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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 ...
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How can I make the top bar and launcher icons it holds thicker?

If you're trying to use the ubuntu-desktop arm image on a touch device (for example the nexus 7), making the top bar thicker would be a useful user interface tweak. I can already make the unity ...
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How to enable workspace switching selecting app in unity bar?

Before upgrade to 13.04 when I selected an application icon in the Unity Bar the desktop changed to the workspace in wich that app window was? Now I can't do it. How can I enable this option again?
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Dash icons didn't change when upgrading to 13.04

I've recently updated from 12.10 to 13.04, and everything is working fine but the icons at the bottom of the dash didn't change. Instead of the new ones shown in this link, I'm still getting the ones ...
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Gmail WebApp 13.04

I've made a clean install of 13.04 64-bit on a Dell Vostro 3500 i5 4gb RAM. The apps are working properly when installed after the Firefox requests, only Gmail (which was a troubled app for some ...
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What is the shutdown command in 13.04 to display new unity shutdown dialog? [duplicate]

I want to create a shutdown icon for the launcher in 13.04. In former versions of Ubuntu I used this desktop file and put it in the launcher: [Desktop Entry] Name=Shut Down ...
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Ubuntu menu and applications bar gone, and some programs too

I was following this guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenCV) in order to install openCV. sudo su sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install libavformat-dev sudo apt-get ...
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How to connect a SONY PSP system to ubuntu?

I tried to connect my SONY PSP e1004 on to my UBUNTU 12.10 desktop,But no result.Nothing happens.What will I do? I must connect my PSP to computer for file and games sharing.Tell me what to do!
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No interface, no Terminal

I just rebooted my computer and have no interface (except my desktop background and desktop files), which means no unity and no notification bar. Also, Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't work. Ctrl+Alt+F1, does ...
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Launcher and panel missing [ubuntu 13.04] [duplicate]

When I booted my laptop to ubuntu 13.04 today the panel and launcher were both missing from the screen and I had no idea how to get them back. Using a ubuntu 13.04 install medium I formatted / and ...
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How to simulate keyboard input?

This is the biggest thing keeping me from enjoying Ubuntu/Linux. Ideally I'd like to just be able to run my AutoHotKey script on Ubuntu, but I didn't have much luck getting that working with Wine. ...
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How to get Google Drive (Docs) search to work in Unity Dash?

How to get Google Drive (Docs) search to work in Unity Dash? I've added my Google account in the Online Accounts System Settings panel. I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 with the following packages installed: ...
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Shortcuts no longer work for move window to left/right of screen in 12.04

I used to be able to send windows to the left/right half of the screen with ctrl-windows-left and ctrl-windows-right in 12.04. Now the left/right shortcuts do not work, but ctrl-windows-up / down ...
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Unity is very low speeds In Ubuntu 13.04

My system specs are as follows: Ram: 3GB CPU: AMD Sempron (tm) Processor 140 Processor 2.69 Ghz Graphic: Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT 1Gb I've installed Ubuntu 13.04, and Unity is working very slow. ...
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I need help resolving dual display issues with 13.04 running the ATI Radeon Open Source driver [closed]

I did a fresh install of 13.04 on my Dell Precision M6500. I was previously running 12.04 LTS. My laptop has an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 adapter and I'm using the open source driver. Plugging in ...
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Everything freezes except mouse. Ubuntu 12.10

I use ubuntu 12.10 32bit Gnome 3.6.0 with Unity GPU: Intel 3000 HD In about this computer: Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz × 4 GPU : Intel® Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 ...
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No Terminal Icons on Ubuntu 13.04

When I start a Gnome Terminal session in Ubuntu 13.04, there is no terminal icon on the launcher, and when I alt + tab through the apps, it is not there either. Anyone know how I can make this work?
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Unity won't start after upgrading to 13.04 [duplicate]

Well, everything has gone to crap after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04. After logging in I see no panels whatsoever, only desktop with some files. Trying to run unity from terminal results in ...
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Unity does not get listed in lightdm on xubuntu 13.04

I've installed Xubuntu 13.04 beta2 and installed unity but it's not getting listed in lightdm session list. Any help?
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Why is my perfomance too bad in Virtual Box?

