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Resizing the unity launcher bar 15.10

Is there a way on Ubuntu 15.10 to resize the actual Unity 'bar' to reflect the amount of icons that are present? Similar to Docky but with the default Unity bar? Cheers. Sort of like this:
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Screen tearing when using i3, none when using unity

I was attempting to use i3 on my ubuntu installation the other day. I noticed however that when I would logout and switch to using i3 I would start to see tearing when watching videos or scrolling ...
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Shrink launcher's icon size [duplicate]

I wanted to shrink my launcher's icon size menu via the terminal. I have CCSM instaled, I found out the way to shrink them using the GUI: But now I want to do it in the terminal. How can I do this? ...
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Single tap to click not working on entries in unity global menu while using libinput as driver for touchpad

I recently upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9343 and after I haven't noticed any problems due to the upgrade I thought I would finally give the libinput driver a try. Everything works ...
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Fuzzy-Clock for Ubuntu

A long while ago, I had a clock set to say things like morning, day, evening, night, for time in a panel app. Broad stroke, not very specific, It might have been a KDE desktop. I am in Ubuntu Mate ...
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Switching from unity to gnome on crouton

Hey guys just a simple question, is there a way to switch from unity to gnome (Preferably the newest version) on crouton. I'd like to delete unity to save space since i only have 16gb. And by the way ...
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Restarting unity without affecting running apps

I used to run Alt+F2 then r to restart gnome. It works without affecting running apps. However, in Unity, when I run Alt+F2 then unity, running apps conflicted and when I click on one of the opened ...
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Launcher and utility disappeared 14.04 even after running compiz

I went through the compiz manager and installed utility, still it is not working, no menu bar, launcher shown even after restart
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Settings have disappeared in ubunut 15.10

My settings utility is gone. literally there is no settings. I updated my computer, searched on the web and have found nothing. Please help I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu and lose my stuff.
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How install/unistall Xfce on Ubuntu 12.04 without uptade?

I would like to know how to install Xfce alongside unity? I'm running Ubuntu on a 2.66 GHz Intel pentium 4 machine, with 1.50GB RAM. Is fast really user ubuntu/gnome. I want very fast without problem ...
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Can I have logically separate virtual desktops in Unity?

I really like Unity, but there's kind of a deal breaker for the whole desktop experience which I seem to be unable to fix. My setup is a Thinkpad X230 convertible tablet which I dock and undock ...
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Gnome dependency problems with Nvidia drivers

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I once installed the nvidia drivers (nvidia-355) and then after a few days I installed Gnome 3.10. It kept complaining about some dependency problem so I figured it'd be ...
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16.04 beta — problems with samba (systemd related) and nautilus (launcher related)

I decided to take the plunge on doing a do-release-upgrade tonight from 14.04.4 to 16.04. Went pretty well -- the display died mid-upgrade and I wasn't able to ssh in to check on things, so I had to ...
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Restore lightdm greeter dynamic background after installing xfce4 on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently installed xfce4 on Ubuntu 15.10. I did it in order to remote login using x2go. It is working perfectly. After installing xfce4, lightdm is displaying the blue mouse background that comes ...
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Black screen slowly slides down and kills lightdm in Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Nvidia card

Nearly every other day my monitors black out from the top of the screen to the bottom leaving me with to black screen and no cursor. The black screen takes about 4 seconds to slide from the top to the ...
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Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop after installing FGLRX [duplicate]

I got a login loop after restarting my computer after changing to the proprietary AMD/ATI graphics driver FGLRX on the Additional Drivers tab of Software Updater. I've tried the suggestions ...
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Creating a custom applet (AppIndicator?) Unity [duplicate]

I have a little GTK application I've created which is basically a simple Switch. I would like to see if anyone knows if it is possible to add to the menubar in ubuntu. Almost like the power button in ...
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Can I run different versions of Ubuntu in a tab on my Chromebook

What I want to know is if I can run unity Ubuntu in a tab on my Chromebook. Because recently I saw one tutorial on 'How-to-Geek' in which they used xfce and did not mention any other versions.
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managing keyboard layouts outside unity

I would like to know if there is any way of using the standard ubuntu keyboard layouts from outside Unity. I am using a different WM (Fluxbox). The brute force approach would be to use xkb. I can ...
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umake - no visual studio code launcher icon

I just installed a fresh version of linux mint and want to get visual studio code working. so I installed umake, and then ran sudo umake web visual-studio-code I accepted the default install ...
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Package responsible for Unity Dash search results (home lens, category “References”)

I want to file a bug against a Unity Dash scope, but I don't know exactly which one it is and which package it belongs to. The results I want to complain about appear in the home lens, in the ...
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greeting screen disappearing and cannot access tty

When I start my Laptop I see the lightdm greeting screen, however (regardless of what I do) my screen goes black after some seconds leaving my only with the mouse pointer. I can still interact with ...
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Is there a way to transmit mouse clicks to a window under the one clicked on?

Let me clarify. I am using compiz on Unity, and I use the variable opaquness option, where you hold ALT and scroll wheel down, and you decrease the opacity of the window the mouse is over. That way I ...
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Create launcher icon for Navicat

How can I get the application Navicat into my launcher menu & sidebar 'dock'? It runs in wine and has its own wine directory as part of the download. I've created .desktop files before to create ...
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How to install EduBOSS linux theme into ubuntu unity?

