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A working checkers/draughts?

I am trying to find an implementation of checkers/draughts that works. I did "sudo apt-get install kcheckers" and when I run it I get a window that I can't expand (so it works but just in a small ...
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How to simulate an “application launch” (executing a .desktop file) from a script? [duplicate]

This question relates back to separating the Tor Browser from Firefox in the Unity launcher (I assume it applies to other DE's as well). The original question is here. As part of my proposed solution ...
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Unity 2D/3D not working with Radeon 7000 (no panel, launcher, dash, etc.)

Problem: Neither Unity 3D nor 2D display the panel, launcher or dash (icons disappear as soon as I launch an application, but I can still hover and get a tooltip). I have tried removing and ...
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How can i get back dodge maximized windows function for Launcher in 13.10? [duplicate]

I still can't understand why the developers completely removed the function to let the Launcher dodge only maximized windows but is there a way to get this function back by tweaking dconf or so? this ...
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Fresh install of 13.10 - left with no dash nor apps - only blank magenta wallpaper

Regarding recently installed ubuntu desktop 13.10 (40gb HDD and plenty RAM) as a fresh install on an appropriately partitioned HDD. My problem is that once installed everything is blank: no dash, no ...
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Log out or Shutdown using Unity

I want to log out, restart, shutdown, or what else with Unity, pressing "Super" and typing "log out" or something. Is it possible?
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Switching windows - type name of Window

In emacs it is possible to switch buffers by typing Ctrl-X B and you can start typing the name of another buffer, and as you type you can auto-complete the name of buffers which match what you have ...
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Serious lagging in Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and after a few weeks of running found that if I had it on for a few hours all of my programs would start lagging particularly when I tried to interact with anything ...
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Ubuntu-desktop: unmet dependencies

I tried to install Gnome on ubuntu 13.04 using these guide (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/gnome-3-8-ppa-for-ubuntu-gnome). It didn't work very well (there were some glitches), so I tried ...
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Intel HD 4600: No 3D support

I've got an MSI GE-40 laptop with an Intel HD 4600 (integrated in Core i7-4702MQ CPU) and GeForce GTX760M GPU running Ubuntu 13.10. It looks like 3D is not supported: /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test ...
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Can't restore Skype window

on 13.10, my skype seem to be properly installed, I have the skype icon in the task bar and it starts automlatically after boot. I normally go into the taskbar icon to open my contact window. This ...
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DPI setting in Ubuntu 13.10

Can one change DPI setting in Ubuntu 13.10? I tried this solution: How to find and change the screen DPI? but: I don't have /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (only /etc/lightdm/users.conf, and changing ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't drag a window up to another screen

I am having Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10. I have no problem with 13.04 In 13.10 I found that, when I tried to drag my window up across my standard dual-screen setup, it gets jammed/stopped when it goes as ...
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The top panel bar in unity will not change the icon theme

I had to reinstall unity and now for some reason the icon theme is stuck for only the icons in the top menu bar panel. Is there a cache that might have got corrupt? Maybe there is a place to manually ...
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The ALT key in Dwarf Fortress (13.10)

I am trying to play DF adventure mode, and when I press ALT + (Direction) to navigate dangerous terrain, it does not register the action. I have tried disabling the key through the ...
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ubuntu 13.10 no launcher and no dash appears

I've the same issue in the question here. Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Launcher and panel missing [ubuntu 13.04] It might be a duplicate question. But none of these answers ...
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How do I Track Down a File's Location from Unity Search? [duplicate]

So my problem is that, while installing Eclipse, I created some desktop files in different locations, installing them all (I was trying to solve a bug, hence the need for repeatedly installing ...
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Change gsettings for other (all) users remotelly

I configure several Ubuntu 12.04/13.10 computers remotely using cfengine3. I am wondering how I can add an item to the Launcher for all users. I am aware that I need to set ...
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13.10 - Opening webapps creates duplicate firefox entry on Launcher

I have Ubuntu 13.10 with the Amazon and GMail webapps installed. Now, when I go to dash and click on Amazon, a Firefox window opens and both a Firefox and an Amazon icons get added to the launcher. ...
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What lenses for Unity on Ubuntu 13.10 are available?

Since a lot has changed since this question was asked: What lenses for Unity are available? and many of these lenses are not compatible with latest version 13.10. I believe many of us would like to ...
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HUD in 13:10 no longer returns out of focus applications or system commands

I upgraded to 13:10 having run 12:04,12:10 and 13:04 and now the HUD is not entries from out of focus applications or, more importantly for me, system commands such as lock, suspend etc. is this ...
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Back/red/pink screen with cursor after fresh install

Similar questions have been asked before, but this is quite an exotic case, and I've tried all the other solutions I found. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 from USB and afterwards rebooted. At first I got ...
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Updates broke my themes/shell [Ubuntu 12.04 running Gnome 3 ] [closed]

Update 09 Nov 2013: This problem was sorted out by updates that came later. I am running gnome-session 3.4.2.1. After the latest updates (listed below) my theme regressed to what looks like tango - ...
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Why are my scroll bars so wacky looking?

I'm not sure what I did, but my scroll bars look like hell. In this picture, you can see them adjacent to the suggested questions and at the windows edge. What is that about? This behavior is ...
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Upgrade only unity desktop on ubuntu 12.04.3

I've an Ubuntu 12.04.3 x32 os and i wanna upgrade to the newer version of unity (the saucy salamander version) without upgrade the os. I've tried https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto but ...
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compiz errors when restarting unity

So I've been having problems with unity/compiz specifically 3 errors/warnings that I cannot get fixed: compiz(decor) - Warn: no default decoration found, placement will not be correct Error: ...
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Shut Down/Restart from unity panel menu won't work

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and now I can't seem to shut down or restart my laptop using top right menu on Unity panel. When I click Shut Down or Restart nothing happens. I have to press my power ...
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How to disable unity window open/close animation? (No third party software)

I am wondering how I can disable the maximize/minimize animation for ubuntu 13.10. I know there are other questions like this, but they are either directed to different ubuntu types, (Kubuntu, etc) or ...
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Lenses are missing after upgrading to 13.10 [duplicate]

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10 all unity dash lenses except for social networks are missing. See the screen-shot here: I tried purging and reinstalling but didn't help.
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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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How webapp works?

I am using chromium-browser as default browser. When i open facebook webapp it open a new chromium-browser with a new chromium launcher icon. And after fully load the page chromium launcher icon ...
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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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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 ...