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Maximize the window to the global menu of unity, using cairodock with unity?

hello i install cairodock 3 from ppa:cairo-dock-team and select the beginning of secion of ubuntu " cairodock with unity" http://i.imgur.com/jyTWc.png the problem is when i maximize window ...
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How to create custom sound events?

Is it possible to create custom sound events in Unity? Like setting a raindrop sound to be triggered when the Dash is open, when you call the launcher, when your mouse hovers over icons in the ...
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Assign title bar double click action to fill entire screen except unity panel and launcher

I'm currently using 12.04.1 64-bit. I prefer to use the title bar action buttons (min/max/close) on right side. Sure I can make them appear on right side from Ubuntu Tweak but it wont work in full ...
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Create own screen resolution without Nvidia

I had a problem with my monitor Dell E207WFP. The first time I connected it to my Ubuntu, it had a possibility to set 1600x1040 resolution, but then I reinstalled some drivers and use set default ...
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Remove Unity Icon when 'Unlock from Launcher' does not appear

I recently installed the LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 meta package via the Ubuntu Software Center. This does not contain LibreOffice Base, so I installed it separately via the Ubuntu Software Center as well. ...
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Having problems with unity spread window on second click

I can´t spread window by click twice on the unity launcher after setting for something in ibus, and I am not sure is this a ibus problem. Problem Reproduce Video (<1min): ...
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How to refresh unity launcher icons from python

I have written a program that runs from the unity launcher. In my preferences it would be useful for users to change the default icon of the .desktop launcher. I've set it up to change the file, but ...
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Unity 3d Icons disappear after update

After an update, the dock icons on unity 3d are gone. In 2d mode it's normal. Now I don't know what to do. I already tried replace and reset commands, remove and install unity but nothing works for ...
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How can I “toggle” the unity launcher?

I don't want to hide it, like put my mouse of the top-left/left side of the screen, I want to have like a ccsm plugin that can say to turn it on/off. How can I do this but also have the possibility to ...
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How can I modify Unity 12.04's power cog menu

"System Settings..." and the randomly chosen among many "Displays..." go to the same program, while I have to remember ccsm, [dg]conf-editor and a few others mentioned in various articles. Or I must ...
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Launcher in Unity opens application in another icon

I have an application locked to my launcher. Whenever I click on it or use the normal Exec=..... in the .desktop, it works perfectly. I have recently added a quicklist option in the launcher. Whenever ...
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ubuntu issue with lock screen

I have locked my screen withCtrl+Alt+L Then login window appears. After some time, it goes away, and the screen goes black. So far, so good. The problem is that after a while it shows the window ...
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unity-lens-music takes long time to retrieve information from hdd

Everytime I open the dash and go to the music lens to search for a specific title, it takes quite a while till any titles are displayed and I can hear my hdd working during the process. I didn't copy ...
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Moving windows to another desktop with keyboard shortcuts

I use ubuntu 12.04 (of course with unity) and compiz. When I press the ctrl+alt+shift+left arrow current window moves to the left desktop, but it comes back to the previous desktop immediately. What ...
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When changing the workspace switch shortcut to super+arrow the window does not disappear

I can't use Ctrl+Alt+Up on my computer because of the hardware. So I changed the shortcut for switching workspaces to Super+Arrow. But now the little overview window that shows up to show wich ...
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How to fix wine apps that have a white background in unity tray

Many Wine apps and also some Java apps like Evernote or JDownloader appears in Unity tray with an annoying white background. Is there a way to solve this issue? Here is a screenshot about it:
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How to get Launcher to show All Instances of an Application

This bug was fixed shorty after 12.04 was released. Well, I liked the old behaviour, especially showing ALL instances of an application on ALL desktops when doubleclicking the launcher icon. How do ...
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How can I use multitouch apps in Ubuntu 12.04?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a lenovo X220 tablet and I want to get a feel of what multitouch applications/games are available. I installed anything mentioning multitouch from the repository, for ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 unity launcher: devices reappear after every unmount

I use Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity and dual-boot with Windows, so I have several partitions that are usually not mounted in Ubuntu. In my launcher, I don't want any built-in devices and drives (other ...
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File icon showing in properties but not in nautilus

http://i.stack.imgur.com/uoNUQ.png As you can see from the image the icon for python files displays fine in the properties window but not in nautilus. Even more, the Perl icon displays fine in ...
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Disable “Could not switch the monitor configuration”

Is there a way to disable the popup that says "Could not switch the monitor configuration"? I am only interested in disabling the popup, not fixing the underlying problem. I am constantly ...
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Error while booting Unity on Chromebook

After following a guide on how to set up Ubuntu it worked fine. I shut down my computer and restarted. Afterwards, I tried booting it again from the Chromebook terminal, it would not start and I would ...
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Gnome, can't change window border or theme

I just now changed from unity to gnome. I got it from the ubuntu app store, and I decided to remove unity to avoid conflicts. I thought it was going well until I noticed that the side bar when you ...
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Characteres not appear after sudo apt -get update

I was installing an application and ended up giving sudo apt-get update, I restarted the computer and now Ubuntu is "disappearing" with some letters. Can anyone help me fix this? **I try ...
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Is there a way to open a new unity desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 using the startx command without bugs?

