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radeon 7640 laptop 16.04 work-arounds

I have Radeon 7640 video in my laptop. I don't like opensource radeon driver. It's slow as hell (and makes my laptop hot as hellfire too). But, it's a good machine with 4 cores, I love it. I heard ...
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Dash home on Ubuntu 16.04

I used Ubuntu 12.04 for a long time before and just I've upgraded to 16.04. Dash home on 12.04 has 3 items: - Recent Apps - Recent Files - Downloads It was really convinient because I could ...
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Virtualbox in Ubuntu 16.04 - Unity grabs Alt and Super key

This is something that was answered in the past already for previous versions, there are bug reports but nothing really solves it and it's still present in 16.04 If you have Ubuntu 16.04 Unity as ...
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Omni search bar activate

Omni search bar activate Hi there, I am running Ubuntu 15.10 I'm not sure, but I think I may have once or twice activated what looks like some kind of omni search bar in the bottom right corner of ...
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upstart failure immediate at login

After I type in user password, the Ubuntu 16.04 attempts to login, but then immediate backs out to lightdm greeter. The following is lightdm's log tail -f /var/log/lightdm/x-0-greeter.log (nm-...
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CompizConfig-Settings-Manager bug/error?

I am a Linux beginner user. I installed sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra Immediately after I press Alt+F2 and type compiz --replace(otherwise the opacity ...
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New deb application does not appear in dash

I've had this problem in 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS. After installing a new application (Viber, e.g.) via Gdebi, Synaptic or Ubuntu software, the application does not appear in Unity dash (or classic ...
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How do I get rid of the Ubuntu scrollbars and theming in Firefox 46.0?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and I've just upgraded the firefox package (released today) from 45.0.2 to 46.0. The release has brought an unwelcome change; the ugly Ubuntu scrollbars, and even uglier ...
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how to integrate wine with unity icons automatically? [16.04]

In my previous ubuntu, using ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa, apps run with wine would automagically be shown with nice icons in unity launcher. In 16.04, using ppa:wine/wine-builds, I installed wine-devel but ...
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16.04 update broke unity

When upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 unity just broke, and when trying to run unity from a command line compiz (core) gives me a segmentation fault (core dumped). If you can't fix it, please suggest an ...
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16.04 IntelliJ IDEA Desktop Entry not working

I tried running "Create Desktop Entry" both from "Tools" in main menu and "Configure" from the splash screen. It shows Desktop Entry Created You may now exit IDEA and start it from the system menu (...
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Launcher switcher and windows controls broken after update

I already had a 15.10 system and installed 16.04 on top of it by formatting the root partition but leaving home as it were. After the upgrade unity window switcher only shows the desktop place holder ...
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In Unity Desktop, is there a way to hide *some* windows but not others in the window list?

I have multiple windows that are always open, I know they're open, and I don't really care to know they exist. Specifically, I keep irc open in a window, and a live webcam in a window, scattered ...
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How to reload the Unity dash?

I know that there are similar questions in here, but their answers are very outdated. I have installed many applications and created a couple of .desktop files, they have been placed on the proper ...
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why unity 8 not any work, Is it illusion?

I was install unity8-desktop-session-mir. On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and my pc is not touch but my problems: for start unity I have to wait about 2 min. and after start I have one window only on desktop. ...
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“Ghost” volumes' windows showing up in Alt+Tab

I have a strange problem after upgrading to 16.04. I have two volumes that show up when I Alt+Tab, but there are no windows open going around. If I try to open them, by Alt+Tabbing to them, nothing ...
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How do I make Alt+Tab switcher to show small windows instead of icons?

I want to have something like this: instead of what I have now: UPD: There is appropriate option in compiz-config, but it doesn't work:
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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...
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Chromium window disappears randomly but runs it just gets invisible o.O

What the title sais is the short description... its very strange and I dont know if its a ubuntu bug or a chromium one thus I had to make a huge post explaining it... :/ TLTR; I am not sure if it's ...
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Restore original default configurations of unity

I install ubuntu gnome and pantheon few days ago but managed to remove them. I already purged their files but still some configurations are still existing. My unity default settings were also ...
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Unable to install unity-webapps in ubuntu 16.04

I'm unable to install unity-webapps after upgrading to 16.04. All began as tweak unity was not launching. Now i'm unable to install it from synaptic package manager also as its indicating broken ...
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nemo not showing script icons

I just installed nemo file manager in Ubuntu by following this tutorial, and I really like this it. The only problem I am having is that nemo doesn't show the right icon on source code files (like ...
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Gnome Classic doesn't seem to start any more

I have gdm installed with Ubuntu 12.04. For a session I select Gnome Classic. This used to work fine, now for some reason when I try to start a Gnome Classic session, the screen flashes, and starts an ...
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error large bars and toolbars in eclipse?

this is my eclipse 4.2 GUI, in Numix theme: and in Ambiance theme(default) As title, Tabs and tool bars of my Eclipse too large. so, how do i fix it? please don't tell me change to default theme, ...
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How to decrease unity launcher bottom top border?

this space is annoing. It would be so a very nice desktop , but there is that damn space that is partially transparent. I would like it either full transparent or not transparent at all. regards
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I accidentally deleted usr/lib/python3.4 and now I'm having some problems, how can I fix this?

