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Dual vertical monitors messes my desktop

When I enable my two monitors in vertical positions My desktop files get dispersed vertically among both screens and the file icons on the upper screen are displaced, they look like they are ...
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Unity Error after installation on ubuntu 14.4

No application opens after installing such as synaptic, vlc, wine, etc. please help as I think there is some problem with the gui. Is it got to something with the unity?
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Unity problems after updating to 14.04 from 13.10 [closed]

I updated form 13.10 to 14.04, X Starts Up, I get the GUI log in, everything appears normal, but after I log in there is only the wallpaper and the Cursor. I tried right clicking: nothing. ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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How to set up portable applications?

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I have a folder in my home folder called Portable. I want to be able to download self contained portable applications like variations of Blender, place them in this folder, ...
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Get back Ubuntu Desktop [closed]

I ran these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-weather gnome-music gnome-maps cheese ...
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How do I make the dash only show installed application without lens?

when I click the dash icon,I want the dash only show search bar and applications I have installed.Is this possible in any way? Thanks!
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Global Menu Bar wont refresh?

While the question itself may sound vague, basically what is happening is when I minimize an application (firefox for example) all the options as well as the option to minimize maximize or close stay ...
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How can I use Metacity and its themes with Unity?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming Now Trusty don't support Metacity themes. So... Is there a another way to enable Metacity in Unity? For example, gnome-session-flashback can return ...
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No Unity 3D support, Intel HD 4600, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04

So I've got this killer PC I use for GPGPU programming. Hardware: Intel i7-4770K (integrated intel HD4600) 2x NVidia Geforce GTX780Ti I want to use the GTX'es only for CUDA programming. It's a ...
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Finding Installed Software

Since I have not been able to open Dash Home in 12.04.4 see Dash Home will not open, I am hoping for a work-around. Is there another convenient way to open apps/programs without having to search ...
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Unknown item on unity desktop - is that a widget, can it be removed?

EDIT SOLUTION: I found the responsible program. The indicator "my-weather-indicator" has a widget option. However, that widget does not function correctly and puts the below described pin/circle onto ...
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How to display Google Chrome menu in Unity global menu [closed]

Is there a way to display the Google Chrome menu in the Unity global menu? For example, Firefox can do it through firefox-globalmenu. Is there a package google-chrome-globalmenu? I'm using ubuntu ...
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How to show all windows of an application?

I have an application using multiple windows. How can I quickly bring all the windows of that application to the foreground? When I scroll through the applications with the scroll-wheel it only ...
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Dock (Docky) disappears when I put my computer to sleep

My dock disappears when I put the computer to sleep. It's there when I go to sleep, but gone when I wake it up. I can easily start the dock again by using unity search and searching for "docky" and ...
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Why do I see two network indicators in Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

After some updates, I noticed that there are 2 network indicators shown in the top panel. The first network-indicator on the left is the original one which is present in all Ubuntu 14.04 systems. The ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Globalmenu doesn't work for some apps (Ubuntu 13.10)

After latest update of Ubuntu 13.10 global menu for some apps doesn't work. Global application menu bar is there but links doesn't work. All buttons that can be used are working, but global ...
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cannot rearrange launcher icons

I am no longer able to rearrange launcher icons. I can drag the icon to a desired new position, but it will not drop. Also, clicking on "unlock from launcher" has no effect. It is not a mouse problem ...
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Can I use unity web apps in Ubuntu 13.10?

I've learnt of the unity web apps and would like to use them in saucy, but I can figure out how. I cant seem to find any straight forward instruction.
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Unity tweak tool: how to disable window switching shortcuts?

I found the "unity tweak tool" the other day, and today I played around a bit ... and today I wanted to make some adaptions for the task switcher. There is a field for windows switcher shortcuts; ...
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How to create icon on desktop [duplicate]

Now these days I am customizing Ubuntu and I want some icons on my desktop in customizes OS like My computer Home Trash How can I create these icons on my desktop. And I am in chroot environment ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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Problem for using PlayOnLinux

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , so I have installed PlayOnLinux in order to get Ms Office 2010 in my ubuntu. I have succeeded to get Ms Office 2010, but my problem now is, when I open the 'Dash Home' ...
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Viber icon missing on panel

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and I've installed Viber and I'm struggling for days with this problem. My Viber icon is located at the top left corner, few milimeters to the right from the dash icon. I have ...
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Compiz locking me out of other windows

When I am looking at one window, say a Firefox window, I can't click out of it, even when I can see another window on the screen. That is, Compiz does not only not focus on the other window, I cannot ...
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Unity application lens removed, no local apps now

I was removing all of the Unity web result lenses, and somehow I've now got no local app results. This is what I did to remove them: sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music sudo apt-get purge ...
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Recent Update Issue [duplicate]

I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 server yesterday with the latest updates and now when Ubuntu starts it is in a really strange state. A purple screen comes up but there are no Unity icons and I can't really ...
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How to get Unity Dash Source code and compile it

Hey Guys I am trying to create a Desktop environment using compiz as windows manager and docky and I want Unity Dash as the default app launcher so I want to know how to get unity dash source and ...
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Dash (Start menu) - howto organize installed program icons?

