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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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Text cursor color should change according to language

OK, there is a language indicator/selector at top of Unity (I am on Ubuntu 12.04). And I was thinking that text cursor color could be a nice way of current language indication. I'm using three ...
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Using Unity with i3-wm

Is it possible to use the Unity Panel (with or without launcher) with i3-wm instead of compiz? And if that's not possible, could I somehow use the HUD inside the i3 session?
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alt tab stopped working properly suddenly in Ubuntu 12:04 Unity

I have been working on my laptop since morning and suddenly before some time my Alt-Tab functionalist stopped working properly. Some times it switches between the windows some times not, even if it ...
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Remember window monitor for windows in multi-monitor setup (12.04)

I'm on Unity 3D, in a dual-monitor setup. I like to keep certain applications on fixed monitors / workspaces. However, it annoys me needing to move all those windows to the desired monitor / workspace ...
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Make a right click with Super ( or another key )+left click

I have an xps 13 (2015), I can't manage to make a right click with the touchscreen by any means. I tought a good solution would be to make a Super+left click, a bit like the alt+left click to drag a ...
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LibreOffice crashes on startup after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04

I would have up-voted or responded to this thread but I do not have enough rep: Libreoffice doesnt work since update to ubuntu 15.04 After an upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 LibreOffice (Writer, Calc etc) ...
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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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Change language to arabic without changing window/GUI alignment

I recently changed my language to arabic but I found that the GUI is flipped horizontally which is not so nice and kinda nauseous. How do I make the GUI left-aligned with arabic language still ...
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Cannot change theme except via reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10, unity, x64. Also have an nVIDIA GPU (Optimus 555M) if that's at all relevant for this issue. I'm not sure if I'm missing anything, but I cannot seem to reliably change the ...
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Controls like checkboxes and radio buttons are invisible : After Upgrade to 14.10

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04. No matter what theme I try, radio buttons and checkboxes simply do not appear in my applications. Any ideas? Here's a an image showing this:
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Desktop shortcut and lock to launcher for phpstorm failed to launch program

I have just installed phpstorm, phpstorm can be opened via command line but I can't open the program via launcher or desktop shortcut and nothing error shown. - My phpstorm.desktop code : [Desktop ...
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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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Toggle Window Decorations

For screencasting purposes I would like to be able to easily toggle window decorations - primarily the titlebar at the top of applications - on and off. I can't find an easy way to do this in Ubuntu ...
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how to track a crash when changing from X :1 to X :0?

I need to track on 14.04 a crash that often happens here: I open a new X at :1 (that sometimes goes to ctrl+alt+f8 others to f9). But when I try to go back to X :0 with ctrl+alt+f7, it crashes ...
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How to hide unity launcher border line

I'm on 14.04. I have my launcher on full transparency and I've hidden the containing boxes, and to complete the picture and have the icons completely hovering, it'd be nice to hide the border line or ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mouse Pointer/cursor disappears when changing user

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (using unity) and everything seems to work fine until I try to use a second user. Once I click to log into another user it takes me back to the login screen and once it ...
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How to stop Unity love handles on onscreen keybord

I have a Dell XPS12 - the one that converts into a tablet. When typing with onboard [default onscreen keyboard], sometimes 3 fingers will be touching the screen at the same time. This launches the ...
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Cursor themes only work for some applications

Trying some X11 cursors from gnome-look.org (Vienna, Protozoa, Leafm, Ecliz... ) in 14.04 Unity. Done update-alternatives and chmod 755. Everything is ok, cursor themes are visible in unity-tweak, ...
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Teamviewer mouse wont open the laucher

I have an issue on which I am unsure of the root cause, as in whether it is an Ubuntu issue or a TeamViewer issue. On my computer I have the launcher set to auto-hide. When connected to it from a ...
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Full Transparent (glass type) menu for ubuntu 14.04

Is it possible to have menus like this concept design in ubuntu 14.04? with static blur like dash,launcher?
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Ubuntu still shuts down after I plugged my charger in

On Kubuntu when my battery is dying and I plug my charger in, it says "All suspensions have been cancelled." On Ubuntu or more accurately, Unity-based distors, it still shuts down after plug in my ...
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Multiple chromium icons in launcher of 14.04 LTS

EDIT 2014-04-19: To add a little extra context to my question, these are the original instructions I followed ...
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Alt Key for HUD Doesn't Work

After few of tweakings, I doesn't have HUD anymore. Normally (on another computer): But it doesn't appear at all (on my computer): Indeed, the ALT key call the menu of focused app. So, as ...
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How to switch workspace via the Unity Desktop ICON via Mouse Wheel Specifically

I want to wheel over the "Workspace Icon" in the Unity Switcher to change desktops. (I know you can switch workspaces via COMPIZ which is ok for wheeling the desktop), but I would like to wheel over ...
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Unity and PHPStorm hotkeys conflict

I use Ubuntu 13.10 and work in PHPStorm. The problem is that the populat PHPStorm hotkeys don't work but Unity's hotkeys work instead. For example, by pressing Alt+F1 I'm expecting "Select target" ...
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Access API for Unity topbar?

