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Nautilus fonts went big. 14.04

After a reboot my nautilus left bar (with bookmars: home, documents, ect..) has big fonts. I tried to reset nautilus and unity but the font still big. Tried to remove all .conf dir but nothing. Also ...
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How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus

How can I add a folder to the launcher for quick access to it. In this particular case I wish to drag it to the launcher.
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Try to boot, blank screen, backlight on and I can see the cursor

Okay, so I tried to uninstall the GNOME launcher on my laptop, now when I try to get on, the gnome symbol pops up for a brief second, then it goes blank, all I can see is the cursor, and 'system ...
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How to add a keyboard modifier state applet to Unity panel?

I am a KDE user thinking about moving to Unity. Due to manual disability, I use sticky keys and in KDE I have an applet in the system panel which shows which modifier keys are active. I remember that ...
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Permanently set keyboard layout options with setxkbmap in gnome/unity

Ubuntu 13.101 (and maybe upstream gnome) introduced very annoying bug: pressing keyboard layout switch shortcut makes focus go away to some system window, then back to window where shortcut was ...
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Indicator multiload applet causes excessive compiz/CPU usage

Most of the compiz cycles consumed on my system are caused by "indicator-multiload". This has been a problem for me since, at least, 12.04. I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on an Asus laptop with the AMD/ATI ...
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Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

When I login, nothing happens. I am presented with my desktop wallpaper. No Dash, no Launcher, nothing.
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Corrupted graphics in icons, info boxes and bash in Ubuntu 12.04

I've recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit, as you can see in the screen shot, some icons are pixelated, as well as the bash and the infoboxes that appear when you hover over an icon. My ...
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How can I change Unity's super-t binding to something else?

First, I've tried searching several threads to find the answer, but I couldn't find one that solved my problem, so I'm opening a new one here. I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 with the new Unity ...
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Unity HUD doesn't work on Firefox, but works on other applications

I click Alt and access the HUD and regardless of what I type, I get no results at all. The HUD is working on other applications like Writer, Banshee, Corebird and even Thunderbird. It's Firefox 33.0, ...
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Unity doesn't start and reconfiguration fails

I have a problem with unity that took me one day to approximatively solve. Approximatively means that it is not convenient and I need to fully fix the problem. I have bought a viper computer. I ...
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Create apps for unity menu

I am new with Ubuntu, I just added it to my PC and I want to create application in the unity menu bar (I want a ping tester to be clear). What I want to know is : Which langage use to create this ...
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Xampp installation on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I want to install lampp but don't know how to install it. Can I get some help for installing lampp on my Ubuntu.
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Task bar and Launch bar disappearing Ubuntu 14.04

Seconds after its starts that the task bar and the launch bar were disapeared. And it get me unable to reboot, to close apps and access to application launcher. I think that is probably an update ...
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How to disable Raise-on-Click in Trusty?

When a windowed app has focus and I click a maximized app below it, I'd like to set focus to the maximized window but for the windowed app to remain in the foreground. I recently upgraded (by means ...
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sizing unity window issue when running as VM under virtualbox

installed ubuntu on VM (virtualBox). How do I get the right screensize without losing real estate from the ununtu desktop within the vm virtualbox window. Can't see the full desktop.
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Ubuntu search not finding any files

I've noticed that the search indexes only those files which have previously been opened with some application. For example, searching for a presentation returns 0 results initially, but once I ...
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Installed Gnome Shell desktop environment on Ubuntu 14.04 but its not working?

I had installed the gnome shell desktop environment on my Ubuntu 14.04 but its not working. I had been told that after installing it; I would be getting options at the log in time -'asking me' which ...
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no wired connction icon show on my computer

I'm using the latest version of GNOME on ubuntu 14.04 and connected to a wired connection. what to my surprise is there is no wired connection icon in the top right corner. I didn't uninstall the ...
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Global smooth scrolling

Mac has native smooth scrolling (animation when you scroll something). I really like that thing. Is there a way to enable smooth scrolling, globally, in Ubuntu? When I say globally I mean, enable it ...
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all menu dissapeared after python uninstallation

I uninstalled Python3(in ubuntu 14.04) using:- sudo apt-get autoremove python3 After reboot, all menu were gone. Only the desktop icons are visible. The Launcher isn't working. Even Ctrl+Alt+T ...
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“Unable to load session 'ubuntu'” in 12.04

I removed Unity via the Software Store and rebooted. Now I got the following error: unable to load session 'ubuntu' I can't log in as guest either.
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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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cannot open “startup applications”

I cannot open the startup applications program. Its present when I search for it in the dash but it wont open. I even tried using gnome-session-properties but I get the following message. More info:i ...
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Ubuntu freezes after removing Gnome

My first Linux experience is Ubuntu 14.04.Since I got bored with Unity,I changed my desktop environment to Gnome.After a while,I removed Gnome and returned to Unity.But now,I cannot change my ...
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Way to disable launcher-popups without installing new software?

