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How to run the Software Center (it is not in the Unity cog menu)?

I can't for the life of me figure out where to find the Software Center... I know you can run it from the terminal but I'd rather do it visually. This is in Ubuntu 12.04.3.
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Duplicate (Spotify) Icon in launcher

I have installed spotify on Ubuntu 13.04 and have locked the icon on the launcher. But when I exit the program fully or even restart and use that icon to open spotify, a new icon is created or a ...
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Thunderbird's Indicator Doesn't Show the Bubbles in 13.04

I have tried the solutions that I found here. These two, mainly: Why won't Thunderbird report notifications to the indicator-applet on 12.04? and Why aren't certain indicators showing in ...
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Increase Menu Bar Size

I'm wondering if there is a way to increase the menu bar size at the top of the screen. I installed 12.04 LTS on my home theater pc, but the mouse isn't as precise (pardon the pun) as on my laptop. I ...
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Ubuntu video lens

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.I have a problem about unity video lens.When I use filter ; for an example YouTube and just searched about fast and furious , it appears very different search results than the ...
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How to configure Logitech Performance MX 950?

I am completely new to Ubuntu 13.04 and I do not have much experience using terminal. However, I would like to assign the "zoom" button on my Performance MX mouse to show workspaces... I find the ...
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How to change the notifications dialog theme?

After installing Gnome 3 on my Ubuntu 13.04 (Unity) the "notification dialog theme" (screenshot below) changed. I'd like to know if is possible to return to the Unity default notification dialog theme ...
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What to do when everything freezes [duplicate]

I'm coming from windows and still new to Ubuntu. Occasionally everything freezes and I lose my taskbar and launcher. What do I do? What's the Ubuntu equivalent of ctrl+alt+del in Windows? I tried ...
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Everything gone except desktop [duplicate]

I recently changed the default font using dconf tool. That was ok, and after trying that font, I opened dconf again and clicked "Restore Default" button. Then the screen was unresponsive, I forced it ...
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Why're two separate panel icons, when opened, grouping under the same icon

I have two separate .desktop files locked to the panel. Both of them opens terminal windows and runs a series of commands (with user input). Trouble is, while one is opened already, opening the other ...
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LibreOffice PPA version has incompabilities with Unity, how to solve them?

I have intermittent problems running LibreOffice 4.1.1.2 (from the PPA) on Precise 12.04.03. Sometimes when I am either opening or closing the document, the screen flashes and the unity panel ...
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But seriously, how does one go about creating an internet shortcut within a folder in Ubuntu LTS 12.04

Does anyone out there know how to create an internet shortcut within a folder? I don't mean to be picky here but the shortcut should have these properties: It has to work. It has to be searchable ...
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Dash icon does not work

Below is the contents in the ubuntu-software-center-desktop file. The Dash Home does not show the contents when it is opened up. The Icon is black and does not respond when you place your courser ...
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How can I restart the menu bar in Unity?

My Unity menu bar is no longer working. Clicking on top-level menu items (on the right hand general menu items, or on the app-specific items on the left) registers visually, but menus don't drop ...
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The dash home is very slow (ubuntu 13.04)

So I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 32bit (alongside windows 7), everything fine in the installation, I loged in and everything fine, until I opened the dash home, it was absurdly slow, so slow that the ...
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Mac-like search bar in task bar

I like the Unity Dash and all, but it can take a while to load (older computer with 1GB RAM). So I was wondering if it would be possible to create a program in Python that puts a search bar (like on ...
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How to remove workspace switcher icon from launcher without disabling workspaces?

I use multiple workspaces, but only through the keyboard commands, so the workspace switcher icon is just taking up space on the launcher for me. Ways of removing it (moving to the trash, checkbox in ...
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Copy Paste not working

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my machine (not in VirtualBox). It has been there for about two years (I upgraded from 11.04). I am using the default Unity user interface. Today copy/paste just ...
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chromium web app integration notifications not working?

Ubuntu 13.04, Chromium 28, unity-chromium-extension 2.4.7. I was able to add Google plus and Gmail as short-cuts it seems. But when I set an email as read only I do not get a notification popup, nor ...
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How to make my application accept folders from Unity Launcher?

When dragging a file, all the entries on the launcher that are able to open that file stay lightened while the others fade. As far as I know, this is based on the Mime Types specified on the .desktop ...
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Quick-Search the web with query string

The Mac app alfred.app has some pretty neat features. One of them called "Quick-Search the web" (see more here) allows to search the web by typing a keyword (i.e twitter) and getting a web page ...
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After Installing Nvidia 301 again and lm-sensor hddtemp and pfsensor Unity is lost

First i would like to tell you, this is my 8th System error, I have reinstalled my Complete OS 7 times earlier than this, and Yet again new issue. I have lost my Unity Dashboard, and Indicator panel. ...
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Can I remove 'dash home' from the Unity launcher?

How can I (if it's possible), remove the dash home icon on the unity launcher. My reasoning is that it is slow (taking a few seconds to open) and I much prefer Synapse for launching applications and ...
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How to make a new window open in the same workspace where I opened it?

I open some application and immediately switch to another workspace since it takes some time to open. When it opens, I want it to open in the workspace where I opened it, not in the workspace where I ...
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How to minimize a fullscreen app?

