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How can I set a global timeout for the screensaver?

I am trying to to set a global screensaver and blanking idle timout (with screen locking) that will affect all new user accounts. I noticed that gnome-screensaver in 12.04 when configured by a user, ...
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Intermittent 100% CPU running e.g. Firefox or Libre Office writer on 12.04 Unity

Occasionally some applications lock and their windows goes dark or changes colour. This has happened most frequently when running Firefox but happened today when running Libre Office Writer and ...
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Create own screen resolution without Nvidia

I had a problem with my monitor Dell E207WFP. The first time I connected it to my Ubuntu, it had a possibility to set 1600x1040 resolution, but then I reinstalled some drivers and use set default ...
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Restoring monitors.xml file

I was following @Alex's answer about my other question. My GPU is GeForce GT 540M. I installed bumblebee and bumblebee-nvidia packages. And reboot, i get this error : none of the selected modes ...
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Top bar and left bar disappeared after Compiz [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 Bit. There is two Unity interface Ubuntu and Ubuntu 2D on login screen. I'm always ...
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How to add some margin for icon space in Unity bar menu?

How do you add a little margin for icon space next to menu items in Unity bar menu? I'm trying to make menu items appear more consistently aligned when there are both menu items with/without icon in ...
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Is there a way to switch to the old netbook interface?

Is there a way to switch to the old netbook remix interface? The one that was like easy peasy I don't like the way unity looks like now. Thanks.
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How do I make Super+W show open windows from all workspaces?

I know there is a bug in 12.04 which makes the Super+W shortcut only show open applications/programs from the current workspace, not all workspaces like it should. Is there a workaround until this ...
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Dual Monitor Configuration, Maximizing spreads between monitors

I connected an external monitor (dell ultrasharp 18 inch) to my laptop (laptop screen 15.4 inches). When I maximize a window in any monitor, it immediately spreads between both monitors in an uneven ...
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Where can I get games for Ubuntu's Unity Engine?

I'm new to Ubuntu, but I installed it because Windows gave me too many virus problems. I heard that Unity is a cross-platform engine, so I can run good graphics games on Linux. Where I can get a list ...
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Can't launch applications, no windows, no launcher, nothing but a blank desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I unchecked unity tool bar from Compiz, after that no windows and launcher are visible. Also no applications are ...
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Are there Human Interface Design Guidelines for Unity Development?

I was surfing developer.ubuntu.com, searching for Unity-Human-Interface-Design-Guidelines or a Unity-HIG, but I didn't find anything. I've seen design.ubuntu.com, but that's not what I'm talking ...
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How do I put two windows side by side 12.04

I recently ran updates in 12.04. I can't seem to tile windows side by side. Before I would grab the title bar of the window and move the window to the right. It then would be resized to half the ...
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What does a red background mean on launcher mouse-over help? [closed]

I don't know the proper term is for the label that appears when the mouse cursor is left over one of the launcher items. It's shaped like a gardener's plant label, with the name of the application ...
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Unity Performance Issue in 12.04

I'm running an up to date 12.04. Been using it since it came out and only since the past week or so I've come into an odd problem. The Unity launcher is starting to act odd. When I hover over the ...
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How to enable app menu in vlc?

Call it a minor annoiance, but I'd really like if vlc used the app menu instead of displaying it in the main window. Is there a way to correct this behavior? I don't really know if this would ...
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How do I restore the default quicklists?

Just me with another question. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu (I had been using Kubuntu for a while but couldn't quite get used to it), however after reinstallation I found that my home folder’s ...
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How do I find out which program is associated with a Unity launcher icon? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I find *.desktop files? How to find out the terminal command of an application? The title is very self-descriptive. I find it completely unintuitive that I ...
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Compiz crashed after a few tweaks, and now I cannot start it again!

Recently, I was meddling with ccsm and the window kept refreshing with every plugin addition (which is normal i suppose). However, after i enabled SVG (I dont think this is relevant but i included it ...
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12.04 Compiz does not properly work since upgrade

A few days ago, I updated the kernel to 3.2.0-29-generic-pae. Since then, all compiz effects have disappeared (all such as wobbly windows, windows switcher, workspace changing effects...). The unity ...
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How to prevent Unity launcher appearing when using browser back button? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I move the Unity launcher? Try to use the back button on your browser and ever time you go up there launcher pops out and you have a battle to win against launcher ...
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Why is it every time i try to download something its says error

I tried to download itunes,and it worked far as loading but when i clicked on it,it said "an error while loading this archive". And it always says that everytime i try to download something.
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unity 3D doesn't work with Nvidia and 2 screens

I added a 2nd screen to my computer. Now unity is not working. I can only login if I use unity 2d. Any idea on how to solve this? Thanks!
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Problems after running unity-reset

After installing compiz-config on Ubuntu 12.04, my whole desktop settings got disturbed. No window control buttons(min, max & close) and no window wobbling as earlier. So i executed the command ...
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The settings in the settings manager have no affect

The problem is that when I try to change the options from the System Settings from the panel tray it does not change. I removed unity and installed it again but the same problem continues, even after ...
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Nothing works on the desktop screen after I tried to use the 3D cube settings [duplicate]

I am pretty new to 11.10. I was trying out some settings to operate the desktop in 3d cube mode that's when the unity bar, side bar disappeared. I have tried quite a few things to get it up and ...
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No “Place Windows” option in CCSM?

