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How do you add/remove applications to/from the Unity Launcher from command line?

I am customizing an Ubuntu 14.04 Live CD with UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). The program gives you a chroot environment in a terminal to make changes. I want to add and remove what programs appear ...
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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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My window border's theme got stuck to virtual box's theme

i recently installed virtual box. When i first opened the virtual box and closed it, my desktop theme got changed to virtual box's window bar theme and i can't revert it back. Note: Few days ago, i ...
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Unable to create or extract archives in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity

Here's my problem: I want to create/extract archives (like .zip or .tar.gz) from my file manager in Ubuntu 12.04.5 Unity. But when I right-click a file, the options simply are not there. When I ...
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How to change monajat program notification into Arabic language?

How can I change the language of notification into Arabic? Program notifications appear in the English language and this is difficult to read as I don't use English in speaking. i only want to chane ...
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Unity 14.04: Cannot open Launcher because of NVIDIA screen corruption

I've just clean-installed 14.04 with Unity on my amd64 box, which has a NVidia 6150SE GPU. It's having a problem with screen corruption; after you login and try to open, say, the Unity launcher (if ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Indicators icons from choosen theme don't what to load

Indicators icons from default themes ubuntu-mono-dark/light don't want to load and system is loading others icons ( few indicators icons [precisely: power,sound,keyboard] not all in the theme ). It ...
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This session is locked - problem

When I try to login after resuming from a suspend, I get this message with a huge lock icon. This session is locked - you will be redirected to the unlock dialog automatically in a few seconds ...
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unity fails to start after booting

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 on my lenovo E531 laptop.My problem is: after booting the computer,graphical interface of ubuntu fails to start and it shows a black screen. I'd consider myself a beginner, ...
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Text becomes unreadable after high memory usage

I currently use an old laptop running ubuntu 14.04.2. I am using the default unity desktop. It has an integrated intel graphics card. After using the laptop for a while, the text becomes unreadable. ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Hide program title from ubuntu unity menubar

Is it possible to hide the application title from the menubar?
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Broken not fixable unity

I was playing minecraft and I used the kill -15 -1 command and it broke my unity and I can't get it to work again even with the CompizConfig methods. If I am duplicating topics then post a link to ...
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How to I restore ubuntu-desktop / unity / gnome back to it's original state

I tried to install KDE on ubuntu, which involved me doing an sudo apt remove --purge *unity, a full install of kde and other involved packages. The problem is that somewhere in between I really ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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Is it possible to change Unity 3D to 2D and will I gain any performance boost after that?

How to change Unity 3D to 2D on Ubuntu 14.04? And, will I get any improvements in performance if do that? What software utilities will I lose if I switch to from Unity 3D to 2D?
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Unity-dash search lags inconvenient

Everytime I log in to Unity desktop, and open the dash, it takes long (like 15-30 seconds) to load search result (it shows blank dash). Even if it does show search result, it is always the virtualbox ...
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System Settings icons missing in 14.04

I did a fresh install of trusty 14.04, but a lot of icons are missing. I installed from DVD which was painfully slow and I hope to avoid repeating the process, especially since I started customizing ...
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Delete gnome desktop and now update “failed to fetch”

After update on 14.10 I had some trouble with unity not working( I made mistake and install gnome-desktop than I tried to delete gnome and reinstall unity. But I made mistake again and executed: ...
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How to change unity greeter logo position?

I have changed unity-greeter logo successfully by replacing desired logo to /usr/share/unity-greeter/logo.png Now I want to change the position of the logo. Is it possible? I use 14.04 64-bit os
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How to fix unity? [duplicate]

As the noob I am, I used the command kill -15 -1 because my Minecraft was in full screen but not showing up and I did not know what it did! Now, when I log in, it has only the wallpaper and mouse and ...
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About the calendar on the top bar

So Ubuntu has this calendar on the top bar(Unity). Now whenever I open it and click on a day, it gets highlighted with bright orange color. If I close it now and open it again after like 1 or 2 days, ...
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Locally Integrated Menus - ALWAYS visible?

