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How to get working Firefox bookmarks scope?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, and saw that there is now a package "unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks", and I see in the dash sources list: However, I cannot find any of my bookmarks from the dash (the ...
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After last update Unity no longer works

An hour ago I installed latest updates and now Unity doesn't work anyomore, I only see desktop with icons. Manually searching I opened system monitor and found out only 400 Mb of RAM is taken which ...
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Removing Applications Menu Listing with CLI command

I am trying to make an application installer item in the menu. Where once you click on it, it executes the command to install the program. I can use apt-get for this and a custom launcher. However, ...
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Menus (eg, right-click windows) are not being drawn on the screen

The "context menus" which normally show up on right-click, as well as other pull-downs (for example evince's resize screen or any program's at-the-top menu pulldowns) are invisible. This is Ubuntu ...
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How to increase wiggle time in Unity launcher?

I would like to increase the duration of launcher wiggle when there is a new notification in an open program. Thanks
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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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Unity Integration with HUD and top bar

I've got problem with unity web apps. Fresh install. Got chromium and ubuntu. When I go on facebook or gmail, ect., browser ask mi to install that webapp. I've installed it. Only thing after ...
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The Ubuntu Web App for Gmail in Saucy stopped appearing

The Ubuntu Web App for Gmail in Saucy stopped appearing in the Unity Launcher when "mail.google.com" is opened... I've tried uninstalling it (through Synaptic and even selecting the conf files of the ...
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Graphics problems: noise-like glitch, and screen freezes in Ubuntu 13.04

I have recently upgraded to 13.04 and am using unity. I am experiencing two intermittent problems with the graphics: 1) All or part of the screen is taken up by 'noise', which lasts for about a ...
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Viewing a part of the screen in a window on Linux

I plan to make a presentation with a live demo using my wide screen Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop and a projector. My plan is to connect the projector as a second (small) display and put my slides and live-demo ...
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Ubuntu worldtime desktop clock widget?

I am aware that in Unity we can add world time by clicking on time bar. However, it's still a list of locations and sometimes it may be hard to quickly find the timezone of interest. Is there any ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 AMD/ATI proprietary driver slow boot time, lengthy login/logout delays

Ubuntu 13.10 is causing me major headaches with my AMD/ATI HD 5770 GPU. Below is a list of problems I am currently encountering. 1) The boot time is extended by at least 25s after installing catalyst ...
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Click on indicator to open app window on top

When I click on indicator icon on panel, for example qbittorrent, clementine,...etc, the app window opens in background so I have to click on Unity launcher icon or use Alt + Tab to get the windows ...
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After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, holding Super no longer brings up the help overlay. Is it possible that a setting got switched somewhere?

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, holding Super no longer brings up the help overlay. Holding Super worked before upgrading. Tapping the Super key still brings up the HUD, and holding it down still ...
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How do I remove Unity after installing KDE? (13.10) [duplicate]

I've run with Unity since 12.10, but near the end of 13.04 I decided I wanted to try KDE. So I installed kubuntu-desktop. Since then, I've upgraded to kubuntu 13.10. However, when I shut down my ...
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Why can't I shut down after installing ubuntu-desktop from minimal CD?

Because my CD drive just couldn't burn the 707 MiB ISO, I: installed Ubuntu from the Minimal CD and then added the GUI via sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu desktop Now my system ...
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Unity environment way too slow in Ubuntu 13.10

Unity and its apps open too slowly whenever I open one. It takes a while for them to appear completely. Everything works properly when the window is already open. The biggest problem is with the dash: ...
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“unity-lens-photos” and “unity-lens-applications” don't show search results. Ubuntu 13.10

New version Unity is so bugy for me. Sometimes HUD don't show me apps and I can't search in “unity-lens-photos”. There are no photos currlently available on this computer. I have meny images, photos ...
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Outlook.com webapp

Does Outlook.com webapp (still called live mail, but that is not important) work even when the browser is not open? I mean let's say I close Chromium to play a game; yet I would like to be notified ...
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Desktop icons settings reset at every boot

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04, and I'm having problems with the desktop icons: after every boot desktop icon setting are reset and "computer", Home Folder and Trash icons are shown on the desktop. If I ...
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Blank Screen and Windows being “pasted?” after unity login

Here's what happens. 1: Boot up into Ubuntu. Nothing out of the ordinary. 2: Login to Ubuntu Desktop, accepts password. Wallpaper displays as normal. 3: Password is accepted, wallpaper stays for ...
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No battery indicator when logged in as second (non-sudo) user

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. I have a setup with two users, one with sudo privileges for admin use, and one without for daily use. When logged in as the non-privileged user, there's no battery ...
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How to configure Ubuntu Unity to have fixed workspace for external monitor [duplicate]

I am using Unity (ubuntu 13.04). Is there any way to make one of the workspace stay fixed for external monitor. For example, I am in the middle of the presentation and I just want to quickly switch ...
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Maximize, Minimize, Exit in the global menu

When I have a program like Firefox and the terminal maximized I have the minimize, maximize and exit controls in the global menu (at the top). I really don't like it, is it possible to get it to the ...
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Unity integration plus non-Ubuntu Linux compatibility?

Can I write an application that integrates with Unity but does not depend on it, in case it is not available?
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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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I'd like to USE the application - I DO NOT want to see it's icon wiggle!

