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Does “mate” desktop environment use graphics acceleration?

Does "mate" desktop environment use graphics acceleration ? I know that Unity uses graphics acceleration, while Xfce doesn't. The reason I am asking this is because I need as simple as possible ...
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Unity: indicator and application menu stop working after switchnig between different user accounts

ubuntu 15.10 I have various user accounts. I have problems with the indicator and the application menu (they do not respond when I click with the mouse, although I can still access them with Alt+F10) ...
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Unsolvable Ubuntu 15.10 problems [closed]

I am relatively new to Linux. I have opened some questions here during my quest to keep Ubuntu as a main OS anyway. I managed to sustain a seemingly redundant installation and everything seems to work ...
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How to make Unity launcher change colour periodicaly

How to make Unity launcher change colour over time ?
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How to make active application float to the top of the launcher

How would one make icons on the launcher jump to the top of the launcher when switching to a window using Alt+Tab or by clicking that window's icon on the launcher ?
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Will 16.04 Unity 7 improvements be available in 14.04

I was wondering if the Unity 7 improvements made in 16.04 will be available in 14.04?
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Three Screens: Duplicate primary screen and have 3rd secondary screen without launcher

I have two screens, that I use for working and surfing, the primary (with unity launcher) is 16:9 and the secondary (without unity launcher) 5:4. When I have guests or lie in my bed I would like to ...
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Double alt+tab application slider

As picture below, there are two sliders, one overlapping the other. How to remove the top and keep the Ubuntu default? Ubuntu version: 15.10
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Unity wiped clean of all customizations

So I just booted up my desktop. On the actual login screen, all of my previous customizations seem to be there. I've installed the Numix theme and icon set, and that doesn't seem to be disturbed on ...
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After installing i3 I now have the i3 notification theme on unity. How can I change it back?

I installed i3 alongside unity but now I see the i3 notification box while on unity. How can I change this back to the unity one without removing i3? The other solutions to this problem seem to be ...
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Popup dialogs transparent instead of showing any content

I used to think this was just an Eclipse bug, but it persist even after switching to IntelliJ Idea. I think this happens on other programs as well, but less frequently, and obviously matters far less. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10. Rhythmbox + last.fm = Token expired

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and Rhythmbox. The problem is that I can't login to last.fm. The program always gives an error saying "Token expired". I upgraded Rhythmbox (to 3.3) and its plugins from the ...
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Software center not showing installed programs

first time running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, when I open Software Centre and click on Installed , it just shows a blank page, nothing comes up, but I have installed programs. Any ideas? Thank you, I am ...
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Can't access close button

For example when I start my computer and want to start Firefox: I can't control anything in the window with my mouse. The keyboard shortcuts are still working. When I click at the top bar on File I ...
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“Application squirrel” at my local, why can not be a on desktop launcher?

I've installed "application squirrel" on my laptop. I followed the tutorial on the following link Install SQuirrel SQL Client in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) There is no option to tick the ...
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How do I get rid of redundant Wine launchers in Unity?

I want to get rid of redundant Unity launchers of uninstalled software, especially uninstalled windows (wine) software. All answers already given elsewhere are user specific and not universal and ...
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14.04: Login fails and returns to login screen on my sudo machine, while login is successful on other machines on the same filesystem

I am using a machine on a cluster with a shared filesystem. On one of these machines I have a sudo account. The problem is that login fails and returns to login screen on my sudo machine, while login ...
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Problem with the widgets of GTK Theme

I've been tweaking GTK Theme called "Yosembiance" to my taste. Basically I want to remove the orange accent color and use #9E9EB3 as the accent color. I've installed TheWidgetFactory and all the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Maximizing to wrong screen

This is my first post here. I just upgraded (well, reinstalled) to Ubuntu 15.10. I'm using the closed source nvidia driver with 2 video cards and 4 monitors (2 per card). I'm Using X-screen0 for the ...
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How to install Calendar-Indicator in Ubuntu 15.10?

I followed the following steps to install Calendar-Indicator: add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao apt-get update apt-get install calendar-indicator It successfully installed but I cannot find ...
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Location of a new icon on the launcher

If I launch a program that has no permanent icon on the launcher, its icon appears there. However, it does not always appear at the bottom, but at a seemingly random location between the permanent ...
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Sublime 3 Stopped Working on Ubuntu 14.04 after System Crash

Aloha - of course this could be a sublime text issue, but here goes the issue just in case someone can point me in the right direction. I have been using Sublime 3 on Ubuntu without issue. Yesterday ...
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Where did Unity go?

I was trying to get rid of the Amazon, Flickr, eBay, etc integration in the Unity search bar and I removed something by mistake (I don't know what it is). I am not able to see the dock on the left ...
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Sublime Text 3 not available from Dash despite posessing a .desktop file

After installing Sublime Text 3 .deb file the package description said something along the lines of "This is to be run on the terminal". So I said to myself, "No problemo Sublime, I will create a ...
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What is the action performed by the “Quit” option in application launcher icon?

