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Corrupted program menu - repeated items

I've made a simple change in one of the saved connections in MySQL Workbench and suddenly the program menu got corrupted. It's showing one set of menu items for the program and then one set for every ...
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How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
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How to downgrade gnome 3.14 to 3.12 on Ubuntu 14.10

After upgrading gnome from 3.12 to 3.14 some icons are looking larger and weird in unity. Icons for Chrome, System Settings Dialog box as not properly getting displayed. How to solve? Should I need to ...
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What package does the system menu reside in?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS Server on an ESXi 5.5 host (VMWare). My boss wanted a GUI, so I installed ubuntu-desktop, without recommends to reduce the amount of extra stuff loaded on the ...
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System displaying “E” as “H” (?) from different font (?)

This is weird - and it just turned up yesterday. I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and fairly vanilla. As of yesterday, the system wants to display the character E as H. Here are two examples. First, the ...
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Run Eclipse using the search (super button)

quasi-newbie to Ubuntu here. I have Eclipse running properly and everything. The issue is that when I hit the Super key, if I type eclipse into the search, it doesn't find it/ allow me to run ...
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Gnome-music not scanning music folder

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 and I installed gnome-music but it is not scanning the music folder automatically, do you know if it is a bug or if I have special things to do ? Thanks !
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Assign icon to launcher application

I know this question has been asked several times, but I revised all solutions I found and none has worked so far: alacarte to edit/create the icon from scratch. When I assign the icon, it shows, I ...
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Are webapps working in Ubuntu 14.10?

At the moment I am still using 14.04 the LTS version. Anybody using 14.10, has there been a fix on webapps ? Do they work or still get a blank screen?
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Latitude D600. It has the Pentium M CPU so, I had to forcepae in order for it to install. Now that it's installed I'm noticing the ui is extremely slow. When a ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the SYSTEM key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Creating a shorcut for application

I have two versions of qtcreator: first is installed by apt and binary is located in /usr/bin/. Second is installed in a custom location (I used a bundle from qt website). I run second version from ...
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AMD Radeon R5 Graphics Glitches In Ubuntu 14.04.1

My Laptop specs : AMD A8-6410 Radeon R5 Graphics 4 GB DDR3 500 GB HDD I removed Windows 8.1 completely & installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 But, the graphics is just too damn slow. The output of /usr/lib/...
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Menu in Title Bar

Internally, how does Unity determine which widgets in an application are part of the menu (file, edit, etc.)? Is there a attribute in GTK that determines what's part of an application's menu bar? ...
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Ubuntu search not finding any files

I've noticed that the search indexes only those files which have previously been opened with some application. For example, searching for a presentation returns 0 results initially, but once I ...
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Re-enable keyboard shortcuts “first login” cheat-sheet

How can you make the "first login" keyboard shortcuts pop-up re-appear at the next login (or make it re-appear at every login)? I know you can pull up the cheat-sheet by pressing and holding the ...
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Uninstalling Xubuntu and returning to Ubuntu

Using 14.04 I'm having a problem removing Xubuntu, so I can return to regular Ubuntu. I tried removing: sudo apt-get remove abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview ...
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Unity doesn't hide in VirtualBox Fullscreen Mode

I am running Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. Everything works perfectly except the fullscreen mode. Windows expands to the fullscreen resolution, but Unity's Launcher and top panel always ...
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Autohide launcher does not work ubuntu 14.04

Altough I've setted to autohide sometimes this feature does not work. After restarting it works but after a short period of time again stops autohiding. Any shortcut to hide launcher? Or how to ...
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Snap window to corner

Using Ubuntu 12.04LTS precise. On my old laptop I could use CTRL+ALT+numpad to snap windows to corners. But my new laptop does not have a num pad on the keyboard. Is there an alternative shortcut? (Or ...
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association window <-> .desktop file <-> launcher entry

I'm trying to integrate my JS code with unity using low level dbus messaging. I'm able to set launcher icon properties (progress, count, menu etc) for known .desktop files ( for example, "gnome-...
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Unity having “Damaged Packages” upon reinstall over Gnome 3

When I got Gnome installed over Unity, on login I couldn't chose to return to the standard Unity desktop. Every time I attempt the simple sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I get the error Some ...
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Desktop entry does not appear in Unity launcher

I created a .desktop entry for a custom QGIS installation in ~/.local/share/applications. For some reason the Unity launcher and Kupfer refuse to index the entry - it does not show up. Here is the ...
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I need to understand something about Ubuntu's default backgrounds and resolution

So I have an old laptop with a resolution 1024x768 and if I want to use a bigger photo for background it always crops itself or I have to use in scale mode which is not a thing I like to do. But I ...
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Unity not working on 14.04 after compiz configurator change

I am new to Ubuntu and probably have a noob problem, but it seems to me to be rather complicated, any help will be appreciated. I've tried to add opacity property to windows via compiz configurator ...
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Open terminal in 'always on top' mode on startup

I want Ubuntu to open a terminal in the lower right corner when I log in, with the always on top mode enabled. I have made a script which does this when I run it from a terminal, but it does not work ...
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If I backup my Ubuntu (unity) using Deja, can I restore it when I use a fresh install of UbuntuGNOME?

