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Smoother fonts in Chromium installed automagically

Yesterday evening observed that the Chromium fonts got smoother. I don't really know to explain it, but it feels just better. The bold text is a little bit bolder that it was in the past and other ...
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Some, but not all, programs take 30 seconds to load on an otherwise fast computer

I'm having a strage issue with certain, seemingly unrelated, programs (Okular, Kile, Spyder) taking about 20-30 seconds to load after clicking them on the launcher or opening a related file. Other ...
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How can I stop MineCraft from crashing on my chromebook?

I am trying run minecraft on Linux (Ubuntu) on my chromebook. I use crouton power it. I have installed the correct java version, got it all set up. But the launcher starts and acts perfectly normal. ...
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Unity crashes when window is minimized via starter

To be able to minimize a window through clicking on the icon in starter, I executed the following command from 1: gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ ...
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Minecraft mousepad problem

Minecraft runs great for a couple minutes. but when I have moved and mined too much the mouse pad that controls the characters up down left and right view point slows in response dramatically. the ...
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Do not hide shaded window bars

I configured Unity to shade the window on mouse double click and then the shaded window title bar hides and you can only see on the unity launcher with a small triangle that the application is ...
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Make window think it's on top

I've been wondering. When you play a video in a browser in fullscreen and switch to a different window - the browser (or plugin container in some cases) get's a notification that this window is not on ...
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Why have I got a New Launcher?

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 since it was introduced, however, after the last set of updates the look of the desktop changed along with the menu. I now have a bar at the top that has the word ...
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Random Shutdown, Sleep, and Wake Up Problems

Recently, I upgraded my laptop (MSi GS70) from 14.04 to 15.04. One thing I noticed was that shutting down was not always working properly. To shutdown, I open the system icon on the top right in Unity ...
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How to upgrade GTK 3.10 to GTK 3.14 on Ubuntu 14.04?

How to upgrade GTK 3.10 to 3.14 on ubuntu 14.04? Most of the discussions provide an answer in which they replace the Unity desktop with the GNOME desktop. I want to do this upgrade without adding any ...
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Need to fix fonts which are too large to be able to use the GUI. 14.04

From the Unity sidebar I can open System Settings, Displays, Resolution. But the resolution is already set at 1920 x 1080 (the max allowed) and I also can't access the Apply button to apply any ...
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Ubuntu unity not appearing in VMware

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.4 on my VMware. (It opens in command line. Using startx enters me into GUI mode.) Problem: I cannot see side panels and menu bar: I took the following steps so ...
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Custom Mounted Drive Icons revert to default icons after reboot 15.04

I ran a full upgrade of all packages yesterday. Since then my Custom DESKTOP Icons for my Mounted Drives reverted back to the default(USB icon) I've set them back to my custom icons (right click> ...
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How do I finish installing Ubuntu after it froze? [closed]

I was installing Ubuntu and I got to setting a username. I typed in a username then I tried typing a password but it froze. So I x'ed out the terminal and restarted my computer (HP Chromebook 14). ...
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Additional hard and flash drives not detected/mounted automatically in bookmarks/computer

I restored a copy of my Ubuntu partitions that was made yesterday. Everything is OK, except that I cannot see my additional hard drives from the launcher (they were showing when the disk image was ...
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crash chrome broswer

i when by "google-chrome-stable" in terminal get error : engmmrj@engmmrj-MS-7592:~$ google-chrome-stable [1:1:0617/150719:ERROR:image_metadata_extractor.cc(111)] Couldn't load libexif. Gtk-Message: ...
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Unity fails after upgrade 14.04 -> 15.05 and installing nvidia drivers

So, I was running Ubuntu 14 LTS more or less happily (nvidia drivers were working fine with unity and all). Then the upgrade manager asked if I wanted to upgrade to 14.10. I did the upgrade and ...
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How to create shortcut of executable on Unity launcher?

I have an executable file (here: Apache Directory Studio's application/x-executable) on my Ubuntu 15.04 vivid. Now usually, when I want to place an application into my launcher, I simply drag and ...
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input source menu icon missing and ibus language switching not working 15.04

I have installed ibus-m17n packages and added ibus-daemon in start up applications. Then I enabled Show current input source in the menu bar in System settings > Text Entry. I have noticed ...
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Closing Terminal tabs like in iTerm2

I work on both Mac and Ubuntu 15.04 and want to get more consistent keyboard shortcuts between the two systems. One part of the problem is getting the 'right' Terminal behavior. On OS X I use iTerm2 ...
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How to start a new Unity Styled desktop in other tty in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 32bit Desktop version. Now I want to start a new Unity styled desktop in other tty, like tty 8. As we all known, Linux use X Window System for display. To start a new desktop ...
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Ver. 14.04 Unity, Desktop Background reverys to default after the computer is off?

I have dual monitors and I set a wallpaper as my background through right clicking on the desktop and clicking "change desktop background" I changed it, but there wasn't any save button so I exited ...
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How to have Gnome 3 styling on youtube with Unity?

Sorry if this question has been asked before but I couldn't find a quick answer looking on Google/AskUbuntu. I really like the YouTube player that Gnome 3 comes with yet I'd like to keep using Unity. ...
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How to move Unity Launcher on boot automatically?

How can I run this command, which it transfers the unity from one screen to another on computer boot? xrandr --output VGA1 --primary I have tried the suggestion from this article but it doesn't ...
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How to cause xfce4 whiskermenu to invoke when super is pressed?

