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Vanishing desktop and no Bootable device

This is a strange problem, so I am going to try to explain it as best as I can. When using Ubuntu unity the left icon bar will arbitrarily vanish. In addition the network manager and time and ...
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Can I minimize a window into a box on Unity?

On Irix's 4Dwm, there was an ability to minimise windows into a box (contrary to the task bar used by modern window managers). I have seen this also on an old HPUX. See the "console" square in the ...
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I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and uninstalled unity by mistake

I uninstalled unity from the software center by mistake. How do I reinstall it.
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Create a clickable desktop shortcut for an alias

For example, let's say I have defined an alias under my .bash_aliases, alias gotoheaven="xdg-open /path/to/heaven" now I wish to create a clickable icon for it on the desktop. [I know make link to ...
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Replicating Windows' Super + Arrow shortcuts for resizing windows

So first, I'm sorry for trying to make Unity more like Windows, but as a long time Linux user that needed to move to Windows for work, but am now able to move back... I want this functionality so bad. ...
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Nautilus fonts messed up each time after reboot

I'm seeing these incorrect fonts every time the system boots. When I run fc-cache -rv , log out, and log back in the correct fonts are restored, but I have to do this every time. How can I fix ...
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Grouping application windows in an arranged setup [duplicate]

Is there any application or ways to group multiple open windows together so that they open together in layout it is arranged. For example, If I arrange these application like this then on any icon of ...
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Ubuntu Lockscren Xubuntu 14.04

I installed the ubuntu-desktop, but I still get the Xfce lockscreen. Is there anyway to get the Ubuntu lockscreen instead?
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Is the gnome-screenshot modified for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am a big fan of gnome-screenshot on Ubuntu. When I press the print key on my keyboard, it captures the current screen and shows me a dialog asking what to do with the screenshot. Usually, I use it ...
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Mate-like gui with unity-like window spreading?

I am inclined to switch to Mate, as that is the gui I like the best of those I've tried, that is supported with Ubuntu. However, I really like the way Unity spreads all open windows on a workspace ...
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Cannot login to tty / Login incorrect / Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04

I'm facing the same (or similar) issue as described here: Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04 Unfortunately I cannot try the provided solution (http://askubuntu.com/a/476623), as I fail ...
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Can access internet from “Try Ubuntu” but not after “Install Ubuntu”

New Linux user, downloaded 14.04, got the desktop, selected the "Try Ubuntu", all worked including connect to internet with FireFox. clicking on the up/down arrows in upper right corner, than ...
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run a script when a session starts [duplicate]

I'm using ubuntu 15.10(unity), I want some scripts running when a session starts. I tried the following methods: Put those scripts in the file ~/.xsession, but it didn't work (It worked when I ...
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Ubuntu Desktop Environment Help

I have bought and install Ubuntu 15.10 installer disc from a local software store. After installing Ubuntu , it comes up with "Gnome" desktop environment. I'm just a newer to Ubuntu and other linux ...
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Replace unity with xmonad 15.10 [duplicate]

I've installed and am using xmonad on ubuntu 15.10. How can I remove unity from my system and make it automatically load xmonad on startup? Should I keep LightDM? If not, what can I replace it with?
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Switching from Unity desktop to Gnome could cause instabilities?

I would like to add Gnome desktop to my Ubuntu 15.10 installation, to give it a try. However, since I'm really new to Ubuntu and Linux in general, I am worried that this could potentially result in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop, onboard and update manager does not start as well

.Xsession errors has the following etc/X11/Xsession.d/20desktop-profiles_activateDesktopProfiles: line 31: $ERRFILE: ambiguous redirect Script for ibus started at run_im. Script for auto started at ...
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Way to turn off the “Keyboard Shortcuts” overlay that appears over the Launcher icons?

When activating the "Keyboard Shortcuts" overlay, two things happen: the Launcher icons are overlaid with numbers and the middle of the screen is overlaid with a shortcuts window. The answer provided ...
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Recovering the command used by a launcher icon [duplicate]

How do I trace back to the exact command run by the unity launcher for a given launcher icon? In 14.04 at least, hovering (or right-clicking) an icon on the launch bar provides no option to arrive at ...
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Unity launcher placement stuck on all displays

I am using three monitors with Ubuntu 14.04. In Display settings, I try to change the Launcher Placement setting to only select one monitor. The monitors flicker, but even though the setting now might ...
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Lightdm fails to login and redirects

After running a routine update and rebooting, my computer running Ubuntu 14.04 is now completely unusable. The lightdm screen comes up and accept my password, but it immediately redirects to itself. ...
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What packages should I install in order to run Unity game?

As a contribution to the 34th Ludum Dare I developed a game on Windows 10 by using Unity 5 framework. I exported it for both 32b and 64b versions of Windows and a 64b version of OSX. All of them work ...
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Conky's frame appears randomly

I tweaked the Harmattan Texture conky to create a mix between the comfortable version and the god-mode version. The problem is that at some moments, which I can not anticipate, a black frame, or ...
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Why can't I find the terminal or the software center anywhere?

I just realised that the terminal that appears when I type Ctrl+Alt+T is xTerm and not the usual purple terminal that I get. Also, both the Terminal and Software Center have disappeared from my dash. ...
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After login, desktop hangs for ~20s before showing Unity. Bootchart suggests pactl. Help?