(This is not a duplicate of Accidentally deleted /usr/lib/python3.4, the errors I get are different.) Today I accidentally deleted usr/lib/python3.4, now Ctrl+Alt+T is not working anymore, terminal ...
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16.04 - sudo nautilus does not open in unity bar

In Ubuntu 16.04: when I run sudo nautilus from the terminal, a new window pops up but no arrow indicating an opened window appears besides the nautilus icon at the unity panel. When I minimize the ...
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Why the font of menu is different on global bar and window bar?

If selecting to show the menus in the window's title bar (Settings -> Appearance -> Behavior). The font is different (ugly indeed) when the menu is in the window's title bar.
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Bottom Unity launcher stops full screen video controls from working

As much as I think having the launcher at the bottom is better, it seems to have a problem. I can't control video such as youtube video when in full screen, because the launcher buttons seem to cover ...
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How to pin recent documents on pinned apps of unity bar?

How to pin recent documents on pinned apps of unity bar for later easy access? In windows 10 i have pinned the recent opened file as shown here in screenshot.
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No Shadows under menus on application decoration borders and unity panel

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 my system works well, except some minor issues with video drivers for NVIDIA at least. I had to re-install NVIDIA driver for it to work well (as always after the ...
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Add Network Location to Unity Bar

I have a NAS device on my network. I can access the device by clicking the Network button on the left sidebar of Nautilus and selecting the device and share folder from there. I can also bookmark the ...
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List of open applications in ubuntu [duplicate]

I am using gnome shell and I have just update to ubuntu 16.04. Some gnome extensions are not [yet] compatible and especially one I used: dash-to-dock which allow to display a side bar with favorites ...
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Ubuntu doesn't turn off

I'm new to this system, so I been using Ubuntu 16.04 TLS 64 bits a few days. First, I did a fresh install of Windows 10 but I have the "black screen" issue on booting after the grub, I had to make a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not showing new installed applications in the dash

does anybody know why when I install new applications they do not appear in the dash unless I log out or in some cases even restart the system? Thanks in advance.
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Window titles often remain displayed after closing a window or minimizing it

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on my system. Whenever I minimize a window or close it , the title bar of the window still remains there. Like if I minimize or close Firefox, the title bar of firefox is ...
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Why is my calender in a different language?

For some reason, my calendar is not being displayed in English. Any idea why?
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Ubuntu 16.04 Window Spread make glitch and freeze screen

im on latest ubuntu 16.04 and everything work fine first. but since im trying to turn off window spread from Unity Tweak Tools then trying to turn on back, im always geting glitch and freeze screen ...
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Paper theme on Ubuntu Unity

I can't install the paper theme on Ubuntu Unity. The strange thing is that it seems to work well when using root user but is not working as I would expect in a simple user.
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I can't click on things with my mouse anymore [Ubuntu 15, Ubuntu 16, Unity, Gnome]

So I have the same problem for over half a year now and from time to time I tried reinstalling Ubunty with the hope a new gpu driver or new ubuntu version would fix this, but the problem remains: ...
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Ubuntu often freezes when I make videos in Chrome fullscreen. How can I fix this?

With Ubuntu 15.10 running on 64 bit Intel i7 with Intel graphics hardware, I find that Unity freezes very often when I make videos played in Chrome fullscreen. The operating system does not freeze and ...
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16.04 Software Centre not opening

I can open it from the terminal by typing software-center but the icon in the launcher does not do anything. I was wondering if someone knows how to fix it? It is a minor irritation however as I've ...
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How to make dragging windows not lagging behind?

I am new to Ubuntu and I feel my window manager (I've tried Unity and Cinnamon so far) is not fully responsive. In fact when I take a window by holding its title bar and moving it around, the window ...
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Unity 8 lxc stucks after login. Unity 8 mir black screen without sursor

I installed Unity 8 mir and unity 8 lxc on Ubuntu 16.04, When log to unity 8 mir, a black screen displayed (without cursor). When log to Unity 8 lxc, It stucks at the loin screen (LightDM). Then I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no menu bar or launcher - help!

Just upgraded to 16.04. Due the screen flicker I followed the guide posted by Zacharee 1 (it worked)! The screen doesn't flicker anymore. However although I can login there is no menu bar of launcher. ...
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How can I reintegrate LibreOffice's menu into the Unity topbar menu?

My LibreOffice menu is no longer being integrated into Unity's topbar menu. How can I reintegrate it? Screenshot how it is currently being displayed: How I want it to be:
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ubuntu 16.04: When I change the video card driver from `nouveau` to `nvidia`, the top menu bar can't be displsyed?

When I change my video card server to the Nvidia dirver, then when I log out, when I log in again, it turned back. Later, I changed the driver to Nouveau. When I reboot, the screen is a blank screen, ...
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What could cause extreme mouse lag?

I experience extreme mouse lag in my Ubuntu 16.04. Not always, but sometimes the pointer freezes. What could cause it? Free memory is 33% Cores around 43° C Pysical ID 44° C
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Automate unity launcher icon ordering

I have written an install script which automates my install process. Afterwards I would like it to rearrange/add/remove the icons to the unity launcher. Using dconf watch / I can see output as I ...
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Why is there a spacing between launcher and the window?

Can someone explain why there's a 1px spacing between the launcher menu and the window?? This is an issue I've noticed when I install the Ubuntu desktop environment on a Xubuntu installation. I've ...