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How can I manually adjust menu colors in themes?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface and the Ambiance theme. I like this theme, and any other theme I've tried was much worse for me. However, one thing that really bothers me with this ...
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How to reset Unity appearance settings

I was curious. Someone said Kubuntu is awesome. So I installed it (sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop). I didn't like it. Keyboard shortcuts that I became familiar with in Unity weren't working. It ...
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Unity unable to bring programs to foreground

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, some programs are already running and shown on dash. But from time to time I am unable to switch to the program. As shown in the snapshot, SecureCRT is running and when I click its ...
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Workspace Stopwatch?

Is there a program that can serve as a workspace-depended stopwatch? I'd like to know how much time I've spent in each workspace every day. Edit: I'm using Unity.
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Gnome-style notifications in Unity

I was looking for a way to get gnome style notifications in Unity. Or at least, if there´s a way of making the default Unity notifications interactive and clickable? As it is by default only a ...
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Missing date & time from top panel of Unity Desktop - Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 an my machine and since the last upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 the date&time is missing in the top panel of Unity. This machine was originally installed with Ubuntu 12.10. I ...
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Quit applications while switching with alt + tab?

Is it possible to quit applications while switching through them with Alt+Tab? When I used a Mac many years ago and you were switching through open applications with (let's say Command+Tab) you could ...
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Start Unity Web App maximized

I would like to have my Facebook web-app to start maximized. Is there any way to do this? Here is what is inside the .desktop file: [Desktop Entry] Name=FacebookMessenger Type=Application ...
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Windows open second from top when I use hotkeys

I like using assigned keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) to open commonly used applications. For example Ctrl+Super+F Opens Firefox for me. When I do it this way, it opens just bellow the currently active ...
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How to have an application moved to launcher in stripped-down Unity under Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu server and then the stripped down Unity desktop. I then installed terminator. I see terminator in the Software Center. I can also locate the .desktop file for this application and ...
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Preview for Unity/Nautilus

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with Unity. I would like to have a Preview utility, like on a Mac. If you press Space key while having a file selected in Finder, it will show it in a temporary window. Super ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop disappears suddenly

After I boot my Ubuntu 14.04, it shows desktop successfully. Then I browse internet and open terminal, all work fine. But suddenly, when I try to scroll up or down the browser the desktop blinks and ...
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What is the right way to develop themes for Ubuntu?

I forked the Ambiance theme to create my own one which I maintain. I wonder what's the best way to develop Ubuntu themes. My current solution is: Have the theme directory into ~/Documents/foo I ...
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How to hide an application from window switcher (alt-tab) in 14.04

How can I hide an application from the alt-tab menu for Unity? A post in an older thread suggested using compizconfig-settings-manager. http://askubuntu.com/posts/437099/edit Install ...
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Search feature not working, programs not running

Ubuntu 14.10 install (only tag seems to be 14.04... Hint) The last two days I have seen the Ubuntu serious internal error warning pop up but long before that, the install which booted fine now keeps ...
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How do I remove this effect?

Whenever I hover over the title bar, it collapses and shows all windows. I find this really annoying and don't know how this got enabled. How do I disable this thing? Before hovering: After ...
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is it a launcher issue?

when I open nautilus, this open a new launch with strange icon. so if this is a config, tell me how can I fix that, (ubuntu 14.10 working great, but when I uninstalled xubuntu desktop it become like ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity interface becomes invisible when trying to modify color or highlighting of a text in LibreOffice

I'm experiencing a weird problem, and I'm not sure whether it is about Libreoffice or Unity shell itself or both. While working in Writer (version 4.2.8.2, but I experienced the same in 3.5), I try ...
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How to completely remove Xubuntu and install Ubuntu (including boot screen etc.)

I had Xubuntu 14.04 beta 1 installed. Now I have installed ubuntu-desktop package but I see that there are still Xubuntu application icons, login screen, theme, boot screen etc. How to completely ...
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need help,ubuntu theme problem

I am a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user and everything was working fine,until I miss clicked some button or may have deleted a file,the Ubuntu currently looks weird,and mostly unusable. want help for it to be ...
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Suddenly cannot switch keyboard layouts

All of a sudden the keyboard layout icon disappeared from my bar, and even the keyboard short-cut that I usually use to switch between german and russian layout stopped working. The "Text Entry" ...
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Ubuntu logs-out instead of shutting down

My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS distribution was working perfectly until a few hours ago. When I select 'shutdown' from the power icon at the top right corner, the system logs me out and from the login screen. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 After installing nvidia property drivers unity became strange

I have an ASUS laptop, model X550LN-BRA-DM550H, with intel graphics and geforce 840M card. I downloaded nvidia driver from their website (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-346.47.run) and installed after. The ...
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Unity doesn't work on VNC server under 14.04 LTS

