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How to add panel indicators on a locked ubuntu

How should we add indicators on a locked ubuntu panel. In a default configuration when we lock ubuntu it will also stops showing indicators and shows this kind of windows. I want to know is it ...
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Ubuntu Menu won't show applications

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Ubuntu Menu A few weeks back I noticed that the Ubuntu menu was not showing applications. I've tried everything short of reinstalling Ubuntu to get them to show. The applications ...
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How to prevent Truectypt volumes from appearing on the launcher panel?

I am using Truecrypt for some purposes (yes, I know it is considered compromised but I believe it's enough for my case and I find it very convenient) and I don't want the volumes I mount with it to ...
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what is an application shows calendar events in DateTime popup in Unity?

I remember that I've tried to set various apps up to show my events from google calendar in dateTime panel in Unity. But I believed that was unsuccessful (newbie in Ubuntu) But for now, I see that ...
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In which package is the more_suggestions.scope located and what does it do?

I can see that there are several scopes in Ubuntu 14.04 like searchin.scope web.scope books.scope news.scope more_suggestions.scope recipes.scope etc. What functions do these scopes perform? ...
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Intermittent copy and paste in Unity, but works fine in i3wm

When pasting some text, it often doesn't paste the most recently copied text, but something from earlier. This happens even when copying and pasting within the same application. I'm using 15.04, but ...
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How to remove gnome.desktop safely?

The command "ls -l /usr/share/xsessions/" shows me that I have both gnome.desktop and ubuntu.desktop installed. I log on with Unity and I can use my PC but some styles and colors seem to be still ...
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How do I solve duplicate icons, slightly differently named, for MarvinSketch? [duplicate]

I am running on 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 and I have MarvinSketch installed (FYI Marvin is released as a .sh file). New MarvinSketch (or more specifically the Marvin suite to which MarvinSketch belongs) ...
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How can I fix E: unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I have ran into many issues istalling steam on my Ubuntu Chromebook, so I was trying to install the package libc.so.6. I was running the command sudo apt-get install libc6*, but still I have no luck.
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Unity Through VNC from scratch

I'm a complete newB to Linux (my last interaction with unix was pre CDE) I'm now setting up an Ubuntu server to replace a box by an expensive insecure competitor (ms) and need some form of remote ...
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Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
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Unity webplayer wont work

I tried using pipelight but I can't get unity to work for me. I open the terminal and type: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Clear Unity search when the search window is closed

Is it possible to make the search bar clear after I click a program, or close out of the Unity search? Currently if I type something into the search, click the result that I want, then go to make ...
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From OSX to Ubuntu: I need help on common shortcuts

I installed ubuntu on my macbookpro... I'm already comfortable with the bash and apt-get tasks, and the OS seems pretty easy to understand and use, however since I'm used to use a lot of shortcuts in ...
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Can't boot without recovery after I installed a package to change the login screen

I installed a package to change my login screen on Ubuntu 14.10 Now after installation I have noted down some major issues: Booting became a problem.I have to use recovery mode to start the OS. ...
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Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

i am able to see my desktop background only.my terminal is working.i m using dell vostro 3445 with AMD E1.
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Netbook using too much CPU

I did a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install in a samsung N100sp netbook. System specifications are as follows 2GB RAM Intel Atom CPU N2100 @ 1.60GHz x 2 Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe graphics The default Unity ...
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Advanced window placement

TLDR I'm looking for a ubuntu replacement of windowpad I know window placement can be defined with Ctrl-Alt-Numpad# and Ctrl-Super-arrow But those are not sufficent. I do have CompizConfig > Cycle ...
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How to run a script at logout [duplicate]

I want to run a script when I log out through unity. I read something about lightdm but I don't really know what it is and the config file didn't exist. The config file mentioned here doesn't exist! ...
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lightdm black screen after installing plasma5 in Ubuntu

I have both ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-destop installed on my laptop. While sddm works perfectly fine during login, if I choose lightdm as the default login screen, after a reboot, I get a black ...
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How To Safely Remove Hardware From USB Ports?

Today I connected my Amazon Kindle via a USB port. When I wanted to disconnect my kindle, I didn't see any option to remove USB device from the PC. I am searching for the 'safe remove hardware' ...
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Prevent overwriting blacklist for Unity.Devices when bringing system out of suspension

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have set a device blacklist for my Unity launcher to prevent my SD card's icon from appearing there: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices blacklist ...
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Cannot change display settings

I go to the Settings : Then I click on the Displays tab under Hardware category and get the following: I am afraid cannot fix it up. Edit: Output of xrandr Edit 2: The gnome-shell DE was ...
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“Leftover” Application icons in Unity dashboard

I realized I installed the wrong version of Skype and uninstalled it using apt-get remove skype. Everything went well but when I launched my Unity dock, I could still see this file with the icon. Same ...
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Weird system monitor column sorting

What is the exact meaning of the sort arrows in Ubuntu system monitor? As my screenshot shows, the sorting is done on the first digit on the left of the divider for seconds, but then jumps to single ...
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Wrong distro and logo in GNOME control center

