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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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Shutdown button is not working as expected in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Generally when we click shutdown from top right menu, it gives option for restarting or shutting down. But in my case it simply logs off the user without any prompt. What could be the issue ?
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Load full screen image on boot and then close it

Is there any way (maybe with ImageMagik or something) to load a full screen image from a shell script and then close it? I have a media PC that loads kodi, mythTV and a few other things. I was hoping ...
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Can't move a window in Unity (it's stuck)!

Silly question, but I can't move my steam friends list window, the top bar is somehow underneath the main bar of unity at the top. In Windows you can right-click (or shift-click in Windows 7) and ...
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Ubuntu System Monitor

I'm doing a comparison about Windows OS and Ubuntu OS, and I know there is a "system monitor" in Ubuntu, can i know how it works and what is the function of it?
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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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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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Shema missing com.canonical.unity.webapps

My unity tweak tool (ubuntu 15.10) stopped working after the last autoremove. Other articles suggest to run sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-service or sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-common. ...
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Clickable Gnome-style notifications in Unity

I was looking for a way to get gnome style notifications in Unity. Or at least, if there´s a way of making the default Unity notifications interactive and clickable? As it is by default only a ...
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compiz crashing today

Running Ubuntu 15.10 32-bit under Parallels Desktop 11. I the updater today, which included a new kernel. After reboot the login screen comes up fine, but upon login, my desktop background and ...
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Desktop empty after login Ubuntu 14.04

I really need someone's help. I don't know what else to do, I've read all forums trying all sort of manipulations without managing to solve my problem. After my login my desktop is empty. I don't ...
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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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Window controls missing; Cannot maximise or minimize applications

Ubuntu 12.10 32 bits, fresh installation. How can I make Unity maximize or minimize a window? I see no button,option, anything, do I miss something big? Quick googling did not give me a piece of ...
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Enable fan control on ubuntu gnome and macbook pro

I come here after spending 3 good hours trying to make fan control work on a macbook pro and ubuntu gnome. Some time before, I installed ubuntu unity on this same computer and fan control began ...
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How i get graphics of start menu back?

Due to some reasons I lost graphics of start menu. It's background color which was transparent becomes black as shown in image. [ It happens after the gnome desktop package using sudo apt-get ...
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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 populate shortcuts in “load file” dialog?

Whenever an application is to open a file, I get an common open file dialog. This dialog has root, and my home folder in the left pane. I can access everything, but it would be nice to have ...
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installing Dash in Ubuntu-MATE

How can I install Unity components like DASH in Ubuntu-MATE desktop environment? I've tried searching the Web for this but didn't find any solution whether it is possible to install DASH package ...
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Force a window to be displayed on every workspace

I like to have VLC media player running in the top corner of the screen while I am working. I have already configured it to always be 'on top'. Now I am trying to figure out how to have it ...
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lightdm crash back to login Ubuntu 15.10

I tried the solution posted in Ubuntu 15.10 random lightdm crash but when I got to the step of reinstalling lightdm* a couple errors came up (I didn't write down what they were). Now I'm stuck in ...
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How do I create an application launcher without coding?

I want to create a launcher for an application that I just installed but whatever I searched was about creating a file with .desktop extension, but I need another way to make this without any coding ...
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xdotool, open and close Unity Dash on startup

on Ubuntu 14.04 the first Unity Dash search is much slower than the following searches. With xdotool I'm trying to open and then close the Unity Dash user interface on Ubuntu start-up. ...
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How can I make File Manager's Unity icon open the already opened window?

The below animation demonstrates the problem. Clicking File Manager's Unity icon opens a new window instead of the already opened window. This is different with any other application where clicking ...
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How to launch application as root from Unity Launcher?

Mainly I am looking for a way to pin an application to the Unity launch bar, and run it as root. Currently, even if I start the application with sudo, and pin it after it starts, it will start as ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 | Unity Freezes After Escaping Full-Screen Video

Since clean installing Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu occasionally freezes when I press ESC while watching full-screen videos and has frozen once when I was editing a video in Openshot recently. During most of ...
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Unity keeps crashing back into login screen

Every now and then my desktop freezes and after a few seconds i will see the login screen again. My system is only hours old, and did no bigger changes to the UI. There is no real trigger, seems to be ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 > Replace unity-settings-daemon with gnome-settings-daemon

I would like to prevent unity-settings-daemon from starting up when I log in and instead have gnome-settings-daemon run. The reason is that the unity-settings-daemon is hilariously broken (namely ...
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Nautilus fonts messed up each time after reboot

I'm seeing these incorrect fonts every time the system boots. When I run fc-cache -rv , log out, and log back in the correct fonts are restored, but I have to do this every time. How can I fix ...
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How can I uninstall a nvidia driver completely ?