TL;DR what command/dbus method /action is being called by the Quit action in each launcher icon ? I've been reading the source for Unity 7 over the last few days and found a few lines of code that ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 login loop after Nvidia install (for all users)

After reviewing many pages of this forum I've decided to ask a question.. My problem: After installing Ubuntu 15.10 and updating it, I've tried to install Nvidia drivers but after restart and trying ...
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Unity3d Chromium Embedded Framework permissions

After installing the latest version of Unity3d by command-line in Ubuntu (14.04 of 15), you have this error: Chromium Embedded Framework requires that the file '/opt/Unity/Editor/chrome-sandbox' is ...
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No launcher and dash on ubuntu 14.04

I don't know what happened to my ubuntu, the unity, launcher and dash was juest gone after I logged in. There was also no answer after ctrl + alt + t. However, if logged in as a guest, everything is ...
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Installing Unity alongside kde

I am running kubuntu 15.10 32-bit for a while, and although I love the kde enviroment, I would like the option of having unity. So, I did the following: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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Changing backspace key binding

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with unity 7.2.6. Currently, my backspace key is a shortcut for going up from a directory. This is a bit of a hassle for me, so I want to be able to go back to a visited ...
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Remove app shortcut from HUD

I installed sublime text manually through .deb files. I then removed the files manually and installed via apt get. However the previous installation left a trash start menu and I don't know how to ...
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What are some to-do/reminder + calender apps in Ubuntu that pin to the menu bar indicators?

I want to click on an icon and quickly add an event or a note. Are there any apps like that? By menu bar I mean the top most panel, I want the app to be beside the battery sign.
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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Graphical errors in Unity Dash and window spread

So I recently built a lovely computer, which after much faff I managed to get working how I wanted and it worked brilliantly for a few weeks. Then (for reasons that aren't relevant) I decided to ...
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Battery Status not updating

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (before I had Ubuntu 13.10), the battery indicator stopped working properly. It always shows the battery level that was at the start up (when I open the laptop and boot ...
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Files icon disappears from the unity launcher

I'm experiencing this behaviour on 2 separated machines (in a virtualbox vm and physically installed on another laptop): Sometimes after I start the Files Gnome application - its corresponding button ...
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How do I remove a duplicated global application menu?

I encounter this event at least three times per day: Following a suddenly one second of black screen, a duplicated global menu will appear. I have to reboot to remove it, but this event will happen ...
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Upgrading to 14.0.4 LTS Chrooted Chromebook

I may be a little out of my depth here, but here it goes. In order to start learning some python coding I decided to start the process along by installing crouton on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 and ...
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Desktop doesn't show anything

My Desktop doesn't show anything: This was after changing the system language. When the message appeared if I want to change the path names of the home directories, I pressed "Yes". My files for the ...
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Set “default” monitor

I would like to be able to set my "default" monitor to be my external 25' monitor instead of my laptop one when I have my external monitor connected. Many applications always open on the laptops ...
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Command to move all windows to one workspace? [duplicate]

I want the command to work with Unity in 14.04.
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How to stick window only to specific workspaces?

I have two monitors and 4 workspaces. I would like one window to be only 'partially sticky' - instead of being visible on all 4 workspaces, I want it to be visible only on two. Is this is possible at ...
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OVH Server Ubuntu 14.04 Cannot open Ubuntu Desktop

I do have a running Ubuntu 14.04 server at ovh.org and I updated and upgraded my packages and installed ubuntu-desktop via Putty. But how can I now see and use the visual desktop? I did some ...
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Attempted to open Unity with sudo, now Unity messed up

It seems I really messed up with unity by trying to open a window as admin . I ran this in the command-line : User@Computer:-$ sudo unity /var/cache/apt/archives After that brilliant and inspired ...
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Unity player launches in Chromium but not Mozilla. Ubuntu 15.10

The problem is in this question title. I've installed Pipelight following directions I've found on official site. At first I thought there was something wrong with installation, so I reinstalled ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 launcher transparency doesn't work, possible driver issue

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that the launcher had no transparency, so I looked up the problem and found that Unity Tweak Tool could help. However, this was no use at all, no matter ...
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Resizing the unity launcher bar 15.10

Is there a way on Ubuntu 15.10 to resize the actual Unity 'bar' to reflect the amount of icons that are present? Similar to Docky but with the default Unity bar? Cheers. Sort of like this:
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Screen tearing when using i3, none when using unity

I was attempting to use i3 on my ubuntu installation the other day. I noticed however that when I would logout and switch to using i3 I would start to see tearing when watching videos or scrolling ...
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Shrink launcher's icon size [duplicate]

I wanted to shrink my launcher's icon size menu via the terminal. I have CCSM instaled, I found out the way to shrink them using the GUI: But now I want to do it in the terminal. How can I do this? ...
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Single tap to click not working on entries in unity global menu while using libinput as driver for touchpad

I recently upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9343 and after I haven't noticed any problems due to the upgrade I thought I would finally give the libinput driver a try. Everything works ...