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wallch icon has moved and is distorted

The wallch icon used to appear in the top left corner of the screen, over the top of the circular red close window icon (as reported in Move or remove the wallch button on top left). It now appears ...
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Overall view of opened windows [duplicate]

There is features both in windows and mac that opens a interface you can see the currently opened windows. I recently saw that feature in the GNOME workaround. Is there anything like that in the unity ...
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No icons or launcer appears after login. I have tried everything

So after login the screen doesn't show any icons or anything else,its just background. I did some google searching and also on this site and i found this solution Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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How to change a program's tray icon?

I have changed all my icons(manually) in the unity sidebar. I just want to change some of them in system tray( for example Deluge,vlc) without using icon themes.How to do it? Where are they located?
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Menu item for suspend-to-RAM missing for just one user

In the menu from the upper right of the gnome desktop of my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (the settings symbol with the current username) I find a menu item "Bereitschaft" to suspend-to-RAM for all but one  ...
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Auto-Snap a Terminal (or Nautilus) when Opened [duplicate]

Like 98% of the time I open a Terminal or Nautilus, I want to use it snapped to the right/left... especially if I am using more than one instance of them. Can I configure my Ubuntu to open any ...
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Multiple boot system

I have 4 Ubuntu operating systems on my grub. And each distro has grub installed. Ubuntu Unity 16.04 Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Kubuntu 14.04.03 LTS Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS So the grub can be confusing! I ...
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setting global font scaling (which will affect menu bars, editors, such as gvim) [duplicate]

I remember setting something that affected the font size in GUI elements such as menu bars as well as text areas in editors (such as the default font setting in gvim). I tried to look into the ...
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What is overriding my window geometry? (Unity / 15.10)

Out of the box, on a freshly installed Ubuntu 15.10, if I start a terminal, it will launch a window which fills almost the entire screen. It's not maximized in the window manager sense, but its ...
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Why does “apt-get autoremove” removes packages that are still used by programms?

I mostly install my software via apt-get. From time to time apt-get tells me to use autoremove to install "unused packages". But it removes for example webapps-common which is used by the ubuntu ...
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Better/alternative drivers for Intel IronLake mobile GPU [Ubuntu 14.04] [Think pad] [Lap top] [Integrated Graphics]

I have been looking for alternative Drivers for my integrated Intel Iron Lake Mobile GPU. My hopes are to have my games run faster, like Garry mod (OpenGL), Rust(Unity 3D, DirectX), and minecraft. ...
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Cannot boot into console after installing Unity on Ubuntu 15.10 LTS LAMP server

A Newbie question: To make some of the tasks easier until I am thoroughly settled into console commands I installed Unity on my Ubuntu 15.10 Server. All works. Now for speeds sake, and to force ...
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How to publish Unity Game Engine app (executable binary) to Ubuntu Store?

Quite recently Unity Game Engine (not to be confused with Ubuntu's Unity user interface) added an option to create a linux build. The result is a set of two executable binary files .x86 and .x86-64, ...
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Youtube installed to Unity's launching bar [duplicate]

I once got prompted about installing Youtube. After confirming, Youtube icon appeared in Unity's launching bar. It seems to be a wrapper around Youtube web page. What mechanism is responsible for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 touchpad detected but not working

I am currently using a Toshiba Satellite P850-138 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I've been running Ubuntu on this laptop for about 3 years without any issues related to the touchpad until now. I was running ...
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Can you change the desktop grid layout in KDE?

I have recently switched from Ubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu 14.04 and there's one thing that's bugging me... I have two (identical) monitors and I use multiple workspaces extensively. My workspaces are ...
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Tray icons dissapeared ubuntu 15.10

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm experiencing some issues related to tray icons not appearing in the top right corner. For example, programs such as Skype or Dropbox initiate on startup, as i ...
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Problems with windows interface

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity for a year. Everything was OK until update last month. After it some program windows became a mess, just like on this screenshot. How can I fix this? UPD. I've ...
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Unity 3D not running on ubuntu 14.04

When I try to open Unity the program always gives me this error. I installed unity using wine and the original file from unity web site I also tried to fix it from terminal with this command line ...
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Ubuntu weird startup application window

I have a relatively fresh installation of Ubuntu that has mostly standard packages installed (or 2 ppa's added). Recently, something changed in my system and am not sure what it is. When I log in, I ...
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Add parameters to Terminal launcher called by shortcut

I installed Terminator app and it is auto-replaced default gnome-terminal by Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut, but now I want to add parameter like "--geometry ..." to Terminator call. How I can do that? I tried ...
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Restore Unity after uninstalling Mate

I have Ubuntu 15.10. Recently I wanted to try Mate so I installed. But after installing it I noticed that some Unity elements behavior changed. Typically I found that: When I scroll over the icon ...
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Placing launcher on secondary display

I have two monitors and am using the 352.63 NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 15.10. I'd like my right hand monitor to be my primary, but have my launcher placed on the left hand monitor. In the "Screen ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 No interface, just the wallpaper

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 and after login, i do have only the new wallpaper, I do only have that, no menus, no interface, nothing... I see the login screen, once I log in, just the wallpaper. If ...
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Opening a New Window from Unity (Firefox)

I am using multiple workspaces. Whenever I click the Firefox icon in the Unity toolbar it takes me to the workspace with Firefox currently open which is a useful feature. However, every time I click ...
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A java program with a long title prints nothing on titlebar

I have a JFrame where I want to setTitle with a text string. The title can be fairly long (50-80 characters). For years now if I resized the window, Java would just truncate my string and show ...
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Someone Accidentally Made Unity and Top Bar too big. Help!

