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After upgrade no GUI

I am new to Ubuntu. I recently received a 'hand me down' machine at work, and decided to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04.1, in the hopes of solving some problems I was having. The upgrade started fine, but ...
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installing pulseaudio 5 has crashed system settings and other icons

I installed Pulseaudio 5 as I need to send sound to satellite Android speakers. Any way after install: Pulse audio does not boot, System settings won't boot(from icon or the menu), sound icon missing ...
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Make Scale / Window Picker preserve relative window positions?

When I use the Scale feature in Ubuntu 14.04, the miniature versions of the windows are not in the same relative positions on the screen as the actual windows. Suppose, for example, that I have 2 ...
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No applications found in the Dash Home

Running 12.04: When I go to the Dash Home, it shows no applications, anywhere, including the Applications lens. I would include a screenshot, but I apparently need at least 10 reputation in order to ...
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dash doesn't show askubuntu search results on 14.04

Unfortunatly I get no search results from askubuntu, although it should be integrated in unity-scope-home. Could anybody explain how to reconfigure the dash to get it working? I tried reinstalling ...
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Please help install an Ubuntu desktop

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 base system on my IBM Thinkpad labtop. Then I installed the gnome-shell using apt-get, but it does not work: I have the error message "cannot open X windows manager". I ...
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Desktop Switcher Tweaks

I tried searching for this question but couldn't find a suitable answer and I have to leave for work. I would like my desktop to allow me to go to Desktop Switch mode and then continue to gain access ...
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CompizConfig Problems

I have installed CompizConfig on my computer and configured it to what I want. I'm using Cube with wallpaper enabled and four different wallpaper for each side of the cube. Everything works fine ...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...
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What should I see in an unity8-desktop-session-mir session? [closed]

I decided to install unity8-desktop-session-mir and give it a try. After logging into the Unity 8 desktop session I was presented with a black screen and a larger-than-normal mouse cursor. Nothing ...
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How to get different text scaling for different displays?

I have a laptop with a fairly high resolution on a small display (14"). My external monitor 27" has a lower resolution than the laptop display. I would like for the text to be similar size on both ...
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Eclipse has two icons on unity launcher when I only want one

I recently upgraded to Eclipse Luna and since then I've had trouble launching it from the Unity Launcher. I've modified my old .desktop file located in ~/.local/share/applications, then added it to my ...
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How do I get the folder hierarchy on the same bar as my window controls(max, min, close)?

In this image the controls for the apps (play, pause, folder hierarchy and the like. NOT file, edit, window, help etc...) are on the same "bar" as the the little traffic light window controls, the ...
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Why the context menu isn't like the launcher menu everywhere? [closed]

I don't think I'm the only only one to think that context menu from the launcher is quite sexy! So why isn't the whole system's interface like that? The context menu elsewhere is pretty normal ...
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Change title bar's color on focus in Compiz

When the focus is gained by a window, I want title bar of this active window to be red, opacity of inactive windows to be decreased. (solution for KDE) Are these possible on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with ...
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Firefox unity app

I have a problem with Firefox unity apps. If I click on the dash and start Gmail, Live mail, Facebook or I guess any of them, I have limited functionality of browser, right click doesn't work, ...
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14.04 :: Troubles after waking from suspend

I am having issues with suspending my Acer Aspire 5739G running Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried suspending using different methods - pm-suspend, from GUI, from Keyboard shortcut - but my system still ...
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Thin line between window decoration and launcher

I did not notice until I recently changed my wallpaper, but there seems to be a thin line (maybe 1 pixel) between the unity launcher and a maximized window (see attached screenshot). This problem ...
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create application shortcut on the desktop

I tried to create an application shortcut to my desktop. I am unable to move the icon to the desktop like windows does. Do I need do code or configure to have my application on the desktop? Your help ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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How to disable program switching (alt+tab equivalent) with the mouse?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to stop programs switching (equivalent of alt+tab) in response to mouse gestures. Right now it happens all the time when I use the mouse, I'm not even sure what ...
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Signatures Invalid and Problem with MergeList error

So, whenever I try to update repos recently (via apt-get), I get something like this: Reading package lists... Error! W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release: The following signatures ...
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Disable new keyboard shortcut for Show Desktop

After a recent upgrade of 14.04, an icon "Show Desktop" appeared in my launcher bar. I removed it with Unity Tweak Tool. A new keyboard shortcut was also setup: Super+D now also shows the desktop. ...
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Lubuntu-Desktop not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently decided to install LXDE on my Ubuntu 14.04 (it's not a fresh installation, however it's quite recent). I wanted to use mainly Unity and use LXDE sometimes when I needed higher performance. ...
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Ubuntu unity 14.04 built-in display can't be turned off

My resolution is messed up, but the built-in display cannot be turned off and I cannot adjust it, in fact not even get to see all settings below. I checked if my SIS video card driver is properly ...
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Ubutu 14.04 menubar issue [duplicate]

I choose option show the menus in the window's title bar. It works probably if I run an app in normal way, mean click on icon to open. But when I open it in terminal with root permission, the menu ...
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Issues with my File manager - Files [duplicate]

While a window of the File manager is opened, on clicking the files icon, in Unity, should open the minimised screen. But Files application opens another new Window. This is reaally annoying as I end ...
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Wine Systray Not working on Unity Ubutnu 14.04

The problem is that the wine systray is not working in my unity desktop on ubuntu 14.04, any other apps for ubuntu (Skype, Steam-ubuntu version-, transmission) they work fine, just the Wine systray is ...
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Missing menu bar 14.04

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some time without problems. However my menu bar has just disappeared and I cannot access any applications. My wallpaper and documents on the desktop appear and when ...
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How to disable notifications for a specific application?

