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Wrong window gets focus from scale mode

Following Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application, when I do this: Click on an icon in the launcher of an opened application. ...
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How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
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Unity 8 - Stuck at login screen

i recently installed Ubuntu Xenial in order to install Unity 8 and test how it work with my graphic card (Intel HD 3000). First I updated the system and then installed U8: sudo apt install unity8-lxc ...
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Ctrl shortcuts not working in VLC on 15.10

I'm experiencing some keyboard shortcuts not working in VLC after upgrading to 15.10. If I just open VLC with no file loaded, almost all shortcuts involving Ctrl do nothing. Ctrl+O should open the ...
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Lock the rotation of the Scopes and Welcome screen in portrait mode on tablet

Last update Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 to 16.04 (r3) lock the rotation of the Scopes and Welcome screen in landscape mode. This is extremely inconvenient for me. Is it possible to unlock rotation or ...
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Window Transparency with Java

I'm using a java application that relies heavily on window transparency it to work properly (windows apparently fade on top of each other to make them cross over each other). On Windows it works just ...
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missing some icons in KDE 5 launcher and tray after installing unity

I have kubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. last night I installed unity desktop using the command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop on my laptop. but after first restart I missed some of my application ...
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Restart Unity Without Logging Out

I've used the command unity to restart Unity without logging out, but recently that's been also logging me out. I've also tried using unity --replace but that does the same thing. Can someone ...
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How to resolve my “loading icons” in compizconfig while loading Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox?

I'm running through the post about unity-doesnt-load-no-launcher-no-dash-appears to get my 14.04.1 loaded on VirtualBox. I've gotten to the step where I run ccsm, but it hangs at "Loading Icons...", ...
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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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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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sublime text 2 move to current workspace

I was wondering if there is way to move ST2, which is already open and on a different workspace, to the current workspace if I open a file with ST2. It's a bit annoying to search for the ST2 window ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity windows suddenly resemble Windows 95

Recent installation of Ubuntu 16.04, unity. For some reason the windows for some applications have started looking "strange"; I'm not sure how best to describe it, they look like the old Microsoft ...
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Change Unity Dash to list view

Can I somehow change the Unity Dash so that the search results appear in a list? I don't like that i have to use more than ↑ and ↓ in order to select an item and I find it hard to overview ...
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Bottom Unity launcher stops full screen video controls from working

As much as I think having the launcher at the bottom is better, it seems to have a problem. I can't control video such as youtube video when in full screen, because the launcher buttons seem to cover ...
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15.10 Unity stuck after login, even as guest, background image permission denied despite 644

Yesterday I ran the last Ubuntu security updates, and now my desktop does not open anymore. Only the purple login wallpaper is visible (my user wallpaper is different and does not appear) and I can ...
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dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: The given address is empty

So I got this script change_wallpaper, based from the answer from this: Automatically change Ubuntu wallpaper at a certain hour and ran it through cron. # For changing wallpaper at a certain time */1 ...
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Can you change the desktop grid layout in KDE?

I have recently switched from Ubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu 14.04 and there's one thing that's bugging me... I have two (identical) monitors and I use multiple workspaces extensively. My workspaces are ...
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15.10 Dell XPS 15 (9550) External Monitor not waking

I'm in Ubuntu 15.10, with Kernel 4.3. Things are working better than I could ever imagine. Other than ONE bug... When my laptop turns off it's screen and my external monitor's screen (I have it set ...
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Global Menu for JavaFX Applications

I know that we can enable global menu for Java Swing applications using Jayatana. But I am searching for global menu support for JavaFX applications. After searching on it, I have found that ...
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How “Scale for menu and title bars” works?

recently I bought new laptop which had 14" 1920x1080 screen. I would like to use multi monitor setup and I have 23" 1920x1080 screen at work and 22" 1680x1050 screen at home. I would like to use it at ...
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Changing default resolution system-wide in Ubuntu 15.10

Ubuntu 15.10 uses the native resolution of the screen by default. The native resolution on my laptop (3200*1800) is too big for the size of the screen (13"), leading to a very high pixel density, it ...
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Ubuntu Dash Plugins

How is these dash plugins used? The description says that they can let information being displayed under various headers. But when I really search it, the results wanted are not included, neither ...
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Chrome Notifications No Longer Display (14.04)

I recently reinstalled 14.04, and Chrome notifications worked great for about 2 days, after which there were no gmail notifications or Now cards and now there isn't even the bell icon. The Chrome and ...
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Screen completely glitches out when I plug/unplug monitor with laptop on

I have a mobile i7 running Ubuntu 15.04, and I have a 3 monitor set up including the laptop. Now, everything used to be fine: I could come home from College with my laptop still on and plug in my ...
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Window Click to Focus Without Passing Event To App

I like the click-to-focus behavior, but is there some way to prevent the window from receiving the click event until after it has been focused? Example, I click a window in the background to bring it ...
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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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Chromebook: Map Search Key to Caps Lock

Using crouton, I have ubuntu running on my chromebook. By default, the caps lock key is a search key and opens up the dash home. How can I map this key to be caps lock instead? I am very new to all of ...
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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 add a custom python indicator to the unity-greeter login screen?

I've installed a custom indicator called PRIME Indicator and it shows up in the top panel (next to date time etc) after I login. I would like to show the indicator before login on the unity-greeter ...
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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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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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Unity: Have a window that is always on specific workspaces?

I have two monitors and 4 workspaces configured in unity (2 monitor on each workspace). I do development using IntelliJ IDE on server side and hybrid mobile app frontend so I often have two instances ...
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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How to fix Unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I am having trouble with my display. I tried the following to fix... dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity ...but on doing the setsid unity, I get the following ...
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Unity stopped working. Blank desktop

I was having problems installing MongoDB with NPM and I found someone saying that the problem is related to the fact that I had Python 2 and 3 installed. So I removed Python 3 and after this many ...
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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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Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
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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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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 install global menu in gnome 3

How can I install gnome2 global menu? This one (from google) and not the one we taking here. Thanks.
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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 is *always* visible, no matter what app I'm using

I have used Unity for a bit, but I have never encountered this. Any full screen (games, lock screen, etc) app, the Unity sidebar and the top bar are always visible. Thankfully, they don't work. ...
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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 .