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Save current compiz profile?

I had this problem in ubuntu 14.04. When I start my computer. I had no dock, no launcher just my desktop wallpaper. I want to know if I can save my current setting and restore it when I will have this ...
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Thin line between window decoration and launcher

I did not notice until I recently changed my wallpaper, but there seems to be a thin line (maybe 1 pixel) between the unity launcher and a maximized window (see attached screenshot). This problem ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu 14.04 - 3d acceleration not working

I have recently upgraded my virtualbox ubuntu version from 12.x to 14.04. After the installation I installed the virtualbox guest additions and turned on 3d Acceleration within virtualbox settings ...
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Unity 3d Not supported, Intel 945GM graphics card

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer, and everything seems to run great. Well, almost. At log on, I can select from the settings the Ubuntu desktop (not ubuntu 2d). Compiz configuration ...
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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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“Date and Time Settings” GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 is not working?

I have been trying to access the Date and Time setting in my Ubuntu 14.04 to modify the time (which is wrong). I click in the hour in the top-right corner of the top bar, and then in "Date & Time ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nautilus has no menu - File, Edit etc. don't exist

Since Ubuntu 13.04, and now 13.10 and 14.04, my Nautilus (Files) has no application menu. This means that I can't access Edit>Preferences and can only change preferences via dconf-editor, as the ...
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How can I change the default Unity keyboard shortcut?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 and it works fine. But I have a little problem. I need to use a software named Putty, because another software depends on it. My problem is that this software uses F10 as a ...
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How to restore drive icon on Unity Launcher?

I have 2 WINDOWS drive icon on Unity Launcher but I unlock 1 from Unity Launcher. How to restore it?
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Unity environment way too slow in Ubuntu 13.10

Unity and its apps open too slowly whenever I open one. It takes a while for them to appear completely. Everything works properly when the window is already open. The biggest problem is with the dash: ...
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New to Xubuntu. Need help with scaling menu and title bar

I own a lenovo yoga 2 pro which has a resolution of 3200x1800. When I was running ubuntu before Xubuntu I was able to use a scaling option to enlarge the menu and title bar in display settings, On ...
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SSD is more sluggish in Unity than my HDD on 14.04

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my old Dell 6400 laptop with 2Gb RAM (max) with a small 60Gb HDD and Unity performance has been fine. Last night I dropped in a 128Gb Adata SP600 SSD and installed ...
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Problems installing xubuntu [on hold]

I tried to install Xubuntu, but strange things happened. I am a newbie so bear with me. The first time I started Xubuntu and spent time with the desktop environment that I like better than Unity. ...
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Do any Ubuntu-based distributions ship with Unity?

I like distributions like Mint and Pinguy because they include most stuff I want to install out of the box. Are there any such Ubuntu spin-offs that use Unity by default?
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create application shortcut on the desktop

I tried to create an application shortcut to my desktop. I am unable to move the icon to the desktop like windows does. Do I need do code or configure to have my application on the desktop? Your help ...
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Why do Chromium dialogs do not get keyboard focus?

Keyboard access for dialog boxes in Chromium has recently become rather annoying. If you open any standard dialog (e.g. press Ctrl-O or Ctrl-S in any tab), the main Chromium window will keep the ...
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Ubuntu Unity corner resizing pointer hard to get to display

It seems that a very meticulous hand is needed to get the corner-shaped pointer to display at the corner of a window in order that the window can be re-sized. Is there anyway to make this more likely ...
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Installing logger pro on 12.04 LTS over Crouton

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 Bit on my Acer C720 chromebook over Crouton unity. I'm trying to install Vernier's Logger Pro but failing horribly. The application simply doesn't start when I double ...
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Unity3D Warning Updating from Ubuntu 12 to 14

When I try to update from Ubuntu 12 to 14 I get the following warning: Running the 'unity' desktop environment is not fully supported by your graphics hardware. You will maybe end up in a very slow ...
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Have xfdesktop instead of nautilus on unity session

XFDesktop has cool features, like rotating wallpapers and such. Is there a way to have it handling the desptop background instead of nautilus in a normal unity session? I've tried closing nautilus ...
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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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How do I change the icon for .doc, .odt, .ods .xls .ppt filetypes from LibreOffice icon to OpenOffice icon?

The "problem" I am facing is that I uninstalled the Ubuntu 14.04's default LibreOffice and installed OpenOffice , but the .doc, .xls, .odt, .ods .... files even though they open by default with ...
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Adding my launcher to the Unity Launcher automatically. How?

Based on official documentation: In order to add your launcher to the Unity Launcher on the left, you select and drag it onto the Launcher panel. Alternatively, you can place your .desktop ...
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panel in 14.04 is not fully transparent

There are two images just to show what I mean. In 12.04 top panel was 100% transparent. See the picture below. 12.04 In 14.04 the settings are the same, but there is no 100% transparency. See the ...
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How do I bind right click to a keyboard shortcut?

My friend has a Dell Netbook with a twitchy touchpad and doesn't really right click reliably (the pointer moves as you right click). He would like to be able to do something like use a modifier key ...
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How to let Virtualbox guest capture the full screen (including system bar area)?

