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How can I disable Ctrl+Alt+F4 in Ubuntu 14.04 permanently?

How can I disable Ctrl+Alt+F4? The instructions already given on the site don't work for Ubuntu 14.04 desktop Unity. The command xmodmap -pke | sed -n 's/ = .VT_4./ = /p' | xmodmap - which is ...
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What rule arranges the selection grid for multiple windows of the same program?

When I have multiple windows of the same program running (e.g. multiple documents in the same editor, or multiple terminal windows), and I click on the program's sidebar icon, and it shows a grid of ...
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[solved]Ubuntu 14.04/Unity lost almost all indicators

Like my title said: I lost almost indicators on unity / ubuntu 14.04. I have tried restart indicator-sessions, desactivate praticaly all my software-indicators (maybe conflict).. but I have only ...
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vodacom webbook ubuntu ON9 v1.13.3

I need help I have lost my password for my ubuntu v1.13.3 and I don't knw how to reset it I have tried writting 'mount/dev/mmcblk0p3/mnt'after builts in command list but it shows no found
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Global menu in nautilus disappeared

After restart computer global menu in nautilus disappeared. Ubuntu 14.04
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Installing and activating themes on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Unity, how to do?

There are lots of cursor, icon, window and GTK themes on the web and I downloaded some of them, but I do not know how to figure out if they are compatible with Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit Unity? ...
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Gtk-WARNING related with themes, should I take them seriously?

I launched Evince from the command prompt after TexLive installation to test some of generated pdf files and noticed that there were warnings related with icon-themes. While Evince was running I ...
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how to enable unity global menu on Android Studio in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed android studio in ubuntu but I expected something like this: however I have this: what do I need for enabling unity global menu on Android Studio???
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Lock the Nemo icon to the Unity Launcher (Ubuntu 14.04) and customize it

Is it possible to create the same kind of shortcuts like the Nautilus launcher has, for the Nemo file browser? How can I edit Unity Launcher shortcuts in an easy manner, can I use a text editor or ...
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Mouse mysteriously stops working on my right-hand screen

So I'm running Ubuntu 14.0.4 on my (Dell Vostro) laptop, and have a second screen plugged in. I use a normal USB mouse. Usually, it works fine, but today (after hours of normal usage), I'm having ...
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Some aplications run, but have no visible application window

I have a strange problem with the visibility of application windows (Unity / 14.04). Sometimes an application seems to be running, but without a visible window. When I click on their launcher icon, ...
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Ubuntu desktop launcher and top menu disappeared

I recently installed ubuntu-restricted-extras on my Ubuntu 14.04 (because i needed a codec) and after a reboot, the main menu (top menu with session options, time, networking etc) and the launcher ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Super slow after trying to install nvidia drivers

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 that has both an Intel Graphics Media chip, and a GeForce GT 525M Graphics Card. I recently clean installed Ubuntu 14.10 after having upgraded from 14.04 and running into ...
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Tomboy doesn't open notes from the tray - sends to the launcher

When I click on any Tomboy notes listed in Unity tray it sends me to the launcher where the Tomboy icon starts shaking and the note opens only after I click on the icon in the launcher. I need to open ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Lock Screen in Unity - won't let me type password

I have this annoying problem with Ubuntu 14.10 (Had the same problem with 14.04.) Perhaps once or twice a day when I wake my laptop from suspend it brings me to the login page. All seems okay apart ...
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Unable to open Unity after update

I am completely new to the Ubuntu world and just hit my first major problem while installing unity on my chromebook C720. I installed it without problem using crouton and just updated it using the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing (fully) randomly

Probably this question has been asked many times, but have this problem that Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity freezes randomly on my HP Probook 4540s (Intel and AMD graphics) laptop. Wheter it's when using ...
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My launcher and menu bar don't exist after finally getting 14.04 to boot on MacBook Pro 5 1?

Can anyone help me out, I am a total noob to Linux, but I am dedicated to learning !! Any point in the right direction would be much appreciated!! I have tried a few things that I found on thus site, ...
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Wacom intuos button maping option not available

I tested an intuos pen & touch tablet with ubuntu 14.10. But the configuration panel did not show the "Map Buttons..." button. Thus, I am unable to map them, unless I use xsetwacom. But if I do ...
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Display color goes haywire when resuming from lock screen

Resuming the computer from locked screen sometimes ends up distorting the display. It happens randomly and restarting the computer is one workaround for it. I tried this : ALT+F2 ,then type ...
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Windows not maximizing correctly, Conky suspected

Any program that I open is disregarding both the launcher and the panel when maximized. Attached are screenshots of firefox, gedit, and gnome-terminal after typing ls /. I have had Conky ...
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Live USB 14.04 Dash works but other windows do not

I'm testing out Ubuntu on my son's new laptop in order to make sure it will work well enough for him. It's an HP Home Notebook PC that is AMD based and specifically has this graphics driver: AMD ...
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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lock screen takes time to show

When I leave my desktop I lock it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+L. When I Use Windows or Gnome-shell the lockscreen shows instantaneously and I can leave my desk. When I use Unity it takes a few seconds until ...
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Why does launching an app in the background create 2 icons in the Dash?