This may be a weird question, but it has me stumped and google is little help. I am currently running Ubuntu with the default Unity interface. I've been wanting to experiment with different DE's for a ...
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Menu Bar and Launcher Missing in Ubuntu 14.04

After a restart my menu bar and launcher were missing. I have tried every solution for this issue that I can find, from re-installing unity and compiz to resetting Unity and everything. Then I ...
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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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unity-control-center uninstalled itself [duplicate]

I don't know how it got uninstalled since I had it before, but when I try to install it again I get the following error: oierlauzi@akerbeltz:~$ sudo apt-get install unity-control-center Reading ...
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bash: install_path: No such file or directory

When I open a new terminal I get : bash: install_path: No such file or directory My .bashrc file conatins the following code : # some more ls aliases alias ll='ls -alF' alias la='ls -A' alias l='ls ...
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Custom launcher arguments?

I know I can add custom shortcuts or even url links to the launcher. Can I create custom launcher shortcuts that accept or process arguments? For example, can I set a launcher link to open http://...
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After UNB, where do I go?

I've been running Lucid NBR since forever and I love it. A recent kernel update broke some services and while a revision fixed them, the writing is on the wall, I have to update. Unity fits on my ...
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unity come back to default

I did some changes via compiz, the result was this: As you see just time color is default and other like wireless and volume's color are dark. What is the terminal command to tell unity, come back ...
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Cannot run the Unity 8 openclipart scope example

Following the instructions of this page, I have installed the Ubuntu SDK and downloaded the tutorials source code. The openclipart scope builds correctly, but I have a runtime error: $ unity-scope-...
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Problems with graphics drivers on Latitude D600 running 14.04

this is my first time installing ubuntu on a laptop, which is the Dell Latitiude D600. I have been having a very specific issue related to what might be the graphics driver, but I am not completely ...
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How to get the package versions corresponding to Unity 7 launcher applications?

I'd like to know the Ubuntu package version of all applications locked into my Unity (7) Launcher from the command line. The command should return a list of packages names and their versions, ...
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No Unity dash and bars - existing solutions not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 on a Schenker M504 (Clevo 650) Intel i7 4712 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX850M. When switching to the NVIDIA card using PRIME, all my windows were surrounded by a thick ...
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Keyboard shortcuts involving Shift and digits

I am trying to set Shift+Ctrl+Alt+1 to Move a window to workspace 1. Settings->Keyboard->Navigation->Move window to workspace 1 When I type the new accelerator, what shows up is Shift+Ctrl+Alt+!. ! ...
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desktop window orgnanizer

Suppose you open four windows. One is Geany one a browser one is LibreOffice and one is terminal. So is there any shortcut key which open four of them next together. I mean this key switch divde the ...
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CCSM not saving any changes made

I'm making changes with ccsm to the unity plugin, mainly to disable a whole ton of useless keyboard shortcuts which just take fullscreen applications out of focus and cause other problems. The changes ...
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How can I open multiple windows in one application, and show them at the same time?

Example scenario: Let's say I'm on my desktop and I do the following: open a full-screen window in application A open two half-screen windows (tiled to the left and right) in application B go back ...
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Configuring mouse buttons to switch between apps?

I just installed 14.04, so I'm using the default setup (Unity, I guess). I have these two extra mouse buttons on the side of my mouse. Is there any way to map these so they can switch between open ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Notification incorrectly displayed

I have a problem with my notifications on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The notifications are just plain text with a colored background, and are also strangely placed in the top left corner. I have no idea on how ...
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Is it possible to execute a .desktop file from a quicklist?

I have this launcher I created with a quicklist full of options to execute different applications. One of the options is TeamViewer and this is the quicklist code for it: [Desktop Action fav-...
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Integrate Kupfer functionality in Dash

Is there a way to integrate some of Kupfer's functionality in the Dash search? I like Dash, but it's lacking some nice features: (I know I'm being a bit fussy.) Partial search - In Kupfer I don't ...
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What commands the suspend item in system menu really launch?

On my laptop trying to go in sleep mode using the Unity Sleep item (or closing the lid for what it is worth) does not work well (it goes in suspend mode very slowly and after that I am unable to wake ...
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Can't open Google Chrome, can't search applications in dash, startup applications stopped running

I am experiencing many issues with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04: I can't open Google Chrome from the sidebar. I can't search any applications in the dash. f.lux and Screencloud have stopped ...
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any 3d drivers for ati fglrx which would support google earth and other 3d apps on chrome

i have installed many 3D apps on my ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop but none of them are supportive i have asked many questions regardind this previously but no answer was available i think it is just due to ...
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Extra items in panel after installing xubuntu over ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad T60 and found out that Unity is too slow. So, I did sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop When I log into an Xubuntu session, the panel has a ton of junk ...