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HP TC4200 tablet Stylus not working on Unity interface

I've installed 10.10 Netbook edition on my HP TC4200 tablet PC. I primarily use it in the slate mode with a stylus and on screen keyboard. I can use the stylus as a mouse replacement for everything ...
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No “Keep in Launcher” command in launcher menu for some applications [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add applications to the Unity launcher? Hi, I have some applications installed which don't have a "Keep in Launcher" option in launcher right-click menu. These ...
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Unity Login Blank Screen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Ive installed gnome 3 and gnome3 session . When i login to gnome 3 , it shows gnome 3 panels and my mouse but when i ...
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How i get graphics of start menu back?

Due to some reasons I lost graphics of start menu. It's background color which was transparent becomes black as shown in image. [ It happens after the gnome desktop package using sudo apt-get ...
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Force a window to be displayed on every workspace

I like to have VLC media player running in the top corner of the screen while I am working. I have already configured it to always be 'on top'. Now I am trying to figure out how to have it ...
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systemd service asks for gpg password in Unity

I have some systemd-timers to sync my mails via imap. Since I don't want to store my passwords in clear text I use gpg to encrypt and decrypt them. When I am using Unity each time the timers run the ...
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Choosing default browser

I am having problems choosing my default browser. As far as I can tell there are 2 ways to do it, and right now they are conflicting. What I want: default browser of Google Chrome Problem: In unity ...
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how to give each terminal tab its own title?

I see that there are ways to set the tabs title through the CLI, but how can I give each tab its own "title"? top pine git by default, gnome-terminal seems to show ...
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Method for diagnosing Ubuntu crashes?

I am a somewhat nontechnical user of a desktop running 14.04 LTS. I've been working in Ubuntu for several years. The hardware is somewhat old. Occasionally I experience technical issues with Ubuntu ...
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Precise movements of the cursor on a textfield in ubuntu touch: is there currently a way to do this?

In a ubuntuphone (or I assume in general on a Ubuntu Touch GUI on a touch device) how am I supposed to accurately move the cursor while I am editing a line in a textfield? Tapping is going quite never ...
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Can't find JDK for Unity3d development

I'm developing on Unity3d 5.2 a game which should be build for an Android. I use Ubuntu 14.04. I used: sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk to install java. Set $JAVA_HOME and $PATH variables in ...
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Browser instance created through script doesn't cycle with ALT+TAB

I am using a bash file with a line chromium-browser http://www.gmail.com to create a browser instance. This browser instance doesn't cycle with ALT+TAB. How to fix this? Sometimes it does. And in ...
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Ubuntu-GNOME - nm-applet icon just disappears when usb-tethering is active

I don't actually use UbuntuGNOME distro, but rather installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop package on the stock unity-based version of trusty. All other things are smooth after transition, except this one ...
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Desktop icons outside the monitor on second monitor (smaller one)

I have a 24" and a 27" monitor connected to my notebook and arranged as you can see in the Display Settings window below. So the right (blue) monitor is higher than the left (green) one. My problem ...
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How to remove the bottom panel of Gnome Classic in Unity?

I switched to Unity environment and there is a bottom panel of Gnome Classic that is not natural of the proper Unity. How to remove it?
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Is it possible to restore traditional full-width scrollbars (15.10)

Ever since the hateful and buggy "overlay scrollbars" appeared, I disabled them and used "normal" scrollbars, so I am glad the overlay ones are finally gone in 15.10. However, I don't like the new ...
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Add custom application media controls in unity panel volume control

I wrote a small bash application that allows me to control the music streamed from my phone to my PC via bluetooth, and I would like to know how to add a Rhythmbox like widget in Unity panel's volume ...
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close/minimize/maximize controls of windows absent , ctrl +alt +T not working, dash and launcher absent post resizing system partition

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS My Terminal & Unity are not working. When login i see my ctr+alt+T is not working, login screen bland, no dash, no launcher. However i am able to run GUI ...
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Change system icons on Ubuntu 15.10 [closed]

I want to fix system icons theme of my Ubuntu. I have started with Kubuntu, and I recently installed Unity meta-package to use Unity (But I want to keep KDE). I've noticed that system icons (e.g. ...
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different launchers for Firefox versions

I'm trying to run a legacy copy of Firefox alongside the latest greatest Firefox. This works fine, I have two launchers like so in my .local/share/applications folder: [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 ...
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issue with sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a

ran sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a and it gave me the error below. please help update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated) /var/lib/dpkg/info/compiz.config: 1: ...
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Installing KDE alongside Unity

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and i would like to install Plasma 5.4.I did the following steps: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade ...
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black screen except launcher and menu bar parallel ubuntu on mac

After messing with lots of things, I end up on black screen every where. No thing is rendered except launcher and menu bar. Tried to reinstall parallel tools, installing and uninstalling and updating ...
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ubuntu 15.10 (automatic logout killing every job)

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.10. The system randomly logs out, killing every job I have running. Is there a solution for this? How/where can I best look for the reason for this (which log ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't load unity [duplicate]

After formatting from windows7 I installed ubuntu 15.10 from a usb drive. Although everything seems to be installed correctly after booting all I see is my wallpaper. Unity, no launcher, no dash ...
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14.04: Copy dialog disappears in the middle of the transfer, and there's no way to get it back. (Unity/Nautilus)

Running into this extremely annoying issue. I start a file transfer, and continue doing something else. When I go to check on it, the file copy dialog is no longer open. I can't alt-tab to it, and it ...
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Workspaces in overlay and keyboard disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 / Gnome

