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Can't start some apps, problem might have to do with ttf fonts

I'm on a fresh install of x86 14.04, having trouble starting some applications, and the problem apparently has something to do with ttf fonts. When I start a few apps, for example roguelike game ...
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Ubuntu desktop 14.04 loads very slow and keyboard locks on multiprocessing

I am having the same problem. more than 10 seconds for the desktop to appear (and actually no desktop after backup restore). ON top of that the key board is locked when another process is pending ...
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Unity crashes when using scale effect(spreading windows/super+w) 14.04

I don't know what happened but I changed some stuff in Unity Tweak Tool and now whenever I use Super + W combination to use scale effect(I think this is what it is called, it spreads all open ...
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Error launching Unity Tweak Tool in Ubuntu 14.04

com.canonical.unity.webapps In order to work properly, Unity Tweak Tool recommends you install the necessary packages
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Window is hidden but process is running

How may I restore the windows for a given pid? It would be useful in some situations where the window of a certain program disappears (happens to me sometimes). For example, every time when i'm ...
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No Unity 3D support, Intel HD 4600, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04

So I've got this killer PC I use for GPGPU programming. Hardware: Intel i7-4770K (integrated intel HD4600) 2x NVidia Geforce GTX780Ti I want to use the GTX'es only for CUDA programming. It's a ...
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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Custom Unity Lenses don't appear in the dash

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed custom unity lenses, the pirate bay torrent lens for example, but they aren't appearing in the dash. I have logged out and back in, and I have rebooted the ...
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How to configure Rdesktop in Ubuntu with Unity?

In LXDE: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xrdp vino vino-preferences echo lxsession -s Lubuntu -e LXDE > ~/.xsession With Unity 3D???
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Icons on top status/menu bar in gnome not following theme

On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I added an icon theme and activated it using Unity Tweaks. All icons everywhere have changed to my new theme, but the top bar hasn't changed. All icons are still from the ...
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How to remove icons/shortcuts from Unity menu?

I have installed Chromium and Tweet Deck on it (trough Chrome Store), now I uninstalled Tweet Deck and after that Chromium, the problem is, when I installed Tweet Deck it asked me if I want to create ...
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Theme and icons look old after upgrade to 14.04 - AMD GPU issues?

Yesterday I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and I ran into a few problems. Interestingly I upgraded two computers (one of which has identical hardware) before this one and had no problems. When I ...
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Could someone please explain to me the difference between gconf, gconf-2 and gconf-editor?

I am really curios to learn about these 3 since I don't really understand how they work. I read somewhere that gconf-editor is basically the graphical representation of gconf however what is gconf-2 ...
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Launcher for programs which need multiple commands to run

I already installed a program called CadFeko, and I can run it from terminal. To run the program, first I have to run this command . /opt/feko/6.3/bin/initfeko Then I can call the program by ...
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How to disable live window resizing in Trusty Tahr

Subject says it all. How do I get rid of live window resizing? There's no setting for that either in "Appearance" or in "Unity Tweak Tool".
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Unity doesn't load on boot, even after re-installing after mistakingly deleted

An install of Ubuntu 13.10 was messed up due to compiz; so I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. After my 2nd session, Unity won't startup when I boot (the log-in screen works, but I've ...
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How to adjust window placement in Unity, Ubuntu 14.04 based on overlapping top bar

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, I will have windows that open with the top bar of the window obscured by the top bar of the screen. I can move the window once it is open, and then ...
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How do I increase the number of “Recently Used Applications” in the dashboard?

How can I increase the number of Recently used applications that appear in the Dashboard? In Ubuntu 12.04 (or 14.04), default installation, when you press the SUPER KEY the Dashboard opens, and the ...
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Change default system font using terminal only in 14.04

The following question answers how to Adjust fonts using tweak tool but the luddite in me would like to know how to do this without installing unity-tweak-tool. How can I adjust the default system ...
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(update to 14.04) unity is not loading after I login to the admin profile after upgrade

After upgrading to 14.04 and after the final reboot, I logged in the admin account but unity won't start, I have only the 14.04 background. No shortcuts work. I can login and use the guest and other ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unlock from launcher not working [on hold]

I installed Trusty a few days ago and have had no issues until today. I want to remove a couple of items from the launcher but right click "Unlock from Launcher" does nothing. Also found that ...
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Application icons in system settings disappear after deleting Text Entry

I used to install ibus pinyin in 12.04 following steps as belows: Settings-->Language Support-->Install/Remove Languages, check Chinese item $ sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-clutter ibus-gtk ...
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Web App tweak in 14.04?

After upgrading to 14.04, web apps now open in a Firefox window without the FF menus or navigation bar, or option to add tabs. I liked it better with those. A major annoyance is the inability to ...
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No login screen after boot

A strange problem happening after update. After I updated Ubuntu 12.10, I restarted. After boot, i realized that there isn't any login screen at all. I mean no login screen, just an Ubuntu background. ...
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Battery icon not showing in Ubuntu Unity 14.04?

