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Alt key in an applications

Unity catches Alt pressing in various hotkeys combinations which I'm using in the applications, e.g. I'm using remote desktop application with windows on remote host and can't use Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift ...
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Unity Dash Flickers Instead of Opening

When I hit the meta key or click on the dash button, the dash will open very, very briefly and then immediately close. It is so quick I cannot read anything in the dash, let alone click anything. ...
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Getting Ubuntu Unity to run on my Chromebook (Toshiba CB30-B-104)

Completely new to Ubuntu and using terminal but have taken on the seemingly arduous task of trying to run Unity on my Chromebook. Main reason I want to try ubuntu out is for VLC, Transmission, text ...
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Unity launcher shows blacklisted unmounted partitions forever

"unlock from launcher" is ineffective - they all come back with the next boot. There is a workaround posted for Ubuntu 12.10 (see below) but this does not work for 15.04. This started after using ...
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Ubuntu Titlebar theme switched per application

So i was gone for two days come back and fire up my rig with ubuntu 14.04 on it. All of the sudden some applications are using a modified toolbar/titlebar as opposed to the one I want, the traditional ...
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Gnome flashback interface styling related on Ubuntu 14.04

Is it possible to get the window for shutdown/restart from Unity, with the blurred background and all, on Gnome flashback? On flashback, I currently get the old basic window.
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Put external monitor on the left

On my laptop with 14.04, I want to use an external monitor. I want to put my external monitor on the left side but ubuntu seems to logically put it on the right side. I tried to organize the display ...
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What are the names of the icons that LightDM uses?

I'm currently trying (and failing) to make a system icon theme for the Ubuntu LightDM login screen. I really hate the default ubuntu-mono-dark icons, and would like to use my own set of icons. After ...
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Unity shows over top of fullscreen Youtube and Minecraft

So, here's my problem. When I'm watching Youtube or playing Minecraft in fullscreen mode, the Unity Launcher and Panel persist over top of my content. I cannot interact with these (For example, When I ...
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How do I see, find or raise hidden windows on Unity desktop?

When I get lots of windows on the Ubuntu 12.04 desktop, I can't find a way to see, find or select/raise the hidden windows. This is so fundamental an issue, I'm sure some mechanism exists for this, ...
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The panel's icons are messed up

Yesterday I turned off my laptop(normal usage... without any new package installation), and after I turned on my laptop my menu bar's icon are messed like below: which gone icons are for bluetooth ...
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Intermittent copy and paste in Unity, but works fine in i3wm

When pasting some text, it often doesn't paste the most recently copied text, but something from earlier. This happens even when copying and pasting within the same application. I'm using 15.04, but ...
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Windows are closed after unlocking

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a long time. Recently when I lock my computer and unlock it after a while, Unity starts normal but all windows are closed. I was willing to share some (actual) info, ...
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How does copy-paste work with xterm?

Left-down-clicking in xterms starts the selection of something to be copy-pasted. Double-left clicking selects a word. Triple-left clicking selects a line. All this works under unity in 11.04. ...
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Dash's “search your computer and online sources” stops working after a while

The dash "search your computer and online sources" just spins and hang. It works a few times after each reboot, but then simply stops working. If I select files or applications the dash search works, ...
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Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04

The menu bar and Unity launcher have disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04. Also cannot access the terminal via ctrl + alt + t. I have tried every solution for this issue that I can find, from re-installing ...
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blank desktop on Oracle virtualbox

I have been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my oracle virtualbox, after installation, it brings forth a blank desktop without any programs or applications on it. It will display "Guest session" ...
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XFCE unity command mistake

Few days ago I erroneously run the command unity within XFCE. As expectable, what happened was that Unity started (it's a Ubuntu XFCE). I hoped to solve the problem by just restarting the device, ...
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Dark interface at applications after installing gnome-desktop

I wanted to give the gnome desktop a try, so I installed it (gnome-desktop package). After rebooting I could select the Gnome DE just fine. I wanted then to go back to using Unity, so I selected ...
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Dash is empty, applications do not appear

I use Unity on Ubuntu 14.04. In Dash, applications are not present. Folders&files and plugins are there though. I tried : unity --reset sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-applications ...
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Unity doesn't load after login for any user

After an update of Ubuntu 14.04 a strange behavior started. After starting X11 and logging in the screen remain black, the mouse moves, all seems to be loaded. No errors on log but unity does not load ...
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Ubuntu taking long to shutdown

I use Ubuntu 15.04, I have a SSD drive also. Very recently onwards the ubuntu is taking long to shut down nearly 1:30 minutes. I checked the shutdown log messages and I get the follow message. A ...
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LibreOffice crashes on startup after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04

I would have up-voted or responded to this thread but I do not have enough rep: Libreoffice doesnt work since update to ubuntu 15.04 After an upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 LibreOffice (Writer, Calc etc) ...
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How to get unity build dependencies after apply the LTS Enablement Stacks?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04.2 installation with the LTS Enablement Stacks (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack). I would like to build the Unity package from source to apply some custom ...
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The Unity launcher panel disappears after a second

