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GUI components don't scale with font

I have a minor problem in unity. I have vimix+numix installed as theme and icon. In unity tweak's fonts tab I decreased the font scaling factor to 0,8, otherwise I didn’t changed the fonts, they’re ...
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.desktop launcher doesn't have the same environment variables

I have a shell script, for which I want to have a Unity launcher. The shell script uses gradle to build a project and deploy it on a server. I had it working fine, because I managed my gradle ...
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Why do portable app icons disappear from Unity launcher after restart?

I downloaded SublimeText and placed it in my home folder. I locked sublimetext to the Unity launcher, but when I restart my PC the icon disappears from the launcher. Why is this happening? Can I ...
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Unable to change any config in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a custom PC and something around 1 hour ago my PC just froze. The mouse and keyboard were unresponsive and I was unable to change to another tty, so I pressed the reset ...
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How to restore accidentally removed Launcher icon for external drive in Unity?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit: I used to get an icon for my portable drive on insertion. I have accidentally lost this by clicking on 'Unlock from Launcher' instead of 'Eject'. Now this icon does not appear ...
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Can't see lowercase “g” in Unity Hud

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can type the letter "g" in Unity ...
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Unable to lock Ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for nearly 8 months now and have been a long time Ubuntu user. Recently, I disabled the password for my user account and later re-enabled it. However, ever since doing ...
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.sh command not working in a desktop launcher

I'm using a desktop launcher to run a.sh script. In a.sh I'm calling another script b.sh using another user using this command sudo -u userB /home/userA/Documents/b.sh. But for some reason it's ...
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Unity broken, can't install due to unmet dependencies

Error Message: unmet dependencies libunity-core-6.09-9 (=7.2.2+14.04.20140714-0ununtu1) but 7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1 is to be installed Removed compiz as directed by one of the answers earlier ...
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App is accessible through Unity Launcher but can't access through terminal

I had installed Sublime Text 3 a few months back, and using some online resource I had made it accessible through Unity Launcher(unfortunately, I don't remember which resource, or how I did it). So, ...
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No menu bar or sidebar on 14.04

I reboot recently and when I logged in I was presented my desktop without a top menu bar of a side dock of apps. My desktop icons are visible and launchable, but any created window does nto have a ...
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Use 100% of edge to go between monitors

My monitors are currently arranged like this: +---------+ | | +------+| | | || | | || | +------++---------+ If I'm at the top-left corner ...
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What is the system tray equivilent in Ubuntu?

Simple question; title says it all. What is the equivalent of the system tray in Ubuntu? I've heard the icons in the upper right hand corner referred to as indicators. Are these the same thing as ...
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x2go with Unity: alt keys are not sent correctly to remote apps

I'm using x2go on ubuntu 14.04 to connect to another 14.04 machine that is running inteliJ I'm not able to use any alt keys combinations on inteliJ such as alt+1 or alt+f I configure my x2go session ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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Cannot log-in at locked screensaver, must log-in with “switch user..”

I have configured my screensavers to lock the page after some time; and I prefer to lock the sceen myself using the title bar "Lock/Switch account..." feature, e.g. when I leave my desk. While trying ...
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Ubuntu Touch - how to create Unity .desktop launcher to make UT terminal to open and execute a command?

I have latest Ubuntu Touch installed on Nexus 7. I just apt-get installed there 'emacs' package. Currently I open Terminal application in Ubuntu Touch and key in "emacs" to get it launched. I want ...
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Ubuntu touch full desktop

Would it be possible to take my nexus 10 with the latest ubuntu for tablets installed, mount the system partition as rw, and, by means of adding and removing packages, get a full unity 7 desktop ...
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How to edit unity popup menu?

I want to create Ubuntu Touch theme for Ubuntu desktop. I have accomplished this so far. I'm left with one thing; and that is adding an orange border to the top panel popup menus. How can I do ...
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How to install Unity3D [duplicate]

I am a games developer, recently I have migrated to Ubuntu, it's amazing!! but I don't know how to install Unity3D.
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T9 keyboard using numeric keys

after bought an gamer mouse, that have 12 numeric keys at left side, i was wondering how to do an T9 keyboard to use that keys on ubuntu? I'm working with java but can't figure out how to integrate ...
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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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Randomly unable to unlock the desktop

I cannot find any pattern, and this drives me nuts. Sometimes, after locking my Ubuntu-unity Ctrl+Alt+L or using the menu), if fail to log in again. What happens in case of failure is (normally): ...
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How to change icon for mounted devices in Unity/Nautilus?

When I mount a my phone, Unity set this icon (or one like it) in its Launcher: /usr/share/icons/Humanity/devices/48/multimedia-player.svg Nautilus show this icon (or one like it): ...
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Dual-monitor windows not loosing focus

Is there a way to make sure that when a window is clicked on Screen #1, whatever window that has focus on Screen #2 remains focused as well? For example, a full-screen video game is running on Screen ...
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14.04LTS Unity Desktop on my main account not functioning

Logging into usual user account today after updates two days ago (I update regularly), and my desktop opens up, but with no launcher, no control bar, just the desktop shortcuts. ALT L doesn't work, ...
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ubuntu wall disabled can't use keyboard

I have been using compiz, for a while but at some point it said. "you have to disable ubuntu wall" when I click disable, the top and left unity menu disappeared. and the close buttons and I can only ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut to right-click menu [duplicate]

I would like to change keyboard shortcut to right click from Shift+F10 to something simpler like Ctrl+Return to make working with nautilus without mouse smoother. By right click I mean opening menu of ...
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How to change unity greeter logo position?