I want to edit the logo in gnome-control-center details, but I can't find the location where the image is stored. It also represents the wrong version (screenshot). Because I'm building my own distro, ...
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CCSM messed up unity, launcher missing

I installed CompizConfig Setting Manager and when I launched it I just clicked the show mouse option. My screen began flashing black and changing resolution and whatnot so I clicked it again to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot unlock “user accounts” panel

Already happened time ago but I cannot remember the solution (remove some in home directory, I think). I cannot unlock some panels like the "User Accounts" even though I am an administrator. Also ...
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Reduce delay for re-clicking a .desktop entry in Unity launcher

I have a number of homemade desktop entries in my Unity launcher, and I perceive that after I click on any of them, the clicked item experiences a delay of 5 or 6 seconds before it will respond to ...
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Unity keep changing windows manager/template i don't relly now [screenshots]

After ugrading from lts 14.04 to last release 15, Unity keeps constansly changing windows manager or gtk theme don't really know which, also, gnome 3 doesn't work, i also had mate and xfce installed, ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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Prevent fs (SD card) from getting an item in Unity Launcher

Is there anyway I can prevent the following behavior (running Ubuntu 14.04)? I keep an SD card plugged into my computer, and every time I boot it up or bring it back from suspension, it adds an item ...
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Applications' screens positioning via CompizConfig does not work

I have 3 monitors and 6 virtual desktops (3x2). The tool is able to position application windows only on the proper virtual desktop, but not also on the proper monitor. For example, I tested on ...
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How to get gnome session idle time?

Has the method to get the session idle time through dbus changed in the recent Ubuntu or my dbus code here is wrong? #!/usr/bin/env python import dbus bus_name = 'org.gnome.ScreenSaver' obj_path = ...
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xorg discrepancies between Unity and Mate

After wasting lots of time with Unity trying to configure some 3 monitors with acceleration properly, i tried xfc and also Mate where the displays and acceleration performs well, out-of-the-box, ...
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Unity: Shortcut to open new Terminal doesn't work after enabling workspaces

Since I enabled workspaces on my Ubuntu System (14, Unity window manager), the ctrl-alt-T shortcut to open a new Terminal does not work anymore (in any of the workspaces)? Does anybody know why? ...
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Changing the backend in Compiz

Using GConf I changed the bakcend to flat-file configuration. Now how can I change it to GConf using flat-file? I can't open Compiz and Terminal.
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Can't get Unity to reload after closing LightDM (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

Earlier this morning, my computer was running a little slow, and I decided to try to close Xorg using the System Manager(btw, I had done this a couple of times before without any ill effects). ...
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How to stop Unity from moving windows on its own between two monitors

I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with two monitors. I also have 4 workspaces configured. What I've noticed is that often, when I switch to another workspace and come back again, the two windows that ...
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Backend changes via Network Proxy GUI

I know the manual proxy can be setup using the network options in Ubuntu 14.04 and it works fine as posted in the link. What configuration files/environment variables change after saving setting via ...
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How do I install widgets in Unity?

Where can I find a way to install this widget on my Ubuntu PC?
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Ubuntu 15.04 : Sound, keyboard, terminal shortcut stopped working

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. After this, I am facing some weird errors. My shortcut CTRL + ALT + T stopped working for terminal. Function keys for Sound not working anymore. My keyboard ...
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Unity is broken after restart

After Ubuntu restart I have these problems: Titles of windows are missing System menu not displaying Shortcuts Alt+F2 and Alt+Tab are not working. And into Gnome environment also. Strange black ...
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No login prompt to GUI after motherboard upgrade

After changing motherboard in my Ubuntu 15.04 computer I ran into problem with logging in GUI. For an instant moment I see a standard login window. Immediately thereafter the following window shows. ...
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Fresh installed Ubuntu shows windows without background

Just installed Ubuntu 15.04. Dell Inspirion 5720 with Optimus system on Bumblebee. Deleted all games and a few programs and found that in many settings windows background are transparent. Also if you ...
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Script (or software) to open an application window on a specific viewport and position

So, I have 8 virtual Desktops in Unity (with Compiz) because I have many projects I'm working on simultaneously. Problem is, every time I need to reboot or accidentally close Chrome (which ...
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Blank screen error on Unity 5

I installed Unity 5 using PlayOnLinux and wine 1.7.42 and everything went well. But when I open the editor I just got a blank screen. If I click to create a new scene, nothing happens... Picture ...
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Unity indicators missing

I messed something up while using CompizConfig. All of the indicators in the top-right (session management, time, Internet connection) are gone. How can I bring these back?
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A unity applet that acts as a symbols storage

I think that this applet existed somewhere before, but right now I'm googling and can't find it anywhere. I need an applet (Unity, Ubuntu 14.04) that show rare symbols that I may need to type from ...
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Rename launchers

If you have an application running, you can right click on the item in the unity starter, select "Lock to Launcher", and the program will stay there even if it is closed. The problem is that the new ...