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The top menu bar not showing while hover. What should I do?

This Screenshot might explain my problem: Thanks in advance...
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Shortcut super + t doesn't open the trash anymore

After a fresh install of Ubuntu16.04 (Xenial Xerus), shortcut combination Super + T opening trash folder in Nautilus is no more present in comparison to Ubuntu 15.10, Wily Werewolf (when holding ...
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Killer Wireless AC 1535 'Device not ready' in Ubuntu 16.04

my Killer wifi card is detected, but doesn't detect any networks and says 'device not ready' in Ubuntu 16.0 i did the dmesg | grep ath10k and this is the output: [13.619208] ath10k_pci ...
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Unable to open Unity after update

I am completely new to the Ubuntu world and just hit my first major problem while installing unity on my chromebook C720. I installed it without problem using crouton and just updated it using the ...
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Opening a terminal and getting network connection, Unity

I am running precise/unity installed on a chromebook. I would like help to even open a terminal window. My server/internet access is not connected and I cannot seem to reconnect but on Chrome OS ...
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Is it necessary fix eclipse.desktop to use Eclipse launcher in Ubuntu 16.04?

I've been trying to use Eclipse in Ubuntu 16.04. I have read that, in order for Eclipse to work properly, it requires the following code to be inserted in eclipse.ini: --launcher.GTK_version 2 It ...
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Cannot find unity-tweak-tool in Software Centre

I installed the 32 bit version of Ubuntu 16.04 in my Lenovo g565 laptop but there are software missing in Software Center. These include the vital ones that is the unity-tweak-tool, rawtherapee, many ...
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What's the problem with the panel in the desktop?

These couple days, when I start ubuntu, and after about 15 min to 1 hour, the colors of the Panel icons (time, username, language, network...etc) change their color and become white, and the Close, ...
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Installing a secondary DE without too much trouble

I'm currently running Ubuntu 16.04. To keep my story short: I'm trying to play a game in WINE fullscreen, but actual fullscreen mode for this particular game crashes too much, so I'm running it ...
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How can I make the text color on my ubuntu theme work with different background colors?

I'm running 14.04 and I figured out how to edit theme colors recently so I changed some colors in the Ambiance gtk-main.css file. I have the nautilus bg color set to dark grey and I want the text to ...
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Ubuntu desktop is bonking

I have a computer currently has 3 monitors. I just rebooted it and now the desktop is goofing. As shown in screenshot the background does not look right and I right click the desktop and it does ...
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Keeping Ubuntu dash just for searching installed applications

I appreciate the work on Ubuntu Unity dash, but I really don't need all its features. I want to keep it for only searching applications. So, I don't want to see Search Filters and the bottom ...
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Virtualbox in Ubuntu 16.04 - Unity grabs Alt and Super key

This is something that was answered in the past already for previous versions, there are bug reports but nothing really solves it and it's still present in 16.04 If you have Ubuntu 16.04 Unity as ...
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How do I make a program auto-start everytime I log in in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I read the previous answers to this question, and tried to follow, but it does not work. I wanted to add Chromium and Skype to the Startup Applications, but I can't find out what command I should ...
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Make LXDE shortcuts more like Unity

I recently switched from Unity desktop to LXDE desktop (it's easy to install in Ubuntu with sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop.) That's all good, but I'm irritated by a few keyboard and mouse ...
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Files lens and xdg-open only open nautilus but not the correct applicatiion

since some days my Files lens opens only nautilus but not the correct application which is associated with the file extension. For example, if I choose a PDF file, Nautilus is openend, pointing to ...
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16.04 scale for menu erratic behavior

I have recently upgraded my Ubuntu to 16.04 Having a high resolution screen, I tried to use the "scale for menus and title bars" options in Settings > Displays. But this is giving me strange results: ...
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Characters not displayed in UI after waking from suspend : Ubuntu 16.04

I am getting this second day in row after waking up PC from suspend: Tried compiz --replace but all system hanged up. Anybody knows how to fix it? Running Ubuntu 16.04 with all latest updates on ...
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Display total received data (from network history in System Monitor) in the top bar in Unity

Is there a way to display the total received data which is available in the network history of System monitor tool, on the unity bar? I have limited amount of bandwidth available every month, so it ...
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Unity-Tweak-Tool:Theme Not Applying

I was playing around with Compiz and unity-tweak-tool and suddenly unity stopped working, tried restarting but it wasn't effective, reinstalled unity and it started to work normally. After that, I ...
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Battery icon not showing in Ubuntu Unity 14.04?

After I did the latest update to Ubuntu Unity 14.04, the battery status icon is suddenly not showing up anymore on the menu bar. I checked the settings, it should show, but it doesn't; what can I do? ...
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Nautilus column size not shrinking.Also Weird folder instead of Documents

Now no matter what I do, the file manager would not shrink to the left. It will extend to its right but it will not shift even a bit more left that this. Also the Document icon shows the location of ...
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How do i open these apps? [duplicate]

Today i installed 7zip, furious ISO mount and mate power manager. FuriousISO is in my dash, whereas the other two are not. All 3 show up in software center and in terminal ~$dpkg -l as installed. Im ...
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16.04 Software Centre not opening

I can open it from the terminal by typing software-center but the icon in the launcher does not do anything. I was wondering if someone knows how to fix it? It is a minor irritation however as I've ...
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How can I change the icon of an app launched from keyboard shortcut (or terminal)?

