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Ho to read/write a local file from a webapp?

I'd like to have a config dialog, then I need to read/write a local file from a webapp? Please, How could I do that? Thanks in advance! For @terdon question: I'd like to add an Action QuickList ...
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Theme and icons look old after upgrade to 14.04 - AMD GPU issues?

Yesterday I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and I ran into a few problems. Interestingly I upgraded two computers (one of which has identical hardware) before this one and had no problems. When I ...
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Unity webapp is not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I created an Unity webapp for Telegram: It works perfect in Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 14.04 is not working: I open the Webogram web. Firefox is asking about to install the webapp > I click yes. ...
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How can I show all non-minimized windows?

I am running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 with Unity. It has some great keyboard combos for navigating about my various windows. Super + W shows all open windows. Alt + Tab lets me scroll through ...
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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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How do I launch my script from a launcher?

I have my custom script in Ruby with read permission, which starts with: #!/usr/bin/env ruby I can run that script from the terminal by typing that path. I added a file with .desktop extention to ...
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How to add “exotic” keyboard layouts on Ubuntu?

Checking the load-extra-items at org.gnome.libgnomekbd.desktop (via a.g. dconf-editor [). Unfortunately it still doesn't work for me. Can anyone help me with some walkaround (I'd like to enable the ...
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Associating a keyword to an application in unity launcher

I have had this issue with a couple of different applications, but I will use GHex as my example. The Problem GHex is a hex editor that I use to investigate files from time to time, I dont use it ...
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Google-chrome Unity launcher with dpkg-divert [closed]

When I login as root, I cannot run Google-Chrome, because it has a built-in root-user check. I can run Google-Chrome by adding --user-data-dir /root/.config/google-chrome/ to the start script in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 unity not loading

Ok. Here's the situation. The only thing that will load is the wallpaper and the icons I had on my desktop. The launcher on the left dos not load, and the taskbar on the top does not load. The final ...
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Start “chrome” with certain command line parameters?

unfortunately, we have some intranet sites that "insecure" content; thus I really really want to start chrome with "--allow-running-insecure-content". I "locked" chrome to the unity launcher, later ...
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Unity launcher won't hide

first question asked on this site. Just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 from wiping the HDD, had it installed before with the same hardware and didn't have this issue. For some reason I'm unable ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for switch to specific window in unity Switcher

It is possible to bind custom key for switch to specific application? For example: super+1 switches to the chrome window (not a first in windows list). super+2 switches to the nautilus window Or ...
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Nothing shows up [duplicate]

Just restarted my computer and this happens, tried switching desktop managers and the same thing. Help?
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How should one lock Wine apps to the Unity launcher?

I have installed the Rosetta Stone language learning software successful with Wine. When I click and drag the Rosetta Stone icon from the Dash to the launcher, the other icons make way for it, but ...
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Alt+F2 then “poweroff” not working in Unity (Ubuntu 12.04)

I come from Fedora 16-20 and definitely freshman in using Ubuntu, I was used in Gnome3 to turn off my computer by typing ALT+F2, then typing "poweroff" and return. In Unity "ALT+F2" actually open the ...
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How to optimize an under-powered laptop for video

I have an old laptop that I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on for a family member. It's an HP xt3000 with 748MiB RAM and 60GB disk. I had to install with non-PAE support and nomodeset if that's relevant. ...
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How to add a session type button to lightdm-webkit-greeter theme?

I'm experimenting with the webkit greeter for lightdm. Ubuntu 13.10 64 bits. I want to learn to create my own themes. I noticed that the default theme does not show a language select button or a ...
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change folder icons in ubuntu-mono-dark theme

I'm running 13.10 with Unity, and I have a "problem": I'm using Nemo, because I prefer it over Nautilus (for obvious reasons imo), and it works really great. The drawback of Nemo is, that it is kind ...
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how to unity avoid in preseed file ubutu12.04

I wrote a preseed file for the Ubuntu 12.04 installation. But I want to avoid the unity-desktop. Is there any way to do this? and another thing is I tried to use cryptic password and generated by ...
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I accidentally deleted my home folder and Trash bin (Ubuntu 12.04)

I accidentally deleted the Files folders from /usr/share/application, and now I can't open the Trash bin from the unity Panel. and I can't open any of my folders from the Dash. Also, my home folder ...
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Tweetdeck webapp for Firefox

Twitter bought Tweetdeck. Using Firefox or Chromium, after entering the website http://web.tweetdeck.com/ displays a notification to install Unity interface integration. Unfortunately this does not ...
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How to add / list / remove a group [duplicate]

How can I add a new group (for file permission)? How can I view the full list of existing groups? How can I remove a group? I prefer to do the above using a UI rather than terminal commands if ...
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Bring Back Unity Button?

