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alt-tab for IR remote

is there a way to set up a key combination that brings up the alt tab interface and leaves it up after releasing the keys, allowing to navigate between open windows with arrow keys and selecting them ...
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Remove XFCE Start-Up/Loading/Boot Screen While Keeping XFCE

I've recently gotten Xfce on my Unity machine. I want to keep Unity and Xfce, but how do I remove the boot/loading screen that says "Xubuntu" when I want it to say "Ubuntu" like it did before I ...
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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 can I give a script its own icon in the Unity launcher?

With Ubuntu 16.04, if you create a launcher (desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications) with a custom icon for a terminal application (so with Terminal=true) then when you start it, it will spawn a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not shutdown properly from GUI

If I try to shutdown Ubuntu from GUI (gear icon in top right > Shutdown > Shutdown) nothing happens. The running applications stay open, the Desktop does not disappear, nothing. I can continue ...
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System Settings won't open Ubuntu 16.04

A few days ago I noticed that the battery icon on the menu bar wasn't there anymore so I tried to fix the problem through settings but when I clicked on the GUI icon it wouldn't load so I looked up ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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Interactive prompt displayed but ignored on ACPI shutdown event (16.04) [duplicate]

This is a very weird issue, and I've consulted the usual resources but found nothing. When I press the shutdown button, I expect to see an interactive prompt -- e.g., "Shutdown / Reboot / Suspend / ...
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Opening Simple screen recorder fills up the panel with multiple icons

I have installed the lubuntu desktop today from the software center. I was using Unity and it was so slow for some reason. When I open simple screen recorder, the panel got filled with multiple icons ...
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How do I set an external monitor as default? (Or move Unity bar to monitor at least)

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 Natty on an HP laptop and I cannot figure out how to get Unity on the external monitor! I have my desk set up with my monitor in front of me, and my laptop working as a ...
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Jar files in the Ubuntu Hud

So I have a few jar files that I frequently use (Minecraft and other launchers, to name a few) and they show up under the "File and Folders" section. If I open other files that have a similar file ...
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Hearthstone+Battle.net Ubuntu 12.04

Since a few days, I have trouble connecting to Battle.net through wine with my Ubuntu environment (12.04, Unity precise) that I installed on my chromebook. It seems the launcher can't reach internet ...
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How do I write a Unity sytem indicator in python?

Background: This is NOT for application-indicators but system-indicators. Picture: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopExperienceTeam/ApplicationIndicators The objective is to find a final solution ...
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Unity not loading after uninstalling kubuntu

I installed kubuntu to see what its like, hated it and wanted to go back to unity. So i uninstalled it. The problem now is that I dont seem to get unity running. Booting always hangs at a list with ...
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How can I get a startup application to run in another workspace other than #1?

I want to startup an always run but seldom actually used application to start on another workspace, so I don't have to manually do it each session start. Can this be done, and if so, how?
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libgl error, Unity and compiz not loading on startup

Recently when I restarted my dual boot Ubuntu (windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10), all I can see is just my desktop, no dash, no launcher or any topbars. Here is the output of usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -...
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Unity with Gnome 3.20

Is it expectable the Gnome 3.20 apps to be patched for Unity under 16.04 16.10? If yes, any approximative time for that to happen? Thank you all! All the best, RM
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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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Ubuntu falls back to old window style on every second boot

I already posted here for a failed upgrad from 14.04 to 16.04, see here. I assumed, that I fixed my problem bei reinstalling unityand ubuntu-desktop. Apparently, this did not solve the problem as I ...
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Ubuntu Dash Plugins

How is these dash plugins used? The description says that they can let information being displayed under various headers. But when I really search it, the results wanted are not included, neither are ...
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Why does launching my own script from a launcher only work once?

I created a shell script, let's say it's echo hi sleep 5 echo bye exit Then I created a .desktop -file to launch the shell script. Double-clicking it works perfectly fine: [Desktop Entry] Version=...
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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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How do I disable the screensaver/lock?

When I'm watching a film in Mythtv the screen turns to black every 10 - 15 mins and I have to log back into Ubuntu. Very annoying! How do I disable the black screen / screensaver / logout in Unity? ...
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Laptop getting too hot after installing kubuntu-desktop in ubuntu 16.04

I installed kubuntu-desktop 2 days ago and now my laptop is getting very very hot within 15 minutes even if i only run my browser. This problem remains even when i log in to unity. I have been using ...
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Bug fixing test/checker any tools in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Bug fixing test/checker any tools in ubuntu 16.04.Just,I want to know any process.
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Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut (...
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How to suppress or disable the shutdown option from indicator menu or shutdown dialog?

