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Live Window Resizing is very slow - ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

live window resizing is very very slow, if i activate it through compiz config manager. I searched the web for a while, but found no reason why. It's obviously an unity/compiz problem. The question ...
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How to set Desktop to show files and folders from different directory?

Currently, when all windows are minimized and closed, the desktop will show files and folders located in /home/user/Desktop. I want to change this behavior and have my home folder be displayed for ...
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Where on the filesytem could a user find the Unity scope files?

I am wanting to find the Unity scope folder so that I can study how the scopes are set up and programmed. Where on the filesytem could I find the Unity scope files?
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about:blank opens in Chromium when I type into the dash

Here's a rather odd problem I'm having. Whenever I open the dash and type into it, Chromium opens up and opens an "about:blank" tab for just about every letter I write into the dash. Why is it doing ...
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Completely separate full screen OpenGL context on second monitor

For a 3D scanner implementation I need to precisely control the output of a projector connected as a second monitor to my graphics card. I would need to issue OpenGL commands in a full screen context ...
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Create Unity Launcher for file [duplicate]

how do you create a launcher for a file in unity? I am currently trying to create a launcher for the side panel in unity that, when clicked, opens an executable file in my home directory. Is there any ...
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Move Window Controls of Maximised Window to Right

I can move my window controls from following this and this discussion from askubuntu.com. Normal Window Controls do work fine. However maximized windows don't seem to follow this rule. When window ...
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Change color of Applet context menu font or background

As seen here http://i.imgur.com/9tySBEi.png, theres little contrast between the greys. I'm using the FlatStudio theme with Faenza Dark icons. I'm assuming it's because the icons are for a dark theme, ...
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Different wallpapers for each workspace in Ubuntu 13.04. Fusion extra's not available. Is there another fix? [duplicate]

I have been looking everywhere for an answer to my question. Tries just about every guide there is and went through all of the ubuntu forums. This is not a duplicate question as the answers to the ...
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Unity progress bar for gnome-terminal?

One of my favorite features of unity is the progress bar the launcher overlays on the icons for various programs like the file manager, or firefox. Gnome-terminal does not have a progress bar. What do ...
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GNOME problem in Ubuntu 13.04

I installed GNOME 3.8 in Ubuntu 13.04, and the UI in Unity also changed. And I kept getting messages that there was an error in my system and the error has to be reported. This actually started after ...
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Major graphical problems after updating to 13.04

This afternoon I updated from 12.10 to 13.04. Ubuntu 12.10 worked entirely fine. However, when I now try to start Ubuntu 13.04, my graphics go completely wrong. And when I mean wrong, I mean really ...
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Cannot change to Unity 3D!

Major problem here and I'd appreciate some help! I was installing WINE and Steam to get my games running. Got everything installed and configured, and my games were working. However after that, the ...
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Installing ubuntu without any OS

Is it possible to install ubuntu without having a operating system? I have tried to install through usb and do not have access to dvd/cd at the moment. can anyone help? i got the following error ...
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Unity Web Apps create duplicate icon in the unity sidebar

This behavior extends to all installed Unity Web Apps using Chromium. After a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 the apps were working correctly and selecting a web app from the sidebar would result in an ...
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How can I change Chrome's title bar text?

I have chromium web browser open and I don't want it to say Chromium Web Browser in the title bar in unity. It can be blank for any app I have open as well using 12.04
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Can't log to my Ubuntu session after power failure

I'm getting this error when I try to log in to my Ubuntu session: Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some ...
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How delete Gmail account from Evolution?

I would use evolution only to work (company email/calendar/contacts etc), but it's already set up an gmail account. Unfortunately I can't delete it because the "delete" button is disabled for this ...
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Thunderbird & Unity integration

How do I get thunderbird & unity integration, specially the icon on the top bar? its raring ringtail btw.
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity launcher and status bar dissappeared after installing additional drivers [duplicate]

I have tried to use additional graphics drivers on Lenovo T530 ubuntu 12.10 laptop. Actually those drivers have not installed correctly. After restarting my machine, ubuntu launcher and status bar has ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity black and white pixilated screen after suspend resume

Whenever I suspend and resume my laptop I get the following screen (see link to image below). I can do Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to TTY and I can kill and restart Unity but it seems to have no effect when I ...
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Get rid of visual bugs for intellij idea under unity

Ubuntu 13.04 i686, Unity I just cant get rid of this buggy bottom bar, any ideas?
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How to remove Xubuntu notification style?

I downloaded Xubuntu to try it on Ubuntu. After uninstalling it using sudo apt-get purge xubuntu-desktop I found out that even after that when there were pop-up notifications, it would appear in ...
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Dconf. Can't see “unity panel ”

In Unity section there are "lenses" and "runner" only. What should I do to enable "panel"?
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What happened to no indexing certain directories?

