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How do I restore window element visibility after gnome3?

After doing a dist-upgrade and installing the newest version of gnome3 to mess around with, my Unity started looking weird. I noticed that if I used any installed custom themes the window elements ...
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Unity launcher shortcut for non-number assigned icons

I really like the Unity launcher, specially the fact that I can easily switch to (or open) an application that I know with Super+[0-9] (instead of having to Alt+Tab for all the opened tabs until I ...
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LightDM (in locked state) shows my desktop if I try to change keyboard layout

I have fresh installed ubuntu 16.04. Two keyboard layouts: english and my native language. I use shift + alt combination to change keyboard layouts (info just in case...) What's happening: I lock ...
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Graphical Surface gone after Upgrades on 16.04 LTS WS

I run 16.04 LTS WS in a Virtual Box on top of Win 10 for a while. ( I need Win for several reasons, but email and surfing are done in UBUNTU exclusively). The entire setup is been kept actualized on a ...
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How to install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu

Please advice how to properly install Gnome Flashback DE on Ubuntu 14.04 (that comes with Unity by default). I want keep all application that was preinstalled with Unity DE: LibreOffice Writer, Calc, ...
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upgrade 16.04 > 16.04.1 = unable to move windows (even though move windows is checked in ccsm) and other gui issues

Very new ubuntu user here. I just updated ubuntu (running on virtualbox on windows) from 16.04 to 16.04.1. When I rebooted my vm - all of the menus, panels, minimise/maximise/close elements were not ...
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GUI disappeared since last update, Ubuntu 16.04 running in VM on MacOS

I've been running Ubuntu 16.04 through VirtualBox on MacOS for a couple of months now, and everything was great, until today where the GUI simply disappeared, presumably following an update I did ...
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Unity DE on GalliumOS 2.0: Why is my scroll direction ignoring dconf settings?

I tried to keep the title concise. In more detail: I'm running GalliumOS 2.0 (release details) (home page) because it's nearly perfect for my setup. The only issue is that I really don't like the ...
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unity side by side view ratio

I am an embedded software engineer and I usually have 2 windows open at all times on my ubuntu 16.04 dev box. Qt Creator or other C++ IDE. PDF viewer showing the stm32 reference manuals. I have a ...
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No sound from internal speakers after using HDMI output

I still have the issue with Ubuntu 14.04 as I had on Mint 17.3: My laptop is connected to the TV via HDMI. Everything works fine. If I shut down the computer and plug off the HDMI no sound is coming ...
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How to integrate an Xfce panel indicator into the Unity panel?

Coming from the question Is there a tray icon indicator to quickly access recent files in Ubuntu 16.04 Unity?, the related question occurred how to integrate an Xfce panel indicator into the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 nautilus not rendering file content as icon

File content rendered as Icon in Ubuntu 14.04: Whereas file content not rendered as Icon in Ubuntu 16.04: Is there any way we can render file content as icon same as in 14.04?
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Notification does not appear if I safely remove a drive from launcher

If I remove an external drive from nautilus I get a notification on the top right-hand corner, but if I remove it from the launcher the notification does not appear. Is this a bug or a design choice?
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Notification Icons missing after logging out

On Monday Evening I updated my Desktop and Laptop and both machine have since lost the Notification Icons on the top right hand panel of Log In Screen. It is only the "Log In/Shutdown Screen" after ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity icon grouping

When I open a window multiple times, it gets just one icon in the taskbar (or however the icon column on the left is called). I can mostly live with it, however for my terminal windows it's to bad: I ...
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Where does Unity/Unity-Greeter Load X Configuration From?

On my setup, I have one monitor that has been rotated vertically, and another that is the usual horizontal orientation. I've set all the display settings in my GNOME shell so everything looks fine, ...
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16.04 Workspaces, Launcher placement stopped working

Everything was working correctly until I updated my Ubuntu 16.04 to the latest kernel, etc. running a dist-upgrade. After the update, my workspaces stopped working even though I tried to check, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no menu bar or launcher - help!

Just upgraded to 16.04. Due the screen flicker I followed the guide posted by Zacharee 1 (it worked)! The screen doesn't flicker anymore. However although I can login there is no menu bar of launcher. ...
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Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

When I login, nothing happens. I am presented with my desktop wallpaper. No Dash, no Launcher, nothing.
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How can I install Indicator Synapse on Ubuntu 16.04?

When I try to install Indicator Synapse on my computer, I used: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse But it gives me an error E: ...
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No window manager after installing updates [duplicate]

I got a notification about package updates and proceeded to install them. After restarting all I can see is the desktop background image. There are no icons and no menu bar. Key shortcuts still work ...
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Menu Bar and Launcher missing after installing updates (16.04 LTS)

I have Ubuntu running in a VirtualBox VM on both a Windows 7 host and also a Macbook Pro. Four times now (on two different hosts) after having successfully installed (auto-)updates, and restarted the ...
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How to safely open nautilus from terminal?

Following the answers here I can open nautilus from terminal, but not without a litany of errors. nautilus . (nautilus:31126): GLib-GIO-CRITICAL **: g_dbus_interface_skeleton_unexport: assertion '...
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no menu for pan newsreader [duplicate]

Somewhat similar to: no menu in dogecoin-qt wallet client There's no menu for pan newsreader in a 16.04 install literally days old. In this case, unity is working, and pan has always worked ...
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Where can I find the icon for System Settings on the top bar?

