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14.10 No menu bar or launcher after reboot [duplicate]

So I just upgraded to 14.10 last night and everything went smoothly. That is until I rebooted this morning to find a black screen and limited resolution on the cursor and the unlock box. I searched ...
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No unity on log in after update

I recently did what ended up being a do-release-upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.10. I had to go into recovery mode and run the repair utilities to finish the update. The problem I'm having is ...
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Font Aliasing 14.10 Unity Tweak

I run 14.10 with Unity and use the Unity Tweak tool. When I installed I put in Droid and Noto fonts. I use AMD card with Sony TV at 1360x768. All has been fine but I turned my system on after ...
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Is there any way to be notified about system events in Ubuntu?

I want to write an application indicator for Unity to show a single number and a tooltip. I want to update this number when the date changes i.e. on 24:00 and I need to update it if computer wakes up ...
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Windows scattered across virtual desktops after waking up from sleep

My setup is two external screens connected to a docking station and the laptop screen all running (thanks, Lenovo!). I have four virtual desktops (Ubuntu 14.04, Unity). At any point I might have one ...
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Change default keyboard layout on startup via terminal [duplicate]

How I can change a default keyboard layout after logging in? Now it's set to my native. I want it to be an english one. Note, that I have no access to the desktop. The only I can use is a shell from ...
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hud service massive memory [duplicate]

I just looked at my system monitor (after noticing massive lag) and the hud service is using 10gb memory?! I killed the process, but what is causing this? I almost never use the hud service I have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 compizconfig stuck

first time post. Running through the following post to get my 14.04.1 loaded on VirtualBox. unity-doesnt-load-no-launcher-no-dash-appears I've gotten to the step where I run ccsm and it hangs at ...
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ubuntu grinds to halt

Oftentimes, my new laptop (Yoga 2 Pro with 256GB SSD with >30GB free, Quadcore i7 processor, 8GB ram) grinds to a halt, to the point where it does not even respond to ctrl-alt-t for a terminal (to ...
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How to find program in unity dash and start use only keyboard

we have: ubuntu with unity 14.10 1. press Ubuntu key 2. start type name of program you want to start 3. press enter <- launch program not work! Unity do not start program you should click icon! ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 copy dialog gone

I am facing the problem, that my copy dialog is gone while performing a large copying operation. The miniature progres bar is still visible in the launcher icon and shows that the action is still ...
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Minimizing Or Closing Apps Cause Ubuntu To Freeze

So I want to try Gnome Environment and XFCE Environment, So I installed Both of them But I Did Disable Unity Plug-ings. But some How I managed to Uninstalled Both Environment and Got back my Unity. ...
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Timer/Stopwatch in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity?

These (easy-stopwatch, Zeegaree Lite) doesn't seem available in Ubuntu. What Timer/Stopwatch can I install in Ubuntu 14.04?
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14.04: When changing the default desktop environment to to Gnome Flashback Compiz, and reboot I get a 'The system is running in low-graphics mode"

Following this tutorial, I managed to change the environment from "unity-greeter" to "gnome-fallback-compiz" and then I rebooted and I got this: Yeah, and all the options are pretty much useless to ...
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unity chrome windows “unresponsive” greyed out and can't move

Periodically (a few times a week, sometimes a few times a day) my entire set of chrome windows gets greyed out. (Not just multiple tabs, but all separate windows on all workspaces including chrome ...
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How can I add or change anything in sidebar in Nautilius in Ubuntu 14.04?

In my Ubuntu 14.04 I would like to add something eg. Dropbox folder to the sidebar in the standard Ubuntu file browser - Files 3.10.1. I can't drag-and-drop. I can't Crlt-D the folder - the option ...
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How can I activate my Apple Remote

I have a A1294 Apple Remote model no 2B9450C4RBRCA that I can not configure for my Ubuntu desktop.I have built all my dependancies for lirc,but it still doesn't show up,it's important to note that ...
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Creating floating “widgets” for Unity environment

I'm looking for a way to make a screenlet-like widgets for Ubuntu, just without the screenlet app. I can't find info on how screenlet gets to this functionality as their website is down. I want to ...
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ubuntu 14.04 no system preferences in Unity

No preferences in System settings too. I am looking to change the keyboard to Romanian. In System settings --> Language Support --> Install/Remove Languages I found and installed Romanian, but in ...
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How to shut down using the UI, without the intermediate screen? (the one that asks if you want to restart or shut down)

Why the "shut down" link (at the top right corner, after clicking my user's name) won't shut down directely? I mean, it appears this screen with the "restart" or "shutdown" options... and at the top ...
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What specific PPA does Unity come from?

So me and another where looking around and just couldn't find this item. We are wanting a Minimal Ubuntu Server install with Unity. Problem is, there is no simple way to pick out a single PPA to ...
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Reopening windows minimized with Super+D

I've noticed this a while ago and I have no idea what to do to fix it or even if this behaviour is expected. Lets say I have 3 gedit windows open. Then I keep working on the terminal, firefox etc. ...
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Icon missing when application is launched

I've created an application launcher in /usr/share/applications that launches rdesktop. The file specifies an icon name and I've added the icons to: /usr/share/icons/HighContrast/48x48/apps ...
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How to fix the window of Audience video player in Ubuntu?

I have used elementary OS in the past and wanted to keep an eye on its light but interesting video player Audience, and test it in Ubuntu, as indicated in this post. But after installing it, its ...
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After starting Metacity, Unity crashes

I used metacity --display=:0 --replace in the CTRL+ALT+F1 terminal window to try to speed up the incredibly slow Unity, but instead, Unity crashed. Then I tried unity after launching Terminator (by ...
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How can I restore my Unity themes to their defaults?

