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Unity doesn't load - no Launcher or Dash appears

I am currently studying question like : Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears. I've tried the answers, but unable to solve my problem. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my simple ...
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Window isn't always Bring to front

Wondering if this is a feature or can be configuration. Ubuntu doesn't always bring applications to the front sometimes it 'shakes the icon in the launcher' Seems to depend if the application is ...
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After installing Gnome, icons in Unity changes

I install Gnome via apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-gnome-desktop. After I rebooted, my Unity now look very weird. All icons are replaced by Gnome icons. Is there a way to get my Unity back to ...
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Custom LiveCD add application to unity launcher in iso file

How do I configure the default applications on the unity launcher on a 14.04.1 LiveCD? Is it in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/10_ubuntu-settings.gschema.override? If I add the favorite app name in the ...
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Unity configure a desktop to occupy only part of the physical screen

Iḿ not sure if my question explains what I would like to do so please: I find myself constantly working with two different applications at the same time and if I want to see them both simultaneously, ...
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How to change default monitor

I have an Asus laptop with intergrated intel graphics and a nvidia GEFORCE GTX 760m. Im using the intergrated monitor aswell as a monitor hooked up with HDMI. They're both working fine i just can't ...
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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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Problem with double click on title bar or right click on it or Any window washed out and disappear in Ubuntu 14.04

I run over the following problem in Ubuntu 14.04: When I right click, or double click title bar of a nautilus, or at any opened window, or any browser window and so on, it shade and disappear. Image ...
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Lost GUI after installed GTK. Gets warning-“System running in low graphics mode”

am using ubuntu 14.4.0 64 bit. yesterday i installed GTK, Glibc and it's dependencies. including, libffi-dev, libcairo2-dev, libtiff-dev, flex, bison, xorg-dev, libatk-bridge2.0 finally ...
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Unable to run custom Launcher entry which should run app as root

I'm trying to add an option to my Launcher which would open the application as root. My /usr/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop entry looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 ...
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how to restore default graphic driver configuration

I am running ubuntu 14 on a mac machine. recently I notice compiz was too slow, so I changed from default generic driver to propietary. after that, I got a blank screen. I am able to enter recovery ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 64bit and vlc 2.1.4 screensaver keeps coming on

Greets All I have ubuntu 14.04 64bit running vlc 2.1.4, using unity desktop and xscreensaver installed from the software center. (Gnome screen-saver is not installed.) Whenever I play a video in ...
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Software updater doesn't display Ubuntu 14.04

I have the weirdest problem. Software Updater will occasionally not display in Unity on 14.04. If I manually start Software Updater everything works fine, but if there are updates and the window ...
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association window <-> .desktop file <-> launcher entry

I'm trying to integrate my JS code with unity using low level dbus messaging. I'm able to set launcher icon properties (progress, count, menu etc) for known .desktop files ( for example, ...
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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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Issues with Ubuntu Unity

When I boot into Ubuntu on my Dell Dimension 9100 with Nvidia 7300 le graphics, everything works fine until I login, then unity freezes after a few seconds. I need some way to boot into Ubuntu in ...
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Firefox-like Global Menu Integration

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. The original Firefox integrate with Unity perfectly. I want to use Palemoon, but unfortunately, it has no integration with unity/global menu. I tried to look at the default ...
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Can't make intel hd 4000 drivers to work

After replacing my xserver with sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg I can't get my Intel HD 4000 card to work in 12.04. Or ...
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How do I adjust transparency of background windows?

When I switch away from windows (with alt-tab), they seem to turn semi-transparent. When I have a number of windows stacked (but not taking up the full screen), some of the ones behind the (opaque) ...
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dash doesn't show askubuntu search results on 14.04

Unfortunatly I get no search results from askubuntu, although it should be integrated in unity-scope-home. Could anybody explain how to reconfigure the dash to get it working? I tried reinstalling ...
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How do i theme new Header-bar for gtk3 compnents?

in my themes i do now have header-bars definiton . I don't get the ambiance code in this point. I did see that they aren' t exactly like normal toolbars. and don' t behave like ones. Can someone ...
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Failed to load session “ubuntu”, How to solve this problem?

i tried using Alt+Clt+f1 it shows welcome to 12.04.5 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.0.0-32-generic i686) do-release-upgrade sudo apt-get -f install sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity-2d sudo ...
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Unity Launcher and Menu Bar disappeared in 14.04

The menu bar and Unity launcher have disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04. Also cannot access the terminal via ctrl + alt + t. I have tried every solution for this issue that I can find, from re-installing ...
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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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Separate icons for Chrome and Hangouts in Unity

Is there a way to have separate icons for Chrome and Hangouts in Unity? All my Chrome windows and Hangouts chats are combined under the Chrome icon. I swear I've seen them separate before, but I ...
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Multi Monitor Issues after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04

I just performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I have 3 Nvidia Quadro Cards powering three monitors. I used nvidia-settings to enable the three monitors: *NOTE: The forum will not let me post the ...
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I can't change my desktop settings

The background settings (right click on wallpaper) seem to be locked. I can't change nothing, not even my wallpaper. Any ideas?
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Ubuntu freezes on wakeup after suspend

I have ubuntu 14.04 installed on hp elitebook 6930p with an intel integrated graphic controller, the probem is when resume the system from a suspended state it completely freezes and does not let me ...
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Please help install an Ubuntu desktop

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 base system on my IBM Thinkpad labtop. Then I installed the gnome-shell using apt-get, but it does not work: I have the error message "cannot open X windows manager". I ...
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How to hide Unity launcher from one workspace?

