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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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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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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 ...
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Unity Dock Appears When Viewing Movies On Dual Screen System

I have a dual screen setup and I often will have a movie playing in VLC while surfing the Web on the other monitor. I place the movie in full-screen mode with no Unity Dock showing. However, when I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 damaged completely [on hold]

I face a problem that unity launcher of ubuntu desktop disappered, I had solved this problem after that I tried to setup genome ubuntu along with ubuntu desktop I found that the response of ubuntu ...
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Unity not starting in 16.04 [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 under VirtualBox. Today I updated VirtualBox to 5.0.26. After it I updated the Ubuntu using GUI, but the update has frozen during grub update. After reset, it started normally and I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 launcher is missing after installing new updates

I upgraded to 16.04 from 15.10 and every things was good. After installing new updates, lanucher, meues and top panel disappear when I login. I tried this commands: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ ...
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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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How can I create launcher icon for PhpStorm?

I have PhpStorm on my PC, to launch it I have to go to phpstorm/bin/ and launch phpstorm.sh, how can I pin this to launcher so that I dont have to go into folders every time?
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Task switching brings focus to wrong desktop with maximised windows

Using ubuntu 16.04, I'm facing an issue where I want to switch to another window, the window manager activates another desktop (space) then where the window resides. I've seen this issue on a couple ...
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Are there any power consumption indicators?

I would love to see how much power my notebook is consuming all the time. Therefore I want an indicator that constantly (interval of 1 second maybe) monitors the current power consumption (measured ...
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lost the left side launcher and the clock in the upper right corner when I turned on the machine

I am using version 16.04. I have had no problems until this morning when I turned on the computer. The left hand launcher and the clock/menu in the upper right corner are missing. I have my splash ...
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Unity 16.04 accented letters don't show in dash, hud, and are replaced in window title bars

running 16.04 since its official release. Up to date. Since few days I have a problem with accented letters : in dash if I type « démarrage » on keayboard I only get «dmarrage» in the dash, same ...
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Black background and no input from neither the mouse nor the keyboard after user login

After I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my machine and tried to log in, all I got was the Unity launcher, a black background, the volume bar with the mute icon and no way of interacting with the UI. The ...
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Set password for specific workspace

I would like to set a password for a specific workspace W so that when I (or someone else using my user session) tries to switch to that workspace, they can't do so unless they know the user password. ...
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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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Launcher, menubar and window borders disappeared in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

After upgrading to 16.04 from 15.10 it was running smoothly for about one week, then it started getting random crashes and freezes and now all the windows borders disappeared. I would include a ...
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Desktop black and widgets disappeared after Ubuntu 16.04 latest OS Update - 21st July 2016

This is driving me nuts so I am hoping someone can help. I'm running 16.04 Xenial on an XPS-13 Dell 9350. This morning I was performing an OS update through the Ubuntu Software center. Right after ...
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Disable Unity Multitouch Gestures (Unity 7.3.3, Ubuntu 15.10)

I have yet to find an answer for Unity V7.3+ and/or Ubuntu 15+, is it really still the case that there are zero options for disabling these without recompiling Unity? I have a touchscreen monitor, ...
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Cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04

I want to setup quick input method but I cannot find iBus launcher in Unity Dash on Ubuntu 16.04. I can see the iBus option in the Language Support. How can I launch the iBus Preference window ...
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Ubuntu loading default user profile every login. Can't change settings

Every time I login recently, I get a default user profile. I can't change settings like the background, unity launcher size, etc. Changes I make the launcher do not persist after logging out. When I ...
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Unable to login to Gnome (-> login loop), only Unity login possible

I have a problem basically exactly the same as this one. What did I do? I wanted to try out GNOME and installed it according to this guide: sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ...
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Can I apply a different GTK3 theme from the main one to an individual application?

For example, can I keep Ambiance as main theme but assign elementary theme to elementary's app?
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Indicator systemtray: only showing icons on laptop display?