I have changed unity-greeter logo successfully by replacing desired logo to /usr/share/unity-greeter/logo.png Now I want to change the position of the logo. Is it possible? I use 14.04 64-bit os
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How to animate mesh inside a room

I am learning animation in blender and i was stuck with a problem that how to animate any object, mesh or character inside a house or a room? Can anyone help me by answering this question! I will be ...
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Disappearing Conky

Every time I launch my conky, and I click anywhere on the desktop, it disappears, and I have to keep relaunching it, does anyone have a solution?
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My NVidia GTX 960 card creates openGL problems with Unity on Ubuntu

I posted a bug about this on launchpad already, but was hoping maybe someone on here would have some suggestions about other things I could try. Background: I had a working Ubuntu 14.10 system with ...
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Extensions for unity

Users of Gnome can write and upload extensions for customisation, as can be seen here https://extensions.gnome.org/. Is there anything similar for Unity? I haven't been able to find anything. I know ...
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Adding a file/directory to a specific location (on the Desktop) [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04.(Unity Desktop Environment) I like to use a specific part of my desktop(the screen) to store files related to my current work, and certain other spaces to store images and others. ...
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Permanently set the resolution for my second monitor

After every restart, I have to manually set the resolution of my second monitor with: sudo xrandr --newmode "1600x900_60.00" 118.25 1600 1696 1856 2112 900 903 908 934 -hsync +vsync sudo xrandr ...
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Segmentation Faults Nautilus/Software Center

From yesterday I have a problem in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I use the nautilus file manager and I do right-click on the bookmarks of file managers the window menu that should appear does not appear ...
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Unity doesn't load after installing Nvidia Cuda

Current situation: After login, no Launcher, no Dash, no Icons appear, just the wallpaper (Desktop PC, Nvidia GTX 560 Ti, Ubuntu 14.04). How did I get into this bad spot? I installed CUDA (and some ...
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X crashing frequently and continuosly

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit (I believe). Recently, my desktop/window manager has been freaking (for lack of a better word) out on me. It freezes, breaks, splits, pixelates. Currently I am using ...
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[Ctrl][Alt] causing windows to maximise vertically

Ubuntu 14.10, Unity, running Windows under KVM. Pressing Ctrl+Altimmediately causes the focused window to maximise vertically (no other keys pressed). Pressing them again causes the window to ...
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Just Installed Ubuntu, its really laggy little after login. What can i do to fix this?

So I just installed Ubuntu on a Dell D620 That previously had Windows 7 on it. The thing I seem to be running into is that when I try to switch tabs on a browser or to a different application I get a ...
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Problems clicking windows

When I double-click on the header of a window in my Ubuntu installation, it disappears, and I don't know why, I mean, the normal way of working is to maximize or stay in the previous configuration ...
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Starting eclipse from unity launcher

I downloaded the eclipse from its site. And extracted in home folder. For the first time when I opened it, it worked fine. Then I locked it to launcher. Now it's not starting when I click on launcher ...
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Unity left panel application shortcut problem

I'm having some problems with the Google Chrome shortcut in the Unity left panel. I don't know how exactly I should address this issue. Here's a screenshot. Currently I'm launching Chrome from Unity ...
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Shutdown button in menu does nothing in 14.04

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 in which the "Shutdown" and "Restart" button's bring up the "Shutdown/Restart" dialog but upon clicking one of these options, does nothing. By nothing I mean, ...
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Teamviewer 10 breaks Unity

I have this problem only in Teamviewer 10, previous version worked fine. When I install Teamviewer everything works ok, but when I reboot my computer I only see black screen. To start Unity I have to ...
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Remove Unity Gestures

I use Ubuntu 14.04 64bits. I'm trying to remove the gestures from Unity with these instructions. All goes well until the command dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc -nc which gives me the error: make[3]: *** ...
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Will installing Macbuntu environment remove unity?

I want to install Macbuntu in my Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) using this tutorial. My question is : if I install Macbuntu environment, will I be able to use unity by logging out from Macbuntu and choosing ...
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prevent dash from searching files

How can I prevent ubuntu dash from searching my files? I just want it to search my applications. I used unity tweak tool which worked fine but after restarting ubuntu, again dash searches in my ...
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Why did the `files` sidebar shortcut bg turned orange? [duplicate]

I has the files shortcut in my sidebar forever, as i opened it it's background always went red, one day as I opened it it's Bg went yellow/orange. Nothing else seems to have changed except by the bg ...
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Light Adwaita theme for Ubuntu Unity - toolbar customization!

The above snapshot shows some application windows: Nautilus, Rhythmbox, gedit using the Adwaita theme on Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). I've made changes in /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-2.0/* but that ...