This is probably going to sound really strange but I was probably one of the few people who didn't have issues with Ubuntu 11.04's Unity. It ran great for me, it was super fast, and I thought it ...
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How to get back from TTY to Unity [duplicate]

I got a problem. I installed SDL, rebooted pc, and got to GNOME-terminal or in other name it's TTY I guess so. I tried to reboot again, but I get the same screen. Could someone help me how to get out ...
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Keep Smart Scopes settings set

I recently upgraded to 13.10 Saucy Salamander and as most of us know, it is the first Ubuntu version to truly use Smart Scopes. While this is useful and I do like parts of it, I don't want all of the ...
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Menu, launchpad and windows disappeared

On my fresh installed Ubuntu, I ran the things described in this list, more precisely the last part installing a bunch of softwares, when all the unity layout disappeard. There was: No launchpad No ...
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How to make Unity icons enlarge on mouse over as with Cairo Dock?

I have the Cairo dock installed and I love it. When I mouseover the icons, they enlarge, gain focus, etc. Is there a way to make the icons on the Unity sidebar behave in that same manner? I have ...
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Unity not working since nvdia graphic driver installed

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. My computer has the below graphic card: jatin@jatin-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC:~$ lspci -nn | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Always On Top [duplicate]

In ubuntu 13.10 (Unity Desktop Environment) there are keyboard shortcut like ctrl + Super + Up to maximize the windows etc. Is there any keyboard shortcuts for Always On Top ? If not how can make my ...
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AppIndicator documentation for Python

Where has the documentation for the Python bindings to AppIndicator gone? Visiting this official looking page, all the links are broken.
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Unity Wallpaper with Openbox WM?

I've installed Openbox, tint2 and synapse to replace Unity on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. When I log into my account openbox starts with a grey background, as expected. I just replaced Compiz as ...
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Change the output from a background taks to notify-send

Recently, I've started to use Karma as my JavaScript testing service. It works quite good, but everytime the tests are run, the results will be displayed in the terminal that has started the Karma ...
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Custom WebApp not appearing in Unity Launcher

I created a custom webapp in order to have it in the Unity launcher. The thing is that I followed some instructions found on the web and I can actually search for it in the dash. I click on it and it ...
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programs launched from docky are in different language

my system's language is turkish, so when I launch a program using a terminal or unity, the launched programs are -as one would expect- in turkish. However if I launch the same program from Docky, ...
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Is it possible to run Unity 7 on 12.10 (or maybe 12.04)?

I saw a question regarding a backport from 12.10 unity to 12.04; but I would be more interested in checking out Unity 7 on my current 12.10 installation. (updating my system to 13.04, 13.10 is ...
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Change search key to caps lock (Pixel)

I seem to be the only one who actually uses caps lock on a regular basis. I've found plenty of details on mapping caps lock to something else, but nothing on how to map a key to caps lock. On the ...
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No Unity in lightdm after installing from software center!

Hello I am using Ubuntu Studio 13.10 and I want to try Unity 7, I installed Unity desktop from Software Center around 60mb, but there is not Unity in lightdm to select, did I missed something? also ...
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How do keyboard shortcuts work in Ubuntu?

Whenever someone launches file manager from launcher /usr/bin/nautilus is executed through nautilus.desktop. Now, in nautilus, if the user presses ,Ctrl+T, a new tab is opened. For this to happen, ...
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The little search thing wont work anymore

I never had a problem with this before but today when I tried to use that app, the one that says "Search your computer and online sources" when you hover over it, it wont find ANYTHING useful. It wont ...
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Disable Unity switch desktop notification overlay?

When I switch desktops in Unity, a small expo appears as overlay. I remember I set its visibility to 1.5 seconds, but now can't remember where those settings are. How can I disable it since it's ...
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Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working in Ubuntu 13.10

Hide all normal windows shortcut is not working. It is currently set to Alt+Ctrl+D. And changing the shortcut doesn't help (tried Super+D, Alt+Esc). However other shortcuts work fine (even from the ...
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Any way to stop the Launcher from appearing when click-dragging a file?

So when you click-drag a file, if the launcher is auto-hidden it'll appear for this, any way to stop that? Just wondering, ubuntu13.10 unity 7.1.2
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After upgrade to ubuntu 13.10 keyboard input not working

I just upgraded ubuntu to 13.10 but the keyboard input works fine only until I open whatever program is not part of Unity. ( No problems on the unity menu or at login ) Everything works fine under ...
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How to use put command in tftp

How to use put command in tftp to send file to server host in that articular directory remotely ,
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What does “fully supported” mean in context of Radeon Opensource Video Driver?

UPDATE: This is not a request for support of my specific issue. Details of that issue are here: How to recover from bad upgrade to 13.04 (Unity very slow) . I have "solved" that issue, for the ...
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Resume upgrade to 13.10

I had 13.04 and started to upgrade to 13.10. But the computer hanged and I rebooted it. I did instructions from How do I resume a release upgrade/update? Now OS launches, but I upgrade is ...
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Compiz plugin (Grid) does not update in CCSM

I upgraded to 13.10. Compiz itself has been updated properly to 0.9.10.2, but in CCSM, one* plugin (Grid) shows up as the old version. I know it has been changed and I can actually see the updated ...
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Problems with ubuntu after installing cinnamon, unity broken [duplicate]

I installed the newest version of cinnamon on my ubuntu 13.04 only to see how good it looks, hoping that I would still be able to use Unity if I didn't like it. It turns out it was a bad idea because ...
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How do I install the default unity-lens packages?

So I did something stupid and got rid of the default Unity Lenses. How would I restore those?