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Is is possible to swap the Ctrl and Super keys in Ubuntu 13.10?

First of all, this is not the same as Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity since Alt/Win are apparently the same key in my keyboard. So I have ctrl,super, alt/win as ...
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How can I hide encrypted volumes from Unity users?

Basically I want to make sure that users cannot mount or attempt to decrypt and mount local volumes. I figured for unencrypted volumes it is sufficient to create a noauto fstab entry that points to a ...
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Want to display Matlab figures in current workspace alone, Ubuntu 12.04

I use multiple workspaces of ubuntu 12.04 for my work. For instance, I run Matlab in one workspace and edit my documents in another. When I run my Matlab code, it generates multiple figures. However, ...
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Applications thumbnail when hover [duplicate]

Im looking for a way to hover an opend program that is opened mulitiple times, to get thumbnails to the side. Like windows has. But i don want to download another dock than ubunutu. is there a way to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 hangs up sporadically [closed]

I am running ubuntu 13.10 (classic unity setup). It hangs up sporadically without any obvious reason. The last time it hung up at 18:01 (the clock showed this time). Here is the logs information from ...
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Problems after upgrading to 13.10 from 12.10

It's my first question and I am pretty much desperate by now. So please look upon any errors likely to occur in my question. So, I had Ubuntu 12.10 running alongside Windows 7 (which is the default ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for switch to specific window in unity Switcher

It is possible to bind custom key for switch to specific application? For example: super+1 switches to the chrome window (not a first in windows list). super+2 switches to the nautilus window Or ...
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Running programs missing in launcher

I'm using 12.04 Desktop. I often find that certain programs just don't show or vanish from the launcher even while running. This is commonly seen with Solitaire and now I see it with Libre Office ...
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Picasa won't stick in Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I just installed Picasa 3.9 (in Wine) in Ubuntu 12.04LTS with Unity. It works fine. I can launch it via the Dash OK. I can slide the Picasa Icon from the Dash to the Launcher & it stays there ...
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Hibernate option missing in ubuntu 12.04, after extending the Root partition

Till yesterday, the hibernate option was enabled and working perfectly fine. Today morning, I have extended the root partition by adding some extra free space to it. I used the gParted tool in the ...
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window title bars are not displaying correctly 13.10 when laptop plugged in

) As you can see the window title bars are completely messed up (partly transparent or white) when they should be all grey according to the ambiance theme when plugged in. And the weird thing is it ...
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Problem with Gnome 3 Internet Connections

I need your help. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I decided to give Gnome a try. I liked it more than Unity so I decided to stick with it. I customized many things to make it a better experience for me. ...
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Toolbar options not clickable

Not really sure how to better describe this issue, but most options in the toolbar cannot be selected or clicked upon and are darkened. It is not application specific, as it is present in almost every ...
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App, Home lenses not working

I've read every possible forum on this topic, however none of them seem to work. I have ubuntu 13.10 and i installed gnome 3.10 on it despite the warnings, it was badly incomplete and so i first ...
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How can I quit a frozen application? [duplicate]

I can't get Alt-F2 to do anything. The mouse will not respond; the application just freezes - way too often, I may add, way too often. Do I have a "bot" on my computer? What can I do if I do? ClamTK ...
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Swapping out icon set for a different one (13.10, Ambience theme)? [Solved]

I have hunted for an answer to this one, which must be out there, but I only seem to find older, out-dated "solutions". I would like to use the new Lubuntu Box Icon set in Ubuntu 13.10. But how?? My ...
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compiz put to next output does not work in all winsows configurations

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. Compiz "Put To Next Output" does not work for windows which were placed/sized with Grid Top or Bottom (Left, Right or full width). The window bounces back to previous location. ...
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Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout?

Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout? I know KDE does this, but would like Unity to remember what applications were loaded and to restart them in the appropriate ...
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Unusual graphic glitch in settings menu, among other windows

So I have this issue with how windows display in windows most prevalently in all settings menus, and I can't resize the window. I honestly have no idea what to call it, but it is an inconvenience that ...
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Nothing shows up [duplicate]

Just restarted my computer and this happens, tried switching desktop managers and the same thing. Help?
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shut down without extra question [duplicate]

When I select shutdown in the top right corner, I get an extra question in a new window in the middle of the screen with a big button to shut down. How can I directly shut down Ubuntu 13.10, without ...
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Problem with Ambience and Radiance

I have a bug with windows borders, like on a screenshot. These bug affects inly Radiance and Ambiance themes. Replacing theme files from another Ubuntu pc doesnt help. Bug affects to all users, even ...
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Modify indicator - increase distance between icon and text

this is my second question about theming an indicator-applet, I'm afraid this is something I really can't understand... With the theme I'm using (FlatStudio, doesn't matter if Grey, Dark etc.) there ...
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Unity Web Player for Ubuntu?

There are various apps on the internet that require the use of Unity Web Player. A good friend of mine told me about a game that recently launched as a Facebook app too. He runs Windows so he has it ...
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“System is running in low-graphics mode” error [duplicate]

I am very new to working with Ubuntu and working with command line input. Last night I tried to install Netflix desktop app which required wine-compholio, wine-browser-installer and lib(I forget the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Pycharm desktop entry

I installed PyCharm (just run the 'sh' file, configure and create a new project) Everything was fine till I noticed there wasn't any launcher at the Unity Lauch Bar nor the ClassicMenu. So googling ...
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Searching Window Spread in Ubuntu 13.10?

