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No date, notifications & such in top menu after “unity --replace”

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with the default Unity setup. Sometimes, (like when the bug where the password box disappears) I have to run unity --replace in another tty. But when I do that, the top bar ...
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Why, Why, Why unity [on hold]

Foe years now I have tried to adjust to Unity. There are at least half a dozen derivatives of Ubuntu now, created for the express purpose of avoiding Unity. There are many, many pages of instructions ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity): rename workspaces

(related to this question, but that is outdated) How can I set the name of the workspaces?
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Sane alt-tab behaviour in Ubuntu 14.04.1 (unity)

Say I have emacs and 3 terminal windows open. This is the way unity organizes them: one window group for emacs one window group for the 3 terminals With alttab I can switch from emacs to the ...
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black and white vertical lines in ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit yesterday in my PC. But today, desktop turned into striped lines many times and I had nothing to do except pressing the power button on CPU. Don't know why ...
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Black screen trying to use Unity desktop on a Samsung Chrombook

I cannot open the unity desktop on my Samsung Chromebook. When I toggle to it I get a completely black screen.
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Can't get Ubuntu Desktop Back, reset-unity crashes

I've been through the gauntlet of fixes attempting to get my desktop back on Ubuntu 14.04 Its possible the problem somehow hatched trying to get nvidia working on the geforce 450 card (which I now ...
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Unity Webapp for GMail does not show mail (incoming and unread) notifications

I installed the unity-webapps-gmailpackage but it doesn't shows mail notifications, incoming emails and the number of unread emails. The application is installed correctly, I have it in the launcher ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Default Desktop does not load. Unity seems to be crashed

For the beginning I'll say that I already tried solutions here and here, none of them seems to work. I tried compiz-config, tried to mv my .config/dconf/user file, tried to reinstall both unity and ...
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How to prevent suspend/resume hang after switching desktops

I decided to play around with different desktops to see if I preferred one of them over Unity. So I installed KDE, and some others, and then finally went back to the default Ubuntu desktop Unity. ...
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Applications unresponsive after Upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04. i386 running as 32-bit even though it is 64-bit in windows 7 (problem?). The Upgrade 14.04 auto update dumped grub loader. I remedied that. Once loaded and ...
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How to recover Ubuntu from bad Gnome remove?

Recently installed gnome-shell over Ubuntu, but it wasn't really as I rembered it so tried to go back. Followed a set of recommended steps here on AskUbuntu, mainly from this and followed the last ...
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automatically organizing windows on large monitor

I have 27" monitor running ubuntu 14.04. When I work, I usually have more than 5 to 6 application (windows) open, which I organize in such a way that some part of that window ( application ) is just ...
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How to not minimize the particular windows on Show Desktop?

I use Indicator Stickynotes 0.4.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity installed on it. After all windows minimizing with a Show Desktop icon or Ctrl + Super + D shortcut, notes are going with them too. I've ...
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Forcing time/date applet to show correct time

Ubuntu: 14.04 x86_64, all latest updates applied. After recent time zone change, time/date applet continues to show "old" time. tzdata package is updated. ntpd is working. date shows correct ...
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I have many problems after installing Gnome 3.10

I just tried to install Gnome 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 and now my OS is totally destroyed. I am also seeing lots of lag. How can I revert it or install it correctly? I uninstalled it, but this did not ...
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install 'workman' keyboard layout in 32-bit linux

I have it working on 64 bit ubuntu 14.04. Can I somehow copy files from there to the 32 bit version to make it work? I use 'workman' as my keyboard layout. I can't therefore use 32-bit version of ...
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Black Screen when playing YouTube Videos

The computer is a Toshiba Satelite Pro U300. It's worked fine up until a recent update about a week or two ago. When I try to play YouTube videos, the whole monitor goes black, and the computer seems ...
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unity broke after installing emerald

After installing compiz settings and emerald, unity broke in Ubuntu14.04. Desktop just shows wallpaper but unity and unity launcher doesn't appear. I tried uninstalling compiz and emerald and again ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the "SYSTEM" key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Unity settings were messed up when replacing it with MATE and launcher's gone

I tried in a previous installation to use only MATE and remove Unity, uninstalling all unity-related packages from Ubuntu 14.04. However, it happens I would probably need Unity to work with a ...
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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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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Additional variables for “Places” dirs?

I know that I can edit ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file to modify the locations of the various directories in nautilus' "places" list. I've even found that I can remove items from the list. Are there any ...
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Broken theme on startup

I use default Ambiance theme, but with Moka icons. From yesterday, when I start Ubuntu I get session with broken theme and icon files. If I go to System Settings and try to change the theme it has ...
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Unity Freezing on ubuntu 14.04 (new install)?