I can't find the place windows option in CCSM. Do I have to download something? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. EDIT: Solved. Found it by Typing "place" in the search bar.
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Why doesn't Unity 3D work?

I have a small problem. I have an Asus with a Nvidia GT630m k55vm and I want to install Ubuntu from a USB. I select try without installing, and it works perfectly with the effects of Unity 3D mode, ...
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How can I have a stock Gnome 3 experience without having Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install the full GNOME desktop as close to upstream as possible? I'm looking for a way to have a stock Gnome 3 experience in Ubuntu 12.04 without having Unity as ...
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Unable to change unity app icon size with ccsm [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure Unity? I was unable to change launcher icon size from ccsm, I find configure part as I followed steps on this link But after log out / in again, the ...
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Unity slow on Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI X1250 graphics card

I have an HP 6715b with ATI X1250 graphics card. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and I observe that Unity is running slowly. Is that normal? My system configuration is: 4GB RAM and AMD Turion x2 1.9 GHz ...
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Remove Unity Icon when 'Unlock from Launcher' does not appear

I recently installed the LibreOffice 3.5.4.2 meta package via the Ubuntu Software Center. This does not contain LibreOffice Base, so I installed it separately via the Ubuntu Software Center as well. ...
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How do I disable the screensaver/lock?

When I'm watching a film in Mythtv the screen turns to black every 10 - 15 mins and I have to log back into Ubuntu. Very annoying! How do I disable the black screen / screensaver / logout in Unity? ...
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Why Am I Stuck In Unity 2D and How Do I Fix It? [duplicate]

Okay, so I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04LTS, and at first, Unity 3D worked fine. The Launcher was transparent, the bar at the top had the shadow, and everything looked really neat. I don't ...
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Gnome Terminal not showing up in unity, Why?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, how do I see the applications open on different workspaces. The issue that I am having is that I have opened 3 instances gnome-terminal and have minimized them; the unity ...
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How do I create an icon for a script or software that is available to every user whether new or existing

There seems to be lots of help in the FAQs for customizing Unity, even with dconf-editor and other tools. However, as an administrator of a large thin client installation, from time to time, there ...
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HUD background changed to black and can't use wine

I am new to Ubuntu. After updating 12.04, HUD background changed to black instead of transparent and can't use Wine and ccc anymore. Then I tried GNOME but only the wallpaper appeared and can't do ...
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LightDM crashes after logging into my account but works fine for all other accounts

I have Ubuntu 12.04. I installed the kubuntu-desktop package from the software centre and the installation went fine. But after restarting, LightDM kept on crashing when I logged into my account. But ...
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Is there a way to prevent alt-tab from raising all windows of an application?

I have several gvim windows open and one Firefox window. Using Alt-Tab to switch to Firefox works as expected. Using it to go back to gvim does return focus to the gvim window I wanted to write in, ...
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unity 12.04 black bar below panel

Using Unity 12.04 I have a black bar, a few pixels wide, appearing below the panel. This over-writes the top of a window which is immediately below the panel. Although this may seem a minor problem ...
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Unity 2d support dropped in 12.10, what now?

So its been announced. Ubuntu is dropping unity 2d support. I wouldn't mind if it wasn't for two things that are important to me. 1) A working system Unity is nice, i try to use it quite often. But ...
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unity 12.04 full screen

If I set a shortcut to 'toggle fullscreen mode' in settings->keyboard->shortcuts->windows->toggle fullscreen mode, the shortcut works in unity 2D, but not unity 3D. The same shortcut can be modified ...
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Unity-and other DE-problems in 12.04

So, I installed 12.04 64-bit. I immediately had issues getting Picasa 3 sync with web albums to work due to issues with WINE IE6 and 64-bit. I decided it wasn't worth it and decided to try out ...
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Best packages for theme management

What are the best software packages in Ubuntu that give me themes management (installing, removing , editing ) in a easy way By GUI ?
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Why Can't I Use Unity 3D on an HP Pavilion g4?

I have recently bought a new computer and loaded Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7. I have run /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p and receive a no on Not Software Rendered, yes on everything else. I ...
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How do I add parameters to Unity icons?

Many posts tell you to copy files from /usr/share/applications to your home directory. Well, unfortunately that does not work for non-Ubuntu stuff. Can anybody show me how to add this xterm -bg ...
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Why doesn't this .desktop script launch the program?

The following script creates an icon in Dash Home, but doesn't launch the program. Any ideas why not? [Desktop Entry] Name=Civ 5 Comment=Civ & 5 Exec=sh -c "cd /home/mark/.wine/drive_c/Program ...
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Changing brightness under Unity completely hangs the system

I have a Dell latop and Ubuntu 12.04. The system will completely hang when I try to adjust the brightness either through the function buttons or through the system's brightness manager module. This ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu Without Losing my Personal Folder

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I don't know what happened to my Unity and Unity 2D, but it doesn't work anymore, only Gnome Classic does (When I try to start using Gnome-Shell, the session starts with Gnome ...
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What is Unity 3D / 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is 'Ubuntu Unity' (for the Desktop)? I haven't used Ubuntu since like version 9 or something. Now that I just downloaded and installed v12, I want to know ...