After I log in to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, I see my desktop background for approximately 20 seconds before the actual Unity desktop loads. I installed bootchart and that suggests that the problem is ...
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Byobu creates new icon in unity launcher

I have locked the byobu icon in my unity menu. When I click it I would expect to have a window for this icon. But this does not happen. What actually happens is when I click it for the first time, ...
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Show window titles in Unity's Application Switcher

Unity's default switcher shows applications' name while switching. I want this behavior when switching windows of same application. Currently, as soon as the icon of an application having multiple ...
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Thunderbird default theme not displayed correctly in ubuntu 14.04

L.S., The default theme in Mozilla Thunderbird is supposed to 'integrate' with unity, in the sense that it takes over the colors of the chosen gtk theme. This, however, is not working in my case; ...
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Side bar and menus are missed after purging compiz [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed compiz from the terminal and worked with , but I didn't like it and then purged it using sudo apt-get purge compiz And after I rebooted my system the side bar and the menus ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 crashing randomly

Please forgive me as I am new to Ubuntu. Randomly, this thing which I think is called "Unity" will crash, and I will lose system vitals required to operate the computer. The icons in the top right ...
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How compile Unity for disable gesture on Ubuntu 14.04 (touchegg)

I installed Touchegg from source, now i'm trying to compile unity to remove default administration for gesture with 3 or 4 finger. I did this command for install all the necessary to compile unity: ...
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Lock the rotation of the Scopes and Welcome screen in portrait mode on tablet

Last update Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 to 16.04 (r3) lock the rotation of the Scopes and Welcome screen in landscape mode. This is extremely inconvenient for me. Is it possible to unlock rotation or ...
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Error Minimize Window After Try Love Wallpaper HD

Sorry if the same question is already answered. I have tried to search, but I don't get the same problem. I just tried to use love wallpaper HD via Ubuntu Tweak. I selected one picture and ...
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Midnight Commander acts differently depending on how I launch it. Why?

If I launch a terminal (CTRL ALT t) and then launch Midnight Commander (mc) it acts as it should in at least this one way. The man page tells me that ALT-t will change the panel view from this to ...
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How do I get Ubuntu server 14.04 to display as if it were actually desktop?

This question is kind of misleading. Let me first explain what I want. End Goal My goal is to have a syslog server, using rsyslog, that has 2 monitors, connected to a discrete video card. I would ...
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Borders of windows panels gone, after customizing gtk(Numix) theme

so I have been trying to customize the colors of of a gtk theme to my taste, but after I tweaked the files and set the colors to my taste, the 1 px white border of the windows panels gets removed. I ...
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Changed properties of application by accident what is default: FireFox

I was trying to create a custom shortcut so that I could use multiple profiles with FireFox, however when I created the "link" it was a symbolic link so I edited what I thought was a "shortcut" but ...
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X-window freezes (Firefox) but becomes active again if I maximize the window

Occasionally the Firefox window freezes. The cure is to maximize the window and then I can resize it to the previous size. This happens very rarely (so its not a big problem). However, I have ...
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Issues with 4k monitor

So, I have a 4K monitor, and Ubuntu 15.10 seems to have issues with it. The mouse pointer will revert to a tiny pointer at times, like when hovering over the unity bar. I set the resolution to ...
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Unity won't start. What can I do? [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I set a wget download running overnight and I wake up to the download complete but a frozen Unity interface. I changed to another tty and, with top, saw that the process ...
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I tried to re-compile the unity desktop for ubuntu 15.04 but I'm having trouble understanding how to execute my results

I hope you will forgive me if this is not the right place for this question: I compiled and installed ubuntu desktop following the instructions given at ...
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Workspace switcher's “black transparency layer” over unselected workspaces

I need to remove/disable the [black transparency layer] like function that is called in the Workspace Switcher. The selected Workspace is normal when selected/hovered over, and the 3 unselected ...
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Disable unity panel popping up on file drag

My problem is the unity panel popping up when I'm dragging a file with the mouse. I currently have the panel set to auto-hide with the lowest sensitivity value, so it normally only pops up when I ...
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Desktop Launcher Execute Bash Script In Terminal from URL

My setup is I have a website (www.example.com) that I have uploaded bash scripts to www.example.com/location/of/bash/script.txt I now would like a Desktop Launcher (.desktop) file that I can use to ...
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error Failed to load module “overlay-scrollbar”/“unity-gtk-module” on program run

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 yesterday and when i run a program I got the following errors: error: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Gtk-Message: Failed to ...
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Why when I run' sudo apt-get remove upstart' does ubuntu try and remove ubuntu-desktop, unity, and unity-greeter?

I'm having problems with Xorg randomly crashing on Ubuntu 15.10. I checked ~/.xsession-errors and there's some stuff in there about upstart, so I'm trying to delete it from my system. I read that ...
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Move semi- maximized windows across multiple (2 or more) monitors

I frequently use Ctrl+Super+Arrow -Keys to move windows around. However, with a multiple monitor set up, the shortcuts only move the windows on the current screen. **Example of my situation: I have ...
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Can I remove the unity launcher completely? [duplicate]

I'm using the MacBuntu pack, it's great but whenever I try to drag some icon/file to another place the launcher shows up. Is there a way to make it stop showing up or remove it completely? Ubuntu ...
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How to configure assigned floppy disk ownership for Unity 14.04?

The floppy disk device I've recently added to a previously installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop seems to be functioning correctly in GNOME Files on the unity desktop; however, media inserted into this ...
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Java jar launcher which preserves programmatically set icon and name

In my environment we have a lot of executable capsule jars which - depending on the environment they connect to - set a custom icon and name programmatically. This is done by calling ...