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Weka windows always open in a different workspaces [closed]

This is how I installed weka 3.6.6: sudo apt-get install weka On 12.04 every time I open weka it starts in the second workspace. If I move it to workspace #1, all the new windows it opens are in ...
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Using MCE remote at Unity Greeter?

Is there any way to get LightDM to see a MCE remote as an input device at the greeter screen? I have three accounts -- my user account, MythTV, and XBMC and I'd like to be able to switch between these ...
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Removing CrossOver Games from Unity Start panel

I'm new to Ubuntu and recently installed CrossOver Games Trial on Ubuntu 12.04, didn't like it, tried to uninstall it but simply refused to go away , so I just went on and deleted the folders in the ...
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Unwanted application icons showing on unity taskbar

I installed my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop after a dependency loop hell. After I re-installed the Unity panel shows all application icons whenever the app is loaded. For example I can now always ...
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Get position of launcher item in python

I'm writing an app where I want a small window to open next to its launcher item. I can have it open at the mouse position (which will be near the launcher), but that isn't very precise or satisfying. ...
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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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Stack docklet in ubuntu 12.04 unity

I remember that ubuntu with gnome 2.3 was having an awesome app called " docky". It was great but unity is much better for me now, so I'm just asking if there's any way to make a stack docklet like ...
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Thunderbird looses menu in the panel

I have installed the add-ons MinimizedToTray revived 1.0.1 to Thunderbird, as suggested here. Even though the main functionality of hiding TBird to the tray works well, after a while (minutes) on ...
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How do I increase the compiz shadow radius above 18? [closed]

In < 11.10 this can be done from gconf-editor, but that doesn't seem to work in 12.04. The metacity-theme.xml file also set the active shadow much larger than 18, but no effect. So anyone know how? ...
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How can I “toggle” the unity launcher?

I don't want to hide it, like put my mouse of the top-left/left side of the screen, I want to have like a ccsm plugin that can say to turn it on/off. How can I do this but also have the possibility to ...
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gtk-window-decorator crashes [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 with all updates. Several days ago on my system program gtk-window-decorator crashes few times in a day. Error message: The program 'gtk-window-decorator' received an X Window ...
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12.04 Unity 3D 80% CPU load with Compiz

EDIT : I have been able to to determine that the problem is not compiz, but is actually Xorg. I don't know why, but by quickly maximizing terminal and taking a screenshot with top running before the ...
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Unity Launcher integration and quickly run… fail

I'm trying to use the uniy launcher with progress bar.. but it doesn't work.. I just followed the first example on ...
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Unity launcher doesn't appear in VNC session

I'd like to have a unity desktop accessible via VNC on a precise server machine I have running. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package. I'm launching a VNC session with the following in my ...
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Ubuntu 32bit vs 64bit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit and which should I choose? According to my specs, would 32bit Ubuntu 12.04 be better? Intel Core i5 470UM Dual Core ...
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Playback on Mythbuntu with nvidia graphic adapter is showing moderate tearing, and doesn't cover Unity

Since upgrading to Mythbunu 12.04 and Mythtv 0.25, my playback has been showing tearing and also the Unity top panel plus the Unity Launcher overlay the screen. Is there a way to fix this?
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Window buttons do not belong to the top window?

Sometimes in Ubuntu 12.04 (no modifications), when application X is on top of the screen (i.e. it is the window that I see), the close and minimise buttons are not from application X. Thus, when I ...
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What's the unity equivalent of gnome's ALT-F2?

How do you run any command in Unity, similar to "Run command" (ALT-F2) from Gnome?
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System resets to login screen spontaneously

Now I'm experiencing spontaneous resets of the desktop environment (when logged in and working normally), where the screen will go black, then reset to the login screen. The resets appear to be ...
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Can't move tabs in Chrome [closed]

When I try to move tabs in Chrome they always open in a new window and can't be moved back to old window. Using latest Chrome from official repository. Worked fine before with GNOME. Any ideas how ...
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How do I stop unity launcher icon from shaking wobbling, jumping, bouncing, running, and cavorting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I customize the launcher animations? When I'm focused and working on something, sometimes an app (like update manager) will decide that it is more important than ...
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Unity multi-monitor problem

I have multi-monitor setup where one (separate) is set above another (notebook). Notebook is set as main monitor, this is where launcher is. There are a couple side effects: When I open a new app, ...
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How can I add PlayOnLinux programs in the Unity dash?

I wonder if there is any way to add the programs installed in PlayOnLinux to the Unity dash.
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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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How to hide mounted partitions and devices from Unity Launcher via Command Line?

I've checked and read similar questions, but most of the answers requires installing either dconf-tools, CCSM or MyUnity. In Ubuntu 12.04, is there a way to hide mounted partitions or devices from ...
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Can the parameters of the Music Lens be edited?

