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Dash home - “rdesktop <address>” opens Firefox

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using Unity. When I go to Dash home (either by clicking the icon or pressing the "Windows" key), and try to run rdesktop, it doesn't work - it either: It either says "Sorry, ...
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Unity dash search

I have my personal folders to a different partition other than home, I had a series of symlinks in my home folder pointing to the folders on the other partition. This was causing multiple entries in ...
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How to manually set color of Unity Panel?

I was just wondering if there's a way to set the color of the Unity panel manually, as opposed to having it derived from smooshing all the colors of the wallpaper together. (the launcher on the left ...
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How to group apps in Unity Launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I put more applications in a Unity icon? Gnome Panels used to have trays, where I can add multiple entries so that I can group applications together. How can I ...
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ubuntu 12.10 software window thumbnail previews [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get window thumbnails when hovering over unity bar application icons? I want to know if there is an easy way to enable software window thumbnail previews like ...
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How to get the launcher to stay and hide? 12.04

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. My launcher keeps on hiding when I'm on the desktop. But I want it to stay out. And when I'm using programs I want it to hide. Is there anyway to do this?
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upgrading libglu1-mesa to its latest version

Yesterday I needed to install freeglut3, and ubuntu was saying that it needed libglu1-mesa=8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 while 8.1~git1206081121.640409~gd~p was to be installed. So in order I did apt-get install ...
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How to tweak Unity panel bgcolor in Ubuntu 12.10?

Currently in Ubuntu 12.10 we have very few GTK3 themes upgraded to version 3.6 in addition to the default Ambiance theme. When you maximize an application window, you have only the toolbar below the ...
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Background setting - cropping options

When setting a wallpaper you can choose from tile, zoom, center, scale, fill or span options. What do they mean? How scale option is different from zoom and span? I can't see the difference on any of ...
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Unity Mail handling multiple accounts

I've configured Unity Mail so it monitors 2 email accounts (say, Gmail and Mail.ru). It correctly notifies me about new messages, but when I click on an unread message it either redirects me to Gmail ...
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How to eject a CD/DVD from the command line

I've just right clicked on the DVD icon in the Unity Launcher in order to eject it, but instead of hitting the 'Eject' button, I missed and hit the 'Unlock from Launchpad' option instead. How do I go ...
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Modified shortcut resetted after update

I modified the "Minimise all windows" shortcut from Alt + Super + D to Super + D but everytimes there's a Unity update the shortcut is immediately resetted to it's standard setting. Is there a way to ...
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Unable to login into unity desktop after updating the system

I've got an annoying problem with Ubuntu 12.10 64 Bit (again). After updating the system via the 'Software Updater' I am unable to login into the Ubuntu standard desktop (unity). Instead the screen ...
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13.04 Dash Icon and Ubuntu Gnome-Classic Issues

The dash icon for Ubuntu 13.04 was "released", and a how-to on OMG! Ubuntu! Was written. Now, I followed all of the instructions, and the assets installed fine. Oh they installed alright, and now I ...
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installed ubuntu-desktop in kubuntu but it's not like a new ubuntu

i intalled kubuntu 10.01, then ugraded to kubuntu 12.04 then after a while i used sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop in order to have a desktop environment just like a brand new installed ubuntu ...
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Run RDP server on Ubuntu 12.10

What's the best way to run a RDP Server on Ubuntu 12.10? I'd like to run an RDP server on my Desktop running Ubuntu 12.10 and be able to login from another 12.10 machine using the remote login ...
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How do you move the window controls to the window when maximized [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove maximized window controls/title from top panel in Unity I want to move my window controls (close, maximize, minimize) back to the current window ...
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How do you uninstall openbox/gnome?

So I installed a couple desktop environments like gnome and lxde for my older computer because unity seemed really slow afterwards I logged out and went to select one and notice after I installed lxde ...
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Disable Alt (Hold) in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify or disable the HUD’s use of the Alt key? When I hold hold Alt it displays a box in the corner for that programs application menu. I hate this and its ...
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unable to login to ubuntu after upgrade to 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 upgrade results in blank screen after login After upgrading to 12.10, I can't login anymore. The problem seems be related to graphic card (computer is compaq c700) and new unity ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...
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Unity Dash not launching-11.10

I'm running 11.10. I was on my computer today and I wanted to launch unity dash. But I pressed the superkey (Windows Key) and nothing happened. I pressed the ''Dash Home'' button but still nothing. ...
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How to stop updates nagging me in 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable Ubuntu Update Manager’s new version warning I'm running on 11.10. My computer keeps on bugging me about 12.04, but I don't want it to. Please help as it is ...
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Which command is issued when I choose “Shutdown…”?