I'd like to disable the pop-up that appears when I move my mouse over a Launcher-Icon. The popups always cover up stuff I'm trying to look at. In this screenshot, I want to disable the popup that ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 doesn't restart properly or hangs at restart [on hold]

I using 64-bit ubuntu 14.04.1 on my asus x550lc notebook. Everytime I restart the system freezes(hangs).
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How to enable sticky windows?

I remember some desktops had a sticky windows feature, where windows close to eachother would snap together at their border and 'stick'. How can this be enabled in Ubuntu?
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Unity launcher does not find executable

When I try to seek some executable application by the Unity Launcher it not found any application! I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Example: I press the super key and type "Firefox", but he seeks no ...
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How can I keep my Unity always the latest version?

I tryed to update my packages by typing " apt-get update/ upgrade/ dist-upgrade ", but my Unity isn't the latest version. I also searched about it but there's nothing telling how to upgrade to the ...
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Unity not working. No panels nor file menus. (Can't register object 'org.gnome.Shell' yet as we don't have a connection, waiting for it…)

Pastebin file http://pastebin.com/UTeLDG3v Thing is i get errors like these. WARN 2014-06-17 15:59:45 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:579 Can't register object 'org.gnome.Shell' yet as ...
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Borderless mode shift window outside of screen. How to hide top and left unity bars?

Thats wired. It seam Unity override screen composition so that app (game) that use full screen window size, do not occupy whole screen (expected behaviour), but whats left after Unity took space for ...
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Application launches but no longer appears on monitor (only visible in ALT-TAB menu)

I had a dual monitor setup up until recently. After booting back up with just one monitor, one (at least) of my applications launches but doesn't show on the monitor I'm actually using. When I ALT+TAB ...
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Unity 3d not available on Ubuntu 12.04 with ATI Radeon 4570 card

I have a Dell Studio 1555 with ATI Radeon HD 4570 card in it. Upon running Unity Support Test, it says Unity 3D is not supported. shantanu@GreenHead:~$ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p OpenGL ...
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How can I move all the window controls to the right (or left)?

Downloaded Ubuntu tweak and set window controls to the right side. Only some programs follow the rule. Pidgin as an example has window controls on the right. But Chrome, Thunderbird, Geany, still have ...
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high vram memory unity/compiz with nvidia

I run my desktop at the high resolution of 1920x1200 and am finding the vram usage is very high; nearly all my graphics memory (~200-220mb used). I'm checking my vram usage with the nvidia xserver ...
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How to have multiple instance of unity-settings-daemon

Is there a way to have another running unity-settings-daemon on a different $DISPLAY. I tried --display=:1 but I always got this error. ** (unity-settings-daemon:xxxx): WARNING **: Name taken or bus ...
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After upgrading to 14.04, I get “System program problem detected” and no Unity launcher

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 I manage to login but I get a "System program problem detected" and no Unity launch bar. I delete all entries under /var/crash but the following crash file ...
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When i open my drive in linux it can't open ,what i do [duplicate]

Error mounting /dev/sda2 at /media/rajeev/A480692B80690560: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,dmask=0077,fmask=0177" "/dev/sda2" ...
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Removing shadow between launcher and panel

How do I remove that shadow? Looks very ugly.
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Unity doesn't start for only one account

I have several accounts in my Ubuntu 14.04. Only for one of of them, after login, unity doesn't start. I can only see the desktop background and the mouse icon. I tried all the solutions in: Problems ...
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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Disable unity-greeter dynamic switching (12.04)

Ubuntu 12.04 Unity greeter has introduced selected user dynamic background, that means that when selecting a user from the available users list the background will change to reflect the selected ...
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reinstall ubuntu-desktop after removing gnom*

i have laptop with ubuntu 14.04 i tried to install gnome to try it and after a while i wanted to remove it so i used the following command apt-get remove gnom* i rebooted and before the ...
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how to get the update manager window visible?

I can see from the launcher that the Update Manager is running - it has the little triangle by it. However, I am having trouble seeing the window. If I click on it from one desktop, it switches to ...
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How to add running program icon to left-side bar? [duplicate]

As in question, how can we assign an icon here? Regards
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How can I set default terminal used in Unity?

How can I set the default terminal used in Unity? I would like to use the Ctrl+Alt+T hotkey to start a non-default terminal. The default terminal is gnome-terminal. Where can I change the default ...
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How can I remove web-apps? (Not thewhole feature, but certain web-apps)

How can I remove web-apps? (Not the whole feature, but certain web-apps)
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Conky Harmattan isn't displayed after launch

I've just downloaded Conky Harmattan, and followed the instructions for the installation, on my Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Desktop. After launch (that is: conky), conky isn't displayed at all. I've ...
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resolution problem after updating ubuntu and virtualbox

I updated virtualbox and guest additions and I believe sudo apt-get upgrade after this I can't use both monitors when 3d is enabled: Requested size (3840, 1080) exceeds 3D hardware limit (1024, ...