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Problem with dialog windows and different workspaces

I have 9 workspaces. Usually Google Chrome is on 1-st workspace. But sometimes open new window of Google Chrome on some other workspace, let say 3-rd. Then I click something that will open new Dialog ...
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How to configure GNOME 3 to show icons on desktop

In Ubuntu 11.04, files in /home/user/Desktop appear as icons on the desktop. It seems that they do not under GNOME 3 using GNOME Shell (for example on Fedora 15). How do I configure that? Update: ...
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Unity command runner

I'm searching for command runner for Unity. I known that there is default runner under shortcut ALT + F2. But as it was explained in that question Run command don't run command line programs it ...
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Run command don't run command line programs

In Unity there is some menu called "Execute a command", which could be run by shortcut ALT + F2. It is working fine only when I try to use it to run UI programs like e.g. gedit. It is completely not ...
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Prohibiting changing of home page and launcher

I want to be able to prohibit the change of the order of the icons in the launcher and from people changing the home page in firefox. Is there a way to do this? So far I figured out a way to do it so ...
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Unity freeze after a failed update [on hold]

I was updating my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when one of my child forcefully shut down my laptop by long pressing power button. Now when I start Ubuntu, it allows me to either log in as administrator, or as ...
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Mysql accessing issues

I've installed Mysql-5.6.19 in my Ubuntu 14.04 by downloading from mysql official website but after installing it I am not able to find where is the application & how can I start it & write ...
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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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Workspace indicator that works with more than 4 workspaces?

I'm using ubuntu with more than the default 4 workspaces. The workspace indicator icon in the left sidebar only shows 4 workspaces. So i can't see in which workspace I'm currently are. Is there a ...
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Tried Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 13.10. How can I get Unity back?

I am running 13.10 and installed GNOME 3.10 with the gnome3-next ppa from Team GNOME, as explained in an article on Webupd8. How can I get back to Unity? I did a ppa purge and now sort of have ...
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How do I switch between Xfce and unity?

How do I switch between Xfce and unity, after I installed Unity form the Software Center? I've looked online and experimented and failed to find a the answer for this. How do I switch from Xfce to ...
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14.04 - Black borders, black terminal [on hold]

This question is clearly realted to this one. However, I tried the suggested approaches and neither of them worked. Let me explain what happend: I'm using an Asus notebook with an integrated NVIDIA ...
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Light alternative for Unity clock applet (netbook)?

Default clock applet is heavy based on evolution ( I think it is provided by this package )indicator-datetime. For this reason, on on Ubu 14.04, it is sucking about 30mb of ram ( as for htop info ) ...
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Cant install unity-control-center after update to 14.04

I was running 12.04 then upgraded to 14.04 and tried to reinstall unity-control-center but i get: unity-control-center: Depends: libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (>= 1:0.99.1) but 1:4.0-0ubuntu11 is to be ...
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Best game engine for Ubuntu? [on hold]

I'm looking for the most widely used game engine for Ubuntu perhaps on par with Unity engine. I've been searching and there are quite a few I just need some help deciding on which one to use I found a ...
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How do I get the good ol' timezone world map back?

This is the biggest thing I miss from Gnome 2 – the world map with daylight and location markers of favourite cities, followed by a list of timezones with weather status! Shame on whoever thought it ...
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Mouse cursor sometimes is some pixel over its real position

I'm on 14.04 / Unity. I can't say how to replicate or which are contingent conditions, but sometimes my mouse coursor is some pixel upper than its real position, so if I click on an object, probably ...
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How to refresh launcher icon application menu in ubuntu 12.04?

After modifying a desktop file in /usr/share/applications, I need to refresh the launcher icon application menu so that my modification shows up. For the sake of clarity, the menu that should get ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not detect my battery to start

Ubuntu 14.04 does not detect battery to start. My laptop is an acer Extensa 5630z Intel Pentim Dual CPU T3400 2.16 Ghz x 2. 32 bits I have unity active. I have daemon.plugins.power ...
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Unity3d & Unity WebPlayer Can't get these working

I'm trying to get Unity3d work on Ubuntu 14.04 and also Unity Webplayer. As a young Game developer, its very important I have Unity (Game Engine) so I can continue to make games. I tried Installing ...
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Vertical line of white pixels between launcher and maximized application (Firefox)

Is this a bug or is it expected? How can it be solved if it's not expected?
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X server in Ubuntu

What is X-server software in Ubuntu, I want to install oracle 12c dbms software but before installing I need to start X-server software, can anybody tell any easier way to install the software.
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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Update broke graphics driver, no GL, no Unity 3D, GeForce 610M

About a month ago an automatic update and a seven day-streak with no reboot somehow broke my graphics capabilities, rendering me Unity 2D'd and video-game-less. I suspect it is to do with driver ...
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Can I uninstall Gnome?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity as DE installed on my PC. But I recently found out that Gnome DE is installed, too. I don't need Gnome, never use it, so I wannt to remove it. Can I do this without ...
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Desktop not working Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm using Unity for quite some time now but for the past few days now I do not see anything on my Desktop, Unity itself seems to be working fine, my Launcher still works and my top-bar works fine as ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Notification incorrectly displayed

