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I have two application switchers running. How do I shut one of them down? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 under unity. When I hit ctrl-tab, I get two switchers running at the same time. As shown in the screenshot, one of the app switchers is showing 23 small windows from all my ...
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How do you search the Ubuntu Software Center from the Unity Dash?

Instead of having to open Ubuntu Software Center which is slow, I would like to just open up Dash, and search for the program I'd like to install. How can I make this possible? Currently I see ...
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Why download Ubuntu GNOME? [closed]

I am new in Linux, I am using Ubuntu and I don't like Unity desktop env much. So I want to switch to GNOME. As I have learnt, I can do it with some terminal commands. Confusion is, there is also ...
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Shutdown just logging out [duplicate]

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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In which package is the more_suggestions.scope located and what does it do?

I can see that there are several scopes in Ubuntu 14.04 like searchin.scope web.scope books.scope news.scope more_suggestions.scope recipes.scope etc. What functions do these scopes perform? ...
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Intermittent copy and paste in Unity, but works fine in i3wm

When pasting some text, it often doesn't paste the most recently copied text, but something from earlier. This happens even when copying and pasting within the same application. I'm using 15.04, but ...
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Prevent fs (SD card) from getting an item in Unity Launcher

Is there anyway I can prevent the following behavior (running Ubuntu 14.04)? I keep an SD card plugged into my computer, and every time I boot it up or bring it back from suspension, it adds an item ...
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Unity: Shortcut to open new Terminal doesn't work after enabling workspaces

Since I enabled workspaces on my Ubuntu System (14, Unity window manager), the ctrl-alt-T shortcut to open a new Terminal does not work anymore (in any of the workspaces)? Does anybody know why? ...
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How can I hide the launcher when I press Super + S?

Pressing Super + S on Ubuntu with workspaces enabled activates a workspace switcher/expo thing (I'm not sure what it's called, exactly, so I'm not sure what to search for). One thing that's bothering ...
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How to remove icons from KDE application dropdown menu items?

What is the configuration setting to not show icons next to menu dropdown items for KDE applications installed in Ubuntu? Gnome applications do not display an icon next to dropdown menu items. ...
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logging in kicks me back to login screen, 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04, I've got a Gigabyte gtx-960 gpu and nvidia drivers installed. Yesterday I set up Synergy, and it was working smoothly. Today once I get to the login screen, every time I log ...
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After login using Ctrl+Alt+F1 getting only wallpaper

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 on an ASUS computer. Everything looks OK during the installation and I pick a password. Then I try to login the screen goes black and then I am back at the login ...
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Log in into Ubuntu using a Windows machine like it was a new session

Context I have two machines at home a laptop with Ubuntu Desktop 14.10 a laptop with Windows 7 Professional The thing is that I used to use the Ubuntu machine a lot, but some time ago I forgot ...
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Ubuntu Trusty not displaying launcher properly

After a recent software update (possible to kernel 3.13.0-49), Ubuntu Trusty no longer displaying Launcher & top status bar properly on a very old Dell using 32 bit Ubuntu Trusty. I used to use ...
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This session is locked - problem

When I try to login after resuming from a suspend, I get this message with a huge lock icon. This session is locked - you will be redirected to the unlock dialog automatically in a few seconds ...
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Unity-dash search lags inconvenient

Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox ...
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What are the names of the icons that LightDM uses?

I'm currently trying (and failing) to make a system icon theme for the Ubuntu LightDM login screen. I really hate the default ubuntu-mono-dark icons, and would like to use my own set of icons. After ...
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Broke Gnome Shell while trying to add a substitute themes folder— now computer boots to a black screen,

I'm not really thinking in whole sentences right now, so I'll just break this problem down by sections. Let's avoid laughing at my stupid error and focus on fixing the problem too. And it WAS a stupid ...
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Large, unexplained gap in Unity launcher

As you can tell from the screenshot, there is a large gap in my Unity launcher for no reason. I was locking and unlocking some things from my Unity launcher, and it just happened. I don't know why. Is ...
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How do I remove this effect?

Whenever I hover over the title bar, it collapses and shows all windows. I find this really annoying and don't know how this got enabled. How do I disable this thing? Before hovering: After ...
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Remove events from the panel's calendar indicator

How can I remove calendar events from unity Panel? I installed evolution and imported an .ics archive to test. After removing the calendar from evolution and remove evolution, the calendar events are ...
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No Unity Interface after logon

I logged onto my computer this morning after having left it off over the weekend and the Unity interface didn't load. I get my desktop and the files I have on it, but no launcher, no menu bar. I tried ...
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Change number of workspaces in ubuntu 12.04LTS to just one?

I am new to using ubuntu. I am running ubuntu 12.04LTS in VmWare. By default I see multiple copies(3) of Desktop/workspaces when I login to ubuntu using my user account. This is making my system ...
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Is Ubuntu 14.04 using some old Gnome libraries for WPS Office?