I am using the indicator-systemtray-unity for quite some time; and initially, it worked really good for me: I clicked the indicator, and it would display a little array below the indicator; containing ...
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System Settings icons missing in 14.04

I did a fresh install of trusty 14.04, but a lot of icons are missing. I installed from DVD which was painfully slow and I hope to avoid repeating the process, especially since I started customizing ...
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On initial login, running applications do not show in the unity launcher or ALT+TAB

This problem is fixed if I log out and log back in again, but comes back if I reboot the computer. I have recorded a video showing the problem: http://173.72.189.135/bug.mkv Thanks in advance for ...
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I switched from unity to i3wm but after suspend I still have gnome-screensaver instead of i3lock

How do I configure Ubuntu 14.04 so that when I close the lid of my laptop (in a i3wm session) and open it again, the screen is locked via i3lock instead of gnome-screensaver? I spent the day ...
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Unity-control-center segmentation fault

I cannot open the system settings anymore. unity-control-center (unity-control-center:23772): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_strsplit: assertion 'string != NULL' failed Segmentation fault (core dumped)...
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Error messages in log about com.canonical.Unity.Scope.Home

I see the following messages in my log-files: Jul 20 09:52:29 SysH-PC3 com.canonical.Unity.Scope.Home[1913]: (unity-scope-home:12285): libunity-protocol-private-WARNING **: protocol-scope-discovery....
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Unable to resize launcher icon in ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in Virtual Box. I am facing the launcher icon resize issue since yesterday. Hence I deleted the VM and installed a new instance. Facing the issue still. If I run unity it'...
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Nothing starts after login, only background is shown (Ubuntu 14.04)

(Don't mark as duplicate, nothing helps from other answers!) After Ubuntu 14.04 log in screen, whether I log into Gnome or Unity, only desktop background shows up. Nothing starts. I can't even run ...
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How to remove Google virtual mount drive from Ubuntu 16.04?

I tried Gnome 3.18 Google Drive integration feature to access my Google Drive USE GNOME 3.18 GOOGLE DRIVE INTEGRATION FEATURE IN UNITY, XFCE AND OTHER DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS [UBUNTU 16.04] which works ...
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How to remove the ubuntu name/logo from appearing on top of my desktop background image?

Is it possible to remove the Ubuntu name/logo from appearing on top of my desktop background image? I find it pretty intruding and disgraceful. Thanks! Here is an example of what I mean. The logo is ...
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How to remove fade effect when “Hiding all normal windows” with CTRL+ALT+D shortcut (show desktop)?

I'm using Unity on 12.10, with most of the Compiz Effects disabled. I'd like to remove the fade effect when using the CTRL + ALT + D default shortcut to show the desktop. The effect consists in fading ...
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No shown files and right-click

I've installed Gnome desktop besides Unity. It was very unstable system, therefore, I removed Gnome but it was not completely removed. Now, welcome icon of Gnome is shown. No files shown on desktop ...
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How can I combine application launchers into one launcher icon?

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. My launcher is full of icons and I want to categorize it by creating separate folders for each category. Is it possible? If yes then please explain me how to do it.
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Evolution fades when not in focus, how to turn off?

I'm running Evolution 3.18.5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 in Unity. When the window loses focus, everything becomes "faded". How would I turn that off?
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity Vnc Doesnt Works? [on hold]

I have Installed vnc server on ubuntu 16.04 unity Desktop. When i wanna to connect from windows vnc client to my ubuntu server, I cant see ubuntu unity Louncher i can see only desktop icons . Is ...
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How to install the Minbar Application in Ubuntu 16.04

Does anyone know how to install the Minbar Application in Ubuntu 16.04? (It worked for 14.04+, but the new LTS 16.04 regular Ubuntu no longer has minbar.) Can we port it to 16.04, or does anyone ...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for Unity Desktop

I own a notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity DE that does not have any keyboard LEDs to indicate NUM-Lock or CAPS-Lock states. It would be useful for me to see them anyway, ideally through an ...
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integrate wine menu bars with ubuntu

I've seen that it is possible to integrate Java swing menu bars with unity here. Is there anyway to do the same with windows applications running with wine?
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Screensaver/black screen doesn't start on its own

Running 16.04, 5 minute inactivity timeout, sometimes the screensaver (or blank screen, to be accurate) won't start until I hit Super+L and lock the session. Suggestions? Running Nvidia 367 drivers, ...
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Terminal Marked “Not Executable”, and owner is root. Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop(Chromebook)

So for some reason, terminal didn't appear anywhere when I tried to find it in my applications. So I went to the usr folder in my computer, and searched "terminal" there. I found it, but it was all ...
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14.04-How to install Unity Greeter without installing ubuntu-desktop

so I've been using Ubuntu Desktop and I'm happy with it. But now I want to try out MATE desktop on 14.04, and I found this guide: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/08/install-mate-desktop-ubuntu-14-04-...