My CPU is i7 dual core. I am running Ubuntu on VirtualBox. İt is extremely slow than other Linux versions such as Edubuntu 13.04 and its previous versions before 12.10. The 12.10 was also very slow.
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Rebooting caused theme to look like Windows 95 or Gnome Classic

My PC has recently received a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 install. There is nothing else on the PC apart from a very basic setup of 13.04. After rebooting, I noticed so many problems with the way Ubuntu ...
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How do I replace/quit Unity in Ubuntu 13.04?

I am trying out Ubuntu 13.04 and the only thing that prevents me from completely switching is XBMC. I am running XBMC from the wsnipex PPA which is compiled with XVBA support. XBMC doesn't like Unity ...
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after upgrade to 13.04 unity dash have this blur on my netbook how do i fix it? [closed]

after I upgraded to raring I am experiencing this sort of bug on my unity dash and it's very annoying I searched the web and I can't find anything. And if I re-size the dash its still the same. My ...
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How to change menu entries in AppIndicator, when it is running?

There is a similar question at StackOverflow, but it didn't help me: Changing items while running. I tried asking at StackOverflow, but people there where not too active: How to change GTK menu in ...
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Laptop overheating, Unity / OpenGL / nvidia drivers conflict

My problem is that my laptop, Dell Inspiron N5110, running ubuntu 12.04, is overheating, and occasionally shuts down voluntarily. The fan is working non-stop. I know much has been ...
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What Unity Lenses and Scopes are available to add? [duplicate]

I am curious to know what sort of unity scopes can we add in Ubuntu 13.04. I have tried a YouTube lens but it doesn't work. Are there any scopes/lenses (except the default ones) I can add to the ...
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cannot select desktop environments at login session [closed]

i cliked the weel at right top it showed number of DE when i cliked with mouse nothing is happining as a result i cannot use lxde pla.. help me
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No more scroll wheel scrolling along the sidebar in 13.04?

Just upgraded to 13, and one thing that I have immediately noticed it lacking is scrolling via the mouse scroll wheel through icons stored in the sidebar. This was my primary way of getting up and ...
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Unity is not working after installing nvidia-313 drivers

Neither the window manager, I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a Hp Pavilion dv2000, the installation was fine except for some annoying graphic glitches, so I decide to install the nvidia Drivers from ...
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How do I resolve slow and choppy performance in virtualbox?

Both, Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 perform very slow when running in VirtualBox 4.2.12. How do I run Ubuntu with unity or enabled transparency smoothly with VirtualBox?
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Screen doesn't dim down to save power on Ubuntu 13.04

While idling my screen does not dim down to save power on my ThinkPad T430. I use acpi_osi='!Windows 2012' to fix dimming for function keys. On some days while the beta dimming to save power ...
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Why did I get two Ubuntu One cloud icons in the tray after the 13.04 upgrade?

I upgraded to 13.04, but now I have two Ubuntu One cloud icons in my tray. Can someone explain why and help me remove one of them? See what I mean? EDIT: The difference isn't so clear as "general ...
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What is source of local videos for unity video lens?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. I tried to use unity music, photos and video lenses. Music and photo lenses doesn't show any result. I found that it is because it depends upon rhythmbox and shotwell ...
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Clicking the Dash Home causes computer to freeze up?

Every time I use the Dash Home it causes my computer to freeze up and become useless, until I restart it. This issue has plagued me since day 1 of using Ubuntu. Also, when I first started using ...
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Background lag in ubuntu 13.04

I have some lag when i turn off icons from desktop. When I logging i have no wallpaper on background. Instead of wallpaper i have freezed logging screen. And the unity (or maybe compiz) freezes for a ...
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NVIDIA GeForce drivers break Unity in Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I've just installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.04, and tried installing the NVIDIA drivers for my GeForce GT540M. This just completely broke my Unity. After rebooting I can login, but it just shows my ...