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Shutdown just logging out

I have an older hp pavilion all in one pc and after upgrading to 15.04 whenever I tell the computer to shutdown while in unity (haven't tried other DEs) it goes to the login screen as if I'd only ...
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How to add options to unity launcher in Ubuntu 14.04LTS?

I couldn't find format option when I right click on my pen-drive in Ubuntu 14.04. I think it was available in earlier versions of Ubuntu. So now I would like to add Format option i.e when I right ...
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Ubuntu LTSP - no icons and top panel

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit desktop, to use as an LTSP server. I've configured networks and everything and thin clients connect to it, but after logging in there is only the background image. I ...
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When creating a launcher item in 15.04, what is the significance of quotes in the file path?

I'm trying to make an icon for Sublime Text 2. When I use the settings below I get "There was an error launching the application" [Desktop Entry] Name=Sublime Text Type=Application ...
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New mail notification changed to a blue string in the upper left corner

After recent update my new mail notification is changed to a very simple blue line in the upper left corner of the screen. Any ideas how can I change it back to a normal Unity notification? I'm on ...
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How to change web browser's tab bar background color or image?

Running Precise. I am tweaking the ambiance theme to my taste. Yet I can't locate where I can modify the background color of the browser's tab bar (I suspect its value instruction to be somewhere in ...
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How to remove header bar after purge Ubuntu-gnome-desktop

I have installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop in Ubuntu 14.04(unity). After couple of days I decided to remove gnome-shell. So I run the following command. sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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Problems with most recent updates

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I have been using Ubuntu for about 2 years now, I am still learning coding and commands, and learning the ...
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From xubuntu to ubuntu then from 15.04 to 15.10, cant login on unity, got a xfc4 error

So after testing the upgrade on my laptop and seeing that my softwares were still updating I decided to migrate my main PC to 15.10. So after the reboot, i end up on he login page, i can only choose ...
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Chrome is freezing Ubuntu when opening a tab or restarting

This just started happening yesterday. I didn’t knowingly change anything although I have auto-update enabled in Ubuntu. I can start chrome fine, it will work for a while, but then I open a tab and ...
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How to remove unity launcher border color?

Does anyone know how to remove the cyan border? It's a part of my wallpaper, but I don't want to change it.
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How can I use three fingers to drag on the touchpad of a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 14.04, with Unity on it. By default, Unity has a three-finger gesture that invokes the Alt-Tab launcher. But I really like the OS X-style three-finger drag gesture. ...
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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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How to hide unity launcher border line

I'm on 14.04. I have my launcher on full transparency and I've hidden the containing boxes, and to complete the picture and have the icons completely hovering, it'd be nice to hide the border line or ...
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Install KDE DE without any effect on unity

Yesterday I installed KDE in ubuntu 14.04 and I was quite pleased. Then I realised that the KDE install had messed up with fonts and all I had were ugly looking fonts (in Chrome and Firefox to be ...
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Using right mouse button/opening preferences crashes most applications

I've tried to compile Metview from sources (there's no package for Ubuntu, only Fedora, OpenSuse,RHEL, CentOS) and it seems that during that operation, I broked my system (I guess, because I do not ...
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Themes & Icons not loading after logging in quickly

So this is a funny one, I guess. What am I running? Ubuntu 15.04 / Kernel 3.19 On what am I running? ASUS Zenbook ux303ln As the title says, the theme and icon style, specified in the unity tweak ...
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No Launcher at all, just blank desktop (with bg image) [duplicate]

So, okay, I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 and this just came out yesterday when the launcher disappeared. I cant right click on screen 'cause nothing happens, I can open TTY with ctrl+alt F1, F2 and so ...
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How to get a different Unity Launcher with different icons on each workspace?

I read through the various answers to having separate desktop folders in each Workspace using Screenlets, devilspie, or CCSM ... but that's not the answer to my question. I installed 14.04 LTS a few ...
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How to disable horizontal mouse wheel scrolling when mouse is over horizontal scrollbar

When I'm scrolling around code, I sometimes put my mouse over the horizontal scrollbar and then the mouse wheel scrolls horizontally which is not what I'm used to. More annoyingly, the two-finger ...
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login loop and gnome shell unmet dependencies [on hold]

I am trying to come back to the Unity desktop after installing Gnome 3 from a PPA. I have re-installed ubuntu-session but there are still some unmet dependencies. Also, when I try to login I get ...
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Unable to login from text based or graphics based TTY

I am on Ubuntu 15.4 with plain old boring Unity. I am having the exact same problem as this user describes, where entering my password will cause the screen to go black before reloading back at the ...
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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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Unity hangs at login after upgrade to 15.04

This appears to be an issue for many. None of the suggested soloutions have worked for me: cant-login-to-ubuntu-14-04-after-upgrade The permissions and state of .Xauthority & .ICEauthority are ...
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Screen completely glitches out when I plug/unplug monitor with laptop on

I have a mobile i7 running Ubuntu 15.04, and I have a 3 monitor set up including the laptop. Now, everything used to be fine: I could come home from College with my laptop still on and plug in my ...
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how to make docky available only in one workspaces?

