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Desktop Files don't use seem to use $PATH correctly

I am creating .desktop files for use in the Unity Launcher. I have my own location in my home directory where I put my executables (~/usr/bin/) which is correctly added to my PATH environment ...
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How can I move the dash home button up to that space in the image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move the Dash launcher home button to the panel? I have seen several screenshots where the dash home button is not on the side bar...but on the panel. Like in ...
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How do the various gnome flavours use the config resources they do or do not share?

One of the things that has kept me away from gnome until now is the lack of a common, central place for configuration. This was bad in the old days, but after the advent of compiz, mutter and dconf, ...
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Recent Update crashed Unity and Window manager

I just updated a few packages. Among them was the ubuntu-desktop package (maybe it has something to do with that). After the update the Unity Launcher no longer stacks Items, so I have to scroll. ...
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Override default Browser in unity-mail

Default Bowser is Firefox. This should stay like this. I want to click on unity-mail button and chrome should open instead of Firefox. Is this possible. Is there a switch in .config/unity-mail.conf?. ...
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Why is Unity not loading properly?

I wanted to try out League of Legends. I installed PlayOnLinux and got LoL working through it, but whenever I ran the game it changed my screen resolution to something a bit smaller than my screeen, I ...
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How to iconize all windows for current application, Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where should people give feedback on Ubuntu? I am used to Docky, and miss the ability to easily iconize/hide all windows for a given application, or to see a list of the ...
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Visual Alerts don't work

When I go to Universal Access -> Hearing tab -> turn Visual Alerts on and try Test Flash with either the option to flash the window title or to flash the entire screen, nothing happens. Also, see my ...
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How do I Remove/Customize Unity Keyboard Shortcuts?

Is there any way to remove or configure the following Unity keyboard shortcuts? I want to make use of these keyboard shortcuts, but I have no use for what they're currently assigned to. Super+M ...
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How to remove fade effect when “Hiding all normal windows” with CTRL+ALT+D shortcut (show desktop)?

I'm using Unity on 12.10, with most of the Compiz Effects disabled. I'd like to remove the fade effect when using the CTRL+ALT+D default shortcut to show the desktop. The effect consists in fading out ...
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Wine logo appearing for every Crossover Application in Unity

If I start an application using Crossover (or Wine), the application will always be the Wine Logo instead of the application logo. This is the same independent of the application being run or using ...
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Ubuntu hangs after checking battery state [ok] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: boot stuck on “checking battery state [ok]” Having Asus p5k chipset with 4Gb DDR3 ram, intel core 2 duo 2.66ghz system running win 7 64bit, nvidia 9800GT, want to try ...
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Ubuntu unity 12.10 really slow

Unity dash is really slow and unresponsive, it takes between 5 and 20 seconds just to load. I'm running a laptop with 2gb ram, AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-64 × 2, Gallium 0.4 on ATI ...
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How can I change Unity Dash to desktop mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I resize the Unity Dash? I am using a netbook, and I noticed that pressing the super key, which brings up the unity dash with the lenses, is a full-screen ...
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How to use fixed width font in python indicator in Unity's top panel?

I have a python script of network bandwidth indicator that I have downloaded from here : https://launchpad.net/nettraffic I would like to make the indicator use a fixed font so that the indicator's ...
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Deleted metacity folder

I accidently deleted the folder responsible for keybindings, in gconf-editor it would be /apps/metacity/global_keybindings. I deleted the folder out of my home folder by accident. I'm trying to set ...
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No option for changing launcher placement in Settings -> Display

Few days ago I encountered a problem with dual-monitor configuration in Ubuntu - unwanted launcher bar on second monitor. The problem was reported here several times before. The solution for that is ...
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Right-click on home folder in unity launcher does not populate the bookmark list

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I also installed Unity Window Quicklists by following this link. I added a few bookmarks (shortcuts) to the left side selection in nautilus: ...
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Where does Compiz store its configuration in Ubuntu 12.10?

According to http://wiki.compiz.org/CCSM#line-108, the settings could be saved at one of the following places: GConf KConf (not applicable in a default Ubuntu 12.10 installation I guess) INI ...
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Re-map Alt+drag in Unity. I need it for Inkscape

I need Alt+drag for some of Inkscape function, instead of just draggin my current window, how do I re-map "drag window" key to another shorcut?
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How to set up script or document to launch from top or side bar?

I have searched for information about this, but not found anything directly related to it. Is there a way to add a document (for example, a Libre Office file or text file) to open when clicked from ...
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How to prevent/disable Unity's Launcher from launching when dragging (& dropping) a file?

When I drag a file in Nautilus to drop it somewhere else (in a different folder but still within the same Nautilus window), Launcher launches with some "active" icons (the rest of 'em "disabled" / ...
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File, Edit buttons have dissapeared from ubuntu desktop

It used to be that I could go up to the top of my desktop and there would be a file, edit etc. Now when I move my cursor over the words "Ubuntu Desktop" nothing happens. Also the "Add a launcher" ...
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What does the count on the Chromium Launcher Icon tell?

On my Chromium Launcher Icon a count of 4 is displayed. I have two Chromium windows with several tabs open. A count with progress bar was always displayed when downloading. Therefore I checked this ...
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Show desktop Unity lancher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a “Show desktop” icon to the launcher? How to create Unity launcher icon to show the desktop in Ubuntu 12.10?
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Launcher hides and when cursor is touching the edge

I've been using Ubuntu (and Mint) for almost two years (since Ubuntu 11.04 to be exact), and yesterday I decided to try some Compiz effects for a first time, never actually bothered about that. ...
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Dynamically change the application icon

The icon used for the app is in the .desktop file but is it possible to change this dynamically? You can change the count but not the icon. Is there an API for doing this like OS X?
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Is this a Unity Dash bug or Aptana Studio 3 bug? Icon in Dash being displayed really large.