For my kid I have installed educational application bundles: "pre-school bundle (< 5 years old)" and "primary bundle (ages 6-12)". I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop on my computer. I am able to ...
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Overlapping line from smaller disaply in dualhead mode

I have a problem on both gnome shell and unity that is best described with the following photo: http://i.imgur.com/JQwr3Rh.jpg This is my external monitor. It's a FHD monitor and my laptop monitor is ...
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Dropbox 1.6.0 connexion menu greyed out with Ubuntu 13.10

I installed DropBox over my new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 (Unity desktop) with the installation .deb file from DropBox (64-bit). (I installed also its dependency python-gpgme.) It worked before ...
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Bad OpenGL performance when running the game windowed

I'm playing Dust Racing 2D (https://sourceforge.net/projects/dustrac/) on Ubuntu 13.10. The problem is that the performance is bad when running the game in a window. The fullscreen mode is perfectly ...
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When I start Netbeans, Unity sidebar and menu bar disappear

I've just installed Netbeans 7.4 with Java7u51 on Ubuntu 12.04 running in VirtualBox, and every time I started Netbeans the sidebar and the menubar from Ubuntu's desktop disappear. They're still ...
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Are there docs for creating a Unity theme? [duplicate]

for the last year or so I have been using KDE. I am switching back to Unity because I prefer the work flow while I'm coding, I find it easier and faster to manage all that I am doing in Unity. However ...
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Unity is locked, you can not remove icons or move them

Issue the following, I can not change the order of icons on the unity, nor their sleep or anything to add that it would be "locked", the programs run.
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How to remove unity upper panel in my customizes ubuntu os

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to remove unity upper bar panel and put this panel at the bottom of the screen. I need manual method to change it. I am ...
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Reinstalling nvidia drivers caused a problem?

I've been struggling with Ubuntu 12.04 for past 24 hours to setup nvidia properly. 1.I've checked out additional drivers tool and started downloading recommended package but stopped the operation in ...
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What is the difference between gtk-window-decorator and compiz-decorator?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed CCSM. I found that the default decorator was /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator. Is it correct? I am using the user configurations (the home directory of my user ...
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Implementing Unity Global Menu

I'm working on a desktop (like XFCE) as a private project, and I would like to implement the Unity Global Menu in my desktop using python. I've looked at the Dbusmenu API and even Unity's dbus ...
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How to get Ubuntu standard background settings dialogue back?

After installing the gnome shell in Ubuntu 13.10 the dialogue for changing the desktop wallpaper gets replaced with gnomes's dialogue, which is feature less, poor and useless thing. To illustrate the ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Unity but without the “Big Brother” add-ons and prebundled app cruft

I just tried the minimal Ubuntu install (a 36MB mini.iso) to see if I could get a normal Ubuntu desktop installation with Unity but without the unwanted cruft such as Amazon/Ebay/Music suggestions in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 hangs up sporadically [closed]

I am running ubuntu 13.10 (classic unity setup). It hangs up sporadically without any obvious reason. The last time it hung up at 18:01 (the clock showed this time). Here is the logs information from ...
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Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout?

Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout? I know KDE does this, but would like Unity to remember what applications were loaded and to restart them in the appropriate ...
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Unusual graphic glitch in settings menu, among other windows

So I have this issue with how windows display in windows most prevalently in all settings menus, and I can't resize the window. I honestly have no idea what to call it, but it is an inconvenience that ...
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Searching Window Spread in Ubuntu 13.10?

The super + w shortcut which "window spreads" will not let me search through windows. I tried messing with ccsm but still cannot figure out what is wrong. Ubuntu 13.10
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12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
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Bring up multiple instances of program upon click

I seem to be having a strange problem with Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I also use Ubuntu on my desktop and it works fine in that if I click the icon of a program and I have multiple instances of it ...
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Screensaver not activating in 13.10

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 64bit and the Unity desktop environment. I have my screen lock settings configured so it will blank the screen after 5 min. and lock it imediatly. The problem is it doesn't! ...