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Why does CTRL key resize window in Unity desktop?

I have an almost out-of-the-box install of 12.04 Precise. I am familiar with assigning and reassigning keyboard shortcuts, as I interact with my computer almost entirely through the keyboard. I am ...
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Desktop environments not working properly after nvidia graphic driver installation

So I tried to install the graphics drivers for my nvidia geforce gt540m on ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. I tried following the instructions here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1916961 but it didn't ...
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Won't boot to Unity or Cairo Dock on 13.04?

I've just booted up and when I log into either Cairo Dock or Unity/ubuntu neither of them launch, leaving me with just the wallpaper displayed but no desktop, so to speak. It's 13.04, and in order to ...
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How to disable Ubuntu 13.04 Unity fancy visual effects?

Unity works very fast but pretty unstable on my PC (with Intel GMA X4500HD video card). For example the Ubuntu purple-black splash screen is stuck as the desktop background (changing it in the ...
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Is there a way to make the tooltips on launcher applications appear without delay in 13.04?

Is there a way, for example in CCSM to change the delay before launcher tooltips are shown, because for whatever strange reason, the launcher doesn't respond to me clicking on an application, before ...
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Why do my transparent dialogs appear glitchy, and for those unfortunate enough to have seizures… cause problems?

The screenshots here show what I mean by glitchy: Side note: I'm using a laptop from 2006, with integrated 945GM graphics, so that's probably my problem.
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What's the right way to remove an Ubuntu Unity web application? [duplicate]

After I've tried sudo apt-get remove --purge unity-webapps-googleplus the application was not removed completely - say the state was not reverted to which it was before I have installed it. I can ...
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13.04 - I Changed Resolution,, now Unity is Missing

I changed the resolution on one of my 13.04 dual monitors, and now I lost Unity, and icons. Is there any trick to getting it back? I am sort of stuck. I had the same problem earlier, and ended up ...
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Disable “Search Photos” Lens shortcut (Super+C) and Assign to Shutter

I used to use Super+C to take a screenshot with Shutter. After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04, I have found the Super+C shortcut to be mapped to a "Search Photos" lens. I tried going through Compiz (and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - No Unity and No Icons

I have a dual monitor config, and I tried to change one monitor to be portrait. Somehow, that caused me to lose Unity and all my icons entirely. I now just have 2 blank monitors. I managed to get ...
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How do I enable live window resizing in Ubuntu 13.04?

In Ubuntu 13.04 when you resize an application window by clicking with the mouse on any of its borders the whole window area gets covered by an orange transparent film; if then the mouse cursor is ...
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Ctrl + Alt + P restore from maximization shortcut, how to disable it?

I am a user of the application Sublime Text, which I use for my work. I use Ctrl+Alt+P to bring up the "quick switch project" dialog. Unfortunately, since I upgraded to 13.04, Sublime Text is not ...
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I installed then deleted gnome and ubuntu desktop, now stuff isn't working correctly

I did: sudo apt-get install gnome and realized it wasn't what I was after. I then did: sudo apt-get remove gnome* and it jacked stuff up. I got my system back usable with: apt-get install ...
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Nautilus Quicklist Not Working

After having an issue with the new version of Gnome's nautilus breaking the wallpaper, I uninstalled and went back to the version included in Ubuntu 13.04. After a successful reinstallation, the ...
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Disable recommendation on application lens [duplicate]

For some reason, my choice of disabling display for uninstalled applications is not a reminder during sessions. Even though I choose it all the time. It makes the application lens dead slow on first ...
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Unity won't run after update to 13.04

First of all, I'm pretty new in Ubuntu so I don't know everything.. But I'm willing to learn! Today I updated my ubuntu to 13.04. Everything seemed fine. I used my pc for an hour and shut it down. ...
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How to use ubuntu 13.04 with ATI RV635 [Mobility Radeon HD 3650] graphics card?

I upgraded from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 on a laptop running an ATI RV635 [Mobility Radeon HD 3650] graphics card. After the update the screen was garbled. If I get into ubuntu via the ubuntu recovery ...
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Can't recover my desktop environment

Good evening Everyone, I am having problems recovering my desktop. Before it came to this desktop without the taskbar at the top, and the sidebar. Also the title bar for applications are gone. What ...
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My unity pannel on cairo dock doesnt work

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 13.04 and installed mac theme from Noobslab and installed Cairo Dock. The problem is when I log in I only find Cairo Gnome and I need Cairo Unity Pannel. Please Respond, ...
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XUl + Unity web API

Is way to make Unity Web Apps API available in XUL application? XUL applications lighter than Firefox. I think this is the best way for use web applications as desktop platform.
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Unity isn't working after running `unity --replace`

How do I solve this problem? Somebody told me to do it (unity --replace) on this question Why is my desktop background blank after upgrade to 13.04? and now it's stuffed. When I run unity I get the ...
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Stuck with Unity 2d after installing 12.04LTS, no idea how to get to Unity 3d

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a dual-boot with Windows 7 64 bit, and the first thing I did was to install myunity by sudo: sudo apt-get install myunity I also ran several ...
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13.04 Unity - dash loses keyboard focus while typing

I recently updated to 13.04. About half the times when I open Unity dash (super / windows key) and start typing the input field loses focus after a couple of keystrokes. I'll then have to set the ...
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12.04 Unity 2D - dragging windows barely works

I'm currently running 12.04 in VMWare Player on a Windows 7 64bit machine and I'm experiencing a lot of trouble with dragging windows around. One of my biggest issues is that very often I'll snap a ...
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Login screen on my desktop error

When I log in my Ubuntu 13.04 account, my login screen still shows up as my desktop background, making my computer slow. Recently, I made some changes when I log in, such as removing both "Guest ...
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How can I get rid of of Wine's Steam icon in the Dash?