Ubuntu 13.04 no longer has an option to keep certain folders from being indexed. Why was this removed and how do you reinstate it?
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How to start XBMC instead of Unity

How can I set Ubuntu to start XBMC at login instead of Unity? I know I can choose between the two interfaces when logging out, but it always goes on to Unity when booting. Thank you very much!
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Cannot get web-apps working in Ubuntu 12.10

I have been using vanilla Ubuntu 12.10 since it came out, and I will be upgrading to 13.04 in a month or two. However, I recently decided to try to install a couple of web-apps. I was unable to do so, ...
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Is there a command to force Unity to reload menu data?

Not all the time but intermittently Unity will drop the menu from the HUD. Most often this is with GIMP but it has happened to other programs too. The menu choices are there but the content of the ...
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Install latest version of Unity in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Is there anyway I can install the latest Unity (used in Ubuntu 13.04) in Ubuntu 12.04? I do not want to upgrade my super stable 12.04 just to get the Unity.
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Is it possible to have just opened apps on top in launcher? If so, how?

I've locked ('pinned') quite some applications to the Unity launcher. When I open a programme (via the Dash), its icon appears at the very bottom of the list. This is very annoying IMHO as it leads to ...
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How to make the top bar menu always visible? [duplicate]

I just recently started working on Ubuntu, coming from OSX. I work a lot with the computer so I naturally want everything to look and work the way I want it to. Ubuntu has not let me down yet, but ...
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Oxygen-gtk theme on ubuntu 12.04

I tried to use the oxygen-gtk theme on ubuntu 12.04, but it didn't work properly, only the menus. The windows looked like win95/98 :D I know that the best way to use that is to use Kubuntu, but I ...
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How do I disable Unity in 13.04?

I'm using Xfce most of the time, but Unity keeps popping up even in my Xfce-Session. So I deactivated the Compiz-Plugin in ccsm, because that worked well in 12.10. But now with 13.04 as soon as I ...
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Error while starting docky

I installed Docky today, and after a little bit of messing around, i closed it from the default launcher that Ubuntu has (i'm on 12.04.2), and after that whenever i click on the docky icon, nothing ...
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Is there a way to find the executable name for an application so I can launch it in a terminal?

Is there a way to find the package/executable name (for example, evince for document viewer, or totem for Videos) for an app?
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How to open window centered in unity desktop?

Is there a way to open and/or set programs in the center of the desktop in Unity?
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Disabled expo plugin and my Deskstop disappeared [duplicate]

I have disabled the expo plugin by ignoring the warning but now everything is gone from my desktop. There is no menu on the top or no sidebar. I am using commandline to open firefox and all. And also ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 & Ehanced Desktop Zoom

With The new release of Ubuntu 13.04. Does the sidebar and top bar enlarge now when you zoom in using the Compiz enhanced desktop zoom. I saw that the new version uses Unity 7 so I'm really hoping the ...
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In settings menu “Background” entry appears rather than “Appearance”

"Appearance" still appears in the dash but opening it only opens system settings. I have a feeling this problem is related to this one
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Select monitor for indicator information

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on a computer with two monitors. The indicators are visible in the upper right corner of both monitors, but if an indicator has notifications to show (such as the arrival of ...
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Tray Icons in Unity in 13.04

In Ubuntu 13.04 there is no Tray Icon and Whiteliting is removed. I Installed Gnome 3.8 but there is no tray there too!! How can I get tray icons back (for applications that put icon in tray like ...
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Toggle Transparency

I am using 13.04 and am missing the toggle transparency feature which was available through the compiz settings manager in the accessibility section under 'opacity, brightness and saturation'. It ...
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How to make ubuntu black and white?

This might be a somewhat strange question. I had an argument with a windows person and I told him that linux is so much more customization then he told me to prove it and I told him ..... Now I need ...
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Eclipse loses focus after switching workspace

This might be related to this question. I am Using Ubuntu 13.04 and Eclipse Juno Service Release 2. I use Eclipse with some Eclipse's Views(panes) detached from the main window, because I have two ...
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Cinnamon stops working on ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I upgraded from 12.10 to 13.04 and cinnamon stops working. When I load cinnamon it only displays a slow responding cursor over a black screen. And the desktop never loads. So (for getting access to ...
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gedit opens different window though it should not

It's a follow-up of Why does gedit keep randomly opening new instances when opening files from nautilus? On Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity: I double click on a text file on the desktop or through Nautilus. ...
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Rdio Quicklists

I would like to have "Play/Pause" "Next" and "Previous" buttons in the quicklist for my Rdio.desktop "web app." Detailed Explanation The web app can be created either from Chrome (by going to menu ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Black screen with unresponsive cursor

Few days ago I installed ubuntu 13.04 on a new machine without big issues. Today, after the boot, I have this situation: grub correctly loaded and normal boot normal purple screen with red dots ...
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Why I can't see my desktop icons in ubuntu 13.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my laptop Aspire-M3-5871TG, and I can't see anything (neither icons, ...). Only is visible the desktop background but I can open and work with the terminal. Maybe the ...
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Ubuntu Touch Desktop?

Does Ubuntu Touch have a desktop mode? I mean with like a full unity inferface so you can use your tablet like a regular Ubuntu PC. Heard this is not possible due to the display server. I did however ...