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Problem with Icons on Dash and Launcher

I'm not really into GNOME. it works alright. The Problems are with the Dash Icons being irregular and File manager, Many other icons have a similiar problem. but the Openshot Icon is incredibly ...
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KMail tray icon broken ubuntu 14.04

I don't know if this is a bug, or just a matter of configuration. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have installed KMail 4.13.3. I wish to put it in the system tray, but every time there is unread ...
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How does Unity work in multi-monitor configurations?

Unity in 10.10 appeared to be focused around single monitor configurations with a single tasking workflow. This works quite well on a netbook which has limited screen real estate. How does the ...
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Upgraded to 14.10 - No longer prompted for Privilege Escalation

I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. The process was not exactly smooth. I had space errors on /boot so some of the updates failed. I was finally able to get everything update. Now though nothing in ...
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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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What is the best way to install Gnome desktop?

I want to install Gnome desktop in my 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 I just googled and I found two ways to install Gnome. I also read other answers on askubuntu and googled but can't find what is difference ...
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Open application window on the screen where It was launched

I am using a dual screen setup. Ubuntu 14.10/Unity. Each screen has its own launcher/Dash. Default applictions like Firefox, nautilus, terminal & thunderbird appears on the screen where I have ...
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How to re-organize my desktop environments? [duplicate]

I wanted to try out some different desktop environment other than Unity so I installed kubuntu-desktop using sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop then I didn't like it so much, so I removed it ...
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iPhone 6 iOS reading mount points unknown??

Im wondering why my iPhone 6 iOS 8.1.2 is reading I have a total disk space of 56.0GB when I have a 64GB memory. What makes up for that non-exsistant memory?? 10MB /DEV/DISK0S1S3 Mount point: ...
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Making youtube fullscreen will freeze Unity (the whole desktop)

I never had this problem until today. When I watch a youtube video everything is fine, until I make the video fullscreen. It actually continues to play perfectly when fullscreen, but when I then exit ...
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Change top bar in Gnome or get Gnome-like overview in Unity

I know this seems like kind of a "have my cake and eat it too"-case, but I was hoping that I could get a bit of both Unity and GNOME. Mostly I would prefer GNOME, because of it's Overview and the way ...
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Is there any way to make the ubuntu icon launch Kupfer instead of the dash?

I find programs like Kupfer, Synapse, Gnome-do, and Alfred much quicker, more task-oriented, and generally more useful than the unity dash. I use the shortcut keys: ctrl+space to launch Kupfer, but I ...
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sudo startunity gives me a black screen

I just installed 14.04 (previously had 12.04) on my chromebook and i rebooted my system and now when I open a terminal in chrome os to use "sudo startunity" i get a black screen. Using ctrl + alt + -> ...
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Screen turns off without reason

The precise problem The screen turns off the display suddenly, and does not respond to the mouse or keyboard. What actually happens?? When I am working on my PC (OS - Ubuntu 14.10) suddenly without ...
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Issues with Compiz Config Setting Manager and XFCE 4

this is my problem. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE4, but when I want to configure Compiz with CCSM, the plugins that I selected doesn't save when I close the program. In unity work ...
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How to switch back to Unity

I have a very big problem. I just installed cairo-dock and I logged out from my Unity. As I logged out, Ubuntu showed me options to select other desktop, I saw an option of Cairo Desktop and I chose ...
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Download file doesn't work from Gmail webapp in Ubuntu 14.04?

I thought I would give the new web apps of 14.04 that run in their own browser a chance, so I tried using the Gmail web app. I am surprised to find I cannot even download attachments -- though I see ...
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how to launch gmail web app for unity

In 14.10, I clicked the button to install the gmail web application. How do I launch the application? There's no description available for version 14.10 which I could see -- yet there was a button ...
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Problems launching LightTable with gksudo in Unity Launcher

Following the instructions found in this question: How to launch application as root from Unity Launcher? I was able to launch LightTable from the Unity Launcher. Problems: 1) Once the program is ...
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How to change the number of workspaces from the command line?

I'd like to change org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core -> hsize and -> vsize from command line. I thought I could use gsettings set org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core vsize 4 but then ...
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System settings stopped showing up

After I have placed my hard drive with Ubuntu 14.04.1 in a new pc system settings won't show up. I have tried: sudo apt-get install unity-control-center but I get this Reading package lists... ...
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Chrome stops responding to keyboard

I run Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD. I have a clean, new installation. I've installed Chrome from the Chrome website. It's of version Version 40.0.2214.91 (64-bit). My problem is that it stops ...
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Easiest/Best way to forward Ubuntu desktop to windows?

I already have PuTTY and Xming working, so I can forward individual apps. But I'd really like to be able to simply forward the entire unity desktop. I've seen advice pointing me at VNC, but while I ...
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Ubuntu local and remote file rename not working [on hold]

I am using vanilla ubuntu 15.04 x86. Recently I observe that my file rename operations are failing. I can press F2 and the cursor appears in the edit field but I can't navigate the cursor nor can I ...
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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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How can I remove and re-install Unity?

