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Launcher ubuntu touch

I m left hand I was thinking if it s possible to move the launcher on the right and side of the screen ? sometime it s a bit weird to use it with the left thumb on the left and side of the phone it s ...
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Autorunning Plex command In Ubuntu Unity on Chromebook?

I have managed to get the Plex Media Server running on my Chromebook via Crouton and Unity. The only thing is that it won't load unless I run the command sudo su -c /usr/sbin/start_pms plex Is there ...
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How to get true, correct font rendering on Ubuntu 14.04+

Font rendering has always been a huge problem on Ubuntu. I am hoping someone has a real solution to this problem. I have a laptop with a 17" (382x215 mm) display running at 1920x1080, approximately ...
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The command to change desktop picture? [duplicate]

How can I change the desktop background picture from command-line on Unity, without using the settings panel?
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No desktop after enabling root in Ubuntu! [closed]

I have enabled root account on Ubuntu 14.10. After that, I logged out and logged in, but there is no desktop and no bars. I tried opening a terminal using keyboard shortcut but nothing is working. I ...
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Utopic Unicorn .. Login screen looks different and unity is slow all of a sudden wireless card no longer working

I'm not sure why, but after a reboot I have an ugly boot up screen and the other problems listed in the title. I think this may have happened during a sudo apt-get upgrade Where I got a seg fault. ...
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How to start Unity desktop on a headless machine?

I am trying to get the Untiy desktop (That I am used to using) running on a Ubuntu box that is now headless. I already have a fake desktop running via the Xorg dummy display driver. When I VNC into ...
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How to get a different Unity Launcher with different icons on each workspace?

I read through the various answers to having separate desktop folders in each Workspace using Screenlets, devilspie, or CCSM ... but that's not the answer to my question. I installed 14.04 LTS a few ...
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Worse compiz performance in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I know this question has been asked multiple times before, but they seem to be like 3-4 years old now and I could not find any associated with Ubuntu 14.04. Also, solutions mentioned there do not ...
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Is there any way to open all instances of a particular application without having to click on its icon multiple times?

I'm using Unity. If there's any desktop version out there that supports this I'd be curious to know about it. For example, say I have 3 terminals open. Whenever I click on the terminal icon on the ...
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Application icon animation in Unity Dash

I have left dash sidebar auto hidden. I also have a dock and each time i launch an application from the doc, the application icon slides out from the left dash sidebar little bit. Is it possible to ...
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After every kernel update I reinstall the Nvidia drivers and lose the Unity bar

After each kernel update, after the reboot I don’t get anything on screen, therefore I switch to the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and reinstall the Nvidia drivers, then I reboot but I don’t get any Unity ...
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Match overlay icons in spread/scale to icon theme [14.04]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Compiz 0.9.11.3. Not all overlay icons in the spread mode match the icon theme. For example: emacs24, gimp, libre office, Mathematica, Google-chrome, sublime. ...
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How to center windows title text (ubuntu 14.04 )

I'm trying to change the title text of the windows in unity to the center I saw this tutorial: ...
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Is Unity7 going to get Drawer functionality to organize the shortcuts on the left side?

I love Unity7... Thank you all for your work over the years on Unity7, and I hope that it continues to be maintained for all the PC users as the new work on Unity8 continues. I was wondering: Will ...
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Showing editor when clicking on file

How do I get an editor to show when double clicking on the corresponding file? For example if I click a double click on a javascript file, the atom editor icon slides out slightly in the launcher, ...
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Show Copy dialog by default

In Unity, when i move files, I see this: icon that tells me there is a transfer going on. I would rather see the window with multiple progress bars that tells me what the disk write speed is, and ...
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I can't run Unity Webapps in Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS

I can't run Unity Webapps. When I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS on my PC, I saw the Amazon app. When I clicked it , it gave me no response. I've tried to run several other unity webapps like Google ...
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Docky runs as regular plank. How can I get docky back?

I'm currently using docky as my primary app launcher. One day, docky just started running as regular plank. It just looks like regular plank, with regular plank settings window and options and no ...
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Wrong display name and icon in launcher

I am trying to correct the icon and the display name of Arduino IDE in my launcher. I used to lock on the sketch of Arduino IDE 1.6.3 in 7 April into the launcher. It didn't work as I expected so I ...
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Problem with terminal transparency

I have a problem with the terminal on my Ubuntu netbook. Whenever I open the terminal it is completely transparent without a menubar or anything, and I can't see the text at all. Right clicking on it ...
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Some default fonts different between two 14.04 installations

I just installed Ubuntu on a couple new computers, and a lot of the system fonts are quite different than those of the first laptop. All are running 14.04, all are fully up to date with updates, all ...
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Screen tearing after disabling Compiz Composite Ubuntu 14.10

I accidentally unchecked the "Composite" checkbox, and pressed "Disable" buttons on every following dialog boxes. When I realized my mistake, I re checked it along with "Ubuntu Unity Plugin" and ...
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Why does dragging and dropping on the Unity launcher sometimes moves the icon and sometimes slides all icons?