At the right end of the top bar, there is a power button shaped icon (with the default theme). Where is the icon for this button located? I tried going to my theme folder in /usr/share/themes but ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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Unity, Files/Nautilus doesn't appear on alt+tab switcher

When I press alt+tab to change between windows, the "Files" window doesn't appear. It's really annoying because when I try to access the previously opened "Files" window, I have to minimize ...
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Launcher and status bar missing after system update from Ubuntu 16.04

I was prompted by Ubuntu to update to the latest OS version and followed the automated procedure, nothing custom. When I rebooted after the update, I could only see the naked background image. The ...
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Can't click on menu item in live-cd after using gparted

I'm trying out the new 16.04 desktop Xenial Xerus Live CD, and I've come upon a very peculiar thing: When I open the menu, I can select anything like normal, however when I open gparted and click on ...
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Alarm clock for 12.04

Looking for a Alarm Clock for Ubuntu 12.04 with following Repeat an alarm after user defined period of time Can be paused Can be reset Shows a visual indication at alarm time Visual indication ...
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How can I remove launcher drive icons?

I can't disable showing drive's icons in Launcher bar. I have looked for that option both in CCSM (it used to be in Experimental tab) and in dconf-editor (desktop->unity) and it is missing. How can ...
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How can I hide a running program icon from the notification bar and Launcher?

What can I do for hiding a program icon from the notification bar and Unity Launcher?
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Problem in connecting to cyberoam portal

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 LTS ,I want to connect to cyberoam portal of my hostel.I have installed openvpn from Ubuntu software centre.Googled about the issue which redirects to download SSL ...
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What keyboard shortcut do you use for Screenshot?

I like how OS X has the screenshot shortcuts set up so that you can press them with your left hand. So, on Windows I configured Greenshot to do the same thing with Alt + S. However, Alt + S gives ...
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clicking one launcher adds instance on another launcher. how to seperate?

I have chrome and empty-chrome empty-chrome simply starts chrome from webdriver. I would like to have 2 different icons in the launcher. so I defined a new entry under /usr/share/applications/empty-...
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16.04 volume control from media keys stopped working

I just installed 16.04 from scrath a week ago, at first the media key on my keyboard worked wonder and allowed me to control the volume. Then i made an update and the control from the keyboard media ...
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How to repair UNITY after installing KDE

I installed KDE and XFCE on my Ubuntu 14.04 just to taste a new Desktop environment, but I didn't liked it so I decided to switch back to Unity. But whenever I login into Unity, the top panel icons ...
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Python application has no icon in Unity launcher

I have written a Python application (with pygtk and pymozembed) which I use very often. In the Unity dash my application has an icon (as I definded in the .desktop file). But when I start it, there ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity Panel Problem: Window Title Not Shown

When the application is maximized, the title of window is sometimes shown on the panel bar. This is OK. And when the window is inactive (switched to another application), the title of first window ...
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Mouse works but clicks are not registered

Sometimes, lately very often when I try to click around window header or try to drag and drop it, it simply doesn't register my clicks. It feels like I am clicking void background. This issue first ...
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System Settings / Appearance

I upgraded the Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and I cannot find the "Appearance" icon in the system settings, beside some other settings. May someone help me with it?
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Where can I find more Unity themes?

This might already be answered, but I can't find it. I am getting a bit bored of the traditional purple feel of unity and I would like something new. Where can I find more Unity themes? I have ...
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Unity 8 not working with NVIDIA graphics card

I am on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) and have heard that, with this distribution, I would be able to get a better look at the Unity 8 and Mir desktop interface. I understand that it is still buggy and ...
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Unity top bar 100% transparent

Just wondering if anyone knows how to get unity's top bar to be 100% transparent. I have it so on my second screen, but it seems to add a bit of a background on my main screen. See the screenshot ...
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After update, I can't change launcher icon size

I have 6 Ubuntu vm's running in Oracle Virtual Box (3 on my work machine and 3 on my home machine). All of them are version 16.04. I don't recall the date but it seems like after some update I did ...
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Ubuntu workspace switching shortcuts don't work

Core problem: The following keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces ( unity viewports ) are not working. Ctrl+Alt+Up for switching workspace above Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up for moving window to ...
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Can't find the eclipse was installed by eclipse Installer

I downloaded an installer from here and run eclipse-inst. It showed a dialog to select an IDE to install, I selected Java and installed it in /root/java, then it showed me a button to launch it... I ...
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Is it possible to install themes on Ubuntu 16.04.1 without any third party software?

I had the theme pack downloaded, but tutorials on the internet tell me to use third party software such as unity tweak tool. My ideal solution is to just extract the theme somewhere in the system, ...
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How to start terminal in full screen?

When I open a terminal using CTRL+ALT+T in Unity, I would like this window to be automatically maximized, rather than to have to additionally hit ALT+SPACE and the 'X' key to make the window that ...
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Editing gsettings; add icon to launcher by command [duplicate]

Although there are several posts on the Internet on the subject, I did not find a solution yet: my goal is to find a command that adds an icon (.desktop file) to the Unity launcher and shows it ...