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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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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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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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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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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. Boot up into Ubuntu (Nothing out of the ordinary). Login to Ubuntu Desktop, accepts password. Password is accepted, wallpaper stays for ~1/2 second before it turns into a black ...
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No battery indicator when logged in as second (non-sudo) user

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. I have a setup with two users, one with sudo privileges for admin use, and one without for daily use. When logged in as the non-privileged user, there's no battery ...
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How to configure Ubuntu Unity to have fixed workspace for external monitor [duplicate]

I am using Unity (ubuntu 13.04). Is there any way to make one of the workspace stay fixed for external monitor. For example, I am in the middle of the presentation and I just want to quickly switch ...
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Maximize, Minimize, Exit in the global menu

When I have a program like Firefox and the terminal maximized I have the minimize, maximize and exit controls in the global menu (at the top). I really don't like it, is it possible to get it to the ...
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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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I'd like to USE the application - I DO NOT want to see it's icon wiggle!

Apparently it seems that the designers of Unity operates under the current logic: If a user types 'gimp' into the launcher this means A: If Gimp is not running: The user wants to start gimp. or ...
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TeamViewer does not appear in unity dash [closed]

I have a problem with teamviewer. I'm running 13.04 and decided to get teamviewer to manage my desktop remotely. I went to the teamviewer page and downloaded my version and chose to install it ...
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CD/DVD launcher will not show up

I accidentally clicked the Unlock from Launcher instead of eject. Now the launcher doesn't show up at all when a CD/DVD is inserted so I cannot lock it back to the launcher. I don't want to create a ...
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Desktop icons missing after “logging on” to 13.04

So I signed in to my Ubuntu 13.04 (dual booted) computer today and I noticed something strange, the unity lancher had appeared as soon as I signed in, but sign in box has stayed where it is and not ...
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After installing Xfce Desktop it changed my original theme/screen

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and recently i installed Gnome and Xfce Desktop Environment. Now I have the problem that every time I start up or shutdown Ubuntu I see numbers something about Xfce, but i do ...
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How do I install Flash on a Chromebook?

The instructions are Start up Ubuntu. Use Chromium to download this version of libpepflashplayer.so. Start a terminal and do sudo cp /path/to/libpepflashplayer.so ...
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customizing scopes/lenses?

In the video scopes it shows 2 of my movies in my ~/Videos/Movies(/Media/Videos/Movies) folder. When I have some 20 movies in there. The scope wont show my TV shows either under ~/Videos/TV_Shows/. I ...
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Unity Fail after attempted NVIDIA install and removal

I have had a running 13.04 system for quite some time now. However, I hadn't tried to install the NVIDIA drivers on it. I also had a similar problem on a 12.10 system. In the past I resolved this ...
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Everytime I enter to ubuntu I don't have bars, I dont have browser, etc [duplicate]

Every time I enter on Ubuntu, this happens: Then when I put my mouse in the corner it would give me a black image I have my unity enabled but it doesn't give me a little box next to it to enable ...
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Can I create a Custom “Taskbar” in Ubuntu Unity

As the title says, I am creating a theme for my Ubuntu 12.04 Unity session creation in progress for a buddy of mine. I would like to add an image on the lower portion of my screen. I have taken the ...
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Gnome 3.8 affects Unity in Ubuntu 13.04

I have installed Gnome 3 just to try it using this command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop sudo reboot After this on log screen I have choice ...
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black screen after logout

I have ubuntu 13.04 installed and normally I use MATE as desktop viewer. After I logout and login with the default desktop viewer (Unity? gnome?) the screen is black and just the ubuntu logo appears. ...
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Thunderbird's Indicator Doesn't Show the Bubbles in 13.04

I have tried the solutions that I found here. These two, mainly: Why won't Thunderbird report notifications to the indicator-applet on 12.04? and Why aren't certain indicators showing in ...
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Everything gone except desktop [duplicate]

I recently changed the default font using dconf tool. That was ok, and after trying that font, I opened dconf again and clicked "Restore Default" button. Then the screen was unresponsive, I forced it ...
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Unable to see desktop in Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I am unable to see any Desktop in ubuntu. When I turn on computer, it just shows a black screen, no wallpaper. However, if I open a program say chrome and try switching to Desktop with Alt + Tab, I ...
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AMD proprietary drivers can only use 2 monitors (ubuntu 13.04)

I have 4 monitors I'm trying to set up in Unity with 2 GPU's (2x AMD HD7970's). Originally I had 2 monitors on each card and tried to set it up that way, but I kept getting the White Screen of Death ...
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Low Graphics Mode error on 13.04

Background I have a dell inspiron 15r se. Step by step, I wanted to upgrade the system from 11.10 to 13.04. Up to 12.10 everything was alright, it was working very well, Problem When i did sudo ...
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Have a Dell Dimension 2400 (Installed Ubuntu 13.04) after install and login, I get a purple screen [duplicate]

I am a fairly new user to Ubuntu. As stated in the title, I have a Dimension 2400 that I put 13.04 on. Everything seemed to go perfectly, once I booted it up I got to my login, and then *Boom, ...
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Ubuntu being… not too fast?

Yeah I know there is enough of similar questions already - why ubuntu is slow and blah blah. But, seriously. I have pretty ok-ish specs - desktop PC with Intel i3 and 4 GB ram. When I'm on Windows I ...
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13.04 cssm tweak broke compiz and unity: How to recover [closed]

I was trying to setup my desktop with the right 270 pixels reserved for conky as mentioned here When I was tweaking the General Settings in cssm Unity reset itself and stopped responding to mouse ...
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PC does not restart after last kernel update

I was using ubuntu 12.04 perfectly im my desktop until last kernel update (3.2.0-51). After the update proccess and reboot the system, the unity inteface didn' t start. The only way to login in the ...
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Can't remove LibreOffice Writer from Launcher

I updated from LibreOffice 3.4 to 4.1. Then I uninstalled 3.4. The links to Libreoffice in the Launcher still worked, but I wanted to use the main LibreOffice icon instead of the individual app ...
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12.04- Help? Unlocking Computer

I uninstalled Cinnamon because I felt more comfortable with unity and when I close my lid, it goes into suspend ready for me to do my password to unlock the computer, now that cinnamon is gone, I get ...
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Don't show a running application in the launcher (PyQt4) [duplicate]

I write an application that has an icon in the upper right corner in the notification area, so there is no need to put its icon in the launcher. But it is automatically put there. How do I disable ...
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Google Chrome themes are not transparent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and Google Chrome version 28.0.1500.71 (the latest as of this writing). There are a lot of themes with transparency in the Chrome Web Store, but they never work on my ...
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Installing ubuntu 13.04 on VMWARE

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 on a virtual machine using vmware v7.0 the problem is that the display is very slow and after investigation I found that 3d unity is not supported. is there a way to ...