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Compiz Fusion And Unity Tool

I tried to install compiz fusion on ubuntu studio 13 and all I got was this Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using ...
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Programmatically Getting Name of Front-most (currently running) application in Unity

I am trying to write a script that executes differently depending on the currently active program, and I am wondering if there is any way to find this programatically. For example, I come from the ...
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Change background color of selected text

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and when I select a text (for example to copy something from browser), it has ugly orange background. I want to make it something normal like blue. I tried ...
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How do I get the good ol' timezone world map back?

This is the biggest thing I miss from Gnome 2 – the world map with daylight and location markers of favourite cities, followed by a list of timezones with weather status! Shame on whoever thought it ...
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sublime text 2 move to current workspace

I was wondering if there is way to move ST2, which is already open and on a different workspace, to the current workspace if I open a file with ST2. It's a bit annoying to search for the ST2 window ...
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Can not override Super hotkey

I binded Super+A Super+S Super+Z and Super+X keys to switch among 1-4 workspaces. Super+Z and Super+X work as expected, but Super+A launches search applications, just Super launches search and Super+S ...
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Accidentally deleted Gnome session, login no longer works

I'm sorry if this question has been asked already, but I think mine is a very rare case(if it is). So the story goes like this: I was able to "remove/uninstall" GNOME UI (I just want to call it UI, ...
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Where to find GUI code

I've been rummaging through Unity's source code (Shell Interface) and I was a little curious about something; where in the code are you supposed to find positional code? I'll clarify a bit with some ...
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How to fix the unity problem? [duplicate]

Today, i just tried to turn on my computer (acer 8935G, ubuntu 13.04), and the only things that showed up are the desktop icons. The toolbar and the applications disapeared . I try to fix this problem ...
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13.04 installed on Parallels on OSX. Very slow graphics performance

I installed 13.04 on my MacBook Pro running Parallels. Everything works pretty well but when showing and hiding windows the performance is very slow. I read around a bit. I'm running 64 bit, 3.9 GiB ...
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Where do I download the source code to Unity Next?

http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/unitynext/ When following the instructions of this page, to download source, my ~/unity/unity-next becomes a branch, but the folder is empty. How can I ...
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Can't back to Unity after install Pantheon

I tried install pantheon with no success and after that i tried go back to unity, but my desktop is ugly now. Tried logout/login and change to default, removed purge pantheon repositories, ...
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Terminal and Software Center Dissapear, Unity will not initialize after Power Cycle

I am currently running on a live USB. I was trying to boot up a windows XP iso on VirtualBox when Terminal and Software Center completely disspeared from my system (Ctrl-Alt-T does not work). My ...
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Misaligned buttons?

I have been installed ubuntu-gnome package, then modifying the Unity themes, and that button is misaligned now. Before After What should I do? Note I'm using 13.04.
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Open foo.r executable files in gedit

I'm editing a bunch of foo.r files (source R files for an R packages) in Ubuntu Unity 12.10. Every time I click on one of these files to open it in gedit, a dialogue box comes up: "Do you want to ...
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Install text mode Ubuntu

I have to run four OSs simultaneously and do not need graphical desktop. and I have only Ubuntu desktop CD. Is it possible to install Ubuntu desktop without graphical environment?
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 13.04 within VirtualBox4.2.12 after enabel 3D Acceleration

I was using Ubuntu 12.10 in my VirtualBox4.2.12 on my Windows7 Host. They worked good. But when I install Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.2.12, the screen and display are very slow. I have followed this ...
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Can Snap-Windows be set up for 4 windows instead of just 2?

The title might need some adjusting but what I am trying to say is that, when one drags a window to the left or right side of the screen, it resizes to fill that half of the screen. So if I drag 2 ...
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Compiz high CPU

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 (my first Linux) alongside Windows 7. When I booted for the first time and ever since Compiz is eating up my CPU. When idle and doing nothing window management ...
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Unity Launcher missing and Terminal shortcut stopped working

When I restarted my Ubuntu after it being updated, I found the Unity launch bar was gone. I tried looking up several solutions online, blindly typing in the commands that others suggested, and I ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installed, login not working

Having all sorts of issues with mini.iso, thought it'd save me some time downloading (slow internet) but I simple don't know what packages I need to get. Anyways, my issue right now is logging into ...
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In 13.04 using Unity Tweak Tool hot corners stops working after reboot

I have 13.04 64 bit Ubuntu installed and I'm using Unity Tweak tool to enable hot corners everything works as it should as long as I don't reboot as soon as I do hotcorners stops working. In order to ...
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Firefox disappears after reboot

I set my Uncle up with Ubuntu while I was doing some work on his website in France and he's recently emailed me with a troubling issue. It appears that, when he reboots his computer, Firefox ...
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launcher for a program not working - ubuntu 13.04

I'm using a program named "robomongo" (a mongoDB UI), but to run it I need to type in the terminal "./robomongo.sh". I tried to add the file ~/.local/share/applications/robomongo.desktop Like this: ...
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Unity Scope doesn't search contacs

I migrated from Gnome 3.x to Unity, the one thing I miss is the contact search from Gnome. Mine online contacts Google and Facebook are successful synced with online accounts. When I looked in Gnome ...
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Launcher replaced by gray area in Ubuntu Virtualbox

