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Low-res emacs24 icon in application switcher

I recently upgraded to Quantal, and also switched up to emacs24 from 23. Everything is great, except for one thing: the icon in the Application Switcher for emacs24 is a horrible, low-resolution ...
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The Launcher doesn't appear nor the Manager apps and settings

I have only the window options at the desktop. I'm able to open the firefox through the option get help online, but if I minimize the window I cannot acceed it anymore. So I cannot access to the ...
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How can I add a picture as folder background in Ubuntu?

How could I add a picture as folder background? For example if I have a movie folder, how I could add its poster as background in this folder? I am using Ubuntu 12.04
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what is the best Google Calender application for unity to alert and notify you with Events?

i want some example for the best application/client for manage and edit and control your Google calendar and daily mission or event. and it provide alert -alert with sound or notification- to give ...
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Can I use Unity with XMonad?

I've been using Fedora for a while, but I recently decided to upgrade my ubuntu installation from 12.04 to 12.10. While I was using Fedora, I found xmonad tiling window manager which I sort of got ...
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Screensaver/blanking problem

I have upgraded to 12.10 and then downgraded again to 12.04 LTS because of the screensaver or screen blanking problem. After 10-12 minutes the screen goes black/blank when i dont do anything (idle). I ...
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Re-order active applications in right navigation bar

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to know is there a way to re-order the item in my navigation bar. In windows 7 it is possible to group elements and re-order their position. To be more specific. ...
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How can I stop certain XFCE components from starting with Unity?

I've installed Xubuntu-Desktop, and of course this pulled in all the usual xfce components. The only problem I have, is that xfce's notification daemon and xfconfd keep starting with Unity. This means ...
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KDE skin in Unity after installing KDE [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I just installed KDE, so I could have both desktop environments and switch between on the login screen. However, when I logged back in with Unity, some programs now show up ...
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How can I make preview windows for Chrome/Chromium display window contents for minimized Chrome windows?

If I have multiple gedit (for example) windows open, with some of them minimized, and I click on the gedit launcher icon twice, it shows previews of all gedit windows...including the minimized ones. ...
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How to prevent files from being shown in Unity dash?

I don't want file names to be completed in my unity dash, for privacy and security reasons. Is there a way to disable files from being shown in the dash? Note that I am able to hide recently used ...
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How to disable unity from starting with ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possible to install ubuntu-desktop and then boot to no GUI I am temparaly useing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server on my laptop to host a Minecraft server on and i installed ...
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Does the touch interface on new Windows 8 computers work in Ubuntu?

I'm a new linux/Ubuntu user. I realize that multitouch exists for touchpads, but are touch screens supported?
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How do I script to open a set of programs each on specific workspace?

I looked around for a while and could not figure out the answer to my following problem: I have a setup of six desktops on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. On start up, every morning, I go through a routine ...
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See a list of recently accessed files, sorted by date

In Ubuntu, is it possible to view a list of all recently accessed files (by date?) The Unity search menu only shows a short list of recent files for a given search term: I'd like to see a longer list ...
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Is Unity 3D the issue and not the driver? Clean Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on system with NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE [closed]

My system has a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE. I just performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386.iso). The first boot after installation, the icons on the Unity Launcher ...
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How to fix Fullscreen focus error in Unity?

Recently, I've been experiencing an error with programs that have a fullscreen mode with low resolution (80xx600 and below) in Unity. The problem isn't valid in gnomeshell. Whenever I launch an ...
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12.10 Unity Counter Badges don't appear

I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 last night, and none of my programs are displaying the little number badges for unread messages anymore. Affected programs include Thunderbird and Empathy. I'm assuming ...
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How can I get the AMD driver running on Ubuntu 12.10 (AMD Radeon HD 7310& AMD Vision E1-1200 APU)

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on the Lenovo S206 of my brother and already spent hours on trying to get the graphic driver to work. No matter which solution I used, in the end Unity crashes, after the ...
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How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ?

As expected, Nvidia drivers have reduced my customizations. I can't login to Unity 3D session. I can't find any content to help me to uninstall the driver and I don't know what to do as I have never ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Unity wont start when I activate Xinerama with 6 screens

I have 2 video cards. 1X HD7850 (main video card) 1X HD6450 I have installed the driver for ATI AMD Beta 12.11 from AMD website It works very good.. And than, I go in AMD Catalyst Control to ...
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How do I get windows previews when hovering over icons in the launch bar?

Guys I saw a video on the net regarding compiz to enable windows preview option when i hover a mouse over it. That would be similar as in Windows 7. I installed compiz through Ubuntu Software Centre ...
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How do I pass an option to a Unity Shortcut?