For some applications, launching the app in the background using & creates two icons in the Dash. Why does this happen? How to suppress this behavior?
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Side bar and Menu bar lost after upgrading to 14.10

I am new to Ubuntu and just installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. After using it for 2-3 days I just installed the plugins and was experiencing the new features. I've never worked on Ubuntu before. but after ...
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Xorg segmentation fault

Okay so o have ustom built PC that I have been dual booting Ubuntu flavors and the likes forever but this is the first time I've had a major issue. I'm able to get to lightdm fine. But for some reason ...
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Opting out of searching in online resources [duplicate]

I'm new to Unity. I've just installed Ubuntu Desktop LTS 14.04.  In the top-left corner there's an Ubuntu icon, when I click on it it pops up a search input box saying: Search your computer and ...
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Auto clear search term from lens

There must be a setting or a shell script that would clear the terms from the lens every time it's closed. The behaviour would be: open lens and type a term. reopen the lens with super key. see ...
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Install ubuntu-desktop dependencies problem

I have added this repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty to my Ubuntu 14.04. After this I performed an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. But soon after I decided to remove installed packages from ...
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Where is the “logout” option in the Applications menu of gnome shell? [duplicate]

Please take a look at this screenshot: I have been using this desktop for a week but till now I can not find where "logout" option is in the Applications menu. So my question is: (1) Is this gnome ...
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How do I use unity scopes/lenses?

Let's be specific with a few scenarios. Scenario 1) Disable a lens PERMANENTLY I search for a file on my computer in unity. Instead a bunch of ads for CDs come up. Obviously that makes no sense. How ...
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Mounted devices not showing up on launcher in ubuntu 14.04. How to enable it?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavillion Desktop. Till a few minutes back, the devices, pendrives, external hard disks would show up on mounting them and plugging them in respectively. Suddenly, I ...
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Close, Minimize leave shadows on desktop

I got tired of waiting for a response to the multiple bug reports I submitted over the past month using xubuntu, so I finally just wiped it completely and installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a fresh download. ...
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How to downgrade gnome 3.14 to 3.12 on Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading gnome from 3.12 to 3.14 some icons are looking larger and weird in unity. Icons for Chrome, System Settings Dialog box as not properly getting displayed. How to solve? Should I need to ...
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Unity launcher reveal pressure

is it possible to desactivate Unity launcher reveal pressure on Ubuntu 14.10. Even if I set up the reveal pressure at 0, it is still not sensitive enough and I must try several time with the mouse ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop not loading and cannot open terminal! [solved]

Just downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & deleted windows upon install. When I log into my account the screen is blank- no icons or anything. I searched and found a couple of threads that say to ...
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Can I set the Launcher to close on mouseout

Currently, I have to hit the super key again to close it. Is there a setting to close it once focus is no longer on it?
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Can I change the desktop text/icon text color?

I have a white desktop background and so text on any icons on the desktop end up somewhat merging with the background - and it's not the nicest to look at. What I'm wondering is, is there a way - ...
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Closed Lid & External Monitor

I would like to work on a monitor connected to my laptop with closed lid. I can change laptop's behavior to "Do nothing" when the lid is closed and everything works perfectly (just my account log out ...
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Nouveau driver 3D lagging on 14.10 (less than 100 fps)

The nouveau driver supports 3D acceleration on all GeForce chipsets now. Only that on my system with a GeForce 256 (NV10) animations in Unity are lagging terribly. vblank_mode=0 glxgears reports ...
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14.10 VNC keyboard issue

I've set up vnc4server on my ubuntu box (gnome session). (When monitor is connected to that box, I use Unity) When I connected, I figured out that "s" and "d", and arrow keys are doing funny ...
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Dual Monitor's on different workspaces in 14.04

I recently updated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and before I updated, I was able to use each of my monitors in their own workspaces. Although, now it appears that both of my monitors are ...
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Unity 3D not supported on GTX 980

I've just plunged from Windows to Ubuntu on my main machine. I've been using it on an old laptop for over two years, where it was silky smooth. After I installed 14.4 LTS on my desktop, everything was ...
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Window title font changed, Nautilus home icon inverted

I was looking at some options in dconf-editor (not touching anything related to fonts and icons), when I realized that my screen suddenly started looked different... The window title font was much ...
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Mouse has been hijacked

I purchased a "Gear head" wireless mouse and used ccsm to configure the scroll wheel left and right clicks to enable 'rotate cube' both left and right respectively. After not one, but two reboots, ...
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Intelli hide for Unity Dock [duplicate]

Is there way to get intelli hide back for Unity Dock, or will that be implement back in Ubuntu 15.04? If Google thinks ChromeOS users can understand that concept I don't see why us Ubuntu users can't. ...
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What is exactly the relation between wmctrl -d and wmctrl -lG in Unity?

from man wmctrl: wmctrl is a command that can be used to interact with an X Window manager that is compatible with the EWMH/NetWM specification. wmctrl can query the window manager for information, ...
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Brightness steps twice on one keypress

I am having an issue on my HP Pavilion g7-1350dx laptop. Whenever I press the keyboard's brightness keys, I notice two things: the display brightens by two steps instead of one, and the Unity OSD ...
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I can't open Unity tweak tool [closed]

I can't seem to open the [Unity][1] tweak tool, either from the launcher or dash or terminal. In the terminal, I got these errors: t***@t***-desktop:~$ unity-tweak-tool Traceback (most recent ...