I am using a Windows 7 (64 bit) guest with an Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit) host. I just recently upgraded to Virtualbox 4.3.16 r95972, although this problem appeared before upgrade--at the very least in the ...
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Screen tearing with GT 730M (and no Sync to VBlank option in Nvidia settings)

I've got problems with screen tearing while using Geforce gt 730M (GPU is Optimus with additionally Intel 4000). Tearing appears during scrolling websites, watching movies, playing games etc. I've ...
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How do I make a Chromium application shortcut that works properly while not on the desktop?

This question is more related to Unity than Chromium itself. When I make an application shortcut, the .desktop file works but when I move it to another folder like /Documents/webapps, then lock it to ...
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gnome-session-flashback desktop — is just booting into gnome enough or do I need to uninstall unity?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. If I want to run Ubuntu with a less performance-sucking GUI than Unity, is it enough for me to install gnome-session-flashback desktop and set the system to boot ...
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In 13.10 “unlock from launcher” option isn't working

I'm quite new here in Ubuntu and I've updated from 13.04 to 13.10 yesterday and I've noticed that when I install new applications from software center it stays in the unity launcher and I can't remove ...
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Create .desktop files via GUI [duplicate]

I used Mint for a long time and we have an option to add launchers to the desktop on mint. Since I've shifted to Ubuntu for now, this has seem to become such an annoying task, to create .desktop files ...
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Menu in title bar for all users

How may I apply the setting to all users on a given system?
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Ubuntu Tweak natural scrolling not persistent

I am using Ubuntu tweak on Ubuntu 12.04 and the natural scrolling setting does not persist after restart. So is there a way to permanently enable natural scrolling? If I have left any details out ...
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Ubuntu boots to desktop background

I have been messing around in Ubuntu 14.04 lts , change theme icons and replace some file in system and reboot all i see is desktop background can't see panel or menu can't access terminal , i follow ...
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Update Ubuntu's Unity design [on hold]

I'm doing a project which is updating the design of Ubuntu 14.04 to current design concepts (flat and minimalist design). First I would like to give me your opinion if I'm on the right track, or ...
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Unity launcher made with Alacarte iconless

trying to create a launcher with a .png image file and main menu keeps on removing it. is .png not supported or do I need to edit the image first?
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Desktop and Nautilus fonts suddenly HUGE

I am running 14.04 (x64) with an nVidia card. About a week ago, the desktop and Nautilus fonts both ballooned in size, and I have been unable to find compiz or unity settings that address this. ...
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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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Why I can't see my desktop icons in ubuntu 13.04?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 in my laptop Aspire-M3-5871TG, and I can't see anything (neither icons, ...). Only is visible the desktop background but I can open and work with the terminal. Maybe the ...
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No longer able to move messages in Thunderbird using HUD in Ubuntu 14.04

I used to use the HUD in Thunderbird to move email messages to different folders. I found this a useful feature in Ubuntu 12.04 as I have a lot of email folders and it is quicker to use the HUD than ...
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Secondary monitor issues with Nvidia Laptop in Ubuntu 14.04

I've got a Dell XPS 15 L502x laptop, with a NVIDIA GeForce GT540M graphics card using the Optimus duel system. I've purchased an external monitor that I can connect with HDMI to act as a second ...
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Graphics artifacts using the HUD in Ubuntu with Nvidia GeForce 73001e

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 205BW monitor and an Nvidia GeForce 7300le graphics card. I formatted my hard drive, installed Windows 7 Ultimate, then installed Ubuntu 13.04. Windows had no issue, when I ...
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How to disable program switching (all+tab equivalent) with the mouse?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to stop programs switching (equivalent of alt+tab) in response to mouse gestures. Right now it happens all the time when I use the mouse, I'm not even sure what ...
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How to re-enable tray icons for applications in Ubuntu 13.10?

Unfortunately in Ubuntu 13.10 there is no tray icon and whitelisting is removed. The older solutions do not work for me, e.g. I get the message: No such schema 'com.canonical.Unity.Panel' when I try ...
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Unity not coming up / nouveau failed to idle channel 2

First up I am extremely fresh with linux so go easy lol.. after installing Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on my Acer aspire the first problem I encounter is a flashing courser it doesnt seem to like being ...
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Login screen switched to Gnome3 when i istalled other Desktop environement. Can't find how to make it go back to unity!

Installed ubuntu 12.10 two days ago, and it works perfectly fine (I'm impressed!). I wanted to test other desktop environments, so I installed Kubuntu, Gnome3, and Xubuntu. All of them work fine, ...
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How do I ensure font settings in Unity Tweak Tool are used?

The menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is in an (unknown) bold serif even though the font has been set to Deja Vu Sans. The search/location bar in Firefox is in the correct font, and the window ...
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The battery indicator in Unity panel not showing up

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Wubi. Well after being completely dazzled with the amount of free content in the Software Centre, I decided to go deeper and start messing with settings. Well after ...
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how to speed up search for locally installed applications in dash in Ubuntu 13.10?

I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. After upgrading, whenever I open the dash to search for an application, it takes at least a minute before it starts to show some result. The new scopes addition has made ...
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I can't install captiva icon theme in Ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

I use the commands in the terminal for install it and it doesn't works pls help. This are the commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:captiva/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...