Using Ubuntu 13.04: I decided it was time to uninstall the Windows version of Steam I was running through Wine. So I used Wine's uninstall applications function to remove it and all its files. Then I ...
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Window tiling (Move-to-{corner,side}) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to figure out how I can change the window tiling shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04. Currently they are set to <Ctrl><Alt>numpadn. First I tried to check the shortcuts available in ...
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 randomly reboot in unity and gnome, but not in xfce?

Currently running 12.04 LTS and I find that on a fresh install the system reboots when using Unity or Gnome, but runs stable when using Xfce. This piqued my interest as to why this would be? How ...
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How to improve performance of VirtualBox when UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE is not working?

I set export UNITY_LOW_GFX_MODE=1 in my ~/.xprofile and it no longer has any effect in 13.04. Is there a way to disable all the eye candy? I'm running in VirtualBox and the Unity 3D mode with all the ...
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How to fix this Dash background distortion? [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 and chose to try it first. This mess of shapes and colours is what I got to see: Apparently the Dash's background is being distorted.
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Searching for menu entries in desktop environments other than Unity

Does any other desktop environment have the type-to-search-application-menus feature found in Unity? I’m curios about trying a more spartan desktop such as Xfce or LXDE. Or maybe something entirely ...
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Qt Creator Blank Debug Screen [duplicate]

When debugging my First Phone app in Ubuntu I get a blank black screen Environment : Virtual Box OS :Ubuntu I have attached the terminal out put here http://pastebin.com/mfSdH1KV My unity test ...
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No such partitions grub rescue>

I installed ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop, to try it out.. it worked fine. now i wanted to install windows 7, inserted win 7 dvd formatted all the partitions,its not successfully installed. now when i ...
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Show Applications Problem

After some difficulty I've got Ubuntu-Gnome 13.04 32 bit installed in VirtualBox on Windows7 Professional. When I click on Show Applications all I get is a list of topics on RHS of screen. It did work ...
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Don't show thunderbird in alt+tab menu

When I switch between tabs with alt+tab, I don't want to see thunderbird. Is it possible?
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Disable downloaded files in dash

How can I disable the downloaded files section from the Unity Dash? I have already excluded the downloads folder in my privacy settings but that doesn't help.
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How to upgrade Shutdown dialog just like Ubuntu 13.04 in Ubuntu 12.04?

Is there any way to change the Shutdown / Restart dialog to the more pleasant version running in Ubuntu 13.04's? I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and do not want to upgrade to 13.04. This is for ...
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No icons, launcher, top panel or anything else while 'Try Ubuntu'

I just got Ubuntu live media on USB and pressed 'Try Ubuntu' and that worked very well, so I decided to install. At the end of the install I got a fail message and it said something about the boot ...
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Ghost title bar in Qt programs

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and I guess ever since I updated it from 12.10 I've been having a problem with qt applications (VLC and K3B, specifically). Sometimes, when I open them, the title bar doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity Mail

I added account to Unity Mail and added it to the launcher. It still doesn't make any sound or notification if email arrives (I changed the settings and I know it's correctly connected to gmail, ...
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Confused keys in ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04, and i add my ssh key to my github account, like always i did. I didn't had any problem to access to my own reports, i could clone my reports, etc... But today, maybe ...
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Unity won't to start after installing proprietary AMD graphics driver

After installing Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit, I installed all the updates, and then I installed the proprietary AMD graphics drivers for my AMD Radeon 7670M 1GB DDR3 graphics card (I have Samsung NP350V5X), ...
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What do the listed unity lenses do?

Ubuntu 12.04 synaptic package manager shows these unity lenses: unity-lens-applications unity-lens-files unity-lens-music unity-lens-video What do the lenses do? And do they send dash searches or ...
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ATI Drivers prevent Ubuntu from booting on other computers with other graphics cards

I have Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (final release) installed on an USB 3.0 external hard drive. The goal is to be able to use it on any computer with a USB 3.0 port. I have successfuly installed the ...
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Where does unity-webapps gets installed?

When reddit.com asked if I want to install reddit unity webapp, on clicking ok it got installed directly wihtout asking for my password. Does that mean it's installed in user's directory? If no, then ...
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Virtualbox 4.2.12 installation breaks Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and then got to downloading Virtualbox 4.2.12 from the official link. After installing Virtualbox 4.2.12, when I reboot my PC, the desktop is gone, as I ...
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Hitting Alt doesn't bring up the HUD

I just noticed that the HUD appears to be gone. I updated to 13.04 recently and tapping Alt doesn't do anything. The Alt (tap) shortcut is even gone from the cheat sheet that appears when I hold ...
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Cannot change background color in Ubuntu 13.04

I cannot change my background to the color blue and when I try to my desktop background goes black. I tried to do gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.background active true but it still ...
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Want to create new Dolphin window from Unity launcher

I installed the Dolphin File manager when Ubuntu 13.04's file manager stopped supporting expandable folders in the file pane. Sometimes I like to have separate Dolphin instances running in my various ...
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Workspace switch hot-keys not working in 13.04 (but expo does) [closed]

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04 (through 12.10). I have re-enabled workspaces in Appearances/Compiz, have a workspace-switcher launcher icon, and can expo with Super-s. The keyboard ...