I have noticed that some of my machines do not switch off (since the upgrade to Precise) when I choose "Shutdown..." from the menu in the upper right corner of Unity. If the system is powered down or ...
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Unity previews takes over 5 seconds to load

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Dell XPS 15 (L502X) and everyting works great, but it doesn't really load so fast. When I right click on an icon in the dash it takes 4-10seconds to load the Unity ...
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GMail not visible in Unity panel

I am trying to get GMail integration working with my brand new 12.10 installation. So far I have installed unity-mail and unity-webapps-gmail packages. I have also added two of my gmail account in ...
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How to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop

I want to install Xfce without xubuntu-desktop or ubuntustudio-desktop (original Xfce 4.10, without extras). I too want to keep Unity (and Unity 2D) on my computer. Is the xfce-meta package great for ...
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Gnome 2 style user account settings (how to edit user accounts in Unity) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? Back in Gnome 2 there was a very useful user account editing gui tool whereby I could easily add or edit a user to a group. For example, ...
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How can I return to Unity notifications after installing XFCE4?

After I installed XFCE4, the XFCE notifications are being displayed instead of the Unity ones. Even in Unity sessions. How do I set it up so that I get Unity notifications in Unity sessions and XFCE4 ...
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Is having Unity/awesome wm together possible? how can I do this?

I would like to have the menus, sidebar,the HUD, and the user friendliness ubuntu offers but I would like the window control and the window tiling capabilities of awesome together. Google has not ...
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installed AMD catalyst driver and am stuck with 800 x 600 resolution and no unity sidebar

First off, Compix kept crashing on me. I uninstalled fglrx and installed the AMD catalyst driver. When I restarted my computer my resolution stays at 800 x 600 and I can't see any sidebar icons so ...
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Unity Clock Missing

I recently installed ubuntu 12.10 and it seems as though my clock is missing. I also don't see any options for date/time in the system settings panel. Am I missing something? Again this is with ...
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How to personalize number/arrangement of workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? I want to set 6 horizontal workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The "solutions" suggested here and ...
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How to restore totally messed up graphic issues [closed]

some weeks ago, I tried to install nvidia drivers from their web-page. (lesson learned, it's a big mistake) Then I have ended up totally broken system. (In terms of graphics) Currently my unity has ...
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Unity 12.10 Menu - Prevent Hiding

Is there a way to prevent the menu of an app (e.g. gedit) from hiding when it loses focus? I would prefer that it stay visible all the time. Thanks.
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How to turn on Unity HUD

I have Ubuntu 12.10 (upgraded from Lubuntu). According to Synaptic, I have Unity installed. How do I turn on the HUD?
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Is it possible to have my desktop loaded before login?

I am connecting to the system with Putty (this is Windows SSH client) then running some service in interactive personal mode. For example this is a script to run freeswitch: dims@nebulla:~$ cat ...
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Global Menu broken for Gnome Applications after adding GNOME 3 PPA

After using the GNOME3 PPA to upgrade Nautilus , (I have been working with it for several days without problems), the Global Menu broke for all Gnome-application, like totem, gnome-terminaL, nautilus ...
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Unity Gone, have tried everything 12.04 [closed]

I have checked a few forums and tried much of the advice given, however nothing has worked so far. I dont know how it happened but when I boot up, I get the login screen to select user and once I ...
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Gnome-shell themes work with unity?

Is there a way to make gnome-shell themes work with Unity? Thanks!
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Where are my apps?

When I click on the dash icon in Ubuntu 12.10, it shows me some "Applications", but only eight of them. Where are the other apps? How can I browse for "System", "Programming", "Multimedia" and other ...
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How do I connect to a root VNC session?

I installed the Unity desktop and TightVNC using these directions. The window comes up in VNC, although because I'd started the VNC Server as root, I seem to be logged in as 'guest'. Please note that ...
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How can i install XFCE along side unity?

I would like to be able to install XFCE to run alongside unity so I can choose on startup which DE I use, without breaking any features of either DE. Following this: ...
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How to get Ubuntu Netbook Edition Unity layout layout in 12.04

I saw this article and liked the layout of Unity. I would like to have it on my Precise 64bit. Also I want to keep my current settings, switching back to them whenever I want to. How can I do that?
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How can I remove indicator-session with 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Don’t display user name in panel I would like to get rid of the indicator-session in Ubuntu 12.10. There is nothing in dconf editor to remove this icon on the top ...
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Gwibber not working at all? [closed]

Brand new fresh install of ubuntu 12.10, with all updates installed. I've added my facebook account in Ubuntu online accounts. It works fine in Empathy, but neither Gwibber nor the Gwibber Ssocial ...
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How to quickly open an application for the 2nd time via Dash?

When I want to open an application via Dash, I just hit Super, type the first letters, and hit Enter. For instance: Super, "drop", Enter to start Dropbox. However, if I want to start an application ...
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How to remove individual Unity Webapps' items from message indicator?

In first days of trying Ubuntu 12.10 I installed a bunch of unity webapps like Launchpad, Twitter, Facebook, LinkdIn, etc. Recently I found some of them useless and removed the related ...
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Force All Windows To Open At A Set Resolution ('width x height' pixels)

Is it possible to force all application windows to open at a specific resolution (i.e. a set specific size like 1280x720 pixels)?
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Unity does not load when selecting Xorg open source radeon driver

When I select the X.org Radeon open source driver, Unity does not load. However, when I select the Proprietary AMD Driver from the official Ubuntu repository, Unity does load. Why is Unity doing this? ...