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ubuntu 12.04 falls back to login or no icons in gui [duplicate]

after hours of searching for solutions i am quite confused and frustrated now. None of the solutions here helped. This is what happend and what i did. Suddenly after days of offline the 12.04 ubuntu ...
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How do I change the click target area for the corner box expand to expand a window in Unity Desktop?

When trying to adjust the size of a GUI window (such as my terminal editor window) I have to be exactly on the bottom right hand corner before the window-adjust icon appears. The target area is so ...
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How to fix low-resolution wallpaper?

Whenever my computer starts and I log in, the desktop wallpaper loads at half resolution. Everything else is native resolution, and if I reselect the wallpaper it loads at full resolution. It's JUST ...
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Since 15.04 Upgrade, Lost my Terminal/Shell

Since I've upgraded to 15.04 I've lost my terminal. I cannot fall back to using xterm because xterm is simply not as good as the basic Ubuntu terminal! How do I get it back? When I click the ...
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How to set different scaling on multiple monitors?

I have a notebook with a resolution of 3200x1800, running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with kernel 4.0.0-040000-generic. Unitys scaling function works great to magnify the menus, titlebar and applications. Now ...
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Resizing window to a particular size

I want to resize a game's window to 1280x720. I tried with wctrl and xdotools but it wasn't working. I'm using 15.04. Here's a video showing the problem.
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No login background and Ubuntu logo after fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.xx

Got a strange problem. I use Ubuntu a few years now. Recently I've updated from 14.10 to 15.04. After that there was no background or Ubuntu logo with version at the bottom. Just violet screen with ...
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Fast switching wmii and unity

I'm developing user interfaces, and while developing in wmii it's critical that I get the same user experience that users for unity would get. So does anyone know how to make fast switching between ...
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restore compiz/unity as default window manager from xmonad

I have installed and tried the xmonad window manager but now i want to switch back to compiz/unity as the default window manager. How can I do this? I have tried compiz --replace but i get: ...
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How can I start up an application with a pre-defined window size and position?

I'm wondering is there any way to achieve the affect of the Ctrl-Alt-Keypad shortcuts in Unity using terminal commands instead? I want a command that sets a gui window to half the size of the screen, ...
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What does the unity/compiz error “FBO is incomplete” mean and how can I fix it?

I am having trouble with Unity after an upgrade to 14.04 (and still there after another update to 14.10 which was due to me not paying attention) I have no unity or anything else and only have ...
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Why does the Terminal minimize when initiated in Ubuntu 15.04?

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 update Steam quit working. So I tried to remove Steam installer and reinstall it; along with the installation I received the message: Steam, Steamdeps are run in a ...
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Google Calendar in unity

Is there a way to sync google calendar with unity without adding new software ?? If there isn't a way can you recommend the light weight software for this task?? that will have the ability to notify ...
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Second screen toolbars/launcher not working (15.04 fresh install)

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude E6420 with an external monitor. Everything works fine on the external screen, but the launcher and toolbars do not react when clicked ...
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Active window changes when switching workspaces

I have a terminal open on Workspace 1 in fullscreen. My active workspace is now top-left, and I am typing in my active window Firefox. Then I press ALT-CTRL-DOWN followed by ALT-CTRL-UP, and I come ...
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Duplicate icons, and some old ones in Dash [duplicate]

My issues is that I've some how managed to get duplicate icons (picture below) and some older icons. When I click on the duplicate / old icons it just takes me to the system settings. This is driving ...
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How to get rid of disk icons in Unity launcher? [duplicate]

I have got here an installation of Unity and I am annoyed with the 3 disk icons in the Launcher right below the workspace switcher. Is there a way to prevent these icons from showing? Those 3 icons ...
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Will installing Unity 8 on 15.04 affect my current Unity desktop?

I would like to play around with Unity 8 on my laptop. I am currently running 15.04 with Unity and I'm afraid installing Unity 8 will break something in my current desktop? Will just get another ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 keyboard shortcuts problem

I've noticed some time ago that some of my shortcuts in ubuntu 14.10. stopped working. I hoped that update to 15.04. will fix it but unfortunately that was not the case. I have problem only with few ...
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How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates

After Suttleworth's bizarre decision to hard-code the whitelist for the systray, a developer created a patch to allow people to continue to use applications that use the systray with Ubuntu. ...
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Modal windows disappear in ubuntu when show desktop button or shotcut is used

If I'm using netbeans or intellij and I have a modal window opened like settings window and I used show desktop button or super+D in ubuntu, then the modal window will completely disappear and that ...
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I have hidden and unreachable workspaces - how do I cancel them?

I have double workspaces, whether I enable them or not. If not enabled, some pdf's open in an unreachable hidden workspace [I know it's there because I can see the Document Viewer open in the ...
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Ubuntu Trusty not displaying launcher properly

After a recent software update (possible to kernel 3.13.0-49), Ubuntu Trusty no longer displaying Launcher & top status bar properly on a very old Dell using 32 bit Ubuntu Trusty. I used to use ...
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Will Ubuntu MATE break Unity desktop?