I succeeded in changing the poor default icon of NetBeans (32x32), which appears in window switcher (Alt+Tab), to HD one (128x128) when started from Launcher by clicking it, but still unable to make ...
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Messed up double/double system after install/reinstall of `ubuntu-desktop` in Xubuntu 15.10

So I decided to install ubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Xubuntu 15.10 install and then realized the inconveniences and uninstalled ubuntu-desktop and ubuntu-settings and then this happened.... I ...
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How can I install XFCE along side unity?

I would like to be able to install XFCE to run alongside unity so I can choose, upon startup, which DE I use, without breaking any features of either DE. Following this: Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: a ...
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Can't login Unity Game Engine on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I found an built of Unity3d for Ubuntu 64 bit. I downloaded it and install it : http://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/08/26/unity-comes-to-linux-experimental-build-now-available/ After open Unity, I can't ...
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How to remove transparency from search interface?

The search interface of Ubuntu search has a strong transparency. However, if there is any window open on the current workspace, the Ubuntu search interface is pretty hard to use read, because the ...
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Geary stuck on messaging menu after uninstallation

I uninstalled Geary but for some reason it still shows in the Messaging Menu with a "No" symbol as an icon. I tried restarting. Under /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications there are only ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse and window focus issues

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 tonight and I'm having this weird issue with my mouse and window focus. I can't seem to click on any Unity Launcher icons. More over I can't click on unfocused ...
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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 Unity. But I can still login using i3 windows manager. I checked and found the ubuntu-desktop is ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Indicator Synapse

I am in love with the synapse spotlight indicator and I noticed that none of the PPA's offer a working version for 16.04. I have tried the following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gotwig/weekly sudo ...
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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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Privacy & Security icon dissapeared after uninstalling activity control monitor

As the title describes, I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed. Is there anyway to fix this? Thank you
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How to develop a System Indicator for Unity?

This is not a duplicate of How to create Unity indicators?. I'm looking for system indicator not application indicator. Backgound: From these two questions: How do I add or manipulate ...
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Installation of a stable release of the Elementary OS Desktop (Pantheon) on Ubuntu 14.04

Since Elementary OS is a Ubuntu based distribution I think it should be fairly easy to install a stable version of Pantheon on Ubuntu (in my case 14.04). I have seen that many people have tried and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 wallpaper under black screen, after login (unity 7.4.0)

I'm tried to fix, but it doesn't has an affect. sudo rm -fr ~/.cache/compizconfig-1 sudo rm -fr ~/.compiz sudo rm -fr ~/.Xauthority sudo rm -fr ~/.config/autostart sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 freezes during use

This fault has only emerged since upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04.4 to 16.04. My laptop is an Acer Aspire E13, Intel Pentium N3540 no graphics card. I am duel booting this laptop, no issues with windows ...
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Is there any fast switch between light mode and dark mode (light/dark theme) in 16.04?

Many Android apps have an option for light/dark mode (daytime vs. nighttime hours). I find that very useful at times. Is there any such option in Ubuntu 16.04?? It would be very useful for battery ...
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Unity lateral bar freezes after returning from guest user

Both my lateral bar (where the icons of the programs rest) and the upper bar (where the power, calendar, sound, etc widgets and the "File / Edit / Options / ..." of the running programs are) freeze ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Freeze

currently I've installed on my Lenovo G50-30 Ubuntu 16.04 64bit. Now I got after the system is running for a short or a longer time desktop freezes. As desktop software I use Unity, also tried Xfce -> ...
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How to close certain dialogs with keyboard shortcuts

There are certain windows that are neither full fledged applications or dialogs that can be closed by 'Ctrl + W' or 'Esc' key. These windows can be maximized and minimized by 'Ctrl + Super + Up Arrow' ...
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How to change desktop background from command line in Unity?

I have a script that updates my desktop background every day with the NASA APOD. Since upgrading to 11.10, that script stopped working, presumably because I'm using gconftool-2 to actually update the ...
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How to re-enable the systray (indicator panel) after latest updates

After Suttleworth's bizarre decision to hard-code the whitelist for the systray, a developer created a patch to allow people to continue to use applications that use the systray with Ubuntu. ...
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16.04 - sudo nautilus does not open in unity bar

In Ubuntu 16.04: when I run sudo nautilus from the terminal, a new window pops up but no arrow indicating an opened window appears besides the nautilus icon at the unity panel. When I minimize the ...
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Mix between Gnome 2 menu an Unity possible?

I very much like the old Gnome 2 menu style Ubuntu used to have before switching to Unity. Still, I like many of the new Unity features, too! Meanwhile though I've been using Ubuntu in many different ...
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Invisible indicator appeared on my unity panel

why I getting this invisible indicator applet? How to get rid / remove from my unity panel? I already disable all startup and reboot. But it still there. Currently I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Here ...
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No menu bar in gedit 3.18.3 on Ubuntu 16.04

Gedit usually shows the menu bar when the mouse is hovered over the top of Unity (desktop) no matter where or how gedit is displayed. This is ok. When started from terminal using sudo gedit there ...
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wmmoonclock won't display

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and wanted to display the phase of the moon as a little picture on my desktop, or via the Unity Bar. In Synaptic I found a programme called wmMoonClock and I installed ...