How can I reconfigure the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04.3 with GNOME? Two days ago I was able to switch using keyboard shortcuts CTRL + ALT + LEFT OR RIGHT and drag and drop frames from the Expo into a ...
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How can I add a VirtualBox machine to the Unity launcher? [duplicate]

VirtualBox allows me to put a shortcut icon for a virtual machine to the Desktop: I tried to drag it to the Unity launcher but cannot place it there. Is there any way to add a desktop shortcut ...
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Nautilus fonts messed up each time after reboot

I'm seeing these incorrect fonts every time the system boots. When I run fc-cache -rv , log out, and log back in the correct fonts are restored, but I have to do this every time. How can I fix ...
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Is the gnome-screenshot modified for Ubuntu? [closed]

I am a big fan of gnome-screenshot on Ubuntu. When I press the print key on my keyboard, it captures the current screen and shows me a dialog asking what to do with the screenshot. Usually, I use it ...
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Can access internet from “Try Ubuntu” but not after “Install Ubuntu”

New Linux user, downloaded 14.04, got the desktop, selected the "Try Ubuntu", all worked including connect to internet with FireFox. clicking on the up/down arrows in upper right corner, than ...
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Unity launcher placement stuck on all displays

I am using three monitors with Ubuntu 14.04. In Display settings, I try to change the Launcher Placement setting to only select one monitor. The monitors flicker, but even though the setting now might ...
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Lightdm fails to login and redirects

After running a routine update and rebooting, my computer running Ubuntu 14.04 is now completely unusable. The lightdm screen comes up and accept my password, but it immediately redirects to itself. ...
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What packages should I install in order to run Unity game?

As a contribution to the 34th Ludum Dare I developed a game on Windows 10 by using Unity 5 framework. I exported it for both 32b and 64b versions of Windows and a 64b version of OSX. All of them work ...
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Disable unity panel popping up on file drag

My problem is the unity panel popping up when I'm dragging a file with the mouse. I currently have the panel set to auto-hide with the lowest sensitivity value, so it normally only pops up when I ...
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error Failed to load module “overlay-scrollbar”/“unity-gtk-module” on program run

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 yesterday and when i run a program I got the following errors: error: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Gtk-Message: Failed to ...
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Java jar launcher which preserves programmatically set icon and name

In my environment we have a lot of executable capsule jars which - depending on the environment they connect to - set a custom icon and name programmatically. This is done by calling ...
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Steam loading with invisible window?

Steam was working earlier today. I apparently made a change that affected the operation, but I can't recall exactly when it stopped working. The first thing I know that I changed before verifying it ...
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Installed gnome-shell and then removed it and went back to unity, running apt-get autoremove threatens to uninstall these packages.

At first I accidentally ran sudo apt-get remove gnome instead of gnome-shell. This made the computer run into a boot loop. I got it fixed by installing gnome-desktop again. I removed the gnome-shell ...
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Theming Telegram Panel Icon (ubuntu 15.10)

I'm adapting an icon theme (FlatWoken) to fit my desktop. I seem to have a problem with Telegram icon. I can set a dash icon but no luck with the top panel indicator, as you can see in the picture ...
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unable to maximize window after snap

When I use the ctr+super+left to maximize a window to half the screen size, then try to maximize it to the full screen, it disappears off the screen. Any ideas why?
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Super+w Unity shortcut is slow

I am trying to figure out why super+w is unresponsive. When I press the shortcut, it takes about 1-2 seconds before the animation starts. The animations are very smooth entering and exiting the ...
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ubuntu often crashes after entering or exiting fullscreen mode while watching youtube videos

After installing ubuntu 15.10, I found that unity often crashed after entering or exiting fullscreen mode while watching youtube videos, during that time, I can only move my mouse, but I don't know ...
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Nautilus crashing with “Segmentation fault (core dumped)” [closed]

I recently began having an issue with Nautilus. Whenever my computer boots (or just run the unity command from terminal), I get an "Ubuntu 14.04 has encountered an internal error" message about ...
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How do I reset my Unity configuration on 15.10?

I know that there are similar questions regarding what I'm about to ask, but I have tried several suggestions in an attempt to fix my problem, to no avail. My desktop background is blank and I need to ...
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No icons or launcer appears after login. I have tried everything

So after login the screen doesn't show any icons or anything else,its just background. I did some google searching and also on this site and i found this solution Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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How to change a program's tray icon?

I have changed all my icons(manually) in the unity sidebar. I just want to change some of them in system tray( for example Deluge,vlc) without using icon themes.How to do it? Where are they located?
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Better/alternative drivers for Intel IronLake mobile GPU [Ubuntu 14.04] [Think pad] [Lap top] [Integrated Graphics]

I have been looking for alternative Drivers for my integrated Intel Iron Lake Mobile GPU. My hopes are to have my games run faster, like Garry mod (OpenGL), Rust(Unity 3D, DirectX), and minecraft. ...
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Tray icons dissapeared ubuntu 15.10

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm experiencing some issues related to tray icons not appearing in the top right corner. For example, programs such as Skype or Dropbox initiate on startup, as i ...
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How to create an App Indicator icon in Ubuntu 14+ without using libappindicator?

I'm trying my hand at writing simple desktop utility apps in PHP and wxWidgets using wxPHP. After some substantial effort (and 20+ minutes of compilation time) to generate the PHP wxwidgets.so module, ...