Is there any way to access Ubuntu Unity topbar using node.js ? I just want to make a web app and need some way to make a indicator for the web app .
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The ALT key in Dwarf Fortress (13.10)

I am trying to play DF adventure mode, and when I press ALT + (Direction) to navigate dangerous terrain, it does not register the action. I have tried disabling the key through the ...
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Steam entry missing text in Unity 13.10 dash after upgrade

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 and switched from using KDE to Unity. When I search for the program Steam in the Unity dash, it's entry (leftmost in the screenshot) does not contain any text and ...
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After Upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10 missing user in login screen

I have upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04 now after booting (even after updates and rebooting) my user id is not listed. It has a uid higher than the minimum in lightdm.conf. I have the user light display ...
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How to remove all device icons from Unity launcher in 13.10?

How to remove all drives icons from Unity launcher in 13.10? Old trick with dconf-editor does not work anymore. I can remove any entry from com.canonical.Unity.Launcher.favorites, but not ...
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Only show launcher on specific workspace?

Is it possible to only show the launcher on a specific workspace? I would like the launcher for my top left workspace, but none of the others. I seem to remember seeing an option or setting for this, ...
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QML app icon not effective when called from app.setWindowIcon()

I've a Qt5/QML hybrid app built with Ubuntu Touch SDK. I'm trying to set the app icon for it, but without success. Code looks like this: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { QApplication app(argc, ...
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menue bar and launcher

I recently installed Xorg 1.11 and fglrx 12.6 on my machine and after restarting system that worked as well . that was good also at the game time . the unity menuebar/launcher and panel left after i ...
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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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Unity Web Apps create duplicate icon in the unity sidebar

This behavior extends to all installed Unity Web Apps using Chromium. After a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04 the apps were working correctly and selecting a web app from the sidebar would result in an ...
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How to remove Xubuntu notification style?

I downloaded Xubuntu to try it on Ubuntu. After uninstalling it using sudo apt-get purge xubuntu-desktop I found out that even after that when there were pop-up notifications, it would appear in ...
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raise and focus running application when opening file in nautilus?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with and would like to know how I can configure it so that when I double click on a file, and it opens it with an already running program, it will raise and focus that program. ...
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Can change background only from Gnome, not from Unity

I just upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10 and I see when I right click on the desktop and click on change desktop background, all I get is the system settings dialogue and not the change desktop ...
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Facebook webapp doesn't work

All my unity-webapps work with chromium, except for Facebook. It popped up the bar to ask me to install, I did, and the unity-webapps-facebookmessenger package was installed. However, it does not ...
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Tor Browser Bundle's version of Firefox [Tor Browser] is recognized as the main Firefox installation [Ubuntu 12.04]

Whenever I run the start-tor-browser script to run Tor-Browser-Bundle, the Unity3D launcher stacks it with the Firefox shortcut I have on there as if it's another window of Firefox, unlike before when ...
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Unity launchers and bar disappeared and unity --reset shows an error

I am having a problem with unity. I have launched Movie player with QNapi (application for downloading movie subtitles) and somehow Unity crashed and disappeared leaving just the opened windows ...
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Two launcher entries for Skype after Skype-wrapper installation

I installed skype-wrapper because the Skype default icon looks awful with the rest of the unity bar (and I like the integration), and uninstalled the sni-qt package to remove the normal Skype icon. ...
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Unity launcher fails to auto-hide after 15 minutes of use

My Unity launcher is set to Auto-hide and hides however, about 15 minutes into using it, it just stops hiding and sits on top of my windows. I see here many are experiencing a problem with the ...
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Unity + Gnome 3 broke on update — NVidia card — OpenGL working

Think the title is fairly clear (system specs below) I cannot get Unity (2d works) nor Gnome 3 to load properly since an update run last Friday thus far I've tried installing propietary drivers ...
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Unity multi-monitor problem

I have multi-monitor setup where one (separate) is set above another (notebook). Notebook is set as main monitor, this is where launcher is. There are a couple side effects: When I open a new app, ...
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Is there a per-application volume control indicator?

There was per-application volume control applet for Gnome 2. There is a per-app volume control extension for Gnome-Shell. Is there any indicator applet for Unity like this two?
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Remove icon borders in Unity application switcher

In Unity's application switcher (ALT-TAB), each icon has a colored border (see red arrow in screenshot below). It is misleading, a bright icon has a bright border, making it look as if it were the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04. Show windows issue. Blank window appears

I've got a problem with an action "show windows" which shows all windows when I reach a right down edge of my screen (similar to Expose at MAC). Since I installed Ubuntu 12.04 this function has ...
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With Nvidia proprietrary drivers cannot choose monitor launcher appears on

It's awesome that unity now let you choose in which monitor you want the unity launcher to apear. However, once I've install the nvidia privative drivers I can't chose anymore. I force what normally ...