I had installed Ubuntu 12.10 desktop i386 on Virtualbox 4.2.12 on Windows 7. After enabling 3d acceleration in settings, launcher (left side application pane\taskbar) did not appear. So I disabled it ...
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Switched graphics card, now major problems

I have an old nVidia 9600GT, which I pulled out of my computer dual booting with Windows 7 and 13.04. I then plugged in a HD6670. I didn't think to uninstall drivers in 13.04, so I started my computer ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is slow on my PC [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my PC, and it's quite slow. I'm not sure what is causing the trouble, but it looks to me like it's Unity, because all the applications take a long time to ...
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Compiled wireshark 1.10.0 presents an uncomplete interface in ubuntu 12.04

I compiled Wireshark 1.10.0 in my Ubuntu 12.04 but it presents an incomplete user interface like in this image (the missing part is at the bottom). This seems to be something wrong with Unity ...
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How to make bash scripts execute when clicked upon?

I am trying to create a bash script for the Dash home button, as I am trying to fully replace the Unity dock with the Cairo Dock. Unfortunately, I have been unable to make it so that the script only ...
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Change unlock screen appearance

I wonder if it's possible to change the appearance of the unlock screen as I'm not a big fan of this default greyish dialog box: (Image reference: ...
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Icon assigned in .desktop file is not used when application is loaded and launcher icon appears

I am installing the newer application eclipse Juno on ubuntu 12.04 64bit, following this tutorial: http://www.blogs.digitalworlds.net/softwarenotes/?p=54. I have already installed Eclipse Indigo in ...
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GNOME 2 does not start in Ubuntu Linux 12.04 after login though installation is complete

I have a pc with only 512 mb RAM. Ubuntu Linux has installed successfully. Instead of the default Unity desktop I need to use the GNOME desktop. I have done the installation of the desktop and logged ...
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Cannot start Eclipse from Unity Launcher [duplicate]

I downloaded Eclipse Juno package, and extracted it to /opt directory. For installing it, I followed the steps given in this site - Ubuntu Help under the User Installation section. I created the ...
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What did evolution install and how can I safely remove all of it, wihtout screwing up unity?

I installed evolution briefly, didnt like it and tried uninstalling. $ sudo apt-get purge evolution After I checked what else was installed called evolution $ dpkg -l | grep -i evolution ii ...
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Theme is broken in some places

I am using a computer that started out on 11.10. I have since updated it several times, and installed and used a great number of WMs (Unity, XFCE, Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon). I am not sure how, but ...
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No desktop after using janitor in ubuntu tweak

After using janitor in ubuntu tweak in my ubuntu 13.04 and after restarting there is nothing,no top panel no dock and no left launcher. Is there any way get them back? plz help me guy otherwise i ...
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How do I drag-and-drop a file into a window that's not in the foreground?

In Windows, if I'm dragging a file or a piece of text and I want to want to drop it into a window that's currently not in the foreground I can simply hover over that window on the task bar and the ...
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Could not find settings panel “unity-appearance”

I just updated/upgraded (technically dist-upgrade but it was already 13.04) this morning and now my appearance setting is missing. I can select it from the unity menu but nothing happens and it's ...
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Hangouts in systray on ubuntu 12.04

there's a way to have the hangouts icon in the systray? i'm trying to use the dconf editor, but i don't known the specific exeption that i have to put in the whitelist string for the hangouts icon. ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 desktop background problem

I have a problem with my desktop background after last update. My Desktop wall paper looks like mosaic and when I open any window, the background keeps the trail of it. I've tried running in fail ...
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Ubuntu/Unity: unminimize all windows

How could I unminimize all windows (at least of the current workspace)? I basically want to show on the desktop all the opened windows.
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Forcing screensaver lockout time for all users in Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity. Is there a way to force the screensaver lockout time using an admin account? By default each user can change their lockout time. I need to be able to prevent ...
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Why do interface items keep disappearing?

Every so often my Ubuntu install goes a little weird. When I mouse-over any window decorations, or interface elements in some apps, they vanish. The window itself is still visible, just empty. I can't ...
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My desktop icons have gone out of view

I have just two icons on my desktop The Home folder and my Kindle. Until recently they worked well, However,today, when I turned on my computer, they had vanished. I checked the settings and it said ...
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How to remove folding application when pressing alt-tab in 13.04?

I know that this question has a very similar one but I just can't found the Application Switcher that Basharat Sial talked about. I install unity-tweak-tool but couldn't find there neither such ...
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When I run Nautilus or Guake from awesome wm the wallpaper is reverted to my Unity background

I'm using awesome wm on a ubuntu 12.04. It works fine except that whenever I run guake or nautilus should the background being reverted back to what's my background on unity. on using nautilus, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 64bit unity desktop Freezing [closed]

The Screen freezes with the exception of movement by mouse, I went to a virtual tty with Ctrl+Alt+f2 and reran Unity which unfroze the desktop. This is the tail of my /var/log/syslog: ...
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Unity disappeared after updating [duplicate]

Unity just disappeared after a software update. Rebooting didn't help and neither did resetting Compiz.
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Accidentally killed Unity; got it back, but now there's no window manager

Today I was trying to resolve a longstanding annoyance, the fact that changes I make in CompizConfig Settings Manager do not persist after a reboot. Googling around, I saw that this appears to be a ...