I primarily listen to classical music on my laptop. Since I'm obsessed with specifics with my music, I am precise with how I label my genres (Opera, Symphony, Chorale, etc.). Is there a way to edit ...
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Launcher shows drives even when they aren't mounted

This has only happened in the last couple of days (after updates), but now my sidebar shows my two external hard disks even when they aren't mounted (or even connected for that matter). When they are ...
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Compiz effects aren't working properly!

On Ubuntu 12.04, the Compiz visual effects appears to be glitchy. I see a "window flash", after rotating the "Desktop Cube". I've used the "Magic Lamp effect" when minimizing windows, but the window ...
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Lucid Lynx 10.04 support should be longer and not end in April 2013 [closed]

10.04 and 10.10 are the last usable Ubuntu releases in my opinion. -> Is there a (official) way, like e.g. to start a poll or something, to enforce a longer support than 3 years for the 10.04 LTS ...
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How to get rid of the orange highlight in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change color of unity workspace border, and window resize I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I'm using Unity. I also installed Adwaita theme and Elementary ...
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User interfirance, themes, Broken, Unreadable parts

Arther going on a customizing spree my the desktop themes on unity got messed up I had installed Ubuntu tweak and unsettings so I removed them but the default themes and custom ones are still messed ...
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How do I run two different conky sessions at the same time?

I want to run Conky lua (link to conky lua on Gnome-look.org) and Conky: Metro Clock (link to conky: metro clock on devianart.com) at the same time. I want to have them both on the start up ...
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Global menu stopped working for most applications [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 32 bits and I had been enjoying global menus and HUD since the beginning. However, for some strange reason, I stopped having global menus for most applications and thus no HUD fun ...
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Ambiance theme looks wrong after trying out GNOME Shell

I tried gnome-shell out recently, and since the ambiance theme just looks plain ugly on it, I used gnome-tweak-tools to change the window and gtk theme to Adwaita. So, after that, I went back to ...
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Is it possible to disable launcher grouping in unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable the grouping of windows on the launcher? I am almost used to working with Unity but the launcher grouping is really bugging me. I just want to be able to ...
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Very slow reaction of application switching hotkeys with Unity

Since upgrading to 12.04, I've noticed that the shortcut keys for switching applications (Super+1, Super+2...) are very difficult to use now. By that I mean that it doesn't seem to register the ...
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What files do I need in my home to login in to unity?

I have replaced the generated home with my old home folder. Now I can not log in to unity. (i can login to tty1) How do I best fix this? What files is needed in home to login? I started without: ...
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How can I modify Unity 12.04's power cog menu

"System Settings..." and the randomly chosen among many "Displays..." go to the same program, while I have to remember ccsm, [dg]conf-editor and a few others mentioned in various articles. Or I must ...
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Launcher in Unity opens application in another icon

I have an application locked to my launcher. Whenever I click on it or use the normal Exec=..... in the .desktop, it works perfectly. I have recently added a quicklist option in the launcher. Whenever ...
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How do I make the launcher progress bar work with my application?

Background Research I am attempting to update the progress bar within the Unity launcher for a simple python/Gtk application created using Quickly called test; however, following the instructions in ...
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Why don't CTRL+ALT+4/6 position windows to the left or right? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands? I was thrilled to discover the keyboard based tiling functionality provided by Unity. However, why ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Workspace switcher is shown after switching to another workspace

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 on HP Envy 14 and found a rather interesting bug. When I switch between workspaces using keyboard shortcuts, for example moving down to Workspace 3 from Workspace ...
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How can I tweak virtual desktops? [duplicate]

The single biggest feature of Ubuntu that I absolutely love is the virtual desktops. The ability to have four different workspaces - one for chat, one for developer tools, one for web tabs, and ...
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Unity-like Dashboard for Gnome fallback?

Is there any way I can run the Unity dashboard (or something similar, like Bolt for Gnome 3) in Gnome Fallback?
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How do I drag and drop a file from Nautilus into a minimized window icon on the Unity taskbar?

For example: In GNOME-Shell I can drag a file from Nautilus to the upper left part of the screen, all windows (open and minimized) display on the screen, and then I can drop the file in one of the ...
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Where is X-chat when it is minimized to tray?

When I click at X-chat's option Minimize to tray, where is it going? I am unable to find it.
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Disappearing Launcher Icons on 12.04 [closed]

explains the problem. The first missing icon is for 'Screenshot' and the second one is for 'Sublime Text 2'. Can someone tell me what's going on here and how I can fix it? Thanks! Specs: ...
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setting XDG_DATA_DIRS and XDG_DATA_HOME

I made some mistake by setting environment variabel Now i can not launch any application from the console and recieve this error: GLib-GIO-ERROR **: No GSettings schemas are installed on the system ...
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Ubuntu 3D in incompatible card due to an error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I using Unity or Unity 2D? This is really weird XD I have Ubuntu 12.04, my graphic chip is a Mother Board integrated Via Chrome9, which is incompatible with Unity 3D, ...
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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 ...