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Ubuntu Desktop isn't Working

I deleted my previous nvidia driver and have tried to install lasted nvidia driver from nvidia.com after first login my taskbar, launcher etc.. haven't worked(cant right click on desktop, just ...
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Show Wine (Windows) System Tray in Ubuntu 16.04

I cannot figure out how to see and access Wine apps minimised to the windows system tray. Any ideas? I have a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with a windows application running on Wine and ...
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Disabling WiFi while airodump-ng is running crashes the session

I'm starting airodump-ng from the aircrack-ng package (version 1:1.2-0~beta3-4 on 16.04) like this: Switch my WiFi device to monitor mode (creates new virtual interface mon0): sudo airmon-ng start ...
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Unity problem? missing launch bar and severe flickering of windows/icons

what works: - background wallpaper is shown correctly - mouse seems to behave normally what doesn't work: - none of the launch bars is visible - desktop icons flicker between their correct ...
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What package(s) to install for missing button icons in KDE applications on Unity?

I run some KDE applications on Ubuntu 16.04 Unity, such as KDE Connect. I seem to be missing some packages that provide button icons: Does anyone know which packages to install to have these ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install no desktop icons, blank desktop (just wallpaper), tried to reinstall compiz

I'm new to Ubuntu so go easy on me. I've heard great feedback and support from these forums so I'm crossing my fingers. I booted ubuntu 16.04 on my new custom build pc, I went through all the ...
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How do I double click an .rtf file in file manager to open it with libreoffice?

Running Ubuntu 16.04, unity Using Files 3.14.3 (the default file manager). Have libreoffice installed. I have a variety of .rtf files which libreoffice reads perfectly. However, despite making ...
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Top menu and “start” menu gone

My top menu and left-hand side menus are gone, I have already tried: 1. reinstall nvidia drivers 2. play with confizconfig, 3. reset unity, none of those really work, similar to other threads, Guest ...
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twitter unity webapp has mobile view

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 and installed the unity webapp for twitter. But I only get mobile view of the twitter client How can I change this back to the desktop view as it was before on ...
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Unity Run Dialog

Is it possible to change the Unity run dialog to that which cinnamon and gnome-shell use? The current one has a few slight annoyances: Lack of autocomplete Inability to open directories without ...
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Unable to install and run App/Panel Indicator in Ubuntu 14.04

I have developed an app indicator for Ubuntu 14.04 using Python. I followed this tutorial and I was able to push my app indicator to my PPA successfully. When I run the following commands - sudo add-...
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Open SQL Light DB from Unity

I have installed sqlitebrowser to browse database. But when I try to open db from Unity I have only one option Open with gedit When I choose open With Other Application... I cant find sqlitebrowser....
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Possible bug in Unity 7.4.0? Windows disappearing or not activating properly

I have a couple of strange issues with Ubuntu since upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04. Has anyone else seen this or can anyone suggest a possible solution? Issue 1 Occasionally when I switch from one ...
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No “ Low Battery ” warning in Cinnamon Desktop

I am using Cinnamon desktop over 14.04. The problem is, I do not get " low battery " warning while in Cinnamon. I also have Gnome Desktop which gives the warning without any problem. Some time back, ...
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Shortcut doesn't show the menu bar item for Intellij IDE in Ubuntu 16.04

After some updates of my fresh installed Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed that when Jayatana is enabled, the Alt + shortcut key doesn't open the menu bar items any more in my IDE (Intellij) but Alt key alone ...
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Help starting Unity via Exceed on Demand

I am trying to connect to an Ubuntu 14.04 server with Unity installed Via Exceed on Demand client. While I can start kde sessions by running /usr/bin/startkde, I am unable to start Unity sessions by ...
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After login to user account, black screen and no mouse

Super weird bug that's now happened on two completely separate installs (on the same laptop). For a while, everything works great. Then something happens (still not sure what) but I think something ...
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A game with wine on full screen is giving me trouble

As you can see game is unplayable with wine on Ubuntu 16.04. I don't know how to explain my problem. When I play it on windowed screen there is no problem. I've had the same issue with outlast as well....
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Gedit TitleBar right click menu?

After running gedit command in terminal i see the original title bar right click menu , but when i run sudo gedit command it's only show Close on menu , although when i do the same with nautilus it ...
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What do I do if Ubuntu 16.04 freezes, but I can move only the mouse? [duplicate]

I sometimes experience whole Ubuntu freezes (from 14.04 to 16.04, I upgrade by a clean installation), just mouse can move (that's why this question is different from others). I think this is caused by ...
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Cannot login with ubuntu desktop for some accounts

I tried other desktop environments (as per Switching window manager/desktop environments?) and now I stuck in a weird state: Some accounts on the laptop (that have never tried anything other than the ...
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Removing all other window manager/desktop environments?

Based on Switching window manager/desktop environments?, I installed gnome-desktop and lubuntu-desktop &c, but now I want to get rid of this bloat and just keep ubuntu-desktop. What do I need to ...
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duplicated panel bar on dual screen in Ubuntu 16.04

Since the arrival of Unity, there has always been a "bug" regarding the panelbar when using dual screen. The bar with keyboard language and time is duplicated when you use Ubuntu with dual screen and ...
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Just Installed Ubuntu 16.04, Showing Flashing Background and Cursor Only (No Launcher or Menubar)

I just downloaded Ubuntu 16.04, and all I am seeing is a background and a cursor (see video below). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68N7ro254lc I've followed all instructions at the following answer ...
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Change order of electron tray icons

A few questions regarding ordering of the tray icons already have been asked (see here for example). This usually works great, electron apps behave somehow differently. When running an electron app (e....
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How to stop my machine from alternating themes

I was trying to read info from a DVD, but it got very, very laggy. So me, being the experienced Ubuntian that I am, decided to turn it off and on again. When I reopened my computer, it gave me an ...
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How to bring the title bar on maximize of an app?