I would like to be able to minimize fullscreen applications using Alt-Tab, like on Windows. It is irritating that I can't do it, because when I am playing a game and I have a message in skype, I ...
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Keyboard command to change desktop

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop and I installed compiz-config in order to organize my workspace. In compiz-config, choosing general options, the last tab is desktop size. Then there ...
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How to automatically set “Always on visible workspace” for windows on particular monitor

In my dual monitor set up, I generally use my (larger) left hand monitor for working on. I'll have a browser workspace, a text editor workspace, and email workspace and so on. However, the smaller ...
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Unity 3d and proprietary drivers

I have come across an interesting problem. I've got an Asus K55VD with an Nvidia 610M graphics card. I did a clean install of 12.04 off a live CD. During my first use, I chose to install the ...
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unable to use the 13.04 applications after login

Installed 13.04 and after login the desktop files are displayed for the home folder. But I am not sure how to run applications moving the muse to the edges shows nothing. I can use Ctrl + T and Ctrl ...
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stop emacs server being killed on logout

I'd like to run an emacs server in the background and have it persist after logout. I do not want to start it a system service since it's not a system service. A more practical reason is that I'm not ...
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How to map <Right Alt> to <Left Alt> + <F1>?

Putting the following into a .xbindkeysrc makes my keyboard irresponsive after reboot, with only control keys responding: "{ echo KeyStrPress Alt_L; echo KeyStr F1; echo KeyStrRelease Alt_L; } | ...
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Turning Monitor Off With an Icon

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and sometimes want to turn the display off immediately (without closing the lid and without waiting for it to turn off by itself). I'd prefer not to have to run a ...
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AMD proprietary drivers can only use 2 monitors (ubuntu 13.04)

I have 4 monitors I'm trying to set up in Unity with 2 GPU's (2x AMD HD7970's). Originally I had 2 monitors on each card and tried to set it up that way, but I kept getting the White Screen of Death ...
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Exclude directory from Unity Search

I am re-asking this question: How to remove a specific folder from the Ubuntu search? because I do not believe it was a duplicate, or was answered in that post. This has nothing to do with Zeitgeist ...
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Removed Zeitgeist, Ubuntu 12.04 starts in terminal

I did the mistake to remove zeitgeist, which uninstalled many important packages. I use Unity and first it just didn't let me login. Later I removed some more packages like python-nautilus, while I ...
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How do I remove thundar file browser?

I run Ubuntu 12.04 and after I removed XFCE4, the file browser did not go away. I tried sudo apt-get remove thundar with no success... Someone help me find the name of this package so I can remove it ...
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How to make Ubuntu Switcher bring to front windows while I'm holding “Alt+Tab”?

Is there a way to have the instant "Bring-to-Front" feature under Ubuntu while "Alt+Tab" are being hold? Just as it is under you know which OS.
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13.04 launcher and menu bar disappeared

Last night I downloaded python 3.3 and idle. I turned it on today and the launcher and menu bar disappeared. It didn't even ask for my password and all I see is my desktop. I tried finding answers ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 default icons in Ubuntu 12.04

Does anyone know where can I get Unity icons set from 13.04 to install it on 12.04? With kind regards, Abel Dean.
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Ubuntu 13.04 no menu bars

I just played with Ubuntu 13.04 on my old netbook. I tried some configurations, installed Xubuntu and Gnome to find out, which desktop environment runs best. Now I want to stay with Unity. But I ...
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How do I get unity back after installing nVidia drivers

I know this might look like a repeated question but I've been looking for a solution everywhere I could think of with no success I am using a Dell Inspiron N5110 It has intel shared graphics and an ...
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Libreoffice 4.1 not integrated into launcher properly

Running 12.04 64bit Ubuntu, and after installing Libreoffice 4.1 from the official ppa, i get this integration problem upon opening already existing text documents, them being .doc, .docx or .odt. ...
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Unity is working but not visible after installing AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta2

I have installed AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta 2 Drivers Now the Unity is working i can click the close button or maximize button or everything if i remember their locations they are nto visible :( Some ...
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How could I create a docklet or Icon in the Unity

I have think about what Dock I should install for Ubuntu. Then I think ok why should I install one there is already one on the left side. But now my question, how can I intigrate my own docklet's or ...
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icon of the .desktop file does not show in unity launcher

I created the launcher for the Ranger filemanager like this: #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=true Icon[pl_PL]=/ Name[pl_PL]=Ranger Exec=/usr/bin/ranger ...
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CryptKeeper's icon not showing in panel in Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I installed "CryptKeeper" an hour ago, and I just cant get it's icon to be shown in the panel. I've tried running this code in the Terminal: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist ...
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QML app icon not effective when called from app.setWindowIcon()

I've a Qt5/QML hybrid app built with Ubuntu Touch SDK. I'm trying to set the app icon for it, but without success. Code looks like this: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { QApplication app(argc, ...
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Is there a way to define a hotkey to solely unhide the Launcher?

I'm running Ubuntu on Parallels Desktop for Mac, where I have some limitations regarding usage of the Super key (and also problems with mouse edge detection), for example, I've read on the web that ...
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Low Graphics Mode error on 13.04

Background I have a dell inspiron 15r se. Step by step, I wanted to upgrade the system from 11.10 to 13.04. Up to 12.10 everything was alright, it was working very well, Problem When i did sudo ...
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Unity launcher .desktop icon

I've installed Eclipse from the Ubuntu Software Center and things are working as expected apart from one little thing, the icon in the Unity launcher. As you can see from the image below the icon is ...