When I'm in text mode and I use the startx command to open a second desktop environment, it never opens properly on Ubuntu desktop running with Unity. The toolbars on the left and top of the screen ...
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Why does my Unity screen get corrupted

I recently installed 14.04 and noticed that after some use, the text and/or icons get corrupted. I updated to 15.04 but the problem persists. If I restart unity the problem goes away, but so do all ...
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I am trying to enable Transparent window borders in Ubuntu 15.04

I am trying to enable Transparent window borders in Ubuntu 15.04. Is there a way to get this done? or are they any other transparent themes that can be installed in Ubuntu 15.04
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Mouse buttons stop working after opening application window

I have ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed, and after doing sudo apt-get update, sudo apt-get upgrade today a strange thing started happening. After I open any application (or a terminal window), my mouse ...
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help. not letting me type password and task bar gone

My laptop task/menu bar that runs along the bottom of the screen has disappear. I found a useful question and answer that said to press ctrl alt f1 then login in and type unity-reset. So I tried that ...
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when images are dragged onto my desktop screen the show a link and not the actual image

I just started with Ubuntu. At first if i dragged and dropped an image to my desktop it would create a link, if I would grab that link and place it elsewhere in the desktop it would give me the actual ...
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Desktop issue after dist upgrade

I upgraded my 14.04 to 14.10 then to 15.04. after upgrade to 14.10 and reboot desktop acted strange and upgrading to 15.04 didn't fix it, see this image: Filesystem and desktop icons are working ...
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Annoyances with appindicator icon positions (Ubuntu 14.04.2)

I have a niggling problems with appindicator icons. The first problem is with the positioning of one particular icon, I've managed to change the order of all but one of my user indicators using the ...
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Broken fonts in Unity (they became thinner)

Today, my Ubuntu 14.04 froze after suspending, so I had to hard-reboot it. When it rebooted, the fonts in the system changed from: to: I hope you can see the difference. The latter are ...
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Starter is not very sensitive

Unfortunately the starter used in unity, when hidden, is not sensitive enough. Even if I use the highest sensitivity setting it won't show up unless I hit the border of the screen really hard with my ...
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ctr + super + right arrow doesn't work when I plug in a second screen (15.04)

I use window management hotkeys constantly, think it's one of the best features of ubuntu. However, I have two problems when I plug in an external monitor. I cannot send a window, with hotkeys, ...
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Smoother fonts in Chromium installed automagically

Yesterday evening observed that the Chromium fonts got smoother. I don't really know to explain it, but it feels just better. The bold text is a little bit bolder that it was in the past and other ...
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Do not hide shaded window bars

I configured Unity to shade the window on mouse double click and then the shaded window title bar hides and you can only see on the unity launcher with a small triangle that the application is ...
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Changes to launcher are instantly changing back (Ubuntu 14.04)

I edited ~/.profile by adding the line umask 775 and also changed a color code in usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css After reboot, the launcher and wallpaper lost all changes I made to ...
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How can I make ubuntu completely black and white?

I installed Ubuntu Tweak for the black and white theme. But that theme only made icons black and white. I want complete black and white feel for Ubuntu, how can I get it? Complete means when I play ...
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Missing main menu icons in Java applications

I have fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 x64 and when I launch any Java-written application, i.e. LibreOffice, Eclipse IDE, PyCharm IDE, etc., I can see no main menu icons (Open, New, Save, Save as, ...). ...
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Unity in portrait mode on Dell inspiron 13 7000 w/ i7

Does Unity (from 14.10 or 15.04) work well in portrait mode on the latest Dell Inspiron 13 2-in-1? I know of problems w/ touchpad and touchscreen, which can be solved, but I would like to get feedback ...
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Viewing and Opening recently viewed files and folders in unity launcher

Is their a way to see and open recently viewed files and folders in unity launcher? If you select files in third mouse key we will see a menu like this where it shows the default and book marked ...
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How to configure ccsm from the command line or a script?

THE GENERAL PROBLEM: I wish to change some settings of ccsm from the command line, or more precisely a script. I imagine there will be some arcane combination of gsettings or gconftool that does what ...
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Can I change or replace Unity Launcher Dash behavior?

Recently I installed Synapse launcher and I use it as default one now as due to my reasons of RAM memory lack Synapse works twice faster. What I'd like to know if it's possible to change or replace ...
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How to make indicator-sysmonitor as a default indicator

The Ubuntu 14.04 currently have at the top right corner these indicators shutdown,lock button, calender time details, battery details, Input format (English) as the default indicators. Is it possible ...
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Shutdown just logging out

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
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Unity Dash Flickers Instead of Opening

When I hit the meta key or click on the dash button, the dash will open very, very briefly and then immediately close. It is so quick I cannot read anything in the dash, let alone click anything. ...
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Gnome flashback interface styling related on Ubuntu 14.04

Is it possible to get the window for shutdown/restart from Unity, with the blurred background and all, on Gnome flashback? On flashback, I currently get the old basic window.
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Unity doesn't load after login for any user

After an update of Ubuntu 14.04 a strange behavior started. After starting X11 and logging in the screen remain black, the mouse moves, all seems to be loaded. No errors on log but unity does not load ...