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I find the Unity destkop in vnc4server never works as it did under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Here is my ~/.vnc/xstartup for vnc4server: #!/bin/sh xrdb $HOME/.Xresources ...
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Wallpaper is not changing and right click does not work on desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question is already answered in some links; but I have already searched so much to find solution to my problem. Recently I installed gnome-shell and ubuntu-gnome-desktop to try gnome. I ...
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Input source icon

Two days ago I've decided to switch to Ubuntu Unity desktop after using KDE for almost six month. Everything is running smoothly with some difficulties, but I had a small problem with my input source ...
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Using a different desktop wallpaper from my lockscreen on gnome 3.8, Ubuntu-tweak no longoer loading on ubuntu 13.04

I am new to Ubuntu. I basically know nothing about it and friend convinced me to switch to the OS. Everything was going fine and I had managed to make my PC look like mac but I just ran into a ...
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Is there any way to get the Ubuntu tablet interface on an Intel powered 2-in-1 machine?

My specific device is a Sony Vaio Duo 13, which is a slider model (the keyboard doesn't detach, it simply slides under the screen to make a tablet). The processor is an Intel Haswell Core i5-- only ...
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Why does the Unity keyboard layout indicator not always show, and how can it be fixed?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface. There are three keyboard layouts I normally switch between. In the beginning everything was fine, but as of recently when I restart my system instead ...
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Changing workspace shortcuts do not work

Ubuntu 14.04. The shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓ and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+←↑→↓ to change workspace and move applications do not work. Here is the image of the shortcuts configuration and here is the output of ...
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Wifi connecting at login then disconnecting. Ubuntu 14.10

I am new to Ubuntu 14.10 and I recently dual-booted Ubuntu 14.10 with Windows 7 pro on my Asus laptop. For some reason, after I log in to Ubuntu, wifi works but is extremely slow. After couple of ...
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can i uninstall ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop environment and replace it with paper-gtk

I'm a Linux newbie... the first Linux OS I started using is Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS and to be honest, I really don't like the Unity desktop environment that ships with Ubuntu so I was wondering if I could ...
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No Unity Interface after logon

I logged onto my computer this morning after having left it off over the weekend and the Unity interface didn't load. I get my desktop and the files I have on it, but no launcher, no menu bar. I tried ...
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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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How start Xpad and viber minimised in the system tray when OS start. 14.04

after this Code: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade i have system tray in 14.04 LTS. Skype have menu item - "Start Skype minimised in the ...
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Re installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now won't shut down properly

I formatted my hard drive and installed Ubuntu. However, the system does not shut down correctly. Goes to black screen and fan switched on. Is there any obvious problems I've caused or an easy fix?
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Unity mail not retaining my user details

I have been looking for a good gmail notification app and after looking through a few, I have settled for Unity Mail. It looks good and does what I want, well mostly. I have noticed that after a ...
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to Caps Lock

Using crouton, I have ubuntu running on my chromebook. By default, the caps lock key is a search key and opens up the dash home. How can I map this key to be caps lock instead? I am very new to all of ...
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Busy Cursor (Spinning Wait) Hangs

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04, and the problem is that sometimes the mouse pointer icon is stuck with the busy cursor (I can move it) or spinning wait. When this happens, if mouse cursor is on any window ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable notifications?

I certainly like notifications in 12.04, but depending on the work I do they can be quite distracting. Is there an official way or a tweak to temporarily deactivate notifications? UPDATE: To ...
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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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Can't see lowercase “g” in Unity Hud

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can type the letter "g" in Unity ...
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How to customize login screen for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

is there a way to customize the login screen for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I want to move my login area of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from left side to the middle. After searching in the web i came across this ...
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No desktop showing in Ubuntu 13.04 via VNC on a VPS

I have a VPS on which till now I've been using ubuntu 11.04 ... This OS is very outdated now, so I decided to give 13.04 a shot ... So I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my VPS ... After ...
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How to type “ç” when using USA intl as the keyboard layout?

I asked the same question when I used Maverick Meerkat but I can't make that solutions work on Unity. I want to use the keys ´ followed by c and the output should be "ç". It works that way in Windows ...
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How to set unity as default?

I followed this link to set unity as my default: How to set Unity as default again? But when I sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -s ubuntu, it produced an error. ls lists the following for ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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Can't install unity webapps preview

I'm trying to install unity-webapps-preview, so I previously added the PPA : $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview $ sudo apt-get update but I get the following error : $ sudo ...
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How do you “get rid” of a SIGTERM killall command targeted on an application?

I have minecraft on my Ubuntu 14.04 computer. I personally don't know much about Ubuntu and all, so I'm just going to explain it this way: Someone set a SIGTERM killall minecraft command, so whenever ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...