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How to install vmware player tools for Ubuntu 14.4LTS?

I want to know steps to install vmware player tools for Ubuntu 14.4LTS with command
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What is the difference between Unity scopes and lenses? [duplicate]

From what I understand, Unity has two different types of "plugins", scopes and lenses. What is the difference between these two?
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How to speed up search for locally installed applications in Ubuntu 13.10's Unity Dash?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander". After upgrading, whenever I open the Unity Dash to search for an application, it takes at least a minute before it starts to show some result. The new ...
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How to run a script at logout [duplicate]

I want to run a script when I log out through unity. I read something about lightdm but I don't really know what it is and the config file didn't exist. The config file mentioned here doesn't exist! ...
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How can I open a menu with a shortcut key if no shortcut key exists for the menu?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to open/drop-down the sound menu/indicator, in order e.g. to see the currently playing song? If not, how could I set one?
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After removing gnome-shell

After removing gnome-shell every things goes wrong. Not Locking Screen after X minutes, OS does not detect unplug event and every thing like nautilus is in gnome style. I remove with sudo apt-get ...
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compiz genome launcher made me in blank desktop

i installed Compiz and try to check genome and when i clicked it gave me bland black screen then restarted after that all what i see bland desktop i cant open anything even the terminal help me how to ...
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dragging shortcuts to urls?

I sometimes want to copy the urls of web sites to a location on my network, rather than bookmarking and syncing bookmarks. I can drag the url from the toolbar of Firefox onto my desktop (Ubuntu ...
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How to diaplay ubuntu launcher icon in ubuntu 14 LTS?

Ubuntu decktop is empty, I want to know steps to display launcher icon
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How to install Prolink HSPA Modem in ubuntu 15.04 i386?

I have a problem to install this driver in my ubuntu 15.04 i386. Can u help me this problem ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashing on viewing youtube video in google chrome

I am running the 32-bit version of ubuntu 14.04 and using Version 43.0.2357.81 of Google Chrome (google-chrome-stable) on it. Youtube usually works fine with Mozilla firfox, but as I start a youtube ...
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problem with dual monitor

I am using a dell laptop and I sometime connect it to an external monitor. That creates a lot of odd problems. I'm on Uubntu 14.04 with and Nvidia graphicd card (Quadro K1100M) and running the 331.113 ...
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How to change the “search statements” in Unity lenses?

When you open unity lenses you will see a Search ... in the search field. For example application lens you will find Search Applications in the search field in the lens. Note the image... How ...
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How to exclude a specific folder from search in Synapse?

I added excluded folder to Security & Privacy settings and I followed this instructions but all of them seem to be working only when using Unity Dash search. Inside System and Home Dir. I could ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezing (fully) randomly

Probably this question has been asked many times, but have this problem that Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity freezes randomly on my HP Probook 4540s (Intel and AMD graphics) laptop. Wheter it's when using ...
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Java applications show title-bar only with multiple monitors

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu, Java and multiple monitors. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Java 1.7.0_80 (application requirement) and a laptop with a monitor hooked up via VGA. The issue is when ...
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Display color goes haywire when resuming from lock screen

Resuming the computer from locked screen sometimes ends up distorting the display. It happens randomly and restarting the computer is one workaround for it. I tried this : ALT+F2 ,then type ...
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The application compiz has closed unexpectedly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop. (Pentium 4, 80 GB hard disk, 2 GB RAM, 32-bit CPU.) And I have installed Windows XP. I made a 40 GB partition for windows and 40 GB for Ubuntu. I ...
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Can I change or replace Unity Launcher Dash behavior?

Recently I installed Synapse launcher and I use it as default one now as due to my reasons of ram memory lack Synapse works twice faster. What I'd like to know if it's possible to change or replace ...
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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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Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App

I'm using Slack as an application shortcut through Google Chrome. It appears that unity uses the web's favicon for the launcher icon, which is neat. However, it seems to cache the icon for an unknown ...
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Create unity shortcuts to WINE applications 12.04

I have just gone through the process of getting ubuntu onto my main PC, no issues, was absolutely brilliant how its done it and loved that I could read the web while installing too, I have WINE ...
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KDEish theme in Ubuntu

I installed KDE alongside Ubuntu, but now I want to remove all traces. As seen here, http://i.imgur.com/TwOLhF1.png my winows have different icons and a differnet theme. Can anybody help me out? I ...
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Claws mail: Filtering windows problem in Unity?