The following isn't very important but I wanted to ask out of interest. The window design layout inside of WPS Office looks a bit old-fashioned. I haven't checked all other programmes but to me it ...
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Use evolution instead of thunderbird in top toolbar area

Is there any possibility to use evolution instead of thunderbird in the top toolbar area as email client? I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I've installed evolution, I just wanna that I can create an ...
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.04 after HDMI detatch

I was using my TV as a monitor connected to my lenovo laptop, through a HDMI connection, manually changing the sound sink in system options. Then I shutdown the system and then unplugged the HDMI, ...
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Archey showing wrong information

I noticed that when I type 'archey' in terminal it shows that I'm using Gnome DE, but clearly I'm using Unity. Why is that? Any ideas? Here's a picture about the problem. It's not a big thing, just ...
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How to get around low contrast scrollbars?

The problem is I'm using Unity, the theme is Ubuntu Mono Dark, and I'm using non overlay scrollbars so I'm having a hard time actually seeing the scrollbar. This bug has been plaguing me since at ...
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How do I know if Ubuntu installed completely?

It seems that Ubuntu has been acting sluggish and some of the animations are off, amongst other annoyances. I've installed it a while ago and I've done all my fixes to the brightness and restart and ...
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How to restore accidentally removed Launcher icon for external drive in Unity?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit: I used to get an icon for my portable drive on insertion. I have accidentally lost this by clicking on 'Unlock from Launcher' instead of 'Eject'. Now this icon does not appear ...
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Starting eclipse from unity launcher

I downloaded the eclipse from its site. And extracted in home folder. For the first time when I opened it, it worked fine. Then I locked it to launcher. Now it's not starting when I click on launcher ...
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Will installing Macbuntu environment remove unity?

I want to install Macbuntu in my Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) using this tutorial. My question is : if I install Macbuntu environment, will I be able to use unity by logging out from Macbuntu and choosing ...
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prevent dash from searching files

How can I prevent ubuntu dash from searching my files? I just want it to search my applications. I used unity tweak tool which worked fine but after restarting ubuntu, again dash searches in my ...
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Open application window on the same screen as where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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How to make Alt+Tab return to same application window as last used (Unity)

Using Alt +Tab normally does what I want; it groups windows from the same application. If I want to switch between windows of one and the same application, I use Alt +` However, if I have multiple ...
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How do I re-enable disabled network notifications (never show again) in Unity?

I had a popup that my wireless network had disconnected and hit the "don't show this message again" button. I actually want it to show. I can't figure out how I would reenable it. This is Unity on ...
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Corrupted program menu - repeated items

I've made a simple change in one of the saved connections in MySQL Workbench and suddenly the program menu got corrupted. It's showing one set of menu items for the program and then one set for every ...
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14.04 nvidia dual display (external+laptop) stretched display, offset desktop

When I try to attach an external monitor to my laptop, the windows are stretched oddly horizontally and the click offset is off. The nvidia settings also doesn't seem to show the built-in laptop ...
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How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
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How to downgrade gnome 3.14 to 3.12 on Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading gnome from 3.12 to 3.14 some icons are looking larger and weird in unity. Icons for Chrome, System Settings Dialog box as not properly getting displayed. How to solve? Should I need to ...
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What package does the system menu reside in?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS Server on an ESXi 5.5 host (VMWare). My boss wanted a GUI, so I installed ubuntu-desktop, without recommends to reduce the amount of extra stuff loaded on the ...
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How do I set and store the custom Keyboard Shortcuts? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I would like to set and retrieve the custom keyboard shortcuts via commandline. I've found out how to set and restore the normal standard shortcuts using gconftool-2 (and navigatable via ...
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System displaying “E” as “H” (?) from different font (?)

This is weird - and it just turned up yesterday. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and fairly vanilla. As of yesterday, the system wants to display the character E as H. Here are two examples. First, the ...
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Run Eclipse using the search (super button)

quasi-newbie to Ubuntu here. I have Eclipse running properly and everything. The issue is that when I hit the Super key, if I type eclipse into the search, it doesn't find it/ allow me to run ...
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Assign icon to launcher application

I know this question has been asked several times, but I revised all solutions I found and none has worked so far: alacarte to edit/create the icon from scratch. When I assign the icon, it shows, I ...
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Are webapps working in Ubuntu 14.10?

At the moment I am still using 14.04 the LTS version. Anybody using 14.10, has there been a fix on webapps ? Do they work or still get a blank screen?
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Cannot add/edit/remove Startup Applications; Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity

New to Ubuntu/Linux. In Startup Applications, changes are not saved; as soon as I close Startup Applications, settings revert to default. I've searched for answers (and tons of other questions on this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.01 - Unity Tweak Tool doesn't change theme and font settings

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.01 in a VirtualBox machine and Unity Tweak Tool works perfectly, everything. However, after installing Ubuntu in a spare drive (not a virtual machine), Unity Tweak Tool doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Latitude D600. It has the Pentium M CPU so, I had to forcepae in order for it to install. Now that it's installed I'm noticing the ui is extremely slow. When a ...