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Gmail WebApp 13.04

I've made a clean install of 13.04 64-bit on a Dell Vostro 3500 i5 4gb RAM. The apps are working properly when installed after the Firefox requests, only Gmail (which was a troubled app for some ...
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Ubuntu menu and applications bar gone, and some programs too

I was following this guide (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenCV) in order to install openCV. sudo su sudo apt-get install build-essential sudo apt-get install libavformat-dev sudo apt-get ...
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Unity is very low speeds In Ubuntu 13.04

My system specs are as follows: Ram: 3GB CPU: AMD Sempron (tm) Processor 140 Processor 2.69 Ghz Graphic: Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT 1Gb I've installed Ubuntu 13.04, and Unity is working very slow. ...
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Are the privacy controls only for Unity?

Sorry for my ignorance, I am new to Linux. I've read on the web, that Unity spied and sent some data for "statistics" and such. Also I've read the privacy controls won't be in 13.04. So what I am ...
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How to open a desktop shortcut from commandline

I created a eclipse.desktop and locked it to unity launcherd , when I double click on it on desktop, the eclipse was launched just like launching from unity launcher. But if I start it from command ...
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Can I set the launcher to only be visible when I'm on the desktop?

I'd like to show the Launcher when I am on my desktop and hide it when an application is running. How can I personalize it?
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How do I run in Wine a program installed from an msi?

I have installed a .msi file with wine, by right-clicking on it and selecting "run with Wine". Wine has apparently succesfully installed the application: now how am I supposed to run it? I have typed ...
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How to run audio settings program without Unity?

In Unity desktop, there is a sound menu at the top of the screen where I can change volume and input/output devices (screenshot). I'm wondering how can I run this program without Unity? (Just in ...
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How do I remove video files that are stuck on the applications/places toolbar?

Moving some video files around I mistakenly pushed them onto the applications/places toolbar. There they stay. I can't get rid of them. (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) /home/peter/Pictures/Screenshot from ...
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Where is Unity Launcher

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 using Wubi. It gets installed successfully but now I am only able to see an empty desktop. I could not find any softwares anywhere in home etc, no where. Where are ...
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How can I order desktop icons to fit in the grid?

I'm often throwing files or directories to the desktop to sort them later. And every time I look at the desktop I am wondering why their icons doesn't fit in rows and columns. Even if I sort by name ...
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How to make unity set window properties (sticky, on top) to some windows (google talk)

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to the default Window Manager to help me setting "Always on Top" and "Always on Visible Workspace" properties to some windows. Ideally matching the title with ...
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How to disable Ctrl + Alt + Del in Unity

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to disable the Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcut because it interferes with the same shortcut in my VirtualBox's Windows. How can I do this? I tried to remove it from keyboard ...
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How do I install Ubuntu allong side an existing Windows 7?

I have a 600GB hard disk which has three partitions C, D and E in Windows 7. Windows 7 is installed on the C drive. Now I want to install Ubuntu on E drive. How do I do this? Is it a good idea to ...
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Fix gear icon in Libreoffice 4 from ppa

I installed libreoffice 4 from the supply debs in their website, because it didn't have unity integration I decided to completely uninstall it. Today I saw the ppa has libreoffice 4 with support for ...
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Google calender Evolution sync no longer working

One of my favorite Unity features is when you click the date-time indicator it tells you upcoming events in your calender. I have evolution set up to sync with my Google Calender. I recently changed ...
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How to manually chose Unity when starting Ubuntu(tried XMonad and it is broken)?

I tried to install Xmonad and use it on ubuntu 12.04 in VBox. Unfortunately it doesnt work and all I get now is black screen on reboot. How can I manually revert to Unity. EDIT: solved by manually ...
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Revert back unity

I think I messed up my Ubuntu 12.04. I really just want the 'dodge over window' feature that's why I followed the steps here: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/01/unity-revamped-ppa-is-back-for-ubuntu.html ...
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failure, error when running office 2007 under wine

i am trying to run office 2007 using wine , everything installed fine but when i try to open any file using word,excel i get DDE failure , or an exception please refer to attached screen shot
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Music lens does not show my music

I have 10GBs of mp3, aac and flac files on my hard disk. Most of them were legally purchased online or ripped from CDs. Some of them aren't. The music lens does not show any of my music when I search. ...
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My desktop is empty, I can only see the wallpaper. How can I fix it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears I logged in to ubuntu and this is all I see. I opened up Firefox through the terminal to get here. I remember ...
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Why is Unity not loading properly?

I wanted to try out League of Legends. I installed PlayOnLinux and got LoL working through it, but whenever I ran the game it changed my screen resolution to something a bit smaller than my screeen, I ...
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Right-click on home folder in unity launcher does not populate the bookmark list

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I also installed Unity Window Quicklists by following this link. I added a few bookmarks (shortcuts) to the left side selection in nautilus: ...
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Remote desktop solution working with Ubuntu 12.04 + Unity (3D)?

I'm trying to install a remote desktop solution on some clients using Ubuntu with Unity (3D). I've uninstalled Unity2d because it behaves not very well. Xrdp won't work, only the wallpaper is shown. ...
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Is there a shortcut to restore desktop focus?