As expected, Nvidia drivers have reduced my customizations. I can't login to Unity 3D session. I can't find any content to help me to uninstall the driver and I don't know what to do as I have never ...
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systemd service asks for gpg password in Unity

I have some systemd-timers to sync my mails via imap. Since I don't want to store my passwords in clear text I use gpg to encrypt and decrypt them. When I am using Unity each time the timers run the ...
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Super-F finds files in ~/tmp

I lost some data since I edited the wrong file. What had happened? I used Super-F to find a file called "foo.txt". I edited the file, but not the file in ~/doc/foo.txt, but a very old file in ...
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13.04 launcher and menu bar disappeared

Last night I downloaded python 3.3 and idle. I turned it on today and the launcher and menu bar disappeared. It didn't even ask for my password and all I see is my desktop. I tried finding answers ...
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Choosing default browser

I am having problems choosing my default browser. As far as I can tell there are 2 ways to do it, and right now they are conflicting. What I want: default browser of Google Chrome Problem: In unity ...
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Create unity shortcuts to WINE applications 12.04

I have just gone through the process of getting ubuntu onto my main PC, no issues, was absolutely brilliant how its done it and loved that I could read the web while installing too, I have WINE ...
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Can I change the contents of the Keyboard Shortcut List that shows up when I hold down super?

It occurred to me that this could be a very convenient way to keep a little bit of information sitting just in the background, ready whenever I need it. I am referring to this list
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how to give each terminal tab its own title?

I see that there are ways to set the tabs title through the CLI, but how can I give each tab its own "title"? top pine git by default, gnome-terminal seems to show ...
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Ignoring first key pressed when waking up

As far as remember Mac OS X ignores the first key pressed when computer is sleeping while Ubuntu passes it to password field so I have to delete the first character. Is there a way to replicate Mac OS ...
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stuck on tty; cannot return to ubuntu-dekstop

Before this I had a problem with low graphics mode, then I got into tty trying to fix it. Now I can run apt-get update, but cannot install ubuntu-desktop because it is unable to locate the package ...
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Desktop Files don't seem to use $PATH correctly

I am creating .desktop files for use in the Unity Launcher. I have my own location in my home directory where I put my executables (~/usr/bin/) which is correctly added to my PATH environment ...
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Set “default” monitor to ALWAYS run apps in it instead of display#1

In my system, there are two different monitors 2 (main) and 1 ( in right , for films or etc.). When i use #2(main), logging in and opening an app or pressing Ctrl+Alt+T key, window opens in monitor ...
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14.04 LTS Log off when switching Applications

When I Click on an application in the Launcher to either launch it or switch the launcher disappears, along with the Menu bar, and then i get the log in screen. This Started only recently and i feel ...
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nm-applet does not work Ubuntu 14.04

The network manager nm-applet has disappeared from the unity panel of my Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to run it from the commas line, I receive an error: $ nm-applet nm-applet-Message: using fallback ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no input source in menu bar

After installing ubuntu 15.10 I have no input source displayed in menu bar. I have 3 input sources to use and "Show current input source" is enabled, but it doesnt work! Only language switch with ...
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OS X - like trackpad gestures with TouchEgg - rebuilding unity

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with unity, and I know that Touchegg is not compatible with unity. But according to these instructions, some people say that worked for them with unity. I am trying these ...
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Unity freezes when closing or minimizing a window

On a very fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, it sometimes happens that when I close or minimize a window, Unity freezes. I can not interact with the panel or any application, only move the mouse around. A ...
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Wifi indicator in status line missing [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 for quite some time now, and suddenly my Wifi Indicator in the upper status bar is missing. It disappeared by itself. I searched for solutions and tried these two: 1)sudo service ...
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Unity Desktop incomplete when launching manually using 'startx $(which unity)'

This is a follow-up question to 15.10: 'startx $(which unity)' fails when booting to console. I finally managed to load the Unity Desktop after having booted into text-mode. But the desktop I ...
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15.10 Dell XPS 15 (9550) External Monitor not waking

I'm in Ubuntu 15.10, with Kernel 4.3. Things are working better than I could ever imagine. Other than ONE bug... When my laptop turns off it's screen and my external monitor's screen (I have it set ...
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15.10: 'startx $(which unity)' fails when booting to console

I followed this answer and ran the following commands on my 15.10 with Unity Desktop to boot to text mode: sudo systemctl enable multi-user.target --force sudo systemctl set-default multi-user.target ...
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Ubuntu is kde styled after install AND removal

I installed kubuntu-desktop and every thing was fine. Then later when I actually logged in to Kde, I decided that I still like Unity better so I ran sudo apt-get purge kubuntu-desktop && ...