When I installed KDE on Ubuntu 14.10, it messed up some of the Unity settings like the text size and theme colors. I finally managed to completely remove it from my computer, and the text is back to ...
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Add to the Ubuntu Main Menu all the files of a folder recursively

I have been using Launchy both in Windows and Lubuntu. I also have found other alternatives here: Executor/Launchy alternative for linux? However, Ubuntu 14.04 comes with a menu which looks quite ...
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How can I make Thunderbird bring compose windows to the front when I click on a mailto link?

Whenever I click on a mailto link in my browser, Thunderbird obviously opens a new compose window, but it doesn't bring it to the foreground. How can I change this behavior so the window is always ...
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krunner - like solution in non kde environment

Good evening everyone. I am currently running KDE on my laptop and I would like to know if there is something with the same capabilities of krunner for unity DE. What I really need is a good file ...
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Compiz or Unity not working

After upgrading to the latest Nvidia Driver 340.58 the Ubuntu Desktop is not working. I get a blank screen with only my wallpaper. This seems to be a common problem with lot's of solutions, but after ...
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Notify -osd - change volume/brightness notification bar

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and I figured out, that it is possible to change the default icons used for notifications (basically by adding notification-audio-volume-high.svg etc. to your current theme ...
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Programs suddenly have old window designs

I don't know what I did, but it seems that most of my programs are now using some poor old window design : But for example nautilus doesn't have this problem : Would anyone know what this is ...
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Is there a way to configure Unity's top bar to autohide?

I'd like Unity top bar to be hidden, and only appear when the mouse reaches the top of the screen. Is there some configuration / plugin / patch / hack or something that would allow me to do such a ...
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eBook Cover Images in Nautilus? [duplicate]

Is there any plugin that would allow the cover images from eBooks to be seen in Nautilus file directory windows (in Ubuntu 14.04 / Unity)? I'm looking for something that would give me cover images ...
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Context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10.1?

Not having context menu icons in Nautilus 3.10 makes it a bit more difficult to identify and remember the position of options. How to enable them?
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Icon spacing/padding on unity launcher

As you can see from the picture, I removed the background light from the icons in the launcher. But now, it looks like there is too much space between the icons and the icons look small. Is there a ...
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Just changed from Unity to KDE, now my sidebar is gone

I'm new to Linux, installed Ubuntu yesterday and today I've changed from Unity to KDE, but when I restarted the system, the sidebar disappeared. I can only see my desktop and the things in it. Ubuntu ...
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Prevent unity-settings-daemon from restarting in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to restart unity-settings-daemon with the --debug flag. I couldn't find any information on unity-settings-daemon. I tried the process listed for 11.10 here: How do I kill ...
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Split Workspace switcher grids in dual monitor setups

I have a dual-monitor setup, with one horizontal and one vertical monitor. When I go into the switcher (SUPER-W), I cannot see anything, because the screen of both monitors is shown in each cell in ...
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Admin account won't load after update

I'm only asking this question because any other answer I found online to this problem didn't help me resolve it. Basically I updated my Ubuntu 14.04 system last night and it asked me to restart my ...
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Brightness Icon

Before Icon Brightness was appearing Hotkey (FN+Arrow Right) Whenever i wanted to change my brightness the icon appears on right side of Ubuntu. But then it suddenly stopped working, it was changing ...
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Run Eclipse using the search (super button)

quasi-newbie to Ubuntu here. I have Eclipse running properly and everything. The issue is that when I hit the Super key, if I type eclipse into the search, it doesn't find it/ allow me to run ...
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Change a single icon in the Unity launcher panel?

I have a third-party application, (in this case, Oracle SQLDeveloper which is a java application), that I installed manually (i.e. not through apt). When I ran it, I selected to "Lock to Launcher" so ...
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Problem with adding google calendars in Evolution - “Forbidden”

I'm trying to set up my Google calendars on Evolution. When I add my gmail account it correctly imports the main calendar. However, when I try to add additional calendars I run into problems. If I do ...
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Problem with minimizing effect in my Unity on Ubuntu 14.04.1

This is strange. You know how Unity has a fading effect when you minimize? Now it's faster than usual. If I reset Unity's settings, it fixes it, but then after a while, the effect slowly gets faster ...
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Nautilus not showing window buttons anymore?

So look at this. That is basically my problem. The file operations bar has it's top left buttons, nautilus no longer has them, I have NO idea why. Here's hoping one of you cool cats knows why. Thanks! ...
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14.10 unity | Pointer Flicker & can't move launcher | Dual monitor w/ dual video cards

I have a clean 14.10 desktop install (specs below) with two video cards each powering an HDMI monitor I have two issues, which I believe are related: the left monitor has regular pointer flicker, ...
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Cannot change theme except via reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, unity, x64. Also have an nVIDIA GPU (Optimus 555M) if that's at all relevant for this issue. I'm not sure if I'm missing anything, but I cannot seem to reliably change the ...
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After installing compizconfig-settings manager settings no longer work

Heres my issue, i work with ubuntu and set up a very effective keyboard shortcut system that, after i had to install compizconfig-settings manager stopped working. In dconf the keybinds are still ...
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gnome-screenshot problem with color depth 8, any change to generate screenshots 32 color depth?

$ gnome-screenshot -f test.png $ identify test.png test.png PNG 1920x1080 1920x1080+0+0 8-bit DirectClass 275KB 0.000u 0:00.000 $ xwininfo -root | grep Depth Depth: 24 It generates 8-bit images, ...