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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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How do I Recoll Search my NTFS partition?

I have multiple OS in my desktop in which I use recoll and recoll lens for desktop search on Ubuntu. I want to search my NTFS (Windows) partition from Ubuntu desktop. How can I do it? I have looked ...
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How to list folders horizontally , like iOS, in Unity launch bar [closed]

It's possible to create a folders like iOS in unity launch bar? I mean, you can click on an icon, and then icons will appear horizontal with a few icons. This could save space on unity launch bar. ...
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How to open file from Unity with non-default application

Say I search for a recently used screenshot via Unity dash. When I click on it, it opens with the default application, in my case the image viewer. What if I want to open it with say GIMP? There is no ...
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HUD is not working after upgrade

My HUD is not working after I upgraded from 11.04 (and or 11.10). It prompts for command and it tries loading for 4 seconds then gives up.
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Can I take the expo animation from Cinnamon and use it in unity?

In cinnamon, when you put the cursor into the top-left corner, it invokes expo and there's a lovely little animated effect (sort of a blue ripple). Is there any way I can take this effect and apply it ...
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What are the steps for using axel-kapt in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have downloaded axel-kapt and also installed it through Ubuntu Software Center. But now I don't know how to use axel-kapt, so please tell me how to use it with proper steps.
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How can I fix unreliable Unity startup?

When I log in, either Unity loads perfectly or it just doesn't; all I see is my desktop background. Commands don't seem to work and I can't switch to the terminal view. No matter how long I wait, ...
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Wine entries persist after uninstall wine

I updated to 12.04 from 11.10 recently and I had a few problems I solved without much effort. But one thing is still bothering me. I uninstalled Wine (and removed the .wine directory) but the entries ...
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Move firefox 13 menu bar to global menu bar in Unity

I am using Firefox 13 in Ubuntu 12.04. How can I access the Firefox 13 menu in Unity's global menu bar? I am using to the whole Firefox menu appearing when I hold down the Alt key.
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Application/Places/System menu in Unity

I have disabled the global menu and want to put the classic Application/Places/System menu in its place. How would I go about doing that in Ubuntu 12.04LTS? (Note: I do want to try keeping unity as ...
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nVidia GeForce Go 7600? can it ever run unity? [duplicate]

My laptop, a Toshiba Qosmio G30, has a nVidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics card and it's suppose to support 3D . I am running unity 2d now . The graphic driver is --VESA: G73 Board - toshg73m-- by ...
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Why is my terminal invisible after minimizing it and how can I find it?

I minimized my terminal after doing a repo sync. I cant find it on any desktop now! Please help.
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My Unity Desktop Broken because of MyUnity

I've just installed MyUnity in Ubuntu 12.04 and changed the system font style but suddenly it crashed. I tried to boot it again but it crash again and again. So I log in via guest and remove MyUnity ...
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Why is my top menu missing and how can I fix it?

Today I rebooted my system and for some reason the menu at the top is blank... no global menu, no time, no date, no nothing... Do you have any idea how this can be rectified?
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Always boots into 2D mode

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and initially choosing normal Ubuntu at login gave me Ubuntu 3D. However, for a few days now, selecting either Ubuntu or Ubuntu 2D gives me 2D: ~$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION ubuntu-2d ...
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How to debug Unity? (It works from live CD, but it doesn't work after update…)

I've tested Ubuntu 12.04 from live usb before executing the automagic update (from 11.10 to 12.04) and everything was fine. Then, after updating, I couldn't even get Unity 2D to work. I've installed ...
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Unity 3d not available on Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI Radeon 4570 card

I have a Dell Studio 1555 with ATI Radeon HD 4570 card in it. Upon running Unity Support Test, it says Unity 3D is not supported. shantanu@GreenHead:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p OpenGL ...
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Emacs detaching from launcher

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I am having an issue with emacs and the Unity launcher. When I start up emacs from the launcher it opens a new window but the typical little arrows do not ...
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Can I run Ubuntu Live from a USB flash-drive without destroying the data on it?

I already have a number of files on a flash drive (8 gb) that I would prefer to keep, but I would like to try Ubuntu even if merely for the aesthetics. I use Windows XP. I know that it's definitely ...
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Add icon to Unity panel during/after package installation

Intro: I am currently creating a custom Ubuntu ISO for an appliance I am creating. All work on the development of this ISO is done in a chroot, so there is no graphical environment. What I would like ...
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How to enable Unity 3D support in 12.04 using open-source drivers for RadeonHD cards?

As the title says I can't enable the Unity 3D support when I'm using open-source drivers (xorg-edgers). I have an xfx Radeon HD 6950 by the way. If I install the proprietary 12.3 drivers from AMD it ...
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Titlebar of the windows is not showing up

I can't see the titlebar anymore. The one with the close and minimize buttons, unless the window is in full screen. Here is an image:
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Can I change the “Workspace switcher” behavior to be “Window Spread”?

I only use one workspace, but I don't know how to reduce it to one. That being said, I would like to know how I can change the "Workspace Switcher" behavior. I'd like to see the same thing as I see ...
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How can I switch back to an application without Launcher and alt+tab?