I have EduBOSS 4.0 Linux DVD. I was install EduBOSS but its lot of problems I faced. So I decide use Ubuntu only. But I want EduBOSS theme into Ubuntu. Please gives answers for off-line as well ...
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Virtual Harddisk LED in the Panel

With my PC out of my sight I'm happy to have a very silent System with no Sound whatsoever, even not from HardDisk. BUT this can be a hazard if you want to know about activity of the Disc. So, I'm ...
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Fix Broken Ubuntu 14.04 Install

I was recently doing some tinkering to try to get my Thinkpad w550s working properly with an ultra dock and multiple displays - in doing this it appears as though I have removed some packages ...
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Bright flash when resuming from sleep, ubuntu unity

Hi as the titles says really, I'm getting a really bright flash of the screen pre-suspend, when returning from sleep. Then it will load the lock screen at the brightness level I've set. Any way to ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - FN Keys working in unity but not in gnome shell

Exactly what the title says. More specifically: Volume keys - Working in Unity AND Gnome Brightness keys - Working in Unity Disable touchpad key - Working in Unity The weird thing is that even ...
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How do I fix these indicator crashes?

I have the following error message frenzy greeting me every time I boot up my system. The errors seem to all have started at the same point, when I accidentally removed the current kernel while ...
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Performance issues on Lenovo T460s (seems like graphics problem under metacity)

We just got new Lenovo Thinkpad T460s laptops at work. Processor: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 Memory: 8055MB DDR4 Harddisk: 256 GB SSD ...
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Unable to install default ubuntu desktop

I tried KDE environment for ubuntu 14.04, which ran horribly in my laptop, especially with all those messed up eclipse shortcuts . To fix that I tried uninstalling it, but it didn't work. Also messed ...
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How can I add a dynamic, application specific quicklist for recently used files to the Unity Launcher?

It would be an awesome feature to access recently used documents from LibreOffice with a dynamic quicklist in the launcher. There is quite some experience on how to create custom static quicklists. ...
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Show Date Before Month in Top Bar Applet

I'm running 14.04 and would like to have the Time & Date applet near the far right of the upper panel show the date as dd mmm rather than mmm dd, i.e. Fri 18 Mar 01:10 instead of the current: ...
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15.10 Unity stuck after login, even as guest, background image permission denied despite 644

Yesterday I ran the last Ubuntu security updates, and now my desktop does not open anymore. Only the purple login wallpaper is visible (my user wallpaper is different and does not appear) and I can ...
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How to set new user (and guest) default theme settings

I recently installed gnome shell to try it out. I want to be able to switch between the 2 environments. (unity + gnome shell) The problem is that after installing gnome shell, all new users ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 removed Gnome 3 - broke unity

I have Ubuntu 15.10 with unity installed, and then tried to install gnome 3 a week ago. Everything worked just fine, but after a week i thought i would revert to unity since i liked it better. First ...
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How can I turn off Unity's online search results? [duplicate]

I've never liked or used any of the suggested results from the quick search bar of Unity (14.04). Just today, when launching my usual gedit program, it started showing me images of genital mutilation ...
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Removing window decoration borders from a custom theme

I have the Arc Darker theme on my Ubuntu 15.10. I quite like it, except for the fact that it has black window borders on the sides and the bottom (attached pic) which I don't fancy. I looked around ...
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How do I get the dash to open on the application scope rather than the home scope

I want to be able to do this by clicking on the dash icon in the launcher rather than using some kind of key combination.
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gnome-terminal instance with its own name and Alt+Tab entry

Say I have 3 terminal windows open: 1) With vim running, 2) with top running, and 3) with nothing running. Now, if I Alt+Tab through my windows, they are all 3 instances of gnome-terminal, thus they ...
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Yosemite icon pack for Ubuntu 14.04

I have been searching for an OSX Yosemite icon pack but I was unable to find one. Some website was saying file doesn't exist error 404. So please help me find a good Yosemite icon pack for Ubuntu ...
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How to investigate (or even fix) the odd blank area on my screen?

Everything works, but there is an anomaly which started a few weeks ago. An area which should display part of the wallpaper is all-white instead. It is a small area, approx 0.25" tall and 3" wide, ...
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Shell command corresponding to bluetooth on-off switch in unity [duplicate]

I was wondering which shell command is the equivalent to turning on and off the bluetooth module when you click the switch button in unity indicator menu. Using /etc/init.d/bluetooth stop requires ...
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How to group applications used together?

I frequently use tmux to split my terminal so that half my screen has vim and the other half is the shell. This allows me to somewhat "group" vim and the shell together so that whenever I alt-tab to ...
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upgradation from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS in machine with GeForce GTX 750 Ti

My machine is running 12.04 LTS with nvidia graphic card support GeForce GTX 750 Ti. I need to upgrade to 14.04 LTS. However, the upgradation failed due to the error stating that the machine doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 desktop freezes upon login

So I've been using this distro(with Unity user interface) for a couple of months, and I decided to set up the LAMP and even use vsftpd for my wordpress website. However today I've encounter first ...
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Windows are graying out fairly often in Ubuntu 15.10, help?

No, this isn't for any specific program (as the suggested other questions are), this is in general. I will be attempting a task and the window will just gray out and become unresponsive for a while. ...
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Dual monitors (60 hz and 144 hz) games can only run in 144 hz if I unplug the 60hz monitor

On my Ubuntu 15.10 system I have two monitors powered by one Nvidia Geforce 660 ti: a 60 Hz monitor connected via DVI and a 144 Hz one connected via Display Port. Using nVidia or xrandr, I set my ...
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Dual Monitor Issue

I have connected my laptop to an external display and setup the external display to be on the right of my laptop screen. In the Display Settings, I have selected the option to have the launcher on ...