I want to keep launcher active only in main workspace. E.g. I like to keep Citrix window in full display mode without launcher (in workspace II).
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Unity having “Damaged Packages” upon reinstall over Gnome 3

When I got Gnome installed over Unity, on login I couldn't chose to return to the standard Unity desktop. Every time I attempt the simple sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I get the error Some ...
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Chrome shows two icons in Unity Launcher

I am a new Ubuntu user. I just installed 12.04. To get Chrome on the Launcher, I clicked the BFB and searched for Chrome, then dragged that icon to the Launcher. However, when I run Chrome, it creates ...
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Synaptic Package manager is not showing on Gnome desktop environment, though i installed it on unity

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I used unity desktop environment. Using synaptic package manager i installed Gnome desktop environment. Then I log in to gnome , and in the application menu Including Synaptic ...
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How to mute sound effects in 14.04 via the command line?

Using the command line, I want to mute the sound effects in Ubuntu 14.04. The GUI way of doing so is going to System Settings (unity-control-center), then going to the Sound Effects tab: The answer ...
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How does the Files & Folders search feature work in Ubuntu?

I only seem to be able to search for some folders. Most just won't show up. And I can't find any criteria for this, so I don't know whether it's a bug or some feature. For example, I can search for ...
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Network Manager Icon disappeared 14.04

So a couple of weeks ago my network manager icon stopped appearing; I still get automatically connected to my saved networks and the internet works fine, etc. If I go into System Settings and look at ...
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How do I set focus follows mouse?

Is there a way to set up "focus follows mouse" behavior in Unity?
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How do I get to Unity from full screen XBMC (w/o exiting the program)

Yes, this is a noob question, but that's how bad I am at navigating in Unity. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I have XBMC to start directly at login (the machine is used primarily as my media player), and to ...
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Theme doesn't propagate for several minutes after boot

I'm using Unity on a standard Ubuntu install on my desktop, dual booting through Refind. I've installed the FGLRX drivers to deal with some graphics corruption (and make my dual monitors work ...
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Disable Dash searching for files

I've looked fairly extensively, so I hope this isn't a duplicate. I'm wondering how to disable the Dash search from searching for individual files; I am fine with searching for folders and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Unity in user account, but in guest account

Yesterday I switched back from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 14.04 and after installation I faced the following problem: When I login with my user account Unity isn't loading. I can see no desktop elements - ...
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how to get fan stacks like in mac osx

My system: Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Unity desktop. Docky. Compiz and its setting manager. MAC OSX theme from Noobslabs. I want to have the ability to launch a fan stack like you find in MAC OSX ...
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Empty nvidia-settings after install v. 331.67 driver on Ubuntu 14.04?

I've followed this tutorial (with the following adjustments below) to install v. 331.67 nVidia driver. But get nvidia-settings (NVIDIA X Server Settings) empty... Then, before restart the PC, I make ...
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Ubuntu still shuts down after I plugged my charger in

On Kubuntu when my battery is dying and I plug my charger in, it says "All suspensions have been cancelled." On Ubuntu or more accurately, Unity-based distors, it still shuts down after plug in my ...
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How to lock without turning the screen (monitor) off?

Due to a recent bug, each time my screen turns off, I cannot get it back on. Currently, the screen starts turning off after the computer is locked - which effectively means that I cannot lock my ...
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Ubuntu keeps crashing very frequently, couldn't find cause as well as solution

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 before 8-10 days. At that time, it was running so smooth and fast. But then I wanted to try gnome desktop and so I installed gnome-shell, ubuntu-gnome-desktop. I didn't ...
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No acces to applications

I am trying Ubuntu and installed it in a Virtualbox under Windows 8.1. Everything seems to work fine, however in the upper left corner of the window "Applications", "Places", "System" and the like are ...
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Task bar and Launch bar disappearing Ubuntu 14.04

Since this morning, when I joyfully start up my PC with the best OS ever, I was surprised to see some seconds after its starts that the task bar and the launch bar were disapeared. And it get me ...
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Ubuntu 14.041 Gnome with Unity crashes when using Gnome-RDP

Ubuntu 14.041 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) on DellLatitude E650 series Ever since upgrading from 12.04 to 14.041, the Gnome desktop periodically crashes when I'm running Gnome RDP. It doesn't happen ...