I have been informed, via the Claws mail users (e-mail) list, that the following issue may be Unity-related. Comments / ideas / suggestions? Thanks. Original question: Often when I am editing or ...
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Globally disable “include online search results”

We have started replacing some Windows desktops with Ubuntu for some users in the organization I work. Because of our policies we need to globally disable the following features: The Include online ...
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(Solved) Login Loop - unable to run unity - not Xauthority ownership but may be related to display?

All, I was trying to get VNC working, making lots of changes that I don't recall now when I discovered after a restart that I could not login to Ubuntu 14.04. I believe I authenticate ok, but get ...
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Is there a version of Ubuntu where the Ubuntu icon goes to gnome multitask [on hold]

Are there any forms of Ubuntu where you click the Unity bar Ubuntu icon and get the Gnome workspace viewer? I think that would be a very cool looking transition, Do you understand what I mean?
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When I log in to Unity, there is no window decoration and no dash. What should I do?

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity 7 and KDE Plasma 5 installed. Following a recent update/upgrade, no window decorations and no dash appear on login, though windows do. What should I do?
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How to remove keyboard indicator?

/desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/general/disable_indicator in gconf is set to yes Additionally I restarted, but it's still there. Maybe there is some setting buried in CCSM? here is screenshot ...
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Ubuntu desktop 12.10 64-bit, icons don't show

Recently I had problems with fglrx cause I have an ATI card, if I install the privative drivers from the Ubuntu repo, I get no Unity launch bar cause the drivers are not compatible with the new Xorg. ...
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Is it possible to send keys to inactive window via any c/c++ library?

I'm developing a program where I need to control an inactive window by sending a couple of keys. I was wondering if there is any c/c++ library to do so on Ubuntu (and linux in general) ? I googled a ...
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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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Graphics stuttering issue in Ubuntu 14.10 for Intel on-board graphics

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10, and for the past couple of days, I'm facing graphics stuttering all over Unity, which mainly affects text and various parts of Unity (refer to screenshot). And this ...
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Why I can't see my desktop icons in ubuntu 13.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my laptop Aspire-M3-5871TG, and I can't see anything (neither icons, ...). Only is visible the desktop background but I can open and work with the terminal. Maybe the ...
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old application launcher window in the repository

In older version of Ubuntu there used to be (in the repository) an application launcher window, that itself was a normal gtk application. It was just like the old control-center mentioned in How to ...
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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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Ubuntu XFCE missing system settings

I installed XFCE alongside Unity and almost all the icons from the gnome-control-center are missing. I have removed and reinstalled gnome-control-center, I have reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, but ...
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How to make indicator-sysmonitor as a default indicator

The Ubuntu 14.04 currently have at the top right corner these indicators shutdown,lock button, calender time details, battery details, Input format (English) as the default indicators. Is it possible ...
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How to show the Ubuntu launcher under Parallels

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Mac using Parallels, can you tell me how to display the Launcher inside Ubuntu? I am also having problems with the menubar as it appears to be invisible. My ...
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How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus

How can I add a folder to the launcher for quick access to it. In this particular case I wish to drag it to the launcher.
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Firefox globalmenu for Zotero Standalone

As far as I understand it the source code of Firefox is hacked in order to use the unity global menu. Zotero Standalone is based on the same architecture as Firefox (xulrunner). Would it be possible ...
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lightdm black screen after installing plasma5 in Ubuntu

I have both ubuntu-desktop and kubuntu-destop installed on my laptop. While sddm works perfectly fine during login, if I choose lightdm as the default login screen, after a reboot, I get a black ...
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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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Is using Unity Tweak on Ubuntu 14.04 safe?

I just installed Unity Tweak from the Ubuntu Software Center. The program have a lot of different customization options, like transparent bars and more options for windows snapping. But, can those ...
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Shutdown just logging out

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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MY laptop is too slow!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.4 OS. It was performing good at the beginning but after a week of using, it becomes very slow and annoying actually. My laptop features: Memory : 3.0 GB Processor : Intel® Core™2 ...
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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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Cannot reassign XF86Back and XF86Forward keys

I have thinkpad laptop with annoying back/forward keys near the arrow keys. I often press them by mistake, which leads to text losses while typing in browser. In other DEs (mate, xfce etc.) I usually ...
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Folders and launchers exclusively on one desktop

I have 4 workspaces configured on compiz . I would like to know if there is a way to have folders exclusively in the main desktop (1)? I would like to keep the others clear to see wallpapers. Ubuntu ...