrate into the HUD (x) and into the desktop (x)? I haven't used unity-web-apps since 12.04, and I do not know if it is simply not working or if this is a feature that ...
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Vnc Ubuntu 14.04 destop don't show menus icon

Just like the picture shows above, no application icon showed in the taskbar, my /home/sdfsd/.vnc/xstartup file are like this: #!/bin/sh export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1 unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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Flash Player alternative(s) to Linux

Is there any alternative(s) to replacing Flash Player that will integrate well with Linux and Firefox? I am currently running Mint 17.3 Mate and Unity 14.04.x (dual boot) with the latest version of ...
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How to cleanup themes/icons that I messed up

I've been playing a bit too much with my custom themes/icons. I started by copying them from /usr/share/themes (/icons) to ~/.themes (.icons). Then afterwards decided to delete the original files to ...
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After login, nothing but a black screen

So I tried to install Unity3D and it didn't work out. Each time I started it it would crash. Anyways, I moved on and did some stuff on blender. I switch off my computer and restart it a little later, ...
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Global menu bar is empty in Unity on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm running the new Ubuntu LTS (16.04) with Unity 7.4.0 (The default for 16.04). I've taken three screenshots. The first is the behavior I expect in Chromium. As you can see in this screenshot, I was ...
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How heavy is unity dash?

I live in a country where there is loadshedding for 12 hours. So i heavily depend on an external inverter. When I am using some resource heavy applications or playing video my inverter makes a certain ...
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Some programs fails to integrate with unity

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 32bit. Some programs not integrate with Unity menu: terminal, nautilus, Libreoffice, gimp. Some programs integrate: Krusader, Firefox, vlc. I have checked some system ...
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Run Command on Unity [duplicate]

Whenever I press the left CTRL key the following pops up: It is annoying me a lot because this means I can't do normal CTRL+C, CTRL+V. How do I get rid of this? I can't find it anywhere in the ...
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Why don't I get Unity as an option when logging in?

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04. I ran sudo apt-get install unity. It ran successfully. But when I log out, I don't get the option to log in again with Unity. This is what I see: I have tried rebooting. Did ...
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Terminal is not restored to proper size

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. The terminal is not restored back to its original size after maximizing in Unity. Is there any workaround? Or should I report a bug? In that case what should be the package?
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Another X-Server failsafe question

Updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 16.04. Seems to have gone fine. On reboot I get the Ubuntu animation with the dots, then I get a low video mode dialog. I cannot get out of it, it has an infinite ...
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Why are installed apps not displayed immediately in unity dash? ubuntu 16.04

Why are installed apps not displayed immediately in unity dash? Well they do appear but with delay may be minutes, sometimes hours. I just installed variety and it is not showing up right now at dash. ...
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Media keyboard buttons not working

When I press the up-volume, down-volume and mute buttons on my keyboard, nothing happens. The shortcuts option under keyboard in preferences recognizes the buttons, and org.gnome.plugins.media-keys ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Freeze

currently I've installed on my Lenovo G50-30 Ubuntu 16.04 64bit. Now I got after the system is running for a short or a longer time desktop freezes. As desktop software I use Unity, also tried Xfce -> ...
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Ubuntu Touch Music app installed in 16.04 unity 7 shows no music

For some reason the music-app installed in ubuntu 16.04 desktop unity 7 shows no music even when there is music in the music directory in my home. Does it look for music somewhere else?
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No Unity Launcher or Menu showing after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I've tried most of the other things I could find in other threads after googling and searching stack exchange. Restarting Unity, reinstalling unity, reinstalling ubuntu desktop, trying to go to ...
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Unity plugin not working due to python update

I wanted to install some modules of nodeJS.Therefore, I had to install an old version of Python 2.7.11. This change resulted in losing my quick launcher and menu bar which means that unity has been ...
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gsettings: no change after configuring settings

I have a system running Ubuntu 14.04.1. I would like to set the proxy settings globally via gsettings, but unfortunately I can't seem to change anything. I run the following command as root: ...
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Webstorm favourite entry adds another when executed

Yes, I know the question title doesn't make sense. I have a desktop entry which was created by webstorm itself. I need to add it to the favourites sidebar. So I just searched for it from launcher and ...
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Why screen flash when you minimize and restore clock multiple times?

sudo apt install stopwatch open the clock you just installed run the stopwatch. click minimize and restore from unity launcher multiple times. disco time with compiz . unity. well its happening for ...
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How to resize a single desktop icon through terminal?

There are two icons that I can't resize by right clicking no matter what, all the other icons are fine, but these two are stuck on that size and I really have no idea how to fix it, can anyone help me,...
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Unity 8 not working with NVIDIA graphics card

I am on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) and have heard that, with this distribution, I would be able to get a better look at the Unity 8 and Mir desktop interface. I understand that it is still buggy and ...
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How to run Unity 8 on Ubuntu inside of VirtualBox?

Like the title suggest is there anyway? I tried to run Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04 in VirtualBox with the Guest Additions installed. When I login into the Unity 8 session from LightDM it's just loads a ...
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How to automatically mount 2nd internal Hard Drive

(Just upgraded to 16.04; still getting things working...) Right now, I have two hard drives. I have the 2nd internal hard drive mount location symbolically linked, and I don't really want to change ...
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Problem with wine application and unity launcher + dash. Ubuntu 16.04

I have three problems with wine application with unity launcher + dash. Some wine app donot lock to launcher. Even if some lock, when I click on them they won't launch. The apps which are locked, ...
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How to purge unity and mate from 16.04?

I had both unity and mate installed with my 16.04 desktop until I decided to move to Cinnamon DE(don't ask me why?). I'd tried removing mate DE succeeded in removing mate-desktop package , but the ...
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Dash language problem

As Greek I've stalled my system in the Greek language,nevertheless, as student of the French language, I had change the system language into French. Now, I've reset it to Greek but for some strange ...
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How to Restore/Reset Unity after Messing up with Unity Tweak tool?? [Ubuntu 16.04 LTS]

So I had my perfect desktop and everything was running smooth, and then I decided to press one button on the Unity-Tweak-Tool Software and Booom, my unity-panel is gone, I can't access unity-dash and ...
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pyosd works with interpreter , but not with a script

I am working on a script that would display arbitrary system information on screen. For that purpose I've been trying to use pyosd module. Consider the following 3 lines: import pyosd p = pyosd.osd()...
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Simple Unity Launcher Fix

I see that I can install 'myunity', and that seems like it will be overkill for my problem. Here is what happened: I was using 2 monitors with different desktop backgrounds using nitrogen, and the ...
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Display total received data (from network history in System Monitor) in the top bar in Unity

Is there a way to display the total received data which is available in the network history of System monitor tool, on the unity bar? I have limited amount of bandwidth available every month, so it ...