So, normally when I run eclipse it is shown in both alt+tab and unity launcher. Now I have a running eclipse, I minimised it and I can't switch to eclipse any more. Is there other way to switch ...
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Always on Visible Workspace (or Sticky) button for Unity

I would like to have the ability to have a button in Unity windows that causes the window to appear on all workspaces. I know you can accomplish this by accessing the window menu and clicking 'Always ...
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alt+tab moves windows between workspaces and crashes unity

I have recently been using multiple workspaces in unity but have run into a bug that is making it very difficult to do this effectively. The problem is with alt+tab. When I am focused on a window ...
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How add a second Unity Launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possible to have 2 unity launchers? How can I add a second Unity Launcher to my Ubuntu 11.10? It could be possible, because someone have accidentaly done it... This is ...
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Redirect Compiz Effects?

So I use regular Unity and I like the panel and the dash but what I don't like is the launcher. I prefer to use Docky with the Magic Lamp effect from Compiz. The problem is when I minimise things, the ...
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In terms of the desktop wall what is “edge flipping”?

I'm trying to make the launcher reveal on the bottom using Compiz, but everytime I change the reveal from left to bottom it says... The new value for the edge binding for the action Reveal Mode in ...
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Where can I find the .png or .jpeg of the music, videos, documents, etc. folder icons?

I made a link to the Music folder (for example), and the folder is not the same music folder icon in the home folder, but it's a folder with a black arrow on it. Where can I find the picture files for ...
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Can I install a desktop without any other applications?

I would like to know how I can install Ubuntu 11.10 + Unity without any other application production like Libre Office, FireFox and so on... Thanks in advance for your reply!
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Is there a scope or some other way to suspend the computer from unity dash?

I want to type suspend in the dash to suspend my computer. Unity does not have this functionality by default. Is there a scope which provides this?
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Weird Ubuntu 11.10 GUI problem

It sounds different from the normal unity theme, how to correct it? Why are the images changed? It happens even though I have booted few times. Thanks.
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Why no easy way to install new themes in gnome 3 and unity?

Why there is no easy way to install new themes in ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 in both unity and gnome 3 ?
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Desktop icons move around on boot

When I boot ubuntu 11.10 sometimes on boot the desktop icons move places! For example, I have several icons placed near the bottom of the screen. When I boot these icons have moved up the screen ...
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Can a Unity Dash display be made persistent

Is it possible to make a Dash display persistent ?. Often it is necessary to look at several of the listed results, when an item is selected the dash disappears and this requires repeating the dash ...
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Unity MT grab Handles plugin disappeared!

I discovered it just today, and I don't know how long it had gone. in brief, if I open ccsm, under uncategorized plugins, I can't find Unity Grab Handles plugin and I'm pretty sure it was at its place ...
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How to add apps that doesn't appear on dash home to launcher?

Today I've spent all day trying to fix an Ubuntu 11.04 but I failed. I didn't wanted to upgrade one step further because I am trying to avoid Unity, but I had to recover that PC so I installed 11.10, ...
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Macbook Pro 8.1 Keyboard Backlight on Ubuntu 11.04 With KDE

Can anyone tell me how to enable my keyboard's backlight? It works fine using gdm and Unity. I recently installed kde 4.6.5 and started using kdm, everything works fine as in unity, only my keyboard's ...
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Unity brightness indicator doesn't work

I followed this tutorial to set the brightness indicator on Unity. But when I run the sudo /opt/indicator-brightness/indicator-brightness.py command from a terminal, I get ...
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How to run dockbarx under unity and GNOME-Shell?

I have installed dockbarx manually from gnome-look, but I can't start it when I search for it in the dash; I only see dockbarx preference. So how do I run it and autostart(add to startup) it when ...
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How do I run apps with options as icons from the dash?

I want to run some applications with command line options (for example, someapp --option=3), and I want to do this by opening the dash, typing the application name and clicking on the appropriate ...
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Unity not starting for old user account

Installed 11.10 fresh but with a previously used /home/bob directory mounted. unity does not start when i log in as 'bob', but does work as a guest, as well as for a new users account i made, ...
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How do I make my PC boot in to Lubuntu as default instead of Unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? I've installed the Lubuntu desktop on my Ubuntu 11.10 PC. My PC logs straight in to Ubuntu Unity without ...
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Where did these Monochrome Thunderbird icons come from?

I'm running Thunderbird 8 on Ubuntu 11.10, and I'm stuck with these monochrome toolbar buttons that I hate. If I look under Tools > Add Ons > Appearance I've only got the default theme installed ...
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Ubuntu loads Unity 2D rather than Unity 3D

At the login screen of my Ubuntu box, I select Ubuntu under the cog menu, but it loads the 2D version instead of the 3D version. I'm running: Asus P5Q Pro Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz x4 ...
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Alternative to Unity Web Search Lens

This lens stopped working in Ubuntu 11.10. Does anyone know of any alternatives that work in Ubuntu 11.10? This is a useful lens that I miss having in Ubuntu 11.04.
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How To Replace Unity with Gnome Shell via Ubuntu Software Center?

IMHO, Unity is just as productive and functional as Gnome Shell, and since for me, Gnome Shell looks a lot more stylish, I would like to replace Unity in Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome Shell. EDIT: Without ...
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Remove app shortcuts from Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove un-installed Wine programs from the Unity dash menu? Sorry if this has already been asked. I installed a couple of apps with Wine, which I un- and then ...