The super + w shortcut which "window spreads" will not let me search through windows. I tried messing with ccsm but still cannot figure out what is wrong. Ubuntu 13.10
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Can I run the Unity launcher in GNOME 3?

I would like to use GNOME 3 with the Unity launcher and dash. Is there any way to do this?
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Using hot corners, spread all windows function, all preview images are blank… any ideas?

Using Ubuntu 13.10 and unity tweak tool. I have the hot corners feature setup to spread all windows when I go to the bottom left corner. However ~97.63% of the time when I spread all windows, all ...
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Unity launcher and panel diappears when changing text colour in libreoffice

We have quite a few laptops (about 200) where the Unity launcher and panel disappears when changing text color in Libreoffice (latest stable with ppa:libreoffice/ppa). They all run 12.04 32 bits and ...
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Compiz crashing takes Ubuntu with it

I am somewhat new to Ubuntu. I want to like it, I really do. I came from the world of KDE where Kwin is the windows manager. Kwin is awesome for many reasons, one being that if a window or application ...
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Unity Dash Move Launchers issue

I have Ubuntu 12.04 x64 at work and Ubuntu 12.04 x 86 at home. AT Ubuntu x64 I can move Launchers out of frame while moving them up or down (like on a picture), bu at Ubuntu x86 I can only move up or ...
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12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
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How do I make a file default opened by the terminal on double click? [duplicate]

This is my file, which I saved as eclipse-start.sh https://gist.github.com/Meai1/d02bc20836f97f6ecb3e I also made it executable. But it always starts in gedit??
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How to efficiently switch between several terminal windows using the keyboard?

Alt+Tab lets me only switch between windows belonging to different applications. I often use about four terminal bound applications at the same time (e.g. IPython, VIM, fish for system and fish for ...
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Top menu disappearing when enabling unity plugin in Compiz

I suddenly encountered a problem the other day where my top menu completely disappeared. I could not figure out how to restore it but then I managed to get it back by loading up CompizConfig Settings ...
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is there code example or api reference for “convergence”?

I cannot find any code example for writing apps for “convergence”. Does anyone know it where I could find any? Or will anyone give some clue about how to write a convergence app for both phone and ...
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Bring up multiple instances of program upon click

I seem to be having a strange problem with Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I also use Ubuntu on my desktop and it works fine in that if I click the icon of a program and I have multiple instances of it ...
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My Unity is disabled, and when I run compiz then it says it is

How can I get this back on? I have tried every command reccomended for this problem but nothing works. I am running ubuntu 13.10 dual booted with windows 7.
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Screensaver not activating in 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit and the Unity desktop environment. I have my screen lock settings configured so it will blank the screen after 5 min. and lock it imediatly. The problem is it doesn't! ...
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Installed program won't show up in the Dash

I have successfully installed doxygen with doxywizard via the Ubuntu Software Center as I can see in a terminal: user@user-D3220-B1:~$ whereis doxywizard doxywizard: /usr/bin/doxywizard ...
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Non-translucent dock

Is there an option to have non-translucent dock when I have an application maximized? I have combed through System Settings and nothing remotely refers to that. By the way I am running Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Desktop Switching Shortcuts not working at all!

Some time ago I was tampering with Settings and installing new applications and I somehow disabled desktop switching by shortcut (I think It was CairoDock that did it). Now I always have to click on ...
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For which package should I submit bugs in Launchpad?

Recently, I have found out that all frameless HTML apps made with Quickly (running with Gtk and WebKit) have a white border around them after startup in Ubuntu 13.10. The border goes away once the app ...
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Create Launcher Won't Work [duplicate]

I'm trying to create desktop shortcuts, and I've been told to use gnome-desktop-item-edit --create-new ~/Desktop This creates the launcher on the desktop, but the application won't launch. What should ...
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Unity-Dash Problem

I have an Asus x64J Laptop with 2 graphic cards (intel + nvidia). I installed Bumblebee to play games but since then my launcher looks different. I want that part in the circle straight like on the ...
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Ubuntu doesn't show intro screen, unity is turned off, logging using CTRL+ALT+F1

I installed Ubuntu yesterday, everything was fine, I shut it down and turned it on few times, but today when I boot it, the main screen which normally asks disc encryption password of me doesn't show. ...
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I am getting black screen on Unity (Ubuntu 13.10)

I had forced shutdown my computer, when I turned it on, boot droped to a (initramfs) prompts/busybox. I've solved that problem with help of this post After login screen my screen turned black I've ...
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Missing window title bar when drag window

Couple days ago I noticed I have a lot of problems with Unity, one of them is when window is maximized, and when I unmaximize it by dragging it from Unity panel, title bar dissapears, and global menu ...
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How do I re-install Zeitgeist Datahub in the Startup Application Preferences

I stupidly removed Zeitgeist Datahub from Startup Application Preferences. How do I re-install it back there precisely as it was originally?? To put the question in another way: I did try to ...