After I did the latest update to Ubuntu Unity 14.04, the battery status icon is suddenly not showing up anymore on the menu bar. I checked the settings, it should show, but it doesn't; what can I do? ...
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main menu on multi-window applications

Have any of the developers a recommendation on how to set up multi-window applications so that menus don't become confused and overlay one another? An example is GIMP, which typically has at least ...
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Why am I seeing ???? for app names in Unity Dash

Today, I successfully installed 14.04 on my laptop and desktop. For my installations, I made Korean my default language. The problem began when I logged in to the desktop. In the image, I was going ...
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Is it possible to use chromium extensions on the new webbroswer-app?

Sine the oxide is advertised as a chromum view on qt. I'm wondering if it's possible to use chromium extensions on the new webbroswer-app? (That would be great for example to use a gmail specific ...
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Right-clicking on the Unity desktop does nothing - ideas?

I was reading today the latest Canonical design blog post where I was kind of surprised that one should be able to right click on the desktop to change the wallpaper. I am running the most updated ...
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Why do I get the error message “Failed to load session Ubuntu-2D”?

My Ubuntu 11.10 installation worked real good for two weeks. After the first few ubuntu updates (I am not sure if this is the cause) I am not able to use Unity! When I login to Ubuntu 2D, I get the ...
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How can I configure “mousekeys”?

Under 11.04, the option to control the pointer with the numpad was set in the Hardware/Keyboard settings page. How can I turn on mousekeys or configure them in newer releases?
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Is an Internet connectivity indicator applet available for the Unity panel?

Because my internet connection is very unstable at the moment, I'd like to use a small indicator applet for the Unity panel. Since I'm connected through a WLAN/Wifi Router, I can see in the ...
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Unity menu very slow and unresponsive

I have a HP G62 laptop with Intel Pentium processor and ATI graphics. Since upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10, my Unity menu is very slow and unresponsive. I am using proprietary driver for my graphics For ...
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Top right icons messed up Ubuntu 13.04 64bit [duplicate]

First time posting a question here so if I fail, please excuse me and of course notify me about my mistake. My situation is that currently I'm on holiday in Spain and I installed Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Unity webapp is not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I created an Unity webapp for Telegram: It works perfect in Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 14.04 is not working: I open the Webogram web. Firefox is asking about to install the webapp > I click yes. ...
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Unity not working after changes using compiz config

I have made some changes to effects using compiz config, however ever since doing this the launcher, taskbar, and borders around windows has disappeared. I have tried reinstalling unity and compiz ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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Ubuntu Trusty Tahr runs slowly in Virtualbox, with 3D enabled

I installed the latest Ubuntu in the latest Virtualbox. It is slow: frames are visible in animations and the mouse flickers. This question is different from many others on the net that suggest ...
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Unknown item on unity desktop - is that a widget, can it be removed? [closed]

Lately, after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I accidentally found a strange item on my desktop. I was only able to see it since it had a layover effect on the white background of my browser. This item was a ...
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Problems after upgrading to 14.04 (only background and pointer after login)

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I could log in to my X session (albeit with really low graphics). While trying to fix the graphics, I managed to break the X session. Now, after typing my password ...
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Problems with Compiz on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system(3 gb RAM, i3 , 320 GB HDD). I recently installed the Compiz Config Manager along with Compiz Pluginz. Realizing that they would not be much ...
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Beginner - Ubuntu privacy question [closed]

Search leaks: I'm reading this article about Amazon ads etc on Electronic Frontier Foundation. Well, it seems like Ubuntu developers set themselves on the path of Dark Side. So my first question is: ...
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Application switcher - disable select on mouse over

Since my upgrade to 13.10, the icons in the application switcher react to a simple mouse hover. I find this setting annoying. I was used to using only the keyboard, and I now regularly find myself ...
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Unity and Ubuntu-desktop disappeared and I am unable to reinstall it!

I am running Ubuntu 13.04. After running a normal upgrade, Unity disappeared (after login, I have the desktop, without the launch abd status bar, no dash, etc.). If I try to reinstall ubuntu-desktop, ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My os is ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the kde desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install gnome 3.10: sudo ...
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How to remove the 'tile' background in the launcher icons?

First let me show my launcher :- I feel my launcher is made to look ugly by the 'square-tile-thing'(for the lack of a better word) thats behind the icon. I want the icons alone to be ...
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How do I make the login screens and boot splashes match when installing different desktops?

I wanted to try out different desktop environments so I installed XFCE, KDE, GNOME, etc on top of Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 After a while I decided that I didn't like those other DEs and would stick to ...
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Ubuntu start up view changed due to gnome shell [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr on my laptop. Its default Desktop Environment was Unity. I installed gnome-desktop-environment then I could use both unity DE and gnome DE on my ...
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Set scaling back to default on Surface Pro

I accidentally set the scaling settings at 4, and couldn't reset them. Is there any way to reset these settings back to default? I'm running a Microsoft Surface Pro (10.6", 1920x1080), and I cannot ...
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Can't shutdown and logout from top panel in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. Shutdown and logout from the top panel are not working. They worked fine when installing the OS, but a few days back I installed fglrx drivers for my ATI graphics ...