I'm reading that Ubuntu 15.04 will have Locally Integrated Menus: integrated directly in the title bar and not in the system's top bar. This means that users have faster access to the menus, and ...
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Always show menu in LibreOffice

I'd like to always see the application menu, but by default that's hidden until I mouse onto the top line of the screen. Perhaps this is aesthetically pleasing, but it sucks in terms of usability. I ...
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14.04 Always show menu items

Is there any way to have the menu items on window menus always visible? I hate the whole hide and seek thing and have searched Google and here but I'm unable to find anything on how to make them stay ...
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Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity?

Will there be a way to disable auto-hide behavior of global application menu in Unity. While I would prefer to have this behavior disabled by default (as it is bad UX), it looks like it's here to ...
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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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My NVidia GTX 960 card creates openGL problems with Unity on Ubuntu

I posted a bug about this on launchpad already, but was hoping maybe someone on here would have some suggestions about other things I could try. Background: I had a working Ubuntu 14.10 system with ...
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why cant i download/install software (supported in windows) in linux operating system ubuntu [on hold]

Why cant I download/install software (supported in windows) in linux operating system ubuntu? How to install software from internet? How to install youwave/bluestacks/or any android os in linux os ...
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Creating a Unity Launcher icon for PyCharm

I can start, PyCharm from a shell script in a subdirectory of /opt. I get a gray question-mark icon (see attachment) rather than the orange/green PyCharm icon (see attachment). Note that the correct ...
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Not sure how to launch thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04

Wondering if anyone is familiar with thinkorswim on Ubuntu 14.04. I downloaded the thinkorswim_installer.sh to the downloads folder. I installed it by using a terminal: sudo sh ...
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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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Chrome window is off position after maximizing

when I unmaximize my Chrome window and then maximize it again, it appears to be redrawn incorrectly, see the attached GIF to see for yourself. What is even worse, is that Chrome still thinks the ...
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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 modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key?

A number of games, Emacs, and the terminal make extensive use of the Alt key. Can Unity be configured to respect this key, rather than launching the HUD with it?
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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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After installing MATE desktop some of the icons in my dash increased in size

Few days back i Installed MATE desktop on my system running UBUNTU 14.10. After the installation the size of some application icon has increased dramatically. Which is looking pretty bad. my another ...
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How do you remove the transparent bar next to Unity Launcher?

I'd like to remove it, my background is very colorful, so it is a minor distraction. How do you guys think I could remove this tiny line?
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After every kernel update I reinstall the Nvidia drivers and lose the Unity bar

After each kernel update, after the reboot I don’t get anything on screen, therefore I switch to the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and reinstall the Nvidia drivers, then I reboot but I don’t get any Unity ...
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Mouse flickering on one of my two screens

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 and the mouse is now flickering on one of my two screens. The other screen doesn't have any flickering. I was previously using ubunutu 13.10 without any issue. If I ...
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Menu bar has disappeared 14.10 - nvidia

I had some issues on upgrade 14.04->14.10 that others have reported with nvidia drivers failing to update, but it was working fine. I just rebooted and the menu bar is missing, there are desktop ...
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kubuntu-desktop took over everything

I installed kubuntu-desktop via software centre but now everything is messed up in unity. As if the theme was changed but it's still "Ambiance" (the default). It even affects LXDE. For example... ...
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Black border in window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem and the terminal is filled with black color: so I Googled this problem and found some solution ...
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How do i stop the greeter from changing on lock or suspend

I have installed xfce on 14.04 unity distribution and every time I lock the session or suspend, my greeter changes from the unity default one to a xubuntu skinned one, I have not figured out why. I ...
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Unity launcher bar stuck and won't hide

When using drag and drop the launcher bar reveals and will not hide unless I close the program. Is their a fix?
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Installing unity on lubuntu makes system too heavy

I have a PC with Intel i3 4th Gen processor and 2 GBs of RAM. I installed Lubuntu 14.04 on it and it was running very nicely. I then installed ubuntu-desktop and found that running unity made the ...
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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 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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Hide one of two terminals in launcher?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to remove a running program from the launcher. Specifically I want to launch two terminals. One is for my normal work with several tabs, the other one is ...
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How can I change Firefox switching tabs shortcuts?

I was used to press Control+1, Control+2 and so on to switch between tabs in Firefox. Now, in Unity, I have to use the Alt key instead. How can I change that? Thanks!