Apparently it seems that the designers of Unity operates under the current logic: If a user types 'gimp' into the launcher this means A: If Gimp is not running: The user wants to start gimp. or ...
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Switching workspaces changes active window in previous workspace

Only a minor annoyance here, yet still hoping to find some way to fix it. I like the idea of workspaces in unity, but I've discovered when I switch workspaces, then switch back, unity does not ...
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TeamViewer does not appear in unity dash [closed]

I have a problem with teamviewer. I'm running 13.04 and decided to get teamviewer to manage my desktop remotely. I went to the teamviewer page and downloaded my version and chose to install it ...
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Desktop files not visible with ATI dual monitor setup

I have files and folders in my ~/Desktop folder but they do not appear on my desktop. Creating a new folder from the GUI works and I can move the icon around but when I select "Organize Desktop by ...
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how can I fix? Error: Opening the cache

I'm new to Ubuntu.I installed the newest version two days ago. I used the Software Updater and when I restarted the computer the Dash and Launcher were missing. I tried reinstalling the OS, the dash ...
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Unity not showing every application open

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and I've noticed that Unity never shows every single application that is open. For example, if i view a PDF the viewer is not on the dash and not even in the alt+tab list; ...
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CD/DVD launcher will not show up

I accidentally clicked the Unlock from Launcher instead of eject. Now the launcher doesn't show up at all when a CD/DVD is inserted so I cannot lock it back to the launcher. I don't want to create a ...
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Desktop icons missing after “logging on” to 13.04

So I signed in to my Ubuntu 13.04 (dual booted) computer today and I noticed something strange, the unity lancher had appeared as soon as I signed in, but sign in box has stayed where it is and not ...
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Computer won't load unity panels after installing and then uninstalling NVidia graphics driver

After I installed the nvidia-304 driver, my computers will not load the unity panel or launcher, please help! Screenshot: http://ubuntuone.com/35FyHPKLGKEVksV0teinFX
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Enable window switcher keystrokes in ubuntu 13.04

I love the ctrl-alt-left (and all related) keystrokes for switching workspaces in Ubuntu. I recently made the mistake of disabling OpenGL in the ccsm (dumb, I know). I've since re-enabled OpenGL, ...
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I stopped a process and now my desktop doesn't work

I stopped a process from system monitor because my computer was overheating. I'm new with Ubuntu (13.04) I won't be messing with things in the future :P So basically I can't see the launcher or ...
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After installing Xfce Desktop it changed my original theme/screen

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and recently i installed Gnome and Xfce Desktop Environment. Now I have the problem that every time I start up or shutdown Ubuntu I see numbers something about Xfce, but i do ...
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Move Metacity Window Buttons in an Upward (Negative) Direction

In my metacity window theme for Ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to customise the close, minimize, and maximize buttons. I have the .png images in the folder already put on the window, but cannot move them ...
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How do I install Flash on a Chromebook?

The instructions are Start up Ubuntu. Use Chromium to download this version of libpepflashplayer.so. Start a terminal and do sudo cp /path/to/libpepflashplayer.so ...
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customizing scopes/lenses?

In the video scopes it shows 2 of my movies in my ~/Videos/Movies(/Media/Videos/Movies) folder. When I have some 20 movies in there. The scope wont show my TV shows either under ~/Videos/TV_Shows/. I ...
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Is there a way to disable 4-finger unity gestures without compiling unity sources?

To date I could only find solutions that involve recompiling unity sources and avoiding updates, is there a way to disable 4-finger unity gestures without compiling unity sources? UPDATE I already ...
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Unity Super+A as default when pressing start menu

I have one feature that I am trying to tweak in Ubuntu 13.04 and it's been more than a year, without success. Whenever I press the SUPER button (the keyboard button with the windows logo on it), I ...
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After upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 unity doesn't work

I have upgraded Ubuntu from 12.10 to 13.04. First look was all good. After restart, there is no Unity. I have tried: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ unity --reset-icons but it didn't help. What ...
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Unity Fail after attempted NVIDIA install and removal

I have had a running 13.04 system for quite some time now. However, I hadn't tried to install the NVIDIA drivers on it. I also had a similar problem on a 12.10 system. In the past I resolved this ...
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Distorted graphics when using Gnome on Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Gnome Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to use it my screen looks like this. I still can log with Unity. I used these commands: sudo apt-get install ...
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Everytime I enter to ubuntu I don't have bars, I dont have browser, etc [duplicate]

Every time I enter on Ubuntu, this happens: Then when I put my mouse in the corner it would give me a black image I have my unity enabled but it doesn't give me a little box next to it to enable ...
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Can I create a Custom “Taskbar” in Ubuntu Unity

As the title says, I am creating a theme for my Ubuntu 12.04 Unity session creation in progress for a buddy of mine. I would like to add an image on the lower portion of my screen. I have taken the ...
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Gnome 3.8 affects Unity in Ubuntu 13.04

I have installed Gnome 3 just to try it using this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop sudo reboot After this on log screen I have choice ...
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black screen after logout

I have ubuntu 13.04 installed and normally I use MATE as desktop viewer. After I logout and login with the default desktop viewer (Unity? gnome?) the screen is black and just the ubuntu logo appears. ...