Today I gave up on starting Firefox using the launcher because every time I moved the mouse pointer to the left edge of the screen, the launcher panel appeared, and immediately disappeared again (with ...
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Google Chrome's icon after Ubuntu 14.10 lastest update

I am getting the gray box with a question mark in the middle of the icon for chrome, before it would show the chrome icon but now it's this ugly icon, I did fix it with a sudo apt-get install ...
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Chrome 43 + Touchscreen + Ubuntu 15.04

This is a followup to Chrome + Touchscreen + Unity (14.04) Has anyone had the ability to use touch-devices on newer versions of Chrome and Ubuntu? This seems to no longer work for me
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Unity launcher doesn't appear in VNC session

I'd like to have a unity desktop accessible via VNC on a precise server machine I have running. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package. I'm launching a VNC session with the following in my ...
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Can't get rid of Lubuntu's Login Greeter

If I lock my computer or logout, when I log back in, I want to see unity-greeter. But I can't seem to get rid of Lubuntu's greeter upon logging in. I once installed Lubuntu but have since uninstalled ...
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How to completely remove Xubuntu and install Ubuntu (including boot screen etc.)

I had Xubuntu 14.04 beta 1 installed. Now I have installed ubuntu-desktop package but I see that there are still Xubuntu application icons, login screen, theme, boot screen etc. How to completely ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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How do I get executable indexed by dash/launcher?

I've recently downloaded Eclipse package, and uncompressed it to /home/me/Development/tools. I'm quite new to the new Ubuntu so I'm not sure how it works. I assumed that the launcher/dash (not sure ...
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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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restore compiz/unity as default window manager from xmonad

I have installed and tried the xmonad window manager but now i want to switch back to compiz/unity as the default window manager. How can I do this? I have tried compiz --replace but i get: ...
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Input source icon

Two days ago I've decided to switch to Ubuntu Unity desktop after using KDE for almost six month. Everything is running smoothly with some difficulties, but I had a small problem with my input source ...
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How to add panel indicators on a locked ubuntu

How should we add indicators on a locked ubuntu panel. In a default configuration when we lock ubuntu it will also stops showing indicators and shows this kind of windows. I want to know is it ...
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Unity webplayer wont work

I tried using pipelight but I can't get unity to work for me. I open the terminal and type: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends ...
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Ubuntu Menu won't show applications

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Ubuntu Menu A few weeks back I noticed that the Ubuntu menu was not showing applications. I've tried everything short of reinstalling Ubuntu to get them to show. The applications ...
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Cannot change display settings

I go to the Settings : Then I click on the Displays tab under Hardware category and get the following: I am afraid cannot fix it up. Edit: Output of xrandr Edit 2: The gnome-shell DE was ...
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Install Kubuntu over Ubuntu 15.04 [duplicate]

I've got a Macbook air and it's impossible to install Kubuntu on it, so I ended up installing Ubuntu 15.04. Now it's time to replace it with Kubuntu 15.04 and the new plasma. Of course I have to ...
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How to prevent Truectypt volumes from appearing on the launcher panel?

I am using Truecrypt for some purposes (yes, I know it is considered compromised but I believe it's enough for my case and I find it very convenient) and I don't want the volumes I mount with it to ...
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what is an application shows calendar events in DateTime popup in Unity?

I remember that I've tried to set various apps up to show my events from google calendar in dateTime panel in Unity. But I believed that was unsuccessful (newbie in Ubuntu) But for now, I see that ...
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In which package is the more_suggestions.scope located and what does it do?

I can see that there are several scopes in Ubuntu 14.04 like searchin.scope web.scope books.scope news.scope more_suggestions.scope recipes.scope etc. What functions do these scopes perform? ...
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How do I solve duplicate icons, slightly differently named, for MarvinSketch? [duplicate]

I am running on 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 and I have MarvinSketch installed (FYI Marvin is released as a .sh file). New MarvinSketch (or more specifically the Marvin suite to which MarvinSketch belongs) ...
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How can I fix E: unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I have ran into many issues istalling steam on my Ubuntu Chromebook, so I was trying to install the package libc.so.6. I was running the command sudo apt-get install libc6*, but still I have no luck.
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How to remove gnome.desktop safely?

The command "ls -l /usr/share/xsessions/" shows me that I have both gnome.desktop and ubuntu.desktop installed. I log on with Unity and I can use my PC but some styles and colors seem to be still ...
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Tring to Launch Ubuntu, Fatal Server Error: No Screens Found [closed]

I installed ubuntu and have been using it for about an hour then I closed it. When I came back and tried to open it it wouldn't launch. I am running on an acer C720.
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Icons and Theme not working

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, works perfectly, but I tried to change the icons (Numix Circle) and theme (Numix, gtk I guess) with Unity Tweak tool. None of the installed themes or icons are ...
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Problems after update Ubuntu 14.04

Today i did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and got a 0 kb update. After i installed it i started getting some problems. I have automatic login enabled. After i boot up, the ...
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WICD system tray icon doesn't show up

I've tried several solutions, all of which do not work: Using dconf to add 'wicd' and 'wicd-client.py' to the whitelist in com > canonical > unity-gtk-module (14.04 does not have unity > desktop > ...