I have a problem with my notifications on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The notifications are just plain text with a colored background, and are also strangely placed in the top left corner. I have no idea on how ...
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Transparency in Viewport Switch Preview [on hold]

How to make viewports transparent? It's not comfortable not to see a background during a switching.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and DisplayLink DL3900 chipset

Do I have a chance to get the displayLink adapter (chipset 14.04) working under ubuntu 14.04? I found only articles for ubuntu 13.04. Is it the same under 14.04?
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Unity doesn't load after fresh installation

I'm trying to get Ubuntu to work on my laptop the second time and I'm getting very frustrated. The Ubuntu desktop loads for me but I can't really do anything. Before I started following the ...
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Why are my launcher and panel all glitchy when I open dash since updating my nVidia drivers?

As you can see in the image, launcher and my panel look a bit glitchy when I open dash. I have used unity-tweak-tool to set the transparency to static blur on dash, and this always worked in the ...
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How to monitor network speed of remote system on unity panel?

I have a linux-based dd-wrt router that connects my home network with outside world. I'd like to see, what is the current network load on the router in a convenience of the tray (a.k.a. indicator ...
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Ubuntu settings mess up after trying Kubuntu

I am trying Kubuntu on my computer, but then I come back again to Unity and when I do, configuration keeps some of KDE's settings: General window and indicator fonts are smaller and thinner; they're ...
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Two Black Screens on Triple Monitor Setup with fglrx and fglrx-updates

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome 3 (but this also happens with Unity). However, once I login, only the center monitor (primary) will work. The other two monitors are black, but they do show ...
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How to restore Firefox download progress bar in Unity launcher?

Firefox used to be better integrated with Unity: when downloading it would show the number of files and a progress bar. This was achieved through the Unityfox add-on, but it no longer works and the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - How to Fix the Ubuntu Appearance

I have played with XFCE and KDE and after uninstalling them I was left with some problems with my default Ubuntu desktop. I have attached some photos here to show you what I mean. I would like to ...
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How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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How can I edit Nautilus Places sidebar and Unity QuickList?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with Nautilus 3.6 and I want to edit the Nautilus Places sidebar menu (Not Bookmarks). By default have the following items: Recent, Home, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, ...
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Can I disable Dash and HUD hotkeys when fullscreen (in DOSBox)?

I'd like to know if its possible to disable the global hotkeys (Start and Alt) for Unity features while running applications in fullscreen under DOSBox. If possible, it would be nice to disable them ...
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Is there a big difference between Ubuntu with GNOME Shell and Ubuntu GNOME Remix?

I want to try Ubuntu (tried different distro's many times before), but none were really to my liking. I always seem to be drawn to Ubuntu, thanks to the PPA's and software. What I don't like is Unity, ...
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Universal appindicator wrapper

Suffering from ditched system tray support in 13.04. :( Is it technically possible to create universal appindicator wrapper for arbitrary application which supports only system tray icon? Maybe there ...
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ubuntu 14.04 unity desktop without panel and launcher

Now after having succeeded to make running the new Ubuntu 14.04 I see, that Unity seems not to work (the desktop appears without launcher and panel). Gnome is working. CCSM is possible to open under ...
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Is it possible to update the app indicator from code?

I use ruby-libappindicator bindings to manage ubuntu application indicators. I want to indicate if port 3000 is used by any application. Port checking isn't a problem but I also need to update the ...
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How can I get System Monitor Indicator to display temperature?

System Monitor Indicator comes with options to display CPU load, memory usage, and other system stats, but currently does not include an option to display temperature (of the CPU, HDD, SSD, GPU, ...
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Disable annoying global menu shortcuts

I would like to disable Alt+[key] from triggering the global menu categorie on Ubuntu 14.04 (for example the Alt+h combination triggers the help menu). I have unactivated numbers of unity features ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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attribute error python _LEAPMOTION [on hold]

for the following python code : def on_frame(self, controller): # Get the most recent frame and report some basic information frame = controller.frame() if not frame.hands.is_empty: # Get the first ...
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Unity launcher doesn't appear in VNC session

I'd like to have a unity desktop accessible via VNC on a precise server machine I have running. I installed the ubuntu-desktop package. I'm launching a VNC session with the following in my ...
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Minecraft Frozen [duplicate]

I am having a problem with Minecraft on Xubuntu 14.04. I downloaded Minecraft 1.7.10, and it closes the launcher and enters the game. There it gets stuck at the Mojang loading screen. I have tried ...
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What is the Amazon Browser in 14.04

In a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, there is an Amazon browser in the Unity sidebar and a "Browser" in Dash. I don't know how to find the source and name of these browsers. I'd expect that they're ...