Usability is the ease of use and learnability of a human-made object, in this case, software.

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What will happen if i will terminate the update in between (from the terminal)

so i use computer for unknown time. sometimes i use it for more than 3 hr. and sometimes lesss than half hour. what will happen if i will stop the update from the terminal when the packages are being ...
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Make ubutu recognize devices automatically without user interaction all the time

my wife and I would like to know if there is a script or a command or a driver or an app (or combination) that makes ubuntu Behave/emulate Windows UPnP; specifically, we would like all our devices to: ...
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How do we get Canonical to fix their certificates? I can't access Ubuntu Wiki

I'm getting certificate errors when accessing Ubuntu Wiki. This is forcing me and I assume others who have rigorous security with their web browsing to create exceptions for these sites. They have ...
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Why did show desktop icon go away and how do I get it back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Unity equivalent of the GNOME panel 'show desktop' applet? So first the rant.. I don't understand how you can release an operating system without a ...
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What keyboard shortcut should be implemented for a search & replace dialog?

Some text editors use Ctrl + H while others Ctrl + R -- some even know both. Should maybe the Find dialog double as Replace dialog, so Ctrl + F would be another option? Is there user experience style ...
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How to update Ubuntu without problems?

Ubuntu constantly offers me number of updates. But it takes lots of my time to review such offers to find relevant updates (for example, if I am not interested in kernel updates). Second, it almost ...
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My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS slowed down

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS worked fine for few months after I installed it. But it has now slowed down considerably. For example: initially it took about only 2 or 3 seconds to load LebreOffice Writer, but ...
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How do I go back in the browser?

I use the browser full screen. Every-time I try to press the back button, the Ubuntu side menu pops up. Some people told me I need to do it very very fast, and it will work, but I am somewhat ...
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Why, when on Kubuntu I lose internet connection, am I unable to reconnect?

Using Kubuntu 11.10. Sony Vaio computer. Network controller: Intel Corporation WiFi Link 5100. If I connect to a wireless network, and the signal drops, then I am unable to connect to any network ...
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Why are terminal shortcuts different than the ones used elsewhere for the same task?

I ask this out of sheer curiosity. For pasting - why wasn't Ctrl+v made as a shortcut - which is standard - instead of Ctrl+Shift+v - which is not standard? Same goes with so many other shortcuts ...
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Why are apt-get repositories hardcoded to a specific release?

From the usability point of view, I do not understand why on each release upgrade you have to manually patch all the URLs of apt in order to make them point to the newer distribution. Why is not ...
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updated to ubuntu 13.04, 3 finger gestures are gone

Before Gnome3, Ubuntu emulated middle click with 3 fingers tap on the touchpad. After Gnome3, it was used to drag windows (and maximize/restore). I missed the very useful middle click gesture, but at ...
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How to make unity set window properties (sticky, on top) to some windows (google talk)

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and I would like to the default Window Manager to help me setting "Always on Top" and "Always on Visible Workspace" properties to some windows. Ideally matching the title with ...
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Desktop environments that allow Drag'n'Drop across applications via Alt-Tab

Which desktop environments allow to drag'n'drop files/data across applications while task-switching using Alt-Tab (without the need to move mouse cursor to a specific UI element and/or wait for other ...
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Application indicators don't seem to have tooltips — is this due to conformity to touch interfaces?

I very much liked the weather details showing up simply by way of mouse over the weather icon of the datetime applet. (The indicator-weather shows similar infos only via click, currently as menu items ...
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Scroll up the page to previous input on terminal

Sometimes it would be convenient to be able to scroll back to the output of the previous command in the terminal, especially if the output is extremely long. Is there a way to do this? EDIT: Let me ...
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How to configure the mouse wheel button?

I have a basic optical wheel mouse (white & grey, 2-button + wheel). The scroll function operates when I roll the wheel, the wheel-click works for opening a link in a new tab, but the document / ...
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How can I persistent disable left menu in Nautilus (F9)?

When I press F9 left panel hiding, but only before Nautilus restart.
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Drag and drop items from folder to applications

I have been a window user since sometime back and lack of knowledge is irritating me like anything....I checked these thread before posting this question : Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity ! | ...
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unable to use the 13.04 applications after login

Installed 13.04 and after login the desktop files are displayed for the home folder. But I am not sure how to run applications moving the muse to the edges shows nothing. I can use Ctrl + T and Ctrl ...
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Top left window corner pixel without clickable function

From 11.04 getting used to quickly push the mouse into the top left corner to make the launcher appear, I have to realize that in 11.10 only the Globalmenu appears. What's the intended functionality ...
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Where do I get packages via windows? [duplicate]

I need packages, man. I can't find them. I can find 'source clones'. Are those packages? I'm not connect to the Internet in Linux, so I need to download the packages on my Windows system. Where ...