I recently installed the native Linux Spotify client on my Ubuntu 14.04, which works like a charm. The only thing that really really annoys me is that I get a notification for each new song that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Lightdm and Unity optimal configuration

What I'm using: SonyVaio Vpcef2e1e (with 4GB RAM and Ati mobility radeon™ hd 4250) In the old days I never had issue with the graphics. I had to fight sometimes to add drivers to the graphic ...
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How to display the skype indicator on the status top-bar?

How do I to display the Skype indicator on the top bar, please? I'm actually running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Unity. Architecture: 64 bits. And, I haven't customized my theme. I've tried to follows ...
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Set mouse scroll as shortcut for just one application?

I'm using Unity in Ubuntu 14.04, but since I can't put the Unity dock on the bottom of the screen, I've set it to hide and set the sensitivity low enough that my mouse can't activate it and slide it ...
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launcher icons can not be changed

I deleted something cache folder since I can not move and delete icons from the launcher bar. I did a reset the icons, reinstall desktop and unity, the whole system (didn't touch the /home) could ...
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How do I create the “Gnome-Desktop-Item-Edit” program's launch icon with root privileges and more?

I personally dont prefer running commands in terminal to achieve a task and prefer apps to execute the job. Creating launcher for apps is one such command where I prefer the gnome-desktop-item-edit ...
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How to avoid unity lens to capture the meta key so I can use EMACS? [duplicate]

When I use the graphical EMACS and I want for, for example, execute M-x . as soon as I press the Meta key the unity dash opens and I lose focus from emacs, this is really annoying. how do I avoid ...
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How do I fix Unity crashing after using Unity Tweak Tool to set Window spreading/scaling?

The problem: After setting Window spreading to on in Unity Tweak Tool, Unity will crash on trying to initiate the Window spread/Scale Compiz effect. This results in the Unity panel and launcher, as ...
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Screen tearing with GT 730M (and no Sync to VBlank option in Nvidia settings)

I've got problems with screen tearing while using Geforce gt 730M (GPU is Optimus with additionally Intel 4000). Tearing appears during scrolling websites, watching movies, playing games etc. I've ...
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How to find a Window which should be visible on Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I have Keepass2 in my Launchbar. I do execute Keepass and I can see it is executing by a small arrow. With statement : ps - fu bernard | grep keepass2 results into : bernard 2433 ...
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eclipse.desktop launcher in /usr/share/applications locked in dash just launches eclipse, but the window is opened in another icon

Ubuntu unity opens a new icon in dash every time i open eclipse, don't mind if i just execute it from the binary or if i created a desktop file. I also reset unity without exit.
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Slow login after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04. I already used Ubuntu before, and it the did not take any noticeable time to login. However, in Ubuntu 14.04, Unity seems to start slowly. First, I only see the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 compiz thumbnails preview flicker

Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) with Unity desktop Dell Latitude with NVIDIA GF119M (NVS 4200M) - Optimus is DISABLED Using NVIDIA legacy binary driver 304.117 When I set the CCSM option to ...
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How to reset Unity appearance settings

I was curious. Someone said Kubuntu is awesome. So I installed it (sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop). I didn't like it. Keyboard shortcuts that I became familiar with in Unity weren't working. It ...
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Unity top bar 100% transparent

Just wondering if anyone knows how to get unity's top bar to be 100% transparent. I have it so on my second screen, but it seems to add a bit of a background on my main screen. See the screenshot ...
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Can't move windows around

Ubuntu Desktop (on a laptop) 14.04 LTS x64 6 GB ram intel i5 500 gb disk After fixing my broken desktop session where the "launcher" dissapeared (No launcher or menu) I can no longer move windows ...
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ubuntu 14.04 strange things happening

so I have some kind of problem with my ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. file mannager keeps crashing and some of the apps has a different layout for example system monitor looks weird: file explorer does the ...
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How to change workspace switcher icon when using more workspaces?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I would like to see current workspace position while using more than 4 workspaces. When I changed number of WS with compiz-config/unity-tweak/ubuntu tweak I realized that ...
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How to remove an icon from the menu bar without uninstalls?

I know, one can uninstall or blacklist a particular app or service so that it doesn't show up on the top menu bar, but is there a way you can voluntarily, and safely (without any Terminal bashing or ...
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How do I change the unity launcher dash home icon in ubuntu 12.04?

Okey, Before anyone rates this as duplicate of anything! I have researched. And I am sorry if my response for my previous questions was bad, I did not mean to do so, some personal things happened, I'm ...
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How to remap default unity window placement shortcuts

I'm using Google Docs quite often, and love the ability to change styles quickly by using Ctrl + Alt + NumPad shortcut. However, with Unity this system shortcut is already used for Window placement. ...