How can I pass an option from a Unity shortcut? For instance, can I invoke "gnome-terminal --maximize" instead of "gnome-terminal" from the Unity shortcut?
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Building fork off Unity 2D [closed]

I have recently been meddling in Unity 2D and how I can change it up too make it more my own. I was wondering if anyone knew of existing projects like this that I could join or any other who are ...
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How to install MyUnity in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove launcher drive icons? How do I install Myunity on 12.10? I have just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, now the problem is that I have lost my My Unity and ...
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How to clone displays with my laptop and an external HD Monitor

I have been trying to connect my laptop to an external monitor (different resolutions). My idea was to setup the external monitor as a clone of the laptop screen. In Ubuntu Quantal's display settings ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 upowerd crash [closed]

My recently-upgraded Lenovo Thinkpad T420 is running Ubuntu 12.10 mostly fine. However, I've noticed that on wake from sleep, the gnome-power-manager applet that shows battery status fails to update. ...
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Scale / Spread shows windows from all workspaces in 12.10

I used Ubuntu Tweak to set up the lower left corner of my screen to activate scale/spread/show_windows/whatever_it's_called. When I upgraded to 12.10, it now shows all open windows from all ...
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Can't see new Unity Spread since upgrade to 12.10

That's the problem, I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 yesterday. I've read lots of articles where is said that "the new Spread is so cool" and stuff, but I can't see it properly. For example, ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 unity won't start on startup

I've just updated to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04, and now Unity won't automatically start on startup! I have to get around this problem every time I start my machine by pressing control+alt+t to get a ...
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Make Unity run in 3D mode on Ubuntu 12.04

My computer, a Samsung q330 with a Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz with 4 GB RAM, runs Unity in 2D mode. I have tried to see how to activate 3D mode, but I cant figure out how to do it and I am in ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't work after update [closed]

12.10 doesn't work after a partial distribution update. I had some trouble before I began the update, and the Partial Update thingy appeared. It took about 6 hours to update/upgrade, don't know why. ...
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when using fglrx unity does not display and slow moving windows

two issues when using the fglrx driver: when i move to the propriety fglrx driver, unity does not load the side bar. the login screen loads (with top bar displayed), but when logging in, the unity ...
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Is it possible to remove the launcher entirely, but keep the dash functionality, of Unity in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove the Unity launcher? I have read on this post that it is possible to completely remove the launcher from Unity while retaining other features. How can ...
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How to minimize or maximize windows from the Unity panel?

In the Unity panel, when you left-click on an application that has multiple windows or instances open, it displays the Spread Mode, but when you left-click on a solitary application, it does ...
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Unity launcher autohide leaves “ghost” behind? [closed]

In 12.04 I had the launcher set to autohide, which worked perfectly. However in 12.10 I am getting a strange "ghost" issue. Take this screenshot, with me having a maximised google chrome window, ...
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Photo Lens does not work

The new photo lens in Ubuntu's 12.10 dash does not work for me. It simple shows nothing. All other lenses work like a charm. I have not switched off any sources in 'Privacy Settings'. Yes, I have ...
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Unity completely broken after upgrade to 12.10?

I am facing a very frustrating issue with my computer right now. I successfully upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 this afternoon, but after the upgrade, the graphical user interface seems completely broken. To ...
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Unity doesn't work on Nvidia ION [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Asus 1201N and Unity refuses to work after installing the nvidia binary drivers. It works fine on the default, but those are no where good enough when it comes to ...
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Is it possible to enable Unity Web Apps desktop integration with Firefox Web apps downloaded from the Mozilla Marketplace?

The Mozilla Marketplace has opened a few days ago for early adopters, developers, and testers. With a few tricks, it's entirely possible to install Firefox Web Apps (Which are really handy) on Ubuntu. ...
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problem with ubuntu 12.10 minimize animation

I have a small problem with the new ubuntu 12.10 minimize animation. I currently have a laptop and a desktop, both upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10. The problem shows up only on the desktop. When I ...
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Recent apps, files and downloads will not change in unity 12.04 dash

At the beginning of my fresh installation it worked great, but now it doesn't change at all. How do I "re-enable" it or "fix" it? Thanks.
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How do I make Unity quit opening Firefox under the Shiretoko icon?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and whenever I open Firefox, whether it is from searching on the dash or clicking a 'quick-launch' launcher, it always opens yet another icon for the running instance that is a ...
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Unity missing? Can't see top or side panels [duplicate]

I just removed some effects using ccsm, switched to the AMD proprietary driver, rebooted and after I log in, the unity panel is no longer there. If I hit the windows key or the alt key, nothing ...
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Cannot reinstall Unity - Broken dependencies [closed]

I've lost my Unity after sudo apt-get autoremove --purge unity-webapp and cleaned the system with Ubuntu Tweak. I try to install it, but I always get a warning of broken dependencies... I've added ...
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Unity is broken after upgrading to 12.10 (Optimus laptop)

I upgraded to GNU/Linux Ubuntu 12.10 but have been unable to use Unity properly afterwards. Indeed, I encountered the exact same problem as a lot of people: the Unity side and top bars are not ...
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Why does a clicked on application not move to the foreground?

I'm running into issues where if I have two applications running, where one is smaller and in the foreground, and I click on the window in the background, it does not move into the foreground. For ...
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How to change launcher opacity / transparency? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I change the Unity Launcher transparency? How can I change the opacity of the launcher in Ubuntu 12.10? In 12.04 I used MyUnity to do that but MyUnity is not ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 transparent window title bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I adjust the transparency of the top panel? I would like to set transparency to window title bar in Ubuntu 12.10. I used settings in gconf-editor->apps->gwd and ...
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I just installed 12.10 and how do I update unity?

I can't access the launcher, unity, or anything and have to use basic terminal commands to do anything. I keep getting this error when trying to update manually: The following packages have unmet ...