Perhaps I'm missing something, but I've recently started using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm getting used to it. But, whenever I start a program and then exit the program I must click on the desktop, ...
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Turning off screensaver in Unity after installing xubuntu-desktop 12.10

I'm on Ubuntu 12.10. I installed the xubuntu-desktop package to see if I would like it and determined I would prefer to keep using unity. Ever since I did that I've been running into certain issues ...
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How to make sound output volume above 100% permanently

My sound level is very low on my laptop. To coup with it I regularly put it above 100% in sound output volume(SUV) to make things better: I wonder if there is solution to make my SUV 110% by ...
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How to get the launcher to stay and hide? 12.04

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. My launcher keeps on hiding when I'm on the desktop. But I want it to stay out. And when I'm using programs I want it to hide. Is there anyway to do this?
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upgrading libglu1-mesa to its latest version

Yesterday I needed to install freeglut3, and ubuntu was saying that it needed libglu1-mesa=8.0.4-0ubuntu0.2 while 8.1~git1206081121.640409~gd~p was to be installed. So in order I did apt-get install ...
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How to tweak Unity panel bgcolor in Ubuntu 12.10?

Currently in Ubuntu 12.10 we have very few GTK3 themes upgraded to version 3.6 in addition to the default Ambiance theme. When you maximize an application window, you have only the toolbar below the ...
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How to stop updates nagging me in 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable Ubuntu Update Manager’s new version warning I'm running on 11.10. My computer keeps on bugging me about 12.04, but I don't want it to. Please help as it is ...
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How to get Ubuntu Netbook Edition Unity layout layout in 12.04

I saw this article and liked the layout of Unity. I would like to have it on my Precise 64bit. Also I want to keep my current settings, switching back to them whenever I want to. How can I do that?
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How to remove individual Unity Webapps' items from message indicator?

In first days of trying Ubuntu 12.10 I installed a bunch of unity webapps like Launchpad, Twitter, Facebook, LinkdIn, etc. Recently I found some of them useless and removed the related ...
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unity-reset on boot - Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Problem

I tried many many workarounds for the unity fix in 12.10 ubuntu version... I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 graphics card.. I managed to install the 12.6 version of it, and downgrade the X-Server ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity Chameleon vs 12.10

In 12.04 Ubuntu when I change wallpaper only left bar changes. If I set white wallpaper it gets pretty ugly: While for other colors it's okay: In Ubuntu 12.10 I remember that top panel colors ...
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stuck getting GNOME Classic as default

I am trying to set up GNOME Classic (on Ubuntu 12.04.1) to be my default desktop, I can install it without issue and I know how to change to it at the login screen. The problem I have is when I ...
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is ubuntu unity compatible with kde (ubuntu 12.04) ?

^^ because I want to try KDE and am using unity launcher for lots of apps and don't want to make loads of short-cuts.
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Installing nux for unity development

I read the article here http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/development/unity/ about installing nux and unity to work on development. I followed the steps in the Building Nux section. I added the ...
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Creating new Unity launcher fails

I've generated a .desktop file, a shortcut to a directory. After clicking works fine, so the syntax should be correct. #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Link ...
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Menu doesn't work in libreoffice 3.6

Translated (using Google Translate): I have a problem with Libreoffice and menu bar. I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 and I find that when I open a libreoffice file does not exit the menu by hovering the ...
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problem with task switcher and ccsm

I'm trying to make a simpler task switcher work, instead of the default with unity. I installed ccsm, and then the extras to be able to access to Static Application Switcher. The problem right now ...
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LibreOffice Base menu disappears

I just installed LibreOffice Base on my 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 machine. It worked great at first, but the menu at the top of the screen will no longer appear at the top. It was working at first. The menu ...
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What Language is unity written in? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I build Unity from source? What Language is Unity written in? Also, where can i get its source code? I have an idea for a windowing enviroment or shell (dont ...
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'Gnome Classic' launches unity instead

I have previously installed the 'gnome-session-fallback' package to get the standard Gnome desktop instead of unity. I normally just select 'Gnome Classic' when I log in. Just now, I logged in with ...
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Dash doesn't recognize that application is installed

I've installed Geary from the software center, but I can't launch it from the Dash nor did I manage to create an app icon on the Launcher. The Software center has no problem seeing that the app is ...
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Remove update notification in Unity indicator after xubuntu-desktop installation (12.04)

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity. To try it out, I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. Ever since I have a orange or red update notification (see attachment) in my Unity indicator panel, telling me ...
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I tried to make my ubuntu 12.10 boot faster using the following link's instructions.It crashed my unity launcher and menu bar .How do i fix this.

This was the site from which i made changes I have tried to install unity-reset,didn't help.When i log in,only the mouse functions showing only the desktop.Yet,i can still run my terminal through ...
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Switching from Unity to Gnome — lost top bar programs

In Unity, I have some programs that sit on my top bar for applications like Dropbox and Weather Indicator. In Gnome Shell, these disappear from the top bar and instead only appear on the bottom of ...
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Switch between apps with keyboard only (not ALT+TAB or SUPER+<number>)

I'm looking for a way to switch between Apps with the keyboard only and not limited to some applications by defining shortcuts. Gnome3 offers the possibility to switch to (or start) an application by ...
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How do I make Unity quit opening Firefox under the Shiretoko icon?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and whenever I open Firefox, whether it is from searching on the dash or clicking a 'quick-launch' launcher, it always opens yet another icon for the running instance that is a ...