I am trying to rearrange the icons on my Unity launcher. Sometimes I can just drag and drop an icon without difficulty. But other times when I attempt to drag an icon all icons on the launcher slide ...
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Two icons on unity panel on non-standard application launch [duplicate]

I have an application which doesn't come from any ubuntu repo (neither official, nor ppa) but available as tgz and supposed to be unpacked and ready to use. To be precise it is LightTable. The problem ...
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Firefox extension compatible with Unity to show download status in launcher

Are there any working Firefox extension compatible with Unity to show download status? Unityfox was the one I have been using for a long time but it is not compatible with latest versions of Firefox. ...
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Unity 14.04 Lock Screen Takes Forever To Lock

So, the problem is a simple problem to explain: when I lock my machine w/ Super+L (I rebound the keys), the screen takes 5-7 seconds to lock. Sometimes I have to press the keys twice. Is there a way ...
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Remove Unity completely and exchange it with LXDE [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu onto my old Windows Vista laptop but unfortunately it is running very slow. I also live in a region of Germany which has a very poor internet connection and I am unable to ...
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Unity alongside Gnome 3

I'm currently running Ubuntu Gnome. I'm wondering if it is possible to install Unity so that I can choose which one I want at the login screen.
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Unity 3D not working any more after update and crash, OpenGL VMware related?

I know similar questions have been asked a lot of times, but after spending like 8 hours testing solutions (not working) and reinstalling or reseting drivers/unity/compiz etc... I decided to expose my ...
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Why after install VirtualBox my terminal and software center remove

I installed VirtualBox-4.3.26 and after install unity is broken and Launcher and terminal are removed along with Software Center? My windows panel is not showing , for example my windows does not ...
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Ubuntu launcher/dock transparency isn't working

Well as the title suggests the launcher transparency is not working I've tried it through unity tweak tool, CCSM and even the terminal but nothing is working help
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Which app switcher allows not groupping and drag and drop

I want to know if there's an app switcher in Unity (using ubuntu 14.10) that allows me to drag and drop between windows and not force the switcher to group the same application opened multiple times. ...
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Ubuntu won't work after updating nvidia drivers

Ok so new to Ubuntu and trying to get used to it but hitting some major road blocks. I have an nvidia gtx 750 ti graphics card and loaded Ubuntu on to my desktop. The first issue I ran into was I had ...
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cannot log in in my Ubuntu 12.04 user account

I have a big problem and may be someone here can save me from reinstalling my system. I wanted to password protect individual folders on my system, so I installed Cryptkeeper by following the first ...
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Matlab Installed but not running

I have installed Matlab 2014a on Ubuntu 14.04. It's installed but I'm not not able to run it and I'm not finding any shortcut for matlab. Can someone help me so that I'll able to add a shortcut of ...
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Unity Launcher icon size slider jumps back to default

Until I updated from 14.04 to 14.10 I could set the unity "Launcher icon size" on the Look tab under Appearance under System Settings (red cogwheel/spanner icon on the sidebar by default). I have the ...
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How to set nemo as default instead of nautilus?

I have recently installed nemo with: sudo apt-get install nemo But I am finding that other applications still are using nautilus to open folders like for instance the Unity search still opens its ...
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Issues with 32 inch HDTV as my monitor using Ububtu 14.10 can't see menu?

Other than Windows 7 Pro, Microsoft Office, Avast, and Malwarebytes hitting me up for subscriptions, I had no problems viewing my desktop icons using my 32 inch HDTV as my display monitor. However, ...
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How to prevent key grabbing by unity-setting-daemon and indicator-applet-complete?

Issue description With Ubuntu 14.10, using Metacity (flashback/fallback). I've the Logo key set to Meta, the Alt key set to Alt. I'm unable to use Meta-s and Meta-p (as far as I can tell, other ...
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Brightness buttons not working Macbook Pro 13 Retina 11,1 Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubuntu on this mac and when I press the brightness keys them meter shows that it it decreases but the screen remains at the same. How do you fix this issue?
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How to setup ~/.vnc/xstartup/ with Unity as Desktop, in Ubuntu 14.10?

I used to setup my xstartup like this in Ubuntu 12.04 as below and it worked fine. #!/bin/sh # Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop: unset SESSION_MANAGER unset ...
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What are the names of the icons that LightDM uses?

I'm currently trying (and failing) to make a system icon theme for the Ubuntu LightDM login screen. I really hate the default ubuntu-mono-dark icons, and would like to use my own set of icons. After ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound problems

When I start my PC the sound works for a few minutes and the drivers are seen in the sound settings page. After a few minutes the sound suddenly cuts off and the drivers disappear from the sound ...
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Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?

I'm reading that Ubuntu 15.04 will have Locally Integrated Menus: integrated directly in the title bar and not in the system's top bar. This means that users have faster access to the menus, and ...
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Unity broken after package install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've managed to break my computer yet again, and this time, all of unity for my user is horribly corrupted. This happened when I tried fixing a problem I've had for a few moths with my Nvidia card ...
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Is there anyway to get unity permenant on desktop but hides in maximised apps? [duplicate]

New to Ubuntu and just wanting to know if you can have unity on the desktop as a permanent bar and then have it fade away when you maximise an app but can still have it appear when you place your ...
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Delay when switching window focus using SDL2 and vsync

I'm learning the basics of SDL2 and when I run my program (vsync, windowed), there is a delay when switching focus between windows and dragging windows is laggy. This applies to all windows, not just ...
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Configuration of Unity Dash

Sorry I don't write and speak english very good so I learn english ;) My question is: Now I started to use the Unity dash but, when I going to search a song in the lenses of music, I don't found ...
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[NVIDIA Jetson TK1]LVDS panel enabled effect HDMI out image pull down menu items

I use NVIDIA TEGRA TK1 board,and successfully enabled LVDS panel(1024x768). I met a problem. Currently test enable LVDS out, it will effect HDMI(main) out image like pull down menu items. picture: ...