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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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How to stop Unity on the phone so it doesn't restart?

How to bring down the Ubuntu Phone GUI so I can test some Qt stuff? I figured that it's easy to put arbitrary Qt versions into home dir and run them without messing with the main installation. But I ...
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How to find files with idone not referenced by any directory

Okay, some time ago I found what seems to be a bug in nautilus. /tmp$ mkdir test/ /tmp$ mkdir test2/ /tmp$ echo "very important stuff" > test/important-file.txt /tmp$ cd .. /tmp$ ln -s /tmp/test/ ...
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Getting Jungledisk working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to get the desktop client for Jungledisk working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, so that I can restore some family photos which have been backed-up into a jungledisk-format backup vault (which can't ...
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Ubuntu Dash Plugins

How is these dash plugins used? The description says that they can let information being displayed under various headers. But when I really search it, the results wanted are not included, neither ...
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Ubuntu loading default user profile every login. Can't change settings

Every time I login recently, I get a default user profile. I can't change settings like the background, unity launcher size, etc. Changes I make the launcher do not persist after logging out. When I ...
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does any other desktop have searching within file menus?

I'm increasingly thinking of moving away from the default unity desktop, as it seems to be semi-mothballed and I really like the most recent gnome 3 releases on my arch machine. However, there is one ...
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VMware Workstation 11.1.2 Ubuntu Guest Menu bar and menu blurred of Black When 3D Acceleration is enabled

I am experiencing a problem with the menu bar being blurred. I can navigate using terminal and can open apps using terminal. When I disable 3D acceleration I have the menu bar but I have performance ...
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How to prevent hot corners when playing games on full screen?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity and I love the hot corners feature, but it still works when I'm playing games on full screen (like Dota 2). So, during the game, if I pass the mouse around some ...
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Is it possible to get notifications on lock screen on ubuntu unity?

As we already know on Gnome lock screen we get notifications such as pidgin chat notifications etc. Same like Gnome, is there any command, configuration or software we need to change to get ...
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“P” letter disappeared from GUI

I use Ubuntu 15.04, and today, the "P" letter disappeared from most of ubuntu related GUI interfaces. I noticed it still appears in webpages though. What could have caused this? How to fix this?
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Issue reinstalling Unity

A while ago I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and played around with some themes. Now I have issues reinstalling Unity; $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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Webkit-greeter only changes after a restart, not when logging out or locking computer

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed the lightdm-webkit-greeter using sudo apt-get install lightdm-webkit-greeter then, I did the following to get the greeter I wanted: cd /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/ ...
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How can I remove the shadow at the top of the unity launcher?

I'm using a theme (based on Ambiance Grey) where the slight shadowing that is present at the very top of the Unity launcher is visually disturbing (see image below), and would like to remove it. ...
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How to disable horizontal mouse wheel scrolling when mouse is over horizontal scrollbar

When I'm scrolling around code, I sometimes put my mouse over the horizontal scrollbar and then the mouse wheel scrolls horizontally which is not what I'm used to. More annoyingly, the two-finger ...
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How to Remove Webbrowser Without Uninstalling Unity Webapps?

I want to save disk space by removing unwanted applications such as webbrowser(I use firefox). however, after sudo apt-get uninstalling or purging I can't open unity tweak tool, and by reinstalling ...
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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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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 ...