I have installed Xfce4 Panel and its whisker menu plugin onto my instance of Unity. I want to make the whisker menu appear when I press the super key instead of Unity Dash. How might one go about ...
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Unity Trash icon error /home/trash no such file or directory after upgrd to 14.10

I have a minor buggy problem after I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 14.10. When I click on the Trash icon, on Unity side bar I get the following error: " /home/trash:: No such file or directory" I ...
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recovering lost 15.04 GUI

After the latest system update, I lost my GUI. how does one repair Ubuntu desktop/ Unity?
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File manager that integrates into the desktop?

Is there like a special file manager I can install that will turn my entire desktop into one big file manager window? Here's what I'm thinking: You have a folder on the desktop, and you click on it. ...
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Changes to launcher are instantly changing back (Ubuntu 14.04)

I edited ~/.profile by adding the line umask 775 and also changed a color code in usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-3.0/gtk-main.css After reboot, the launcher and wallpaper lost all changes I made to ...
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Ubuntu desktop issues/overall systematic issues

I have installed skype on my Ubuntu 14.04.2 version and after I restarted the computer the normal Login window popped up. After typing in the password the desktop was on but the sidebar was missing ...
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How can I make ubuntu completely black and white?

I installed Ubuntu Tweak for the black and white theme. But that theme only made icons black and white. I want complete black and white feel for Ubuntu, how can I get it? Complete means when I play ...
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Numpad disables after logging into unity

I just setup Ubuntu 15.04 on my Asus G74Sx laptop. This laptop does not have a physical NumLock key. My Numpad works fine in Windows 8.1, the SSTYs, as well as lightdm (I can enter numbers via the ...
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Unity dont find any application any more

System; Ubuntu 14.04 LTS From the last update Unity dont find any application. So, once again, programmer have spend a lot of time for the look and have forget that the first thing asked from a soft ...
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Missing main menu icons in Java applications

I have fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 x64 and when I launch any Java-written application, i.e. LibreOffice, Eclipse IDE, PyCharm IDE, etc., I can see no main menu icons (Open, New, Save, Save as, ...). ...
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How to find path of program launched from dock (not visible in software manager)

I'm using the VPN client "Cisco Anyconnect" and it was installed via a .sh script provided by my university, thus not visible in the Software Manager. Most of the time I launch it from the search ...
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Unity desktop Ubuntu 15.04 freezes

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my HP ProBook 450 G2, but it is randomly freezing. I have a Intel and AMD GPU, but I have turned off AMD GPU and I only use Intel. Why this is happening? I have latest ...
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Remove Chrome Completely

I had a crash tonight, seems to have been graphics related (the cursor disappeared so I rebooted). Now chrome has gone very strange. It seems to have a windows skin over the top. As the screen shot ...
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notify-osd replaced with dunst after switching back to unity from i3wm

I was testing i3wm (sudo apt-get install i3 is what I ran, and chose i3 from the log in screen) on my machine and after a while, decided to switch back to Unity. Upon switching back, I noticed that ...
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Missing scrollbars & strange white edges

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04, I have had issues with the "native" scroll bars. This problem is happening in programs such as Nautilus, Eclipse, System Settings etc.. In other words; programs ...
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Unity in portrait mode on Dell inspiron 13 7000 w/ i7

Does Unity (from 14.10 or 15.04) work well in portrait mode on the latest Dell Inspiron 13 2-in-1? I know of problems w/ touchpad and touchscreen, which can be solved, but I would like to get feedback ...
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screen garbled after suspend when not using unity

When using unity or gnome my laptop wakes up from suspend and everything works properly. When using i3, the laptop wakes up from suspend but the screen is garbled, and I need to reboot, not even a ...
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what component is responsible for lock screen in unity?

When I close my laptop lid in unity the laptop suspends and the screen is locked properly. I want the same behavior when I am using another wm, is there a process I can start that manages this? I am ...
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Viewing and Opening recently viewed files and folders in unity launcher

Is their a way to see and open recently viewed files and folders in unity launcher? If you select files in third mouse key we will see a menu like this where it shows the default and book marked ...
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Log Into Someone Else's Desktop from CLI

Is there a way to log out & log back in as another user or the same user, all from the command line? I have seen solutions that use killall or pkill, etc., to kill all processes running as the ...
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Ubuntu mouse stopped working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 and I'm experiencing a very strange problem with the mouse pointer. It moves without any problem but it doesn't click, it doesn't right click, the page forward and page backwards ...
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14.04 unity does not start after login screen

In Ubuntu 14.04, after arriving at the lightdm login screen and entering my password, the screen briefly disappears, but then comes back to the login screen. When going to terminal with ALT-CTR-F1 and ...
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Pantheon Terminal Ubuntu 15.04 - GTK3 Title/Header Bar Issue

I heard Pantheon Terminal is one of the most intuitive terminals to use and thought I would give it a go on vanilla Ubuntu Vivid 15.04. I installed it (0.3.1.2+r736+pkg36) from the following ...
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How to figure out the reason for automatic log-outs on Ubuntu Unity and GNOME 3?

My installation of Ubuntu 15.04 logs-out automatically on both Unity and GNOME 3, it doesn't do it on GNOME Fallback. Is the Xorg 0 log file the place I should go to in order to figure out the reason ...
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How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class?

How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class? In Ubuntu < 15.04, you could disable shadows and window decorations for a specific class of windows, using CCSM. For a specific ...
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Notebook running linux with a mac external keyboard

I run Ubuntu on my notebook and use an external mac keyboard. It is very confusing that the order of the CTRL, ALT and SUPER (or COMMAND) is different. On the notebook's keyboard it is: CTRL, SUPER ...