So my problem is as follows. My laptop seems to freeze randomly - at least the video output to my screen is the one that gets stuck. I could be doing anything from browsing or watching movies and the ...
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14.04 Development | Unity not going away

So I have been coding for a while now, and a few days ago, I decided I'd try out making an Ubuntu-based distro. Everything was going great: I had my software picked out, had my kernel configured ...
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changing unity dash icon

I tried to change the unity dash icon in /usr/share/unity/icons. I downloaded a .png with the same size and renamed it and copy-pasted to the folder, so I replaced the launcer_bfb.png with the new ...
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Mouse cursor dissapears when long-pressing Alt in Gedit

When I press Alt in Gedit, and hold it for two seconds or so, the mouse cursor disappears, and then as I continue moving the mouse, the cursor starts flickering. The flickering happens only inside the ...
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Is friends app not supported in ubuntu 14.10?

I was using friends app till I updated to 14.10.I used to get notifications, Since I updated the feeds are not getting updated and I am not getting any notification from the app. Is it not supported? ...
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Ubuntu unity webapps not working in Ubuntu 14.10

I installed livemail and gmail in Ubuntu 14.10 but I get a blank screen. Someone said that there is an update needed about something called Unity-Schema something. Anybody knows a work around or the ...
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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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Can't maximize multiple windows on double monitor setup

I have 2 monitors and let's say 2 pdf files opened on separate monitors. Now I will minimize pdf file on right monitor and then when I want to open it again, I press on PDF icon in Unity (on the left) ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 transparent window title bar

Is there a way to make the window title bars transparent in 14.10? The transparent panel and launcher looks wonderful, but without the transparency of the title bars, the whole surface looks ...
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Unread indicator for Slack Chrome App

I'm using Slack as an application shortcut through Google Chrome. It appears that unity uses the web's favicon for the launcher icon, which is neat. However, it seems to cache the icon for an unknown ...
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...
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Two netwok manager indicators and two Bluetooth indicators

After installing MATE 1.8 and then upgrading to ubuntu 14.10, when I logged on to unity I saw that I have two network manager indicators and two bluetooth indicators. However, the two bluetooth ...
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Why doesn't Unity bar rotate along with the compiz desktop cube? [on hold]

In fact, I want to set some of my windows to have same behavior like unity bar.
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Default Keyboard Shortcuts

I'm unsure what the key combinations are for some of my default shortcuts. I'm aware I can just change them but I'm curious which keys would these correspond to. All ...
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Did Unity lose transparency in 14.10?

I just upgraded to 14.10, and I noticed straight away that some parts of Unity which used to be transparent and show my blurred wallpaper, are now opaque - most notably the Dash: But also the ...
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How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...
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X server keeps freezing and/or crashing after 14.04 upgrade, is it a bug or other?

No problems before upgrade. After system upgrade, everything normal except I cannot go more than a few hours (minutes!) without X server, graphics card, graphics driver, or something freezing and/or ...
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Will Unity 7.3.1 be backported to 14.04?

I'm wondering if we will see the Unity 7.3.1 release backported to 14.04 LTS release? I wanted to stick to the LTS right now, but with the HiDPI fixes I may have to upgrade.
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Blank display after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. Everything installs well but the desktop appears blank. I have enabled Ubuntu Unity program after going into CCSM, rebooted the system but ...
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Screens keep freezing since update to 14.04

Ever since I updated to Ubuntu 14.04, a lot of software doesn't work. Either when I start it, they already crash, not showing the screen and just giving me a little arrow in the Unity taskbar. I can ...
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Creating a shorcut for application

I have two versions of qtcreator: first is installed by apt and binary is located in /usr/bin/. Second is installed in a custom location (I used a bundle from qt website). I run second version from ...
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How to open .doc file in ubuntu?

How to open .doc file in Ubuntu? I can open .docx file in libreoffice but i can not open .doc file so please help me for them. Using which software i can open .doc file? Show the image this type of ...
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How to install desktop environments such as kubuntu and gnome safely

Help! Last time I tried to install desktop environments I broke Unity! I want some variety, but I am too scared! I don't want to reinstall ubuntu again! Please help! I want to install extra ...
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Is there a way to replace Unity Dash with a classic style applications menu

Love this site, just joined because I finally figured out exactly how I want Ubuntu to behave and I haven't been able to find a way to do this. I know there are things like the classic menu ...
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downloaded ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS chrubuntu tty1 [closed]

Chrubuntu login: user Password: user Then showed login details documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ User@chrubuntu:$_ What should be the next command or how could i launch the ubuntu with my ...