My goal is to allow user only to restart the system, and deny any shutdown (suspend, hibernate). I am running unity-2d. I 've managed to deny suspend and hibernate with polkit policy files like ...
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Launcher Auto-hide not working in Ubuntu 15.10

It simply is not working. It hides with enabling "atuo-hide" feature in setting>appearance but it doesn't re-appear. What have I done: 1) Keep moving cursor as to escape out left side of display 2) ...
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Why this behavior with Nautilus Launcher in 14.04?

Silly and inconsequential, but ... I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. When I right click on the file drawer icon for Nautilus on the launcher, I don't get a consistent response. Sometimes, I'll see ...
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Unity-Ubuntu 16.04 dock and panel disappeared

This happened somewhere when I switched to using Processor microcode firmware for Intel CPUs... in the Additional Drivers Settings, or uninstalled a system app called ibus. I cannot revert back now, ...
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Unity starting on top of i3?

I'm on a fresh install of Ubuntu. Straight out of the box I decided to install i3. I restarted my computer, logged in using i3, but unity seemed to be running on top of this? I've taken some photos ...
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nautilus windows don't show up in Launcher

For some time now when I open a Nautilus window, no icon appears in the Launcher, and when Alt-Tabing, the Nautilus windows are ignored too. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity. EDIT: I'm no longer ...
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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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Purging purging - and then problems? [on hold]

I have Ubuntu 16.04 in a virtual machine, testing it out for me to then install it as my main OS. I have purging from it the things I believe I do not need, carefully analyzing what can be purged ...
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Prevent opening a new Gedit windows for each workspace

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, setup with 3 desktop workspaces. Each time I'm trying to edit a new file, I'm having an inconsistent behaviour, that works something like this: If there is another Gedit ...
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How can I automatically add workspaces, only if I need them?

Assume I am using 4 workspaces and I incidentally need more, is there an automated process or, if impossible, an easy way to incidentally add more workspaces (instead of installing Ubuntu tweak etc. ...
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Add Secondary Monitor (Nvidia 367.27, 16.04, DisplayPort)

The Nvidia driver fails (I've tried 367, 364, 361) when I attach a monitor to the mini displayport. As soon as I do that, the UI changes... I think Unity fails to load given all the fonts change, ...
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Help with installing Node.js on ubuntu unity

As the title suggests I need help with installing node.js on my acer chromebook with ubuntu unity, which is updated to the latest version. I need this for school and this is literally my first time ...
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Install ubuntu-desktop dependencies problem

I have added this repository ppa:gurqn/systray-trusty to my Ubuntu 14.04. After this I performed an apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. But soon after I decided to remove installed packages from ...
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How to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04 starting from the netboot image?

I want to install the equivalent of Live CD Ubuntu 16.04, starting with the netboot image The install is via preseeded PXE boot. In the preseed I've tried the ubuntu-desktop task: tasksel tasksel/...
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Rebind Super+C shortcut

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 Can I rebind the Super+C (search photos) shortcut somehow? I uninstalled the photo lens, but the Launcher keeps opening with "Search photos". The way described here: Disable ...
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How to restore default Unity [duplicate]

I was messing around with Compiz Settings Manager and result of that is that I cant see my panel bar, cant use alt+tab or start button. Is there a way to restore default Ubuntu environment? I will be ...
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No Unity and icons/windows flicker since last 16.04 update

So I have a problem that is identical to the one reported here. However, the posted solution did not fix the problem and I'm trying to figure out how to fix it now. Logging in TTY1, I went to see /...
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How to put unity launcher on in different positions on different monitors

I have two monitors: One is a large 2560x1600 monitor, which I use as my main monitor and do most work on, and the other is a 1360x768 monitor set up vertically for use as an 'off' monitor - for ...
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Re-enable keyboard shortcuts “first login” cheat-sheet

How can you make the "first login" keyboard shortcuts pop-up re-appear at the next login (or make it re-appear at every login)? I know you can pull up the cheat-sheet by pressing and holding the ...
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unable to set lock screen in ubuntu 16.04?

I am using dconf-editor to change my lock screen , but it always falls back to default one. I'd tried every method that's possible using dconf-editor, but unable to do so . what's the possible way to ...
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How do I change the LightDM unity-greeter wallpaper behavior?

Ubuntu 16.04 x86_64 This is not how to change the login screen wallpaper, or how to stop dynamic wallpaper switching. This is how to set the default behavior from "Scale" (or whatever the current ...
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Problems with 14.04 most recent updates and possibly kernel

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I am using working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have been using Ubuntu for a little over a year now, I am ...