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Ctrl-Alt-Space doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.10?

Ctrl-Alt-pretty much everything else works. Ctrl-Space works. Alt-Space works. But nothing seems to see Ctrl-Alt-Space. If I go into System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and try to assign C-A-S to a ...
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Static Application Switcher is empty after show dekstop

Im using the Static Application Switcher to configure my ALT + TAB to cycle trough all applications not grouped. So far so good. Then I press Super + D to "hide all normal windows" (show desktop). ...
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Dash (from Unity) does not showing Applications

I have a weird issue with Unity, it just stopped showing applications in the unity dash search menu. I can't launch application unless I run them from the terminal. I have tried to force unity ...
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Unity broken, can't install due to unmet dependencies

Error Message: unmet dependencies libunity-core-6.09-9 (=7.2.2+14.04.20140714-0ununtu1) but 7.2.4+14.04.20141217-0ubuntu1 is to be installed Removed compiz as directed by one of the answers earlier ...
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Ubuntu trash can does not open

I am trying to open the trash can from my Ubuntu Launcher it does not open. Infact it does not do anything. Every time I try to delete something it simply goes away and is not shown in the trash can. ...
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cannot login to ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded my Hp g6 from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 yesterday. Now I cannot log into the system using ubuntu/unity But I can still login using i3 windows manager. I checked and found the ubuntu-desktop ...
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How to stop reordering of the same kind multiple preview windows in task switching?

When using task switching in the default graphical mode of Ubuntu 12.04, if they are multiple windows of the same kind, eg. multiple Terminal windows, you can see them all together and select which ...
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Image Viewer (eog) causes lightdm to restart

When I open an image and without zooming, try to drag to any border (which is ofcourse, by mistake), eog closes and a black screen appears that says lightdm is starting, and lands me in login screen. ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Gnome 3.14 over Ubuntu Unity without losing /home?

The title says it all. I'm coming from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS then I upgraded to 14.10 still in Unity. I've followed tutorials explaining how to install Gnome 3.14 and I can say that I'm loving it. The ...
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Horizontal glitches/lines/Screen tearing in ubuntu 14.10

Why do I get horizontal lines like the ones shown below in my Ubuntu 14.10 acer aspire 4736z laptop as shown in figure (see the icons of terminal, vuze, hardisk etc)? This happens some time (~10 min ...
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How to remove proprietary AMD drivers & repair Unity

I have installed these AMD drivers for my HD 5770: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/linux/Pages/radeon_linux.aspx When I launched Steam it threw me an error that something was wrong with OpenGL, ...
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How to transform an Ubuntu Unity to Ubuntu Mate?

I want to git rid of unity and all its applications and move to Mate, there are of course a method to install the Mate desktop environment along side Unity, but I don't want that only. I want it to be ...
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Hardware problem with unity script. Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu installed on my VitualBox. I don't know what the problem is but sometimes when I boot Ubuntu, it says you don't have the specific hardware for running Unity, and changes the UI to a ...
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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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Is there an application like the GNOME system settings which is more modular (remove some devices, leave others)?

Removing one of the devices (bluetooth, printers) makes the GNOME settings disappear. I'm looking for an application which works as nicely as the GNOME system settings, except that it lets me remove ...
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sudo startunity problems

when I open terminal in chrome to go back to Ubuntu i see this: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity Entering /usr/local/chroots/precise... /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: 19: exec: ...
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Ubuntu search button not responsive

When I click on the search button on my unity bar (the button with the ubuntu logo to open up search) it doest do anything, and I've tried resetting it with unity --reset and that didn't help. Anyone ...
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How to switch back to Unity

I have a very big problem. I just installed cairo-dock and I logged out from my Unity. As I logged out, Ubuntu showed me options to select other desktop, I saw an option of Cairo Desktop and I chose ...
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hardware audio keys wont work in unity, but they do in openbox

When I use the volume keys on my laptop the volume does not change on the default desktop environment. However, after I installed openbox, suddenly my volume keys worked! How can I fix my audio keys ...
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Go back to Unity 7 from Unity 8

Despite the warnings which stated that Unity 8 is still unstable I wanted to give it a try. I installed it through bash, logged out and while logging in I've changed envirnoment to Unity 8. Now I ...
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Unity not Working 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. I did a sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday and restarted my PC. Now my taskbar and panel are missing. When I try to restart Unity using unity --replace Then I get error: ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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Generic problem with networkmanager on Ubuntu 12.04 / elementaryOS [on hold]

Hello together: Since some days I've got issues with the networkmanager under Ubuntu 12.04. To be concrete it is the nm-applet itself. I can connect via LAN or WLAN without problems, but some entries ...
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Log on Gnome desktop moniter black screen

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02,but when I login at my system via Gnome my monitor goes black. When I try to log on via Unity the desktop works fine. Specs:Dell 9020 How can I fix that problem?
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Can't change ubuntu desktop wallpaper in Unity on Ubuntu Gnome [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 (desktop) and installed Unity desktop environment (DE) on top of it, so I can select Unity or Gnome desktop when I log in on Ubuntu. When I log in with the Unity ...
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Any “To Do” applet for Unity?

