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Ubuntu doesn't turn off

I'm new to this system, so I been using Ubuntu 16.04 TLS 64 bits a few days. First, I did a fresh install of Windows 10 but I have the "black screen" issue on booting after the grub, I had to make a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not showing new installed applications in the dash

does anybody know why when I install new applications they do not appear in the dash unless I log out or in some cases even restart the system? Thanks in advance.
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Window titles often remain displayed after closing a window or minimizing it

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system. Whenever I minimize a window or close it , the title bar of the window still remains there. Like if I minimize or close Firefox, the title bar of firefox is ...
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Why is my calender in a different language?

For some reason, my calendar is not being displayed in English. Any idea why?
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Ubuntu 16.04 Window Spread make glitch and freeze screen

im on latest ubuntu 16.04 and everything work fine first. but since im trying to turn off window spread from Unity Tweak Tools then trying to turn on back, im always geting glitch and freeze screen ...
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Paper theme on Ubuntu Unity

I can't install the paper theme on Ubuntu Unity. The strange thing is that it seems to work well when using root user but is not working as I would expect in a simple user.
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I can't click on things with my mouse anymore [Ubuntu 15, Ubuntu 16, Unity, Gnome]

So I have the same problem for over half a year now and from time to time I tried reinstalling Ubunty with the hope a new gpu driver or new ubuntu version would fix this, but the problem remains: ...
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Ubuntu often freezes when I make videos in Chrome fullscreen. How can I fix this?

With Ubuntu 15.10 running on 64 bit Intel i7 with Intel graphics hardware, I find that Unity freezes very often when I make videos played in Chrome fullscreen. The operating system does not freeze and ...
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16.04 Software Centre not opening

I can open it from the terminal by typing software-center but the icon in the launcher does not do anything. I was wondering if someone knows how to fix it? It is a minor irritation however as I've ...
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How to make dragging windows not lagging behind?

I am new to Ubuntu and I feel my window manager (I've tried Unity and Cinnamon so far) is not fully responsive. In fact when I take a window by holding its title bar and moving it around, the window ...
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Unity 8 lxc stucks after login. Unity 8 mir black screen without sursor

I installed Unity 8 mir and unity 8 lxc on Ubuntu 16.04, When log to unity 8 mir, a black screen displayed (without cursor). When log to Unity 8 lxc, It stucks at the loin screen (LightDM). Then I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no menu bar or launcher - help!

Just upgraded to 16.04. Due the screen flicker I followed the guide posted by Zacharee 1 (it worked)! The screen doesn't flicker anymore. However although I can login there is no menu bar of launcher. ...
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How can I reintegrate LibreOffice's menu into the Unity topbar menu?

My LibreOffice menu is no longer being integrated into Unity's topbar menu. How can I reintegrate it? Screenshot how it is currently being displayed: How I want it to be:
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ubuntu 16.04: When I change the video card driver from `nouveau` to `nvidia`, the top menu bar can't be displsyed?

When I change my video card server to the Nvidia dirver, then when I log out, when I log in again, it turned back. Later, I changed the driver to Nouveau. When I reboot, the screen is a blank screen, ...
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What could cause extreme mouse lag?

I experience extreme mouse lag in my Ubuntu 16.04. Not always, but sometimes the pointer freezes. What could cause it? Free memory is 33% Cores around 43° C Pysical ID 44° C
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Automate unity launcher icon ordering

I have written an install script which automates my install process. Afterwards I would like it to rearrange/add/remove the icons to the unity launcher. Using dconf watch / I can see output as I ...
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Why is there a spacing between launcher and the window?

Can someone explain why there's a 1px spacing between the launcher menu and the window?? This is an issue I've noticed when I install the Ubuntu desktop environment on a Xubuntu installation. I've ...
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I lost my home folder on update to 16.04, is it possible to retrieve it?

I have only one user on my computer, me - paul. My update to 16.04 crashed at the very last second, when I tried to restart I was experiencing login loop. After some research, I found that there was ...
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Docking station + External Monitor: mouse and keyboard get stuck in different windows

Whenever I plug my external monitor into my Lenovo Docking station for my W540 the mouse and keyboard will eventually get stuck in different windows. i.e. I can click in my terminal, but when I type ...
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How to split terminal in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've seen in some video that it is possible to split terminal window into several areas (not tabs), but can't found those video and can't understand how to do it.
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I unlocked the 'Files' button/icon from my unity launcher and now it disappearead and I cannot restore it or get it back

I unlocked the 'Files' button for the Ubuntu file manager from the unity launcher and I cannot get it back. When I run the file manager from the dash, the icon does not appear on the launcher like ...
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How to speed up the auto-hide animation for the launcher?