Unity is misbehaving after installing GLX Dock - HUD does not open with GLX Dock turned off and there are ugly shadows in the panel, three control buttons (close, minimise, maximise) and "Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Unity isn't working

I have a chromebook and I'm running chrome OS and Ubuntu unity, but Ubuntu isn't working. I can't get to Ubuntu using Ctrl+Alt+Right Arrow then Ctrl+Alt+Rrefresh. It just shows a black screen. ...
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Any workaround to make Ubuntu webapps work in 14.10?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 just yesterday. Webapps are of the features most advertised in the Wubi Installer. I can see that the Ubuntu browser has upgraded. Unfortunately all webapps show a blank ...
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How can unity-panel-service be disabled?

From the unity-panel-service manpages: DESCRIPTION The unity-panel-service program is normally started automatically by the Unity shell (which gets started as a compiz module) and is ...
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Can I set a keybinding to resize a window to half its size, in a chosen direction?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, I'm looking into getting a 40" 4k display and have found how to resize windows down to quarter sections of the screen, but I would like the ability to further resize them down if ...
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How to change Font Color in Unity Lenses and Menus?

I installed KDE after Ubuntu and this changed some Fonts in Unity. I followed some advice (i.e. using Compizconfig Settings Manager and other programs, switching themes back and forth) and am almost ...
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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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Every click on a dropdown menu lets it crash

I have a problem with my dropdown menus in Ubuntu 14.10. Every time I click on a dropdown menu it won't open and the program crashes. This happens in the software-center, the system settings, just ...
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Installing Unity3D problem

How do I install Unity3D on Ubuntu correctly? I've installed it but when i try to run it it says "Error initializing license system. Please contact support@unity3d .com"
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Tweaking Remote Control (In-Kernel LIRC)

I've recently rebuilt my MythTV box using Mythbuntu 12.04, to take advantage of newer hardware (Ivy Bridge). On my previous build I used lirc to manage the remote, i.e. the mapping of key codes -> ...
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How to make Gmail open when clicking mailto: links in the same browser it is clicked?

I just installed 12.04 and when clicking mailto: links Thunderbird opens. I want Gmail to open in the browser that the mailto: link is clicked. So if I am in Firefox and click a mailto: link a new FF ...
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Updated Lubuntu 14.04 01/23/15, now panel and file system is messed up

I'm new to Linux and I don't have the first idea what factors aren't relevant, so I'll have to default to giving every detail. My apologizes in advance. Okay, so about a day ago I accidentally ...
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Use Gnome along with Unity

I have a question, could be dumber one. If I install Gnome 3.12 in my Ubunutu-14.04 would I be able to use both Unity and Gnome? I mean is there a way to switch from Gnome to Unity by logging out? ...
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Making title bars transparent in Unity isn't working

I've found this way to make title bars in Unity transparent: Open dconf-editor Navigate to org.compiz.gwd Modify metacity-theme-active-opacity and metacity-theme-inactive-opacity However, ths ...
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No icons in the top bar of the unity desktop

Following is the screenshot: There is no icons like networking or sound or time to the right of the top bar of the unity desktop. I'm using ubuntu 14.04 LTS. What's the matter? How to fix it? ...
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Unity Clock Missing

I recently installed ubuntu 12.10 and it seems as though my clock is missing. I also don't see any options for date/time in the system settings panel. Am I missing something? Again this is with ...
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resetting unity theme doesn't stick

Ubuntu 14.04 I have Ambiance theme applied, but font colors are not following the theme. Font colors are black, which is very hard to read on the dark background. For example, the font in the switch ...
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Where is Start-up Applications in 14.04 Unity?

I cannot find the Start-up Applications in 14.04, I read on a forum that you had to go into Main Menu and allow it to be visible through preferences, but I have looked all the way through preferences ...
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Reset Unity to original icons [on hold]

I am very new to Ubuntu and was looking for a way to make it look like Windows as we are hoping to switch over at work, but I don't want to have to teach everyone a whole new way of doing things. I ...
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Transparent window title bar

Does anybody know how to enable the transparent window title bar in Ubuntu 14.04? For previous versions (13.10 and 13.04) you can use this method, but it doesn’t work any more in 14.04. I'm not ...
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Gnome-music not scanning music folder

I'm using ubuntu 14.10 and I installed gnome-music but it is not scanning the music folder automatically, do you know if it is a bug or if I have special things to do ? Thanks !
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Ubuntu unity launcher numbers to be always shown

When I hold the 'super' key on my keyboard, it shows me numbers over the launcher icons so the super+number combination would jump to the application. I tend to forget numbers, and holding the 'super' ...
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The application compiz has closed unexpectedly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop. (Pentium 4, 80 GB hard disk, 2 GB RAM, 32-bit CPU.) And I have installed Windows XP. I made a 40 GB partition for windows and 40 GB for Ubuntu. I ...
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ubuntu 12.04 chrome shockwave crashing and not working on youtube, imgur or netflix

ubuntu 12.04 chrome shockwave crashing and not working on youtube, imgur or netflix. title says it all, trying to update everything, it ran both youtube and netflix 24 hours ago just fine and now ...
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Unity launcher stays behind windows

I have been having a problem with Unity launcher recently. Launcher stay behind my windows and I can't bring it to the front of my windows! As you can see, the Nautilus window is in front of the ...