For gnome shell - a simple extension exists. Is there any similar extension for Unity as well?
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Why are my launcher icons missing/not working on a fresh install?

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 and my desktop looks normal, but on the left-hand side where the icons usually go, mine were different! The Firefox browser wasn't there or any of the other ...
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How can I transfer my Unity settings from one machine to another?

I have customized Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 quite heavily on my laptop. Now I have also installed Ubuntu on my desktop machine and I want to reuse the config file. I have customized it with ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move windows between monitors?

I remember there used to be a setting under Compiz that set a keyboard shortcut for moving applications between physical (but combined as a single xscreen) screens, similar to moving between logical ...
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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No applications found in the Dash Home

Running 12.04: When I go to the Dash Home, it shows no applications, anywhere, including the Applications lens. I would include a screenshot, but I apparently need at least 10 reputation in order to ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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Missing dictionaries for spell-checking with kate and kile

Spell-checking works in Kate and Kile, but only for English texts. It is not possible to select another language and dictionary. The selection of the dict is available for Kate/Kile at: Settings -> ...
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Restore Unity Greeter

I've installed XFCE Desktop environment, but when I decide to switch back to Unity, while uninstalling the XFCE packages, the LightDM keep starts like XFCE, and I want to restore the Unity one. I ...
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Netbook/Tablet : is there a way to switch between Desktop mode and touch mode (preferably the new Touch interface of Ubuntu)?

I have a Dell Inspiron Duo (a netbook with flipping screen that functions as a tablet as well) ... and to revive this netbook/tablet I installed Ubuntu (13.10). Everything seems to work just fine (in ...
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Chrome + Touchscreen + Unity (14.04)

I've got a Dell 14R with touchscreen with Ubuntu 14.04. When I start Google Chrome by clicking the launcher with the TouchPad or with the Super+ combination, touch support in Chrome doesn't work. When ...
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Desktop empty after login Ubuntu 14.04

I really need someone's help. I don't know waht else to do, I've read all forums trying all sort of manipulations without managing to solve my problem. After my login my desktop is empty. I don't ...
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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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Why won't my panel or programs bar appear

Whenever I boot into ubuntu, there is no panel or programs bar or even minimise, close or maximise controls. All I get is my desktop background. I have looked an numerous guides or help pages and ...
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How do I add a border around windows but keep the current theme?

I seem to live my life in the terminal - many terminals in-fact. I also love the Ambiance theme - but the new borderless windows does not provide the visual differentiation I'm used to (the same ...
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dark blank screen when using unity except for I-shaped solid cursor; mate works better

I started having problems several weeks ago and asked a question. It was marked as duplicate, but the suggestions to try didn't work. The text marking it as duplicate suggests editing it to get more ...
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My Unity Launcher has changed, has yours?

In the last week or two application icons in the Unity Launcher which have a 'badge' Thunderbird for unread mail, Chromium for downloads etc. have changed. Previously the number would be in a lozenge ...
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How do I enable the libreoffice quickstarter in unity?

I would like to get my quickstarter to show in unity, or replace it with an indicator. Is this possible?. I tried Unity 2D, and to my shock, it works there, but refuses to work in unity proper.
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On every single kernel update, I need to reinstall the NVidia driver and Unity is broken

Every time I do a kernel update (with the regular standard update manager in Ubuntu 14.10), Unity breaks completely. I need to reinstall the Nvidia drivers and I need to manually repair Unity. If I ...
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How do I change the Outline and Fill color of the drag and select feature on the Desktop that lets you select a group of icons?

I remember there was a program or something that allowed me to select what I wanted the colors to be. However, I can't seem to remember what it was, I know it was any Unity, Gnome, or Ubuntu tweak.
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How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

A number of games, Emacs, and the terminal make extensive use of the Alt key. Can Unity be configured to respect this key, rather than launching the HUD with it?
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 is acting really glitchy and frequently has severe lags and has graphical bugs

Programs will dim and not respond after a while. Opening programs make the screen bug out. Is there a way to fix this without having to reinstall from USB/CD.
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Blank screen with pointer after boot high CPU usage

I have latest Ubuntu installed, most the time it's headless server I access using ssh. I've decided to make some use with X using VNC. Trying to set it up I've messed something up. Using combinations ...