When I maximize the feh, the information that it provides when not maximized gets hidden in unity title bar? Well I want this: It's showing me feh 13 of 67 But when I maximize feh the information ...
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Can't modify settings, can't change the background, all the icons docked on the launchpad disappear

I am suffering from a weird problem. I can't change my background or power settings, and every icon I dock onto the Launcher disappears after reboot. The launcher resets to the original after every ...
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Short freeze/delay when pressing Super key to open the Unity Dash

This is NOT a "slow animations" issue. It's just a delay; a freeze. The animations are perfect (with Intel HD Graphics 4000). There are 3 ways of opening the Unity Dash in this Dell laptop. Two of ...
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How to put unity launcher on in different positions on different monitors

I have two monitors: One is a large 2560x1600 monitor, which I use as my main monitor and do most work on, and the other is a 1360x768 monitor set up vertically for use as an 'off' monitor - for ...
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Desktop icons or menus not appear in ubuntu 16.04 lts

After installing ubuntu 16.04lts I work for several weeks without an issue.But last time I install the compiz package in order to customize my desktop and to add some effects.So I add some effects ...
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LibreOffice: Document name in title bar?

Is it possible to place the title of the working document in the title bar of LibreOffice Writer like in MS Office? Would certainly make switching between similar-looking documents easier.
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Is it possible to set custom shortcuts show up in the cheat sheet shown by holding <super> in unity?

Is it possible to set custom shortcuts show up in the cheat sheet shown by holding super in unity? Basically asking where these shortcuts are fetched from, and if possible can they be altered without ...
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large Black background display in every context menu and popup in ubuntu 14.10 LTS

Yesterday I tried to upgrade my Ubuntu from 14.10 to 16.04LTS and due to that there seems to be a Graphical error in the UI. Every context menu and popup has a large black background. Below is the ...
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Can't log in to Unity desktop. Can log in to MATE and XFCE (16.04)

I updated what needed to be updated (required rebooting) and now I can't log in to the Unity desktop, nor the Guest account. I can log in to MATE and XFCE and on TTY1. My account is working. Using ...
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Option to download at 64 Bit on unity? [closed]

How do I set the ubuntu unity 14.04 to download at 64bit. I currently use Windows7.
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Ubuntu Unity Question

I'm a long time user of Ubuntu, but since Unity is now the default display manager for Ubuntu, I've moved to KUbuntu, as I cannot stand Unity. However, I'm setting up a system for a friend who likes ...
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How can I enable the GTK3 header bars on Ubuntu 16.04?

I want to see the applications like when running on Gnome 3 (with the buttons in the title bar): Instead of how I see them normally: I can achieve what I want by running these commands before ...
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Problems on adding Actions in .desktop file

I am working on Blender recently, but the problem turns up when I set up the desktop icon file. Sometimes I need Blender to open with a terminal, but most time is "no it is not useful". Although I can ...
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Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04 some suggested solutin does not work

I tried the suggested solutions Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04 and Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, but still I am not able to get the launcher. What else I can ...
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How to start several applications with one command to open in a specific workspace?

Since Ubuntu has no options to save and restore desktop sessions on shutdown of the computer, I want to write a shell script which helps to setup a customized workspace on a single command. I've found ...
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Has or will Bug #1568490 ever be addressed? [duplicate]

I am an old and ornery guy that has had the window controls on the right of window since the Windows 3.1 days. Along comes this new fandangled Unity thing and it moves the buttons to the left. I would ...
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Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error

I just upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04 and I keep getting this error everytime I reboot my machine. How to resolve this issue? Is this a missing package issue? Thanks
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Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system

Desktop icons keep rearranging whenever I refresh the desktop or boot the system. When I arrange the icons by moving them with the mouse and refresh it, it'd be undone and rearranged by name. What's ...
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messed up Unity after installing Gnome

I recently installed KDE and GNOME desktop environments on Ubuntu 15.04 and used them for a while. When I got back to unity, it is all messed up. The terminal looks like the terminal in gnome (white ...
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Terminal to full screen and back (16.04 DT)

If I switch Terminal to full screen mode and then back it doesn't restore the original position and size but instead show a window which covers the whole desktop. Is there a a way to make it work like ...
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Typing `unity` in terminal crashes current session

If I type unity in terminal the session crashes and I'm logged out. How do I control this? I want to prevent crashing if I type unity in terminal by mistake. (It's because I'm currently using Unity3D ...
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Removing the border around dash

I'd like to remove the huge dotted border around the dash in ubuntu 16.04. Google isn't my friend lately and I just can't find any result... Compizconfig doesn't contain any option for this. Can ...
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Login cause loop with error

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Oracle VM on a laptop : GS60 6QE. Use to have graphic problem with Ubuntu, but at least I can work. Suddenly I can't login normally. I'm on it for hours now ... If ...
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Problem with Google Chrome dock icon on 16.04

My problem is that when I minimize a chrome window and I want to maximize it again by clicking the chrome icon in the dock for about a second everything looks like it's crashing (system interface ...