Someone was on my computer and messed with the size of unity launcher and the little bar (I forgot what it's called) on top of stuff. Since the stuff is too big, I can get to the part of settings to ...
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How to create an App Indicator icon in Ubuntu 14+ without using libappindicator?

I'm trying my hand at writing simple desktop utility apps in PHP and wxWidgets using wxPHP. After some substantial effort (and 20+ minutes of compilation time) to generate the PHP wxwidgets.so module, ...
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wmmoonclock won't display

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and wanted to display the phase of the moon as a little picture on my desktop, or via the Unity Bar. In Synaptic I found a programme called wmMoonClock and I installed ...
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Cairo-Dock doesn't dissapear from alt-tab

Cairo-Dock still appears in the alt-tab switcher for me, despite following the accepted answer for Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]. To verify that I have set it up correctly: I went to ...
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unity dash icons missing

Some system icons in the unity dash are missing, as displayed in the picture below, such as System Settings, Details, etc. How can I get them back? I tried to change to another theme, but it didn't ...
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Unity Desktop Environment Crash

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when I choose Unity environment to login it login then blinks and logs me out again. What caused the problem: The last thing I was doing is that I was changing the ...
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Where do I go to report Unity 8 bugs?

I'd love to point out some of the issues I'm having with Unity 8 so that they get solved sooner but where do I go to report them? I couldn't find anything on launchpad.
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Cairo Dock Unity Search Dialog

I am using unity but have decided to use the Cairo Dock. I am wondering if there is a way (command and/or .desktop file) to have an icon on the dock that opens the default unity search overlay ...
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What's the latest version of Unity and Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

What's the latest version of Unity and Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have Unity 7.2.5 and Compiz 0.9.11.3. I wanted to know if there is any latest version of both Compiz and Unity. If so, how can I ...
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unity launcher and top menu bar missing

I am using ubuntu 12.04 dual booted along with windows 7. Things were going smooth till now, but with the latest UPDATE, the unity launcher and the top menu bar are missing. Except terminal no ...
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Virtualbox upgrade broke ubuntu

Forgive me, but I didn't document this problem and I can't really reproduce it since my computer isn't really working right now I recently tried to upgrade virtualbox on ubuntu from 4.3 to 5.0. ...
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Moving desktop items with keyboard buttons only?

Is there a way to move icons on the desktop with only keyboard buttons? I looked into shortcuts and couldn't find anything to achieve this.
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Unity has gone bad

I restarted my computer, I pressed the reset button before Ubuntu had properly shut down. When it restarted, I saw windows 3.1 style buttons. After resetting unity, the unity bar has gone, and System ...
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No dash, menu appears in black, compiz bugged on 15.04

Recently I upgraded form 14.04 to 15.04 and my desktop came with some bugs. I can't see the window's buttons, the drop downs menus appear in black and my file manager or terminal can't be seen. I am ...
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Vertical screen and hot corners

Two of my hot corners are not working... ...In some cases. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and have set the options in ccsm (doubled checked with the unity tweak tool). I've assigned all corners to a specific ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unable to wake back from suspension

Okay, bear with me for a second So yesterday my battery tray icon had stopped showing up, which is kind of important to me, also I received no warning whatsoever when the battery was low, so my ...
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Changing from Unity to Gnome3 on 14.04 LTS [closed]

I just installed Gnome 3 and all is working but should I also remove Unity if I will not be using it? I dont want to burden the Ubuntu servers by downloading Unity updates
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Limit a user to a single app that starts on login (14.04) [duplicate]

I have a system that I would like to limit a specific user to a single app that will autostart when he logs in. I don't see any way to do this with the toolbar/launcher active but I have seen ...
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Lightdm not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04.3

Recently I installed ubuntu-gnome desktop and then purged the same after trying and I have chosen my default desktop manager as lightdm and there is nothing like gdm as I have purged it also.The ...
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15.10 Dell XPS 15 (9550) External Monitor not waking

I'm in Ubuntu 15.10, with Kernel 4.3. Things are working better than I could ever imagine. Other than ONE bug... When my laptop turns off it's screen and my external monitor's screen (I have it set ...
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How to change background color in Gnome Tweak Tool?

I developing my own mod for Zukimac theme and when I change .background { color: @theme_fg_color; background-color: @theme_bg_color; /*#d4d4d4*/ } to .background { color: ...
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Cannot login after turn on Window spread in Unity Tweak Tool

I'm now using Ubuntu 14.04.3 and using Unity tool for change some effects. Curiously, I changed Window spread to "on" in the Window spread tag, the system automatically logged out. When I tried to ...
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Eclipse tooltip disapearing too fast

My eclipse tooltip is disappearing too fast and I literally have to be as fast on the trigger as when I'm playing cs go to do an import. I'm not sure if the problem arose when I installed a new theme ...
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Force child windows to stay on parent's workspace

I am a heavy user of multiple workspaces, and often find an application, say, on workspace 2 will open a child window on the currently active workspace 3 where I have my web browser. Is there a way to ...