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Turning composite off in Unity

(Note: this question is related to: Can't get 3D vision working , I'm creating a "sub-question" in case someone could be interested in composite but not about nvidia stuff). To make it short: I ...
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Mapping left ctrl+right ctrl to switch-windows

I'd like to add left ctrl+right ctrl to the switch-windows keybinding. Is there a way to distinguish between the left and right ctrl keys when typing that command? Maybe something like: gsettings set ...
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How to restore Unity Buttons style to default?

Trying to compile Ardour software I installed all the libraries required. During this process something messed up the buttons in Unity. Its very easy to see the problem in the Firefox panels buttons. ...
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Installed updates, now unity / compiz wont load

I just allowed Ubuntu (13.10) to update after being away from work since December. Now when I boot I get the normal login screen (everything looks fine here) but as soon as I log in I have no window ...
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Add menu item to the Ubuntu Gear menu in 13.10 saucy

I want to insert a custom menu item which points to a script in the Gear "system" menu, say just after restart. If that's not possible then anywhere else on the menu. How can I do that ? I ...
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PCI or USB video card with Unity support for legacy computer

I was given an HP Pavillion 8756C from 1999 that I'm considering refurbishing for a friend's kid. It runs Ubuntu 13.10 and performance is actually pretty decent except for Unity. I'd like to get ...
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KAlgebra load problem

I want use KAlgebra on Unity. But loading of this program waste more time and after approximately 10 minute it be loaded but on any operation it freeze again. CPU load is so high when it is trying to ...
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How to increase Unitys search timeout?

My laptop is not the fastest, especially when I'm running low on memory. This makes Unity timing out to soon when I try to start an application, for example. It just displays no results. How can I ...
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Desktop wall paper goes black, desktop is almost in accessible

I am not sure if installing Cinnamon desktop is causing the issue. But desktop wall paper becomes black,and system hangs(no such issue in W7 64 bit). Even from launcher some open application goes to ...
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When I try to create a drawer in 13.10 only an empy one is created

I know Drawers works fine in 12.04, but in my 13.10 box, drag & drop doesn't work anymore, only a empty entry is created in the drawer Utility when I drag & drop the System Settings to the ...
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Problem with shutdown/restart option

Whenever I try to shutdown/restart from the system tab, I am given the option to log out or lock and pressing them does nothing. shutting down from the terminal works fine using commands like ...
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Hourglass pointer launching a nemo quicklist sub-item from UnityLauncher

Running raring 13.04 I meet a strange behaviour (non-blocking). When I launch a home subfolder (e.g. Music) from the nemo launcher, the windows opens fine but I always get the hourglass pointer for ...
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after upgrade to 13.10 gnome-terminal is black with no decoration or text. How to fix? [duplicate]

All window decoration is black. However scroll bars, maximize, minimize and exit buttons are active if one can find them. Separately, in the case of gnome-terminal, all text, whether prompts, std ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 via xrdp keyboard layout cannot change

I have a virtually hosted ubuntu server 12.04 on which I installed Unity desktop. It all works fine except the only keyboard option I have is "US". This could be due to the fact that ubuntu server ...
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How To Get Dodge Windows And Minimize On Click For Unity In Ubuntu 13.10

I would like to have this on ubuntu 13.10 the solutions in this post http://www.webupd8.org/2012/05/how-to-get-dodge-windows-and-minimize.html doesnt'work actually. I install ccsm and the option is ...
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quicklist arrangement and tweaks

I'm setting up my site to use Unity's web-app integration api, but I would like more control over how the quick list is displayed. I would like to arrange the items in the same order the site shows ...
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How can I regain my SSD Icon in the launcher?

I'm new to Ubuntu and Linux and as a matter of fact I just loaded Ubuntu onto my system! I own an Asus G75VW-DS72 and I upgraded my C drive to a Samsung Evo 1TB that has windows on it and I've loaded ...
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Preventing app windows from changing workspaces when screen resolution changes

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I have a Dell laptop with resolution 1400x900 attached to an external monitor with resolution 1920x1080. When I attach to the external monitor I close the laptop lid and ...
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Ubuntu slow and laggy, HDD issue? [duplicate]

Dear fellow Ubuntu users, for two years now I've been using Ubuntu. Although I love the system, it's quality is going downhill, steeply. Every new update (12.10, 13.04, 13.10) the issues only seem to ...
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transmission crashing and data loss

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2109152 This is happening to me, in the sense that transmission is freezing, I have to force quit, and I lose all data downloaded since it was launched. It's ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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: ...