Is there a way to make docky available only in one workspace and not in any other workspace in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Is it possible to run xmonad inside unity?

I would like to have xmonad control my window behavior, but still have the ubuntu panel at the top of the screen. Is this feasible?
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Rebooting caused theme to look like Windows 95 or Gnome Classic

My PC has recently received a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 install. There is nothing else on the PC apart from a very basic setup of 13.04. After rebooting, I noticed so many problems with the way Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu-desktop: unmet dependencies

I tried to install Gnome on ubuntu 13.04 using these guide (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/gnome-3-8-ppa-for-ubuntu-gnome). It didn't work very well (there were some glitches), so I tried ...
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Starting eclipse from unity launcher

I downloaded the eclipse from its site. And extracted in home folder. For the first time when I opened it, it worked fine. Then I locked it to launcher. Now it's not starting when I click on launcher ...
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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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Changing icon font size/colour in 14.04

How can I change the desktop icon font size/colour to something more readable? At the moment, icon text looks like this: unity-tweak-tool (as mentioned in How do I change fonts and adjust their ...
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How to improve Ubuntu 14.04 LTS boot time on a laptop?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on my lenevo G505S laptop. As it, there are many complaints of this laptop not being able to handle ubuntu properly. I have some of mine. Every time I turn on my ...
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customize ubuntu [on hold]

I'm new migrant from windows to linux and I've chosen ubuntu 14 but I faced too many problems that I can't deal with. I can't work on unity because it's sucks and I can't point to small icons on the ...
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How to Remove Webbrowser Without Uninstalling Unity Webapps?

I want to save disk space by removing unwanted applications such as webbrowser(I use firefox). however, after sudo apt-get uninstalling or purging I can't open unity tweak tool, and by reinstalling ...
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Top right icons messed up Ubuntu 13.04 64bit [duplicate]

First time posting a question here so if I fail, please excuse me and of course notify me about my mistake. My situation is that currently I'm on holiday in Spain and I installed Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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Window placement ubuntu shortcuts in Microsoft OS [on hold]

I work with both Ubuntu and MS Windows. I love the Ubuntu shortcuts like ctrl + alt + rightarrow which moves windows to the left half ctrl + alt + NumPad9 which moves the window to the top ...
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How to use put command in tftp

How to use put command in tftp to send file to server host in that articular directory remotely ,
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No modules in /lib/modules Linaro Deskotp

I am trying to run Linaro Ubuntu Desktop on an ARM embedded device - mainly for use of the Unity GUI. When I boot my device I get output to the screen and just before the boot process completes I ...
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How to remove an icon from Unity Dash?

I installed DbVisualize in Ubuntu 12.04. Now I don't want to use it anymore, so I deleted the folder "DBVisualizer" in my Home folder. Problem is I can still see the icon in the Dash. How could I ...
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How to remove icons/shortcuts from Unity menu?

I have installed Chromium and Tweet Deck on it (trough Chrome Store), now I uninstalled Tweet Deck and after that Chromium, the problem is, when I installed Tweet Deck it asked me if I want to create ...
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If I open Unity tweak tool, it mentions com.canonical.unity.webapps is missing [duplicate]

following message appears: If I press okay, nothing happens. What do I have to do?
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How to recover data from a formatted ubuntu harddisk?

I acidently formatted ubuntu 12.04 (unity) system and installed windows server 2008 R2 and that ubuntu contains important data how to recover data from the ubuntu file system??? Please give me some ...
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How do I use a shell command as a launcher shortcut? [duplicate]

The following command from terminal works perfectly: sh /home/flux/Downloads/TeamSpeak3-Client-linux_amd64/ts3client_runscript.sh How would I go about adding this as a shortcut, so I can open ...
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How do I reset my unity configuration on 15.04?

I've been googling many answers to this question, such as the various suggestions up and down http://askubuntu.com/a/202020/99436, and none of them are working for me. They might work for you. They ...
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Starting Teamviewer 10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I was able to get Teamviewer 10 installed in a chroot of Trusty-unity (using sudo gdebi teamviewer_linux.deb), however when I attempt to start it it fails with "The TeamViewer daemon is not running! ...
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The flickering in unity launcher search box

Whenever I try to write something in the search box on the Unity launcher, the screen flickers and the search process slows down a bit. Do I need to install additional softwares for my old graphics ...
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intel_powerclamp: Start/Stop forced idle injection

I do not really knows when it started, i just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and was about to do something about graphics performances (unity felt sluggish). That situation already lasted for 6 months I ...
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How to reset font size in ubuntu 14.04?

After my last update and restart ubuntu changed the font size to a very small one! How can I change it back to normal? as you can see over the red it is very small
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Purged Program Still Appears In Unity Search

I purged a program but it still shows up in the Unity search. How do I stop it from showing up in the Unity search?