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and moved the launcher to the bottom, with the auto-hide option ON. It's very annoying that the reveal animation is too slow,is there any way to speed it up or ...
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Arc Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 looks weird

I just installed Arc theme on Ubuntu 16.04 using version for ubuntu 15.10 (that's what's available on creator's website: ...
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Unity crashes after parallels tools installation (Ubuntu 16.04)

I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu 16.04 throught Parallels 11 on my MacBook Pro. The installation went fine and after reboot I could login and use the graphical interface without problems. ...
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How does one move the Unity Launcher to the bottom in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

How do you move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen in Ubuntu 16.04.
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Black screen (without cursor) displays after login to Unity 8 on Ubuntu 16.04

When log to Unity 8 mir on Ubuntu 16.04, A black screen displays on the screen without the cursor. (black screen only. No any other things) I'm using open source graphics drivers. I need to use Unity ...
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Differences between Ubuntu and Ubuntu Gnome

If I understand it right, than Ubuntu with Unity is the only "official" Ubuntu. But what exactly does this mean? Is it more stable, does it get updates faster than e.g. Ubuntu Gnome? Or is Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 + Nvidia Driver = Blank screen

SOLUTION UPDATE 1: To make the grub change permanent: from terminal run: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub add nomodeset i.e. (GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset quiet splash") save the file from ...
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How to remove this steam-launcher

it's useless to see that steam-launcher icon in unity dashboard ubuntu can't be clicked. i already see in /usr/share/applications and .local/share/applications there is no such steam-launcher that ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity No desktop just background wallpaper [duplicate]

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 that I set to log in automatically. When it loads up all I get is the desktop wall paper but not top panel or unity side bar. Previously I was using Ubuntu ...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just updated (through Software Update) to ubunutu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, There are random instances of screen flickering throughout usage. After noticing this issue, I have installed compiz ...
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How to remove the Unity Amazon package in 16.04?

I was able to go to the ubuntu software center before and remove it and now it doesn't show up since the switch to the gnome software store. Trying the terminal method of removing the shopping lens ...
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Create custom keybinding to snap window

There is a shortcut to snap window to either half of the screen Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right. My first question is how this shortcut is defined in the system? All default shortcuts are ...
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No applications I have downloaded will open

My Kodi, VLC, even transmission will not open and show the display...It's like it thinks it's open but nothing is showing on the screen. Any help? I have tried reinstalling unity with: sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu stuck on fsck from util-linux 2.26.2 on boot

I was messing around with trying to use something other than Unity and now I cannot get past the following message on my screen: fsck from util-linux 2.26.2 /dev/sdb2: clean 387907/2918832 files, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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java GUI makes the system confused about the location of the windows on the screen

At least one java application I use (TWS from Interactive Brokers) in about 25% of the time causes the system to be confused about the location of the windows on the screen. For example, after ...
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which Desktop would i get after ugrade to 16.04?

Currently i'm using ubuntu 14.04 with xubuntu-desktop. i had completely remove unity from my system. now i want to upgrade my 14.04 to 16.04 so my question will i get unity back or it will have ...
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Automatic screen brightness in Ubuntu Xenial

As I understand, Unity in Xenial is Gnome 3.18 for the most part. This version of Gnome has a built-in automatic screen brightness control. I've tested it in Fedora 23 and it works excellent. However, ...
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No desktop and Loading Icons. . . Issue

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 onto a virtual machine, however after logging in there is no icons or anything on the desktop, just the cursor and the background. I have looked online however am ...
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How to use a downloaded Firefox and be able to launch it (with its icon) from the Unity toolbar?

I downloaded Firefox from the official website. I've extracted the tar.bz2 and moved the folder to /opt/firefox. My questions are: Is opt the right place to place the Firefox folder? I don't ...
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steam for ubuntu “unity” 12.04 Lts 64 bit on samsung chromebook 3

OK, so I bought a Samsung Chromebook 3 model code: XE500C13-K01US just to figure out I cant play the games I wanted to.. should have done a little more research before purchasing.. but I found out you ...
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Launcher, menubar and window borders disappeared in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

After upgrading to 16.04 from 15.10 it was running smoothly for about one week, then it started getting random crashes and freezes and now all the windows borders disappeared. I would include a ...
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Monitor not idling after i3wm installation

Yesterday I installed i3wm and noticed that after the screensaver turns on, the screens turns black, but the monitors stay on (have two of them). Up to now I was using Unity and the session locked ...
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distorted images, flash not loading properly, and chrome crashing on start

Yesterday I noticed several strange things happening. I noticed flash crash on BBC iplayer - I could not get it to start properly even after re-installing - it will load, but when you press play it ...
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Is there any Auto-scroll focus in Ubuntu?

In Windows 10, there is a nice new behavior with the scrolling: When you start to scroll on a window who aren't focus, window acquire the focus and scroll automatically. In the previous Window and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.4 keeps logging me out

I installed ubuntu 14.04.4 on my laptop last ight and it keeps logging me out. Its not my display setting i have it set to never turn the screen off. when it logs me out it closes all programs and ...
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urduino serial monitor does not shows even though is running / ubuntu 14.04

I'm playing with arduino. I installed the latest IDE from arduino.org (version 1.7.9). I'm running ubuntu 14.04. When I run the serial monitor, nothing happens except for an arrow on the arduino IDE ...
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Where are localized interface names of launcher items defined if they are not in the .desktop file?

Naming of a launcher - In most cases... The interface -name of a launcher, in most cases, is defined in the (first) line, starting with: Name= of its corresponding .desktop file: - Localized ...
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Ubuntu software centre - accessing the installed programs

I have just installed Ubuntu along with Windows 7. I'm eager and excited to explore the Ubuntu OS. I have found some free developer tools for Biological application and installed them. Unlike in ...