I have installed Aptana studio 3 and you can see the icon in Unity Dash is being displayed, very large. Is it a Unity Dash bug or just Aptana Studio 3 bug ?
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Super button won't open the Dash in an empty workspace [closed]

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome3 for a while, than started back on Unity. My problem is that the super button only opens the Dash when there are already a few windows in a workspace. When the ...
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Unity bar and Menu bar Gone [duplicate]

I have a bootable usb stick that has Ubuntu 12.10 on it, so I loaded it onto my computer which is semi old because it was really full and ubuntu is nice software when it works. And all went well until ...
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Unable to login after installing KDE

I had a Unity environment on my laptop and yesterday I decide to change it to kde, so I typed: sudo apt-get install kde and installation was correct, I choose lightdm in menuconfig as default login ...
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How to solve wierd graphical issues in Ubuntu 12.10? [closed]

You can see with the following screen-shots that the notifications of the bottom right has glitches out and always shows up blank white. Top right notifications are not affected. Also something that ...
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Official Daily PPA for Unity?

I found couple of blocker bugs in Unity which came installed in 12.10 and swtiched to GNOME Shell. Is there official ppa for Unity to check if developers fixed the bugs already?
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How to enable 3D acceleration with Nvidia GT 555m?

I have a Dell XPS 17 (3D) laptop that comes with Nvidia GT 555M. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop (not side-by-side to Windows, but as an application inside Windows using Wubi). I installed ...
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How to make unity launcher apps not bundle together when you have lots of them or to speed up the bar when scrolling down to apps?

I notice that the applications don't stay straight when you add more on. Is there a way to fix this? Can you also speed up the scrolling speed when on the unity launcher?
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no icons, no taskbar after i login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears i installed Ubuntu 12.10 last night using the windows installer and when i rebooted it started up, got to the login ...
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No launcher and menus in Ubuntu 12.10 after changing from Nvidia to Intel Graphics

I have removed my discrete Nvidia GPU from my PC and I was planing to use my internal Intel HD 2500 instead. But it does not work properly. Since then I am missing my Unity launcher and the top menu. ...
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How can CCSM's “Show Desktop” animation be made quicker?

In CCSM, under General Options, Key Bindings, there is a "Show Desktop" action. I use it quite often but the animation is too slow for me. Is there a way to speed it up (or turn it off)?
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Menus on global menu bar not showing, but are selected

This seems to be a strange problem. Please refer to the attached screenshots. In the menu where I have clicked on Glipper, the menu is hidden behind the window. Only way to see the menu is to minimize ...
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How to implicitly raise windows under Unity?

I open System Settings. Then I do something else and thus hide the System Settings window. I forget that I have left System Settings open. Now I again try to open System Settings, but it does not ...
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How to use ESC key for Emacs

When typing Esc within an Emacs window under Unity (Emacs 23 standard package), the sound is turned on/off, but Emacs does not receive the key. How can I change (probably) unity such that the Esc ...
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How to remove leftover unity-webapps-facebookmessenger icons?

I have uninstalled unity-webapps-facebookmessenger but I have left over launcher icons in the dash and message menu. I have removed the facebook.com entry from allowed webapps domains in ...
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Why does the screen refuse to lock after I installed LXDE?

I have a computer, I think it's running GNOME (it's running whatever the default is; I have the Unity panel,) and I installed LXDE for use on another user, but after installing LXDE, it will no ...
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How to reset configuration for Compiz for another user?

After modify something in cssm the display manager in MyPersonalAccount doesn't work. So I login in my root account and it is fine but I want to reset the Compiz configuration of MyPersonalAccount to ...
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Is it possible to integrate Unity within Lubuntu Desktop Environment?

Is it possible to integrate Unity Dash in Lubuntu (Fresh Clean Install) apart from installing ubuntu-desktop. If installing ubuntu-desktop is the only option then if installed are there any chances of ...
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Sluggish desktop/Unity performance on ThinkPad Edge

Fresh (1 week old) install of Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit version on a ThinkPad Edge 15, specs as follows: System specs (site wouldn't let me hotlink the image) I think the swap is about 2GB but can't ...
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After logging in, there's a black screen and my cursor, nothing else! in Ubuntu 12.10

I've been using Ubuntu(12.10) for a long time, and recently, my Ubuntu went through yet another update. The whole update prompt showed up, following by a password prompt, and finally the good ol' ...
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How do I make it so that the spread comes up on one click?

In Ubuntu 12.10, if I have multiple windows of an app, the first click on an icon brings the app window that is focused into view, and only the second click brings up what Ubuntu calls the spread ...
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Clean install of 12.10 - reused 12.04 /home. Cannot start unity/login for legacy/imported user [duplicate]

I have separate disks for / and /home. I did have 12.04 installed but decided to do a clean install (format and install) of 12.10. I created my user at install. I should be able to login, right? ...
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Remote desktop solution working with Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity (3D)?

I'm trying to install a remote desktop solution on some clients using Ubuntu with Unity (3D). I've uninstalled Unity2d because it behaves not very well. Xrdp won't work, only the wallpaper is shown. ...