I'm currently running ubuntu 14.04. I installed gnome alongside unity and it seems to work without issue using lightdm as the default display manager (using gdm as default previously broke unity). My ...
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Send window to back of alt-tab order

I'm used to the behavior in Windows where minimizing a window sends it to the back of the alt-tab order. How do I get this in Ubuntu Unity 14.4? Specifically, let's say I have this window order: ...
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How can I get chrome to stop opening up in incognito? even after purging and reinstalling fresh

I tried opening new tab(non-incognito) and then locking that to the lancher. Then unlocking the first icon, But then the second icon just opens incognito tab by default. Even though I have not made ...
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Force exit when closing from Unity Dock

Is there a way to ensure that apps you close from the unity dock really close, by which I mean an "Ubuntu" setting rather than application specific ones. The two applications I notice this most with ...
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Always show menu even in unfocused windows

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Recently I found out, that I can enable to always show the menu in the title bar of a window by using this console command: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity always-show-menus ...
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How to improve Ubuntu 14.04 LTS boot time on a laptop?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my lenevo G505S laptop. As it, there are many complaints of this laptop not being able to handle ubuntu properly. I have some of mine. Every time I turn on my ...
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Crawling desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server on an Intel S1200v3RPS server board

I asked this question earlier but have more specific situation to report. I have this new S1200v3RPS motherboard and it runs fine with Ubuntu except when it comes to using the Desktop. The desktop ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Unity Runs very slowly on Intel S1200v3RPS motherboard with Intel Xeon E3 1231 v3 processor

I installed Ubuntu server 14.04.2. I have not installed any drivers or firmware updates for the motherboard. A look at Intel's download link for the S1200v3RP family of motherboards, shows no firmware ...
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“Forbidden” sign in place of active locale in Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit in VMWare to experiment with. I don't remember when the problem arised, but lately I see a "forbidden" sign instead of a flag or "EN"/"GR" at Unity. In Gnome ...
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How to remove this leftover from pantheon desktop? [duplicate]

I gave a try to pantheon desktop, and ever since after uninstalling it, whenever I resume from a suspend, I get this: Since elementary.io is a link to elementary OS, and pantheon is from this OS, I ...
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Restoring Old boot screen [duplicate]

I've installed XFCE Desktop environment, but now i've decided to switch back to Unity, i have uninstalled xfce4 and xubuntu-desktop by sudo apt-get remove xubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get remove xfce4 ...
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I accidentally deleted unity How do I reinstall it

I was on unity using the compiz config tool and I disabled unity. How do I get back? In unity I can't do control alt T or whatever the short cut for terminal is. I can't do those short cuts. I have ...
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How do you add/remove applications to/from the Unity Launcher from command line?

I am customizing an Ubuntu 14.04 Live CD with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). The program gives you a chroot environment in a terminal to make changes. I want to add and remove what programs appear ...
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My window border's theme got stuck to virtual box's theme

i recently installed virtual box. When i first opened the virtual box and closed it, my desktop theme got changed to virtual box's window bar theme and i can't revert it back. Note: Few days ago, i ...
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Unable to create or extract archives in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity

Here's my problem: I want to create/extract archives (like .zip or .tar.gz) from my file manager in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity. But when I right-click a file, the options simply are not there. When I ...
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Unity 14.04: Cannot open Launcher because of NVIDIA screen corruption

I've just clean-installed 14.04 with Unity on my amd64 box, which has a NVidia 6150SE GPU. It's having a problem with screen corruption; after you login and try to open, say, the Unity launcher (if ...
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How to change monajat program notification into Arabic language?

How can I change the language of notification into Arabic? Program notifications appear in the English language and this is difficult to read as I don't use English in speaking. I only want to change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Indicators icons from choosen theme don't what to load

Indicators icons from default themes ubuntu-mono-dark/light don't want to load and system is loading others icons ( few indicators icons [precisely: power,sound,keyboard] not all in the theme ). It ...
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This session is locked - problem

When I try to login after resuming from a suspend, I get this message with a huge lock icon. This session is locked - you will be redirected to the unlock dialog automatically in a few seconds ...
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unity fails to start after booting

I am using UBUNTU 14.04.2 on my lenovo E531 laptop.My problem is: after booting the computer,graphical interface of ubuntu fails to start and it shows a black screen. I'd consider myself a beginner, ...
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Text becomes unreadable after high memory usage

I currently use an old laptop running ubuntu 14.04.2. I am using the default unity desktop. It has an integrated intel graphics card. After using the laptop for a while, the text becomes unreadable. ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Broken not fixable unity

I was playing minecraft and I used the kill -15 -1 command and it broke my unity and I can't get it to work again even with the CompizConfig methods. If I am duplicating topics then post a link to ...
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Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar

Is it possible to hide the application title from the menubar?
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How to I restore ubuntu-desktop / unity / gnome back to it's original state

I tried to install KDE on ubuntu, which involved me doing an sudo apt remove --purge *unity, a full install of kde and other involved packages. The problem is that somewhere in between I really ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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Unity-dash search lags inconvenient

Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox ...